Welcome to
Michelle De La Vara Photography,
Your Professional Photographer
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.

Testimonials

I have had the pleasure of photographing many wonderful events and people. Thank you to all for your kind comments and compliments. To future clients, I am happy to connect you directly with some of my clients to ask questions and confirm my abilities. It is important that you feel comfortable and secure in the photographer you choose.

Perhaps the Best Photographer I Have Worked with in 25 Years!!

“Easy to work with. Great eye for the creative. Outstanding finished product. I look forward to working with her again!”
~ Paul Brennan – National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors

Loved Michelle’s Photography!

“I loved Michelle’s photography. She is an exceptional photographer and is very creative and professional. I would recommend her for any special event. Thank you Michelle!”
Shannttelle and Jacob, 2017 Wedding

Excellent Photographer!

“Michelle and her crew did an amazing job from beginning to end. We had a small intimate evening wedding, and initially I only wanted photos of the ceremony. Michelle ended up doing getting ready shots, as well as the reception, and we could not have been happier with how everything ended up turning out. My husband and I are not ‘picture people’, and given that we have children ranging from ages 3-17, we did not have high expectations with respect to getting everyone to fall into line when it came to taking photos…with that being said, you cannot imagine how ecstatic we were when we discovered that Michelle was able to manage getting shots of all the kids (trust me – it is much harder than it sounds, particularly on such a hectic day). The photos really did capture the ‘story’ of such a special and memorable day, and the end result was nothing short of beautiful. From the bottom out hearts, we thank you Michelle De La Vara Photography!”
Jennifer B., 2016 Wedding

Amazing Wedding Photographer!

“It was a wonderful experience working with Michelle for our wedding. She was professional, flexible, and very sweet and pleasant to deal with (her assistants as well). The artistry and quality of her photos are amazing. We received many compliments on the engagement photos we displayed, and we know we will be very happy with the wedding photos as well. My husband and I highly recommend Michelle.”
~ Aldo and Maricela, 2016 Wedding

Excellent Engagement Photographer!

“Michelle just did an engagement photo shoot for us last week. Even prior to the photo shoot when we had our initial consultation over the phone, we knew that we liked her. She had great answers to all of our questions and concerns and seemed to have everything we were looking for in a photographer. Neither my fiance nor myself had ever done a professional photo shoot before and were a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect. However, Michelle and her assistant put us at ease and made it a great experience! She is very nice, professional and has excellent customer service, which to us, is just as important as the work itself. Through every interaction she has been patient, attentive and responsive. She also takes beautiful, high quality photos. We are very impressed by Michelle, so much so that we have decided to hire her as our wedding photographer too! We are very excited to work with Michelle again for our wedding and are confident that she will do a great job!”~ Sarah R.,  2017 Wedding

Preschool Challenge? Not a problem!

“Michelle took our Fall School portraits. I have 75 children ranging from 18 months-5 years old. There is a limited amount of time while working with little ones to capture their attention and Michelle was incredible with them! The parents were so pleased with the quality of her portraits and were very happy with her reasonable prices. We have booked her again!” ~ Sophia G., Holy Trinity Lutheran Preschool, Hacienda Heights, California

Highly Recommend!

“I loved working with Michelle. She was not only professional, but she ensured I was happy with the photos. I will be recommending her to all my friends. I look forward to working with her again.” ~ Mary T, Author

Loved Our Family Portraits!

“Michelle was wonderful to work with and did a beautiful job for my family’s photo. She was patient with my children and creative with our poses. My children were very comfortable with her. We loved our family portrait and would definitely use her in the future.” ~ Holly C.

I Can’t Wait Until We Do This Again!

“Michelle has a phenomenal eye in capturing my last pregnancy major events. Her eye for detail is incredible! It all started with my baby shower, my first 48 hours with my princess and family, and our 1st family photo session with our princess. Her attention to lighting, positioning, scenery, and timing of day is amazing. Her patience and warm approach made or family photo sessions a breeze!! Her professionalism and eye for photography make it a Christmas present for us adults when we receive the final product “our pictures”! Her passion for her work is contagious and it so easy as a client to say okay I can’t wait till we do more soon!!!” ~ Letty H. 

Best Photographer Hands Down!

“Michelle photographed my engagement pictures down on the beach at Crystal Cove in Newport around sunset, and wow, it was an incredible experience! Michelle and her assistant, Julie, were extremely professional and had all the right equipment, I mean I didn’t know there was such a thing as a light meter to measure the right amount of light in each picture!

She totally exceeded my expectations! We started off by taking pictures on the sand at the beach, and on a bluff that overlooked the beach which allowed Michelle to capture the beach sunset in the background, and the pictures came out PERFECT! She really knows what she’s doing!

I would not change anything, nothing could have made it better!

***I also booked a different photographer than Michelle for my wedding day, and got out of the contract to use Michelle because she is THAT good!!!”

 ~ Candice K., 2016 Wedding