About Michelle

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My Approach

My photos are often described as romantic, soft, elegant, 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 both mediums. Enamored with each, 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, going out with friends multiple nights a week. 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 am a huge fan of couples deeply in love who care most about the experience of their wedding day and spending it with family and friends. After you reach out, we'll chat a little bit before finalizing details and meeting together at your consultation or engagement session. Over drinks, we can jump right in to talking about your wedding day plans and bond over our mutual love for internet cats and coffee. Whatever your fancy, I can see us becoming fast friends. If you think we'd make a great team, I'd love to be a part of your day!

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