“Love’s job is to make a safe place. Not to deny that the spiny forest exists, but to live hidden inside it, tunneled into the soft under grasses”

I’m Michelle, a 30-something Portland, Maine wedding photographer who is inspired by the quiet and authentic moments. I’m a natural observer — which is why I’m drawn to the camera. I love to document those fleeting moments that, as a whole, make up our lives. To me, there is nothing better than being able to flip through photos and relive a moment, a memory, or a feeling. Your wedding day will undoubtedly go by in the blink of an eye (mine did!), and I love being able to capture those big — and small — moments forever for you. 

Hi there!
I'm Michelle, a Portland, Maine based wedding photographer

I got my start in food and lifestyle photography and decided to pursue wedding photography after my own ceremony. My husband and I tied the knot on an unseasonably warm day in May at the barn where my mom and stepdad were married twenty years earlier. That day will forever be one of my favorites; all of the important people in our lives under one roof celebrating with us. When I realized how much I cherished the moments captured by the camera from our day, I knew I wanted to provide the same joy for other couples.

Why wedding  photography?

I grew up in a small town in Connecticut, spent my college years and 20s in Boston, moved to New York City with Dean, my husband, and Quincy, our tabby cat, and now have found my way back to New England where we live in Portland, Maine. Beyond photography, I am an avid reader, love long bike rides, prefer the Monday crosswords to the Sunday ones, enjoy woodsy day hikes in the fall, and am always finding the nearest bookstore when we travel.

Our wedding photos above taken by the lovely Emily Tebbetts

A little bit more about michelle k. martin...

Wedding photography packages begin at $3,500.

I’d love to connect to hear more about your day and provide you with an estimate.

You can get in touch here


"she was lovely to work with from start to finish and captured some truly magical moments that we will treasure forever. ...Her flexibility and enthusiastic attitude put everyone at ease, and [she] wrangled our large, energetic bridal party like absolute pros"

- Lauren + Sean

"She has an eye for capturing quiet, intimate moments, that we can now look back on and remember the exact feeling and emotion of the frame. she also has a great presence and brought a nice calm to what can be a whirlwind of a day."

- emily + anthony

"Michelle was lovely to work with. she made the experience easy and relaxing...She does a fantastic job at making you feel at ease in front of the camera and her pictures are stunning. She has a great eye and did a perfect job making our vision a reality."

- Ashley + John

I'd love to hear from you! Whether you're in the beginning stages of planning or ready to book, I'm happy to connect and chat about what's a good fit for you. I love to learn as much as possible about you from the get go to see if I'm the right fit for you, so the more details the better!