Quality of service5.0
Jen & Patrick K, Getting married on 18/05/2018
We met Michele through a mutual friend long before we hired her for our engagement photos. We were looking for quality photos to capture our whimsical personalities and the essence of the Northwest, and Michele did not disappoint. Neither of us have spent much time in front of the camera, but with simple instruction, great lighting, and maybe a bit of luck, Michele captured great shot after great shot. We really enjoyed the experience and the photos delivered exactly what we were looking for. We only wish she could have captured our Washington wedding.
Patrick and Jen, where do I begin! I was so flattered at how badly you wanted to work with me, even coming to Vancouver for your engagement session! You two are such lovely people and I feel honoured to have helped you celebrate this special time in your lives! I am so glad you love your photos and hope you look back on them with fond memories for years to come! I can't wait to hear how the wedding goes! Thanks so much for your kind review.
Erik Beerda, Married on 26/08/2017
Michele is an amazing photographer! We still get many comments on our wedding photos about how lucky we were to have a professional like Michele on our wedding day. She is more than just a talented photographer, she has skills, vision, and also has this gentle, charming personality that compliments her experience.
With Michele, we never felt rushed, and found her to be extremely flexible with our schedules to meet with us when we could spare time. She was able to complete the most massive set list of photos on the day of our wedding, and yes was still able to capture all the intimate moments and details that we would have otherwise missed.
We cannot say enough wonderful things about Michele! If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, don’t let her be the one that got away!
am speechless! Thanks so much for your kind words Erik! You and Lisa were so fun to work with, and will go down in history for that list of family formals! As you said we did it all AND got you those sunset photos! Thanks for being open to going in that somewhat suspect little boat that I heard had a wine cork to plug a hole in it! lol Thanks again for having me as part of your special day. I look forward to other life milestones that I get to be part of with you and Lisa : )
Catarina Moreno, Married on 22/12/2016
We had a somewhat unconventional wedding with a small and fun ceremony in our living room and then later a house party with all our friends. We skipped most wedding gadgets but were sure that we wanted a photographer but it had to be the right one! Michele was awesome from the initial relaxed but professional phone-meeting to the day of the wedding and the party. I am not sure how she managed to get the fantastic shots she did because I did not notice her moving around most of the time. We definitely wanted in-action shots and to avoid posed pictures and she gave just the right amount of suggestions and directions and they turned out wonderfully quirky. Thank you Michele!!
What a lovely review Cat! Thank you for inviting me into your home to enjoy in such a fun and joyous celebration of your marriage! Your strategic plan, amazing friends, and love for one another left me feeling so grateful to have clients like you and Alberto! Wishing you both the best on this next big adventure. xo
Heather Wallace, Married on 25/09/2016
Michele was recommended to me by my mother-in-law who had portraits done recently and I was not disappointed. From the first meeting with Michele, I knew she was going to be our photographer. She was an outgoing, energetic, positive person who helped us create the most beautiful memories. Michele went above and beyond for us. She even went out on her own time to scout the location where we chose to have photos to ensure we got the best ones on our day. Michele was able to join us at the venue to check lighting and layout numerous times. She was very creative and we have unbelievable memories to cherish for ever now. I cannot say enough good things about Michele and her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Heather & Steve,
I so appreciate you taking the time to write this kind review and to have had me as your photographer. It was my pleasure to work with you all, and how cool that the referral was from your mother in law! I love when I get referrals like that, feel like you are already part of the family ; ) Your wedding slideshow I made for you still makes me tear up when I watch it. such a special day : ) I hope we can do more session in the near future, baby might need some pictures :) Everytime I hear Harvest Moon i will be smiling big thinking of your wedding! xo
Alyson, Married on 10/09/2016
Michelle (and her assistant!) were fantastic to work with, very accommodating, friendly, great with kids and funny. Everyone says how beautifully they captured everyone's personality and all the emotions of the day. Michelle worked hard to make sure that everything we wanted captured was. They did a fantastic job of taking great pictures of the ceremony, without being intrusive of our guests. And did excellent crowd control in a public park to get what we wanted.
Fantastic work, I would highly recommend to all.
Thanks so much for your kind review Alyson! We had a great time at your wedding, and that family photo on the bench is one of my favourite of the year! I love how down to earth you all were and could really feel the love on your wedding. Wishing you all the best for the future! Please keep in touch : ) Much Gratitude, ~michele xo
Chelsea, Married on 16/07/2016
Our wedding was very fast... We got engaged in March and married in July... No shot gun, just had no reason to wait. So finding a photographer and nailing down all the details was a task I had to take on quickly. I wanted a small wedding so finding someone who was flexible and able to work with my budget was a must. Finding Michele was the best of both! I had found photographers who offered a better rate but after speaking with them all and viewing their websites, Michele really stood out. She was so personable and although I only had her for two hours the ceremony and pictures afterwards she was so great! She was able to work with my budget and my timeline. The day of came and I finally got to meet the woman who I had been speaking to! She was so refreshing, the big day can be super overwhelming and she made me feel at ease. She was able to deal with stressed out family members, my husbands non-smile face, and his hatred for having pictures taken. She captured a day that I will remember for the rest of my life -- it was the best day! And her photos really showed it. She also was able to travel to our home town to a park my husband and I love, and grew up going to... Thank you Michele for making even the smallest of weddings the biggest day for us ? I highly recommend Michele!
