Cozy Palm Beach Couple Session

September 30, 2019


Mackenzie + Paul are dear friends of ours, and when they agreed to travel down to Florida for Joey + I’s engagement (unbeknownst to me!), I knew I could only hope to thank them enough with a portrait session on our favorite beach.

We were met with the most even, soft dusk light. I loved Mackenzie’s dress and hat combination—classy, beachy, and simple. This evening filled with sweet moments on the shore will always be one of my favorites.

Xo, Michela

  1. Paige Miller says:

    so much to learn from you! thank you for inspiring others through your work and more important your honesty during hard times and hard topics!

    instagram: paigeamiller_

  2. Ashley Hernandez says:

    The colors in these photos look so natural yet so polished? AMAZING.

  3. Madisen says:

    Girl! Im so excited for you and this new site! It looks A M A Z I N G. Timeless, elegant, romantic, ALL the things! Your work gets better and better. SO excited for you and all to come!

  4. Gabriella says:

    Your style is so airy and timeless – just stunning! Would love to be considered for your giveaway with my man 🤍 @godzsmallpikin96

  5. Emily Prater says:

    Obsessed with that double exposure shot!!!

    IG @emilyaprater

  6. Kelsey Nafzger says:

    Michela, after meeting you at one of Grace & Grayson’s parties and discovering you were a photographer, I immediately went to stalk your portfolio. Shortly after, I made Chandler look through all the pictures with me and told him I wanted you to shoot our wedding (whenever that happens) — true story! You’re extremely talented, and I love how you’ve used your gifts to not only gift people priceless memories but also shine the light of Christ through your platform. You have truly done a beautiful job with your site and brand; it certainly does your work justice.
    As much as I’d love to win a giveaway, I feel confident I’ll be working with you in the future – one way or another! @kelsey_rahe

    • Michela Diddle says:

      Kelsey, this is the SWEETEST!! Yes, please keep me in the loop when you’re planning your wedding! I’d love to chat 🙂

  7. Michelle Pearce says:

    Soft & sensual, simple & calm.
    Beautiful work as always!

    IG: @michelle.e.pearce

  8. Rachel Allen says:

    Love! The double exposure of the hands and palm trees is so dreamy

  9. Julia Glasscott says:

    This is so beautiful! I love the use of light and authentic moments!! @juliaglasscott

  10. Julia says:

    Absolutely stunning!! I love how you captured not only a picture, but a moment in time!

  11. Michela – you are such a special soul! I have loved following your journey as an artist and have been honored to have you capture me with your lens. This new website could not be any more perfect or any more you and I hope it blesses you and your business! Thank you for always sharing your knowledge and insanely beautiful art – it inspires me so very much! Love you friend!! @mrsrebeccawright

    • Michela Diddle says:

      Becca, your sweet words are making me teary-eyed! I so wish you lived closer, but I’m thankful we have our creativity and social media to keep us in touch! Love you!!

  12. Emily Bradley says:


  13. Kelly Trča says:

    Love, love, love your photography and the beautiful lighting in this session. Your photos are gorgeous and have so much warmth. Simply Beautiful!

  14. Kylie says:

    I got tagged in one of your posts and I definitely want to enter your giveaway! You have beautiful pictures and an impressive website! Thank you for this opportunity!


  15. Lizzie Jacobson says:

    I am so blown away by your elegant and timeless work. Your new site and overall branding is so stunning and simple in all of the good ways. Congrats on the launch!!!


  16. Kristen says:

    Michela! You are SUCH an inspiration!! I admire you and your work so dang much! I’m so happy for you!! This new site is FIRE!!! @kristencamiellephoto

  17. Alex says:

    Love the new site! It is so timeless and romantic. @alexkrallphotos

  18. Alyssa says:

    These are stunning!! Your photos have such a filmy vibe. @alyssaswedickphotography

  19. These images are so stunning and CRISP 😍 you are so so talented and your rebranding is so beautiful!

  20. Lindsey Johnson says:


  21. Sara says:

    Stunning! What I wouldn’t do to be a fly on the (sand?) at one of your shoots! I learn so much from you just from observing from afar. Love your work!!! Aspiring, @iamsaraolmann

  22. Laura Arce says:

    Stunning! In love with your style!♥️


  23. Gwyneth Farmer says:

    Michela, these photographs are stunning! As well as all of your other work! You’re eye for detail is just impeccable, and we love how you allow things to happen naturally and capture how life truly is! And the new website is just gorgeous! @gwynethadelle

  24. Hannah OConnor says:

    Your new website is absolutely amazing! I think it perfectly captures who you are and what you do. You have a serious God given gift, my friend! These photos are just magical.

  25. Cayte Leaman says:

    The timeless, classic aesthetic of your style and your brand is so refreshing! Always so inspired by your work, Michela! @cayteleaman

  26. Audra says:

    Love the joy that comes through in every one of these! My partner and I are celebrating 10 years together this year and I have learned over that time that capturing moments between us is such an irreplaceable thing.


  27. Marissa McMickens says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your photography.
    Saying hi from Tennessee. My fiancé and I love your work. It has such a soft, romantic feel to it. Your re-brand is also incredible!
    -Marissa McMickens (Soon to Be Hurm)
    Giveaway insta handle: @marissa_mcm

    • Michela Diddle says:

      Marissa! Congratulations on your engagement!! Thank you so much for the kind words 🙂 We have family in Nashville, so next time we’re out that way, we should plan a session!

  28. Shelby Drum says:

    Michela your work is truly stunning! So excited for your new site and what’s to come for your future 🤍 You are a photographer that genuinely cares about your couples/clients and put your heart and soul into your work! So proud of you ☺️
    Shelby Drum

  29. Marissa Drum says:

    Your work is breathtaking! So much love for you as a person and friend as well as an artist/photographer!

