Detroit Wedding Photographer

Hey there!

I’m Michele. Detroit-based wedding photographer with just a teensy bit of edge. My style is high end but nonsense-free. I like to create beautiful photography that’s real and full of character.


I try to keep things candid but will arrange the shot if it needs it. Asking you to step into better light, suggesting you lift your chin slightly, but you’ll never feel too “staged”. I tend to use a photojournalistic style, but I won’t miss those beautiful formal shots with your grandparents either. From the beginning, I’ll take the time to get to know you both, to find out what makes you tick. The better I know you, the better the photos will be. It helps me to plan the engagement session, but more importantly, it enables me to create a beautiful collection of photos that you’ll love.

Want to know more? Check out my INFO PAGE.


I want to make images that showcase who you are, not just what you look like. Engagement shoots should always be fun (trust me) and are great practice for the big day. We’ll discuss where you’d like to shoot, what you’re going to wear and take some photos that will make your jaw drop.


Not only do I believe it’s the best thing, I believe it’s pretty much the only thing. Oh, I like the occasional bout of happy tears too (yes, Mom, I am looking at you) but when you laugh, that’s when the good stuff happens. That’s where the solid gold comes from.

Check out my fave weddings and you’ll see what I mean: MY WEDDINGS


Real Couples. Authentic Moments. And Some Killer Portraits.  

Matt and Jess | Fox Hills Country Club | Plymouth, Michigan

Matt and Jess were married at Fox Hills In Plymouth.  They are quite the sweetest couple, and after their engagement session (go check it out here), I knew their wedding would be gorgeous. And it was.  Lovely details, adorable shoes, sunshine for portraits when we...

Cody & Lauren | Toledo Zoo Wedding

Cody and Lauren.  I just can't think of what I want to say.  These gorgeous images have been sitting on my computer just screaming to get blogged, but I am just struggling with words. You might guess, but I truly fall head over heels with these love stories, and when...

Dennis & Michelle | Atlas Valley Country Club | Grand Blanc, Michigan

Sun.  This was the first wedding in a long while that we had huge puffy clouds and beaming rays of sunlight.  The sweet Michigan spring weather provided a great morning that turned into an evening better afternoon and evening. Michelle and Dennis were married at First...

Kevin & Janine | The Meeting House Grand Ballroom | Plymouth, Michigan

April wedding genuinely lovely and gloriously cool.  And Janine and Kevin's wedding day didn't disappoint.  The day began at one of her closest friend's home in Saline. There was lunch and some giggling, and not pictured here...but Janine deciding to give her self a...

Dave + Katelyn | Lovett Hall Wedding | Dearborn, Michigan

Sometimes (ok, most of the time), blogs are hard for me to write.  I sit down at my desk.  The sunlight is coming in my window, and I get writer's block.  I am not a writer, at all, so why on earth would I even have writer's block?  But that's really a digression. I...

Sara + Harry | Jam Handy Wedding Reception | Detroit, Michigan

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart) i am never without it (anywhere i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling) ---E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962)   Sara + Harry have quite the story. They both work in New York City...

Claire + Jake | Sts Peter & Paul Orthodox Cathedral | Detroit, Michigan

Claire and Jake's wedding day was lovely and featured some of the most historic places in Detroit.  The ladies got ready at the Hotel St. Regis, and it was the ideal city location to showcase Claire's aesthetic.  Claire loves all things vintage, and she wears it...

Anthony + Caroline | Arnaldos Banquet Center | Riverview, Michigan

This fall was full of rich autumn colors, sunny days, and lots of the good stuff. LOVE was definitely in the air on Caroline and Anthony's wedding day. It had been a while coming.  The two had met as freshman English class at Gabriel Richard High school, and after I...
Bride and Groom kissing at the end of a first dance at Arnaldos in Riverview Michigan
Lovely bride standing in the courtyard at the Inn of St. Johns

There are so many pieces of a wedding that come together to make your day unique. I would love to set up a time to chat about who you are as a couple and what your wedding day vision looks like.

If it is easier for you, you can just call me at 313.657.0365.  If you get my voicemail,  just leave me a message, and I will get back to you right as soon as I can. My office hours vary based on the day, but we will easily find time to chat and get to know each other.  I am looking forward to it!



Michele is based in Metro-Detroit and is available to travel all over Michigan and beyond.

 313-657-0365 |   hello@michelemaloney.com | Metro Detroit

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