Hello!! Congratulations on your engagement, I hope you are SO excited to dive into your wedding planning journey!!
I am so excited that you are here to find out what Michelle A Photography is all about! Has the search for the perfect wedding photographer so far been super overwhelming? It is hard to know where to start in the decision making process since there are so many photographers to choose from.
Style and personality matter and you definitely want to build a connection with your wedding photographer as you will be spending LOTS of time together! With 10 years and over 100 weddings under my belt, I have tons of wedding experience and have built trust with numerous couples capturing their unique relationships and providing them with lasting memories!
Couples usually come to me when they want colourful, joyful and candid moments captured on their wedding day! As an easy-going yet experienced photographer, I want to capture who YOU are as a couple through this super exciting time in your lives!
Who is Michelle?
Michelle is a featured and award winning London, St Thomas and area Wedding Photographer, who loves to capture unique relationships and create lasting memories! Behind the camera, I am a wife to my high school sweetheart, a mom to a little corgi named Samson, a collector of cute pins and supporter of small business!
Back in 2013, at the age of 21 and a year after graduating from the Fanshawe College Photography Program, I began Michelle A Photography out of my childhood bedroom (complete with super cool dolphin poster)!
A mere 3 months later, I photographed my very first wedding under my own business. I immediately fell in love with everything!! I worked several retail jobs until I ended up laid off in the winter of 2015 (R.I.P. Future Shop). From there, I through everything I had into my business. In 2016, I went 100% full-time and have been capturing weddings ever since!
So Why do I Photograph Weddings?
As a Wedding Photographer, I get to be a part of a once in a lifetime day and photograph so many precious memories. But most importantly, I get to capture unique relationships and document them for years to come!
I married my High School Sweetheart on a sunny spring day in an outdoor ceremony surrounded by our closest friends and family. Precious moments in our relationship were included in so many ways.
Our corgi Samson was included with a little bowtie. Our first dance was to the same song he asked me to be his girlfriend too. Our cake topper was a scene from our favourite show and we entered our reception to one of our favourite songs. All things that were so uniquely us!
Because of this, I am a believer in true love and finding that one person who compliments your quirks. I found mine at 17 and now I get to participate in wedding days that are one of a kind!
The Michelle A Photography Wedding Experience!
From the moment you book your wedding photography to the second you receive your final gallery, you will get the full VIP experience with Michelle A Photography!
So much goes into planning a wedding and I aim to make your wedding day photography run as smoothly as possible because I remember what it was like to be in your shoes. Have a question? Email me! I will always be there to answer all photography and non-photography wedding related questions and if I don't know the answer, I will do my best to find it!
Not sure what to wear to your engagement session? I have a PDF for that! Unsure of whether or not a First Look is for you and your parter? I wrote a blog post all about it! Chances are if you have questions, I have answers and I will be there every step of the way to ensure your photography planning remains stress-free!
I receive so many comments from past couples stating that I was a calming presence on their wedding day! My goal is getting you gorgeous images, as well as keeping you relaxed and sticking to that timeline (which I will help you make)!
The best part will be reliving every second when you receive your wedding photos! Your final gallery will be a mix of joyful portraits, lots of candid moments and unique wedding details!
Some Kind Words!
"I don’t even know how to say in words how great Michelle is! From the first time we met her she was kind, professional, friendly and very easy going. She listened to our vision for our wedding day and helped bring it to life through our photos. Our engagement and wedding pictures turned out beautiful. She is absolutely amazing at what she does and we cannot thank her enough for capturing such important times in our lives."
"Michelle is an amazing photographer! We absolutely love our engagement & wedding photos, she captured the days beautifully. Michelle is kind & professional, she makes you feel comfortable even when you normally feel awkward in front of the camera. Thank goodness she was our photographer through COVID, she was flexible with the many changes made and continued to support us from start to end. Katie & I are very grateful to have had Michelle A Photography! We strongly recommend her services."
"Words can’t describe how incredible a photographer Michelle is. To name a few, she is passionate, patient, accommodating, and incredibly talented. Our wedding day could not have been captured more perfectly without her. Thank you so very much for making our dream come true wedding experience so much better. I’m honoured to have worked with you on the best day of our lives. We highly recommend Michelle A Photography, and promise you that you will fall in love with Michelle as soon as you meet her. You will be in the best hands possible!"
Yes! There is a second shooter included in all wedding collections so that no important moments are missed and you have different perspectives on your wedding day!
Yes! I include a complimentary 1-hour engagement session in all wedding collections so that I can get to know you better as a couple and you can get comfortable being in front of the camera in a more laid back setting!
Please do not worry about what to do with your hands or feeling awkward in front of the camera. I got you! I will always direct you in several different poses while also using little tricks to grab those natural candid portraits!
My turnaround time for weddings is 4-6 weeks. We will set up a Zoom call so that I can explain your gallery, show you some of my faves and then send the gallery your way so that you can have a special moment browsing through and reminiscing about your special day!
Yes! I offer albums as an add-on to any wedding or elopement package so that you can have a printed heirloom for years to come. Important images aren't meant to just sit on your computer forever, an album will showcase all of your favourite moments and tell the story of your day!
Umm...Heck yes!! As a fellow dog mom I love dogs and am always down for lots and lots of doggy cuddles! Please consider bringing your fur baby so that you have memories with them too! Have a friend or family member tag along to hangout with your dog(s) while we capture photos of just the two of you.
More Client Love!
"We were so lucky to have been given Michelle’s name! Our photos were stunning! From the first time I met with her I knew she’d be a perfect fit for our wedding! The vision that we had hope to capture was actually what she delivered! Any questions I had, she was quick to respond and it was amazing how fast she got our photos back to us! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
"Where can I even begin? Michelle captured our engagement photos and wedding photos and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better. She was so calm, relaxed and organized - and she truly captured the most beautiful photos ever. We will cherish them forever! Highly recommend Michelle if you’re in need of a photographer! Michelle, thank you so much for everything! You are simply amazing!!!"
"Michelle is an absolute pleasure to work with! So easy going, a nice calm presence! She was also very accommodating and adaptable while planning a wedding during covid-19. But above all captures all of the amazing, beautiful moments and sends home a wonderful album! We love all of our pictures. Thank you for everything Michelle!"
So What is the Next Step?
I would absolutely love to connect and chat all about your wedding day plans! We can have a virtual coffee via Zoom or FaceTime or simply chat on the phone.
I want to hear all about you, how did you get engaged, where did you meet, how long have you been together and your wedding day plans so far!
We will chat about how wedding days typically flow for me and how much time everything takes on a wedding day. Please feel free to ask any and all questions along the way!
We will move into what you are specifically looking for and how to officially get your wedding day booked with Michelle A Photography! I require a signed contract and retainer to save your date.
Most of my couples invest $3500 on average.
All Full Day Wedding Collections include: a second shooter, an online gallery, custom USB, a complimentary engagement session and helpful PDF's along the way!