  30. Eliza says:

    You have such an elegant and romantic style I am always blown away by. Your work is so airy, soft and genuine and your Instagram account is one of my favorites to follow! Always beautiful and just encouraging to see your posts/stories!

  31. Tami Prieto says:

    Wow, Your site is beautiful! It’s so neat to see where God has taken you with your gift. We all saw it back when you were a student. I still love the pictures you captured of my own back when they were little. Blessings to you!

    • Michela Diddle says:

      Mrs. Prieto! Oh my goodness I remember that! How time flies 🙂 Thank you for the kind words and for following along! I hope you and your family are doing well!

  32. Nikki Perkinson says:

    Your work is stunning!!! I would love for you to capture five year anniversary photos for my husband and I! Your work is so timeless and classic! I love the new site!!


    • Michela Diddle says:

      Nikki! This sounds amazing! I hope you win the giveaway, but if not, feel free to fill out the contact form and we’ll start dreaming up something special together 🙂 Thank you for your kind words!

  33. Lauren Scriber says:

    These are so dreamy! Palm Beach sessions never disappoint and I love your eye and how you captured intimate and genuine moments. (ig handle: laurscriber)

  34. Absolutely stunning, girl. Your work is beautiful and your heart and passion for what you do shines right through. 💞 (@victoriahvisuals + @tori.holbert on IG)

  35. Emily says:

    First of all, congratulations!!! All of your hard work shows through this exquisite site! The site is beautiful, but your photos in it are incredible!! So so beautiful!! It is stunning! So happy for you!


  36. Jismarie says:

    Ok. Girl that Black and White wow! You got to teach me Obi one! This is amazing WE LOVE YOU guys you know it! We cannot me more proud of your hard work & excited for this and for all that God is doing with you and Joey! This is sweet, tender and so beautiful.

  37. The black and white photos in this gallery give me LIFE! Absolutely in love with them. (IG – Tori.holbert)

  38. Ari Tucker says:

    Stunning and timeless photography. Inspired by you daily. Proud of you!


  39. Olivia Easley says:

    Oh, just so dreamy!! I love how you achieve light and airy photos while still providing stunning colors! Congrats on your rebranding!!

    <3 olivia__easley

  40. Mykeyly Hernandez says:

    First of all everyone can see the beauty and passion through each of your shots. It makes you feel what they feel pure joy and happiness. Michela Watson you have a gift … it’s true art. You truly capture moments that make the viewer feel. Absolutely beautiful work!!

  41. Kinsey Robinson says:

    Michela, your photos are so beautiful! Not going to lie, I have been obsessed with your work for years and always told my now fiance that you would photograph our wedding! Of course, we both have great tastes in wedding dates and me and my fiance chose the same date as you and your husband’s anniversary, so unfortunately booking you for our wedding did not work out. But we would absolutely love the opportunity to get to have a session with you! Your work is timeless and every photo captures the true joy of whoever you’re with. I would love to win the giveaway, but either way I will always be the biggest fan of your photos!


    • Michela Diddle says:

      Kinsey! I’m so sad we both love early September for marriage 😉 But YES, we will definitely have to do a shoot together soon!!

  42. Emi Fisher says:

    The tones, the mood, the lighting, the softness… Michela is not only a top notch professional fine art photographer, she also brings a high level of excellence to the experience as a whole. She will not disappoint!

    IG: @emi_echo

  43. Kimberlee Sorber says:

    Your photos are always so beautiful and capture such precious moments in a way I have never seen before. Congratulations on taking your business to the next level! I can’t wait to see all the magic you will continue to create!
    Love, Kimberlee

  44. Rebekah says:

    Wow, you absolutely create BEAUTIFUL work! Your hard work and dedication definitely does not go unnoticed! Love all the photos on your site; I can’t take my eyes off of them!

    Instagram: @bekahmehcrazy

  45. Krysten says:

    Your photography is SO beautiful! I would love to have photos like these to capture simple moments with a loved one. Your new website design is also FLAWLESS!

    Insta: krysten_kimberly04

  46. Carrie Groff says:

    So, so beautiful 😍

  47. Kayla says:

    Love everything about ALL your work Michela! 😍

  48. maddy says:

    I love your work and I love your style and I love following along on IG! 🙂 Wishing you the very best!!!


  49. Savannah Rotmeijer says:

    These are so beautiful!!!! Your work is incredible! 😍😍😍😍

    @savannah.hope4 on Instagram 🙂

  50. Jacqueline Stewart says:

    Michela your rebranding is stunning! It reflects so much of what I love about your photography. I remember watching you shoot on our trip to Israel and being amazed by your eye for light and natural beauty/moments. I’m excited for this step for your brand and to hopefully work with you in the future – whether that is through your giveaway or in another session!

    IG: jacqqstewart

    • Michela Diddle says:

      Jacqueline! This is such a sweet comment! I wish every day we could go back to Israel 😉 Thank you, friend!!

  51. Katelyn Laremore says:

    This is BEAUTIFUL 😍 love beach shoots and all things light and airy. Your work is incredible!

  52. Deanna says:

    What a gorgeous couple and beautiful photos!!!

    IG: @deannaemilie

  53. You are so talented at capturing the dusty blue hues of Palm Beach! I love this shoot!


  54. Abby Montgomery says:

    Such a pretty shoot! So happy for you Michela! 🙂

    IG: @abbydeemontgomery

  55. Carlin Mullan says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the soft sweetness of the colors & the couple.

  56. Hannah Haywood says:

    So soft and inviting. Really cannot tell if they are film or digital. Amazing.

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