When we started planning, we were mindful of costs but also knew the photos would last our whole lives. With Michelle, we stayed in our budget and got high quality photos. I was drawn to her personality and commitment to ensure we had a good experience.
I first met her in person at the Rixey Manor holiday party. It was wonderful to interact with her and she got me excited for our engagement shoot. Before the shoot, she kept us updated on the weather and gave us multiple alternatives. We lucked out with mist. She was accommodating of my many "must have" locations and multiple outfits. We had fun the whole evening and I loved how natural we looked.
Before the wedding, I gave Michelle all the must have family photos. She was VERY thorough in creating a timeline for our day. This kept me at ease since I knew everything would be taken care of. We went through timeline iterations to ensure that we’d get the shots we wanted AND we’d be able to enjoy our reception. On top of that, Michelle offered to stop by our rehearsal dinner just to capture our tea ceremony.
On our wedding day, she captured meaningful photos of us getting ready, the first look with my dad and then with my husband. She knew the great settings and everything turned out amazingly (despite rain). Before the ceremony, we also took bridal party shots which meant more time to spend with guests! After the ceremony, we quickly took family shots thanks to all her pre-wedding organization! I was even able to mingle during cocktail hour!
Michelle helped plan wedding details and made us consider things we hadn't thought of. She worked well with other vendors to ensure things went smoothly. I felt like she cared about us and prioritized what we wanted out of our photos. The best part? I got my photos just two weeks after our wedding! I have friends who got married before me that are still waiting for theirs and this is just the cherry on top to me.
Where do we start? First, Michelle is amazing. Simply said--we love her. From day one of wedding planning, we knew photography for our wedding day was a number one priority, and we knew exactly who wanted on our wedding dream team. On our first meet up, we were given a welcome package that included so much helpful material. Michelle made everything so personal for us--always quick to respond back to my never ending questions and on point with all of her ideas to improve and expand upon our wedding day plans. She was the reason why our rustic chic wedding had a giant hay bale outside--and man! The photos from that one exceptional idea turned out divine!!!
Another thing to know about her is that she really works to get you involved in local wedding planning events, date night ideas, and even sends out a monthly newsletter! We attended the Rustic Showcase as well as the Bridal 5k, both events we would have never known about if it weren't for Michelle reaching out to us. She even arranged a winery date where all her brides that year got to meet each other and collaborate. The engagement session was included in our package--she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and the photos we got back were exceptional! She was so willing to run along with our idea of having it at a farm--even hopping fences to get the perfect shot of us. When the wedding day came, we were confident, comfortable, and at this point Michelle was family in our eyes. She showed up ready to go, and eased every nerve in my body. When the timeline had to be adjusted moments before the ceremony, she needed no help in making it work for what we wanted. She just did her thing, and it was perfect. She made sure that day was just what it needed to be, OUR day. My husband is already talking about our future photo sessions just to have an excuse to have our photographs taken by Michelle again! (And that's coming from a man who hates photos! Yeah, she's THAT incredible.)
WE LOVE MICHELLE. Jimmy and I did a ton of research on wedding photographers - there are A LOT of talented ones in the Virginia area - and we could not have been happier with our choice in Michelle. She took the steady rain we had on our wedding day in stride and helped make the best of it - while also making us feel relaxed in the process. We still cannot believe some of the amazing shots she got during the night despite the bad weather. We are so grateful and blessed to know Michelle and would recommend her to all brides out there!
We really lucked out to have Michelle of LiebPhotographic as our photographer. It was such a pleasure to have her vibrancy and energy throughout our engagement and at our wedding. Michelle is an unstoppable combination of professionalism, creativity, artistry, skill, and warmth. We are so happy with the memories that Michelle captured for us and it has been a really difficult to decide which ones we like best! Michelle was a crucial part of our planning and our day and we were so fortunate to have her! Thank you so much, Michelle, for all that you have done for us and giving us our memories.
Michelle is the absolute best photographer I've ever seen! We hired her for our wedding and she was wonderful! Her demeanor is very calm, positive, supporting and communicative which made my fiance and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera. The images of our wedding are truly breathtaking. Brides looking for a photographer for their wedding should definitely consider Michelle!
