My approach to photography is to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and capture natural and candid moments that feel exactly like you. I’ll give you gentle direction to help you authentically connect with one another. I believe in simplicity, and I try to infuse that in everything I do. My goal as your photographer is to make the photography aspect of your wedding as easy as possible for you throughout the planning process and during the day. And to bring a calming presence at every step of the way. 

My Philosophy

The SIMPLE & NATURAL MOMENTS

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Fill out the inquiry form on my contact page so I can learn more about the two of you! The more detail, the better. From there, I’ll respond within 24-48 hours to let you know if your date is available and to share pricing information. 

01. Submit An Inquiry

If your date is available, we’ll find a time to hop on a phone call or video chat (your choice!). We’ll chat through your vision for the day, get to know each other a bit, and I’ll answer any questions you have about which package is right for you. 

 02. Let's Chat

Once you decide to book, I’ll send you a contract to sign. Once that is signed, and your $500 deposit is paid, it’s official! 

03. Make It Official

Leading up to your wedding, I’ll be in touch to gather details about your day so that we have the perfect timeline in place for your day. I work with each client to plan a timeline that makes the most sense for their day. We will also schedule your engagement session if you’ve opted for one. Additionally, I’m happy to share recommendations for vendors and other ideas! 

04. Plan It Out

Day of, you can relax and enjoy this special day with all your favorite people! I’ll be there to capture all the moments so you can relive the day for years to come. 

05. Celebrate!

I know couples are always itching to see photos, so I’ll share a sneak peek gallery with you of 10-15 images within two days of your wedding. Then, within 90 days, you will receive your full print-ready digital online gallery of images.

06. Afterwards

Full-day wedding photography packages begin at $4,000. Most couples invest up to $5,000. Couples sessions begin at $500.

+ What are your rates?

Absolutely! And, if you’re interested in one, I highly recommend booking it with me so we get the chance to meet and you get used to being in front of the camera. 

+ How do we book you? What can we expect after we book?

Once you’re ready to book, I’ll send you a contract to sign and an invoice for your deposit. Once that’s signed and your deposit is paid, it’s official! I require a $500 deposit to secure your booking in my calendar. The remainder of your balance is due in two payments: one six months before the wedding date and the other by your wedding date. 

About six weeks out from your wedding date, I’ll reach out to start gathering details to coordinate your wedding photography timeline. I work closely with each couple to create a timeline that is personal to you and your day.

+ Do you offer engagement sessions?

I’m based in Portland, Maine but am happy to consider travel for weddings. Travel greater than 100 miles from Portland, Maine incurs an additional travel fee of $0.75 per mile along with accommodations and air travel covered by the couple.

+ Do You Travel?

For weddings and elopements, the standard turnaround time for delivery of your photos is 90 days after the event date — however, it may be sooner depending on the time of year. I’ll send you some sneak peeks within a a few days so you get a few to share with family and friends right away! 

For couples sessions, the turnaround time is no more than four weeks. 

+ When can I expect to receive my images?

I use a secure online portal for credit card payment. I can also accept checks and cash. 

+ How do you accept payment?

+ How will my images be delivered?

Your images will be uploaded to an online gallery that is accessed through a specific link I’ll share with you. You can share the gallery with as many people as you’d like and download the images for your personal use. You will have the option to purchase prints, albums, and other printed items through the gallery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Michelle was lovely to work with!  She did a fantastic job at making us 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.

She made the experience EASY and RELAXING.

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 an absolute pro.

Lovely to work with from START to FINISH.

She was able to be at all the right moments without being/feeling intrusive. After the wedding we loved the social media teasers! The transfer of photos was easy and as described. The end product was fantastic and beautifully captured our day!

We TRULY enjoyed working with Michelle!

Here's to the good that found you and THE GREAT THAT AWAITS.

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