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Michelle Hayes Photography

New York , NY
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New York, NY 10016 US (map)

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347-684-1088

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ABOUT US

"...Competent and professional, Michelle was both engaging and friendly and invisible-- catching shots that I will treasure without interrupting the flow of the day." - Jennifer... Read more
"...Competent and professional, Michelle was both engaging and friendly and invisible-- catching shots that I will treasure without interrupting the flow of the day." - Jennifer Turner

My goal is to participate with people in a way that creates connections through my camera and what transpires are beautiful images of you and your loved ones. You may notice other Wedding Photojournalists stating they just wait for the moment to unfold to capture the moment. I do this and much more. I actively look for these moments and can easily anticipate them happening through my experience of shooting many weddings, my keen sense of emotion and my ability to seamlessly blend in. You may not notice everything that is happening throughout the day and that is why you need a trained eye like mine to be there to capture the big and small moments.


Michelle is a photographer who brings a high level of style and sophistication to wedding photography. The years she spent working in the fashion industry, along with her eye for detail, has given her a creative edge. She is able to document the day with a fun and easy manner while gracefully blending in. This is what she calls photojournalism with style. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes! I have shot many wedding in many different lighting conditions, low church lighting, candle light, bright sunlight, etc.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I am fully comfortable documenting a wedding on my own but a second shooter is always available if needed.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes of course! When you book Michelle Hayes Photography, you get Michelle Hayes as your main shooter.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No. I never book more than one wedding in a weekend so I can guarantee my full attention to the bride and groom.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. I have a pool of other photographers with similar styles who I can turn to. But, I take very good care of myself during wedding season so as not to get sick. I don't think it's fair to pass you off to another photographer when you booked me.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I always bring two camera bodies, carious lenses for different situations, lighting, batteries, extra memory cards, etc.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, please see above.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, I will work with you to create a package that suits your needs. I also have an have an hourly rate in case you need extra hours tacked on.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I require a meal if it is over 8 hours of shooting in one day.
Do you charge for travel?
I charge a travel fee if it is 60 miles outside of NYC.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, I provide copies of the digital negatives to the clients.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, all the images will be available in a private viewing gallery online no later than 30 days after the wedding
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer a range of quality albums.

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MelDPell
Wedding:
5/28/2011
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Michelle was great. Very flexible. Exactly what we hoped for with her journalistic style.
Michelle was great. Very flexible. Exactly what we hoped for with her journalistic style.
Michelle was great. Very flexible. Exactly what we hoped for with her journalistic style. Read less
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maris
Wedding:
1/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Michelle shot our Engagement session in Brooklyn right before we moved back to CA. And I'm so glad we have her pictures as memories of our life on the east coast. She was super easy to work with and made us comfortable in front of the camera. She was adventurous in where she wanted to shoot and because of it we had some very unique shots. Thanks Michelle for everything!
Michelle shot our Engagement session in Brooklyn right before we moved back to CA. And I'm so glad we have her pictures as Read more...
Michelle shot our Engagement session in Brooklyn right before we moved back to CA. And I'm so glad we have her pictures as memories of our life on the east coast. She was super easy to work with and made us comfortable in front of the camera. She was adventurous in where she wanted to shoot and because of it we had some very unique shots. Thanks Michelle for everything! Read less
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Tabitha
Wedding:
12/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Michelle was very professional and personal. She caused zero stress and made the entire day fun and easy. Her pictures were amazing and she was very fast at getting the final prints to us. We loved having her and I would recommend her to any bride.
Michelle was very professional and personal. She caused zero stress and made the entire day fun and easy. Her pictures Read more...
Michelle was very professional and personal. She caused zero stress and made the entire day fun and easy. Her pictures were amazing and she was very fast at getting the final prints to us. We loved having her and I would recommend her to any bride. Read less
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bev
Wedding:
9/25/2010
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Michelle was a perfect photographer for my wedding. Not only was she very professional and prompt, she did a fabulous job on the pictures. The quality of the albums are outstanding and will last for a long time. Her services have been prompt and easy accessible for any questions or concerns.
Michelle was a perfect photographer for my wedding. Not only was she very professional and prompt, she did a fabulous job Read more...
Michelle was a perfect photographer for my wedding. Not only was she very professional and prompt, she did a fabulous job on the pictures. The quality of the albums are outstanding and will last for a long time. Her services have been prompt and easy accessible for any questions or concerns. Read less
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tartugas
Wedding:
3/4/2010
5.0/5.0
My wife contacted Michelle on a friend's recommendation to photograph our wedding. On our first meeting we were immediately impressed by Michelle's obvious talent and we found her very easy to get along with. Just as important, we were really happy that instead of charging us a standard "wedding" fee that ran into the thousands, Michelle gave us an affordable quote that reflected the simplicity of our plans and the short time commitment required of her. We felt very comfortable hiring her and we are very glad we did.

We could not be happier with the pictures we got from Michelle. She has a fantastic eye and her compositional skills are terrific. She was also a whiz at directing everyone in our group quickly, efficiently, and politely. As someone who doesn't usually like the way I look in pictures, I think the highest praise I can give Michelle is that I think I look really good in some of the pics of me that she took.

Like so many photographers now she uses digital exclusively (which we prefer), and of the thousand or so shots she must have taken that day, returned to us 200 fantastic photos. She turned around the photos very quickly (she had some pics up on her blog just a few days after our wedding which was great because we could share some images with friends from all over the world who couldn't be with us).

Michelle is fantastic and we look forward to hiring her again.
My wife contacted Michelle on a friend's recommendation to photograph our wedding. On our first meeting we were Read more...
My wife contacted Michelle on a friend's recommendation to photograph our wedding. On our first meeting we were immediately impressed by Michelle's obvious talent and we found her very easy to get along with. Just as important, we were really happy that instead of charging us a standard "wedding" fee that ran into the thousands, Michelle gave us an affordable quote that reflected the simplicity of our plans and the short time commitment required of her. We felt very comfortable hiring her and we are very glad we did.

We could not be happier with the pictures we got from Michelle. She has a fantastic eye and her compositional skills are terrific. She was also a whiz at directing everyone in our group quickly, efficiently, and politely. As someone who doesn't usually like the way I look in pictures, I think the highest praise I can give Michelle is that I think I look really good in some of the pics of me that she took.

Like so many photographers now she uses digital exclusively (which we prefer), and of the thousand or so shots she must have taken that day, returned to us 200 fantastic photos. She turned around the photos very quickly (she had some pics up on her blog just a few days after our wedding which was great because we could share some images with friends from all over the world who couldn't be with us).

Michelle is fantastic and we look forward to hiring her again. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
9/3/2005
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Michelle can work wonders! Our wedding pictures five years ago didn't turn out well so I wanted to retake them for our anniversary. I found Michelle through a friend of a friend. She's awesome!! Our anniversary pictures came out perfectly!!
Michelle can work wonders! Our wedding pictures five years ago didn't turn out well so I wanted to retake them for our Read more...
Michelle can work wonders! Our wedding pictures five years ago didn't turn out well so I wanted to retake them for our anniversary. I found Michelle through a friend of a friend. She's awesome!! Our anniversary pictures came out perfectly!! Read less
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