Michelle Ley Wedding Photography

About - North Devon Wedding Photographer - Southwest wedding photography







Hi I am Michelle and I’m here to solve one of your biggest wedding crises – Wedding Photography!

When I started photography my aim was to always produce beautiful, unique and timeless images. In order to achieve that, I dedicated myself to hundreds of weddings over the years, and learnt to work with different lights, venues, weather conditions and of course different faces. I'm very proud to strike a special focus on storytelling, mixed with directional posing to produce a great variety of professional images all the while keeping it fun, relaxed and comfortable for my clients. 

I love to capture honest photographs of your day and to really reflect the true personalities and energy of your guests. I capture the images and moments of the day you do see and the beautiful part's you and your partner don’t get to see so you can look back and relive the beautiful moments together. Using my skill, I will when needed direct your formal photographs to make sure they show off your unique personalities. I feel blessed to do what I do for a career and meeting new people is such a highlight of my job. I am very much a people person and like to have fun when working with both you the client and also with your guest's. My aim is for my photographs to let you relive and feel a moment and to document your memories, to allow my couples to be able to look back in years to come  and be reminded of their love for one another.

I have been a full time photographer since 2012. Previous to my photography career I worked in the Child care and Education sectorfor 15 years. I reached my goal of being a pre school manager in 2010, and over the years my hobby as a photographer slowly became a passion I wanted to pursue professionally and so I did , I went part time with the child care work for 6 months then I took the plunge and started a full time photography career and have not looked back since. In august 2018 I got married to my awesome husband Chris who is a filmmaker/photographer ( and also a supplier at Tree Top Escape- check out North Summit Films) and since have found i can relate even more now to my couples from living the experience myself.

I currently live near Barnstaple North Devon with Chris , and have a home office and primarily work mobile in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. Other things you may like to know about me which sum me up as a person. My family and friend's are very important to me, I love food , and I mean LOVE food ! I love quiet time with a book ( and a glass of wine) . I love a good giggle and love hosting meals and evenings at home . I am also starting to really enjoy travelling parts of Europe . In the last few years I have been to France , Ibiza , Italy , Montenegro, Switzerland and Slovenia , my camera always comes with me ! I grew up on a farm and would love to live back in the countryside :)