michelle renee


 documenting love
stories stateside and abroad.

michelle renée photography




Behind the Lens

Prioritizing a luxury experience while maintaining a mutually engaging relationship that lends itself to feelings of calm, trust, and joy on your wedding day and beyond.  Our relationship should feel like slipping into your favorite pair of jeans.

about michelle

who am i?

A Virginia-based wedding photographer, but traveling worldwide to document love stories.  I am down to earth but have an appreciation for the finer things in life. I believe in authentic, enthusiastic relationships and acknowledge the power that a healthy working relationship brings to a wedding day. I am formally educated as a Master of Social work, and I bring those skills to each and every wedding day, I cry during every mother-son dance thinking about my own sons, and I never forget to pause on a wedding day, even for just a brief moment to take it all in and remind myself how fortunate I am to be sharing these raw moments of beauty and love with couples around the world.  My work as a wedding photographer is truly the best.

Hopeless romantic (and total Enneagram 7), lover of laughter, travel, and the love stories I tell through the lens of my camera.

my favorite things:


places i've been

Turks & Caicos. Denver, Colorado. NYC. And I love the Outer Banks of North Carolina where our family has spent a week every summer since I was 8.


guilty pleasures

Buying too many straw hats. Binge watching Below Deck. A Starbucks pink drink.  And planning our next trip (or two!)



Traveling literally anywhere. If palm trees are involved--even better. 



Anything Mexican + a margarita. (Cocktail hour? Anything frozen, please.)



This crew. My people. Would you believe they are as lovable as they are wild?!  Life would be so very boring without them.


part of my job

Bearing witness to raw emotion and documenting once-in-a-lifetime moments. 

about you

Our clients are seekers of classic elegance and colorful, timeless images. They are warm and authentic in relationships and they trust me to bear witness to their love.

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.


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