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beautiful & relaxed

Michigan wedding

photography

Your wedding day is going to be amazing. You'll be enjoying your time with the people you love, including the love of your life!

 

You've been doing your research on photographers because you value beautiful photography.

 

Your dream is to completely hand over the reins to someone that you can trust to make you feel amazing, look great, and have a great time.

 

You want to love your photographs, AND love how you felt taking them.

 

Does that resonate with you?

 

If so, I'm so glad you've found me. I want to be your wedding photographer! Please get in touch today to see if your date is still available.

My style

 

Overall Style: My images are relaxed, crisp, and timeless. Above all, I love capturing the humor and joy of each moment.

 

Editing: I aim for a clean, natural editing style. Instead of photos with heavy editing (which can quickly look dated), you will be able to love your images your whole life!

 

Shooting Style: While photographing you, I provide expert directions that flatter your body, and then I use prompts and simple games to make you forget all about the camera. I know just what to say to help you relax, laugh, and feel completely comfortable!

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"All apprehensions went away from the first time we met with Heather. Heather is so good at making everyone feel comfortable in front of a camera. She is also a ninja - often times, I didn't even know where she was! I am so incredibly grateful for Heather. I would recommend her a million times over." - Sita & Josh

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"Heather is one of the most organized people I have ever met. Her forms are perfect. About a week before my wedding we had a final chat about the timeline and she offered her expert advice about keeping things moving smoothly- and boy were her tips perfect. With just a tiny bit of adjustment, the schedule made so much more sense. In addition, she's hardworking and HAPPY."
- Kaitlin and Ryan

Before the wedding

Long before the photos even start, I'm here to help. I love to use my 15 years of wedding experience to guide you, and I always respond to your messages quickly!

 

During our very first meetup, I'll create a photo timeline for your wedding day so that you can see how the day will unfold. I'll show you the package options that fit you the best, and answer any questions you might have (as well as a few you haven't thought of yet).

 

As we get closer to your wedding, I'll provide you with my handy online Wedding Day Planning Page, which will help to gather up all the information we need to make your day run smoothly.

 

From "what time do I start hair and makeup to be ready for photos?" to "who should be in the family formals?", the planning guide (and my personalized advice!) will walk you through each step of the day.

Engagement Sessions

I believe in making sure you're totally comfortable in front of the camera. So, I include a complimentary "get to know you" engagement session in all of my wedding packages.

 

At your session, we'll have the chance to chat, and you'll get used to my directions and prompts. You'll feel so much more chill on the wedding day- and you'll get some awesome photos, too.

 

I'll be excited to hear more about the wedding planning you're doing- and, if you have a pet that you want to incliude, I'm excited to meet them, too!

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"Heather radiates with enthusiasm and positivity from start to finish. I don't have to worry about looking pretty, Heather makes sure that I do no matter what. She brings out the genuine happiness out of everybody she photographs, resulting in incredible candid photos, even in posed ones! She's amazing, stop reading this and hire her."
- Ruzanna and Michael

At your wedding

I use prompts, games, and enthusiastic, simple directions to help your photos feel (and look) natural and relaxed. I apply that same approach to the photographs with your family.

 

And what about the candid moments that go by in a flash?

 

I've trained my ear to pick out those bursts of laughter before they happen. I've learned that asking "what do you think- doesn't she look beautiful?" will make even the toughest dad start to tear up. I know just when to tell you to "turn a little bit that way", because I see in the corner of my eye that grandma is coming over to hug you, and I want the light to hit your smiling face juuuuust right as the moment unfolds.

 

I'm well-practiced at being in just the right place, at just the right time.

 

(Oh! And when it comes to the dancefloor, I'm right there in the middle of the action, capturing images that will bring a smile to your face for years to come)

Lighting up the night

Every photographer loves shooting in beautiful light. But what happens when the sun goes down?

 

Over the last ten years, I've specifically honed my ability to create stunning images in every scenario- from gorgeous sunsets, to dark, rainy days, and even reception venues with less-than-stellar lighting.

 

My couples are delighted with the unique images I can create for them, no matter where their wedding day happens or what the weather holds.

PS: I'm now such an authority on lighting at weddings that I actually teach lighting mastery to other professional wedding photographers in my off-season! On my page describing my courses, I even show some cool behind-the-scenes images that include some of these gorgeous images with and then without my lighting turned on, so you can see what a huge difference it makes. If that sounds interesting, you can check it out here.

Pricing

Most couples spend about $3700 with me, and packages range from $2200 - $6000.

