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Thanks for checking out my work; I hope you liked it! I've had the joy of being a commercial photographer since 2008. I was introduced to the art of photography in college, while getting my Art degree. I would spend long nights in the dark room developing prints the good old-fashioned way.

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Melissa

23 December 2018

From the moment we met Michelle at my best friend's wedding I knew she would be the perfect photographer for our big day. Everything was perfect, from the communication, flexibility, and quick turnaround. If you are looking for a photographer that will “DO ANYTHING” to capture the most amazing pictures; Michelle is the photographer for you. Michelle is the best to have as part of your special day and is clearly so passionate about what she does. From her friendly disposition and undeniable sense of positive energy that allowed us to completely relax in her company and be our true selves in front of the lens. It was truly a privilege to have Michelle as our photographer. We can’t thank / recommend Michelle enough.” More...

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Estephany

22 December 2018

Michelle and her team was beyond amazing. On one of the most important days of your life you need a balance of professionalism and fun. She has such great energy and a fantastic eye. She is definitely my photographer for life. More...

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Sarah Clare Rogers

15 November 2018

If you are looking for a photographer that will literally stand on rooftops to get the most amazing, breathtaking pictures of you; Michelle is your photographer. If you are looking for the photographer that isn't scared to get soaking wet, filthy, or potentially risk her life to capture that special, once in a lifetime moment for you, Michelle is your photographer! This woman has produced the most incredible engagement & wedding pictures for my husband and I... Simply stunning, timeless pictures. Hands down the BEST investment my husband and I made on our wedding was booking Michelle as our photographer. She gives off such a positive energy, it is contagious! Her photography skills are unmatched, and I cannot say how much I appreciate her supportiveness on my wedding day and seeing me through my "bridezilla moment!" Michelle is incredibly thoughtful, professional, and was always on time. I do not think there is another photographer who could have captured the love my husband and I share better than her. It truly was a privilege to have Michelle as our photographer! Thank you, a hundred thousand times over, to Michelle for immortalizing my wedding for my husband and our families!! (: More...

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Jessica Yankey

14 August 2018

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Mariah Jones

14 August 2018

Gorgeous, gorgeous work & a sincere photographer!

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Vivek Nakarmi

14 August 2018

Michelle, You are an amazing photographer. We have enjoyed our engagement pictures and looking forward to our wedding photos. Keep your head up and keep up the good work. More...

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Candice

2 July 2018

Michelle is above all, a total professional. She is not somebody with a day job who picked up photography as a hobby and shoots weddings on the weekends. Her style is completely unique and that's why we chose her to be our photographer. We were smitten with her "epic" wide-lens shots, which I think are gutsy for wedding photos, and she absolutely delivered with some gorgeous photos of us on the Washington DC mall. Her strengths are composition, use of color, flexibility, and positive attitude. I believe her other extraordinary strength is that she very wisely chooses complimentary second photographers--in our case it was Akins, who specializes in very soft, traditional wedding photography. Michelle was also early to our shoot and got some shots of me (bride) getting ready, which I was ready to forgo because of time. As mentioned, this is her full time job, so sometimes she doesn't respond super-right away, but she always responded to us in time for everything.

My constructive criticism is that I wish she would have reminded me not to slouch more--I am (like most office desk-jockeys), a TOTAL slouch. She reminded me to roll my shoulders back a few times, but I wish she would have just yelled at me the whole day (of course, then she'd get someone complaining that they yelled at her the whole day). I also wish we had a little more time with the bridal party, but I think that was mainly due to time constraints and a surprise afternoon sprinkle more than anything.

Overall, we are thrilled to have pictures from Michelle and can't wait to see the remainder of our shots. We highly recommend Michelle to anyone who is as captivated by her art as we are!
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Lorena

15 June 2018

Michelle did our engagement and wedding pictures and we can’t say enough about it. We absolutely loved it! She is very professional, and sweet and will take the time to do what you ask. Our favorite thing about it all is how she was able to capture the moment in every one of our pictures, instead of having us pose she was able to catch us in the moment, and it just made everything much more special. We were very pleased with our decision to choose Michelle and would recommend her to anyone! More...

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Sarah

23 April 2018

I knew Michelle was a perfect fit for our us as soon as I met her. I just received my pictures and am in love with them. Our pictures are stunning and we will truly cherish them forever. Every picture came out beautiful - from the formals to the fun, candids at our reception - she captured everything special about our day including all the little details. Thank you Michelle! More...

