MICHELLE IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER THAT EVERY BRIDE WANTS TO HAVE IN HER WEDDING... I'M ABSOLUTELY IMPRESSED WITH HOW GOOD SHE IS AND HOW BEAUTIFUL MY WEDDING PICTURES CAME OUT... PLUS SHE IS SUPER ORGANIZED AND SHE MAKES SURE THAT ALL THE PICTURES THAT YOU WANT ARE TAKEN. I RECOMMEND HER FOR ANY TYPE OF WEDDING BECAUSE SHE IS GREAT AND YOU CAN TELL THAT SHE LOVES MAKING YOUR DAY AND YOUR PICTURES SPECIALS. :) :) :) :)
Michelle from Monerva Photography is absolutely great at what she does for a living. She creates shots in random locations that a normal person would never think of. Her picture quality is phenomenal. She is super organized and her attention to detail is great. She was sort of our pre-ceremony wedding coordinator and helped us organize all of our shots with the times and schedules which helped everything flow and kept us on track. She is a true professional and worth every penny.
I am so glad we chose Minerva Photography as our photographer for our engagement pictures, wedding ceremony and reception. Michelle was so professional, answered all our questions and was always quick to respond. When it came to determining a location for our E-Pics, we informed her of what we had in mind and she recommended the perfect location. Once we saw how beautiful our engagement pictures turned out, we could hardly wait to see the finished product of our wedding. So many beautiful moments from our ceremony and reception were captured. We received so many compliments on our portraits and everyone kept stating that they look like they came straight out of a bridal magazine. The portraits were absolutely stunning!! The only problem is, there are so many good ones, we will have a tough time deciding which ones to display in our wedding album! Michelle is the best!!!! She is very kind, patient, talented and I highly recommend her for your photography needs!
Michelle is a brilliant photographer, and I would recommend her to anyone for any event without hesitation. She made us all feel comfortable, kept us on schedule, took gorgeous photos, and was very easy to work with from beginning to end. Having great photos of my wedding was really important to me, and I was not disappointed. We were excited to work with Michelle as soon as we met her, but she even exceeded our expectations. Her photos speak for themselves, but it's the way she conducts her business that really makes her stand out. I wouldn't risk my wedding photos on someone who took amazing photographs but was hard to get in touch with, made me uncertain about when I'd receive the photos, etc. With Michelle there are no worries at all. If she's available on your special day - use her. You won't regret it.
Michelle did such an amazing job with our DIY wedding I wouldn't have dreamed of anything better! I had seen her pictures through a friends facebook, contacted her, and immediately we had a meeting set up to go over the details! She even met with me another time at the actual venue to go over the details, look for photo hot spots, and determine driving time! That was definitely helpful since our venue was very unique! She was punctual, detailed, and super friendly! You had no idea she was around you throughout the night taking pictures--- which resulted in no one running away from the camera! Our pictures do such a great job of capturing all of the details of the night, the DIY details, and all of our family and friends. Michelle had a great "laugh" that she had us do for pictures-- which we all stuck to and had a blast with! Her assistant was also great-- especially with knowing how to handle all the last minute wedding issues that arise, including how to get your dress on, and helping Michelle run smoothly! We opted to do a post wedding session and Michelle provided suggestions based on the theme/atmosphere I was looking for, was flexible with dates/times, and just made the session feel so relaxing-- focusing on us, getting detailed shots, and creating the theme to flow so well! Our pictures also came to us on our selected jumpdrive immediately! I have already recommended her to others and can't wait for more photo opportunities in the future! I would recommend you take the time to meet her and go over her amazing work :) Thank you Michelle!!!!
Michelle and Stephanie of Minerva Photography were incredible! Not only were they professional they were organized, fun to work with, and took the most incredible photos of my wedding. Michelle is completely dependable and extremely talented. I didn't have a wedding planner, but the wedding day timeline that Michelle put together for us was a lifesaver and really helped keep our entire day on schedule. I am so grateful that we have such beautiful, artistic, creative photos of our big day. I know we will treasure them forever.
Michelle from Minerva Photography was AMAZING!!! I would totally recommend her to anyone. She was so professional and all the photos she took were amazing. She cares for all details and she reflects it in her photography and work...even in the package in which she delivers the final photos. She is also very organized which is needed from a photographer in order to capture all the special moment of an event. It took me some time to look around for a photographer that would provide exceptional photos of my wedding for a great value and I am so glad that I came across Michelle because she provided just that. She also took my engagement photos and did an amazing job. I can't wait to book her for future milestones that are to come in my life. Thank you Michelle for delivering such amazing photos of my engagement & wedding!!
so happy with michelle, she did a great job! thanks, m. alfonso
Michelle at Minerva Photography was truly a gift sent to us on the day of our wedding. We had a budget wedding and Minerva Photography fit right in and gave us fabulous photos. She makes you feel at ease and really knows how to get great shots. I have already recommended her to another bride and can't wait to see their photos!
