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Michelle De La Vara Photography,
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Michelle De La Vara Photography is a multi-award winning photography studio that specializes in weddings, quinceañeras, senior, and fashion photography. We serve the greater Southern California area.
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We are professional photographers in Los Angeles proudly serving our clients. Our photography is unique and artistic. Our goal is to capture your moments creatively and beautifully so you will have exquisite photography to cherish forever.

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WHITTIER, CALIF – Michelle De La Vara is busy organizing and renovating the well-known studio where generations of local families went to have personal histories and precious memories captured. She is deeply aware that the transition is much more than a renovation. She is recreating a special space that many consider part of their own family tradition, while at the same time honoring her talent and the grit it took to bring her to this moment and place. Effective September 1 De La Vara took over the lease of photographer Rebecca Merlino’s studio which has been open more than 35 years in uptown Whittier. De La Vara will continue to offer the portrait and studio sittings for which Merlino became renowned. In addition, De La Vara has earned multiple awards for her portraits and she also offers extensive services in event photography. “I’m excited and honored to begin this chapter of my life,” said De La Vara. “After 20 years building a successful marketing firm I discovered my passion for photography. I took one class and became obsessed with photography as an art. From there I never looked back. The last four years have been spent developing my skills to […] Read more
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Testani who celebrated their wedding on July 29, 2017 in the Los Angeles area. The couple was absolutely stunning and it was a pleasure to work with this kind family. The ceremony took place at the gorgeous St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in North Hollywood, followed by their reception at the Dream Palace Banquet Hall in Glendale. Read more
Congratulations to Jennifer and Kyle on their beautiful Southern California wedding. The ceremony was held in a quaint little chapel in Fontana. The reception was held at the upscale Coco Palm Restaurant in Pomona. Read more