“Michaela's work speaks for itself: if you are looking for beautiful photos full of magic, romance, and connection, look no further. My husband and I hired Michaela to shoot our elopement in Austin, TX. We were hoping for some beautiful photos capturing our special day, but we got so much more. We had a sunrise photo shoot with Michaela and we had so much fun! Michaela made us feel relaxed and ready to play like we usually do...and the photos show it! Her photos and editing are professional and stunning. The way she uses light and elements of the surrounding environment speak to her incredible talent and skill. We used two of the photos from Michaela on our holiday card and we got a ton of phone calls about how amazing our card is! We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to work with Michaela, and we will hire her the instant we have another event or special moment to capture. We loved her ideas (and that she was open to our ideas), her professionalism, her fun, her personality, and the way she was immediately able to capture our relationship and romance in her work. If you have the opportunity to work with Michaela, jump on it! She is the absolute best.” - Nikki Merrifox
"My experience with Michaela was wonderful from the very beginning. Starting with our engagement session. She was more than willing to hear me out and work with me on our less than traditional session. We were comfortable with her and she was very professional and cheery. The photos turned out great! Now fast forward to our big day! Michaela made the experience of being photographed very comfortable! She made me feel a sense of calmness in the middle of all the wedding chaos! She was quick and knew exactly what she wanted us to do which made me very happy! The photos came out better than I ever imagined. The photos were creative and beautiful. My favorite part was the under the veil pictures and the first look! Overall I am beyond pleased with Michaela. We would definitely get our photos done with her again!!” - Nikolet Burger.
“Michaela was recommended to me by a mutual friend who often models for her photos. As soon as he showed me her instagram gallery, I knew she was the one. Michaela was great with communication and the booking process was super easy! We had a nice chat to see if we both would be a good fit for each other, and her vibe and excitement to photograph our wedding made me even more excited. We really wanted an editorial style look to our wedding photos, and her editing techniques really sold us on wanting to choose her before even meeting with any other photographers. Michaela was wonderful! Not only did she show up early to scope out the venue, she even helped me with setting up my tables for the reception, as we only had an hour to get everything ready before we started taking photos. She also was great at managing our time, staying on schedule, and making sure we got plenty of shots throughout the day. Working alone, that can be tricky, but you DO NOT even need a second shooter with Michaela. She is a genius and knows how to use light to her advantage with very little equipment. I think what most stood out for us was how great Michaela is with people. She is so warm and genuine and fits in with any crowd. She is able to gossip with your bridesmaids and can get to know your extended family without an ounce of trepidation. She makes you feel comfortable instantly. Getting the photos back took a reasonable amount of time, and they were already edited! So no back and forth conversations are necessary to get your look just right. Of course, I am sure if we had things we wanted edited she would do them in a jiffy, but honestly, she is so talented, I doubt you will have any requests. The photos were BEAUTIFUL. My husband said, "I always hate getting my photo taken, as I don't like what I look like in pictures. But Michaela made me look so good!" And I agree completely. She made us look like a couple in a magazine, and we never felt more special. THANK YOU!” - Missy Karle.
“I feel like most people get that distinct, weird type of anxiety when meeting with a new photographer. I can definitely say that on the drive to meet with Michaela the very first time, I was experiencing all of those emotions. However, when I first met her it was without a doubt an instant connection. She has this crazy comforting, outgoing, and conversationalist personality that most photographers lack… incredibly. She asks you questions, gets to know you, and can easily determine the appropriate genre of your pictures based on your comfortability with the camera. I think the one thing that stuck out the most to me when my now fiancé and I shot with her was not just her goofiness, but the way she captured PURE emotions. She would say to me, “whisper your favorite thing about Tyler in his ear”, resulting in him genuinely smiling or laughing… depending on what exactly I said, that I can’t remember lol. But she sets the scene to make your photographs unique, transparent, and authentic which sets her aside from your typical “strike a pose” photographer. She makes your experience effortlessly beautiful. When my fiancé and I discuss our wedding, a photographer was never even a topic of discussion. We would choose Michaela an infinite amount of times, not only because she’s an incredible photographer, but because she is one of the most authentic individuals anyone could ever have the privilege to meet. That all being said, I guess I'd recommend her. ;-)” - Sidney Stephan.