Your Day, Your Emotions, Your Story
Hey There! I am Brenda Hoffman. I am based in Grand Haven, MI.. I offer a full-service, boutique wedding photography experience. I will walk with you through your wedding journey from the beginning planning stages helping you anticipate a smooth flow to your day and continue through the final album design and delivery. If you like to know what to expect and don’t just want to “wing it”, then we’re a perfect fit!
My goal is for you to be free to enjoy your day and all the emotions that go with it. Knowing you have a highly-skilled, full-time professional who knows your hopes and has taken the time to get to know who you are, you’ll be free to thoroughly enjoy your wedding day and all the friends and family who are there to celebrate with you.
Grand Haven Beach Sunset Engagement Session Part 2 of the Engagement session for Teesie and Isaac (see part 1 here). After reminiscing about their actual moment of getting engaged and Grand Haven Central Park, we headed over to the Grand Haven State Park to catch the...read more
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For Photographers - Light Options - Natural or flash I have been receiving many requests for tips and instructions from other photographers about my processes and style of shooting. So today I am beginning a new series of blog posts aimed at photographers. However,...read more
How do I know if you're the photographer for us?
That is an excellent question! Your wedding photographer is the one person with whom you will spend the most time on your wedding day. It has to be the perfect fit. To start, let's schedule a no-obligation consultation to just chat and get to know each other. In the meantime, you can take this brief survey to see if we're on the right track. You also can learn more about me here.
What is included in your collections?
I offer collections that include wedding day coverage with a lead photographer, a skilled lighting master, engagement session, digital files and an heirloom album and print credit.
Are you insured?
Absolutely! It's for your protection as well as mine.
How Many Wedding Photos Do We Get?
This is one of the most asked questions I get from brides and grooms about their wedding photographs. How many wedding photos do you get? The answer is a simple one but one that may not be really the answer you’d expect. You’re going to expect a number but I can’t give you a number. You will get the photos that creatively tell your story. What will that number be? Who really knows before the day plays out?
So my answer to “How many photos do we get?” is this: As many as it takes to tell your story well. Nothing more and nothing less. Make sense? Will that work for you?
What communication will we have with you?
"Hands-on Photographer" would be a good description of me. I will work with you throughout your planning process. Periodically, you will receive correspondence from me seeking info about your day. These are very important in helping me serve you best. We will meet prior to the wedding to finalize timelines and locations and we will meet again after the wedding to finalized your album design.
Why do you photograph weddings?
This one is easy...and sounds a bit goofy. But...weddings make my heart sing! My techincal expertise with posing and lighting is utilized during the whole day and my ability to read people and their moments get some good exercise as well. Weddings are one of the few times that my unique combination of creative flow and technical expertise can play well together. The result for you? The fun of looking back through your album and feeling those emotions all over again while knowing you looked your very best.
Do you bring a second photographer
For weddings that are 8 hours or more, I bring a well-skilled lighting master with me who will may photograph during the ceremony and assist the rest of the time. Their goal is to help me get all the coverage you need in a manner that is meeting with my standards and vision. So yes, you get two people. The main goal is for you to have a final product that is not only cohesive but beautiful throughout. More info here: http://brendahoffmanphotography.com/second-photographers/