About this Vendor
With solid experience comes young understanding. International award winning photographer Mitch Ranger delivers quality rarely found outside New York. Often shooting billboards during the week, and weddings on the weekend, Mitch knows how to push the limits creatively, while balancing tradition when needed.
A Variety/Blend of Styles
Beautifully NaturalReviewed on 11/13/2010 Kristine S
We didn't have to wait to see the pictures, we knew they were going to be fabulous! The entire time Mitch was photographing, we knew if he was pleased with the shots he was taking, they were going to be great. We did a shoot in a wooded area significant to my husband and I. Mitch took great care to shoot every angle and take advantage of all the lighting situations. I was blown away with his professionalism and care for every nuance and detail, it was an honor to have him. The pictures from that place are captured in a way that shows their particular distinction, he captured the reason we love that area and made us even more taken back by its beauty. Any couple should be at ease with him, he lets natural moments happen so that they can be captured. We were never left unsure of what to do, he is full of ideas, and excited to try anything thrown at him! Really, the angles of his photographs are extraordinary, and the lighting of his outdoor photography illuminating. I can't imagine having anything other record of that day as wonderful as the moments he trapped in photography.
Expect the BestReviewed on 10/23/2011 Jordan E
I am thrilled with the quality of work Mitch produces. He was so easy to work with and took great care to capture moments as they happened. Everything, from our engagement photos to our wedding pictures, was done beautifully. He used angles and natural light with such brilliance. Our friends and family are still raving about our wedding pictures! If you want the best, hire Mitch. Trust him and his photography expertise. You won't be disappointed!
Couldn't Be Happier!Reviewed on 10/23/2011 Michelle S
Mitch Ranger did an amazing job photographing our wedding and I honestly couldn't have asked for more! Not only was he very professional, friendly and easy to work with at the wedding, all of the communication prior to our wedding and also afterwards, was top notch! He went above and beyond to make sure we got exactly what we wanted in capturing such a special day! I have not yet received the final package that we purchased but Mitch was sure to give us a "sneak peak" (of over 400 photo's) and I am so thrilled with how amazing everything turned out! Mitch is an artist, and has the most amazing and unique ideas for poses, scenery, etc. I would recommend Mitch Ranger Weddings to ANYONE looking to really have every detail of their wedding preserved in photographs!! He is truely one of a kind!
Great Work!Reviewed on 11/06/2013 Minnie G
Mitch's work and style is timeless!! You'll need someone who can show the story of your wedding and Mitch delivers!!
Perfection in PicturesReviewed on 10/07/2013 Diane B
Mitch Ranger is an amazingly talented photographer and the images he captured from my wedding will be a part of my life forever. Selecting a photographer can be one of the most important decisions because it's their job to capture the beauty(and all the hard work) of one of the most important days of your life. Their work will be splashed in photo books, frames and wall art throughout your home and your familys' so it's not one that my husband and I made without some thought. We got lucky though because my husband's sister found Mitch and used him for her wedding last year so after seeing his amazing work through her photos we knew we didn't need to look any further. Mitch makes the whole process so easy and is very open to input and great about wanting to know important details to make sure he captured the moments most important to us. We got his digital package and had a highlights link of 440 photos within a few weeks after the wedding and only a couple weeks after had the rest of the photos. I loved his quick turnaround and now I have the ability to create my own prints and books to recap our special day. Mitch isn't tied to the Grand Rapids area either, thankfully as we got married in Detroit so I would recommend him to everyone no matter your location!
Amazing Photographer!Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Katie F
We planned our wedding from California and thought it would be very difficult to find the perfect photographer for our Michigan wedding....however we stumbled upon Mitch's wedding blog and were so impressed by his pictures that we knew instantly we wanted him! He was able to perfectly capture all the moments of our special day. He made us feel comfortable while taking the pictures, it was very easy going and candid, and we were able to enjoy our wedding without even realizing he was there. Because you can't be everywhere during your own wedding, Mitch was able to capture the special candid moments of our guests and things we didn't get a chance to see. We never had to worry about how any of the pictures would turn out because we had such confidence in his experience and talent. Mitch did a fantastic job for our wedding, over the top and beyond, he was patient, nice, and easy going making our day stress free and beautiful. He truly captured all the moments on our gorgeous day, making it easy to relive the great times for the rest of our lives!
