Southern California Wedding & Elopement Photographer

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Based in Murrieta, CA. I specialize in down-to-earth photography. I'm strongly inspired by capturing love that is honest and true to you. My goal in serving you is to tell a unique story through photos that will last a lifetime. Photo + Video team with my handsome husband Niko Navarro Films.

California wedding & Elopement  photographer


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I'm on a mission to create a timeless experience. Fun-filled days with a lot of laughter is what I'm after. I love the power of what a frozen moment in time can mean to someone's heart. 

my goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible so your photos are authentic and meaningful.

I believe in documenting a love that is honest and true to you.

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- Danika + Rico

Michelle IS AMAZING. My husband and I aren't so photogenic so we knew it was going to be a bit awkward doing our engagement shoot but boy were we wrong. Michelle works along side with her husband Niko, who also did our videography, and they are the perfect duo to capture those special moments in your lives! They both made us feel so comfortable and their energy were both great. Michelle's communication throughout the entire process was perfect. 1000/10 recommend!

"communication was perfect"
"1000/10 recommend"

- Brenda + Noe

Michelle was wonderful to work with. Her and husband's business combined was very personable and inviting. They were both very nice and a happy couple and made that much more pleasant on our wedding day! The process of booking and getting our photos was very easy and they also communicated with us well and responded in a timely manner. Lastly, our photos and footage were amazing, we are so happy with their work! Thank you Michell and Niko!

"personable and inviting"
"footage was amazing"

- Nicole + Ian

This is the third time we've worked with Niko & Michelle and every time I'm still OBSESSED with what they deliver!! Absolutely amazing and super friendly! Can't wait to book more!

"third time"
"absolutely amazing"

- Lily + Josh

Absolutely INCREDIBLE! Michelle and Niko are a fantastic duo to work with and were very comforting to work with. Great quality photos, captured everything (and more) than I asked for. Made the process from start to finish very simple and not complicated. Worth every single dollar spent and if you're on the fence, this is the sign to book Michelle and Niko asap!

"this is the sign to book"

- Kaylie + Tyler

They quickly became our friends and we will continue to book them for any special events we should have. Our wedding pictures and video was absolutely beautiful and made us relive our wedding day all over again. We are both truly happy we found great friends after our wedding was over, we will recommend them to all of our friends and family.

"truly happy"
"will recommend them"

- Shelly + Andy

Michelle photographed our wedding and I could not be more happy! Michelle did amazing with picking locations to take photos. All of our photos are absolutely beautiful! We are so happy with her work and finally have photos to hang on our walls.

"photos are beautiful"
"could not be more happy"

- Makenzie + Luis

After observing the pictures that you delivered each one took us back to the moment. You captured the strong emotions that were portrayed that day. You have a gift & we’re thankful we shared it with us. Your ability to conduct a photo shoot with patience and kindness really set the tone for our session. It helped us focus on the significance of the event and we cannot wait for your to do the same for our wedding!

"captured strong emotions"
"patience & kindness"

- Tori + Zac

Absolutely beautiful work! I’d recommend Michelle for all your photography needs. She is amazing and makes you feel completely comfortable during your session. Very professional and will answer all your questions. She also offers outfit recommendations!! You won’t regret booking with her! Do it!! Your photos will be so amazing and gorgeous.

"offers outfit rec"
"so many to choose from"

- Shannon + Brandon

Michelle was amazing to work with! She made us feel extremely comfortable during our whole photo shoot and knew exactly how to stage us to make it look extremely natural. When we received our pictures, we loved every single one of them! The lighting in each photo was perfect and we could tell how talented she truly is! We will definitely be using Michelle in the future!

"extremely comfortable"
"lighting was perfect"

- Mckenna + Vince

Loved every second of our photo shoot! My husband and I decided to Get couples photos done and we thought it might be kind of awkward, especially without the kids but it wasn’t. They laughed with us and captured photos with lots of movement and the biggest smiles. I also love that a short video is included with each photo shoot. Niko did a wonderful job, I keep watching on repeat!