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Cristina Z.

20 April 2018

Can't say enough about Michelle. Hiring her to shoot my products has taken my business to an entire different level. Her creativity for staging and styling far exceed any vision we ever had and on top of that she is professional, dependable and also fun to work with! AHmazing ethics and we are beyond happy that we found her! More...

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Kattie M.

27 March 2018

I did portraits with Michelle and she makes the experience so easy going, she has an amazing eye for perfect backdrops and the way she captures lighting and places her subjects in the right angles is unlike any other photographer that I've ever worked with before. I highly recommend her!

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C M.

16 December 2017

Michelle was everything I could have hoped for and more.  She was on time, incredibly fun to work with and truly captured the essence of my business through beautiful photos.  I highly recommend!

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Janelle F.

20 September 2017

Wow! Michelle was a total professional. She worked on a creative photo shoot for a re-brand for our organization and we are thrilled with the finished product.From the minute she was on set, she made the women that were volunteering as models feel so comfortable and confident! I've worked with several photographers before for both personal family photo shoots as well as corporate shoots and she was a breath of fresh air. Her playfulness and positive energy transcended from her to the models and into our photos.I would highly recommend working with her if you are looking for someone to help bring out your unique and natural personality. She's awesome! More...

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rebecca

9 August 2017

Michelle is the absolute best. She is a dedicated professional who is extremely creative and collaborative in her vision. If something wasn't working such as background or lighting, she would change it and make sure the picture was just perfect. During our outdoor photos, it started to rain and Michelle never missed a beat. She worked to find a dry location that still offered a stunning setting for our pictures. During the reception, Michelle expertly walked the fine line of staying close by in order to not miss a picture opportunity while staying out of sight so that my husband and I could socialize with our guests. Finally, when I made a mistake with our picture order, Michelle went above and beyond to track down the order and have it resent even though the mistake was entirely my fault. We received our photos today and they are breathtaking. Michelle was amazing in every aspect of our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone for any special occasion. More...

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Gene Wilson

8 August 2017

Michelle VanTine is a gifted, creative and hard working photographer. She did a family wedding and we were so grateful she is the one who did it. She is conscientious and puts her heart into her work. She "bends over backwards" (sometimes literally) to meet het client's hopes and goals. She works well with everyone in the wedding. Give her a call; you won't be disappointed. More...

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Linda Wilson

8 August 2017

I highly recommend Michelle Van Tine Photography. Her work is nothing short of OUTSTANDING. She photographed my nephew’s wedding, and we were all extremely impressed with the pictures and the albums that the bride and the parents received. She creatively captured not only all the “essential” pictures of a wedding and reception, but she captured so many beautiful, fun, intimate shots between the couple, the bridal party, the parents, guests, as well as the lovely, subtle details of the decorations, the scenery, the flowers, the venue… all kinds of special touches that were there that day. Michelle is creative, personable, fun, and thorough. The pictures she takes are stunning. The engagement shots were outstanding as well. She not only does weddings; she is very versatile. She does family pictures, community events, landscapes, and so on. She did our family reunion photos and I was amazed at how she got the babies all smiling at the same time!!! Her prices are reasonable too. #MVTgoesaboveandbeyond. More...

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Krista Wertman

8 August 2017

Michelle photographed our engagement photos and our wedding. During our engagement photos she made us feel super comfortable and had a variety of poses and locations for us giving us a ton of variety! We loved our photos, but more than that she gave us a great experience. When we look back on our photos we are put back in those moments and feel the emotions we felt then which to me is so important! Our wedding was exactly the same! She made it so fun for us and our guests and gave us a lot of variety with our portrait time. Her passion and love for photography is so evident in the photographs and customer experience she gives. My husband and I love looking back on our wedding photos because they are beautiful and it reminds us of all the joy we felt, and a big part of that is because of the experience Michelle gave. We did not have to worry or feel awkward or uncomfortable, but she guided us and gave us confidence in our posing. I highly recommend Michelle!! More...

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Lucia

3 August 2017

Michelle and her team (Pablo) went above and beyond to produce beautiful photographs with a fun and relaxed manner. The collection is a wonderful and balanced representation of our wedding day that captures the spirit of the day. We are so glad that we chose to work with Michelle! More...

