Friday, October 16, 2009

Pure Amour Photography

If I could come back as something else in my second life, I think it would definitely be a wedding photographer! Until starting Wed Michigan and getting engaged, I had no idea that there were so many blog-worthy photographers in Michigan! I'm so excited to share the talents of Pure Amour Photography, owned by Amy Schrodt. Her pictures capture the true emotion of each moment and her wedding packages are extremely budget-friendly (with packages starting at $700!!!). Be sure to check out her website and blog to see her recent work!

What is your favorite part of living in Michigan?
The Fall - plain and simple. What's not to love about the foliage, cider mills and pumpkins!

What is your favorite wedding detail to photograph?
Rings. They are so personal to the couple and there are so many creative ways to photograph them showing the couple's personality or even incorporate them in different aspects of other wedding details.

What unique services do you offer?
I offer unique portrait services, especially boudoir photography, which is gaining in popularity among brides for the wedding night and anniversaries. This has become my fastest growing and most popular portrait service!

How did you get started as a photographer?
I began this journey with a love of the arts in general. I had always carried a camera along with me wherever I went. I had a need to document everything interesting I came across. After I graduated college, I was ready to embark on the world of publishing. After a few freelance jobs, I started planning my own wedding and got caught up in the world of photography. I was quite picky with my own wedding photographer. Her love of photography shined thorough her addicting persona. My brother's wedding was coming up and knowing my love of photography, my brother wanted me to shoot his wedding. I had such a blast following them, catching little intimate moments along the way. I was shocked I loved it as much as I did. The next day I set out to shoot one of my favorite places, Meadow Brook Hall. I sent my photos to my wedding photographer, asking her critique. She gave me all of the confidence I needed to confirm what I knew all along - this is what I lived for. Years later, I still love what I do!

Any unique weddings you've photographed that were particularly memorable?
All of my brides are so unique and creative with their weddings it is hard to choose just one! I love when brides choose a unique ceremony or reception site. There are that many more interesting and special places to capture and it really sets the mood.

(I just had to add this one in here!!! Love it!)


Anonymous said...

I am so glad Pure Amour Photography was selected to be featured in your blog. While I wasn't fortunate enough to have Amy has my wedding photographer, she did my son's 1 year photos ... his is the one at the end of your blog!! Amy did such an amazing job with him! She just let him be himself and she actually crawled around on the ground with him, even outside!! She captured the most amazing moments of that day for us to treasure for a lifetime!!

Erika said...

Beautiful Child!

Michigan Wedding Photographer said...

Beautiful Work!

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