"lots of movement"
"suggestions were perfect"

- Cassie + Johnny

POWER DUO!!! I can't say enough about how sweet, and professional Michelle is, so quick to respond and made our first experience such a breeze. If you're nervous the day of your shoot, don't be! Michelle and Niko will guide you through it all! Exceeded our expectations! It's so hard to choose which photos were our favorite, we LOVE them all! We were so pleased with our session and final photographs, we will definitely continue to use them in the future.

"power duo"
"exceeded our expectations"

- Lupe + Richard

If you don’t book Michelle you’re missing out! Michelle was so great during our surprise engagement shoot, going above and beyond hiding from my fiancé. Both of us were a little nervous since we have never done anything like this before but Michelle made us feel so comfortable! We had a ton of fun while getting our pictures done, and she really made it feel personable which was amazing. Not to mention our pictures turned out wonderful and we’re beyond happy with the results!

"going above and beyond"
"made it feel personable"

- Haley + Jake

If i could leave 100 reviews, I would. Michelle is awesome at what she does, and makes the process so easy. Her and her husband are so easy to work with and make it so much fun. We have used her for family, engagements and our wedding pictures and I will continue to use her in the future. We received our photos back in the time frame that she gave us and loved every one of them. 10/10 will use her again!

"makes the process so easy"
"10/10 will use her again"

- Diane + Cris

Loved every second of our photo shoot! From the second we arrived, Michelle and Niko made us feel so comfortable for our maternity shoot! They were so sweet and guided us through it all. I also LOVED how natural it all felt. My husband and i were enjoying every second I didn’t even want it to end. I literally almost cried at one point from the emotions I was feeling. Highly recommend Michelle & Niko for your next shoot!!!!

"guided us through it all"
"music to help set the mood"

- Aspen + Jerett

We can't just pick one, because we love them ALL! Not only did Michelle shoot our wedding, but she has done our family sessions as well. I can't forget to mention our Engagement shoot that took place in Sedona, AZ. She traveled all that way for a destination shoot. And these are by far my favorite photos of all time. If you are looking for an all around amazing photographer, Michelle is the one for you!

"beyond talented"
"made us feel confident"

- Kaitlyn + Christian

If you are looking into getting photos done you HAVE to book with Michelle! She is amazing. She and Niko were so patient with our one year old and made the shoot so much fun. Every single image we received was perfect. Michelle will definitely be our go to photographer for all our family pictures!

"have to book Michelle"
"so much fun"

- Thuy + David

Michelle is so nice and amazing at what she does! We booked her last year and came back again because of her work. We finally have family photos to remember by and to give out to the grandparents. We can't wait to go back to her again.

"so nice"
"can't wait to go back to her again"

- Casey + Greyson

My fiancé and I booked Michelle for our wedding photography/engagement shoot. We just received our engagement shoot photos and we were blown away with the results! Michelle managed to capture the most effortless/beautiful pictures with the most ease. She made us feel extremely comfortable in front of her camera and we genuinely enjoyed the experience. We cannot wait to see the upcoming wedding pics. Book Michelle to make your big day perfect!

"book michelle"
"to make your day perfect"

- Shelly + Andy

This was the first time my fiancé and I had professional photography, both together and in general. Michelle was amazing! She made us feel so comfortable and made it such a fun experience. It was hard to pick just a few for our save the dates because we had so many great pictures. I’m looking forward to Michelle capturing many more memories for my fiancé and I!

"hard to pick just a few"
"fun experience"

- Kaila + Jacob

I CANNOT RECOMMEND MICHELLE ENOUGH!!!! Michelle made us feel super comfortable and walked us through the whole thing. Her husband came along to make the film of us too and I HIGHLY recommend adding him to literally whatever shoot you’re doing! Communication was amazing the whole time. We were SPEECHLESS at how amazing every single picture turned out! I already can’t wait to book another shoot with these two!

"super comfortable"
"quality was amazing"

- Natalie + Ismael

Michelle was amazing! My wedding pictures are perfect! She captured every single detail at our wedding and she was so much fun to work with. I definitely recommend booking Michelle for your photos! Also add niko!! They work amazing together!! ❤

"wedding pictures are perfect"
"captured every detail"

- Lisa + Oliver

Michelle and Niko were an excellent photographer and videographer team! They made us feel very comfortable and we are normally a bit awkward. They took amazing photos and recommended a truly magical setting for the photos. The final photos and videos were beautiful and impressive. They were also very quick with the photo and video delivery. Highly recommended and wonderful to work with! Can't wait to have them at our wedding!

