What others are saying

"Michelle is an amazing human being and photographer! We are so blessed we found her. She is so professional and her work is beautiful. She captured our Engagement photos and Wedding photos and we were truly blown away with her work. Not only is her work amazing but she was also so caring and kind to us and made us feel like we had been friends for ever. The day of my wedding my bridal party got to the venue a little late so our timeline got a little rushed right before the ceremony. Michelle could see I was feeling a little anxious and she asked what can I do, how can I help? She managed to get the shots that where most important to me before the ceremony which was the first look with my dad and meeting with the groom (but him not seeing me) so we could pray. A photographer gets one chance to capture a special moment that will last for a lifetime and Michelle did exactly that!! If you are looking for a wonderful and professional photographer to capture your wedding, engagement photos, family photos and more, you should consider Michelle as your photographer!! -D. Spence

"Today we met with Michelle to have our family photos taken. She was so amazing with my boys. Very patient and kind. She was able to get all smiles which is not an easy task. I am so ecstatic about our photos they turned out amazingly!" - A. Pitman

"Michelle at Arising Light Photography is more than a photographer, she becomes an essential part of your family for your big day. As part of our package, we did an engagement mini-shoot with Michelle, which allowed us to try out some angles and my husband and I to get used to "posing" for the camera (we are total novices). We thought it couldn't get better than our engagement shots, but our wedding day photos are perfect. And here's the thing: it's not just about producing great shots that you'll treasure forever, it's about having a calm, positive presence on what can otherwise be a chaotic day. Our limo bus driver got stuck in traffic, we (of course) ended up behind on timing, and all of the usual things you just can't control in a DC wedding. Michelle was totally poised and supportive, and even stayed later to catch additional shots of the reception. Her personal touch goes above and beyond, and we can't wait to find a reason to use Arising Light again!!" - M. Tolmasi