Michelle and her husband, Shane, (as a second shooter) are true professionals. Understandably, every couple yearns to look unforgettable on their wedding day. We all want to appear: natural, classy, hip, and elegant in that ephemeral moment on the day of our wedding. We want the camera to capture that quintessential element that defines us as a couple. And while every experience is unique, I can say with full confidence that working with Michelle and Shane immortalized our memories in the best possible light. They both understand the technical aspects that make for great photographs and they have invested in professional-grade camera equipment that allows them to flex their creativity and still present highly refined portraits.
Everything about my experience with Michelle – from the initial consultation, to the photo shoot, to the final package I received – made me feel like I was opening a Christmas gift. She really stands out for the thought she puts into her work. This turns her shoots and photography into more than just transactions and products: they are an enjoyable and memorable experience. The time she took to get to know me beforehand set up a level of communication that made me much more comfortable during the actual shoot and ensured that the tone and atmosphere that I wanted for the photos was achieved. Somehow she manages to tailor-make an experience for you while still staying true to the consistency and quality of her unique artistic voice. The result was a collection of photos that were as beautiful as how she made me feel while taking them. Thank you!
Michelle Larmand Photography has been a part of every special occasion for our family. Our wedding day in Punta Mina Mexico could not have gone smoothly without them! Michelle and Shane are professionals, so obviously the photos were of exceptional quality, but we are satisfied for so many more reasons. We had full piece of mind knowing that our photographers, who are familiar with our taste, were going to be with us every step of the way. They are always fun to work with; creative, inspired and excited while putting us at ease. They are thorough; they took the time to explore the resort prior to the wedding to find perfect locations for our shoot. And perhaps most important on a day like this, they are organized. Michelle and Shane came with a specific schedule, resulting in them doing a great job keeping our day on track while capturing all the moments we requested. MPL was an excellent investment in our wedding day that went above and beyond our expectations!
We had the joy of having Michelle Larmand Photography capture our love and our appreciation for the outdoors exactly 1 year from our engagement. We wanted to keep it simple but have it reflect the simplicity of nature and the small things in life. The entire session was the most comfortable we've been in front of a camera and Michelle and Shane were amazing to work with. Not to mention mother nature provided us with the perfect back drops and settings that day. Brody and I will be getting married this August and cannot wait to work with Michelle again as the results from our engagement session were beyond perfect. To this day we still cannot pick a favourite.
Thank you Michelle and Shane for your amazing ability to capture the essence of our wedding day in such a beautiful way. We absolutely love the photos you took. You provided us with such a wide selection of photos from the very beginning of the day to the winding down. When we look through the photos they really tell the story of the day in the best way possible. You captured the spirit of our wedding including all the small details. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer who has a different way of looking through the camera lens. You and Shane were such a joy to work with and made the day run very smoothly while putting the bridal party and family at ease. It was truly a pleasure to have you by our side for our big day. From the first time we sat down with you to discuss what we were looking we had complete confidence in your professionalism and dedication to your job. The end results are truly amazing and we are so happy we have the photos to remember the love we shared on that day.
Michelle is amazing at what she does! My boudoir session was so much fun. She has a way of making you feel so at ease and comfortable. She had so many great ideas, and the pictures turned out fabulous! I couldn't stop looking at them in awe of how beautiful they turned out and my husband was extremely pleased as well! I would recommend Michelle for boudoir sessions in a heartbeat. What better way to celebrate your femininity, feel beautiful and sexy, and give your man something to treasure for years to come!
When it came to deciding on who to choose to do our Wedding Photos, picking "Michelle Larmand Photography" was a no brainer. I have been great friends with Shane Larmand for many years and have always respected his love for Art & Music, and his Creative mind. Of course he would marry an equally Creative Woman who takes Beautiful Photos! Both Michelle and Shane were very professional during the whole process, easy going and a lot of fun! They made us feel comfortable and knowing that we didn't have a lot of time for photos, guided and commanded our large (slightly wild) group like it was nothing. This left more time to focus on Devon & I and it allowed Michelle to be the artist that she is. When you see the results, you'll understand. We are more than happy with our Wedding Photos, it's impossible to choose our favourites! We would 100% recommend "Michelle Larmand Photography" to anyone looking for a photographer, especially if you are looking for someone who thinks outside the box and creates an experience rather than just a photo shoot.
We are so happy with our recent engagement session. Neither my fiancé nor myself have ever had any type of professional pictures done before (mall Santa's don't count) so we were a little uncertain how the day would unfold. We came into the session armed with a few ideas ourselves, a bit of advice from friends, and several hours on Pinterest. Shane and Michelle blew it all away in seconds with their awesome and insightful ideas. They were even able to get my "photo shoots are for girls" fiancé to loosen up and have a bit of fun with it. The overall feel of the day was very fun and relaxed. Both Shane and Michelle's skill is obvious both during the shoot and after in their beautiful photos.