"beautiful and impressive"
"excellent team"

- Sierra + Gunner

Michelle & Niko gave us such a fun first time experience! We had never done any type of professional photography together but I'm so glad our first shoot was with them! They knew exactly how to get us laughing and made us feel so comfortable in front of the lens. The location was perfect and we even got a little hiking in to get the best shots. Such a great duo & we look forward to more opportunities with them in the future!

"so comfortable"
"location was perfect"

- Paige + Cory

I can't thank Michelle and her husband enough for our experience. we have never taken professional pictures before and they made us so comfortable, we were laughing the entire time! The turnaround time was awesome and i love all of our pics. they are so natural looking which is what i love about their style, nothing felt awkward or posed. overall it was awesome and i can't wait for them to shoot our wedding!!

"laughing the entire time"

- Sarah + Brandon

Loved the photos and videos that Michelle and Niko did! I can't stop watching the video! We used them for our proposal pics, engagement pics, and our wedding pics! They were on time and professional. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Even if you have no idea how to pose, they make great suggestions on what to do so that your pictures come out looking natural.  Highly recommend<3

"lighting is flattering"

- Denise + Patrick

We’ve worked with a few photographers before but what really stood out with Michelle was that she listened to us and made sure that our personalities as a couple are reflected on the photos and more. She is very professional and we appreciate all her tips and suggestions. We were blown away with how it came out. Can’t wait to work with her and her husband again!

"she listened to us"
"blown away with how it came out"

- Macy + Brandon

Michelle was absolutely amazing 🤩 She gave great direction on how to pose and move around as this was our first photo shoot together! She was responsive to all my questions and was a peach to work with! 😊 Our photos came out incredible! We are so excited and cannot wait for our wedding!

"great direction"
"photos came out incredible"

- Cynthia + Cesar

Michelle and niko made this experience so much fun for my family! Not only did our photos come out soo good but we also had a blast taking them! We definitely will be booking again in the future.

"so fun for my family"
"had a blast"

-Clarissa + Zach

They turned me into someone who loves taking photos! Michelle and Niko are so professional, work incredibly well and efficient together. They are punctual, respond so well to any questions we had. It was the best experience I could have ever had. When we got our photos back from Michelle and our 60 second highlight clip from Niko of our engagement shoot, we literally cried. And I think that’s a feeling everyone should experience. 

"had a blast"
"a feeling everyone should experience"

- Tannah + Shayne

Michelle Morgan Photography was one of the best photographers I have ever seen. I have modeled my entire life and i usually only like 3-5 pics from a shoot and i liked almost every single picture. they are breathtaking and she is just so wonderful. She has a quick turnaround time. She does amazing work and i can’t wait to use her and her husband again in the future

"best photographers"
"quick turnaround time"

- Mallory + Joe

Michelle and Niko did our engagement photos/video as well as our wedding photos/video and they killed it! They captured every moment perfectly and made our experience so much fun. Michelle and Niko are absolutely amazing people! I’ve working with a couple other photographers in the past year and none of them compare to Michelle and Niko! I can’t wait to work with them again in the future!

"captured every moment perfectly"
"amazing people"

- Yvette + Kyle

Huge shoutout to Niko and Michelle!!!! I am so awkward when it comes to taking pictures and they did such an amazing job at making it light hearted and comfortable! There's SO many beautiful photos that I can't wait to share. Go check them out!!!!

"light hearted"
"beautiful photos"

- Kymberli + Luke

Working with Michelle and Niko was a very good decision for us for our wedding! It was like hanging with two friends! But it was professional and refined. They know exactly what they are doing; trust and you will be blessed with gorgeous photos and videos.

