Photography chose her at 15. While studying fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, photography chose her. Since that time, she has been traveling with her film cameras and hasn't looked back.
In 2014, Michelle graduated from Montserrat College of Art with a Photography Award, Founders Scholarship, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fine Art Photography, and several notable publications, including The Boston Globe, Salem News, Ruffled Weddings, Bajan Wed, and many more... Since graduation, she has been photographing engagements, weddings, portraits, private events, and editorials. As far back as she can remember, she was drawn to photography, and to this day, nothing has changed,
When she is not behind her lens, you can find her hanging out with her family, traveling to some place warm with beautiful clear waters, enjoying the local culture, local cuisine, fine art and architecture. When she is not traveling, she loves to visit New York and view the current exhibitions on display at the Frick Collection and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and of course, explore Central Park.. because who is not up for exploring?
After the cake is cut, and the dress is hung, you’ll be left with the memories from your wedding day. As your photographer, it is Michelle's essential responsibility to capture the fleeting moments of your day.
My goal as your photographer is to capture your love story, vision, what is most essential to you, and preserve these moments for life in your first family heirloom.
For me, it is essential to take time at our consultations to learn all about your unique vision, hobbies, what is most important to you, your love story, how it all began, and most importantly, your wedding day vision.
In 2019, she captured, the editorial director's of Stuart Weitzman, previous style director of People family portrait session.
Her first commercial job was photographing a fashion show for Randi Rahm’s Bridal Evolution 2019 collection.
She has photographed celebrities, Rachel Lindsay Abasolo, Ron Ben-Israel, Hayley Hasselhoff, and Jill Zarin at Randi Rahms Spring 2020 collection, James Brown III, Rachel Lindsay Abasolo, Jill Zarin, Ally Shapiro,Luciana Pampalone, Aaron Paul Music, Dani Walker, Kacey Musgraves, Jose Parron, Cyn Santana, Ashlee Keating, Melanie Moore, Chaz Dean, Shereen Pimentel, Marc Bassy, and many more at Randi Rahm's Fall 2020 collection.
Not only does she photograph weddings, lifestyle, and bridal fashion, she also photographs editorials and has photographed for Bella Belle Shoes, and Amonie Ring Boxes.
Please inquire today if you're interested in Michelle capturing your private event or product.
During the offseason, she loves traveling to the MET, Frick Collection in the Upper East Side in New York. It is probably one of the reasons why she is drawn to photograph at historic estates and mansions. She loves Old World architecture and venues that incorporate unique textures and backdrops.
With beautiful architecture and interiors, it makes for such an easy space to photograph and beautiful bridal portraits.
During the offseason, she loves to travel. Some of her favorite destinations include the Florida Keys, Disney, Universal Studios, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, St. John, St. Thomas, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, Tortuga, Musha Cay, Rose Island, and Nassau, Bahamas.
Traveling to her means scouting where the locals go, learning their history, visiting museums, and taking scenic walks. She loves to be immersed in culture. Her bucket list includes Paris, Vatican City, Alaska, and many more...
She loves traveling, trying new foods, restaurants, dining out, and cooking new recipes. Cooking is an art form in itself. It is so fun to experiment with different recipes and to expand her knowledge. While traveling, she loves to ask the locals where to try local cuisine from, visit the local dives to fine restaurants!
Every day she works, she believes it is one of the best day's of someone's life. She documents tangible memories for families and creates tangible heirlooms of your lives well-lived, full of love, and happiness. If that isn't the best gift, she's not sure what is!
Reach out today to schedule your discovery call to begin to share your love story!
samantha and daniel, waterloo village
"Michelle is PHENOMENAL. She is so thoughtful, and I now consider her a friend in addition to being our amazing wedding photographer. She meticulously planned out a shot list (including all little details like my brand of dress and my husband's cufflinks, etc.) with us before the big day, but was very open to feedback during the actual shoots, so it felt adaptable and not too rigid. She gives great direction without being "pushy," so everyone always feels comfortable and at ease while she's taking the more formal photos. In addition to that, she is so adept at getting those great candids, which turned out to be some of my favorite photos from the evening! Last but certainly not least, she just takes incredible photographs. I am beyond thrilled with how our wedding images came out, and I can't tell you how much (unprompted) feedback I got from guests at the wedding who not only said how stunning our portraits were, but Michelle also managed to get some amazing photos of our guests that they can now cherish. If I had to do the wedding over and over, I would choose Michelle every time!!"
