On April 6, 2017, we got married at Domaine Chandon in Yountville, California. Despite the fact that it had not rained for as long as we could remember, on our wedding day, the skies opened up and dumped sheets of water upon us. Just as the rain did not stop our ceremony, the rain did not stop Michelle Ramirez from working her magic behind the camera. Our photographs from that day are spectacular! Michelle could easily have insisted that we only take photos indoors. Instead, donned in rain gear, Michelle led the way outside, never complaining once. She kept us both laughing and smiling, and even managed to get our entire family to cooperate for a photo or two. Michelle has a way of making you relax so that you forget the camera altogether. This is obvious in our photos as she somehow made it look like we had not only forgotten about the camera, but about the rain, as well. Additionally, Michelle has a talent for capturing unplanned moments – a quick look of admiration, a private embrace, a shared laugh – without interfering or interrupting. We were pleasantly surprised by these photos when reviewing our wedding photographs, as they immediately brought us back to those special moments. We are so pleased that we chose to work with Michelle and we cannot recommend her enough.
– Marie and Ryan (Burlingame, CA) –
Having Michelle as our photographer was the best experience! My husband and I had never had a photo session before and were both nervous about what to expect. Michelle’s easy going, sweet, and FUN personality made us feel so comfortable and confident. We were able to incorporate our ideas and, with Michelle’s easy direction, made them turn out flawless. Her ability to capture “picture perfect” moments were incredible! Michelle truly has an eye for beauty and it shows in her work. Thank you Michelle for your hard work and your sweet self. I will cherish these moments you captured forever!
– Brittany and Landon (San Diego, CA) –
Michelle was perfect! We loved her fun energy and her ability to be direct at the same time. The engagement session was a great opportunity for all of us to get to know each other before the wedding. She has a keen eye for detail and the photos she takes prove it. We have so many beautiful pictures to cherish forever and couldn’t be more thrilled about it. We highly recommend Michelle!
– Kaylan and Chris (San Jose, CA) –
Working with Michelle was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Michelle is incredibly talented, professional, and fun! Leading up to the wedding, Michelle worked with us to understand our vision and priorities. The day of the wedding, Michelle was relaxed and attentive and thorough. It was like taking photos with a friend who you implicitly trust. She turned around our photos quickly and they are beautiful! Friends and family go out of their way to praise our wedding photos, calling them ‘amazing’, ‘phenomenal’ and ‘out of this world’. Michelle did an outstanding job making us comfortable and capturing how happy and excited we were on our wedding day. Michelle gave us an amazing gift: beautiful photos that will forever commemorate one of the best days of our lives. We couldn’t be more pleased, all around fantastic photographer. Exceeded all expectations!
– Amanda and Sabian (Camarillo, CA) –
My wife and I were so lucky to find Michelle for our engagement and wedding pictures. Michelle was quick to respond to our email and text messages when we began the process of finding a photographer. As you all know, planning a wedding can be VERY stressful but throughout the whole process, Michelle was extremely flexible and accommodating to my wife’s “vision” and her professionalism and experience helped to achieve just that. During the wedding I received many compliments from family and friends on how wonderful Michelle is. She made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera with her warm and bubbly personality. Michelle did a great job in staying in contact with us after the wedding was over. I have heard horror stories that some photographers go missing after the wedding but not Michelle. She followed up with us frequently, gave us a timeline of when the our pictures would be ready, and we even received them before that. Working with Michelle was a true pleasure. I would recommend her to again and again.
– Jeff and Darlene (Camarillo, CA) –