At my core, I am a documentarian, so I always look for what is ‘real’ in people and the world around me. My approach to wedding photography skips on all of the gimmicks and trends and focuses on what is timeless: intimate portraits documented in rich, classic tones. As you may have noticed, I don't have an instagram account for my wedding work and I do absolutely zero marketing. I never have. Branding and sales have never held much interest for me. Rather, my clients principally come to me through direct referrals. And, unlike many wedding photographers, I limit the number of weddings that I take in a given year. Rather, I focus on a few couples and pour my soul into their wedding day. My deepest goal is that you will simply love your images and that they will be a cherished heirloom in your family for many years to come. Quality, integrity, and character are at the core of my work and who I am.
I am a Fearless Photographer, a Blue Earth Alliance Photographer, a Fellow at the Bertha Institute, an Artist in Residence at the McGuffey Art Center, and a recipient of the prestigious Portrait of Humanity Award - one of the world's top awards in portrait photography. My photography has been featured in National Geographic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and many other outlets and galleries around the world.
I've been a wedding photographer for 20 years and I've worked with over 100 couples in the US and around the world. I've been featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine's 'Best Vendors', have been honored as a Finalist for a 'Fearless Award'. I hold a five star rating on Wedding Wire.
Based in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC. I do shoot destination weddings in the US and around the world and work with my clients to design custom travel packages.
I've been shooting weddings since 2001 and have shot over 100 weddings and engagements.
At my core, I am a documentarian, so I always look for what is ‘real’ in people and the world around me. My approach to wedding photography skips on all of the gimmicks and trends and focuses on what is timeless: intimate portraits documented in rich, classic tones.
Gold Package - $ 4,000
- 2 photographers on your wedding day (myself and a second shooter)
- 10 hours of wedding day coverage from me and 8 hours of coverage from the second shooter
- 800 - 1,200 individually edited images from your wedding, with:
o A complete set of your photographs in color
o A complete set of your photographs in black and white
- All images delivered to you on a wooden USB flash drive in:
o Full (print, 300dpi) resolution with a printing license to share with friends and family
o Upload resolution (72dpi) with a sharing license for online sharing
- A custom online gallery to share with family and friends, who can directly order additional prints
- Wedding planning support: A posing and planning guide and a wedding questionnaire
I have a studio in McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA and am happy to meet up whenever. If meeting isn't possible, I am always happy to connect over phone or Zoom/Skype
I hold an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a BS in Geology from Dickinson College. I have won extensive awards for my photography, have been honored by many major international granting bodies, and am a member of several organizations. You read more of my bio here: https://www.michaelosnyder.com/bio