As a wedding photographer in Richmond, VA, I pride myself in being an experienced wedding photographer who understands the photography wishes and desires that my Richmond couples have. Whether their planning an engagement session in Richmond, Maryland, or NYC or a boudoir session prior to the wedding day as a surprise, my couples truly trust me to capture their personalities inside and out, their connection as a couple, and tell their story in a beautiful way.

With hundreds of weddings photographed, I have been considered an expert in professional wedding photography in Richmond, VA by publications such as Style Me Pretty. Publications that couples trust when they are planning their Richmond wedding. Many of my couples choose me as their Richmond wedding photographer because of my experience in photographing estate weddings, country club weddings, black tie weddings, and all weddings considered to be over the top. I love photographing the details that my couples pull together for their beautiful Richmond wedding, Maryland wedding, Washington DC wedding, NYC wedding, or even the destination weddings.

If you are looking for a Richmond wedding photographer, Washington D.C. wedding photographer, Maryland wedding photographer, NYC wedding photographer, North Carolina wedding photographer, or a destination wedding photographer then I have a few tips and tricks that anyone looking for the best wedding photographer should keep in mind.

Couples who are on the hunt for an amazing, high end wedding photographer in Richmond, Washington D.C., Maryland, NYC, etc, have plenty of choices. In fact, sometimes it can be overwhelming. But keep in mind, no two photographers are alike. When you factor in creative, raw talent, products offered, style of photography including editing style, and price point, you will be faced with a plethora of choices. So, let's break it down a bit further.

As an experienced Richmond wedding photographer, Washington D.C. wedding photographer, and Maryland wedding photographer i find that there are many opportunities to express my creativity through the photographs that I take. The way I capture and interpret a scene may be completely different or unique when compared to the next photographer. No two photographers will interpret or capture the same scene the same way. This is why reviewing a wedding photographer's portfolio becomes extra important.

Much like creativity, style is just as important when finding the best Richmond wedding photographer for you. Whether you're looking for the most unique wedding photographer in Richmond, Washington D.C., Maryland, NYC or worldwide, the style in which your wedding photographer edits and composes your photos is very important. This is another great reason to review your photographer's portfolio.

This is often the biggest question I have when couples are looking for the best Richmond wedding photographer. "How much do you charge for XYZ?" This can be a loaded question because what XYZ means for me may be something entire different for a different wedding photographer in Richmond. Keep in mind that, just like there are a ton of wedding photographers to choose from there are just as many print companies to choose from offering all sorts of different and unique products. The wedding photography albums that I provide for my couples may not be the same as what the next photographer in Richmond offers. No two wedding photographers are created equal. In the same light, no two albums are created equal.

When pricing out your Richmond wedding photographer, I encourage you to remember that we all offer different products and a completely different experience. It's so important to see first hand the types of artwork your wedding photographer will be creating for you. Some wedding photographers in Richmond don't even offer products. So, if you are wanting an album, be sure that your Richmond wedding photographer offers that.

Finally, don't be afraid to ask questions. The more you understand about what your wedding photographer in Richmond, Maryland, Washington D.C. or NYC, the more you will know about exactly what to expect from your experience. This also helps to avoid negative surprises or disappointments.

I specialize in wedding, engagement, and boudoir photography in Richmond, VA and the surrounding areas such as Washington D.C., Maryland, and NYC. If you're looking for the best wedding photographer in Virginia and the surrounding areas or have additional questions about how to find the best wedding photographer in Richmond, VA or Washington D.C. etc, feel free to reach out to me. I would love to hear from you and help point you in the right direction!


"Michelle is an amazing photographer. You can tell she puts her heart into her work. We are beyond grateful for all of her help."                                                           -2018 Bride

online publications. Michelle carefully captures your wedding day through a combination of candid and artistic images that showcase your love and delivers a product that will last for years to come. Her background in social work and love for people lends itself to working well with your closest friends and family while simultaneously calming your nerves. 

As a Richmond wedding photographer with over 7 years of professional experience and over 150 weddings under her belt, Michelle has a deep understanding for the nuances of a wedding day and what it takes to narrate love stories of couples through the lens of her camera.  Her work has appeared in Virginia Living Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Grey Likes Weddings, East Coast Bride, Borrowed and Blue, and many other print and 

About michelle

Wedding Photographer in Richmond, VA, Maryland, New York City, and Destinations World Wide.