Raves + Reviews

“We hired Michelle for our wedding photos and the whole experience was amazing! Michelle was very friendly and super responsive. Any time I reached out, she responded in less than a day, if not right away. From the start, she had so many great ideas on where to take photos to the day-of schedule. 

Our wedding took place during covid and our plans had to continuously change. Michelle was super flexible and understanding the whole time. We ended up doing photos of me and my soon-to-be husband before the wedding and having the ceremony photographed, while pushing everything off again for next year. The photo session was a lot of fun! Michelle made us really comfortable and again had so many great ideas on photo locations. All of the photos from our wedding are absolutely gorgeous! They capture the day perfectly. They are romantic and the lighting is incredible. Michelle did an amazing job editing. I could not be any happier! Every single photo looks stunning. 

I have to say, I am so glad that Michelle is available for our date next year! I would definitely recommend Michelle for whatever your photography needs are. You won’t be disappointed!”

“Michelle is a fantastic photographer. Our wedding pictures capture so many wonderful moments from the day. She had great recommendations for where to shoot in Downtown Cleveland and made us feel so comfortable during the process. The pictures tell the story of our day with our family and friends so perfectly, that whenever I look back through our wedding album I relive the day and feel all of the love from it. I would definitely work with Michelle again. Thank you for capturing our special day!”

~Erica + Nate Hodge~

“Michelle did a couples shoot for my husband and I last summer and helped us to come out of our shell and get some photos that are typically out of our comfort level. We love how they turned out can’t get enough of her work! She’s truly a master of her craft and has a gift!”

~Allissa and Dillon Harris~

“Michelle’s photography is stunning. She has an eye for the perfect candid shot. Nothing is posed or scripted, everything you see in her photos is genuine. She can turn an ordinary scene into something magical. Michelle is also very patient and understanding with small children.”

~Nikki Bukovec~

My husband and I wanted to schedule a photography session for our children (ages 10,15 and 16) but after researching photographers and reviewing several websites we decided to hold off. All of the work just looked the same and we really wanted something unique without changing our children’s appearance by over-editing the photos. There were only a few photographers in the area that stood out, but once we contacted them we realized that they charged significantly more than we were willing to spend. About a month later I saw a Facebook post featuring an Ella Rose Photography session on a friend’s Facebook page and the photos were magazine worthy!
I reached out to Michelle who promptly followed up to set up and was pleasantly surprised at how affordable she was. We briefly discussed some ideas. While I knew what I wanted I did not know how to achieve the look I was striving to achieve. Michelle sent me several ideas regarding the location, wardrobe, and props which simplified the planning process and made it less overwhelming. She also referred me to her Pinterest page that was filled with ideas. I loved all of the photos so much that the only hard part was narrowing them down and deciding which ideas we wanted to pursue.

When we arrived for the session Michelle was ready to go and was wonderful with our children, especially our youngest, who has multiple disabilities and can be very challenging. Her professionalism, kindness, and patience made it a fun, memorable afternoon for our entire family. Michelle’s work really speaks for itself. After our family and friends saw the gallery they ended up scheduling their own sessions…even family members who have used the same photographer for years are now working with Michelle. She is so very talented and we can’t wait to work with her next fall for our son’s senior pictures”!

~Jenene Mealey~

“Michelle has exceeded my expectations as a creative, trendy, and professional photographer. Her props are amazing along with her vision.”

~Lindsey Steinel~

“We really enjoyed our newborn photo shoot with Michelle, she was very professional and great with our son. She came to the house when he was 9 days old and brought all the props, blankets, wraps etc with her. This was so convenient for us to not have to leave the house with a newborn. Our son was very fussy but Michelle was able to calm him down and take her time to get the right shots. I really appreciate her patience and understanding. Since she is a mom she was also able to offer some friendly advice as well. The pictures turned out great and we are so happy to have captured this precious time as a family.”

~Harmony Spry~

“To say that we were happy with the work Michelle did on our wedding day would be a huge understatement. From our first meeting with her, to the day we received our wedding pictures, we were reminded of why we chose her as our photographer. She captured not just the “feel” of our wedding day, but also the connection that we have as a couple. When we pull out the photo album from our wedding 30 years from now, we will once again remember that choosing Michelle to be our wedding photographer was and always will be an outstanding decision! Thank you so much for the lasting memories!”

Nicole and Ian Knowles

“My wedding photos that Michelle took are above and beyond of what I could ever imagine them to be. Her work is not only exceptional but she shows passion through her images as if you are re-living the moment all over again. Breath taking, riveting and eloquence perfectly describe how she captured our special day. Michelle came through for me during a rough time planning my wedding, and I am so blessed that she did. She was professional, discreet and so kind during our wedding day that which made us feel very comfortable. When she delivered my photos, I was taken back by the beauty and the emotions that she conveyed for us through these images. I’m so forever grateful that we were able to have Michelle as our wedding photographer. Thank you so much for everything that day and beyond.”

Feeling Blessed,
Tammy and Matt Andre

“Ella Rose is the BEST I’ve ever worked with for our family photoshoots!! I love how open Michelle is to any location we desire and really takes the time to be creative and get the best shots possible! She is also so great and loving with children! My photos are always beautiful and timeless!”

Jaime Grassian

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