About Michelle

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My Approach

My photos are often described as romantic, soft, whimsical, and timeless. As a hybrid photographer, I utilize both traditional film and digital photography to capture and document love stories. I adore and crave the flexibility I get using these mediums. Enamored with both, I'm able to produce a timeless, romantic photograph on film while maintaining the speed and reliability of a digital backup system.

Our Story

I met my husband Michael in college working as a hostess at a local steakhouse. We were the textbook definition of opposites attract. He was sweet, shy, and a total homebody; I was the extroverted one, usually seen out with friends on a schoolnight. I didn't think we'd have anything in common when he asked me on our first date, Valentine's Day, 2010. Despite my hesitation, I said yes and quickly learned we had a lot more to talk about than I thought. I confidently knew at the end of that night he was my person. Eight years and a cross-country move later, we're happily married and proud pet parents to two of the cutest fur babies around, Panda & Chloe.

Working With Me

I love working with couples who are deeply in love and value the experience of their wedding day with close family and friends. After you reach out, we'll schedule a time to chat about your plans (usually via phone or FaceTime call) and I can learn more about the details of your day. When you make the decision to move forward with me, we'll finalize the fine print over email before becoming officially official. I can't wait to meet you! If you think we'd make a great team, I'd love to be a part of your day!

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