WORKING WITH MIKKEL

I value my relationship with every couple and each one of my clients. You entrust me to photograph special memories in your life and I, in turn, aim to give you the best experience possible.

It doesn't matter if we're planning your destination wedding, elopement, elaborate luxury event, family session or a styled shoot of any sort. You will receive superior communication, professionalism and delivery every time.

Castle Hill Inn wedding photos by Mikkel Paige Photography in Newport, Rhode Island. The beautiful east coast event reception was under an outdoor tent and the couple had a tiered chocolate ganache cake with white gumpaste dogwood flowers on it. Click through for more New England inspiration! #NewportRhodeIsland #NewEngland #WeddingPhotos

It's essential to make sure you work with a photographer you trust and you mesh well with. You cannot re-do life's moments; working with a seasoned pro is a must.

You've already begun to imagine what it would be like to work with me because you're here. Be sure to check out all of the links below for even more information in what to expect when working together. If you're ready to take the next step, contact me.

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FAQ

It's very important that my couples and clients have any questions they may have in their minds answered.

I want everyone to feel at ease and that we're on the same page when we work together; no question is too silly!

My FAQ page is where questions like, "How many images can we expect?" or, "Do you travel for destination weddings?" are answered. Feel free to reach out if you don't see an answer to your question.

I offer a variety of services, like photography for grandiose weddings and for smaller intimate celebrations, including elopements.

I've also captured many proposals and engagement sessions if you'd like to commemorate your love before the big day or you're just starting to explore the next chapter of your lives. I'm pleased to offer my clients top quality albums as well.

Flat lay styling and photography is another specialty, along with travel and lifestyle pictures.

Lastly, I adore photographing family sessions when couples continue growing their family tree.

I joke that finding the photographer that's right for you is a little like dating. But it's true!

Having the right chemistry - just as you wish for with your friends - can make all the difference in feeling cozy in front of the camera.

It may help break the ice if you know a little more about me, like that I used to work in theme park design, or that I love color. Or how I met my husband with a glimpse into our love story. This, and much more, are revealed on my "about" page.

The real magic of what I do is capturing moments that result from the fantastic people I work with. These images are the shining light that make the glitter of my world sparkle.

My galleries will reveal not just the breadth of work I capture but also the vibrant style of my imagery and my attention to detail. I prioritize these things not only in pictures but in life as well.

If there's isn't a gallery for the session you have in mind don't hesitate to reach out; it's likely I've previously captured something similar and can accommodate your request.

CONTACT

TIMELINE

Working with Mikkel

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  • Contact Mikkel

    Contact me to inquire about date availability and to see if we’re a good fit.

  • Meet with Mikkel

    We’ll meet via video chat after your inquiry is received.

  • Secure Your Date

    Your date is officially yours when I receive a signed contract and retainer payment.

  • Engagement Session

    We’ll have the unique opportunity to work together taking photos before your wedding if you opt to have one. It’s typically scheduled between two and eleven months before your wedding.

  • Periodic Contact

    Stay in touch before the big day. I love hearing from my clients!

  • 30 Days Before: Balance is Due

    Your photography balance is due 30 days before the big day. (Destination and cruise weddings are an exception.)

  • Pre-wedding Meeting

    At this point your photography timeline has already begun to take shape! We’ll have a pre-wedding meeting one to two weeks prior to your event date to thoroughly go through it and answer any additional questions you may have.

  • Wedding Day

    Let’s celebrate…it’s your wedding day!

  • Sneak Peek

    You’ll enjoy a sneak peek of your photos between one to two days after your wedding.

  • Your Gallery is Ready

    Your photos are ready to view six to eight weeks after the big day in an organized, password protected online gallery. Don’t be surprised if they’re ready sooner!

  • Album Design

    Your album is collaboratively designed online. Delivery occurs approximately four weeks after your approval. Please visit this page for more information.

  • Decorate Your Home with New Photos

    Order professional prints directly from your online gallery; get excited to decorate your home with beautiful new images.

