Michele Blake | michelewithonel.com | Michele With One L Film Photography | Colorado and Destination Wedding Photographer | Denver Colorado Vail Aspen Boulder Colorado Springs Wedding Engagement.jpg

Hi, friends! I'm so glad you are here! 

My name is Michele — with one L.

I'm a Colorado and destination wedding photographer who loves to capture joyful brides and grooms on their wedding day! I mean, who doesn’t!? But you’ll also find me becoming friends with my brides … and their mothers … and their sisters … because I adore them so much.

Most of my brides and grooms love the Colorado outdoors, so you’ll find mountains and Colorado outdoor wedding venues galore on my site. I’ve been known to hike to the top of mountain passes with my clients — anything for the best photos!

People often say my images look unposed and natural, and all of my clients look like models. But the truth is, most of my couples tell me their are awkward in front of the camera, and many don’t even like to have their photos taken. But don’t worry — I’ve got you covered! My engagement sessions are designed to take away all the stress of posing, so you can just show up and have fun, and leave the rest to me!

On wedding days, you’ll notice I practice several photography styles. I most often shoot in an editorial style (light posing that looks very natural and un-posed) to capture images you’ll want to print and hang on your walls. When it’s time for family formals, I know how to “corral a crowd” (as one of my Texas couples says)! And during the reception, I’m very photojournalistic, watching for those in-between moments, tears and laughter, hugs, and quietly exchanged glances that might otherwise go unnoticed.

These images all tell the story of your wedding day in a way you’ll want to pass on to your children and grandchildren — your first family heirloom!


  1. I have a serious case of wanderlust and love to travel, so don't be afraid to ask me to photograph your wedding outside of Colorado!

  2. I also love surprises, so you may find me planning secret vacations for my family, where they don't know the destination — only what to pack. I've also been known to plan entire vacations based on photos I've seen on Instagram. (Who wants to try that with their next anniversary session?)

  3. Don't judge, but I've been told I collect camera lenses the way some girls collect shoes. And I've recently become a lover of fine art film photography, so you’ll often see me with a light meter and a medium format film camera in hand.

  4. I'm a firm believer that every meal should be brunch, and I’m championing the cause of brunch restaurants staying open for dinner. Who’s with me?

Now that you know a little bit about me, I'd love to hear more about you. Feel free to drop me a line to inquire about your upcoming wedding, engagement, or anniversary session — or just to introduce yourself and say hi!


Michele with one L