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Michelle Arlotta Photography

NJ
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i always wanted to be a photographer. i still have my first camera. i do what i love.
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Gillian and Eric
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We 100% recommend Michelle Arlotta! She is a down to earth, passionate and amazing professional. Her love for her work is reflected in the product you receive. She has captured the happiest day of our lives in a way that we will cherish forever! She does not disappoint!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Michelle. From our first email exchange to post-wedding questions, she was responsive, informative, and so helpful. I knew I was in good hands and Michelle delivered far beyond my expectations. I warned Michelle that my husband and I were pretty awkward in front of the camera and she was able to give us great direction and make us feel comfortable. I was most impressed by Michelle's ability to capture images without being intrusive. She is truly a photo ninja!

The pictures are beautiful, the experience was wonderful - use Michelle with confidence!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michelle was great to work with, not to mention the fantastic work that she does. She is very talented and the photos that she captured was exactly what I envisioned!
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Erica
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I traveled quite a bit to meet Michelle and the trip was worth it. Her unique style of photography was just what we were looking for. She was amazing the day of our wedding. She had a tough job with two brides but she was everything we could have hoped for. She is very calming and makes you feel at ease. Her heart-to-heart with my dad made me cry and proved just how much heart and soul goes into what she does. She is not just taking pictures, she is creating a story. We loved her!!
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Michelle is an amazing photographer and a fun person to boot! She is professional, knowledgeable and straighforward...which I have to say was refreashing after dealing with so many vendors that would try to sell us with schtick. Michelle really took beautiful photos while expressing our own style and individualism which I can't thank her enough for!
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Aileen
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Michelle was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in relaxed, chill wedding photography! Her work is AMAZING and we've received nothing but compliments from family and guests, not just on the photos themselves, but also on her attitude on the wedding day. Michelle was calm and unobtrusive during the "getting ready" portion and then was down in wet, fresh cut, slippery grass for our pictures at the venue! Her hard work definitely paid off because the pictures are amazingly perfect. Throughout the day she was practical and relaxed and never made Cory or I do anything we weren't comfortable with. Michelle definitely loves what she does and really puts in a lot of work to not old getting a great shot, but then retouching and enhancing the pictures so they really pop! I really can't say enough about Michelle and her work. She is exactly what I was looking for when thinking of my photographer! I can't get over the pictures and continue to look at them almost daily!
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Michelle was wonderful to work with from the get go. She helped keep our day moving smoothly and captured all the special moments of the day perfectly! We are in LOVE with our wedding photos!
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meaghan
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing Michelle to be our photographer was the best decision that we made for our wedding. From our first meeting, we knew that she was the right person for us. She is extremely attentive to detail and very expedient in answering questions via e-mail. She made us feel comfortable during both our engagement session and on our wedding day, even when all eyes were on us.
She seemed to always be at the right place at the right time, taking amazing pictures that really capture all the love, beauty and excitement that happen that day. Your wedding day will fly right by, but Michelle will be there to bring out the best in your guests for all of those times when you missed something. Photography was an extremely high priority for us, and Michelle exceeded our expectations with her professionalism and product.
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Terese
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle was wonderful to work with. She was reliable, timely and very knowledgable. It was clear to us that she has had a lot of experience and offered us a lot of valuable advice when we were planning our wedding. My husband and I would definitely recommend her to anyone. As I said in an email to her shortly after we viewed out wedding photos for the first time, she is so unbelievably talented and I thanked her for sharing her talent with us.
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Sara
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle has an amazing eye and talent. She is very patient and we are thrilled that she was able to be a part of our wedding day. We had a large wedding but only needed one photographer (Michelle).
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Sara
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle has an amazing eye. She is very patient and we are thrilled that she was able to be a part of our wedding day. We had a large wedding but only needed one photographer (Michelle).
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Oz
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle was a blast to work with. She's down to earth and open minded. When we said we wanted to hike out to a dirty abandoned train car to take pre-ceremony wedding pics she had her sneakers on before we did. She has a great eye for detail and truly captured the spirit of the day. Her technical skill is impressive, I have never seen sweaty dancing fools look so good! We cannot thank her enough the beautiful work she did.
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Jillian
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I really enjoyed working with Michelle. We booked her from across the country (we lived in Seattle but were getting married in NJ) and could not have been happier with our decision. She was probably our best vendor. She is very laid back, which definitely helps keep the bridal party calm. She was also willing to lie down in an old industrial site to capture some great pictures of us!
We loved the way she used white balance in her shots, which is most of the reason we hired her! Her style is very journalistic, so you need to be very specific about which 'posed' shots you want to make sure you get, because she'd much rather just shoot you both in a natural environment. Her pricing is very fair-- she's not priced as high as many photographers in NJ, but she's not on the cheap end either-- so you know you're getting a quality product without getting ripped off. All in all, we're very happy with the moments Michelle captured and are having a hard time choosing which ones to hang up in our house!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Michelle was an absolute joy to work with! She made things easy on us, had great ideas, and took amazing photos!
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NN
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Michelle- thank you for everything! you were great to work with and we love our pictures. thank you!!
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
When I was planning my wedding, I was reminded by many former brides how important it was to choose a great photographer - after the wedding is long over, your photos are the only left, other than your memories of the day. I looked long and hard for the perfect photographer, and I was lucky to have found her - Michelle Arlotta perfectly captured the essence of my wedding day - the pictures she took were not only stunning, but also incredibly moving and did justice to a day that held so many emotions for me & my loved ones.

