Michelle Frederick is a modern lifestyle wedding photographer based out of West Point, New York. Michelle’s goal is to provide every couple with an exceptionally fun and laid-back experience with a candid, emotive, and timeless style. Michelle believes that weddings are one of the most incredible and important events in a lifetime, and she strives to capture them in a way that is both authentic and artistic. Weddings should be a day filled with passion and fun, and Michelle Frederick would love to be a part of yours!
Michelle Frederick Photography offers three different wedding photography packages and a la carte extras at an additional cost. All packages offer differing levels of coverage and a personalized wedding day timeline. The most premium package, the Premium Collection, includes the following services:
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Linnea · Married on 09/21/2019
We are obsessed with Michelle!
From the moment we met her for our engagement session, we couldn't get enough of Michelle! She is such a wonderful and talented person with the greatest energy. Whenever we've been with her we never want her to leave! During our engagement session and during our wedding, she made us feel so comfortable and natural - nothing felt staged or unnatural at any point. She has such an amazing eye and ability to capture light, colors and compositions. We've only seen a few of the preview images from our wedding and everyone freaked out over them - multiple people told us they looked straight out of a magazine. That's actually why I picked Michelle in the first place - I really wanted an editorial feel to our photos and she is an absolute pro at that. She's also so enthusiastic and open to anything - on our wedding day we went from the gardens to the beach and had two dogs who wanted to be in every shot :-) We cannot wait to see the full set as we know they will be incredible!!Sent on 10/02/2019
Ashlee Sam · Married on 09/14/2019
Sent on 09/23/2019
I am so grateful that Michelle came into our lives. While searching for a wedding photographer I discovered her via Instagram. I immediately fell in love with her style. She has such a way of portraying the real heart of a moment. Having the perfect photographer was one of the most important things for me. I wanted pictures that I would be able to look at and remember the way it felt on that day.
Now that the day has come and gone, I could not be happier with the experience that I had with Michelle. What I didn't consider, when looking for a photographer, was the energy that that individual would exude. Michelle's positivity and passion for her art fills the air with a love that is influential on such a special day. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about her as a person from my bridal party and guests. Her presence was calming and joyful, which was a necessary factor since we received lots of unexpected rain that day!
I wanted a photographer who would capture our excitement and true personality. With that said, I was always down for any suggestions she made, which included hopping into a canoe before our ceremony! Against a stern warning from our entire bridal party, my fiancé and I decided to get in the boat! The threat of tipping didn't faze us until our dog jumped into the pond on a mission to get in the boat. A panic broke out as all 14 members of our bridal party attempted to distract our dog from his quest. Everything turned out just fine but, the point is that Michelle helped make this amazing moment happen! That’s a memory we will cherish and laugh at forever.
As for the engagement shoot, we were so happy we took this opportunity. It was the first time we were to meet her and be photographed as a couple. Needless to say, we were nervous and didn't know what to expect. Both of us can look pretty stiff when it comes to posed pictures but we were pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the experience was. Michelle made the whole thing so enjoyable that it's now such a special memory for us. She had us do things that were fun and felt completely natural. I'm so pleased with the way the photos came out! She's just so amazing.
Additionally, her professionalism is something to be noted. I was always able to get in touch with her, she always did what she promised and never left me guessing. I would recommend her a million times and more. In the future I plan seek out any opportunity to work with her again. Just so wonderful!
Kim L. · Married on 09/07/2019
Michelle was without a doubt one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding. From the get-go, it was clear she was dedicated to us on a personal level; she genuinely cares about each and every one of her clients and goes out of her way to deliver the best photography experience possible.Sent on 09/18/2019
I generally feel awkward in the spotlight, and unlike my fiancé I’m not always the most photogenic So I was immediately blown away by our engagement photos. It meant so much to us to have our shoot at the same spot where we got engaged, and Michelle was 100% all-in despite the long travel time. She made the entire experience fun and totally relaxed; her easygoing nature really does put all your nerves at bay. The photos capture my now-husband and me completely in our element, minus all my awkwardness.
After that, I knew our wedding photo experience would be awesome — and it was even more amazing than I could’ve imagined. I was a little frazzled and sleep-deprived the morning of the wedding, so I felt a little spacey/distracted, but Michelle made me feel completely at ease once again. She arrived as I was getting my makeup done and I felt so guilty that I couldn’t introduce her to all the girls or show her around, but she didn’t seem to mind in the slightest. She was outgoing with everyone and happy to check things out on her own while we finished getting ready. Michelle simply exudes positive energy, it’s contagious.
I knew our bridal party and all our guests would love her too — and just as expected, SO many people commented on how clearly skilled (and cool!) she was. One guest pulled me aside to get Michelle’s name and said “you can just tell she’s getting all the perfect shots.” Not a single moment or shot felt forced, it was all so natural and true to us.
One of my favorite parts of the day was when Michelle pulled us aside to take some more couple shots before dinner. At first I thought I’d be bummed to leave the table for a while, but holy crap was I wrong in the best of ways. I immediately felt relaxed when my fiancé and I followed her away and over to the cornfields for some beautiful shots. We both genuinely had a blast; it felt like hanging out with a cool friend. It was just so much fun.
I can’t say enough great things about Michelle. Not only is she a phenomenal photographer, she’s also an awesome person. She added so much happiness to our wedding day just by being herself; you need this kind of positive, fun, relaxed energy around.
Last but not least: we just received our preview gallery, and in a word: WOW. My husband and I were all smiles looking through each photo and remembering all the amazing parts of the day that flew by so fast. I love how candid and real everything feels and I absolutely cannot wait to check out the rest.
So beyond glad we found Michelle. I know all this might seem a little wordy, but trust me that it’s a true testament to her awesomeness. She will make your wedding day a bazillion times more special.