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Michèle M. Waite Photographer

Bellingham , WA
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Bellingham, WA 98225 US (map)

PHONE

360-752-9200

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ABOUT US

International award winning photographer, Michèle Waite specializing in a candid and editorial style of wedding and portrait photography. She was voted 2006 Best Photographer in Seattle... Read more
International award winning photographer, Michèle Waite specializing in a candid and editorial style of wedding and portrait photography. She was voted 2006 Best Photographer in Seattle Bride magazine and one of the top 10 members of the Wedding Photojournalist Association. She is based in the Northwest, but is available for worldwide travel. Read less
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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, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.8/5.0
Beware before you book Michele - she is inflexible and will attempt to back out on you if things don't go her way and keep your ENTIRE deposit.

My fiance and I had to change our wedding venue vs. the original plan. While Michele originally told us she was on board with the new venue, she quickly changed her mind. It wasn't her "favorite" and she told our wedding planner she now really preferred to go on vacation that weekend anyway. That didn't make us feel great, but fine.

HOWEVER, she then tried to keep our entire $1,500 deposit even though it was HER decision not to shoot our wedding. Weddings are stressful and emotional events to plan. We were disappointed about losing the first venue too, but these things happen. And she really made it so much worse.

Be careful before you work with someone like this. The dialogue was always about her and her wanting to shoot the first venue (as if our wedding had nothing to do with it). She may be a great photographer, but this diva behavior is the last thing you need when planning a wedding...
Beware before you book Michele - she is inflexible and will attempt to back out on you if things don't go her way and keep Read more...
Beware before you book Michele - she is inflexible and will attempt to back out on you if things don't go her way and keep your ENTIRE deposit.

My fiance and I had to change our wedding venue vs. the original plan. While Michele originally told us she was on board with the new venue, she quickly changed her mind. It wasn't her "favorite" and she told our wedding planner she now really preferred to go on vacation that weekend anyway. That didn't make us feel great, but fine.

HOWEVER, she then tried to keep our entire $1,500 deposit even though it was HER decision not to shoot our wedding. Weddings are stressful and emotional events to plan. We were disappointed about losing the first venue too, but these things happen. And she really made it so much worse.