The Best Choice: Artistry and ProfessionalityReviewed on 10/06/2013 Karisa W
My husband and I both work in the performing arts, so we wanted our wedding photographer to be an artist who had a unique style and who was ultra professional. We found the right one. Mitch Ranger is a professional through and through, and he creates amazing art with his photography. Even though it was 23 degrees outside, we decided to go with the outdoor shots before our wedding. It was an amazing experience, with Mitch leading the way to the most stunning backdrops and capturing the perfect snowflakes as they cascaded from the sky. Our pictures are unlike any I have ever seen--they reflect the joy of the day and the moment. During our ceremony and reception, Mitch and his assistant captured every moment, but were barely visible. I've been to weddings where the photographer is disruptive during the ceremony, running up close and distracting people--this was not Mitch. All of my family felt comfortable during the quick and efficient family photo sessions, and my friends are still talking about the slideshow during the reception. All in all, we knew we could trust Mitch from day one, and we're so glad we did.
Marvelous, indeed.Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Rachel C
We had heard about Mitch's wedding photography through a friend of my husband and fell in love with his work when we checked it out online. We weren't sure if it was in the budget but after thinking and talking about it we decided we would make it work. The pictures are what we have that will last the longest and really capture the most what our day was about, the love, the family, the celebration. It was the best decision for our wedding day that we made. Even better than the cake. Mitch has a natural talent for seeing beauty and opportunity for a photo, to capture something that no one else might have noticed. Looking back, I like to think of him like Ace Ventura, under cover, you would never know what shots he might be getting. And they were amazing. He truly captured the personalities, my friends and families at their bests. There was never a dull moment. I have had some experiences with photographers that don't really know what to do and just ask you what you want, and I think that is important to. But something that Mitch offered was his innovation and creativity. He had great ideas and was easy to brain storm with, but he also didn't steal the reigns. He wanted it to be our day, our photos. There was a great balance there. Truly a talented photographer in so many ways! I could go on for days.
Real Life DreamReviewed on 10/06/2013 Terah A
Planning our Traverse City wedding from Chicago was a bit overwhelming at times, but photography was a very important element so I knew I had to research carefully. After consulting with a close colleague, I discovered Mitch photographed his best friend's wedding in St. Joseph and had the absolute best things to say about him, so I knew I wanted him to be a part of our day! Mitch did a phenomenal job, from start to finish. He was extremely personable and directed us easily, we didn't have to worry about a thing! During our reception he prepared a short slide show for our guests to see a preview of our photos, and I couldn't count the number of people who came up to me to express how impressed and utterly amazed they were with the photography. It was a real life dream - all captured by Mitch. I felt it important to post this review specifically for those brides on a budget. I can say confidentially and honestly that it was the best spent money! We couldn't be happier and want to share with everyone how amazing Mitch is!
Such incredible talent!Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Valerie S
I am a wedding planner in Grand Rapids, and have been able to work with Mitch Ranger for the past 5 years on countless weddings. I just had my own wedding, and Mitch was the first vendor phone call we made after getting engaged. Before anything else was selected (venue, date etc) we spoke with Mitch to make sure he would be our wedding photographer. He is simply the best! The photos he takes are stunning, and everyone at our reception was raving about Mitch after seeing a small sampling of some of the photos he took on our wedding day. Mitch is calm, organized, patient, and truly an artist. The moments he is able to capture are simply amazing. He is also always very desecrate when shooting during a wedding. (throughout the ceremony no one even saw him, yet he captured the most amazing photos!) Mitch- thank you, thank you, thank you! Mike and I loved working with you so much and are so pleased with everything!
