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Smiles by Michelle Ranae

Concord , CA
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LOCATION

Concord, CA US 94518 (map)

PHONE

925-285-5586
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ABOUT US

Hi! I’m Michelle, of Smiles by Michelle Ranae. Together, my husband, Ben, and I love to capture emotions.
I have such a passion for what I do. I believe in capturing the joy,... Read more
Hi! I’m Michelle, of Smiles by Michelle Ranae. Together, my husband, Ben, and I love to capture emotions.
I have such a passion for what I do. I believe in capturing the joy, laughter, and special events of your life.
You only have one chance on your wedding day. We do not believe in limiting ourselves to one style. We have been "capturing images" for over 10 years. Together, we have a background in customer service and catering to others. We believe in making others comfortable and happy without worry on your special day. We first ask, What is most important to you? .....and above all, we listen. Making others happy makes us happy. After all, it’s all about you. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
All
Is your media preference film or digital?
We currently use digital cameras
How many photographers do you work with?
Your events are captured by myself, Michelle, and my husband, Ben
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2 cameras with multiple digital cards, flashes, and extra camera with film
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day packages are available for the wedding day 
 Hourly for engagement sessions and family and pet portraits
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes,
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Only the time mentioned above, other than that, none
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, if over 30 miles
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
14 days
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
website
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
yes, additional fee applies

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JRS
Wedding:
1/19/2008
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Michelle and Bezi, are great to work with!!! My pictures came out PERFECT, and I got them back I lot sooner then I thought. They captured very perfect moment that i wanted, and moments I was to busy being the bride to see. Everyone tells the bride the wedding day goes by so fast try and remeber everything... That day for me went by to fast, the "I do" seemed like a blink and Michelle and Bezi took a shot ever step of us saying "I do", which ment so much to me. They caught ever emotion I was feeling so 20 yrs from now I can look back I remeber that day as if it was yesterday. They really captured Rich and I for who we are... I highly recommed them to every couple and for any event. I ment Michelle at a baby shower, and loved the pictures she was taking and the moments that no one else seems to captures.
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Michelle Mousai is the absolute BEST photographer I have ever worked with! She was willing to show up at my house while I got ready bright and early in the morning, and worked all day long through the end of my reception at 12:00AM! The pictures came out beautifully; she captured so many life shots that showed how much my guests enjoyed the reception plus tons of editorial pictures that were amazing. She took litirally thousands of pictures, and was able to provide proofs of the best shots within the month! Looking back at my photoalbum I really feel that I looked like a princess on my special day. On top of it all, she was extremely affordable and professional. Obviously, I would recommend her!
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Monica
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
I was lucky enough to be referred to Michelle for my engagement party and rehearsal dinner. Simply stated, Michelle was absolutely amazing.

Michelle captured the feeling and emotion in every picture on both of the events she photographed for my family and me. When I looked at my pictures it was like I was at the parties all over again - I could hear and feel everything that happened just by looking at the beautiful pictures Michelle had captured.

Michelle delivered outstanding customer service before, during and after my engagement party and rehearsal dinner.

The only bummer was that I had already booked a photographer for my wedding day before I had been introduced to Michelle!

Since working with Michelle on my two events, my family and I have referred her to everyone we have come across who is in need for a photographer. Michelle will always be a part of all of my family's future events and parties.
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Viri
Wedding:
9/17/2006
5.0/5.0
Michelle’s approach is naturalistic and spontaneous. She captured the unrepeatable and most candid moments of our wedding. She believes in making wedding photography fun and stress free while capturing the most unique moments. Each time we look over our wedding album, we experience our wedding day all over again.

--Viri and Roman
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