documenting “I do”s without any of the stress
As you plan the most important celebration of your life, finding the perfect photographer to preserve it all can feel more than a little stressful. Trust me; I remember very clearly that anxious feeling in my stomach as I chose who to trust with the most beautiful memories of my life. But I learned during my own wedding adventure that great photography is about so much more than perfect angles, radiant light, and impeccable editing. It’s about building a genuine friendship with your photographer.
I hope to offer an experience that brings you peace in the middle of the wedding planning whirlwind. Through exceptional direction and an attentive attitude, I want to help you feel confident, cared for, and free to be completely yourself in front of the camera. And then, when the camera stops clicking, I want to be the helpful resource you count on to help you choose the perfect shade of purple for your bridesmaid dresses! This is the experience I am dedicated to delivering as your wedding photographer. And above all, I hope to help you have an absolute blast on the best day of your life!
How do I do it? Explore below!
"Not only are her pictures beautiful, but Michelle is one of the most kind and helpful people.
During one of the most challenging times planning a wedding during the COVID pandemic, Michelle adapted to our continuously changing plans - each time creating a wedding schedule that kept us on track, while encompassing our most important moments.
She is so much more than a talented photographer! Michelle was so fun to work with and became a part of our family at our downsized wedding!
She provided us with a gorgeous wedding gallery that included multicultural ceremonies, and captured all the small special moments that I would have otherwise forgotten! Her photographs are stunning & timeless, and will be a keepsake to have and share forever. We will always trust Michelle to capture the most important moments in our life."
"Michelle is the most professional wedding vendor I have had the opportunity to work with.
She is extremely bright and positive. She pays attention to detail. She is responsive. And she tailors her service directly to me.
As a bride, I have felt at ease working with Michelle. She took amazing photos, but she also loves her job so much that she helped me build my vision for the engagement photos and the big day. She is flexible and professional.
I cannot say enough to praise her work!
I was extremely impressed with the quality of service provided at such a competitive price. Thank you Michelle for being the dream wedding photographer. If you want to have a seamless wedding, you need to hire Michelle!"
"From the moment we met I felt like we were fast friends. She made my day so much more special!
I never saw her sitting or waiting on me, she just kept snapping and we have so many amazing photos because of it!
She is such an amazing person and hard worker! She also works with your schedule and budget."
"All I can say is that Michelle was great from the beginning!
She was very understanding and made sure she was on the same page with my vision for my wedding. She captured special moments so blissfully; she really makes herself feel as if she’s a part of the family for that one special day!
She’s just so sweet, I remember my mom telling me how she really liked her and how she spent some time chit chatting with her before Michelle left.
If I could get married again I would definitely call Michelle!"
"Michelle did such an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos!!
She was very professional and did a great job to provide a variety of AWSOME photos!
We will cherish these photos forever!"
"I searched for a while for a perfect photographer because pictures are important to me. After reaching Michelle I knew she had to be the one. We didn’t get to meet until 2 months before the wedding but through all my planning she kept in contact, making sure she knew all my details. Even helped me and when I needed a shoulder to lean on during my bridezilla/corona bride moments.
During our engagement pictures my fiancé realized why I choose her. She made us feel like super models!! So professional and knows exactly how to capture the perfect picture. She taught us poses that even he listened to and understood. I would describe her editing bright and soft, like she perfects natural light, not over done.
Come wedding day she kept everything on schedule. She captured all the favorite parts of our day. Michelle got every shot I could imagine and even pictures I didn’t know I needed.
I would HIGHLY recommend everyone to her!! We don’t have a bad thing to say about Michelle or our wedding pictures."
Every great friendship begins with a “hello!” So, head over to my contact form to share a bit about yourselves and the celebration you’re planning. I’ll be in touch within 24 business hours to continue the conversation.
CRAFT YOUR COLLECTION
Next, we will schedule a phone or video call (whichever you prefer) to get to know each other better and discuss all the possibilities for the journey ahead. Bring all your questions, and I’ll bring the congratulations on your exciting engagement. We are prepping for a celebration, after all!
MAKE IT OFFICIAL
After we work together to create your ideal wedding photography collection, I’ll send you a custom proposal. If you feel we are a perfect fit, the agreement and retainer invoice will be ready to go. Once I receive both, you’ve officially booked me as your wedding photographer!
DOCUMENT YOUR LOVE STORY
Our first significant step in the journey as couple and photographer happens during your engagement session. You can read more about the engagement session process below, but I promise it’s going to be a blast (yes, your fur baby is invited)! Then, after you receive your gallery, I invite you to share feedback that I’ll take into account when I document your wedding day!