Michelle was absolutely amazing!! I am so picky when it comes to photos, and Michelle gave me nothing to complain about. She showed up 30 minutes early, was always available when I called and we now have the most gorgeous wedding pictures ever!! She was also the nicest person to work with and a great addition to my wedding day. My whole family loved her!! I'm soo happy with my choice to have Michelle take my wedding photos. Now, the best day of my life will forever look wonderful on my walls :) Thanks Michelle!!!!
Michelle was incredible!! She is so amazing to work with, has an awesome personality, and captures breathtaking photos. She put my husband and I at ease during the photos post ceremony and really worked with our requests. I would recommend Minerva Photography to ANYONE who is planning their wedding! My guests were so excited to receive a card to login to Michelle's blog & view the images once they are posted.
Michelle and her help was very professional. Arrived on time and was cheerful adding to the excitement. She had many creative great ideas, and our photos look great! She was very reasonably priced and her efforts throughout the night was non-stop to get the perfect picture. In addition, I had a list of must have photos, and she nailed every one of them! I am very happy with the services that we received.
Great wedding photography! Highly encourage anyone to give Michelle a chance! The value was unbelievable too!
Michelle is such an awesome person and photographer!!! We are so happy we chose Michelle as out photographer. She is very professional and loves what she does. She finds joy in photographing life's most precious moments for everyone to share. She is very talented and I would recommend her to everyone!
Michelle is very sweet and professional. I am glad to have found her to take my daughter's wedding pictures. She got there early with an assistant that was also very nice and she worked really hard to take as many photos as possible. I am very thankful to her for all her hard work and dedication. God bless her!
Loved the service! She is extremely creative, punctual, and flexible. All of our pictures came out amazing! Definitely using her again for all major events :)
Very happy we chose Michelle to be our wedding photographer. She was great from the day we met her, very detailed and organized. The pictures came out amazing!!! Great combination of portraits and candid photos. Thanks Michelle
Michelle photographed us for our engagment and for the wedding. She is GREAT! She is creative and she also got the traditional pictures. You will not regret having her as one of your vendors.
She is a saint that works miracles.
Our original 2 original portrait locations had to be moved. She promptly found an amazing new place. My bride ran late and she showed patience known only to priests and snipers as we watched the rain move towards us.
No fear or worry, she kept cool and made it happen. Thank you so so so so much for the amazing job and beautiful pictures.
Our pictures came out great! Very perfessional would recommend to every one looking for a photographer.
What an amazing result! Michelle was thorough, organized, and extremely knowledgeable. Michelle also has an eye that can't be taught. She was able to see the one angle that turned a few flowers into a garden, a few trees into a forest. We cannot stress how fantastic Michelle was for both the engagement shoot and the wedding. We wanted mostly candid shots, and she managed to get the entire wedding perfectly. She was always in the right place to get the shot without being stepped on. When we did have the poses, she kept the large groups together, and had great pose ideas. We would recommend Michelle for any reason to anyone. I cannot believe how affordable these beautiful pictures were.
Michelle did a great job at our wedding! She was on time, professional, and fun. Our pictures turned out great and she was very affordable. We are very happy we chose her as our photographer.
I would highly recommend Minerva Photography to anyone looking for a professional, courteous photographer with good experience. Michelle from Minerva will not disappoint.
The cost of the wedding pictures she took for us included an initial meeting, where we reviewed the schedule for the wedding and discussed expectations. Michelle is very friendly, knowledgeable and gladly provided suggestions with regards to our wedding day. She met with us at our convenience.
The day of the wedding Michelle showed up early just to make sure everything was going well, and brought a helpful assistant.
The final product (wedding pictures) speak for themselves and we are very happy with the return on our investment. She provided the pictures in full color, B&W, sepia and two vintage tones - all in all 5 CD's with the pictures in different styles. She took around 1,400 pictures in seven hours. Michelle captured plenty of great pictures from our ceremony and reception. Something that was really cool and definitely a big plus was the fact that she setup a photobooth for the final two hours of our wedding - our guests LOVED that.
Another pro is the fact that Michelle has a website where she promptly uploaded all pics, and our guests from near and far alike were able to access and print them.
Minerva Photography is great and I was extremely happy with the service and the way my wedding photos came out! I would definitely use Minerva Photography again!