We are very happy with our decision in Michelle Larmand Photography and happily anticipate our upcoming wedding day knowing they will capture our moments just as expertly.
At the beginning of the year (2014) I had the pleasure of doing a Boudoir party photo shoot with Michelle! When I first found out I was going to do a photo shoot with only my underwear on I was excited but as time went on I kept questioning if it was a good idea or not!! When the day came to do the shoot, I was so nervous the sweat was pouring off me! While the makeup and hair was being done I was a little more confident in how I look and after hearing how the other girls enjoyed it and were happy with the outcome I was once again excited!! Once I was called in I had no idea what I was going to be doing, all I knew is I was going to be half naked in front of a couple strangers (not something many people can do) and I was a little scared! Michelle, being the fun spunky, kind woman she is made the whole room an area of opportunity!! Michelle was very helpful and supportive and optimistic throughout the whole session! I was able to learn how to position myself in a way to flatter my body that I never knew about!! I was very happy with how even in the company of a stranger I was able to open up and express my sexuality in a way I never thought I could!! The over all experience was in my opinion very well done and I enjoyed it very much!! I would recommend Michelle Larmand Photography to anyone who has an open mind and a creative personality and likes to have fun! Thank you Michelle for your amazing work!!
Michelle and Shane were so great to work with! We were a little nervous to be in front of the camera but they made the whole process so comfortable and fun. The sessions were full of laughter and Michelle made sure to incorporate our personalities and interests, which made for genuine smiles and unique photos that mean so much to us. We found that the day of our wedding flew by so fast and there was so much going on that we barely remember anything! So it’s such a treat to be able to look back at the photos and be able to relive the story of our wedding day because the look and feeling was captured so well. We are so thrilled with our photos and would recommend Michelle and Shane to anyone!
Wow what an awesome time I had getting my photos done with Michelle! Both my senior and graduation day sessions were nothing but laughs and giggles. I usually work on the other side of the camera so getting my picture taken was pretty scary, however Michelle created a really fun, creative and relaxing environment for me to basically just sit and have a great time.
I was really excited when Michelle asked me to be her 2014 Senior/Grad Rep! I enjoyed sharing her work with my class and watching her creative juices flow. It was really exciting to see an artist in her element. I definitely recommend Michelle to anyone who wishes to have a memorable moment in time captured perfectly. Thanks again Michelle!
We made the decision to ask Michelle to capture the memory of our wedding after reviewing her work and spending some time discussing our vision with her. We enjoyed her continually changing and evolving style. Just looking at her portfolio tells you that she does not to settle for stock poses but looks continually for engaging locations that will bring out the very best in her subjects. On the day of our wedding we were blessed with rain and drizzle, I was frozen most of the time, but looking back it wasn't that bad and the credit goes to Michelle. Two of the three locations were spur of the moment but seemed to boost Michelle's creativity. She was extremely professional and efficient. We are not models and I was not interested in coming up with my own ideas, that was what Michelle was hired to do and she delivered with clear direction and vision. She utilized the time in consultation before the wedding day to create our plan. Michelle made us feel like the inspiration for the shoot, not just another job! Michelle absolutely was creative and professional, she was a big part of what made our day memorable! Thank-you so much Michelle for making us feel special and for capturing the memory of our wedding day, we are forever grateful!
My experience with Michelle was one of the most comfortable. It was an experience in which I stepped out “of the box” and after spending an evening with Michelle I was ready to do it all over again! Michelle was very attentive, professional and so much FUN. She certainly has the “niche” to make a woman feel beautiful no matter what shape or size. Thank you Michelle for helping me create the best wedding gift ever, the look on his face was exactly what I was wanting, and then some. I would do it all over again!
Michelle and Shane make a great team! Their enthusiasm, professionalism and sense of adventure was fantastic from the beginning of the wedding process to the day of!
The last meeting before the actual wedding day, made both of us feel that much more calm and prepared for the wild ride about to come! What really impressed us, was the night before the wedding, they were out and about in Jasper asking locals for suggestions of where to get some great shots. And low and behold they got an AMAZING suggestion and we ended up hiking up to "The Edge of the World" a spot I had never even heard about, considering the numerous times I have been to Jasper! The view was breath-taking and many of our favourite photos came from here! I believe I even made a comment while hiking up a mountain in a wedding dress "I never knew taking photo's for hours on end could be so fun!" This also came after Shane's successful workings with some boat renters to allow us to go out in a canoe! All this in order to capture a variety of beautiful and unique photos one typically wouldn't expect to see in a wedding album! All this adventure really played a special part into our day and made many memorable moments both on and off camera. Having the photo's turn out so beautifully after the fact was the icing on the cake! Shane also DJ'd at the reception. And needless to say it was a late night/early morning of non-stop dancing till the very end! Parents included!
