Looking for beautiful, artistic and candid imagery for your wedding day? Look no further for your wedding or lifestyle photography needs. Both Michelle and her assistant will be there to capture every emotional moment of your day, but the excellence does not stop there. Michelle uses master techniques to "digitally develop" your images, so that each one is a work of art. Michelle Galazia is a lifestyle wedding and portrait photographer located in Edinburg, PA and servicing the surrounding areas of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. She is professionally trained and affordable.
What was your favorite wedding photo?
There were many great photos taken that day that I adored, but if I had to pick my favorite one, I would have to say a photo where we were told to look at eachother, and we both were laughing, and the photo totally captured the moment exactly the way it happened. I often look at this photo and immediately feel the way I did at that moment.
How did the wedding photographer avoid disrupting the day? Great with candids? Action shots? Portraits?
We were not disrupted at all the day of the wedding. All the pictures were captured exactly as the day went. We were able to enjoy our wedding day, and not feel like we were consantly being stopped to take pictures, but we also have pictures of every special moment and more that occurred that day. The candid shots were great because once we did the formal photos, they went around and took photos as the night went on, and there were many great photos taken. One that I specifically recall is one of me and all my girlfriends wearing sunglasses that really captured the fun we were having. It is also amazing that they were able to pick up which friends of mine were so special just by who was a part of the day and the wedding ceremony because a couple of the girls were not in my bridal party, but part of the ceremony. We have many pictures from the reception that were wonderful to look at after the wedding day was over because they allow us to recall all the fun we had that day from the Congo line to all of us doing the YMCA with props from the DJ! Those are moments we can remember for the rest of our lives through these photos. They also let us be who we are because we did some goofy pictures, and they just seemed to have as much fun taking them as we did taking them. It was such a wonderful experience. I felt like they were just a part of the wedding party, and not at all in the way.
What was included in your wedding photo package? Albums? DVDs? Engagement pics? Two photographers?
Our package was every bit of what I wanted. We decided upon the premiere package because it had everything we wanted. This package included a consulatation session, which was great because it allowed us to really dissuss what are needs and wants were for our wedding day in regards to photos. It also included an engagement session, which on top of being something we really wanted, it was a ton of fun. They came to us and took photos of us at a place that was very personal to both of us, which made the photos so meaningful. We also received the disk, with complete printing rights to our engagement photos. They day of the wedding we had two wedding photographers for 8 hours, which was an incredible amount of time, and allowed us to have many special moments of our wedding day captured. We were given a disk for the wedding day with a large number of photos that we had printing rights to as well. We also were allowed to have a password protected online gallery, which allowed our guests to not only view photos, but also purchase the photos that were also important to them. We also received a coupon code for two 8'X10' photos, which was nice because we framed these and put them out in our home to display the beautiful pictures taked on our wedding day. The last part of our photography package was the 10'X10' 24 page Storybook Album, which was my favorite part of the package. The photographers worked very closely with us in order to make the album exaclty what we wanted, and to make it specific to our wedding day. We were able to put the photos that were our favorite and that captured the moments that were most special to us in the album, which allows us to look at it whenever we wish and cherish our special day.
How did the photographer make you and family comfortable?
The photographers both made us feel extremely comfortable. They actually felt like they were just as big part of our day as our family. We feel the consultation and engagement session helped us get to know the photographers, which helped them not feel like strangers on our wedding day. Michelle was extremely available anytime I needed to call her and ask her anything or change any detail. She always made me feel very comfortable and seemed to understand all the stress a bride is feeling. The photographers also made our family feel comfortable by being willing to take photos they may have requested the day of the wedding as well. The photographers were there first to take beautiful photos of our special day, but also to be there to make my husband and I, and our family by reassuring us that every special moment in the day would be captured, and it was.