Iowa Wedding and Senior Photographer





Serving Iowa, southern California and worldwide


ABOUT Michale


*yoga capris, bright running shoes, mexican food, warm sunshine and golden light. 
*i am an iowa girl dreaming of california living. 
*in my downtime (not sure when that ever happens; you will find me reading, soaking up the sunshine and listening to the waves crash on the shore).
*i love to dance-but lord knows i can't. so i try to keep it hidden in the kitchen!  
*i believe in memories and moments and experiences.  

I love love. Simply put, I love working in an industry where I get to witness and document the beginning of your love story. To have images that bring you back to that day; how he looked at you, what he whispered in your ear, how you felt during your first dance. I want to be there to capture it all!

 Weddings are the beginning of a new chapter in your lives.  I love to witness the story of two individuals coming together to form a union.  I love telling the story of your wedding day and welcoming viewers into your love story.  My images from a wedding day are not traditional in the sense of both of you look at the camera and smile.....I want to capture emotion, to bask in the love that shines all day on your wedding day and capturing that love to relive for years to come.

High school seniors are my absolute favorite to photograph (besides weddings). I love that my seniors are on the cusp of adulthood, so anxious to become adults, but they can't wait to experience their senior portraits. We laugh, we dance, and we look amazing doing it.

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What our clients are saying







We used Mississippi Pearl for our wedding photos and could not be more happy with our overall experience working with Michale. The pictures turned out absolutely beautiful. Michale is professional and her passion for photography truly shows when she is working. She made our experience fun and comfortable. We were able to trust her direction which made our wedding day that much more enjoyable. We would highly recommend Mississippi Pearl Photography to anyone looking for a professional photographer.

"pictures were absolutely beautiful"

"Her passion for photography truly shows"

Cody & Caitlin
A hotel vetro-iowa city rooftop wedding

Mississippi Pearl Photography is absolutely AMAZING! Michale did a wonderful job capturing mine and my husband's style for our wedding pictures. She was on top of things all day! I don't know what I would have done without her! From making sure my hair was perfect in every picture.. To making sure my mom ate a plate of food.. To communicating with the DJ.. She did it all! Highly recommend Mississippi Pearl Photography!!!

"Absolutely amazing!"

"I don't know what I would have done without her!"

aaron & abby
A country chic iowa wedding

Michale and her team were wonderful to work with on our wedding day! The photos they took were beautiful and represent our day perfectly. Michale really has an eye for tasteful and timeless photos. We ordered a package that included a leather bound, photo album designed by Michale. Friends and family agree that it is one of the nicest quality professional albums they have seen. I would highly recommend Mississippi Pearl Photography for your special day!

"Tasteful and Timeless"

"Wonderful to work with"

Chase & Madeline
A timeless iowa wedding with blush details

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