Hello, I'm JR Magat ("ma-got").

I am a husband, father of three wonderful children and a Michigan resident my entire life - though I LOVE to travel (especially to escape the winter!)  I married my wife Jennifer in 2006, and first gotten into - well, obsessed - with photography in 2008 while documenting moments of my son & our little family.  I would literally bring my camera everywhere!  I just enjoyed the art of it and the beauty that comes from smiles/emotions in photos, and the memories and stories they tell.  One of my favorite past times growing up was sitting in my parents' walk-in closet and looking through their old photo albums - baby books, but also their photos before children.  In 2010, I had my first opportunity to shoot a wedding & that's when my journey as a wedding photographer began.  Fast forward to now, and over 100 weddings of experience, its just surreal to look back on all of the amazing couples I've met & worked with, but I also look forward to what's ahead!  So, thank you for looking through my work & I hope you enjoy it enough to contact me so (hopefully) I can be a part of your own wedding memories.  

You should get a good idea of my photography style through my portfolio or blog of recent work.  But in a few words, I'd like to think my style represents authentic, happy, moments. Some describe my photos as "light, airy & romantic" and I love that!  What I enjoy most is capturing those raw moments that are real & unstaged.  My approach to photography is to tell an accurate, yet unique, perspective of your wedding day, while capturing the little details that makes your wedding yours.  

If you have looked through some of my work and feel that it fits what you are looking for, then I'd love to hear from you & learn more about you & your wedding so I can help document the next chapter in your life.  Please take a minute and fill out the contact form & whether it's at a coffee shop, or over Skype, let's talk soon!

All the best, 




Featured 'Real Wedding' in 100 Layer Cake, 2013, Featured 'Real Wedding' in Brooklyn Bride, 2013, Featured 'Real Wedding' in Wedding Chicks, 2014, and many more listed here!



Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award (multiple years), Detroit A-List Best Detroit Wedding Photographer (2014)