"professional and refined"
"trust and you will be blessed"

- Kylah + Zach

Michelle and Niko were so fun to work with and made us so comfortable! It didn’t feel like a photo shoot at all, just like hanging out with friends! And they were super good with our baby! Can’t wait to work with them again! ❤️

"made us so comfortable"
"just like hanging out"

-Brittany + Jeremy

My family loved working with Michelle & Niko! They were so friendly, fun, and got the best photos and video! We 100% recommend them to anyone looking for high quality photos and video and that will get a ton of compliments on! Thank you Michelle & Niko for capturing these family memories!

"the best photos and video"
"high quality"

- Thuy + David

Michelle and Niko are an amazing team! They captured our family perfectly and were great with the kids. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely come back with the new addition to our family. We highly recommend both Michelle and Niko for photos and video. Thank you again to you both!

"amazing team"
"wonderful experience"

- Haley + Jake

Michelle and Niko were SO easy to work with and made the experience so fun and easy. They made it feel so natural. Can’t wait to have them both shoot our wedding 🎉

"feel so natural"
"SO easy to work with"

- Averie + Logan

Working with Michelle and Niko was a piece of cake! They make it so comfortable and easy, and the pictures are everything we imagined and more. Can't wait to have them in my back pocket for the future :)

"piece of cake"
"everything we imagined and more"

- Tanya + Erik

Working with Michelle and Niko was very fun. I’m usually super nervous during shoots and I felt zero anxiety. They are fun, outgoing, never awkward, they’re full of creative ideas and really make the shoot about you.

"felt zero anxiety"
"make the shoot about you"

- Brie + Jeremy

We absolutely love all of the pictures we got back and the Beautiful video of our little family! Niko and Michelle are a great dynamic duo! They are so easy/fun to shoot with and they made the whole experience seamless. These were our first family photos and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. 

"dynamic duo"

- Keleigh + Blake

M and N were incredible. So easy going to work with, and patient! Which is definitely important during family photos!

"so easy going"

-Jessica + Victor

During our newborn shoot, Michelle and Niko had so much patience and grace with a screaming baby. I appreciate their professionalism, patience and understanding while trying their best to get the best shots possible.

"patience and grace"

-Brianna + Tyler

Niko & Michelle were amazing! Super professional, very easy going, fun, and they totally made us feel comfortable. We were so happy with our pictures, they completely surpassed our expectations. Our pictures looked so natural and unposed, they photographed us beautifully. We can’t wait to use them for all our future photo needs.

"surpassed our expectations"
"natural and unposed"

-Ahbryonna + Zak

We absolutely loved working with Michelle and Niko! They were funny, sweet, and made us feel so comfortable. The pictures and video are so beautiful, everything turned out better than I had hoped! They helped talk us through posing which is huge for me because i'm notorious for being awkward! But seriously loved these guys and can't wait to book them again!

"so comfortable"
"funny and sweet"

-Ashley + Mike

Michelle and Niko were absolutely amazing to work with; their knowledge, fun-loving personalities and their enjoyment for being there really helped my family share the memories through the beautiful photos. I would highly recommend them both as a photographer and videographer for any of your events. They published the photos and video within 48 hours and the finishing product was amazing!! o capture our families 

"amazing to work with"
"published within 48 hours"

-Kristen + Jayson

Thank you for the amazing photos and the best time during our lake photo session. You’re so very talented! Jayson and I especially loved all your great ideas for unique photos. We can’t wait to bring the doggies for our next session! Time to send out our saves the dates with these gorgeous pictures for our wedding. With love,

"great ideas for unique photos"
"cant wait for our next session"

Daisy + Bryan

Working with Michelle was so great! My boyfriend and I felt so comfortable and had a blast! Michelle really captured our energy and love for each other, and she offered a very fast turnaround. I was able to view our edited photos very quickly. She is very professional and I can’t wait to have more photos taken by Michelle!

"captured our energy and love"
"very fast turnaround"

-Stevie + Logan

What an awesome experience from start to finish! Michelle is such a wonderful person and photographer. She made my fiancé and I feel so comfortable while shooting such intimate moments. We are in love with how the pictures came out, they are memories that will last a lifetime! I highly recommend Michelle and her amazing work.

"an awesome experience from start to finish" "highly recommend"