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Josiah Ludwick - bcmPEACE

27 May 2017

Michelle Vantine is an amazing photographer who pours herself into her work. She has an eye for detail and catches the small, simple things in a beautiful way. She was not into wedding photography when I got married, but I sure wish she had been! She has taken many pictures of our family since and I just love her work. More...

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Richard L.

13 March 2017

We have hired Michelle Vantine Photography to cover Wedding events for us. With confidence and trust in her abilities we know she will always surprise the client with exceptional service and great photos. While making memories in photograph you can't forget the great time you had while in a photo session with Michelle. She really gets everyone in a great mood with her unforgettable laugh. More...

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Linda W.

9 March 2017

I highly recommend Michelle Van Tine Photography. Her work is nothing short of OUTSTANDING. She photographed my nephew's wedding, and we were all extremely impressed with the pictures and the albums that the bride and the parents received.  She creatively captured not only all the "essential" pictures of a wedding and reception, but she captured so many beautiful, fun, intimate shots between the couple, the bridal party, the parents, guests, as well as the lovely, subtle details of the decorations, the scenery, the flowers, the venue... all kinds of special touches that were there that day. Michelle is creative, personable, fun, and thorough. The pictures she takes are stunning. The engagement shots were outstanding as well.   She not only does weddings; she is very versatile. She does family pictures, community events, landscapes, and so on. She did our family reunion photos and I was amazed at how she got the babies all smiling at the same time!!! Her prices are reasonable too. #MVTgoesaboveandbeyond. More...

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Richard Lopez

26 June 2016

Michelle Just shot a wedding for us. Amazing Photographer. The only photographer I recommend. The bride was very nervous and worried about her event. Michelle was able to make her smile, laugh and shot stunning photos. More...

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Becky Layne

26 February 2016

Michelle and Pablo are not only extremely talented but they were SO fun at our wedding! Michelle kept me calm during stressful moments and they both made sure we were laughing the whole night! My husband and I are so thankful they were part of our special day! More...

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27 September 2015

FUN! That is the first word that comes to mind to describe Michelle and Pablo! Heart them both!

We actually had another photographer booked for our big day but when we changed our wedding date, they were no longer available. When looking for another photographer, I came across Michelle VanTine and was instantly drawn to the artist feel of her photos. With also having a fine arts background, I had an appreciation for the composition of her photography. We were so excited that Michelle was available for our big day!

We happened to get married on the hottest day in May (around 85 degrees), with a 60% chance of rain (humid). Not the best weather for photos outside!! Michelle and Pablo had to work quickly before it started to pour, but were still able to take great shots of the bridal party and my husband and I around Old Town.

For the wedding (in a catholic church), the ceremony ran over and we were supposed to be out at a certain time. The church coordinator was trying to rush us out in the middle of photos, but Michelle was able to diffuse the situation and told me, "this is your day, we will get the photos you want in...don't worry." This meant a lot to me and thankful to her for that.

We booked an engagement photo session with her as well. Turned out to be a really cold, wet day but Michelle made the most it! She came up with some really cute ideas, and worked quickly!

What's great about Michelle is that she is willing to do anything for a great shot (standing in the middle of a street/directing traffic around us to get a nice cobblestone road shoot in the middle of Old Town Alexandria, or standing on some unstable rocks in the Potomac, or laying on the reception floor to get a great shot of my custom colored heels with the groomsmen matching socks).

We absolutely love ALL our photos, from the engagement session to the big day. Her package (which was reasonably priced) included a photo book, which turned out so beautiful!
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Heather

4 September 2015

I found Michelle on Wedding Wire actually. I think lol. I knew she was the photographer for us immediately based on her work. And I'm an indecisive bride but I just knew. We communicated via email and she was always very prompt to respond. Come wedding day she was on time or early (I can't remember b/c I was spazzing out so hard lol) And she put me at ease. Her and Elliot were a dream to work with. I don't know how else to describe it. She was there when I wanted her there and other than that I didn't see her... but she was still there and got all the shots. I don't know how they did that. Even my mom said she was so impressed how they got so many amazing shots but were never ever in the way. Ever. They were so great. I am so in love with my wedding photos and the published book she made for us is just beautiful. Thank you so much Michelle and Elliot! If I were to do it all over again I would 200% choose them again only this time I would pay for extra time :). Hire them. Trust me. More...

