Modern & exceptional wedding photography.

Michelle Whitley Abernathy

Our lead destination wedding photographer and founder, Michelle is dually-based in Mississippi and Washington D.C.—but is always willing to whisk away when her schedule (and #MomLife) allows.

about the founder

You have plenty on your plate as is and prefer a process where you’re not inundated with tedious details and unnecessary information. You appreciate thoughtfulness, luxe experiences, and intentional art—and you want to invest in a seasoned professional you can count on to take care of every last detail and deliver the kind of timeless images that leave you (and everyone who lays eyes on them) weak in the knees. 

Major bonus? If you have a connection to both Mississippi and Washington D.C., you’ll become fast friends with dually-based Michelle. 

(And you may just find yourself lost in a conversation about summer strolls through Georgetown, the crazy amount of tourists crowding the National Mall, or relaxing days on the Reservoir.)

But first, about you.

about michelle

Hi there, I'm Michelle.

Welcome to my favorite place in the world.

My love-affair with photography goes all the way back to my childhood, when I would snap away on a Kodak Advantix 3100AF as a little girl. I eventually found myself working in nursing and feeling creatively unsatisfied when I discovered my dream job: wedding photography. I loved how the artform combined everything I was always subconsciously drawn to: storytelling, photography, creativity, and human connections.

All of it empowers me to be a better, more well-rounded person, and I always aspire to let an unspoken thread of humanity shine through in my images. More than anything, I want to live life freely and beautifully and use my art form to encourage others to do the same. If not, what is this all for?

As a mom, I’ve discovered a new level of love and empathy that makes me an even more tuned-in and aware photographer. (Anything involving a parent’s perspective at your wedding is guaranteed to make me shed a tear as I snap away.) I’m also in constant awe of makers and artists—there’s just something about creating exceptional beauty from a blank canvas that will forever mesmerize me. I love learning from my fellow creatives and always work to not just deliver images, but true art.

I always aspire to let an unspoken thread of humanity shine through in my images.

Today, few things fire me up like learning about my clients on a meaningful level—your passions, fears, stories, and experiences. 


Based in:


Shooting Stats


Mississippi & Washington D.C.

Wedding, portrait, boudoir, and engagement photography in Mississippi and Washington D.C.—with travel and destination wedding photography based on availability.

200+ weddings in over 8 years

Begins at $5,900


Never say no to:

A soft spot for:

Always on my schedule:

A glass of bubbly white, a great meal, or an opportunity to explore a new city.

Kickass moms and women in general. An evening spent cooking at home with my husband.

Target runs. Gardening sessions. Organizing a cupboard or drawer to pure perfection.

My husband and I are not really picture people, we always feel awkward when posing for pictures however Michelle made the whole process feel natural and gave us great direction!! She would check in with us throughout our entire engagement to see if we had any questions and really made herself available. She is the sweetest person, professional, and really knows her stuff! I would highly recommend her!!

- Dayana & Troy

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