this is your love story 

MICHELLE RENEE photography 

a legacy for generations

...let us
capture it for you.

I GREW UP IN SMALL TOWN VIRGINIA, SWINGING ON TIRE SWINGS AND HANGING OUT WITH FRIENDS AT THE COMMUNITY POOL. NEVER ONCE DID I DREAM THAT THIS IS THE PATH I'D WIND UP ON, BUT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BECOME A PASSION THAT I WOULDN'T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT. I HONESTLY THINK IT IS THE BEST JOB! YES, WEDDINGS ARE BEAUTIFUL, BUT THEY ARE ALSO FLEETING. THE DETAILS OF YOUR DAY CAN FADE AND WHEN THE NEXT WEEK, NEXT MONTH, NEXT YEAR ROLLS AROUND, ALL YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER IT BY IS YOUR GALLERY OF IMAGES. ON YOUR WEDDING DAY, YOU BEGIN A LEGACY OF LOVE THAT WILL BE TOLD FOR YEARS TO COME... TO YOUR CHILDREN, TO THEIR CHILDREN... FOR YOU TO RE-LIVE YOUR WEDDING DAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND FOR THE DAYS WHEN THINGS AREN'T AS SHINY AS THEY WERE ON THE DAY YOU WED, AND FOR THE TWO OF YOU TO REMEMBER WHEN AND WHY YOU FELL IN LOVE... THIS IS MY WHY.

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ABOUT

TIMELESS. ROMANTIC. REAL. 

MICHELLE RENEE PHOTOGRAPHY 

MEET MICHELLE

Happily-taken, mother of three boys, ocean-lover, Mexican food addict, chaser of Jesus, and lover of laughs... It's not a comprehensive list but can give you a pretty good idea of where you may find me on any given day! It's a crazy, fun, adventurous life that I live, and I'm grateful for it all.

ABOUT

They say to do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life. That's how I feel about being a wedding photographer! It truly is the biggest joy and best honor to walk alongside couples during this time in their lives, and my relationships with them last well beyond the wedding day! With over 5 years of wedding photography experience and over 100 weddings under my belt, I can assure you that I've learned what it takes to work with your creative team on a wedding day and ensure we have a solid plan to give us the best chance at creating the wedding day images of your dreams!
                                                     

All wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session, two photographers. and an online gallery for downloading high-resolution files and easy sharing with friends and family. Albums, bridal and boudoir sessions, and other add-ons available a la carte.  While most couples choose an all-inclusive collection, each option can be tailored to your personal needs.

You may have seen our work in :

southern weddings 
grey likes weddings 
east coast bride 
STYLE ME PRETTY
VIRGINIA LIVING MAGAZINE
BORROWED AND BLUE

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PORTFOLIO

Wedding Collections

Investment begins at $3100

"You were such a joy during our engagement session! You are not only genuinely sweet and kind, but you can really tell how much you absolutely love what you do. You capture such precious moments and your photos turn out absolutely beautiful! You not only spent so much time helping us find the perfect location for our photos, but you made us feel so comfortable during our session and really listened to what we wanted. We couldn't be happier with out pictures and we are so thrilled to have you as our wedding photographer too!" 

DUring our session"

"You made us feel so comfortable

liza & alex
a kenwood country club wedding

Michelle did my wedding photography in June for my outdoor farm wedding and I was blown away! She was so accommodating and the pictures after my wedding were so thorough but also quick! It was hot and she did a great job capturing everything we wanted and kept us moving along so we could enjoy our night. I still look at my pictures often because they are THAT good! She had great communication skills leading up to the wedding and reassured me that they would turn out how I wanted! Use her if you can!!! I love her!

because they are that good"

 "I still look at my pictures often

mary & SHane
A backyard virginia wedding

My husband and I loved every minute spent with Michelle! She was willing to travel out to our farm to do our engagement pictures, and while there travel through the cow fields too! On our wedding day we felt very comfortable with her. She helped us relax and I knew that she would capture all the details and important moments. After getting our pictures back we could not be any happier or more confident with our decision to use Michelle's services! If you choose Michelle as your photographer, you are also getting a wonderful friend.

every minute spent with michelle!"

"My husband and I loved 

rachel & travis
a fairview farm wedding

"The first thing my friends said to me after congratulating me on my engagement was, "Will it be hard for you to find a photographer you trust?" Initially I thought they must find me quite a control freak, but as a photographer, I admit they were right. Michelle's work assured me at once that I could relinquish that fear. Michelle is sweet, confident, and I trust her completely for our big day. Everyone I know gushed over our engagement photos, and no one more than me. They are the perfect combination of natural and romantic. She gave us great direction and we looked fabulous."

