The photographer for me was the most important part of my wedding next to location and Michelle exceeded my expectations before, the day of and after the wedding. The day of the wedding Michelle and the photographers she works with were very organized and I am so glad we had the additional photographers to catch things that one photographer can't capture alone. The photos turned out exceptional, better then I could have imagined and they will provide great memories for the rest of our lives.
My husband and I held a Lake Minnetonka reception for friends and family after a destination wedding in the Bahamas. We were looking for some fun family photos and couple shots that really reflected the venue since we spend so much time at the lake. Not only did Michelle do a fabulous job of capturing some great group shots (and with six boys, we have a BIG group!) ..she walked with us over to the table at the restaurant where we first met..and took some great candids. We love our photos and we would definitely recommend Michelle!
Colleen & Chris
My biggest wedding photo issue - too many AMAZING pictures to choose from! My husband and I were married three months ago and we are just now finalizing our 100 picture wedding album. Michelle was great to work with from start to finish. She is a professional that takes the time and effort to get that perfect shot. I can't neglect to mention the assistant photographers. Between the three of them we knew we were in great hands!
I stumbled across Riedel Photography while surfing for photographers. I liked the photo she displayed so clicked on the site and the rest is history as they say. It wasn't the gallery of photos that got me, it was the pricing and package information that was on her webpage. By having that information readily available, I was able to decide if she was even in my budget. She was, so I called and was surprised she answered. This had not been my experience up to this point with other photographers I had called. She was available the day we need too!! My fiance' and I met with her and just knew she was " the one ". She understood exactly what we wanted in our photographs which was not the traditional posed photos. She was even willing to travel some distance just to come out and preview our venue. When the big day came we couldn't have been happier with our decision. Michelle, Debra and Carly helped make our day fantastic. We had a blast while the photographs were being taken which was a pleasant surprise for all of us. Who knew having your picture taken could actually be an enjoyable experience. When we got to finally to preview the photos we couldn't believe how absolutely wonderful they ALL were. They captured exactly what we asked for, the moments we as the bride and groom might miss with all that was going on that day. They captured the joy of the day and you could see the pure happiness we all felt on that very special day. The hardest part was narrowing down the choices. I think we have done that .... I think. I would recommend and use Michelle and her gang of happy photographers again and again!!
Thanks to Michelle my wedding day was even more fabulous then i ever thought it could be. She is very easy to talk to, and more than willing to do "non-traditional" sessions. We were on a very tight budget and Michelle was very understanding, and willing to work with me. Because of our budget we opted to do our photos a few hours prior to our Friday evening ceremony. We had our entire bridal party and immediate families (25+ people in all). Michelle was able to take over 300 AMAZING photographs of our group, in multiple posrs and areas if the large park we were at...all in about an hour and a half. And, no one felt rushed, or hurried along..she just knew the perfect poses and places to stand that it was easy and fun! I am so happy that I hired Michelle!!