Michelle, you are AMAZING! I just finished reviewing my nursing photos and I've never been more pleased with a photo in my life! Thank you so much for capturing such special moments between a mother and son! I will cherish these all my life!
My daughter, Sophia, will have the most wonderful memories for years to come because of your attention to detail to every part of the wedding. The photographs are sensational and you have told their story so beautifully in your pictures. What talent you have for seeing the heart of things!
Photography was probably my number one priority for my wedding day. I looked through dozens of photographer pages and reviews until I found Michelle. Michelle's work is breathtaking. She captures the beauty in natural elements and captures those little moments.
Working with Michelle was great. She is super responsive and invested in your big day. She goes above and beyond to capture your day how you want to remember it. Michelle doesn't just play the role of photographer but also will gladly help answer any questions and provide advice about planning, coordination and logistics, and vendor referral. I couldn't believe how many extra things Michelle did throughout the year of planning, and now continuing on after our day to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted and the memories last forever. I love the fact that she setup events for her brides to come to and share advice, the monthly newsletter with vendor referrals and helpful tips, and even just a way to get to know her better so that she is not just another vendor at your wedding but someone you have come to know and care about.
I can't thank Michelle enough for all of her help and her amazing work and support.
Michelle is so awesome! She listens to what you want, she works hard on her images, and she loves giving people images they can cherish their entire lifetime. She's a great photographer, and equally as great person!
I can honestly say that Michelle Lieb is the Number 1 photographer I recommend. She not only takes the most beautiful pictures, full of emotion, but she is organized, reliable and sweet! Pick up the phone and book her today - she is in demand, and any bride would be lucky to have her on her side.
Michelle is just fantastic! She takes the most beautiful photos and is incredibly professional. It was a pleasure working with her and watching her work - she truly loves what she does. Michelle was happy to capture all the images we had in mind and blew us away with her creativity and ability to capture the most amazing details and candid moments we hadn't even thought of. She makes her subjects feel at ease and knows how to make them look and feel amazing!
Michelle at Lieb Photogrphic is a professional you WANT taking your wedding photos! Her professional and intuitive manor will make you not only feel at ease at your own wedding, but leave you assured the quality photos you dreamed of for you big day will soon follow. We highly recommend Michelle as an outstanding wedding photographer (and she's local too).
I have worked directly with Michelle of Lieb Photographic on several different occasions and can tell you that she is very professional and knowledgeable and also very easy to work with. I am amazed at the images she captures and know that she takes very seriously her job of bringing you the very best photographs you will always cherish. She truly has a gift!
Good Earth Flowers
Michelle Lieb stands out because you can see that she absolutely loves her work. It is easy to say that about many, but with her it is the absolute truth. She pours a lot into it and her images are just plain pretty. Always friendly, always trying to get it just right, Michelle is one to watch.
The Wedding Muse
Michelle is a true photography professional - diligent, respectful and thoughtful with a keen eye for detail and honest emotion. She is always a pleasure to work with.
I've had the honor of second shooting with Lieb Photographic and it was such a great experience. Michelle is a master photographer in both skill and creativity. She is so much fun to work with and very dedicated to her task of taking and delivering amazing pictures. Any bride would be lucky to have Lieb Photographic as a part of their wedding day!
Christy McKee Photography
Stunning does not begin to describe the photos taken! Each and every one is beautiful and so many wonderful moments are captured.
The Mill at Fine Creek
Michelle Lieb is an incredibly talented photographer! She really has a passion for weddings and is a joy to work with!
Main Street Weddings
Michelle Lieb is a wonder to behold… As a photographer, she has a keen eye and a romantic heart that allows for some of the most spectacular photos I've ever seen. She is easy to work with and very laid back, but very focused on what she needs to do creating some of the most stunning visuals…small vignettes or portals in time evoking the love and romance of a couple's special day. One of my all time favorites!
Farm Retreat at Willow Creek
This photographer never ceases to amaze me! Gorgeous work, gorgeous personality and knowledge beyond her years!!
Bobbypins and Blush
Michelle is an extremely talented photographer with an eye for capturing the wow moments of your event, resulting in lifetime memories. She is also an absolute pleasure to work with. She has photographed several of our cakes and her attention to detail is outstanding.