documenting love
stories stateside and abroad.

michelle renée photography




michelle renee


Because you should 
feel like
on your wedding day


Timeless, authentic imagery that tells your love story



"Michelle made our
fairytale wedding come to life"

Wedding photographer in Virginia. Centrally-based in the suburbs of Richmond and documenting love stories stateside and abroad.  Passport ready. 

Classically elegant imagery for the wildly in-love couple with sophisticated taste.

luxury wedding photographer in virginia, photographing weddings in washington dc, new york city, and internationally. 

“Having Michelle as our wedding photographer was the best investment we made for our wedding day.”

hayley & dustin

from our clients:

“Michelle made our day look perfect. We could never thank her enough.”

catherine & kevin

“Michelle was amazing to work with...her speed and quality of product delivery was the best experience we've had.”

holly & sam

“I've been photographed for years and as Ms. West Virginia, and Michelle is by far the most professional photographer I've met”

christina & jj

confidently calm.
artistic. outgoing.

the pretty pictures

Located in Richmond, I am a luxury wedding photographer in Virginia, drawn to love, laughter, adventure and classic elegance.  I may be found with my hair in a messy bun on the regular, but my heart jumps on the days I have a reason to throw on a pair of Jimmy Choos.  Down to earth, but appreciating the finer things in life.  I believe  YOLO, and on your wedding day, i will encourage you to take advantage of any small moment you can to stop and smell the roses (or rosé, whichever you prefer).  A whole-hearted Enneagram 7 with a desire for authentic, warm relationships.  You and I will spend more time together on your wedding day than you'll spend with most other people, and I want us to be a perfect fit.  I need to be the Coco to your Chanel.  If you like what you see so far and want to know more about how I can use my style of wedding photography to capture your love story,  click below.

about michelle

it's more than

THE Michelle Renée


It's a bit surreal to look in a magazine or online feature and see your stunning couples gracing the pages, but what matters far beyond any external recognition is the bond I'm able to develop with the couples I serve and hear them tell me years after their wedding day, just how much their images mean to them. 

free download


As a wedding photographer in Virginia, and beyond, for over a decade, I don't arrive to a wedding day without a solid timeline.  Click below to get a sample of my wedding day timeline, both with and without a First Look.

Let's make something beautiful


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