Michelle & her team were professional from beginning to end - Michelle requested an in-person introduction to make sure we were the right fit for eachother. She was relaxed, easy-going, but thorough and made sure to answer each of my questions candidly and without pretense. She did not pressure me to book her services immediately, and let me spend the next few weeks researching other photographers without a single call or email asking if I was ready to move forward.

When I did book Michelle, I emailed her throughout the course of my engagement with questions and planning details. She never once made me feel like I was hassling her, and answered my emails with friendly, helpful responses.

The quality of her photos speak for themselves. I would book Michelle for other important events in my life without question and recommend her to all NJ brides looking for beautiful images to remember your day with.
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Erin
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Michelle did an amazing job with both our engagement session and our wedding! After meeting with and talking to several different photographers, we met with Michelle and felt that we really "clicked" with her. She immediately understood our style and vision for what we wanted in our wedding photography. She was extremely flexible with traveling to Philadelphia for the engagement shoot, even after the weather caused us to reschedule three times! She made Jason and I super comfortable in front of a camera, which was no easy feat. Our wedding was in the Poconos and Michelle was absolutely amazing! She truly caught all of the important moments to remember, and even humored my uncle with a dance.
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot praise Michelle enough, or recommend her more highly: but I'm going to give it a shot!

Photography (in particular, a photographer who was also a dog lover!) was a huge priority for us going into the wedding planning process. From the very first meeting, we clicked with Michelle. She made us feel comfortable with the idea of spending all day with a photographer, even though neither of us had been professionally photographed before. Also, her prices are great for the services you receive (full day coverage by an incredibly talented photographer, the proof box, the DVD, everything!)

Michelle responds to emails quickly and professionally. She'll check in with you a few weeks before the wedding, just to get you thinking about logistics. I found her advice in planning the day invaluable.

I've been to weddings before where the photographer spends the whole day "barking" orders at the bride and groom, and then cuts out halfway through the reception. That is TOTALLY NOT Michelle's style (thank goodness!) For the "photo-shoot" portion of the day, she made us feel relaxed and comfortable. For the rest of the day, she blends into the background, but still manages to get the most amazing shots. Not sure how she does it - probably magic.

Anyway, book Michelle - you will not regret it.
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stretch
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Michelle's work is incredibly artistic and exceptional. Everyone who viewed both our gallery and blog said our photographer did an amazing job. We knew a friend of Michelle's and she advised to reach out to her. We are extremely lucky to have met her and had the opportunity to work with her. We would definitely recommend her to everyone we know.
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zfahey
Wedding:
11/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Michelle Arlotta was the perfect photographer for our wedding. She was very professional, timely, responsive, and most important of all, she is a true artist. Our photos have come out better than any I have ever seen, we've recieved a million compliments on them from our friends and family. We really enjoyed working with Michelle (and Robin) and would recommend both of them to anyone. THANK YOU!
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EleceG
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Allow me a moment to gush about Michelle Arlotta. She is all of these things: A truly unique talent, a seasoned pro, a take-no-prisoners trooper (who photographed our NYC wedding in frigid 60 mph wind gusts, all while suffering from a terrible cold), a calming voice of reason and experience, a creative burst of light.

One thing is perfectly clear: This woman gives her heart, her soul (and in our case, her body--layed herself down on the cold, uneven ground to get the shot!) to her art. And what she captures on film is nothing short of extraordinary.

Wedding photography can be expensive, indeed. But when you've got someone as gifted and committed to the craft and to her clients as Michelle Arlotta, it is worth every single penny...

and more.
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Jennilee
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Michelle! The first time we met it was like meeting a blind date, we had no clue what to expect except for the fact that we thought we had a similar viewpoint for how to approach wedding pictures. During that first meeting we knew we had found our photographer!

There were two top priorities for us when planning the wedding: finding a great photographer and a great caterer. Overall we were working on a budget and Michelle was extremely helpful in helping us create a package that worked within it.

There were times when I was up at midnight trying to figure out the schedule and Michelle not only helped me figure out when she would be arriving but also helped me figure out other pieces from her experience with weddings. She went above and beyond helping me which as awesome.

