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Micro-Wedding Photography for Your Most Cherished Moments

As a photographer, I absolutely love specializing in micro-weddings!

When you hire a photographer for micro-wedding coverage, you get 1-4 hours behind the camera to capture all of the most cherished parts of the day.

Think of all the things that you love the most about weddings- the intimate moments, the cake and champagne, music and dancing, and having a wonderful time with your loved ones as you celebrate new members of your family. All of these moments will be captured in time with micro-wedding coverage.

Let me give you an example of one of my recent micro-wedding shoots in historic Salem. While my session with the couple was short and sweet, it was one of the most memorable weddings I have attended as a photographer.

Hazel and Ken are a sweet couple from Salem who wanted to hire a local photographer for their wedding at the House of the Seven Gables. Hazel went to preschool there as a little girl, and they have a beautiful garden right by the pier.

They hired all local vendors for their celebration, from the remarkable florals to the delicious cake. They even had the Hot Tamale Brass Band come and provide fun and lively New Orleans jazz, since a few of their members are originally from Salem!

The day began with formal portraits at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, followed by the wedding ceremony in the garden at the House of the Seven Gables, atop the beautiful compass rose.

We took family portraits right after the ceremony in the garden, and then the band escorted us down the pier to take pictures by the family boat. This part was truly fun and memorable!

They had a small reception afterwards with all the traditions, from the first dance to the cutting of the cake. We got some amazing shots and captured the most memorable moments of the ceremony, all in just 3 hours!

It was so much fun getting to document and be a part of this sweet and memorable experience. If you are planning a wedding soon, I would highly recommend getting micro photography coverage to ensure that your most cherished moments go down in history.

You can contact our studio any time to plan out the photography logistics for your event, and we will walk you through the steps of making the process smooth, memorable, and a lot of fun!

Fashion Portrait

Fashion has always been something that has intrigued me, especially when it comes to portraits, and especially portraits that are fashion inspired.  I often comb through Vanity Fair or Vogue publications for inspiration and unique portrait ideas. The photo below was created using a custom portrait background we painted here at our studio. I love the movement in the gown.  This effect was created using special lighting and an industrial fan and is inspired by Annie Leibovitz and her Vanity Fair portraits. Tell us about what inspires you and together let’s create a beautiful portrait of you.

 

Call the Studio at 978-594-1728 to find out more about it.

Beautiful fashion inspired portrait.
Beautiful fashion inspired portrait.

Tired of seeing a brick wall for your portrait background?

Us too. Here at Louise Michaud Photographer we custom design some of our backgrounds for your portrait. I love having a unique background to offer my clients. It’s exciting to make something one of a kind that my clients can only get from me! I got my inspiration to paint this background from Annie Leibovitz’s legendary body of work. I am most inspired by her Vanity Fair style fashion shoots. You’ll be seeing some portraits using this Oliphant style canvas backdrop. It helps having a BFA in Visual Design!

Portrait of Three Beautiful Ladies

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Family portrait

If you’re fortunate enough to be able to make a three generation Family Portrait … Lucky you!

Celebrate your relationships. I had the pleasure of taking this family portrait and photographing these special people…. And now they have a priceless gift for Mothers Day. I love seeing the resemblance in all of them.  And to find out more about Ladies Day Out, Girls Day Out and photographing woman in a contemporary fashionable way call the Studio. We would love to hear your ideas and collaborate on making a special portrait for you. Bring your Sisters, Daughters, Moms and Grandmoms! Remember to book a night out afterwards, because you will look gorgeous.

A Springtime Hawthorne Hotel Wedding

Springtime is a time for renewal and new beginnings, making it the perfect time to start a journey. Lana and Kevin celebrated a beautiful new life together with a historic Hawthorne Hotel wedding, taking advantage of our warming weather to also snap some great shots in some of the iconic Salem, Massachusetts, locations.


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We absolutely love to see the green coming back to the Salem Common and surrounding areas–the lighting in this photo makes it one of my favorites from the day!TQ9A0684-Edit-Edit

Both Lana and Kevin are professors, and I think you can see from the energy between them that they were a kind, wonderful couple to share such a special day with.

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The dress Lana chose was very unique–a light grey with custom lace. Her stunning hair and makeup were done by Makeup Eden and Salon Sage here in Salem.

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Of course, who could resist a snapshot of this little fellow escorting his bridesmaid down the aisle?

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Those of you familiar with the Hawthorne Hotel will also notice their own fresh look in the Grand Ballroom–the walls have been painted, lightening the room significantly. We absolutely love it!

Congratulations, Lana and Derek! It was a pleasure celebrating with you.

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