Memories for a LifetimeReviewed on 10/06/2013 Bridget Q
Mitch Ranger is an utmost professional and simply brilliant at capturing the all of the moments you hope to have for a lifetime. I am so in love with all of the moments he caught on film that each time we look at them they bring me and my husband back to our wedding day. During our dinner Mitch set up a digital preview for the guests to look at of the pictures we took following the ceremony and was instantly approached and booked for by one of our guests for a wedding the next year. We have received rave reviews for what Mitch brought to the table at our wedding and he made all of our guests feel so comfortable we have nothing but smiles of friends and family to reflect on. I keep looking for an excuse to work with him again someday! He couldn't come more highly recommended.
Gorgeous in HollandReviewed on 10/06/2013 Katharine F
My daughter was recently married in Holland Michigan and had the best time with Mitch. Since she lives in San Fran, she and her husband only had one opportunity to meet with Mitch. They instantly knew this was the photographer for them. His easy going personality and enthusiasm for his profession, shows in his work. The pre ceremony, ceremony and reception photographs were outstanding. He was able to capture the entire feel and love of the day on film. He is very easy to get along with directing those involved in such a way that it made the day so much fun. I suggest you give him some idea of the must have shots and then just let him go with the flow. It is those photographs that will blow you away. People say that your photographer is so important because these will be the memories that you will carry with you through the years.....so true..thanks Mitch for making my little girl's day so special.
Mother of the BrideReviewed on 10/05/2013 Rose Q
Mitch was a perfect addition to my daughter's wedding. He was professional, yet relaxed. His vision of what wedding day photos should be was exactly what we wanted them to be; capture all the special moments in a natural way; no staging no false poses. He took hundreds of pictures and almost every one of them was perfect. Mitch was extremely easy to work with and seemed genuinely committed to making Bridget's day captured beautifully forever!
The BEST!!!Reviewed on 10/05/2013 Maria R
Mitch and his crew were incredibly professional and accommodating. He really listened to what we were looking for, was easy to work with, and made it easy for us to enjoy our day, trusting that we were in good hands; he gave us everything we were looking for and more! Our families were impressed with how he handled himself, many were even unaware that he was taking pictures, as he blended in with the surroundings. Nothing frazzled him! Mitch and his colleagues were worth every penny and we continue to hear how AMAZING our wedding pictures are. We will be recommending Mitch Ranger Photography to all of our relatives and friends!!!
Awesome!Reviewed on 10/04/2013 Eric V
Great photographer and even better person! We weren't able to meet with Mitch prior to the wedding (bc of our scheduling issues - not his) and didn't meet until the wedding day, but everything went great and the pictures are amazing!!! Highly recommend!
Worth every dollar!!!Reviewed on 10/04/2013 Casandra J
Mitch was amazing! Not only did he pick out our wedding venue, but he understood our wedding vision from the start! Mitch was able to capture "real" candid memories. We are still in awe with our engagement and wedding pictures and we are both so happy we chose Mitch. We can't wait to work with him again!!!!!
Incredible, artistic and fun photography!Reviewed on 10/04/2013 Elizabeth M
Mitch did an absolutely remarkable job with our wedding day photography. Adam and I could not be happier with our choice, as we him hawed over the many, many options out there. As soon as I spoke with Mitch, I knew he was the one because of the energy and excitement in his voice. When we met he was able to show us how he would best capture our wedding moments through a photo journalistic approach with as many natural candids as possible. He was so easy to talk to and we were on the same page from the beginning as far as what I wanted my photos to look like and the 'vibe' I wanted to portray. To top it all off, we had 16 people in our wedding party and they were quite the rambunctious group. Mitch had a lot of voices to control and I never felt like I had to do one thing. Completely stress free in that department...thank goodness! My photos turned out better than I could imagine and I have received nothing but complements from other people about how wonderful they are. I can't thank Mitch enough!
