Michèle M. Waite has been documenting weddings in the Northwest for over 18 years. In 2014, she was named one of the top 69 wedding photographers in the world by Martha Stewart Weddings, and one of four top picks for Washington by Brides Magazine. She lives in Bellingham with her husband and two daughters, and works shooting both local and international wedding commissions.
Weddings pose a unique set of lighting situations and subject unknowns. It’s important that couples select an experienced wedding photographer who is well-versed in the ins and outs of wedding-day happenings and is comfortable with the stress and variables that weddings can present, someone who is able to make quick decisions to capture the important moments of the day as well as navigate the variety of personalities involved.
Make sure the images you see in your photographer’s portfolio not only generate an emotional response, but also be certain that your photographer’s personality is a fit for you and your day. A wedding photographer’s job is keep things flowing smoothly, to make you feel at ease and to create stunning images that capture your day. It takes a good deal of experience to do that well.
moments usually results in a strained relationship and loss of important images. If at all possible, please hire a professional.
I am constantly forced to problem-solve to find and create good light in the midst of dark, rainy, uncertain skies, and in venues varying from elegant urban ballrooms to rugged, wide-open fields. These challenges have kept me on my toes and pushed me creatively. It turns out I am at my best when I have limitations. I am not sure what I would do if I had warm days and perfect light all of the time.