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User5361007

19 August 2015

Michelle was AMAZING! Seriously - the photos were gorgeous, and she and Pablo made us feel so comfortable and natural. We had our wedding at the Comus Inn, and she did a fantastic job capturing the beauty of the landscape (right at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain). The photos were all so romantic, classical yet modern, and had intense color. She caught all of the emotion and excitement of the day - and even some fun stuff that my husband and I would have missed in all of the hub-bub, had she not been there and had such a keen eye! Her turn-around was great, and we've just had an all-around amazing experience. After going through the whole process of planning our wedding, my husband and I can reflect on it and say that having amazing pictures - our memories of that day, captured forever - was one of the most important decisions we made. We are so glad we went with Michelle. More...

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Meg

14 November 2014

We used Michelle VanTine for our engagement photos, and could not be happier! Our photos are gorgeous- she really has a great eye and creative mind, and knows how to get your personality to shine through. We had such a blast with her the entire shoot- I don't think any of us stopped laughing! I highly recommend er! We can't wait to work with her again for our wedding in March! More...

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Jessica

27 February 2014

Michelle is an absolutely amazing photographer. Once I saw her work, I knew she had to be our wedding photographer! Not only does she take beautiful photos, she is super creative and fun to work with. For both our engagement shoot and wedding day, Michelle came prepared with fun ideas. She made the process so easy. Our finished album and photos are perfect, I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. She captured sweet candid moments as well as beautiful portraits, and when I look back at these photos I can't help but smile. Michelle is the best! More...

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Suzanne DuBose

3 February 2014

I don't know you, but I heard about your blog post. We all make mistakes. You gave a sincere apology and learned from your mistake. I don't feel from any of this that you intended to try to use someones images as your own. I think it takes a lot to admit your mistakes. Good luck to you. More...

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Casey Sheridan-Smith

2 February 2014

Michelle is professional, open-minded and wonderful to work with. Her photography is beautiful and she manages to really share the personalities of the people she is working with through her photos. Before I got engaged, I knew I wanted to work with Michelle Van Tine and her team; I have no doubt in my mind that her work at our wedding will meet and surpass the amazing work she did for our engagement shoot. Brava, Michelle! More...

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Diana Uribe Nakarmi

2 February 2014

Michelle is an amazing and genuine photographer that has always conducted herself with integrity. As a client, I have never been "misguided" by her inspiration posts, as she clearly gave credit to the photographers at issue. If she legally misused the images in any way, it was obviously an innocent mistake that she is making every attempt to correct. It's very sad to see the malice among photographers who will jump at the chance to destroy a colleague's livelihood because of an innocent mistake. Apparently bullying is also common among "adult professionals." More...

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Justine

6 January 2014

Pablo from Michelle VanTine Photography photographed our wedding and our engagement pictures. He is a friendly, fun, and super talented photographer. We first fell in love with Michelle's style last year, but found out that she was already book for our date, BUT she sent us pictures of Pablo's work and we were sold. Our engagement pictures were so unique and beautiful, our friends and family loved them. We had such a fun time taking pictures on our wedding day many thanks to Pablo and his assistant Jay (who is also amazing) for making our day so great. You will love your pictures and you will love all of the people who work for this amazing artistic photography company. More...

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Kim

20 September 2013

This Aug, my husband and I ‘jumped the broom’ on a horse farm, about an hour outside of DC. We have so many amazing memories, thanks in part to Michelle who brought warmth, humour, and joy to our wedding day. Just to backtrack a little, I planned my wedding from abroad and found Michelle online, along with most of my vendors. Like you, we were looking for someone w/ a photojournalistic approach and from the start we could tell Michelle’s style would be perfect. But on top of that Michelle offers a bonus, she’s a genuinely enthusiastic, passionate and whole-hearted person to work with. From our first email exchange, Michelle was excited about my wedding concept (which was particularly comforting for a slightly overwhelmed, nervous overseas bride). Without hesitation, she encouraged and validated my ideas, even sending me links and info about where I could find great stuff.
That enthusiasm carried over to our wedding day, which began with gray, rainy skies. The disappointing weather could’ve dampened our moods along with the grass, but Michelle helped keep our spirits high. She had already pinpointed gorgeous locations and we quickly hopped in her car and headed off into the wide sweeping fields. My favorite moment was when she fished out a jar of organic almonds and started up a hill, coaxing the horses over (they loved her too by the way). How prepared is that Her excitement was infectious and before I knew it, I was paying no attention to the lightly falling rain and having a fantastic time. Even though the sky cleared and the sun made its entrance right before our ceremony began, we were already feeling great, thanks to supportive friends, family, and Michelle. And the pictures have to be incredible...Michelle remained committed to capturing her aesthetic, even climbing on the manor roof to get a shot of us with a mountain backdrop! And on top of all that, she set up a fantastic DIY photo booth which was a guest favourite. We were so grateful, thanks Michelle!
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Terri

