Hi, my name's Michaella!

I'm based out of Atlanta, New York City & Detroit. Atlanta is where I spend most of my time, but I split the rest of my time between New York City, and my hometown, Detroit.

I’m inspired by the smell of rain, a good cup of coffee, my grandparents’ wedding album, people reuniting at airports, a good thrift find, rich colors, & the way a cello sounds like the human voice. All of these things led me to documenting weddings, celebrating love & what it looks like to be human.

My role is to preserve the honesty of your story in a beautiful way & all of the relationships, details & micro-moments that make your story, yours. Together we will create images that feel natural and nostalgic - full of rich color & emotion.

These photos will live like you did, bringing back all the feels of your day for the rest of eternity.

The best images come from a place of trust and friendship. On your wedding day, I will be a calming presence & friend, helping make sure you slow down, relax, and be fully present in every moment that unfolds.

This is a collaboration & together we’ll celebrate all the quirks & subtleties that makes your love unlike any other.
Your story is special & deserves to be celebrated. Let’s create some magic together.

WEDDING FAQ

Where are you located?

Atlanta, GA but am always traveling & ready to hop in a car or on a plane! Detroit, Michigan is home to me & I am in New York City frequently as well, so if you live in one of those areas, let me know! I waive travel costs to those areas :)

Do you travel / what are your travel fees?

Yes! I love to travel & up to travel just about anywhere domestic & internationally!  All I ask is that you help get me there & pay for somewhere for me to stay & we're good to go! Email me & we'll make it happen.

What do we need to do to book with you?

I required a 30% deposit (which comes out of the total cost) with the signing of a contract (so we can secure your date & protect both of us) & then it will be official!

When will we receive our images? 

I know you're going to be so anxious to see everything, so I will send you a few preview images via an online gallery 1-2 weeks after your wedding. Because of the extensive editing to every single one of your photos and time taken to give you the best, most amazing images possible, the rest of your photos will be delivered 6-10 weeks after the wedding date. For portrait sessions the photos will be delivered back to you between 2-3 weeks!

How many pictures will be taken?

Every wedding is different & of course it depends on how long I'm there for, but typically I deliver between 500-800+ photos from your day/50-100 images per hour! For portrait sessions, you'll get around 100-200 photos back!

Can we see the RAW files?

No however I promise you'll get more than enough photos back & you don't want to see all of the raw files.  That would be like giving back a painting half done! Editing is half of the process and is what makes my work unique & look like the final images you've seen me share.  I promise I'll give you back all of the photos that are good :)

How do you decide which images are in color & which are in black & white?

I typically deliver no more than 30% of your final images in black & white- however every wedding is different, so that ration may vary! Every black & white image is intentionally treated that way because the image is either stronger, more interesting artistically, or needed to be treated in black & white due to challenging or unflattering lighting circumstances. I usually give back a wide variety of images from each scene in both color & black & white so that you have plenty to choose from, as long as the lighting circumstances permit! I charge a $5 fee per image if you would like an image re-processed in color or b&w after final delivery.


Can we share our photos online?

Yes, of course! Please do!  Bonus points for tagging me in your photos/ giving photo credit. Helps me to continue doing what I do & reaching more couples! :)

Do we have printing rights?

Yes!  Photos online are great, but something magical & wonderful happens when photographs become tangible memories.  Through the galleries you'll receive you can order prints from a professional printing lab that will print your photos with the best coloring & quality possible.  You are totally free to print your photos wherever else you want - however they might not come out looking like they do on the computer if you print them out at a drugstore!

How do we receive our photos?

All of your high resolution digital images will be hosted in an online gallery, available for you to download and share with all of your friends and family.  Anyone you share the gallery link with will have access to download & share the photos as well!  It's a great way to easily share your photos with all of your guests :)

Do you have insurance? 

Yes!  If your venue requires proof of insurance let me know & I can take care of that!

What are your packages and rates? Let's do this thing!

While I do have base rates - I totally understand that every couple & every wedding/session is so different.  I'm always happy to create a custom package that is perfect for you! Shoot me an email & I'll send you my current packages & rates & we can make it happen!