Michelle Elyse Photography

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About Michelle Elyse Photography

Michelle Elyse Photography is a wedding photography company based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Photographer Shelley 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 eight years, and her work has taken her all over the world. Shelley 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
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Heartfelt ceremony candids
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Colorful urban rustic wedding
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Rainy greenhouse portraits
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Genuine excitement and details
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Candlelight and cake cutting
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Elegant resort wedding
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Fall outdoor wedding
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Glamorous bridal portraits
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Boho glam wedding
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Magnolia Manor Wedding
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Haywood Hall Wedding Raleigh
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Starlight Meadows wedding
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Windy Couples photos
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Elegant architecture
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Breezy free-spirited portraits
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Glamorous getting ready photos
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Elegant candids of bridesmaids
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Photojournalist portraits
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I love all animals!
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The Stockroom at 230 Wedding
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Beautiful stationary details
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Iceland destination elopement
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Intimate romantic photos
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Couple getting ready together
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Groomsmen candids
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Action shot of shoes and dress
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Sunny outdoor ceremony
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Downtown Durham wedding
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Rick house wedding Durham
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Downtown Raleigh wedding
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Wildflower portraits
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Merrimon Wynne wedding
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Montana destination wedding
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Washington destination wedding
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Oaks at Salem wedding Apex
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Groom getting ready
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Downtown Raleigh wedding
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Gorgeous details
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First dance with mom and groom
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Iceland destination wedding
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Montana destination wedding
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Summerfield Farm wedding
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Field full of flowers!
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I love flowers!
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Adorable ring bearers!
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Beer lovers
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Highgrove estate wedding
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Beautiful southern venue
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Ohio destination wedding
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Snow day engagement
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Luxe castle wedding
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Elegant bridal details
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Downtown Durham first look
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Haywood Hall wedding Raleigh
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The Glassbox at 230 Raleigh
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Free spirited bridal portraits
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Downtown Durham getting ready
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Pictures with pretty flowers
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I also realllly love wallpaper
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Montana destination wedding
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The Stockroom 230 Raleigh
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Candid getting ready
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Indoor rainy day ceremony
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Dancing candids
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Evening Silhouettes
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Dancing candids
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Sunset portraits
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Candids of bridesmaids
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Dancing candids late at night
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I love floral prints!
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Glamorous reception candids
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Elegant garden portraits
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Hot air balloon engagement
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Bouquet and dress
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Simple elegant bridal portrait
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Silhouette with trees
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Free spirited engagement
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Ring photo candid
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The wedding dress
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Free spirited engagements
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Iceland destination wedding
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91 Reviews for Michelle Elyse Photography

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Vinny Ward · Getting married on 04/01/2021

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Worth every penny!

    My wife Alex and I both work in the hospitality industry and did not want an extravagant wedding with big expenses, big band and big stress. We’ve seen it all and decided that the most important thing was for us to be together and to share our love with some of our closest family and friends. However, we also decided the one exception to all of this would be to find a great photographer – we found just that and more with Michelle Elyse Photography!

    From our first e-mail communication to our first meeting in person, Shelley was professional, warm and most importantly, comforting to the bride. She is clearly experienced and knows exactly how to create a fun environment that brings out the smiles in all of us! When our time with her was up, Alex and I both decided that she was a fantastic choice and certainly worth every penny. This was made even more apparent when we received our sneak peaks shortly after our big day. I’ll let her portfolio speak for itself, but rest assured you will absolutely love your photos!

    My wife and I are confident that we will gaze upon these photos year after year and relive all of the special memories. We’re so glad we chose Michelle Elyse Photography and can’t recommend her enough. Thanks again Shelley!

    Sent on 02/05/2020

    Michelle Elyse Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Vinny! It was so wonderful to meet you and Alex and to be able to capture this sweet celebration for you all!
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    Marissa Gouse · Married on 09/19/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Love love love our wedding photos!

    Shelley is an excellent wedding photographer. She was very flexible with our elopement during COVID. Our wedding photos were magical and whimsical. They look like they were in a fairy tale and in a magazine. I’m truly obsessed with the quality and beauty of our photos. Shelley is also really easy to work with and has a strong attention for details. She gave us a huge variety of photos and edited about 450. I was truly impressed and I highly recommend her for your wedding.

    Sent on 07/09/2020
  • Alexandra

    Alex · Married on 11/02/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Absolutely Flawless

    Shelley is a magician. From the moment I saw her pictures on Instagram, I knew that I needed her to photograph our engagement and wedding pictures. The engagement photos captured every little bit of our relationship. My favorite part is that most of the pictures taken are candid’s, so you’re not posed in every picture. Shelley is so amazing that we even hired her separately for a family photoshoot that came out better than we could ever imagine. I’ve only received my sneak peaks and I’m DYING to see what incredible moments Shelley captured throughout our wedding!

    Sent on 11/11/2019

    Michelle Elyse Photography's reply:

    Aweee thank you so much Alex! It has been SUCH a pleasure being able to enjoy these memories with you guys!

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Michelle Elyse Photography FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?
    $ 3500
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price?
    High-Res Images
    One Event / Day
    Toning
    Digital Files
    Proofs
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package?
    $ 3500
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?
    Add'l Hours
    High-Res Images
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Toning
    Digital Files
    Negatives
    Prints
  • What primary photographic style do you identify with?
    Contemporary
    Film
    Natural
    Photojournalism
    Traditional
    Vintage
  • What photography services do you offer?
    Additional Hours
    Boudoir Shoot
    Destination / Travel
    Engagement Shoot
    High-Res Images
    Liability Insurance
    Multi. Locations
    One Event / Day
    Second Shooter
    Toning
    Wedding Portraits
  • What photography items do you offer?
    Albums
    Canvas
    Digital Files
    Flush Mount
    Matted Prints
    Negatives
    Prints
    Proofs
    Save the Date

Professional Network & Endorsements

11 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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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