KIND WORDS

Mikkel Paige Photography photos from a wedding at Grand Paraiso, Mexico, Playa del Carmen Iberostar resort. Picture of the bride and her bridesmaids walking on the beach. The bridesmaids wore mint green gowns.
Mikkel Paige Photography photos of a Bay Head Yacht Club nautical wedding. The bride and groom kiss in a staircase image.
Mikkel Paige Photography pictures of a luxury Long Island wedding at Harbor Club at Prime in Huntington, New York.

Huntington, New York

Riviera Maya, Mexico

BAY HEAD, NEW JERSEY

We can't say more incredible things about Mikkel. She was such a pleasure to work with from the very first phone call. When I called Mikkel, I felt like I was talking to an old friend- she asked questions about my then-fiancé and I, about our relationship and about our wedding. In our vendor search, we wanted to be sure that the people around us on our wedding day were going to put us at ease and enjoy the day as much as we planned to. It was also important for us to have a photographer who could capture our day in an artistic and unobtrusive way.

We booked Mikkel immediately and had no idea at that moment how much of an integral partner in our wedding planning she would be.

Several weeks after speaking to Mikkel, we received an email with a few cute inspiration photos that reminded her of our wedding. This was typical throughout the year. Mikkel stayed in touch and went beyond her role as a photographer, offering ideas and opinions on everything from family photos to wedding shoes! I can honestly say that we found a friend in her.

Aside from Mikkel’s fun personality and incredible work ethic, she takes GORGEOUS photos.

Mikkel is everything you want in a photographer and everything you didn't know you wanted in a photographer, but need.

Things we knew we wanted: someone who was familiar with traveling. Mikkel's portfolio of destination weddings and travel blog was proof that we would be in the hands of someone who was familiar with the climate and had an eye to catch every unique backsplash.

We knew that we wanted someone who could give us guidance (so that we weren't always staring directly at the camera, for example). We knew that we wanted to look natural; Mikkel taking the time to get to know the kind of couple we are gave our photos the direction we wanted. From day one, she was interested in who we were as a couple.

Unless you've planned a wedding before, you were probably unaware of the strategic plan that you need to walk into that special day and include everything you wanted to capture before the sun goes down. Every aspect of the day was thoroughly thought out by Mikkel- I mean everything!

You won't be disappointed: top, top quality and a true delight to work with Mikkel.

Best decision ever was hiring Mikkel! She and her team were absolutely fantastic throughout our entire wedding experience! She made us feel incredibly at ease during our engagement shoot.

Neither of us were naturals at first, but she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and made the process fun and enjoyable. We cannot thank her enough for capturing our wedding day in such wonderful photos.

She somehow managed to capture everything while remaining discreet, not distracting or taking away from the environment. Her work is vibrant, playful, and modern – all that we were looking for in a photographer.

We received all of our engagement photos within about 2 weeks, and our wedding photos within 4 - she was SUPER quick and reliable! The quality is more than we could have hoped for - I was thrilled by how warm and welcoming the photos felt, and how natural we looked! Ordinary objects sprang to life through her artistic eye.

Our friends and family have RAVED about our photos. I cannot thank her enough for capturing our day and all of the beauty, love, and energy that surrounded us. We highly recommend Mikkel Paige Photography. If you choose her, know that you are in very good hands.

- Jennifer & David

- Crystal & Steven

- Cara & Nik

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Communication

On average, Mikkel spends 12 hours on emails, phone calls and meetings per couple, not including shooting time. Communication is key!

The average wedding party size is 12 people, total. That includes the couple getting married, their bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Mikkel delivers about 75 to 100 photos for every hour of photography. (That's more photos than most people know what to do with.)

Out of 100 recent brides surveyed, 21% wish they spent more money on photography. (Source: New York Magazine)

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SOCIALLY ENGAGED

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POPULARITY

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The most popular months for weddings are May, June, September and October.

Mikkel takes over 60,000 photos a year between weddings, personal photography and travel.

There are over 3,800 photos posted in Mikkel's Instagram feed. Can you tell @mikkelpaige has been on Instagram for a long time?

About 80% of the wedding celebrations Mikkel photographs are at night. 99% of engagement sessions are during the day.

The Cookery Durham wedding photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. Picture of the teal and neutral colored wood palette by Erin McLean Events. Candlelight and rectangular tables were the seating for guests in this charming venue. Flower boxes by Tre Bella included hydrangeas, peonies and white orchids.

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