THE HEART BEHIND 
My WORK

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I want your wedding day to be as incredible as my own. I want you to feel as strong a love for each other as my husband and I did then and now. I want you to feel happy and comfortable in front of the lens and be able to look back with love and joy on every moment captured. A decade down the road from now, I want you to see just how classic and timeless you look even though the styles may have changed. So that’s why I do things like I do…encouraging you in your love, cheering you on and giving you a wonderful photographic experience. As much as I love photographing all the details of your day, my focus lies largely on the tender moments, the shared laughter, the portraits, and the gathering of friends and family. I want to capture the moments in your wedding day that you will treasure forever. Your photography is a large part of your wedding experience and it should be fun, real and memorable.

YOUR BIG DAY

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When the day you have been planning is finally here, there are few material things that will last twenty years down the road. They aren’t the cake, the flowers, or even the dress…they are the images. I believe that a day this important is worth showing to your children and grandchildren, your family and the friends you will meet down the road. I believe your photos deserve a beautiful home of their own and should be on display. 
A day this important deserves a full day of photography. So I have made your investment options easy to navigate and fun to discuss together, starting with eight hours of coverage. I also offer stunning handcrafted heirloom album options as well as canvases and prints to showcase your day in your home.

GIFTING

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My gifts to you…
I believe that so much about your wedding day involves giving…giving of yourself, your time and your love. And I like to get in the giving spirit with you. I start by gifting every full day package with an engagement session. I highly value an engagement session in preparation for the big day because we get to know each other better and I can help you feel confident, at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. Each of my couples also receive a bridal welcome package with a very helpful 80 page planning guide, tailor made to your photographic experience, as well as some special surprises to enjoy together. I also send monthly newsletters and keep you updated on events in the area that I think might be helpful for your planning process.
Gifts from your guests…
 Sometimes couples would love to have a larger heirloom album or additional prints or products but don’t have the budget for everything. That’s why I offer heirloom gifting for your guests to have the option of “gifting” you shares of prints and heirloom albums as an alternative or in addition to a traditional wedding registry.

my CLIENTS say THE SWEETEST THINGS!

kind words

MEGAN AND CHRIS

“Michelle is so good at what she does!! She was highly recommended to me by my wedding planner, and when I started looking at the photos on her website, I couldn't believe how beautiful they were. What you see is what you get with Michelle - my engagement and wedding photos were every bit as beautiful as the ones on her website; they were even more beautiful than I could've ever imagined. Our family and friends keep telling us how great the pictures are. I think one friend said it best, ‘She really captured the love between you guys!’ Not only are Michelle's pictures amazing, but she is also a joy to work with. She's always enthusiastic and kind. She made us feel comfortable around her and in front of the camera, and I think that shows in the pictures. I can't recommend Michelle enough. I am so glad we chose her to capture the memories of our wedding day, she did it perfectly.”

EMILIE AND DEAN

“I was drawn to Michelle's personality and commitment to ensure we had a good experience. I first met her in person at the Rixey Manor holiday party. It was wonderful to interact with her and she helped me get excited for our engagement shoot. We had fun the whole evening and I loved how natural we looked. Before the wedding, she was VERY thorough in creating a timeline for our day which kept me at ease since I knew everything would be taken care of. On our wedding day, she captured meaningful photos and knew the great settings at our venue and everything turned out amazingly (despite rain). Thanks to all her pre-wedding organization, I was even able to mingle during cocktail hour! Michelle worked well with other vendors to ensure things went smoothly. I felt like she cared about us and prioritized what we wanted out of our photos. The best part? I got my photos just two weeks after our wedding! I have friends who got married before me that are still waiting for theirs and this is just the cherry on top to me.”

EMILIE & DEAN

“I cannot say enough good things about Michelle. Not only did she provide us with beautiful images from our wedding and engagement session, but she was an absolute joy to work with. Her calm, kind, lighthearted demeanor kept us feeling relaxed and natural when posing for photos. Day-of, she was absolutely seamless in keeping things running smoothly and on schedule (and considering the number of wedding party attendants and family members we had, that is a huge feat). She provided invaluable help with our day-of timeline, as well as plenty of honest, kind advice throughout the planning process. We absolutely loved all of the photos that came out of our wedding and engagement sessions, and she was quick to turn around the final product. Hiring her was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding - I can't recommend her highly enough!”

KAYLA & MIKE

“Photography was one of the top two priorities to Ben and I on our wedding day. The first time we met Michelle we spent more time just talking about life and our families and becoming friends before we had even signed a contract. That's what you get with Michelle. She is heartfelt, kind and full of laughter and suggestions to make you feel less awkward about the first truly formal photos of your life. After the engagement shoot Ben and I felt much better because she made it easy and comfortable...she was our personal cheerleader. Before the wedding I/we attended Brides Day Out and Rixey Manor Boot Camp. I loved Brides Day Out because it is interesting to see and hear other brides’ feelings about their upcoming nuptials. Then came the big day. Michelle and her second shooter did a fantastic job of capturing the silliness of our groomsmen, as well as the special photos with my mother. They were everywhere they needed to be but were not intrusive thought the evening. Michelle and her second shooter did a fabulous job on our wedding! If I were to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!”