When Cait showed me the pictures I was like a child on Christmas morning. The look on my face was pure amazement. I couldn’t believe the girl in the pictures was my wife to be. She looked amazing. Michelle captured the pictures in such a way, were Cait looked natural, happy, inviting, and well sexy.
When I asked Cait what she thought of the pictures, she replied “I love them”. I know that since Cait have seen the pictures, her self confidence is much higher. If anyone is wondering if the money is well spent, any time one can up their self confidence, the experience is worth it.
I love the pictures, but not as much as I love her.
My experience was amazing, I felt beyond beautiful and also was very relaxed during the session and after. A great way to have some girl time and some time to love yourself and feel amazing about yourself. This is 100% something I hope to do again in the future and recommended every woman to do at least once in her life!
This last April my fiancé and I had the privilege of having our engagement session with Michelle and Shane. We had been anticipating the day and were very excited. The whole experience blew us away with how much fun it was and how professional they were the whole time. We instantly felt comfortable because of the great direction they gave us and really caught the vibe that we were hoping for. The photos turned out beautiful, they were even better then we thought they would be, we get complements on them all the time! We would recommend Michelle Larmand Photography for anyone who wants beautiful unique pieces of art that capture the special moments of your life!
Michelle and Shane were wonderful to work with right from day one. They are a lovely couple and we enjoyed both our engagement session and our wedding session. They create an environment that is comfortable for everyone. Our wedding was 5 hours away from their home and they were very willing to travel in order to capture our special day. Our wedding pictures absolutely took our breath away!
Thank you so much Michelle and Shane!
We had the privilege of meeting Michelle and Shane this spring as we got ready to do our engagement session. Since then, we have had the pleasure of meeting with this amazing couple several times over the course of our engagement and the big finale, our wedding! We had such a wonderful time working with you two over the past few months. It has been such an amazing time of our lives and working with a couple as easy going, high spirited, and professional has just added to the fun of wedding planning. We are so pleased to have met you and worked with you, and cannot wait for future sessions!
You completely exceeded my expectations of my boudoir photo shoot! I'm in love with my photos as is my husband. Your kindness, dedication, and professionalism towards your work is amazing. You made me feel comfortable, confident and beautiful in capturing the moments! After the photo-shoot, I felt empowered and beyond excited to see the photos. I would do more photos again and again only with you! You're amazing at what you do from the organization and professional skills to your photo taking abilities. I would recommend her to anyone, everywhere, everytime! She is FANTASTIC XOXO
At first I was hesitant to do a Boudoir session as I had recently had a baby but I did it and am so grateful that I did! I’m not getting any younger that’s for sure!!!
Working with Michelle was awesome…So professional and really made me feel comfortable in my own skin. Thank you Michelle. I look forward to working with you again and I encourage more women to do this as it is a once in a lifetime experience. Memories I will have forever! Thanks again!
I do believe Michelle Larmand did an amazing job on my pictures. She was fun to be around, and made my grad day feel spectacular! Not only can she bring a family closer for a great portrait, but she can pull out the genuine smile in everything. I am very grateful for the time she took to make sure mine and my brothers grad day photos were the most beautiful shots, to help us remember how amazing our day was! Having her capture our graduation day was a great experience and I totally recommend her work!
My boudoir experience was fantastic! My friends and I did a "Boudoir Party", what a perfect idea for a girls day. Michelle is very professional, fun and expressive. The atmosphere was relaxing and comfortable. I would recommend every woman in any stage in life to consider doing a boudoir to capture your youth and to express femininity. Expectations exceeded!
My experience with Michelle Larmand Photography was amazing. It was both fun and professional. She had many creative ideas that I loved, she also made you feel very comfortable during the session. I have nothing but good things to say about Michelle Larmand Photography.
I can’t say enough about Michelle Larmand Photography. I was so impressed with her work and I’m so glad I contracted her for my wedding. They were so helpful in directing our shots and creating beautiful settings for our photos. I am so happy they captured all the special moments I had forgotten about. They were also very patient with us throughout the entire process, considering the weather! My photos are absolutely gorgeous!! I was blown away with how beautiful everything turned out. The attention to detail was obvious in so many shots and my family and friends raved about how they have never seen such amazing wedding pictures. I highly recommend this team as it was truly a pleasure to work with them!
