Michelle Alexandra specialises in effortless, editorial photos for fashion-forward couples and serves clients in Monterey, Carmel, San Francisco, Los Angeles and beyond. Her photography style is elegant, stylish, minimalistic and timeless. Michelle Alexandra's approach to capturing any event's intimate, unposed moments is rooted in her editorial background and underlined by her focus on authenticity, composition and lighting.
Tell us about your business!
I started my career in fashion photography more than a decade ago. I moved into photographing couples when I saw I could bring my editorially-trained eye to capture people in love.
Where are you based?
Monterey Bay, CA (right by the coast), and yes! I’d love to travel to your wedding or photoshoot destination.
How would you describe your style?
I like to keep things effortless, chic, and timeless. Drawing from my editorial background, I focus on authenticity, composition, and lighting to capture those unposed moments.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by everything from fashion and architecture to music and movement, but above all, it's the human connection that fuels me.
What motivates you to do what you do?
What gets my creative juices flowing? The people, of course! I've always been an astute observer, with an eye for the kind of beauty that often goes unnoticed. Whether it's a stunning smile, a killer pair of shoes, or a perfectly coiffed hairstyle, I'm never afraid to speak up and give credit where it's due. And when it comes to my work, I bring that same infectious energy to every photoshoot and wedding. After all, everyone deserves to be seen and captured in the very best light possible!
How would you describe your working style?
As your wedding photographer, I'm all about blending seamlessly into the background to document every moment of your day without interrupting the flow. I do this by being well-prepared, arriving early to set up and focusing on capturing every key moment, person, and emotion, without getting in the way. Whether it's the exchanged glances, the heartfelt toasts, or the impromptu dance moves, I'll be there to capture it all - in a way that feels candid and sophisticated.
Do you shoot digitally, on film or both?
I shoot primarily digital, but I love to mix in film for those spontaneous moments that truly capture the magic of your day.
Do you have custom packages according to individual needs?
Absolutely! Just like every love story is unique, every wedding package should be too. That's why I create custom proposals tailored to your individual needs.
Where would you love to travel to for work?
My passport is always ready and on the lookout for the most breathtaking destinations and locations to add to my portfolio. Some of the top places that come to mind are Italy, Spain, France and Greece.
Who is your dream client?
My ideal clients are couples who live life with intention and appreciate the art of visual storytelling. They're passionate about design and style, and their love for one another radiates through every moment of their wedding day.
What is your advice to couples getting married?
Be present, be authentic, and allow yourself to be fully present in every moment. Your wedding day is all about celebrating your unique love story, so don't get bogged down in the details. Instead, focus on each other, soak in the joy, and let your vendor team handle the rest. After all, the unexpected moments are often the most unforgettable.