Your stories of love, life, and legacy, told timelessly through photographs.


Hello and welcome – I'm Michelle Whitley, a wedding and portrait photographer documenting love and families on film throughout Washington DC, Maryland, and North Virginia. I specialize in telling life's greatest stories as they authentically unfold through timeless, yet curated, fine art photography. By utilizing a refined hands-on approach inspired by romance and history, I'm able to bring genuine expressions, emotions, and movements to life while still maintaining the feel of a classic and editorial work of art.

I believe marriage is a gift. Underneath each layer of a wedding day is where you'll find the precious values of joy, love, and family. It's not about the dress, the shoes, or the jewelry. It's about the two of you as husband and wife, beginning your journey in marriage and preparing an entirely new chapter as one - as family. At the end of the night when the music stops, friends and family go home, and your shoes come off, you're left with your spouse, your rings, and your cherished memories. You deserve to have these moments to remember.


My single greatest desire is to capture you as your truest self – your laughs, your tears, your heartfelt soul – and preserve your legacy in the best way I know how – in beautiful, timeless photographs that will be treasured for generations to come.

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