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The Wedding Experience

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 connection with your photographer. 

I offer an experience that brings you peace in the middle of the wedding planning whirlwind and a calm presence on the biggest day of your life. 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!

KIND WORDS

Megan & Mike

"She made us feel like super models!! So professional and knows exactly how to capture the perfect picture. Michelle got every shot I could imagine and even pictures I didn’t know I needed. I would HIGHLY recommend everyone to her!!"

Want your once-in-a-lifetime moments captured like this?

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say hello

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. 

crafting 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 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 heirloom

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! 

the wedding journey

The Engagement Experience

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!

Investment

I believe your wedding collection should be as beautifully fitted to you as that BHLDN wedding gown of your dreams! So, while I have wedding collections based on what's worked well in the past, every couple and every wedding day is different. I look forward to helping you customize your coverage to perfection. 






Every image is individually retouched and available for you to enjoy however you would like. 
Print them as much as you want, as big as you want, from wherever you want. 
You to have access to more than just the digital files; I need you to have something real at the end of all of this to preserve your memories.
Many of my couples opt to work together on a custom designed, museum grade, Wedding Album to have as an heirloom for future generations.



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average investment

$5,400

Coverage available from $3,400 to $8,900+

faq

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!

Don’t see your question?

If you have a question that didn’t appear here, feel free to send me an email or reach out using my inquiry form. I’ll be in touch ASAP!

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thank you!

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! Please complete the form below. I'm so excited to connect!

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I do not take every wedding I'm approached to photograph. It's truly important that I work with couples who share in my brand values. 

I'd love to hear more about you and your story. Fill out the contact form and I'll be in touch basically as soon as humanly possible.

You deserve the absolute best. That's why I want to make sure I am the right choice for you.

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