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Lume Photography | Adventurous and Creative Detroit Wedding Photographer

Oh hey there! I'm Andrea, and I'm the person behind Lume Photography. I'm a wedding and couples photographer based near Detroit. I love my job, and would say my work is adventurous, emotional, and creative.

My life as a wedding photographer has been an incredible journey. It all started about three years ago, when something inside me "clicked" and I knew this is what I was supposed to be doing. This journey has taken me to amazing places, brought me so many great friendships, and stoked the passion inside me like nothing else.

I learned photography back in high school, back before digital photography was a thing. We lived in a suburb of Detroit, and didn't have a lot of money, so I had to rent a camera from the school. I learned how to manually operate a camera, develop my film in a darkroom, and all the basic rules- which I often broke. I don't think the teacher liked me very much!

One of the first big purchases I made after school was my own camera and a couple of lenses. They weren't anything really special, but to me they were everything. I photographed landscapes, travel, nature, people, animals- and I used it as a way to discover the world.

A few years ago, I was shooting a wedding, and I'm not sure what happened, but I realized that this was my happy place. I love connecting with couples, documenting their stories, and creating art for them.

I approach my photography in mostly a hands-off way. I don't like to influence anything too much, just document the story authentically, in artistic and creative images. I love to incorporate photos of the environment and details to provide depth and richness to the story.

When photographing couples, I do provide some direction- but nothing is forced or unnatural. We all feel nervous in front of a lens, and by giving couples gentle prompts, it helps them to relax and be themselves.

My goals, in the next few years, are to continue to grow and learn in my craft, help others learn, and expand the reach of my business. I'd like to continue to travel to new places, meet new people, and document more stories of love.

I'm based in the Detroit, Michigan area, but travel all over to capture beautiful images for couples madly in love.

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