Mikkel Paige Photography, specializing in luxury and destination weddings.

HI, I'M MIKKEL.

RHYMES WITH RAQUEL.

My bubbly, energetic personality is usually the ice breaker couples need. I also tend to lean on the side of being a workaholic, which is always beneficial for my couples. Reality television helps me edit photos (I swear!), my go-to drinks are red wine and dirty martinis, and I adore a great cheese plate (yum) and semi-precious gems. I know: you probably read that twice. But yes. Gems. I've always appreciated the beauty of the Earth and I guess sparkly rocks are something I identify with. And the music of Ray LaMontagne. Sigh. Now my heart is melting.

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I'M A LEFTY, ARIES, BELIEVER IN ENERGIES OF THE UNIVERSE, LOVE CRAFTS, WRITING AND ALSO...

I HAVE THE BEST HUSBAND. WE MET ON TINDER AND WE'RE HUGE GOOFBALLS. We LOVE TO TRAVEL THE WORLD TOGETHER.

HE'S AN ARTIST SO HE UNDERSTANDS MY NEED TO CREATE. He's also MY BEST FRIEND AND MY FAVORITE PERSON IN THE WORLD.

I LOVE DOGS BUT DON'T HAVE ONE BECAUSE WE TRAVEL TOO MUCH. (AND I DON'T WANT TO WAKE UP TOO EARLY TO WALK HIM AT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE!) I "OOOH" AND "AHHH" OVER EVERY DACHSHUND I SEE. HALF OF MY DISCOVER FEED ON INSTAGRAM IS ALWAYS DOXIES!

I ABSOLUTELY ADORE COLOR. GIVE ME BRIGHT YELLOWS, PINKS, GREEN, BLUES, PURPLES AND MORE! YET WHEN IT COMES TO DECORATING MY HOME I TEND TO DECORATE IN BLACK, WHITE AND GREY TONES WITH LITTLE POPS OF COLOR SO I DON'T GET "BORED" WITH ANY ONE CHOICE.

Paint can icon by Mikkel Paige
Dachshund (doxy) icon by Mikkel Paige Photography.
Ring icon by Mikkel Paige Photography.

I WILL GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

I TREASURE MY FRIENDSHIPS AND WORK HARD TO CONTINUOUSLY NURTURE THEM, knowing though it takes work it's worth the reward.

I LIVED OUT A LIFE-LONG DREAM WORKING IN THEME PARK DESIGN FOR THE CREATIVE TEAMS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD (WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING) AND AT UNIVERSAL CREATIVE FOR THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER. THE STORY TELLING IN SUPERIOR THEMED ENTERTAINMENT IS PART OF WHY I LOVE TELLING WEDDING STORIES SO MUCH.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS to do IS ENJOY high end cuisine AT A great RESTAURANT, WITH FOOD THAT EXCITES THE PALATE (cOMPLETE WITH GREAT DRINKS). WONDERFUL COMPANY IS ALWAYS APPRECIATED THOUGH NOT REQUIRED. I'M A-OKAY EATING A MEAL ALONE; it's something I LEARNED TO DO AND equate with SELF-CARE after TRAVELING IN EUROPE.

Castle icon by Mikkel Paige Photography.
Heart icon by Mikkel Paige Photography.
Spoon and fork icon by Mikkel Paige Photography.

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"Mikkel...makes you feel like you've known her for years and that she's a part of your family.

My husband and I loved her energy from the moment we met her."

- Tiffany and Ed

TRAVELING THE WORLD FEEDS MY SOUL.

Photo of destination wedding photographer, Mikkel Paige, and her husband, Dan, in Ocracoke Island, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
MY LOVE STORY

I had hoped someone as unique as Dan would come into my life. (Though there were many times I wasn't convinced it would happen.) I remained hopeful through past break-ups and various moves up and down the east coast, always prioritizing finding love, even in small ways.

I can identify with many of the couples who contact me who met their partners online...after years of thinking it wasn't going to happen.

Yet always remained optimistic.

I met my best match at a perfect time in my life. Dan is creative, thoughtful, patient with me, funny and someone I always look forward to being around. And traveling to any destination with. I am so grateful he is in my life and never take our love and each other's support for granted.

Event planners

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Mikkel for their own weddings:

"When John & I got engaged there was absolutely no question about who we were going to hire to shoot our wedding.

Mikkel is simply the best. I was a wedding planner turned bride so I am extremely detail oriented and wanted a photographer that I knew would think the same way - it's all about the details!

Not only that, but she really, genuinely cares about you as a couple. We've worked together many times but when it was my day I assumed it'd be different - I was treating my own wedding like nothing since I had so many other brides to worry about. But Mikkel made me feel like I wasn't the wedding planner and kept reminding me that this was my wedding day and that I was a bride, and to enjoy it.

She is a very positive and calming force that is certainly necessary while planning such an emotional day."

- Michelle and John

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