My name is Michele — with one L.
I’m a Colorado and destination wedding photographer who loves serving joyful brides and grooms on their wedding day! I mean, who doesn’t!? But you’ll also find me becoming friends with my brides … and their mothers … and their sisters … and their friends. Because I believe relationships are the most important part of what I do.
Most of my brides and grooms love the Colorado outdoors, so you’ll find the best mountains and outdoor wedding venues galore on my website. I’ve also been known to hike to the top of mountain passes with my clients. Not only do we get amazing images, but we have lots of time to share stories and become friends.
People often say my images look unposed and natural, and all of my clients look like models. But the truth is, most of my couples tell me their are awkward in front of the camera, and many don’t even like to have their photos taken. If that’s you, don’t worry — I’ve got you covered! My engagement sessions are designed to take away all the stress of posing, so you can just show up, have fun, and leave the rest to me!
On wedding days, you’ll notice I use several photography styles depending on the time of day:
I most often shoot in an editorial style (light posing that looks very natural and un-posed). This is when I capture images of the two of you as a couple that you’ll want to frame and hang on your walls.
When it’s time for bridal party portraits and family formals, I know how to “corral a crowd” (as one of my Texas couples said)! I’ll work with you to get all of the shots that are important to you — and also make this time fun!
And during the reception, I’m very photojournalistic, watching for those in-between moments — tears, laughter, hugs, cheers-ing, and those quietly exchanged glances that might otherwise go unnoticed.
All of these images tell the story of your wedding day in a way you’ll be able to pass on to your children and grandchildren. And when I design a wedding album for you, what I’m really designing is your first family heirloom.
I have a serious case of wanderlust and love to travel, so don’t be afraid to ask me to photograph your wedding outside of Colorado!
I also love surprises, so you may find me planning secret vacations for my family, where they don’t know the destination — only what to pack. I’ve even planned entire vacations based on photos I’ve seen on Instagram. Does that make me weird?
Don’t judge, but I’ve been told I collect camera lenses the way some girls collect shoes. And I’ve recently become a lover of fine art film photography, so you’ll sometimes find me with a light meter and old fashioned film camera in hand.
I could eat brunch for every meal! (Just me?) And I have probably 10 favorite brunch restaurants in and around Denver. Right now Lucille’s is at the top of my list.
Now that you know a little bit about me, I’d love to hear more about you. Feel free to drop me a line to inquire about your upcoming wedding, engagement, or anniversary session — or just to introduce yourself and say hi!
Michele with one L