Hey guys, I’m Michael! I am a Chattanooga wedding photographer & videographer, and I LOVE to travel! I document weddings, engagements, and portraits around TN, GA, and destinations worldwide. I’m super excited for this opportunity to meet you and capture your special moments! I’m so thankful to get to do what I love alongside my fiancé, Haley!
Through many years and wedding days, I know that weddings are deeply personal. I know that we are capturing more than just moments of you becoming husband & wife. We’re capturing your proud parents, your childhood friends, and your sweet grandparents. The culmination of these relationships is what will make your wedding memories unique and joyful and I can’t wait to be there! When you look back at your images and wedding film, we want you and the people you love to remember exactly how it felt to live and love that day.
- Candid moments
- My sweet Goldendoodle, Lucy
- Sunday dinners filled with family
- Handwritten notes – to give and receive!
- Jamming out to my current favorite song (usually Ben Rector)
- The Georgia Bulldogs
Meet the Team
The founder and lead photographer behind Michael Rizza Photography. Fiancé to Haley. Here for you to help plan your wedding day timeline, capture your engagement photos, and so much more!
The lead filmmaker for Michael Rizza Photography, fiancé to Michael, and mom of Lucy. Here to make you laugh, have a blast, capture your wedding day in video and beyond. Your new best friend on your wedding day!
Lucy the Goldendoodle. The new-years baby who loves to share wet kisses, play fetch, and most importantly - cuddle with you at any given moment.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's included in your photography packages?
We shoot continuously for almost 100% of a wedding day. Every one of our investment options includes our specific style, experience, and storytelling abilities. After shooting, you will receive all digital files on an online gallery for viewing, sharing, downloading, and printing. You get the printing rights and can download every photo to print and share with your friends and family!
My fiancé doesn't like getting their picture taken, is that okay?
We get this question ever. single. time. we speak with one of our brides! YES - that is okay, and honestly - it's normal! We don't expect you two to be models, and we totally get being nervous in front of the camera.
We’re not about awkward posing, we’re about you and your love. Exactly as you are. Your time with us will be relaxed and fun – we’ll laugh, talk about the things we love, and by the time we’re done, we promise you won’t want it to end!
Have you ever shot at our venue before? Does that make a difference?
While it certainly doesn't hurt to have photographed at your venue previously, we are confident that we can deliver our best work at your venue either way! Lighting & location is our expertise, so you are in good hands! We always arrive 30-60 minutes beforehand on your wedding day to scout the grounds. Different seasons bring different light, and lighting changes day-to-day!
Do you travel?
Yes! We've photographed & filmed weddings all around the US and even out of the country. We're always down to go on an adventure, especially when it's meaningful to you. Some of my favorite places we've photographed are Cancun, Hawaii, New York City, and Savannah, GA!
Do you have a second shooter for weddings?
For photo and video - Yes! Most of the time it's Haley or one of my good friends! I'm deeply connected with the photography community in the area. We can always make sure to have a second shooter available and deliver what you want and deserve.