Michele McCoy's Recognition as a Top Wedding Photographer by Zola

I'm excited to share a recent highlight in my journey as a wedding photographer: being named one of Zola's "Best of 2023" Wedding Photographers. This recognition is a reflection of my dedication and creativity in capturing unique and beautiful stories.

Personal Touch: Ashley and Brandon's Story

Photographing Ashley Johnson and Brandon Stiles' wedding at Stone Creek Ranch was an unforgettable experience. Ashley's heartfelt words capture the essence of our time together:

"You are a bright light that shines through it all... you managed to capture some of the most beautiful photos that I will have for the rest of my life, and I can never thank you enough for all of it….your photos, your hard work, your selfless personality, your bubbly personality, getting out on the dance floor and busting some moves, making the people at my wedding feel comfortable and themselves through the whole thing."

This feedback reflects the deep connection and joy I aim to bring to every wedding I photograph.

Style and Technique: Creative and True-to-Color

My style focuses on capturing vibrant, true-to-color images. I blend posed and candid shots with a creative approach, ensuring each photo is unique and beautifully represents your special day.

Memorable Moments from Every Wedding

Every wedding brings a new and exciting opportunity to capture lasting memories. I cherish being part of each couple's unique celebration, creating a collection of photos that will be treasured for years to come.

Client Relationships: A Deep Connection

Building a meaningful relationship with my couples is crucial. I'm more than just a photographer; I'm a supportive presence throughout your wedding journey. This connection helps me create a wedding gallery that not only tells your story but also reflects your personality and the essence of your day.

Capturing Beauty Everywhere

I've photographed in many stunning venues, like Osage House and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas, and Chateau on the Lakes Resort and Spa in Missouri. Each venue offers a unique and beautiful setting for your wedding day photos.

Photography Trends: Timeless and Personal

While I'm aware of current trends, my focus is on creating timeless images that capture the moment's true spirit. My goal is to provide photos that will remain beautiful and meaningful for years to come.


I encourage couples to plan their wedding day schedule with photography in mind. Allocating enough time for various shots ensures that we capture all the special moments without feeling rushed.

Custom Packages: Tailored to Your Needs

My wedding packages are designed to meet different requirements, focusing on coverage duration and additional options like a second photographer and a photo booth. You can review my wedding photography collections and prices by clicking here.

Current Work and Future Vision: Celebrating Life's Moments

In addition to wedding photography, I'm actively involved in capturing intimate boudoir photos, newborn memories, and outdoor portraits. These genres are a significant part of my work, allowing me to capture a wide range of life's beautiful moments. As I continue on this journey, my aim is to keep pushing my creativity and craft, ensuring every session is as unique and special as the people I photograph.

The Zola "Best of 2023" Wedding Photographer award is a milestone that reflects the trust and joy shared with each couple I work with. If you're seeking a photographer committed to capturing creative, true-to-color images that authentically represent your special day, I'd be honored to collaborate with you. Let's create beautiful memories together.

Intimate bride and groom close-up under a soft veil, showcasing Michele McCoy's elegant wedding photography style.
Bride embracing groom in a tender moment, with focus on wedding bands, by Michele McCoy Photography.
Joyful wedding party with bride and groom at Mildred B Cooper Memorial Chapel, captured by Michele McCoy Photography
Groom and groomsmen enjoying cigars in stylish green suits, captured by Michele McCoy Photography.
Bride and groom sharing a kiss during a romantic sparkler exit, beautifully captured by Michele McCoy Photography.
Bride and groom sharing a tender kiss by the Christmas tree, captured in the warm glow by Michele McCoy Photography.
Newlyweds embracing with a colorful bouquet at their wedding, encapsulating the joyous spirit captured by Michele McCoy
Groom dancing joyfully during the reception, with guests enjoying the moment, perfectly captured by Michele McCoy Photog
Young boy dancing at a wedding reception with guests in elegant orange dresses, lively moment captured by Michele McCoy
Radiant bride in a chic white dress, smiling in an autumnal outdoor setting, by Michele McCoy Photograpy
Little girl watching in awe as a wedding cake is cut, a candid moment captured by Michele McCoy Photography
Little boy in a tuxedo standing out among groomsmen at a wedding, a charming shot by Michele McCoy Photography
Bride and groom playfully peeking around a corner, a joyful pre-ceremony moment by Michele McCoy Photograpy
Bride surprising groom with a first look before the ceremony, a tender moment captured by Michele McCoy Photography.
Bride and groom pass under a floral arch with bridal party cheering, by Michele McCoy Photography