26 January 2013

When I first saw Michelle's work online, I knew that she would be the perfect photographer to capture our special day. Needless to say, she did not disappoint! She was a great part of our day. She is a dedicated and creative photographer. Each shot that she captured was lovely. She is fun to be around and she really made me and my guests feel comfortable. Please don't hesitate - choose Michelle VanTine to photograph your wedding!! It'll be the best choice you'll make. :)

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Claire

3 August 2012

Michelle VanTine did an amazing job of capturing the joyful ebullience on our wedding day! These pictures are such a treasure. The album was beautifully done and I can tell there was a lot of TLC put into it. Michelle was so much fun and easy to work with and immediately made me feel at ease in front of the camera. I was grinning all day because I was so happy, but at the same time I couldn't stop laughing when Michelle set us up with some rather unique and exciting shots. She had the idea of HUGE balloons that the wedding party was photographed with. These are by far some of my favorite pictures because she captures all the fun we were having on camera. At the same time there are so many special pictures of my husband and I near the water. The sun is setting in the background which makes a picturesque setting for some amazing shots of the two of us! The whole day was so much more wonderful than I could have imagined and I feel so lucky that Michelle was able to capture all the joy we felt throughout the day. I would recommend Michelle VanTine with 5 plus stars to anyone looking for a fantastic photographer!! More...

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Melissa

20 July 2012

My fiance and I had the pleasure of having Michelle photograph our engagement photos as well as our wedding. She was an absolute joy to work with! We came to the engagement location with the nervous, shy, I don't know what I'm doing attitude. But as soon as Michelle introduced herself, it all went away. Both her and her assistant were great, they made us feel comfortable and as if we had known each other for years. Michelle chose a gorgeous location and even brought props to the engagement shoot! Her creative ideas, easy-going and fun personality made for a wonderful experience.

I couldn't wait til May for her to photograph our wedding, I knew it would be wonderful. And I was right! Michelle and her assistant Steve came EARLY to scope out the area and find locations to serve as gorgeous backdrops. She got along great with my family and friends right off the bat, and it was like having an old friend come to photograph an incredible milestone in our lives. Michelle was not only a joy to work with she was also SO professional! I remember seeing her after the ceremony and telling her how amazed I was, because I didn't even notice that she was there photographing! Definitely NOT the in-your-face type photographer that I've seen at other weddings.

We just received our photos/album in the mail and the photos are so perfect and gorgeous! My husband and I couldn't stop smiling! We were so impressed with the quality of the album and the photos. It's so hard to pick our favorites, we love them all! A few things we keep hearing from people that see our photos is how beautiful they look and how amazing Michelle was at capturing all the precious emotins and moments of the day.
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Mitch

16 January 2012

She is kind, prepared, and an artist! Michelle has a great eye and great instinct. She did her homework and went the extra mile to get the shots without getting in the way and to get us our photos when we needed them - those holidays have a way of sneaking up on us. Two thumbs up and yes, worth every penny. More...

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Katrina

11 January 2012

Michelle of Michelle VanTine Photography was everything she claimed to be and more. While we had a rainy wedding day and couldn't take the outdoor shots we hoped for. She was still able to capture every moment from me trying to hold back my tears during the ceremony, and our family having fun on the dance floor. She was very professional and I would highly recommend her and would love to hire her in the future! More...

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Lindsay

20 October 2011

I am so thankful that Michelle was my wedding photographer. The pictures she took are stunning- I wouldn't change a thing . She is extremely affordable and incredibly gifted! The album she created is a piece of art. More...

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Veronica

9 August 2011

I am SO grateful I got the opportunity to work with Michelle for both my engagement shoot AND my wedding on May 21, 2011. Me and my husband were married in Purcellville, VA at a Bed & Breakfast on a farm. Michelle captured the essence and beauty of our entire day- and I mean out ENTIRE day. She was one of the last ones there, and she didn't miss a single shot.

She makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, she is super creative, and captured our wedding day in a way that I don't think anyone else could have. She is affordable (unlike 99% of DC area photographers) and the quality of her work is unmatchable. I have nothing negative to say about Michelle except that I have too many good pictures to go through, I dont know which ones to choose!

Not only that- my wedding (through her photography) was just chosen to be featured on my favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty- which is HUGE. Out of about 500 applicants per week, they chose to feature our wedding! That alone speaks volumes about her capabilities!

So grateful for Michelle!
~Veronica
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Sarah

28 July 2011

Michelle was amazing! She completely understood the vibe I was going for with my wedding/reception, offered ideas that matched and also came up with great/creative shots that I now treasure! The coffee table book she designed is not only extremely high quality and professional but completely captured joy of my wedding day and everyone who has seen it is equally impressed! More...

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Athena

25 January 2011

Michelle VanTine was amazing! She was able to capture our special day so beautifully! Michelle is very artistic and creative and it really shows in her photography. If you hire her, you'll not be disappointed. More...

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Beth

25 January 2011

We could not have been more pleased with our photos! Michelle was fun, creative, thoughtful, and took her time to get all of the right shots. We were so pleased that Michelle spent so much time with us. She is so talented and artistic. Our photos were the best professional photos that we have ever had taken. We would hire her again in a heartbeat. Oh...and her prices were super reasonable. More...

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Adele

24 January 2011

I am so happy to be the 1st to review Michelle's work.. I can't say enough about the professionalism in her work. From the initial contact I made with her down to the final editing and recieving of pictures. She was so easy going with the poses and had a very calming style on what can be a hectic time.. I would choose her for any photography needs coming up! THanks Again!! More...

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Sarah

24 January 2011

Michelle did an amazing job! She has a great eye for creating a series of photographs that are beautiful, fun, & creative. She was flexible and accommodating to our needs/wishes - something vital in a photographer. Our work with her was enjoyable and efficient. I highly recommend Michelle Van Tine Photography to anyone for engagement and wedding photos, or for any other occasion. I will definitely be working with her again. More...

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Jennifer

24 January 2011

Michelle is a very gifted photographer! She has amazing creativity, imagination, ideas and energy. She is precise in capturing special moments, personalities and the atmosphere of the day. She is also very flexible and adaptable. Our photos came back to us very quickly. They looked AWESOME and it was obvious that she had put a lot of work into them. I highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for the best photos of their wedding! More...

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Ally

24 January 2011

Michelle was an absolute joy as my wedding photographer!! She made sure to photograph every detail that was important to me. She caught some absolutely beautiful moments between my husband and I. She was so sweet and calm throughout the entire wedding and reception. She is unbelievably creative, and anyone who has the chance to work with her will be thrilled with her results!! More...

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Veronica

24 January 2011

Michelle was my engagement photographer and we hired her to do our wedding photos for our wedding May. Clearly we love her :) She is fantastic to work with, incredibly creative, and super affordable. Such a rare find in the DC area! She has so many fun, great ideas- be sure to get her input on the styling for the shoot. I'm sure I'll be back with a 5 star rating after the wedding! More...

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For me, it's really connecting with my clients. Getting a feel for their personalities, making them feel comfortable and at ease. This allows me to really capture the spirit of their love, and the joy of the day.

I always ask my clients to describe themselves in 3 words. I love getting to know each couple and really trying to let that shine through the images.

I love being able to give couples images that they will share for generations. I'm always honored when my brides ask me to shoot their maternity images, then their first born , then their 2nd born. Giving a couple a snapshot of the most joyous moments of their lives is truly a passion of mine

I went to school for fine arts. I was actually a painter. But because I was at that age where my friends were getting married and I had classical training and an artistic eye, friends asked me to shoot their weddings. I fell in love instantly. I quit my job as an art teacher and became a full time photographer. It's been such a wonderful treat.

I think that clients should really choose a photographer who's work and personality they connect with. This is an article I wrote about it

https://www.quora.com/What-is-your-criteria-in-hiring-a-wedding-photographer

The photographer (and or videographer) will be around you even more than your spouse on the big day. When the flowers are wilted and the cake is eaten, the venue is decorated for the next couple, images are most treasured memories you'll have as your start your new life. Choose someone who will bring a positive, laid back, flexible tone to your day and who you feel you can trust with these precious moments.

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