Wonderful experience!Reviewed on 10/04/2013 Gabriella H
Mitch and his team were awesome! Very professional, easy to work with, and well-worth the money! I am from the Washington, D.C. area, but was getting married in my husband's hometown of Lansing, MI. I was afraid the quality and options available to me would not be the same as what I would find in the D.C. area...but I was so happy to find Mitch, and see that he travels and photographs and wins awards all over the country, and not just in Michigan! He was amazing, and the pictures were beautiful!
We love Mitch & you will too !Reviewed on 10/04/2013 Kaylea S
When looking for a photographer my husband and I wanted to make sure we found someone that had: a sense of humor, great personality, an amazing eye, and someone who wasn’t afraid to try something new. All of our wants and needs were wrapped up into a beautiful little package with Mitch. We started with engagement pictures where he made us feel comfortable and laid back. I remember laughing half of the time the pictures were taken and I never felt like I was “posing.” Everything he did was so natural and really captured my husband and my relationship together. Once seeing the pictures I was even happier because every little detail was hit dead on. From the way he helped me with my hair to straightening my husband tie nothing was out of place yet they still seemed unbelievably natural. From this experience we couldn’t book him any faster for are wedding, and thank goodness we did! Are pictures are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I can’t believe all of the emotion and happiness that was caught in each photo. Mitch made sure to hit are want list and yet somehow seemed to expand on it in ways that we would have never thought about. The wedding party never felt rushed and he had our schedule memorized so we were always on time. One comment people kept saying was “how’d he get that picture? I didn’t even see him there.” We have all been to that wedding where the photographer is constantly in the way and just plain annoying. This is the complete opposite of Mitch in the way that he respects the event and the true meaning behind it. My husband and I have officially dubbed him as the “photo ninja.“ I highly suggest having his photo booth service at your reception because it was the life of the party at ours. You are able to get pictures of people that you normally wouldn’t have and it’s just a fun way for guests to be more involved. This type of photo booth is so unlike a standard machine that you stand in. Each photo booth picture we have is unique and you can see Mitch’s artistic talents shine through. We also loved the fact that all the pictures are online so unlike a machine that only gives two copies you can have as many copies as you would like! I cannot believe the type of work that was produced in such a short time. Mitch was always ahead of deadlines and constantly kept us in the loop by quick email responses or even phone calls. I could go on forever about why Mitch made the experiences we had so wonderful, and I highly suggest him for any job!
Amazing Photographer!Reviewed on 8/06/2013 Christine G
If you are looking for a photographer anywhere in the state of Michigan this is your guy. I spent hours reviewing vendors, looking at websites, and comparing pricing to find the best photographer and Mitch by far was the best! The images he took of my wedding looked like they were out of a wedding magazine and I couldn't believe these were my pictures. He was so great to work with getting all the shots I requested such as the venue before guests arrived, sunset pictures, and random requests I had discussed with him. It was great that he remembered these things because on the day of the wedding you will forget all of this! lol I cannot say enough good things about Mitch. He made me and my husband (who is not big on posing for pictures or being the center of attention) feel so confortable that the shots came out great. I got so many compliments on the images that he showed on the slideshow during the recpetion and he was worth every penny. My videographer kept saying how great Mitch was as a photographer and wonderful to work with. If you look at the work on Mitch's website you will understand what I am talking about. Mitch is amazing!!
Absolutely Flawless PhotosReviewed on 7/18/2013 Claire H
Mitch was absolutely wonderful! He completely understood our vision of really natural looking photos, and nothing too posed. There is no doubt that Mitch is an exceptionally talented photographer with great vision of lighting, artistry, and natural essence. He was so fast with taking pictures that people didn’t get antsy or impatient. He even helped us with our timeline of the wedding day, which worked out perfectly. We had several compliments from the bridal party and family about how much they enjoyed working with Mitch. He is a perfectionist who will only deliver you stunning photos of your special day. Every single moment was captured in the pictures. Nothing was missed. We could not be happier with our photos of our big day, and there is no question that we would hire Mitch again.
