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    I'm Lehigh Valley wedding photographer, Michael McNett. I've been specializing in unique and one-of-a-kind weddings for over 12 years. Wedding photography is my life's passion.

    This site is chock full of my thoughts, ideas, images and real weddings. I hope they reach out and speak to you, the way they do to me. And hopefully show you a bit of who I am in the process.

    I'd love the opportunity to be your wedding photograher, so do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or to just chat about your wedding.

Wedding Photography | The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange NJ

Pleasantdale Chateau,  Black and White Wedding Photography

The end and beginning of the year is always a mad rush of activity with the bridal booking, bridal shows, and trying to close out all the work from the year. I noticed I hadn’t posted in a while so I sat down to come up with a bunch of future posts of some exciting things from this past year and future projects and event from this next year so book mark this site, subscribe all that fun stuff because Im soooo excited about some of the amazing things going on here at Michael McNett Photography.

The above image is from a wedding Im nearly completed processing, It was shot at The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange NJ. Which is an amazing venue for those that like the old castle english manor type feel.

Stealing Wedding Photography – Is your photographer who they say they are

You think you found just the right wedding photographer. But how do you know that what you see, is what you will get?

Image theft is huge in our digital age and it happens more than you think. The wedding photographer that you are seconds away from stoking a big check to may not have been the person you shot those kick @$$ images that made you want to hire them in the first place.

Check out this video to see how you can protect yourself.

July 31, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Steve Mittman - Great information, Mike. Well done. I particularly like this because we tell prospective clients to do the same thing when it comes to event lighting. Unfortunately, there are many DJs and lighting companies that pass off other people’s work (including ours) as work they have done. However, when a couple hires them, just as with photography, the final result doesn’t look like what the client thought they’d get (because the photos were of someone else’s lighting).

Seeing Her Daughter Get Married – Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography

When photographing a wedding, every now and then wedding photographers  get to see unfiltered looks into people and emotions. Its these precious little moments that keeps me in love with what I do.

Mother of the Bride watching the bride get ready in her wedding dress in Black and White

Black and white photography for me can help the view focus on certain elements to make a statement

Catherine got ready at The Stroudsmoor Country Inn (the ceremony and reception was held in Ridgecrest). The hands you see are the mother of the groom’s and the stunning lady looking on is Catherine’s mother. The look alone on her face I think speaks volumes about how a mother may feel when she sees her daughter putting on her wedding dress on the day of her wedding.

September 15, 2013 - 9:00 am

carolyn kennedy - Michael just photographed my sons wedding August 17, 2013 and did an absolutely wonderful job. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. And his “photographer, super hero, bride calmer downer” catch phrase is very true! Thank you for making a great day a wonderful day! The pictures are fantastic!

Wedding Photography – Super Hero Groomsmen

A fun DIY idea… let your groom and groomsmen wear some super hero shirts under the tuxedos.

There is nothing better than having some fun on your wedding day. Let your groom and his groomsmen show of their secret super hero identities on the wedding day.

Big props to Chris (Aquaman) for actually forming the original justice league and not just random super heros my inner geek is screaming hell ya:)

Shot on location at Spring Mill Country Club

Bridal Show – Hotel Bethlehem – July 21 2013

Come see Michael McNett Photography and many other Love your event professionals this sunday at the hotel bethlehem bridal show

Super excited to be participating in the Hotel Bethlehem Bridal show this Sunday (July 21 2013). Most bridal shows are boring and a complete waste of time. Your cramped into a space while vendors stand behind a table and toss business cards at you. However The hotel b show is a bit more choosy about who is in their show and brides get a chance to meet quality vendors in a low key, elegant atmosphere. Most of the Love Your Event.com  contributors will be there. From Jon’s Bridal by Suzanne (Wedding Dresses and gowns), Granny Schmidt’s Bake Shop (Cakes and cupcakes) and DJ Rockin Ramaley to kick @$$ Photographers like John Wirick and Michael McNett Photography.


Go up to any Love Your Event Professional that is participant and scream (yes you gotta scream or you don’t win anything)


And they will hook you up