Your stories of love, life, and legacy, told timelessly on film.


Hello and welcome – I'm Michelle Whitley, 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 by utilizing a refined hands-on approach inspired by nature, romance, history, and light. This style of direction results in genuine expressions, emotions, and movements from my subjects, all of which aid in transforming each image into a unique and exquisite and work of art.

I believe marriage is a gift. Underneath each seemingly complicated layer of a wedding day is where you'll find values of joy, love, and family. It isn't just about the dress, the shoes, the jewelry, or the drinks. It's about the two of you as now husband and wife, beginning your journey in marriage and preparing for a new chapter as one. At the end of the night when the music stops, friends and family go home, and the shoes finally come off, you realize you're left with only 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 gracefully preserve your legacy in the best way I know how – through beautiful, timeless photographs that will be treasured and enjoyed for years to come.

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I'm honored and fortunate to have my work featured on several national and international blogs; Wedding Sparrow, United With Love, Virginia Bride, Borrowed & Blue, and Hochzeitsguide.