Michelle was fantastic and so was her assistant. The bared with us through the hectic time at the beginning and went with the flow. She provided pictures that were exactly what I wanted and some I had no idea I wanted! The two of them were fun and relaxed. I highly recommend them. Also, I am very glad we had the photobooth!
Michelle of Mivera Photography was amazing! We were more than just satisfied, our expectations were exceeded. Michelle was absolutely great, from the initial consultation, to the engagement photos at the beach, and of course the main commitment ceremony event. She was extremely professional, accurate, punctual and the photos turned out absolutely beautiful! Michelle was really able to capture the essence of our love, and definitely captured all of the small details of the ceremony and brunch. The quality of the photos was exceptional, and we definitely plan to use her for our future events as well. We would definitely recommend using this vendor, and we know that she will deliver a great product for a great price. Thanks again Michelle.
Michelle is extremely talented and professional. My pictures from the wedding are amazing. I have already recommended her to all my family and friends. I plan to book her for my baby shower and recommend her to anyone in search for a photographer.
I did not regret choosing Minerva Photography. The Photographer is professional and punctual. She captures more than just pictures. She capture the moment! I love my pictures!
PICTURES, LOCATION AND SERVICE WERE AWSOME, THANKS MICHELLE FOR HELPING US TO HAVE AN EXCELENT WEDDING EXPERIENCE
Michelle did an AMAZING job at our wedding. The pictures she took were absolutely stunning! I love the fact that she took unique shots that weren't completely posed. She truly captured the unique style of our wedding. I couldn't possibly give her enough accolades! We HIGHLY recommend her! Thanks Michelle!
Michelle did a great job for my wedding on July 31st. My pictures were amazing!!! I was on a tight budget so I didnt want to go spend crazy money on pictures. Her price was within my budget so I decided to take a chance. She was easy to work with and allowed us to do what we wanted. I received my pictures and was absolutuely blown away! I know it sounds cliche but I absolutely love my pics. Once I gave my family and friends the website to views our pictures, everyone kept calling saying how beautiful the pictures were. Michelle captured everything, candid pics of my husband and I, and plenty of shots of our 1 year old daughter which we told her was very important to us. The quality of the pics looks very professional, very clean and clear pics, I was able to get them in different prints, and they were delivered on time. I was very impressed with Michelle and would recommend her to my family and friends. The qulaity you get for the price is truly great!Thanks Michelle!!!!!!!
Michelle was able to capture the best moments at our wedding. After viewing the pics, we were speechless to see what an amazing job she did. I love natural shots and we have plenty that speak a thousand words. Michelle is truly talented and we looooove our photos. We have already received several compliments about her work and no one can believe the price. You can tell that she enjoys what she does which made working with her an amazing experience.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Michelle for our engagement, bridal party, and wedding. What an AWESOME photographer! She utilized different angles, captured "in the moment" pics, and all the extra details we requested. She was always prompt, professional, and provided updates as she edited the pictures. Should we have any other event, Michelle will be the first person we call. We are so grateful for Michelle and her talents. Thank you!!!
I was VERY happy with Michelle's work! She did everything I wanted her to do, including candid pictures. She was very professional and even though I was late to my own wedding she spent time with us to make sure we had everything we needed.
Michelle did an awesome job on our wedding photos! She showed up on time (even though I was late to my own wedding) and stayed a little bit late to get some extra shots in. She was very professional and friendly and I couldn't have asked for better images of my special day! I recommend her to anyone who needs a photographer with great prices. I will be sure to hire her again for any other pictures I need in the future!
Thank you soooo much for capturing our wedding. My husband and I love looking at our pictures as if the wedding was yesterday. Your lens knows how to tell a story. Word of mouth usually is the best advertising and I will recommend you to everyone.
Lisa & Jim Davis
Thank you so much Michelle for everything you did for us. All of our photos were beautiful and beyond our expectations. We really didn't have videography but you were able to capture every moment of every second. You took pictures of us posing as well as natural photos that must have been the best! We truly enjoyed having you has our photographer and i cant wait to use you again. Im trying to find an occasion so we can take photos again! lol Everyone was taken back with the amazing work you did, the colors of the pictures and the quality of each photo looks as if we paid thousands of dollars. You are such a wonderful person and anyone would be blessed to have you as the photographer. Thank you for everything- Joanna and Joshua Perez
Minerva was a pleasure to work with. Her funny personalty maid every one feel comfortable and at ease. Her pictures where amazing, the quality of work it great, Really liked her work and look forward in working with her again.
Michelle is a great photographer to work with. She is very professional and her pictures are amazing.