Best Portion of our BudgetReviewed on 12/04/2012 Katherine B
First and foremost, Mitch is amazing. He is a professional in every sense of the word and truly has a gift. He has definitely perfected his craft and I am so glad we caught him at a time he was available. My wife and I were planning our Michigan wedding from Florida, which is not an easy task if you have unresponsive vendors (We had a couple). Mitch was more than responsive and by far the easiest of our vendors to work with. On multiple occasions he made himself available and was willing to take time out of his evening to speak with us about our thoughts and erase any concerns we had. The day of the wedding, Mitch and his Assistant were fantastic. We had a ton of pre-planned shots to capture in a very limited amount of time and some with huge groups. Even with our sometimes unruly bridal party, Mitch was able to capture everything with ease while still making the photography fun. My wife and I are definitely not the most photogenic/candid people in the world, but Mitch made us feel so comfortable that it didn't even feel like we had anyone taking our picture. As for the photos themselves? Unbelievable. To this point we have seen a brief preview of a few shots from the day (On a monitor Mitch setup at the reception), we were ASTOUNDED with his work. He hadn't even had a chance to work his magic on them and they were already making us think of how we were going to frame them, where in our house we would put them and other events we could ask him to shoot. Coming from someone who was considering not having a photographer due to the cost, trust me, Mitch is worth every penny. If you are looking for someone who will capture every moment of your day in vivid detail, go with Mitch Ranger, you will not be disappointed.
LOVE HIM!Reviewed on 10/27/2012 jessica s
So talented. So professional. So perfect for our wedding day! I would give Mitch hundreds of stars if I could. During the wedding planning process my husband and I were told numerous times, that above all else, get an amazing photographer. We were told it would be the best investment we ever made. It was!!! They're the most gorgeous photos I've ever seen! I cannot even begin to understand how anyone can have this level of talent. We have received more compliments on our photos than anything else in regards to our wedding day. Mitch displayed a slideshow of photos during our reception that our family and friends were glued to. They were completely blown away! He was definitely a big hit on our wedding day. Our friends and family still talk about how awesome he was everytime we see them. I can't even tell you all what a gift these pictures are. We have the most beautiful photos to display in our home, forever. Of all the people we chose to work with, Mitch is our favorite! His work speaks for itself, which is why we booked him, but his passion, professionalism and amazing, fun energy on our wedding day is why we love him! Having Mitch there was like having another friend stand beside us throughout the day. We are forever grateful. You rock, Mitch!
Beautiful & Unique PhotosReviewed on 10/16/2012 Maria M
We can't say enough good things about Mitch - he was professional, flexible, creative, and above all produced the most beautiful and unique wedding photos we've ever seen. Photography is very important to us and we looked long and hard for a photographer with a unique artistry to his shots - something beyond the usual family and friends lined up. We certainly found that with Mitch and our high expectations were exceeded when we saw a preview of shots he displayed using a computer screen slideshow at our reception. We and our guests were amazed. Mitch was also very personable and accommodating - we're looking for excuses to book him again and would highly recommend to anyone!
The BEST! Talk of the wedding!Reviewed on 12/08/2011 Leah H
Mitch Ranger is AMAZING! After setting up an in-person meeting, I knew I had to work with him. His personality, unique style of photography, and attention to every detail far exceeded any other photographer I met with. His assistant, Lance, is equally as talented and equally as great to work with. All the bridesmaids and I, and groom and groomsmen had a great time working with both of them on their respective photo shoots. The guests were completely wowed by the photo slideshow Mitch set up for the reception. The guests had a great time with the guest photo shoot as well (so much better than a lame guest book!). People that didn't even attend the wedding were asking me as soon as I got back from the honeymoon when they could see the photos. We loved him so much my husband and I now even use some of his catch phrases in our daily lives. We loved Mitch so much he is now a household name in my family and my husband's family.