You're probably overwhelmed with all of the wedding information out there. Between the wedding blogs and magazines there is enough information to make anyone dizzy! But don't worry, I'm here to help make sense of it all. 
The information in this planning guide is meant to help you through all of your wedding photography related questions. Allowing you to be relaxed and excited on your big day!

If you still have questions afterwards, don't hesitate to get in touch! 
I'd love to meet with you in person or through Duo to go over your wedding day plans. 




Hi! I'm Mike, owner & principal photographer of Mike Lirette Photography.
I love being able to share in the love of two individuals and feel very lucky to get to work with such wonderful people each day!

Based out of New Orleans, La, I've been photographing weddings for over 10 years. In this 10 years, I've been a part of over 300 weddings and elopements in the New Orleans area. 

You can find me on Instagram @mike_lirette_photography


2019 & 2020 PRICING


1 Hour


2 Hours


3 Hours



What's Included:

Online proofing and sharing gallery

Coverage Add-On:
1-Hour Engagement Session: $375
Additional hour of coverage, $485

To reserve my services a 20% retainer is required

I accept a limited number of elopements per year.




What is your photographic style?
My wedding photography style is a bit photojournalistic and a bit lifestyle. Lifestyle is unposed. I'll direct rather than the typical rigid posing. In my 10 years of photographing weddings, I've found this to be the most consistent way of capturing those natural smiles and in-between moments.

Would you describe your working style?
Chill. Weddings are stressful enough for many couples. I'll work and communicate with you before your wedding day to make sure I'm aware of what and who is important to you so that you can feel that much more at ease on your day. I'll get the shot, you relax and enjoy the day. It's going to fly by, trust me.

How many photographers will there be at our wedding?
My wedding packages include myself as your photographer. You may always add on a second photographer for an additional cost.

Can I give you a list of shots I want for my wedding?
Totally! I always send out a questionnaire prior to your wedding day for you to go over and think through your formal photo shot list. Some couples prefer an extensive list, some don't. I'm down with whatever, it's your wedding day!

How many photos should we expect?
Elopements coverage will receive a minimum of 125 high resolution images from the wedding day. 

How long before we can view our photos?
Within 3 weeks (21 days). You'll receive an email link to view your images online on your very own, password protected gallery. Images can be downloaded for social media and shared with your friends and family.

Will we get the PRINT RELEASE allowing us to print our wedding images anywhere we like?
Yes! upon receiving your images, you will also get a full print release.

How far in advance should we book you for our wedding?:
I recommend booking between 8 and 14 months before your wedding day. New Orleans is a top destination wedding location so the longer you wait, the bigger the chance your date will already be booked.

How do we book your services?
A retainer of 20% and a signed contract is required to reserve your wedding date with me. 




You have unlimited options when it comes to choosing your wedding photographer. It means the world to me that you have considered me to document one of the most fun and important days in your relationship!