...that i could relinquish that fear"

"Michelle's work assured me

sara & Mike
a manasota key, florida wedding

Michelle was absolutely wonderful to work with! I couldn't have been happier with the end result - our photos were absolutely gorgeous and exceeded my expectations! She was great to work with throughout the planning process to ensure we left enough time in the timeline and made sure we got all the important shots. Plus, she even pulled a few selects at the reception to show us and guests - an amazing touch!

With the end result!"

" I couldn't have been happier

christen & nathan
A manor house wedding

I can't put into words how great Michelle is! It only took one look at her work for us to decide that she was the photographer that we wanted! Michelle took our engagements photos, my bridal portraits, and our wedding day photos. Our engagement pictures and my bridal portraits were absolutely beautiful! She is so professional and makes you feel so comfortable. My husband and I just got married 2 weeks ago I am dying to see our wedding photos! I know they will be nothing short of amazing! If you're looking to have beautiful photos to last a lifetime, Michelle is your photographer!

how great michelle is"

"I can't put into words

BRITTANY & CHRIS
A VIntager Inn wedding

My wedding photos were great! Michelle took the stress out of my wedding day and the second photographer she brought with her was awesome, too! She took our engagement photos in October and they turned out so great! After some scheduling issues the day of, she offered us a free canvas for being understanding-which we thought was such a sweet, professional gesture! 

of my wedding day"

" Michelle took the stress out

taylor & aaron
A barn at turkey ridge wedding

"Amazing. The lighting, the poses, the location,...and the pictures. As we get older...your photos will allow us to relive our experience...for years to come. You have truly captured the love and affection that we have for each other and we cannot thank you enough. We could not imagine using anyone but you and are so thankful that you were a part of this step in our wedding experience. You are truly a wonderful and genuine person that we are excited to have shared this and future experiences with."

using anyone but you"

"We could not imagine

sara & dan
A mill at fine creek wedding

We had a horrible experience with our first photographer that our vendor recommended. Believe me, Michelle with NOT let you down!! Michelle saved our wedding/engagement photos! She was very personable and sweet! She was super flexible with us and took our engagement photos on the hottest day of the year last year but you could not tell in the photos with her professionalism! She knows how to work that camera! I usually do not like photos of myself. I would put up any of the photos that she had taken for us! They are just such high quality and beautiful! She captures the perfect moments between everyone at your wedding! If you have any special requests she is more than happy to take certain photos! Michelle is super sweet and knows her stuff! She was able to work well with ALL of our guest at our wedding! I would and do recommend her to EVERYONE! 


and knows her stuff!"

"Michelle is super sweet

samantha & paul
an apple blossom plantation wedding

"I saw Michelle’s work initially when she took senior pictures for a family friend of ours. I was immediately impressed with her work. In the time we have worked with Michelle though we’ve found that she’s not only talented but the complete photography package. I have worked with many photographers who have great work, but they fall short on the customer service to their clients and being timely and responsive. That’s why we feel that Michelle is THE complete package for photography. Not only is she extremely talented (her work truly speaks for itself), but I have never sent her a text or email without receiving a response in less than 24 hours.  I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for a photographer! She is truly the best I’ve ever worked with."

with her
work"

"I was immediately impressed

jen & kenny
A deep run wedding

Michelle was referred to us by a close friend - from the first phone call we knew we'd found our wedding photographer! She took a ton of incredible photos that we’ll enjoy for years to come. Michelle did a great job keeping us on track with our challenging timeline and her professional and friendly demeanor helped calm the nerves of our anxious bride. She also went above the call of duty in chasing down random guests to fulfill our wish list of group photos. We can’t recommend her services highly enough…thanks so much Michelle!

we'd found our ...photographer

"From the first phone call, we knew

anne & Dave
A pocohontas state park wedding

"You have made memories that will last a lifetime! We are able to look through our images and feel like we are there all over again. You had a way of putting us at ease, and it was effortless to work with you. It was amazing how you caught every memory without even knowing you were there!"

to work
with you"

"It was effortless

amy & travis
A countryside, backyard wedding

"You made us feel comfortable, and it really shows in the pictures. You have such an artistic eye and had tons of ideas for different poses that we never would have thought of. Thanks to you, we have gorgeous, priceless memories of this exciting part of our lives."

gorgeous, priceless memories"

"Thanks to you we have 

crystal & mark
A dorey park wedding

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