We are so happy with our decision to have Michelle for our maternity shoot. She is a lot of fun and clearly loves what she does. She made us feel at ease and knew just when to get Shawn to make me giggle. She is very creative with poses and also picked the perfect spot for us just by asking us a few questions in the weeks leading up to the shoot. We also appreciated that she was able to get our pictures to us in a timely manner. Thanks to a special lady for capturing a special time in our lives.
Michelle was very strategic, very creative and very knowledgeable with what position, lighting, and look was best for me. From the minute Michelle walked in the house, the atmosphere was comfortable yet professional. I would highly recommend every woman to experience this—I would definitely do this again. I could not believe the results of my boudoir photos. I am very critical of myself, and before I saw my photos I was worried that they wouldn’t turn out as great as they did and I would associate the perfect day with a not so perfect outcome. Words cannot express how happy I am with my results. Michelle’s work is perfection. I am very proud to give these photos to my husband to be on our wedding day. Thank you Michelle----since the moment you walked in to my door, I have been thoroughly impressed with you and your work.
When my friend invited me to take part in her boudoir photo party, I was very excited as it has been on my bucket list for a long time. After losing and keeping off 50 pounds and going through a major life change, I thought it would be the perfect way to showcase the ‘new and improved’ me. As the day got closer, nervousness added to the excitement. Michelle and her assistant were quick to make the situation comfortable, and were excellent at helping me feel confident and sexy with their humorous, fun and professional approach. I left feeling very happy with the experience and absolutely love the photos. They are the perfect balance of class and allure, with an artistic twist. I want to show them off to everyone! I highly recommend every woman get boudoir photos done. You could do it for the man in your life, or you could just do it for yourself!
Working with Michelle was such a breeze. I enjoyed how at ease I felt with her. The resulting photos go above and beyond any of my expectations. Shane saved the day at our wedding as the DJ. He did an awesome job! Everyone at the dance would agree! I’ve already recommended Michelle and Shane to other couples I know getting married and I’ll recommend them again…you won’t be disappointed! Thank you again Michelle and Shane for a wonderful and memorable wedding day!
We would like to thank Michelle and Shane for the outstanding job they did capturing our special day! They were brilliant to work with and were very laid back and easy going. They took all our wedding photo requests and made them work to get the most beautiful shots possible. We were very happy with everything, from our engagement photos to our wedding and photo booth photos. Michelle takes great pride in her work and this is showcased in the beautiful photos she takes. Shane was able to capture amazing photos of the guys getting ready in the morning which left Michelle the ability to focus on the girls. They are a great team and work very well together. I will definitely be using Michelle Larmand Photography in the future to capture all of life's special moments. Thank you so much Michelle and Shane for capturing our special day and allowing it to flow so smoothly!
Thank you Michelle for giving us the opportunity to be able to have this experience. We have always wanted to capture our intimacy and you were the first one we thought of. You were able to create a moment between us that we will remember forever. It’s been 6 months and we still look at the photo’s every day. We check in on your web site/blog to see what new experiences you have created for others on a regular basis.
We cannot thank you enough for all the work you put into our wedding day. You both did an exceptional job capturing all the precious moments throughout the day that we can forever cherish. Although it was challenging to narrow them down for our album selection, you were able to offer so many amazing shots that we could share with our family and friends. Michelle, the time and effort you put into your work is beyond impressive. We have received so many compliments, you should feel proud! Our guests also had so much fun with your photo booth. We had so many good laughs going through those pictures. But the positive feedback does not end there. Shane, you did an awesome job entertaining our guests with your great selection of music and accommodating our personal requests. Our dance floor was full from the moment you started until the very end of the night. Thank-you both so much for your contribution in making our wedding day one of the most memorable days of our lives. We really enjoyed working with you both, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
I LOVED working with Michelle. I can’t say enough about her. The value she brought to my entire photo “experience” was invaluable. Personally she is patient, considerate & open minded. Professionally she is organized, thorough, & extremely creative. From start to finish she exceeded my expectations & definitely worth it! Thanks Michelle!
How often do you get the chance to feel like a Hollywood star? Well, Michelle, you’ve done it for my husband and I! You truly made us feel like models on the day of you snapped our stunning photos. You took us from two nervous props, to being comfortable and confident in front of your big zoom lens! As soon as we stepped into the venue you had selected for us, we knew that we were in good hands. Youput so much thought into every detail and gave us great direction to make us feel 100% at ease during our session. The photos you took of us are now art work on our walls and we can’t wait for our next opportunity we to get in front of you again!