Everything you need to know about my philosophy, process, plus what it really means to be a #michailachodurbride
Whether you've just got engaged, eloping to a dreamy location, or celebrating your one year wedding anniversary with your husband, you came to the right place! I believe that every couple has a story that deserves to be told. Because I love romance, I would love to hear your story; how you met, how he proposed to you and what made you fall head over heels in love. I understand choosing the right photographer is very important because after your wedding day the only thing you will have left are your memories and photographs!
After the cake has been consumed, the flowers have wilted and the dress has been hung, your wedding photos are all that you will have to remember all of the amazing details of your special day. Photography is one of the most important investments you should make for your wedding day. Your photographs will last a lifetime and someday they will be passed onto your grandchildren and become family heirlooms for generations.
I want to tell the complete story of your day by capturing all the beautiful memories that unfold and documenting all the little details in a timeless way!
I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over!
My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple.
Photography is more than just images, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. When my couples feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera, that results in genuine, joyful images! Your wedding day is an experience from beginning to end and your photography is a huge part of that experience... shouldn’t it be fun? And enjoyable? And natural? I think so!
I'm here to not only capture memories for my clients, but also to create an experience that they will never forget.
Let's be friends!
I don’t believe that wedding photography is for everybody. I do know that my brides are special and I work VERY hard to find them! I serve a very specific type of bride who recognizes that if she wants romantic, joyful, timeless portraits of herself & her new groom, then she needs more than just pretty pictures. She needs an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with me is determining if I am the perfect fit for you! After getting to know you in person over coffee/tea or online, I’ll determine if we’re a match made for each other and then we’ll move on to the booking process!
Save the date
Congrats!! You were made to be a part of the #MCBrideSociety! Now, let’s make sure your date is locked so that we can make this dream a reality! I’ll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything official! Now that you’re official, it’s time to get started!!
Let's begin! After you book, we’ll schedule your engagement session. Don’t worry... I’ll teach you EVERYTHING! I love helping my couples get comfortable and feeling like themselves. After the first 20 minutes of your session, you will be pros. GUARANTEED. Even if you think you’re not photogenic or if your fiancé “hates having pictures taken”, you will be killing it after 20 minutes have gone by! That’s all the time we need to get rid of nerves and start capturing the joy of this new chapter of your life together! After your engagement session you’ll be featured on my Blog and will also be sent your online gallery of images to download and share however you wish.
Once we’re 8 weeks out from your big day, I’ll start making sure that I'm completely prepared and ready for your wedding! I love creating custom timelines for my couples to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding photos! You know all of those dreamy portraits, fun friend shots, and detail images that look like they are straight out of a magazine? I work with my Couples to plan their day so that they can actually have images like that of their own!
the big day
Your day has arrived! It’s time to celebrate, relax and let me get to work! I believe in telling the full story of my couples' wedding days and so I prefer not to shoot less than 8 hours. This day is going to go by in a blur, so I make it a priority to capture the traditional shots that every bride needs while also capturing the moments in between in a creative & unique way. One of my favourite parts of the wedding day is my portrait time with the newlyweds and getting to meet their families and best friends!! After the wedding day, you’ll be featured on the blog the following TUESDAY! I like to share my weddings while everyone is still on cloud nine from the big day instead of keeping my couples waiting!
Gallery & Album design
After your wedding day is over, you will receive an online gallery full of all of your wedding memories! I encourage my couples sit down with a glass of wine the night that their gallery goes live and enjoy reliving their wedding day through their images! Soon after your gallery is delivered, you will be able to select your favourite photos from your day that you would like implemented into your album (if you've ordered one)!
Love to show affection with your future spouse.
Believe that joy is an important quality.
Believe in sentimental value.
Picture your wedding day having fluffy flowers & greenery to set the tone.
Are always planning your next adventure.
Detail oriented but know when to cherish the moments.
Appreciate hand written notes & random acts of kindness.
Can laugh so hard until you cry.
Consider yourself a little bit nerdy.
Cherish alone time together with your soul-mate.
"We are so happy with Michaila's work, we would book her again in a heart beat!"
"Michaila is simply AMAZING! If you are looking for a photographer, stop your search and book Michaila! You will be so happy. TRUST. From our engagement photos, to our wedding day, we could not have wished for anything better! We were so amazed by her talent and creativity. Every single picture she took we loved. Michaila captured emotion and got the most perfect shots of family and friends... Not only did she get great pictures, but she captured perfect memories, for us to cherish forever. "
"We felt the effort & care that went into her work until the very end."
"We were her first solo wedding that she photographed and she faced many challenges. It was 40 degrees in late September, we were running late, it was quite chaotic. I watched her looking for photo opportunities, and made sure to grab the necessary shots while we ran around getting ready. She went with the flow of a jumbled up hot mess of a day, including getting pictures while I, the bride, held my screaming son the entire ceremony. Michaila was very responsive and professional. She delivered our pictures in great time, we felt the effort and care that went into her work until the very end."
"Michaila did an absolutely amazing job capturing how Matt & I feel around each other every day."
"My fiance and I had never been photographed before so we were quite nervous and anxious at first, but Michaila helped us feel so relaxed. It was like we were hanging out and laughing together with no pressure. Such a great experience! Michaila has a high sense of professionalism that made Matt and I feel at ease. I had a few requests of Michaila, and she did not hesitate to follow through. I would recommend any one of my family and friends to have their special moments captured by Michaila."
I just love to travel and see new places! Especially when it involves a beautiful wedding or elopement!
My Destination Wedding Experience includes everything you would get in my regular regular package, as well as all the travel accommodations to get me there, so you don't have to worry about a thing!
The Destination Wedding Experience includes:
• All travel accommodations (quoted at the time of inquiring)
• Complimentary engagement session
• 8 hours of wedding coverage
• & more fun surprises along the way!
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