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Honest images stem from comfort, confidence, and trust—which is why it’s so important we feel like friends long before you step in front of the lens. I’ll take time to get to know you one-on-one, diving deep into your wedding photography wishes and worries—so, when the day-of arrives, you can rest easy knowing your photos are in a set of seasoned, familiar hands.

On your wedding day, I’ll be there to deliver the perfect balance of stepping in for support when needed and falling back to allow things to happen naturally. The end result? Emotive images rich with intentional composition—and candid moments captured with incredible care. So you can relive every toast, tear, and tender moment for years (and years) to come.

Chad & Stacey

"She went above and beyond to make sure that our day was the most special that it could be."

"Michelle has a very calm and warm presence that helped create a great energy on our wedding day."

Sarah & Eric

Michelle has been absolutely amazing! ... She made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and captured lovely pictures. ... With everything going on she made us feel special and took away any stress related to capturing all the moments of our big day. She had an amazing way of capturing our love and emotions. We highly recommend working with her for any event.

"Michelle took away any stress related to capturing all the moments of our big day."

Veronica & Patrick

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...I would highly recommend her!

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"Michelle made the whole process feel natural and gave us great direction!"

Dayana & Troy

Michelle Whitley Photography is an absolute joy to work with! She is kind, attentive, and focuses on what is most important of her clients. ... Her work is beautiful and she truly captures her clients special days with the utmost creativity. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a light and airy photographer that provides such exceptional and personable experiences.

"She is kind, attentive, and focuses on what is most important of her clients."

Katie Baynard, Wedding Planner

Michelle did an amazing job as our wedding photographer! After many emails and a planning phone call before the wedding, I felt completely comfortable going into the wedding day... I honestly felt like she was one of my friends by the time we got to the big day. My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding pictures. I look at them every day.

"My husband and I could not be happier with our wedding pictures."

Amanda & Brent

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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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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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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. We'll work together after booking to schedule your session if it's included in your package.

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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 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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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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WHAT DO YOUR WEDDING PACKAGES INCLUDE?
Complete wedding collections include at least 8 hours of continuous coverage, a second photographer, and an online gallery with the high-resolution images. 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING WEDDINGS?
My 2021 season will be 7 years and counting!

DO YOU SHOOT FILM?
Yes, I enjoy shooting film and digital at every wedding and nearly all of my portrait sessions are captured on film. While I love the look of film, I feel there are definitely times on a wedding day that call for the speed and low-light capabilities of digital photography. All of my digital images are carefully edited to match the look of my film images.

WHEN CAN WE EXPECT OUR IMAGES?
A sneak peek is delivered to you within 7 days after the wedding. Full galleries are typically delivered 8-10 weeks after the wedding, but I do my best to get them to you sooner, if possible. Portrait sessions are typically delivered within 4 weeks of the session date.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SICK OR CANNOT PHOTOGRAPH THE WEDDING?
In any emergency, my trained second photographer would take over as your lead photographer.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED? DO YOU TRAVEL?
I split my time between Washington, DC and Jackson, MS, however I photograph weddings all around the US! Travel costs are included for weddings located in my dual markets. For other destinations, I offer custom travel quotes for both domestic and international events. Contact me to get yours!

HOW CAN WE BOOK YOU AS OUR PHOTOGRAPHER?
Prior to booking, I'd love to hop on a quick call to learn more about what you have planned! If you feel we're a great fit, please send an inquiry to set up a consultation and begin the booking process. A signed contract and non-refundable $2000 retainer is required to hold your date. The remaining payment is due 30 days before your wedding.

ARE YOU LGBTQ+ FRIENDLY?
Love is love – yes!

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"Michelle caught every moment, emotion, and happy moment of the day."

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Washington DC, Mississippi, & Destination Wedding Photographer