The Best of 2020 Seniors!

April 13, 2020

Photography by Michelle seniors

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Cue the confetti… the Class of 2020 is about to graduate! Here are some of my favorite images- The best of 2020 Seniors! My Senior Rep Team: This amazing group of 9 ladies were my first ever Photography by Michelle Senior Rep team. We did several photoshoots throughout the year and had so much fun! […]

My 4 tips for beautiful getting ready photos!

April 9, 2020

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Hey future brides! Today I’m sharing about one of the most exciting parts of the wedding day: getting ready! This is when it all starts to feel REAL… you’re finishing your hair and makeup, and then you finally put on your wedding dress! This is such an exciting time but, there are definitely a few […]

Zero Waste Styled Shoot- Mount Ida Farm in Charlottesville, VA

April 7, 2020

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Zero Waste Back in December of 2019 I was able to attend a massive styled shoot called Creatively Gathered hosted by K-Layne Styled. This zero waste styled shoot was nothing short of amazing. The event was planned for a couple hundred photographers who were attending the Katelyn James Business Journey. It took place at the […]

Planning your wedding day timeline.

January 23, 2020

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Timelines are everything! When it comes to your wedding, a well planned timeline with make the day go much smoother! That’s why creating a wedding day timeline is absolutely vital — even running a few minutes late can throw the whole day off-track and cause unnecessary stress. Keep in mind though that each couple’s wedding […]

Questions to ask your wedding photographer!

January 21, 2020

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So many questions! There are so many questions you want to ask your wedding photographer, but how do you narrow it down to the important stuff. There is so much information floating around about this topic! Just read any wedding blogs or websites related to weddings or photography on Pinterest. While I wouldn’t say they’re […]

Fine Art Romantic Styled shoot

January 16, 2020

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EVERY. SINGLE. DETAIL. This styled shoot at The Arizona Biltmore hosted by Ashley Rae was absolutely stunning! Imoni events helped Ashley plan the styled shoot and they knocked it out of the park. I was able to do this styled shoot while at the Showit United photography conference in Tempe, AZ. It was my first […]

How to Prepare for your Engagement Session

January 14, 2020

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My top 6 pro tips: Wedding planning can be a daunting task, and sometimes engagement photos can seem like just another thing on the to-do list. They are actually be an important aspect leading up to your big day for a couple reasons. How to prepare for your engagement session can seem scary to some! […]

Citrus Inspired Styled shoot

January 9, 2020

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Styled shoot! This Citrus Inspired styled shoot was AMAZING. If your wedding color of choice is shades of pinks, oranges, and yellows, then this would be right up your alley! This spring inspired wedding styled shoot design is both fun and sophisticated. And they way that Tina Marie Kraemer (styled shoot coordinator) from Pure in […]

Your engaged! Now what?

January 7, 2020


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Hooray! Your engaged! Now what? The love of your life dropped down on one knee and asked you the most important question of your life? Will you Marry Me? YES! YES! Here are my Top Nine tips on what to do next! Top Nine Tips:  1. Start spreading the news! The first thing you’ll want […]

Why apply for the Photography by Michelle Senior Rep Team?

January 4, 2020

Photography by Michelle

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The team! What is The Photography by Michelle Senior Rep Team and why would you want to apply? The 2020 PBM Senior Rep team is made up of 9 amazing girls from 5 different high schools (here is the Blog post that introduced the team at the beginning of the year!) These ladies were not […]

Mason and Halle’s New Year’s Eve Proposal in Mt. Juliet, TN

January 3, 2020

engagement ring

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A little “photo booth” fun! A family New Years Eve party is the perfect place for a surprise New Year’s Eve proposal! Halle’s family and friends were all there and Mason’s family was hiding in a stairwell! I love these first couple photos, because Halle has no idea that her world is about to change […]

Mitchell and Katelyn’s Engagement Session- Lebanon, TN

January 1, 2020

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Their story Mitchell and Katelyn’s engagement session was a highlight of my fall season. They were so flexible and trusted me through the whole process. We met through Emily and Stephen (who I photographed their wedding last year). Katelyn and Mitchell met in college at Cumberland University, in their junior year in 2015. Katelyn started […]

Maverick and William’s wedding at Apple Ridge Farm- Duck River, TN

October 31, 2019

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Back story: Maverick and William’s wedding was perfectly them! They met online in a Facebook group that brings like minded veterans together to help the community. He lived here in TN and she lived in MO. She drove to meet him in middle of the night the summer of 2017 and spent the weekend with […]

How to choose YOUR perfect wedding photographer!

October 22, 2019

Nashville wedding photographer; TN wedding photographer

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My 5 simple steps: How to choose YOUR perfect wedding photographer. I know that choosing your wedding photographer can seem daunting and overwhelming. But it really doesn’t have to be! I am breaking it down into 5 simple steps that will take you from choosing your photography style to booking the perfect photographer for you. Ready? […]

Senior Spokesmodel Team Shoot

June 11, 2019

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Lebanon, TN town square, Photography by Michelle senior spokesmodel shoot.

Emily and Stephen’s Wedding at The Devyn in Sarasota, FL

June 6, 2019

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Destination wedding to Sarasota, FL @ The Devyn.

Austin and Ashlee’s Walt Disney World Proposal

June 4, 2019

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The Plan Ashlee and Austin’s Walt Disney World proposal is the sweetest story!  When my good friend/ coworker told me her son was ready to propose to his girlfriend I told her I wanted to help!  I have know Austin since he was in High School, so I wanted to help in any way I […]

Matthew and Lynsey’s wedding in Carthage, TN

May 30, 2019

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Wedding Day Matthew and Lynsey’s wedding took place on a perfect April day.  Simple, yet elegant was a perfect description of the day.   How we met I met Lynsey, her mom, and her soon to be Mother In Law at a Starbucks and knew instantly that I wanted to be her wedding photographer!  She was […]

Colin and Ansley’s Engagement Session at Arrington Vinyards

April 22, 2019

Engagement session at Arrington Vinyards

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Engagement session Colin and Ansley’s engagement session took place at Arrington Vinyards just outside of Nashville, TN.  It rained ALL weekend, but the rains cleared and made way for a beautiful evening! Ansley was starting her last year of pharmacy school at the University of Kentucky.  She decided to spend her last year of the […]

Hope Taylor Workshop- Fredericksburg, VA

March 15, 2019

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Flying into DC: I am finally getting the chance to sit down and reflect on my time at the Hope Taylor workshop I attended 2 weeks ago!  Coming home with so much knowledge and so fired up but I needed to take some time, set my goals, and most importantly prioritize them! I flew into […]