 

I'll be happy to help you see what amount of coverage fits you the best! In brief, here are some things you can expect to find in my packages:

  • The choice of a second professional photographer or a reception photobooth
  • 6, 8, or 10 hours of coverage
  • USB of finished images, with the ability to share, post, and print
  • Complimentary "get to know you" engagement session

Let's chat!

I'm so excited to know you! Drop me a note using the form below, and I'll get back to you right away with your date's availability and more info.

More reviews from couples like you

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ " She's funny and super comfortable to be around."

"Heather is so much fun to work with. She's funny and super comfortable to be around. She captured all of the emotion, excitement, and love of our wedding day and we couldn't be more pleased with our pictures. THANKS, HEATHER!"

 

- Kim & Nick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "when it came to Heather, I just said “tell me what to do,” because I knew I was in perfect hands."

"PLEASE BOOK HEATHER TO TAKE YOUR PHOTOS! Aside from taking KILLER photos, she is incredibly kind and knows everything there is to know about weddings.

 

When I asked her for recommendations about other vendors, instead of just providing me with names, she went through the trouble of contacting all of them to see if they were available on my date and gave them my information.

 

When I had questions about anything relating to the wedding and wasn’t sure who to ask, I asked Heather and she answered every question, even though half of it didn’t relate to photography LOL (sorry Heather.)

 

THAT’S how much I trust Heather.

 

She not only went above and beyond to make sure my wedding and engagement photos were PERFECT (trust me, they are), but she went above and beyond to make sure everyone she photographed was comfortable and happy while doing so.

 

I’m someone who likes to be in control and knows exactly how I want things, especially when it comes to my wedding, but when it came to Heather, I just said “tell me what to do,” because I knew I was in perfect hands.

 

She is literally a goddess and I have no idea how she takes such breathtakingly beautiful photos while also managing to be such a sweet and kind human being, but here we are. Book her, and book her fast."

 

- Lauren and Frank

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Heather made it easy to feel natural in front of the camera"

"We can't say enough good things about Heather. Her positive energy, her sense of humor, and her ability to relate to people made her the obvious choice. We have not regretted the decision for a single moment!

 

Our engagement photo session with her was so much fun and Heather made it easy to feel natural in front of the camera. The wedding itself was beyond extraordinary, and Heather was a hit with all of our guests.

 

She excels at taking candid, meaningful photos, and at making people laugh. She also has the amazing dual ability to either disappear into the crowd or to draw everyone's attention to herself, depending on what the shot needs.

 

We loved working with her so much, and we are excited to continue making her a part of our lives in the coming years! Cannot thank her enough for the fantastic experience."

 

- Liz and Jaie

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "She knows just what to say or do to make you burst out laughing"

"From the start, she made us feel very comfortable and at ease with the whole process.

 

Our favorite thing about Heather is that she is hilarious while she is working. She knows just what to say or do to make you burst out laughing, and then is able to get photos of your natural smile instead of having them look so stiff and fake.

 

Our wedding guests commented all night and even after the wedding on how awesome and fun she was! Every time I look at one of our engagement or wedding photos, I am thankful that we chose Heather to be our photographer."

 

 

- Heather and Ryan

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Stop searching and BOOK Heather now!!"

"From day one, she went above and beyond regarding planning the details--not to mention that she is super friendly and funny!

 

Heather was always willing to answer questions, offer advice, provide suggestions and she was always very prompt to respond.

 

Heather will make you feel relaxed and comfortable. All of our guests raved about how professional, wonderful, funny and talented Heather was at our wedding and I am so thankful that we came across her work and were able to book her as our photographer.

 

Stop searching and BOOK Heather now!! You won't regret it."

 

- Kathryn & Matt

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ She went and continues to go the extra mile with literally everything.

"Heather was absolutely amazing!! Not only were our photos jaw droopingly beautiful but she really had a hand in making the environment happy and energized!

 

She went and continues to go the extra mile with literally everything. The photos are the one thing I'll have forever to look back on and she truly captured the day and all of its details so beautifully.

 

If I did it all over again I would hands down choose her and pester all of my friends to as well.

 

Love, love, and love some more."

 

- Kelsie and Will

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Her Sneak skill is definitely at an easy 100.

"While the ceremony and reception were going on, we didn't notice her AT ALL. There were so many small and fun moments that went by in the blink of an eye that anyone could miss - yet she got them perfectly.

 

Her Sneak skill is definitely at an easy 100. She captured the most important moments of our day perfectly!"

 

- James and Katie

Heather Kanillopoolos Photography is located in Grand Ledge, and photographs weddings and portraits in the Greater Lansing area, Grand Rapids, Holland, Detroit, Ann Arbor, and more!