Michelle Arlotta Photography

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Michelle Arlotta Photography

People that are daring enough to blaze their own trail in life motivate me. This is where I need you- I need something different, something intrepid, something exotic, something fresh, something funny, something risqué, something rogue…. Almost a decade ago, I decided to work for myself so I could stay true to my passion, my ideas, my integrity and my own rules and attract the kind of couples that inspire me. With over 300 weddings under my belt, I still love the challenge of capturing the raw emotion of a wedding day. The internet has enough pictures of place settings and invitations, but there will never be enough images of human emotion and love.

I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry and mix it with gobs of humor and zest. I’ve been called a ninja photographer for many years now with my ability to capture subtle gestures and emotions and tell the story of the day without being noticed.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I’d never call myself a trendsetter, but it's been said that I'm a zagger in a world full of ziggers. I’ve never been one to follow along with what everyone else is doing and I respect that quality in others. I find inspiration in weddings where couples are letting their own true personalities come through with creative ideas, fashion that reflects them and venues that fit their attitudes with a focus on the celebration of marriage rather than the ‘stuff’ the wedding industry tells you to care about. I find myself at home at these weddings (so much so I’ll probably be lying on your floor within minutes of arriving at your place to get a shot).

“Michelle is incredibly talented, but what she does so perfectly is capture not just what happened, but the joy and emotion behind every picture. You can literally feel her work. You get what you pay for and Michelle is really worth every single penny. Plus she is the most calming presence if the day gets stressful" – Lindsey & Greg

Wedding Wire Reviews

Offbeat brides will receive a free 30-minute mini engagement session on my property and a hosted online gallery of images.

Examples of my work


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