The Cleveland Wedding Photography Experience with Andrew Michael Photography
Our goal on a wedding day is to create expressive photographs that blend emotion, creativity, and artistry. We use creative lighting, unique perspectives, angles, compositions and artistic post-production to bring out our clients best qualities and beauty.
Our style of photography involves creating crisp, clean, and vibrant imagery while preserving the color and detail of the scene using a combination of lighting techniques and post-production styles. We keep up with all the modern photography techniques and trends. We aim to create timeless imagery, and avoid fads and trends that might look dated over time. We love "light and airy" and "dark and moody" imagery, however, we opt to adapt that style when that specific mood enhances the overall image.
When it comes to our photography, we consider ourselves story tellers. We not only have the ability to capture the natural magic of your wedding day but we also create magic of our own while telling the full story of your wedding day. A combination of our artistic expression and your personal style will set the scene for your dream wedding.
We believe in providing a superior experience. We know how you feel and know what you want because my wife and I were married in 2011 and know how important wedding photography is. Our fun and relaxed approach will make your day as memorable as the images we provide. Being a wedding photographer is a precious gift that we don't take for granted but treasure deeply. You can count on us to tell your wedding day story and create authentic, exciting, and timeless images that you will treasure for years.
Learn more about what we photograph on a wedding day
We provide full coverage from the beginning to the end of the wedding day (and everything in between). As we mentioned above, we consider ourselves story tellers. A wedding day story begins during the wedding preparation, and then begins building and evolving as the wedding day progresses. If you look below, this is how a professional wedding photographer often views the different sections of the wedding day. Images from each of the different sections of the day are then combined creatively into a custom wedding album to show the story of the wedding day from beginning to the end. Our client favorites are often the Couples Photography and Sneak Out, as it's a chance to get creative and to really capture their love and joy on their special day.
We provide every bride with a beautifully finished heirloom wedding album. As technology changes and evolves, it's comforting to know you'll have a version of your album that's compatible with the times. These aren't the albums of your parents. Long gone are the days of actual photos in mounted mattes. Today, your album will be composed of a variety of photos strategically designed to show anywhere from one large impactful image to five or six collage style images laid out on each two page spread. The photos are printed on high quality photo paper and mounted on sturdy pages with precise binding techniques. In reality, there are so few tangible takeaways from your wedding. Having your best wedding moments captured and archived as a family heirloom is truly worth it! We make the process of receiving an album easy and painless. We will custom design and order the album for you (with your feedback, of course). All of our wedding collections include an album!
We believe that investing in quality photography should be made easy and flexible. We offer convenient online invoices where clients, after they put down the 20% retainer to reserve the date, can pay the remainder of the balance on their own timing and in as many payments as they wish. No lump sum payments, unless desired. The online invoices are great at allowing clients to keep track of their payment progress. We also use an industry accepted wedding photography contract that can be digitally signed on a tablet, smart phone, or computer. A signed copy is emailed after execution and can be printed if desired.
We are client obsessed. We succeed when our clients our happy. Our clients enable us to do what we love doing. We are passionate creatives that believe success occurs at the intersection of talent, hard work, and humility. We embrace challenges, seeking out new learning opportunities, and continue to grow in our personal and professional lives. We never settle for "good enough", but strive to consistently provide a high-quality product and experience. We will always remain available, honest, and transparent with our clients.
On average, our client's make an investment of $2,200 (the national average cost is $3,000-5,000). Our full day wedding collections start at only $1,190.