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Michelle Zapanta Photography is a wedding photography company located in Lockport, Illinois. Photographer Michelle is passionate about capturing the precious moments of a couple’s special day. She will fuse photojournalistic images with posed portraits to create a rich tapestry of photographic memories that you can cherish for a lifetime. This expert endeavors to document candid moments of joy and emotion, allowing couples to relive the day again and again.

Services Offered

Michelle Zapanta Photography covers destination weddings and Michelle relishes the opportunity to travel, having covered events from Maui to Jamaica. This personable professional strives to put couples and their loved ones at ease in front of the camera. She understands the importance of making people feel comfortable and good about themselves during a photography session. Michelle speaks two languages, including Filipino and English, and she offers consultations to prospective couples.

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

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Jon L. Getting married on 09/28/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect experience

Michelle made the whole process relaxing and provided enough couching to ensure our pictures were the best they could be. It was our first professional photo shoot and Michelle made it feel like it was a normal day for us as she captured beautiful photos.
Katie Getting married on 09/28/2024
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 book it

Our family has worked with Michelle on multiple occasions, from engagement pictures to weddings. If you’re looking for a photographer for anything, then you are in the right spot.

Michelle is naturally one of the most kind, generous, and funny people I have worked with in the wedding industry. Her passion for photography shines in her hard work and dedication to everything she does.

One of my biggest fears going into a photoshoot was feeling awkward about how to pose, smile, and where to put my hands. I don’t know what it is about Michelle, but she makes this so fun, easy, and natural. I felt so comfortable the entire time and the pictures we received were above and beyond.

I have left every session feeling like Michelle is part of our family and an amazing friend. If you have the opportunity for Michelle to bring her husband along, then you’re really in the right spot for a photographer. Michelle and her husband are an amazing team and do everything to get the perfect shot.

Lastly, Michelle puts her heart into every session she does. She gets to know the space, and focal points and lighting of where she will be shooting. She shows up to the event with a plan and a vision on how she’s going to capture the day.

All I can say is, you will not be disappointed when that email comes through with your completed album. 10/10 would recommend.
Marie Married on 09/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for capturing our best day

Michelle did a phenomenal job with our engagement shoot. She made us feel comfortable all through out. She has a good flow and timing from start to end, you could really tell she's a pro at what she does. We're both very shy as a couple buy Michelle is very good in directing and guiding us how to be confortable in front of the camera. We really had a great time and we are at ease knowing she'll be taking care of us on our big day!

Update: Married now updating my review.
We just want to say thank you for capturing our special day. We will forever treasure these amazing photos. Came across Michelle on a wedding app earlier this year for our wedding last September, took her less than a day to reply to our message and we met up the next day. We like that she is organize and thorough on what we can expect and gave us very reasonable options. Our first shoot with her was last June. She was patient, very good directing us and she didnt stop until we got great shots. We had a lot of fun doing our engagement shoot. Nearing our wedding day, she made time to check on our wedding preps. We scheduled a meeting to finalize our plan and shared her expertise/inputs which really helped us a lot in making our wedding timeline work. She even went out of her way and took our detail shots, few days before the wedding just to get it out of the way and basically focus on just Us on our day. She was full of energy from start till end. It was a breeze working with her. Even though we didnt have a wedding coordinator, she stayed on top of everything and hit everything in the timeline we prepared. She made sure we were having a great time while she was taking photos behind scenes. Lastly, she finish our 1000+ wedding photos 1 month ahead before expected delivery. We will definitely work with her again on our next best day.
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