SAN DIEGO wedding photography

Behind the Lens

ABOUT Mirelle

favorite things, people and places

Things I love: paper hearts, cool weather, a good pair of Italian made shoes, and framing paintings my kids have made.

If you’re having trouble pronouncing my name, it rhymes with Pharrell (as in Williams… as in Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth!). I have been a full-time, fine art photographer for 14 years. 

I am an Arkansas born, San Diego raised, UC Santa Barbara educated Filipino-American with a French and Scottish name.

Aside from photography and film, I also enjoy traveling, colorful textiles, reading, visiting art museums, and quality beach time in the winter.

I'm Mirelle

about ME

Anything Mediterranean, sushi, short ribs, lobster rolls, and tacos. Always tacos.




Caramels from Pärlans Konfektyr, coffee from a moka pot, clubmaster Ray-Bans, my Celine nano belt bag, a shell or rock from every beach visited, and a comfy cashmere sweater.

My treasures


Bringing home local art from places I've visited, rewatching my favorite holiday movies all year long, weekends off with my contax g2, and long beach days.



San Miguel de Allende, Stockholm, Kauai, Kyoto, all of Italy, and Newport, Rhode Island!

places to visit



Falling in love with people's love stories (especially when they meet at an airport)! 

part of my job


my favorite things:

My husband and I have two great kids. His career is wildly different from mine, but we have both been blessed with opportunities to explore the world and learn about different cultures with our kids. We have enjoyed lots of time on the road and in the air, but also love being at home and having friends and family over.

never did I imagine...

I Love happy clients!
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When I first started my business, my goal was to see my work in a magazine... never did I imagine this!

It has been an honor to have my work frequently published with many print magazines and online publications including The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Modern Luxury Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge, Destination I Do, 100 Layer Cake, French Style, California Wedding Day, Green Wedding Shoes, Snippet & Ink, and many more.


It is my goal to photograph your wedding in the form of timeless images full of light, color, and emotion. My style is both journalistic and editorial – capturing unexpected moments while also composing beautiful portraits. I want my clients to relive their wedding through their photographs, and treasure them as family heirlooms. Thank you for considering me as your photographer.

a blend of significant instances, fleeting moments, and beauty that is enduring.

Your wedding will have an exclusive story...

xo, Mirelle

© Mirelle carmichael 2023

photos by Mirelle carmichael