As fleeting moments pass by every single day, it's 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 memories as tangible heirlooms so that they can be enjoyed and shared for generations to come.

My photos are often described as romantic, elegant, soft, and timeless. As a hybrid photographer, I utilize both traditional film and digital photography to capture love stories. I crave the flexibility I achieve 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.

Principal / Owner

I'm Michelle

My Favorite Things:



Paris, London, Ireland... really anywhere in Europe. We enjoyed visiting Mexico for the first time last year, as well!



My hunky husband! Michael and I have been together for over a decade and happily married since 2016. We are expecting our first child, a baby girl, in May 2021!



Food, spending time with family & friends, travel & exploring new cities, and interior design. On a typical night you can find me cooking up a meal in the kitchen while my husband puts on a movie for us to watch together.



Panda and Chloe are a huge part of my life and we talk about them all the time! It's these two for now and we're thinking about getting a dog soon.

Quick Facts

For the Skimmers

Favorite Show

Drink of Choice

Celebrity Crush

Listening To

I'd Rather Be


Take My Money

Guilty Pleasure

Favorite Ice Cream

Secret Talent

Weekend Plans

Word of the Year

The Office

Whiskey Sour

Ryan Reynolds

Kacey Musgraves



McGee & Co.

The Bachelor

Cookies & Cream

Pillow Spinning

Winery Hopping


The heart behind 

what I do

I enjoy working with couples who are deeply in love and value the experience of their wedding day with their closest family and friends. My shooting style is classic and timeless 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.

I split my time between Washington, D.C. and Jackson, MS.

I am a former registered nurse.

Although I capture weddings all over the United States, my business is based in these two cities. Together with my team, we serve both markets seamlessly.

I graduated from nursing school with my BSN and still carry an active license. I've worked across all specialities including acute care, the operating room, respiratory & cardiac care, orthopedics, and trauma.

A couple More Things You Should Know:

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

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Washington DC, Mississippi, & Destination Wedding Photographer