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Michelle Elyse Photography is a fine art destination wedding photography company serving the east coast as well as domestic and international locations. Photographer Michelle is a free-spirit who is passionate about capturing the love and joy of a wedding day, whether it be an intimate elopement or a big luxurious affair. She has worked as a professional photographer for over twleve years, and her work has taken her all over the world. Michelle lives life to the fullest with kindness and honesty and believes this is displayed through her photos. Her style is genuine and natural; she guides couples to interact and have fun, preferring to capture real and honest moments rather than posed shots. She hopes her photos allow you to look back on your wedding and not only to see the beauty of the day but the excitement and memories that you shared as newlyweds with your guests.

Services Offered

Michelle Elyse Photography would love you to get in touch to let them know everything about your big plans. Shelley is available to photograph weddings both locally and overseas. Wedding photography services available include:

  • High-resolution digital images
  • One-event-per-day policy
  • Willingness to work across multiple locations
  • Prints, negatives, albums, and canvases
  • Liability insurance
  • Engagement sessions
  • Boudoir photography
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

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What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Save the Date
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Olivia W. Married on 06/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream!!

Shelley captured our day absolutely perfectly! her photos are already filling our home! She made us feel so comfortable the entire day and had a way of capturing moments without us even knowing there was a camera. I could not say enough wonderful things about her. We were out of town and did not meet until the day of our wedding, but she kept in close contact with us every step of the way with touch points to make sure she had everything organized for the day of and what all we wanted photographed. She kept us on schedule the day off, but was so flexible and accommodating to anything we may have wanted. so thankful for you Shelley! We are so thankful for you!
Elise C. Married on 05/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Calming presence & beautiful photos

Shelley was a delight to work with and was (thank the lord) incredibly flexible for our Memorial Day Weekend 2023 wedding in coastal North Carolina. We experienced unseasonably strong storms that weekend that led us to push our wedding back by one day to keep our guests and vendors safe, and she rolled through the chaos right along with us. Our photos were beautiful and her partner even added some drone footage which are now some of our favorite photos from the weekend. I wholeheartedly recommend booking Shelley for her calm and professional demeanor and stunning photos. Rain or shine (or 40+ mph monsoon), she鈥檚 got you 馃槉
Adrienne J. Married on 05/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best photographer.

We could not have asked for a better photographer. We knew from the second that we started wedding planning that choosing the perfect photographer was going to the most important decision we could make. Shelley did not disappoint. From the second we hired her she worked to ensure that the logistics aligned with the best photos and seemed to capture all of the many moments effortlessly. Moreover, Shelley and her team captured exactly what we had hoped - the many moments of the day that are often not caught in posed pictures, the happiness that saturates every moment of the event, and the many, many details. Our wedding day was one of our happiest days yet and her work has ensured we will never forget it. You will not regret hiring her for any event.
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Emily Katherine Events Emily Katherine Events Wedding Planners

Shelley is a phenomenal photographer, and a pleasure to work with. She knows her business, and manages to get great photos without being intrusive.

Katherine Edwards, Interfaith Officiant Katherine Edwards, Interfaith Officiant Wedding Officiants

Josh and Shelley's work speaks for itself, but add to this that they are both kind, funny, and professional on the wedding day. A pleasure to work with and I confidently recommend them to all my couples seeking a photographer!

Weddings by Heidi Weddings by Heidi Wedding Officiants

Josh and Shelley are the perfect team! They get the most amazing shots and are totally fun and friendly to work with. They both took the time to greet me and were polite in asking if I had any rules about taking photos during the ceremony. It is very clear they are passionate about their work and are true professionals. I highly recommend them and loved working with them!

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