Be careful before you work with someone like this. The dialogue was always about her and her wanting to shoot the first venue (as if our wedding had nothing to do with it). She may be a great photographer, but this diva behavior is the last thing you need when planning a wedding... Read less
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allison
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
After scouring wedding websites and blogs, I knew that Michele was the photographer for me! She was amazing to work with and I highly recommend her. Her laid-back shooting style puts you right as ease and her taste is incredible. She has a knack for finding the right locations and working with light to make you look beautiful and natural. She is so good at what she does - you tend to forget she is even there! I know she was taking hundreds of photos during the wedding and reception, getting all the great shots, but she is great at being discreet. I cannot wait to see our beautiful photos!
After scouring wedding websites and blogs, I knew that Michele was the photographer for me! She was amazing to work with Read more...
After scouring wedding websites and blogs, I knew that Michele was the photographer for me! She was amazing to work with and I highly recommend her. Her laid-back shooting style puts you right as ease and her taste is incredible. She has a knack for finding the right locations and working with light to make you look beautiful and natural. She is so good at what she does - you tend to forget she is even there! I know she was taking hundreds of photos during the wedding and reception, getting all the great shots, but she is great at being discreet. I cannot wait to see our beautiful photos! Read less
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Lorina
Wedding:
12/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Always the professional, Michele provides meticulously framed shots, she knows her composition, and she will work very hard to give you the best pictures of your life!!! GORGEOUS work!!!
Always the professional, Michele provides meticulously framed shots, she knows her composition, and she will work very Read more...
Always the professional, Michele provides meticulously framed shots, she knows her composition, and she will work very hard to give you the best pictures of your life!!! GORGEOUS work!!! Read less
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Terell
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Michele is worth every penny. She is not only easy to get along with, but also an extremely talented photographer. I challenge you to find a better photographer in Whatcom County...because you can't. She is the best of the best and I recommend her to anyone I can. She did amazing photographs for my wedding, and i'll probably use her in the future. LOVE HER!
Michele is worth every penny. She is not only easy to get along with, but also an extremely talented photographer. I Read more...
Michele is worth every penny. She is not only easy to get along with, but also an extremely talented photographer. I challenge you to find a better photographer in Whatcom County...because you can't. She is the best of the best and I recommend her to anyone I can. She did amazing photographs for my wedding, and i'll probably use her in the future. LOVE HER! Read less
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Alora
Wedding:
9/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Michele was absolutely fantastic to work with! She had very good ideas, that worked out marvelously. And she was very unobtrusive. When we viewed many of our photos we were amazed that she had caught that specific moment because we didn't even notice that she was there.
I would highly recommend her for your wedding. You can really trust that her ideas will turn out and that she has your best interest at heart. We loved loved loved her work!
Michele was absolutely fantastic to work with! She had very good ideas, that worked out marvelously. And she was very Read more...
Michele was absolutely fantastic to work with! She had very good ideas, that worked out marvelously. And she was very unobtrusive. When we viewed many of our photos we were amazed that she had caught that specific moment because we didn't even notice that she was there.
I would highly recommend her for your wedding. You can really trust that her ideas will turn out and that she has your best interest at heart. We loved loved loved her work! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
1/20/2007
5.0/5.0
Michele was great! She was very flexible and kept things rolling on the day of the wedding. After the "formal" shots, she stepped back and captured the day without being intrusive. This was such a blessing, since it seemed a couple of our other vendors were constantly coming up to us asking this or that, when we really just wanted to talk with our guests and enjoy the night. There were so many shots I got back and said, "I didn't even know she was taking pictures then!" The photographs were EXCEPTIONAL and worth every penny. I have received endless compliments on them, and people ask me all the time for her name- and I'm happy to refer her!
Michele was great! She was very flexible and kept things rolling on the day of the wedding. After the "formal" shots, she Read more...
Michele was great! She was very flexible and kept things rolling on the day of the wedding. After the "formal" shots, she stepped back and captured the day without being intrusive. This was such a blessing, since it seemed a couple of our other vendors were constantly coming up to us asking this or that, when we really just wanted to talk with our guests and enjoy the night. There were so many shots I got back and said, "I didn't even know she was taking pictures then!" The photographs were EXCEPTIONAL and worth every penny. I have received endless compliments on them, and people ask me all the time for her name- and I'm happy to refer her! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/22/2006
4.7/5.0
Michele is excellent! Her work is seamless - you will not even know she is there, but she captures every moment! At the time of our wedding, there were no albums available, but she does offer them now. They are a bit pricey, but it looks like they could be worth it. She also knows a lot of vendors in the Seattle area, so she offered us a lot of help in regards to recommendations. I love that she uses film to shoot - our images are priceless and because we have the negatives we know that we will always be able to get quality reprints. Shes great - highly recommended!
Michele is excellent! Her work is seamless - you will not even know she is there, but she captures every moment! At the Read more...
Michele is excellent! Her work is seamless - you will not even know she is there, but she captures every moment! At the time of our wedding, there were no albums available, but she does offer them now. They are a bit pricey, but it looks like they could be worth it. She also knows a lot of vendors in the Seattle area, so she offered us a lot of help in regards to recommendations. I love that she uses film to shoot - our images are priceless and because we have the negatives we know that we will always be able to get quality reprints. Shes great - highly recommended! Read less
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bellingham bride
Wedding:
7/24/2005
4.9/5.0
I would recommend Michele to anyone. She is amazing and our pictures from our wedding day are just beautiful.
I would recommend Michele to anyone. She is amazing and our pictures from our wedding day are just beautiful.
I would recommend Michele to anyone. She is amazing and our pictures from our wedding day are just beautiful. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/2/2004
5.0/5.0
Michèle was nothing but profession from start to finish. She has a true talent for capturing all those candid moments on your wedding day. We will continue to use her in the future!
Michèle was nothing but profession from start to finish. She has a true talent for capturing all those candid moments on Read more...
Michèle was nothing but profession from start to finish. She has a true talent for capturing all those candid moments on your wedding day. We will continue to use her in the future! Read less
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