Michelle Girard Photography

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About Michelle Girard Photography

By concentrating on emotion, movement and laughter, Michelle creates images that emphasize the connection and energy of each couple she works with. Her artistic approach fuses several elements, including an editorial fashion sense, a taste for distinctive colors and textures, a relaxed shooting approach and a strong passion for capturing “real life” moments. With Michelle’s approach to photography, the focus is on the overall experience rather than the traditional process of picture-taking. She encourages everyone to have an amazing time, at times helping to create a perfect setting for capturing images in a natural way and finding ways to enhance and extend the best moments of your day.

Michelle grew up in Massachusetts and fell in love with art at an early age, practicing various forms of art as far back as she can remember, starting with crayons and moving through acrylics and oils to cameras and computers. That artistic experience shapes her approach in creating an image today, combining knowledge of light, tone and composition. Michelle refined her skills studying photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and going abroad to study fashion photography in London and Prague. After college, Michelle relocated to New York City for work, photographing at Coach and later working at the studios in J.Crew. After helping a friend photograph a couple of weddings, Michelle found she loved photographing weddings and capturing the beauty in the details and emotion of the day. Today Michelle is in Northern CT / Western MA and is one of the few full time photographers in the area, working predominantly on weddings and enviromental portraits. For more information please contact Michelle through her website or at michelle@michellegirard.com

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    Christina · Married on 06/30/2018

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    Michelle is an amazing photographer. My husband and I are so happy we hired her to capture all of the special moments during our wedding. Michelle was so easy to work with. She is very warm and inviting, but also very professional and responsive. She made us feel very comfortable both during our engagement shoot and on our wedding day (despite the fact that we got married on one of the hottest days of the year!). She is directive when needed, but her photos feel very natural and relaxed, not super posed. If you are thinking about hiring Michelle, do it! You won't be disappointed. Her work is so beautiful!

    Sent on 08/12/2018
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    Rebecca · Married on 10/21/2017

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    I cannot rave about Michelle Girard Photography enough. On a day full of so much hectic energy and requiring so much attention, Michelle's expert eye and calm presence made photo time feel effortless and the photographs are flawless. This included taking photographs in the middle of a tourist-heavy area that holds special significance for both my wife and me. Michelle was able to get three families to move, pose, laugh, and present in quick time, all the while keeping everyone's energy up. She captured each wedding party member's unique spirit and eased parents who usually avoid the camera. My wife and I could not have asked for a more perfect record of the day's events. Absolute perfection. (And her assistant, Jeff, was very helpful, too.)

    Sent on 12/03/2017
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    Dana · Married on 09/09/2017

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    Michelle recently took the photos for our September wedding, and we could not have been happier. Everything was seamless, from planning the schedule for the day, to corralling our family and friends into group shots (which is often like herding cats), to getting our pictures afterwards. Michelle made us feel so comfortable and really listened to our vision for the wedding, and her ability to capture the spirit and joy of the day completely shone through. Not only is Michelle an awesome photographer, but she is fun, friendly, and totally the kind of person you want to grab a beer with. I cannot recommend her services highly enough.

    Sent on 11/02/2017

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Michelle Girard Photography FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding photography services? $ 3,450.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price? Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, Digital Files
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 4,650.00
  • 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, Digital Files
  • What primary photographic style do you identify with? Contemporary, Natural, Photojournalism, Traditional
  • What photography services do you offer? Additional Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Custom Graphics, Destination / Travel, Engagement Shoot, High-Res Images, Liability Insurance, Second Shooter
  • What photography items do you offer? Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards

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  • Tanya Costigan Events
    Tanya Costigan Events Wedding Planners

    I am a wedding planner, and I love Michelle Girard Photography. Her work is so beautiful and her use of light is amazing. I highly recommend her work.

  • SSUPhoto
    SSUPhoto Wedding Photographers

    Very good Photographer. Love her work, and has great personality.

  • Eutopia Events
    Eutopia Events Wedding Planners

    We have worked with Michelle on a number of events and styled shoots, and each time has been a true pleasure. Her peppy and professional personality shines in all of her images. Her use of natural light in her work is great and she really captures the spirit of the event she is shooting.

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