Michelle Davidson-Schapiro is a Boston-area photographer specializing in weddings, portraits, and events, but open to any and all projects that present a challenge and demand creativity. Michelle's work has been featured on Style Me Pretty, A Bicycle Built for Two, Entertainment Weekly online, xoJane, The Huffington Post, and the single art and website for musician Michelle Chamuel.

I’m a portrait photographer trying to make beautiful images of all kinds of people. I photograph primarily families and weddings, and that focus informs a lot of my priorities. If I were to sum up my mission, I would say it’s to give people photographs that capture them looking like their best selves. Whether it’s of someone in a wedding dress or a winter hat, I want that person to look at a photograph I’ve taken and feel good about it. I don’t want to force anything, I don’t want anyone to be uncomfortable. I simply strive to take naturally beautiful images of the people I’m lucky enough to meet.

I'm interested in working with all different kinds of couples, individuals, and families, and I'm totally LGBTQIA-friendly. I love to work with and for my local and queer communities, and the relationships I've built with other queer families and with my neighbors here in Boston have been some of the best byproducts of the work I do. I understand that finding vendors who are open and honest and with whom you’re comfortable is key to you looking your best in photos. Let me take some of the stress off your plate so you can focus on what really matters–your marriage, your family, your event, whatever occasion you want to commemorate.

If you put any stock in high school superlatives, you might like to know that I was voted both “Most Unique” and “Class Dramatist.” If you don’t put any stock in yearbook superlatives, just know that I’m a tiny bit weird and pretty good at projecting my voice. My background is varied but has always been unified by my desire to view and create art—which really works to my advantage as a wedding photographer. Wedding days are so incredibly beautiful, whether they take the form of a huge party at a fancy hotel or an intimate ceremony in someone’s backyard, and I feel the weight and privilege of that beauty with every wedding I’m fortunate enough to work on.

If you'd like to read a profile about me and my work, check out this featured post on A Bicycle Built For Two or this piece about me for Autostraddle.


With me at your event or portrait session, you can be sure that you will get both technical expertise and an artist’s eye for detail. I have years of experience and training and great enthusiasm for taking beautiful and interesting photographs. I work hard to meet clients where they are, and ensure that your wedding or portrait session is comfortable, fun, and as relaxed as possible. If you want pictures that truly reflect the beauty of your wedding, celebration, or family, with the assurance of the utmost quality and care, M. Davidson-Schapiro Photography is right for you. I've had the good fortune to work with some amazing clients, so check out their testimonials or check out my reviews on Yelp.


M. Davidson-Schapiro Photography is based in Boston but will travel throughout New England (and beyond) for a reasonable travel fee.


Weddings are tailored to fit the precise needs of each client, and will obviously vary in price, so email Michelle to get more information and find a package that works for you. Most clients can expect to spend, on average, $2500 for wedding photography. Hourly coverage and local elopement options are also available. Portrait sessions start at $250 and headshots at $100.