As award-winning photojournalists, Mike and Dianne have covered stories around the world for publications such as  Stern, Europeo, Die Aktuelle and Asahigraph. Nationally their work has been seen in Sports Illustrated, Glamour, Time, Newsweek, PC World Magazine, Professional Photographer, and USA Today. Their photographs have graced the covers of Design Concepts and our own Mississippi Magazine, for which they were four times named as the editor’s choice.

We love photographing weddings and we consider it a privilege to share in this intimate celebration and capture the emotion of your special day. The best thing a bride can tell us is ‘just do what you do best!’ That’s very freeing for us artistically, and to have that kind of trust is a wonderful thing! Being allowed to be a part of one of the most important days of someone’s life is a humbling experience and we are fortunate to truly call our clients ‘friends’.

Working for newspapers was great preparation for photographing weddings– you never knew what situation you were walking into, you had to think on your feet, and above all you had to ‘get the picture’. This has become our trademark.

Our favorite kind of shooting is from the hip, spontaneously, anticipating moments before they happen. Our style is not about heavily manipulated images, we capture real emotion, real moments with a trained photojournalists eye, always looking for story-telling details.

But, enough about us, let us hear from you…


Michael and Dianne Barrett