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As fleeting moments pass by in our lives, it is my honor to capture them with a thoughtful and creative eye. It’s not just my goal to document these moments beautifully, but to preserve your greatest memories as tangible heirlooms so that they can be enjoyed and shared for generations to come.

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

Michelle

the photographer

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

My biggest opportunities for personal growth come during travel and stepping out of my comfort zone. Be sure to check my Instagram to see where I'm headed next!

travel

Michael and I have been together for nearly a decade and happily married since 2016. He swept me off my feet and I fall more in love with him every day.

my husband

Panda and Chloe have been with us throughout our journey from Mississippi to Maryland. We love them dearly!

my cats

Panda

Panda and Chloe have been with us throughout our journey from Mississippi to Maryland. We love them dearly!

my cats

Chloe

We have grown to love Washington, DC as our own since joining the community in 2016. Now I couldn't dream of living anywhere else!

my city

I'm a sucker for pretty things, and beautiful details never fall short. I could spend hours curating the perfect shoe or invitation photo – craving any opportunity I get those creative juices flowing.

details

Things I Love:

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The Heart Behind 

what I do

I love working with couples who are deeply in love and value the experience of their wedding day with close family and friends. My shooting style is classic and joyful with a bit of editorial flair. I use my surroundings and the given natural light to create emotive images unique to the energy of each relationship. It's important to me that we get to know each other so I can get on that level with you. 

Choosing a wedding photographer is a big decision because those photos are going to be the only reminder of what your day was like. It's not just about documenting, but truly capturing the feeling of the day. Every time you look at your images I want you to remember how it felt to be there. Let me tell your story in a way that allows you to relive those moments over and over again.

Let's connect on the phone or video to chat about your wedding day. I want to hear everything—how you met, funny first date stories, and how you got engaged!

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The PROCESS

I'm here as a resource beyond just photography. Whether you're looking for recommendations, timeline advice, or vendor referrals, I've got your back! 

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The PROCESS

I'm a huge fan of engagement sessions because it's another opportunity for us to get to know each other before the big day. I'll reach out after booking to schedule your session if it's included in your package.

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The PROCESS

I check in about two months before the wedding to see how it's all coming together and to make sure we have everything we need to capture the big day.

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The PROCESS

The big day is here! That went by quickly, didn't it? Just know I'm PUMPED to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be amazing!

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The PROCESS

I hope the relationship doesn't end after I deliver your photographs. I want to hear about the adventures of married life. And if you decide to have kids, I'd love to document your growing family.

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The PROCESS

I'm excited you're here and can't wait to chat soon. Click the button below to learn more about how I approach a wedding day!

WEDDING DETAILS

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