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My favorite locations for family photos aren’t the beach or the park. The most meaningful images that I create come from In-home family photos. It consists of kids dancing in their bedrooms, dad’s pushing kids on the swings, and moms soaking up the fleeting hugs. Michaela Kessler Photography | Family and wedding photographer in Erie, […]

In-Home Family Photos – Erie, PA

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I am so excited to share this summer engagement session of Kerrigan and Joe! We wen’t to the Union City Dam with their two Golden-doodles, I am honestly obsessed with the pics they got with their fur babies. Kerrigan and Joe have been together since high school and their story of how they met makes […]

Classic Engagement session in PA -Kerrigan + Joe


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This Backyard wedding in Erie, PA has a special place in my heart. Rebecca and Cody had such a beautiful wedding day surrounded by their favorite people. During planning I could tell how much their friends and family meant to them. Just seeing the people in their wedding party and guests there they all were […]

Erie Backyard Wedding -Rebecca + Cody


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I am SO excited to share this boho styled minimalist golden beach elopement! These two girls were the most amazing pair to work with during this styled shoot. We went to Presque isle state park in Erie PA. As I was putting this shoot together I wanted to keep it simple. A little boho a […]

Golden boho Beach Elopement- Erie PA


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During this engagement session there was nothing bug laughter between these two. I could tell how much love was there as they…

Nothing but laughter and love- engagement


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As a photographer I never 100% knew what my couples were going through as they were planning a wedding. Simply, because I had never done so myself. But now I am planning a wedding and I want to share all the ways I’ve been saving and making the most of the our budget during wedding […]

Making the most of your money – wedding planning

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"we thought we were only getting a photographer but she was so much more!"

"I choose Michaela as my photographer because I love her style of photos and her style went perfectly with what we were looking for. When we booked with her, we thought we were only getting a photographer but she was so much more! She kept in contact with us the entire time we were planning and helped with any details we needed. She was organized and just such a wonderful person to be around. When the wedding day came she went ABOVE AND BEYOND. She carried many of my important items throughout the day and made sure everything was together and safe. She went out of her way to help me remove a lipstick stain from my dress and made sure I had nothing to worry about. I can't thank her enough for all she did for us, and on top of being absolutely amazing on our wedding day, the pictures turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! Michaela is such an amazing photographer and such a great and fun person to be around. I couldn't be happier that she was the one who photographed out big day and I am so thankful for everything she has done for us."

"I have been so so blessed to have found her"

"Michaela is so amazing, let me start by saying in a photographer and sooooo picky. I looked through fifty other photographers with all kinds of styles and pricing and Michaela was seriously the perfect fit for us. I knew I was choosing someone professional, fun, artistic, stylistic, and incredible. I knew she would balance capturing our day while also being an amazing partner in helping me feel less anxious. I have been so so blessed to have found her and her accept us as clients. Her photos are seriously so amazing and as a plus sized woman I thought I would have maybe a handful of pictures I like- when actually I LOVED 99% of them. She is the one. Stop looking. You’ve found her."

"She made us feel so comfortable and vibed with us really well "

"Where do I start? Michaela is probably one of the best photographers in the area & I would highly recommend her to anyone & everyone needing a wedding photographer or family photos. She is seriously the sweetest and most talented photographer I’ve ever worked with!! She made us feel so comfortable and vibed with us really well ever since our engagement photos which were also perfect! I am forever grateful for finding her and and so happy with the wedding photos that she got back to me only 5 days after the wedding! She captured us so perfectly and everyone loved her and raved about how sweet she was and how amazing her attention to detail was. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH MICHAELA!! I can’t wait to hire you for future life events!"

"She really made me feel calm and prepared about the whole wedding day from start to finish."

"Starting with our engagement photos, she really set the bar high. She was so fun to be around and better yet, her pictures of us were amazing!! In the months leading up to our wedding, she was always willing to text or FaceTime me when I had any questions or concerns. She really made me feel calm and prepared about the whole wedding day from start to finish. She helped me plan out the entire day in a timeline which was awesome and super helpful. On the wedding day, she was not only there to take our picture, but she was there for support in anything we needed or forgot. After talking with all of my family and guests at the wedding, it turned out that not only me, but everyone was impressed with her. I kept telling everyone “and she’s only 20yrs old!!!” They could not believe me!! She is truly amazing and the best to work with!! I am so sad our wedding day is over, I could pose for her all day! The pictures she took for us were truly amazing and really captured the day and it’s beauty. If you are on the fence about which photographer to go with, pick Michaela. You won’t be disappointed!!! "