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I'm Michela! Seriously, I'm SO thrilled you made it to my little corner of the world. So yes, the rumors are true—I am a wedding + family photographer based in Central Virginia. But! Fear not! I'm not going to rant about how I got started in photography (did anyone else have a little sister that wanted to be on Disney Channel and thus needed headshots? Just me? Awesome.). What I am going to tell you more about is, well, me! This page is all about things that make my heart sing, as well as a little bit of the why behind my business. Take a peek and let me know if you think we'd be friends by hopping on the contact page. I'd love to meet you!

Why, hello!



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I am a firm believer that marriage is a gift. It's not something to be taken lightly, and really can be used to bring so much good to this world (I mean, we can always use a little more good, right?). 

My mission in being your photographer goes beyond the eight hours I'm at your wedding fluffing your dress or telling you to snuggle up and kiss her real good (yes, I really say this). It's about building a relationship with you. I want you to know I'm in your corner, rooting not only for your timeless, meaningful, elegant wedding day, but also your marriage—every step of the way.

So what would mean the most to me as your photographer? What would make my job even MORE amazing? To hear of your children whipping out their parents' wedding album in twenty years and discovering the day they made a commitment. For them to see how every detail and moment reflected the start of a life worth living, a love worth fighting for. Let's make that a reality—together.

I believe the marriage is greater than the wedding day.

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