ALYSSA & BEN

“Michelle is amazing. Simply said...we love her. From the beginning, we knew photography for our wedding day was the top priority, and we knew exactly who wanted on our wedding dream team. Michelle made everything so personal for us...always quick to respond back to my never ending questions and on point with all of her ideas. She really works to tell you about local wedding planning events, date night ideas, and sends out a monthly newsletter. She even arranged a winery date where all her brides that year got to meet each other and collaborate. When the wedding day came, we were confident, comfortable, and at this point Michelle was family in our eyes. She showed up ready to go, and eased every nerve in my body. When the timeline had to be adjusted moments before the ceremony, she needed no help in making it work for what we wanted. She just did her thing and it was perfect. She made sure that day was just what it needed to be, OUR day. My husband is already talking about our future photo sessions just to have an excuse to have our photographs taken by Michelle again...and that's coming from a man who hates photos! Yeah, she's THAT incredible.”

COLLEEN & LIAM

What my FELLOW WEDDING PROFESSIONALS are saying!

Sweet Endorsements

WOODLAWN AND POPE LEIGHEY HOUSE

“ We enjoy working with Michelle at Woodlawn! She is a talented photographer with a beautiful aesthetic and a true passion for the work she does. We would highly recommend her to any bride for her wedding on our site!”

GOOD EARTH FLOWERS

“I have worked directly with Michelle of Lieb Photographic on several different occasions and can tell you that she is very professional and knowledgeable and also very easy to work with. I am amazed at the images she captures and knows that she takes very seriously her job of bringing you the very best photographs you will always cherish. She truly has a gift!”

YISELL SANTOS,
HAIR AND MAKE UP ARTIST

“Michelle is so sweet and her photography is absolutely beautiful. Working along side her is such a delight. She really listens and cares about her brides and her attention to detail is remarkable. If you're looking to book a photographer, look no further. Michelle is your girl.”

RIXEY MANOR

“I can honestly say that Michelle Lieb is the Number 1 photographer I recommend. She not only takes the most beautiful pictures, full of emotion, but she is organized, reliable and sweet! Pick up the phone and book her today - she is in demand, and any bride would be lucky to have her on her side.”

MAKE IT COUNT ENTERTAINMENT

“Michelle is amazing! I've worked several events with her in recent years, and she always does a stellar job. Her photos are gorgeous, she's a kind, loving person, and she has the kind of integrity that's hard to find in a person these days. I give Michelle and Lieb Photographic my full recommendation!”

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in the press

Additional Features

united with love

THE KNOT 

HOW HE ASKED

artfully wed

The Perfect Palette

FAB you bliss

The Luxe Pearl

Wedding chicks

HuffPost Weddings

southern bride

MICHELLE'S WORK HAS ALSO BEEN FEATURED IN:

THE PRETTY PEAR BRIDE MAGAZINE, HIGH COUNTRY WEDDING GUIDE MAGAZINE, BRIDES.COM, THE black tie bride, LOVERLY, MYWEDDING, HEY WEDDING LADY, AUGUST WILLOW, CHARLOTTESVILLE WINE AND COUNTRY WEDDINGS, BRIDALPULSE, INSPIRED BY THIS, RUSTIC WEDDING CHIC, REVERIE GALLERY, GLAMOUR AND GRACE, CLASSIC BRIDE, THE WEDDING CONCIERGE, RUSTIC WEDDINGS, HILL CITY BRIDE, ECO-BEAUTIFUL WEDDINGS, TIDEWATER AND TULLE, DISTRICT WEDDINGS, WEDDING LOVELY, KNOTSVILLA, LUXE MOUNTAIN WEDDINGS, ULTIMATE WEDDING, LOVE CAME DOWN, BORROWED AND BLUE, BRIDE AND BREAKFAST, PRETTY MY PARTY, BRIDES & WEDDINGS OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, SECRET WEDDING, DOGWOOD BRIDES, LOVE AND LAVENDER, MODERN WEDDINGS, MELISSA HEARTS WEDDINGS, INSPIRED BY STYLE BRIDE, THE BIG DAY, WEDDBOOK, TRUBRIDAL, HONEYBOOK BLOG, MAIN STREET WEDDINGS, SOUTHERN MARYLAND WEDDINGS, RICHMOND WEDDING COLLECTIVE BLOG AND THE BLAZE.

2017 Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award

 2017 Editor's Choice Award with Two Bright Lights

2016 and 2017 Shoot and Share Finalist

Weddings & Love Stories

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Kristen & Alex

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Featured Wedding: Kayla & Mike

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Featured Wedding: Megan & Chris

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Featured Wedding: Kristen & Alex

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Featured Wedding: Alyssa & Ben

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Featured Wedding: Elisabeth & Andy

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Featured Wedding: Anne & Jon

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Featured Wedding: Celeste & Matt

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Featured Wedding: Lizzy & Josh

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Featured Wedding: Beth & Chris

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Full day wedding collections begin at $4200 and the average couple spends $5400. For more details on digital and hybrid film/digital wedding packages, please contact me. 

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