Hi, I'm Michelle and I'm so glad you're here! I am dually-based in both Washington, DC and Jackson, MS, specializing in photographing thoughtful and joyful outdoor weddings throughout the East Coast and Southeastern United States.
My photos are often described as romantic, soft, and timeless. As a hybrid photographer, I utilize both traditional film and digital photography to capture love stories. I crave the flexibility I get using both mediums. I'm able to produce a timeless, romantic photograph on film while maintaining the speed and reliability of a digital backup system.
I love working with couples who are deeply in love and value the experience of their wedding day with close family and friends. My shooting style is classic and joyful with a bit of editorial flair. I use my surroundings and the given natural light to create emotive images unique to the energy of each relationship. It's important to me that we get to know each other so I can get on that level with you.
Choosing a wedding photographer is a big decision because those photos are going to be the only reminder of what your day was like. It's not just about documenting, but truly capturing the feeling of the day. Every time you look at your images I want you to remember how it felt to be there. Let me tell your story in a way that allows you to relive those moments over and over again.
13 Reviews for Michelle Whitley Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
10 User photos
Sarah L. · Getting married on 05/08/2022
Michelle was the 2nd shooter at our wedding in August 2020 and she was wonderful - a pleasure to spend time with on our wedding day, and the photos all came out beautifully. She has a very calm and warm presence that helped create a great energy that day.Sent on 09/20/2020
Kirsten Purcell · Married on 10/19/2019
Our gorgeous photos speak for themselves!!
Best decision we ever made!!!!Sent on 03/24/2020
Ashley · Married on 06/01/2019
Hiring Michelle was the BEST decision we made!
Michelle is incredibly talented, professional and an absolute joy to work with! She was helpful, organized, and responsive throughout the whole planning process. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to meet her until just before our ceremony (we decided to forgo an engagement shoot and did all of our meetings by phone or FaceTime), but she instantly felt like a friend! Neither my husband or I particularly like having our pictures taken, but Michelle gave great direction and made us feel at ease.... and the results were amazing! She captured our wedding day perfectly and we fell in love with every picture. She was able to give us a sneak peek of our pictures within days of our wedding and our completed gallery within a few weeks! We are so glad we hired Michelle and would highly recommend her to anyone!Sent on 08/28/2019
Michelle Whitley Photography's reply:Thank you, Ashley!! You rocked it and my team had the best day. I absolutely loved working with you and Patrick! I hope married life is the best! :)