You're probably overwhelmed with all of the wedding information out there. Between all of the wedding subreddits, blogs, and instagram accounts there is enough information to make anyone dizzy!

I'm here to help make sense of it all and to keep wedding photography SIMPLE for you. 
The information in this 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 or use Duo to discuss your wedding day plans. 




Hi, I'm Mike, owner & photographer of Mike Lirette Photography!

Based out of New Orleans, La, I've been photographing weddings for over 11 years. In this 11 years, I've been a part of over 300 weddings and elopements in the New Orleans area. 

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2019 & 2020 PRICING Information


A La Carte Options


Engagement Session in New Orleans area, $485

Hour of coverage, 4 hour minimum, $515

Second photographer on your wedding day, $550 for 4 hours


Wedding Packages


All of my wedding packages include
a discounted hourly rate of $425 per hour
and a New Orleans area Engagement Session for free

To reserve my services a 30% retainer is required


8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
Engagement Session Included at No Cost
Hand-Edited, High-Resolution Digital Files
Password Protected Online Image Proofing

7 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
Engagement Session Included at No Cost
Hand-Edited, High-Resolution Digital Files
Password Protected Online Image Proofing

6 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage
Engagement Session Included at No Cost
Hand-Edited, High-Resolution Digital Files
Password Protected Online Image Proofing

 Mike Lirette Photography, New Orleans La


 Mike Lirette Photography, New Orleans La

The Wedding Album is your first family heirloom. A wedding album created with quality leathers and archival inks and papers that is made to last many life times.

sales tax will be applied to album purchases

 Mike Lirette Photography, New Orleans La



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 11 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 and efficient. 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.

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?
Every wedding consisting of 6 hours of coverage and up will receive a minimum of 600 high resolution images from the wedding day. 

How many hours of coverage do we need?
Most brides book 7 hours of photo coverage. This usually enough gives time for prep, details, first look, portraits, ceremony, reception and an exit and not feel rushed in the process. If you have a large wedding party of 14 or more, you may want to add an hour just in case makeup or portraits run long. It's all about finding a balance and not feeling rushed because of photos. 

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.

What does Hand-Edited files mean?
It’s a fancy way of saying I’m not just applying a filter to your images and moving on. I spend time tweaking for color consistency making sure the images you receive are consistent with my portfolio and what you expect.

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 30% and a signed contract is required to reserve your wedding date with me. 

Do you photograph elopements?
I do! depending on availability and the number of hours you have set aside for photography, I have special rates elopements.




I'm here to help make your wedding day photography experience as stress free and simple as possible.
Any questions, don't hesitate to ask!