CREATE YOUR TIMELINE
I know you dream of a seamless, effortless, stress-free wedding day. I’ll use every bit of the expertise I’ve gathered during my time as a wedding photographer to create the perfect timeline for your celebration. We will discuss everything from venue transitions to when we can catch the perfect light as we build a one-of-a-kind timeline just for you!
SAY “I DO”
After months of planning and anticipation, it’s finally time to simply enjoy the moment! And I’ll be clicking away during every once-in-a-lifetime moment, from the first mimosa toast until you race off into your little slice of Happily Ever After.
SNEAK A PEEK
Before your bouquet has even wilted, you’ll receive a sneak peek of your wedding gallery in your email inbox! Look forward to a glimpse at your special day a week or less after the last epic dance at your reception! And while you’re sharing your favorite images, I’ll be editing away on your full gallery.
RELIVE YOUR SPECIAL DAY
Before your two-month anniversary, the moment you’ve been waiting for will arrive: gallery delivery day! Snuggle up close, newlyweds, and enjoy every laugh, tear, and kiss from the day your love became forever. But this isn’t where our story ends…!
DESIGN YOUR ALBUM
Together, we will design your very first family heirloom! Two to four weeks after you’ve received your gallery, you’ll choose your favorite images, and I’ll do all the rest! Then, after approving the final proof, I’ll send it off to the printer.
ENJOY YOUR HEIRLOOMS
Finally, just two weeks later, you’ll have a tangible keepsake to pass around on Christmases and flip through on anniversaries. And although this is the end of this journey, I’ll look forward to serving as your anniversary or family photographer in the not too distant future!
While engagement sessions are both enjoyable and useful (gotta get those save the dates ready to send!), there’s another reason I insist on including one in every collection I create. This session is actually a rehearsal for your wedding day! Every direction I give and every kiss you share is practice for the most special day of photography you’ll ever have! I’ll learn how best to prompt you while you gain confidence in front of my camera. And it’s also a chance for us to get to know each other a bit better, so I feel like an old friend on your big day.
And don’t worry! I’ll definitely help you pick out the perfect outfits, find a beautiful location, and pose like a pro. I’ll even recommend some of my favorite makeup artists if you want help nailing that newly-engaged glow! So, let’s effortlessly preserve your love story through classic, dreamy images you’ll treasure.
What to wear, making sure your hair falls the right way and timing the perfect lighting are all important parts of what I do, but my key role is to capture the essence that makes you unique as a couple.
The best part of engagements that I've seen from a photographers aspect, as well as on the other side of the camera during my own engagement, is to have nice photos of the two of you instead of just all the cute selfies in your phones. PLUS, you can use these photos for your save the dates!
I believe your wedding collection should be as beautifully fitted to you as that BHLDN wedding gown of your dreams! So, instead of offering a one-size-fits-all approach to your wedding collection, I look forward to helping you customize your coverage to perfection. However, no matter what we end up creating together, every package includes:
A minimum of 6 hours of photography
A digital, online gallery of at least 300 images
Print release for heirloom creation
A complimentary engagement session
Engagement session location scouting and wardrobe prep
Wedding day timeline planning assistance
(average investment with a la carte additions ranges from $3,700-$4,900)
Do you only offer specific collections? Or can I build my own?
While I do offer signature collections, I am more than happy to help you create your own to perfectly suit the celebration you have in mind! I look forward to collaborating with you!
Who will be the second photographer on my wedding day?
I can’t wait for you to meet the incredibly talented, reliable photographers I’ve had the joy of inviting into partnership. While I can’t yet guarantee the specific photographer who will serve as your second shooter, I do promise that they will bring a sprinkle of magic to your day! I also assure you that you’ll never know which images are mine and which are the second photographer’s because I edit all of the pictures, ensuring they match.
How and when will I receive my gallery?
Two months or less after the big day, I’ll email you a link to your digital gallery! It will contain all of your images pre-optimized for the web for easy sharing online. You’ll also be able to download high-res images to transform into breathtaking prints. You can even order canvases and albums through your gallery! Heirloom quality albums are also available for purchase.
What happens if you can’t make our wedding day?
If an emergency (or, God forbid, a positive COVID test) strikes, preventing me from photographing your wedding, you can trust I won’t leave you hanging! Most of my collections include second photographers, and I also line up a backup photographer for each wedding I book just in case something were to happen! This way, I can promise you never have to worry about being left without beautiful photos of your wedding day!
Thank you so much for considering me to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with me, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below! I'm so excited to connect!