Chelsea your review made me tear up! It was so lovely working with you on your special day. I am so happy that you had such a great experience working with me, and that you took time to share your thoughts here on Wedding Wire! It means a lot. xo
Kristin, Married on 16/07/2016
Michele is absolutely wonderful! Not only is she incredibly talented (I am so happy with all of my engagement and wedding photos!), but she is so personable and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. Going into our engagement session I was nervous and unsure about what to expect, but I was very pleasantly surprised as Michele and my (now) husband and I spent the entire session laughing like old friends! After, we were in communication leading up to our wedding day (which is even more impressive as we live out of province! We had numerous Skype dates!), and Michele made sure she knew us inside and out so that she wouldn't miss a thing on the big day. She captured countless amazing moments, and I couldn't be happier with the resulting album of photos. (I've also received countless compliments on our wedding photos from friends, family, coworkers). In all, Michele was professional, reliable, and an incredible resource while planning our big day. I highly recommend her!!
Kristin you just made me tear up! Thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review! From our first Skype date to laughing so hard in the snow and then to end it all off with the Yardzee set you gifted me, I felt so lucky to have met you both and been part of such an important time in your lives. Thank you for picking me as photographer, I hope that I will get to capture more of your family as it grows over the years to come! BIG hugs to you both! ~michele xo
Steve, Married on 09/07/2016
We were initially introduced to Michele's work at a friend's wedding. After viewing some of the amazing photos from their wedding we chose to add Michele to our list of potential photographers for our own wedding (an out of town one). We compared her offerings and pricing to several photographers local to the wedding venue and found her to be very competitive and also offer a more extensive photography package.
Our package with Michele included 8 hours of photography at the wedding venue and an engagement shoot at a Lower Mainland location of our choosing. In addition to this she met with us on two occasions, once after the engagement shoot to discuss preliminary information and again closer to the date to finalize details. She also provided us with a questionnaire to get a more complete understanding of the day, the guests and our particular desires.
We had an amazing time with Michele during the engagement shoot and she made us feel extremely comfortable and relaxed. We did an outdoor session at Lighthouse Park (West Vancouver) and she was able to work with all of the environment and provide great suggestions for what colours to wear in what area (we brought a couple different shirts and shoes with us). From this one hour session we received 85 incredible images. She even picked us up from the Skytrain station as it was on her way.
As our wedding venue was out of town over a weekend we invited Michele's husband and young son to join her and provided them with accommodation and food. Although he was the only child at the event, her son was exceptionally well behaved and her husband did a fantastic job of keeping him busy and letting Michele do her magic without interruption. The three of them joined the wedding party for dinner and blended seamlessly with our group. Her son even wrote the bride a little love note, although we may need some help translating it.
On the wedding day Michele provided services while we were getting ready, during the ceremony, dinner and reception and even a few pictures around the campfire late into the evening. She again made us feel extremely comfortable and we felt she was always in the right place at the right time. We never felt any pressure from her, that she was getting in the way or that she was holding up the show.
During the ceremony we never even saw Michele, which we believe is a credit to her excellence as we were able to focus entirely on each other. However, from what we heard from the guests she was working extremely hard and practically running from place to place to get the shots. She continued to work extremely hard during the rest of the day as well. We're not sure how but somehow we think she managed to eat dinner as well.
Despite having multiple weddings after ours Michele provided us with 800+ photos and an adorable video collage within a month of our wedding. We have shared and showed these pictures to our friends and family and there has been a unanimous response that the pictures are incredible. Many of our family members tell us they keep looking at them again and again.
We are extremely satisfied with Michele's services and very glad that we chose to work with her. We don't want to even think about how many hours she actually spent shooting, driving, planning and editing on our wedding but it is definitely safe to say she earned every single penny.
We would highly recommend Michele's services, not only as a wedding photographer but for any other sort of portrait photography you could need. We are considering having some more photos taken with her in a year or so because the results are so amazing. After spending so much time with Michele we also consider her to be a good friend, an excellent person and, of course, a highly skilled photographer.
Wedding date: July 9, 2016.
Steve, I am actually speechless. This was such a kind and thorough review that will for sure give people an insight as to my commitment to my clients and how I value you all so much! Your review brought a tear to my eye and honestly I have no words other than THANK YOU SO MUCH for choosing me as your photographer. You and Vanessa are such amazing people and I am really lucky that such awesome people like you find your way to me and we have a chance to work together and through that create new friendships (as well as awesome photos!) together. I have a big grin and am left speechless and grateful!
Vanessa, Married on 09/07/2016
Michele is an outstanding photographer! She went above and beyond to catch every detail of our wedding, yet she never interrupted the natural flow of the event. On top of that she is a wonderful person with so much passion for her work and the people within it. She will support you, make you feel beautiful and she will capture every smile along the way!
Just talk to her. It'll be worth your time!
Thank you so much for your kind words Vanessa and for having had trusted me to be your Wedding, Photographer. You and Steve were such amazing people to work with and I am grateful that we have managed to keep in touch since your wedding! Our son will forever remember your wedding as well, you both left quite the impression on him! (my family tagged along as we went glamping for this wedding, you can see it under my Real Weddings!) I look forward to capturing other family milestones for you both in the future. Much gratitude, ~michele
Suzana, Married on 08/07/2016
No matter how nervous you may be, Michele's professional confidence and her skill set will put you into an ease. Michele is flexible and down to earth young women and professional who's talent is obvious and it speaks for it selves. I was so lucky that my son, professional publisher and social media expert suggested Michele's service for my wedding. He thought Michele's cheerful personality as well as her skill set would be just right for me, and he was so right about it. No bridal fears, threat of rain or tourist's curiosity could detour Michele's commitment to do the best possible job and to capture those precious moments. She gently but firmly guided over 50 people (and some para-shooting tourists) so we all had a wonderful experience. Once again, we are highly recommending Michele's services to couples and families who are looking to capture and preserve a true essence of their commitment and love for each other.
Suzana & Chris
awww Suzana your review gave me goose bumps! All I can say is it's me that is lucky to have such amazing clients like yourself and Chris to work with. It truly was an honour being part of your special day! Much gratitude!