mary and ken, inn at millrace pond
"I don’t think it’s possible to say enough positive things about Michelle! From our engagement session, to our wedding, and everything in between, Michelle was right by our side guiding us to make sure we had the day we envisioned and everything went smoothly. For our engagement shoot, she gave us a few options and we chose a local place outdoors. We had to reschedule multiple times for rain and Michelle was so flexible with her and our schedules. Having different backdrops and textures was something we wanted and she had so many different perspectives in her photos...it was hard to even chose a favorite! For our wedding day, I made a mistake on the timeline of the day and Michelle seamlessly reworked the entire wedding day schedule and made me feel so relaxed and at ease. Other compliments I have about Michelle are that she worked so well with our videographer and other vendors and her presentation for her photo reveal was above and beyond. She also went above and beyond scouting out the wedding venue and reaching out to our other vendors to create our timeline for the wedding day. She was always communicating with us throughout the entire process and she just has an all around genuine and amicable personality! Our wedding would not have been the same without her there and five stars truly isn’t enough to give her."
cecily and anthony, the madison hotel
"Michelle was kind, funny, energetic, asked great questions and really took who we are seriously to make this day ALL ABOUT US!"
Amanda Dinardi, Copper + chloe, frog & the peach
“I hired Michelle to photograph a small intimate wedding this past February and she was amazing. Very responsive, came extra early to set up and start taking pictures, was super quick with getting back to me with the gallery of pictures. Being a wedding planner, I am always looking for talented creatives to connect with. Michelle’s outgoing personality was such a great way to start off our session. She was so sweet and complimentary of the wedding I had planned and styled. I look forward to working with her in the future! Thanks Michelle!”
Amanda and brian, private estate wedding
"During the consultation, Michelle was kind, funny, energetic, asked great questions and really took who we are seriously to make this day all about us! Michelle and her associates were great and blended in with the family right away. They were open to suggestions and funny, they were great to work with!"
jamie and adam, private estate wedding
"I just received my album, and I love it!! Thank you so much for putting together such a perfect album with the pictures I loved the most. Thank you also for the additional print and the super thoughtful little keepsake jar. I love knowing that those pieces of nature were there from the day of my wedding. Again, thank you for everything!"
katrina and dan, hilton boston
"I kept hearing from friends it took 5-7 months to get the pictures back, we were blown away at how fast they came back and the quality they came back with. Our overall experience was terrific, we had a lot of fun. I was friends with Michelle before we signed the contract and to see her glowing doing what she loves was so great to see as a friend and as a client."
She’s an old soul. She adores history, fine art, fashion, and traveling. When she is not abroad or attending to clients, you'll find her spending time with her family, best friends, and puppies. Her home is the center of her unit.
While traveling, she loves to cruise the islands in the Caribbean or view the incredible artwork on display at the Louvre.
She loves her dog(s). They are just as much a part of her family and cannot wait for everyone to meet them (if they have not yet already!)
Fleeting moments matter to her. She wants to look back on her wedding day and remember the personal details that she infused, aroma of the floral bouquets, beauty of her couture gown, intimate laughs, and joy from her day where can can reminisce in her fine art heirloom that is on display in her home.
She’s head over heals for the love of her life. They adore being together. They love traveling by each other’s side, know how to make one another laugh, and have silly inside jokes that of course, no one else would understand, and of course, enjoy a few favorite songs that they love to sing along too.
The special little details matter most to her. Like her grandmother’s wedding band, his custom Star Wars cuff links, flower design by their beloved friend and florist, and the lavender honey favors. This couple has important meaning infused into their wedding day. Most importantly, she wants her wedding day to look and feel like her fiancé.
Located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Michelle currently services the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and is available for worldwide travel for your destination wedding.
Establishing her business in 2015, Michelle set out to serve her clients with timeless, romantic, and heartfelt photography specializing in wedding and lifestyle photography.
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