michelle renee


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Grateful to have over a decade of wedding photography experience to pull from and thrilled to pass along what I've learned along the way.  

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It seems like yesterday that I had just gotten my new-t0-me fancy camera off of Craigslist and I wanted to photograph every little detail of my newborn son.  Every. Single. Day.  I did my best, but truth be told, I had no idea what I was doing.  Not long after that, in graduate school a friend asked me to photograph her wedding at the beach.  I didn't know much more then, but it motivated me to dig into every blog, magazine, and educational resource I could find to figure out how to use that fancy camera.  I was new to the industry and did not have one single person (that i knew of anyway) to turn to for hands-on education.  Since then, I've found my way, but the road I travelled could have been a bit straighter if I'd had a mentor to learn from and grow through.  That's what i hope to be for you.  From how to shoot in manual to how to compose an emotional, authentic image, I am here to share what I know. 

The Resources

Over a decade of shooting weddings (and sometimes learning the hard way) has allowed me a unique opportunity to refine my wedding experience process from start to finish.  I want to share a bit of that with you.

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make the most of your engagement session

This is often the first time you'll be in front of my camera, and it can be nerve-wracking! Download my Helpful Hints download for suggestions on how to make the most of our time together.

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sample wedding day timelines

WITH or WITHOUT a First Look, developing a solid timeline for photography on your wedding day is a vital part of ensuring your day runs smoothly. Get a sample photography timeline here to help in planning a stress-free wedding day.


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ultimate wedding day shot list

When I first started out, I used to write down everything I needed to photograph on a wedding day (and draw stick figure posing reminders) on a piece of paper I carried with me.  After over a decade, those shots and poses are mentally engrained in my mind. But for those starting out, this guide can help you along.   

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