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I'm a wife, momma, photographer, and lover of all things gardening. I have a passion for creating timeless, light & bright photographs that can be shared for years to come. I would love to help tell your story, but first, let's be friends. Find me on social media, check out my galleries, and get acquainted even better by reading my blog. If you feel like we're the right fit, reach out, and we'll set a coffee date!

i'm Michelle

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Currently Booking 2024 + 2025 Weddings and Sessions

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My mission is to serve you with timeless images and an experience that you will cherish forever. I strive to capture you as you are in this season of your life, and create memories in the process.

Michelle Bordenkircher is a natural light photographer serving the greater Louisville, KY area. 

"Michelle is an amazing photographer, and we loved the pictures from our session! The pictures are very natural, and the session was very efficient with amazing results."

I'm here to document this season of your life - the unplanned moments, the warm smiles that come from being together, & all of the laughs in between.

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce."

-Karl Lagerfeld

My lens is ready to turn your special moments into timeless memories.
Why choose me as your wedding photographer in the Derby City? Well, I've got a passion for snapping the magic of love in action. I'm not just here to take pictures; I'm here to craft your unique story through my lens. Every wedding is an adventure, and I'm here to make sure you relive it over and over.

What I offer:
Personalized Approach
No two love stories are alike, and your wedding day should be as unique as you are. Let's sit down for a coffee or a chat, so I can get to know you better and understand your vision.
Local Expertise
Being based in Louisville, I know the hidden gems and stunning backdrops this city has to offer. We'll find the perfect locations for your engagement and wedding photos.
Unforgettable Moments
I'm all about capturing those candid, real, and emotional moments. Those unexpected smiles, the loving glances, and the genuine emotions that make your day truly special.
Creative Flair
With an artistic touch, I'll create images that are both timeless and creative. From breathtaking portraits to detailed shots, every photo will tell a story.
Stress-Free Experience
I'm here to make your day as stress-free as possible. You won't even notice me, but I'll be everywhere, capturing all the magic.
High-Quality Results
Expect stunning, high-resolution images that you'll treasure forever. I take pride in delivering the best quality work for you.


Let's capture your love story, the laughter, the tears of joy, and all those unforgettable moments on your big day.

If you're ready to embark on this photographic journey with me, let's chat about your upcoming wedding. We'll discuss your needs, share ideas, and make sure your special day is perfectly documented. Together, we'll create memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

"Having these photos done in the comfort of our own home was such a great experience as well with Michelle. The photos turned out absolutely stunning and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and outcome- I 100% recommend Michelle Bordenkircher Photography to anyone looking for a relaxing, fun experience that has beautiful end results. Thank you Michelle for these photos I will cherish forever."

So, whether you're planning an intimate ceremony in the heart of Louisville or a grand celebration, I'm here to make sure every moment is preserved in all its glory. Let's make your wedding day unforgettable together!

"My wife and I worked with Michelle to have couples photos taken after our wedding. After watching her work her magic, we regretted not hiring her earlier for the main event! She's punctual, reliable, and professional. We will definitely work with Michelle again for any future events."


"Michelle does an amazing job of capturing the small moments instead of 'just a pose'."

Nestled along the serene Floyd's Fork Creek, The Parklands offers a beautiful natural setting for outdoor weddings. The lush landscapes, rolling hills, and water features provide a picturesque backdrop for your special day.
With various event spaces to choose from, you can opt for an intimate garden ceremony or a larger outdoor gathering. The Parklands' versatility and natural beauty make it an excellent choice for couples who love the outdoors.



Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is a horticultural oasis with stunning gardens and historic architecture. The gardens offer a variety of settings for your ceremony, from vibrant flowerbeds to tranquil ponds.
The Oldham County stone walls and charming castle-like structures create a unique atmosphere that will make your wedding feel like a fairytale. It's a perfect choice for couples who appreciate botanical beauty and want a touch of elegance.




Whitehall Mansion is a grand and historic venue in the heart of Louisville. With its classic Southern charm and beautiful gardens, it's a fantastic location for a timeless and elegant wedding.
The mansion's architecture and manicured lawns offer numerous opportunities for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies and receptions. It's an ideal choice for couples seeking a touch of historic sophistication in their wedding venue.





Blackacre Nature Preserve is a hidden gem with a rustic, natural vibe. This venue features barns and open fields, making it an excellent choice for couples looking for a more relaxed and rural atmosphere.
The preserved natural beauty, open skies, and charming barns create a warm and inviting ambiance for your wedding. It's perfect for couples who want a bit of country charm in their celebration.






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