If you are looking for a very cool, laid back photographer, you can trust your wedding to Michelle.
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erinbpaul
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Michelle did an AMAZING job on our wedding photos! I could not be happier:)
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Shannon&Kevin
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Wow…Where to begin…Long story short, we booked Michelle about a month before our wedding which was the greatest decision we have ever made because we have photographs we can look back on and absolutely love for a lifetime. Michelle is not only a truly talented photographer but an amazing person as well. As soon as I saw Michelle’s work I knew that she had to be our photographer. After meeting with her, I could tell how much she loves what she does and I was confident that she was going to get the shots I’ve always pictured having on our wedding day (she did & more)! The pictures that she took of us are incredible. Very natural and candid. She has such an artistic eye and honestly all of her pictures look like they should be on the cover of a Brides magazine. I think it is impossible for her to take a bad picture (seriously...she is amazing). She truly cares about her clients and is very easy to work with. Michelle is very easy-going and friendly. It feels like you have known her for years when you are working with her. She was so much fun to work with and I am so thankful that she was able to shoot our wedding day.
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pepegurl
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
When I was looking for a photographer, I new exactly what I wanted...
Natural shots with feelings, not to stop what I'm doing to pose. Michelle gets great candids and creates wonderful pictures that you would want to enlarge for your wall. In addition I wanted a photographer I could consider a friend for the day, I mean, they are there with you from the begining of the day till the very end, and spend a significant amount of time in your face ;) I highly reccomend Michelle... if you want a super nice person and appreciate beautiful photography!
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Kimberly
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Michelle was amazing. She was Friendly, professional, responded to all my email requests quickly and with a funny, appropriate response. She made us feel relaxed during our photo sessions and was able to get a lot of great shots. The quality of the photos is amazing and the turn around time for prints and albums was within 2 weeks. All our guests raved about her and we couldn't be happier with our wedding photos and overall experience. Michelle Absolutely Rocks!
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Dana
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Michelle is amazing. She has an incredible eye for things and her talent shows in every one of our pictures. Her pictures are bright, candid and creative, which was exactly what we were looking for. She is very easy to work with and my favorite thing about her is how laid back she is. Our pictures look so natural and effortless and I really will cherish them forever. Booking her was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding and I have gotten more compliments on my pictures than I have gotten with anything else from that day.
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Mschristine
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Michelle's shots were amazing! Not only do they make my husband and myself extremely happy, but people still comment (unsolicited) on how creative and engaging they photos are, almost six months later. Her personality made her so fun to work with--we saw another bridal couple getting their pictures taken by a photographer that was barking at them. There is no way we would have felt comfortable with someone like that. Hire Michelle, hire her for as long as you can!
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Munlai
Wedding:
7/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Pictures are a way of remembering events long after they have come and gone. They help you to remember who was there, the details of the day, and help you to remember all the emotions that come along. For me, pictures are how I remember an event, over and over again. So, for me, having a wedding photographer that could capture all of this, was the most important thing of all. Enter Michelle Arlotta. Words can't express the absolute beauty of Michelle's pictures. Anyone who has seen Michelle's pictures (or has worked with Michelle) will agree, that she has a true talent. Her pictures are truly amazing (and unique). Michelle has it all! It was so easy and wonderful to work with her. She was so professional and so easy-going. Her pictures are unbelievable and truly speak for themselves. I have honestly lost count of how many compliments we have received. And, I can't tell you how many times I have heard, "Your pictures look like they should be in a wedding magazine!" (Michelle is amazing) All of my girlfriends have thanked me for finding "their" wedding photographer. (some aren't even engaged yet!) We were SO happy we found her! Thank you
Michelle!
Monica & Jon
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Michelle was the second shooter for my wedding, booked through our other photographer. I had no idea what to expect until I saw a few of my pictures. They are seriously the best wedding shots I have ever seen. Very stylish, artistic, and simply beautiful. She was great to work with and was excellent at organizing shots, and getting all the action.
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Uni
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
If I could give more then 5 stars for each catergory I would. Michelle is an awesome photographer, the proof is in my pictures. They are just so amazing, everyone loves them. My wedding day was just a whirlwind I didn't have much time to enjoy it , and Im so lucky that I had Michelle there to capture all the moments I missed. She does it all! My wedding was very formal but there was a twist we skateboard-ed after the ceremony, There was one shot where my husband was standing on the skateboard of the wall, if he would of fell she would of gotten hit with the skateboard but she kept taking shots until she felt like she got a good picture(which she did). Michelle will make sure that you are happy with your day, she goes the extra mile to make it wonderful. Give her an idea of how you want the pictures to be and it will be exactly how you wanted and more. She does portraits, black and white, "surreal" abstract pictures that will make all your friends wish they knew about her. So again you won't be sorry if you go with Michelle Arlotta she is Awesome.
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Nancy
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Michelle arlotta was wonderful, and professional. She made our day complete. Her pictures were inovative and beautiful. Everyone at the wedding commented on her work, her personality, and the exceptional and unique pictures she took. They all wanted business cards from her because they were so impressed. We could not have asked for a better photographer and you definitly will not be dissappointed using her proffessional services. The bridal party said they actually had fun taking all those pictures. She made it a pleasure.
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Joshua
Wedding:
11/9/2007
5.0/5.0
I am not sure what more I can say other than look at her website and you will see the quality of her work. You might even see some pictures of my beautiful wife and me . She was very professional and knows exactly how to get great photos. We had a second shooter for our ceremony and Michelle hired talented collegue. I could not have asked anymore from her.
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