meet the artist

My name is Mikaela and I am a believer in true love stories. I believe that love stories are worth preserving in a timeless and romantic way to be cherished for generations to come. My goal as a wedding photographer is to capture those moments of love between you and your spouse so that you will be able to look back at your wedding day and be reminded of your love and commitment to each other forever . 

I have been a lover of photos for my entire life. When I was a child you could find me digging through a box of old prints in my parents closet for hours on end. But, it wasn't until I moved to D.C. to be with my now husband that I decided to buy a DSLR to capture all of the fun we would be having in the big city. Once I picked up that camera I never put it down. I was hooked. I fell in love with the ability to preserve memories ; to capture a moment so that it could be forever frozen in time. 

While my home base is in DC I am available to travel worldwide and have recently been to Paris, New York, and Charleston! I would LOVE to travel for your wedding day! 








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Wedding days go by in a blur. Months to year of planning typically lead up to this big beautiful celebration that typically only last part of a day. I believe that when choosing your wedding photographer it is of upmost importance to find someone who makes you feel comfortable and who strives to get to know your love story - someone who will not only document the precious moments of your wedding day but will also create long lasting artwork that you will cherish for a lifetime.  Because at the end of the day, when you have said "I Do", when the cake is cut, the flowers wilted and the music stops, my goal is to leave you with images that make you feel like the magic of your day lives on!  

The Mikaela Marie Photography bride is someone who wants to cherish the joy, sweetness and emotion from her wedding day. She wants to remember the sweet little details of her day, and most importantly she is head over heals in love with her fiance. 

The Wedding experience 

Mikaela was there for two of the happiest days of our lives, our proposal and our wedding day (and our engagement session in between), and she could not have done a more amazing job at capturing these incredible moments for us! Her and her husband were so accommodating and easy to work with from start to finish. They helped us loosen up and feel completely comfortable during our engagement shoot, so that we weren't so camera shy on the big day (which was a huge help!). She made the wedding planning process a breeze and was so helpful in figuring out what timeline would work best to make sure that we took all of the pictures that were important to us. On our actual wedding day, they were incredible at making sure everything went smoothly and our family and bridal party absolutely loved working with them! Every time a gallery has arrived in my inbox, I have been blown away by how stunning the images have turned out. Mikaela captured so many special moments for us and we could not have been more thrilled to work with her! She is incredibly talented and we highly recommend Mikaela Marie Photography!! - Erin & Dave




"Mikaela was such an incredible photographer from start to finish of our wedding journey. She promptly met me for a meeting when I was looking for vendors, presented a beautiful portfolio, and we got along great, so I knew it was the perfect fit. Mikaela made us feel comfortable with great planning tools to help prep for our wedding such as a list of photo's we wanted to have, trinkets and accents to bring for beautiful detail shots and was always on time. Her and her husband worked as a great team on our wedding day and didn't only do a fantastic job with our photos, they also made it so enjoyable and fun throughout the day! She also encouraged us to do an engagement session so my fiance knew what to expect for the day of wedding photos, and I cannot recommend this enough! It was a huge help and by our wedding day we were pros with some of the poses and made the process much smoother! Overall I had a fantastic experience with Mikaela and have already recommend her to several friends!"-Emily & Tim




"Mikaela is such an amazing wedding photographer! She is easily accessible and I could reach her any day I needed to. From the beginning, Mikaela does a great job of getting to know us as a couple and our love story so I feel like she really understood what I wanted and paid attention to detail. To say the weather didn't cooperate with our wedding experience is an understatement. We had to reschedule our engagement photo session because of the rain but Mikaela was so accommodating, kind and flexible to find the perfect day for us. On the actual day of our wedding, it actually rained the entire day. We had planned for an outdoor ceremony but the weather just didn't allow it. Mikaela came prepared with umbrellas and all to make sure we got what we wanted. In the end, we were able to get some incredible shots even with the rain that came out absolutely magical. While I had some specific shots and poses I really wanted to get, Mikaela and her husband worked so well together and came up with some really creative ideas in addition to what I wanted. This aspect in a photographer is extremely important because she was able to do exactly what I imagined while also using her artistry to create work in her aesthetic which is what I initially fell in love with. If you were to take a look at our photo album, you wouldn't even has guessed that it had rained all day. Everything about her work is romantic, fresh, and lovely. As a bride who planned every detail of the day with no wedding planner, one thing I didn't anticipate was not being able to set everything up. I had to rely on all my vendors do get everything done and on time while dealing with the weather. It was so amazing to have a photographer that came on time, captured every detail I worked so hard on, and checked all the boxes of what I wanted. I loved how much preparation she does to make sure you get the shots you want. If you are a bride that is not very detail oriented, you will also appreciate Mikaela's creative direction. Her assistant who is also her husband did an amazing job with the groomsmen, capturing the happiness of our reception, and assisting her with everything she needed. You can tell they make a great team and as newlyweds themselves understand what a big and significant day it truly is. We now have priceless pieces of artwork that I will be showcasing forever. I can't say enough excellent things about Mikaela and her services. If you want a stress free photography experience, choose Mikaela Marie Photography."





Kind Words& Press

"Mikaela is such an amazing wedding photographer! She is easily accessible and I could reach her any day I needed to. From the beginning, Mikaela does a great job of getting to know us as a couple and our love story so I feel like she really understood what I wanted and paid attention to detail .We now have priceless pieces of artwork that I will be showcasing forever. I can't say enough excellent things about Mikaela and her services."

"Mikaela was such an incredible photographer from start to finish of our wedding journey. She promptly met me for a meeting when I was looking for vendors, presented a beautiful portfolio, and we got along great, so I knew it was the perfect fit. Mikaela made us feel comfortable with great planning tools to help prep for our wedding such as a list of photo's we wanted to have, trinkets and accents to bring for beautiful detail shots and was always on time."

"Mikaela was there for two of the happiest days of our lives, our proposal and our wedding day (and our engagement session in between), and she could not have done a more amazing job at capturing these incredible moments for us! Every time a gallery has arrived in my inbox, I have been blown away by how stunning the images have turned out. Mikaela captured so many special moments for us and we could not have been more thrilled to work with her! She is incredibly talented and we highly recommend Mikaela Marie Photography!!




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2019 & 2020 weddings 


All wedding packages will include 8 hours of coverage, high resolution images, and an online gallery. 

For more information about specific package options please contact me via contact form or by email to mikaelamariephoto@gmail.com

start at $3500

weddings 


Portrait sessions include engagements, anniversaries and lifestyle.

All portrait sessions will include an online gallery of high resolution images.

start at $500

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