Love her work be sure to check out www.beautifulkreations.com "Rochelle's Big Day" on Wedding Wire to see all that Eye Candy photo. Great Job Michelle glad to add you to my preferred vendor list :)
About the Photographer: My name is Michelle and I run this shindig. I graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, winning best portfolio, and had the opportunity to study under and intern with South Florida's best photographers. I've been eating, breathing, and sleeping wedding photography since I had my first opportunity in 2008 and never turned back. I couldn't imagine a better career and absolutely love every second of it every day!
It’s my middle name, and I thought it sounded much more original than Michelle Photography!
Are you incorporated, licensed, and insured?
Yes. Couldn’t run a business otherwise. Not a legal one, anyway.
Do you have any difficulty with low light situations?
Not at all. In fact I look forward to many unique low light locations. I’ve become prepared with every situation you can possibly think of regarding lighting! Outdoors I consider myself a “natural light” photographer, but for indoors I have a variety of low light lenses for no-flash areas such as churches and during ceremonies, to video lights and strobes to light up the dance floor and other dark areas for portraits.
Do you do anything else other than weddings and engagements?
A wise person once said to me "if you wake up every day doing what you want to, then you will never feel like you worked a day in your life" so I highly take that into consideration while picking my jobs. I love weddings, I love engagements, so that's what I do. I wouldn't mind doing your belly pictures too! The main thing I market for is weddings and engagements, but fully capable and experienced in Quince Anos events, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, reunions, showers, and family portraits!
I would like to see more photos than what you have on your site. Can I see entire weddings you’ve done?
Of course you can! Consultations are the best time and place to show you my collection of weddings and engagements! Just let me know ahead of time so I can bring collections to you that would be similar to your wedding style.
Do you edit the pictures?
All of the images that you receive on the disc and/or thumb drive are color/exposure corrected, cropped, and aligned. If you would like any further “manipulations” done to the images (ie: plastic surgery and perhaps a head swap or item/person removal) then the prices vary depending on the editing job.
Do you make wedding albums?
Yes! Everything is offered a la carte, so you pick the size, type of cover, and how many pages you want!
Do I receive the copyright to all of the images?
When you receive the disc and/or thumb drive, you receive a document issuing “usage rights” which allows you to print and use the images for personal purposes only (printing, sharing with family, etc…). However the legal “intellectual property” copyright remains with the photographer, which allows us to publish the images on our blog and use for advertising. If you do not want any of the images that I take of you put on my website, blog, or used for advertising then just let me know and I’ll scratch it out
How do I set up a consultation with you?
Just send me an e-mail to Michelle@MinervaPhotography.com (best way!) or leave me a voicemail at 954.552.1495!
Do you have an office?
I found that my house and PJs are far more comfortable, but when we meet, I’d love to find a place between us to have a nice cup of coffee and talk weddings!
So, because you work from home, that means I can call you any time of the day on any day of the week?
No. My office does have a door. I do close it when I am done with my work-day. My phone also remains in the office. Because weddings are on Saturdays and some Sundays/Fridays, I do not work on Mondays. I think working 6 days a week for 10 hours a day is enough work time for anyone, so please do not get frustrated if you contact me on a Friday and I do not get to you until Tuesday.
Is it just you who comes to the wedding or do you bring someone?
It’s always myself photographing and I always bring a trusty, handy-dandy assistant! If you request two photographers for your event then count an extra super-talented person into the mix.
Does anyone else photograph besides you? On occasion I will have my assistant take a couple of photographs here and there during the ceremony, but everything is primarily by me.
What if I want two photographers?
No problemo! I have a network of photographers I trust and work with that would be super excited to 2nd shoot your wedding with me! You can have a choice of having a 2nd shooter for the entire day, or just for the ceremony/reception part.
Do you do everything yourself? Pretty much! I like it that way too.
If I wanted my engagement session in the studio, can you do that?
I physically could, but I choose not to. If you really desire an indoor location, hotel suites, boutique hotel rooms, lobbies, bed and breakfast locations, or even your home in front of a window are a great option for intimate indoor photos!
When do you photograph engagement sessions?
That’s very simple: During the months of October-April (best weather, of course), Tuesdays-Fridays (weekends are reserved for weddings and we are not open on Mondays), and we meet to begin photographing roughly 2.5 hours before sunset.
How about boudoir sessions?
My most favorite locations for boudoir sessions are at boutique hotels and bed and breakfast locations. Best time for those sessions are during the summertime when busy season is slow for the hotel –that way you can get an awesome half-day rate in a customized room!
So how do I book you?
You contact, we meet, we discuss, we agree, we sign, and you provide a 33% deposit.
Then what happens after that?
Besides setting up and photographing the engagement session, I contact you about two months before the wedding. From here we create a detailed timeline, shot list, and go over all of the tips and tricks of how to get fantastic wedding photos.