Wedding Photography That Moves You


What story do you want your photos to tell? 

I want you to be able to look back and remember how you felt in the moment — the happy tears & belly laughs, the anxious excitement, & complete relief after you say “I do.” My goal is for your photos to showcase you. Maybe you’re a playful romantic, completely smitten with your boo & living life to the fullest. Or perhaps you’re a quiet lover, softly embracing the stillness of your relationship in the intimate moments. However you find yourself, I’m here to capture who you are, not who you think you need to be in front of the camera.

“My fiancé and I could go on for days about how awesome Mikayla is! Not only is she talented at what she does, but her positive energy made us feel natural in front of the camera for our engagement photos. We love Che Bella Photography and will be going to her for all our future photo needs!”

Client's Love

"She has an ability to capture magic without pressure, to guide without overpowering, to bring out the giddy-ness of love. Mikayla finds connection with you by letting you be will find yourself holding the moments she captures with tearful eyes..."

Presley m // 2021 Bride

"She was very attentive to details and ready for any question I had! She’s a true professional photographer and also a great person that I would recommend to anyone!"

Sami W // 2022 bride

"Not only were our engagement and wedding photos absolutely beautiful, but she is truly such a joy to work with! Her warm and bubbly personality made both my husband and I feel so comfortable in-front of the camera and also made us feel we had made such a sweet friend in Mikayla."

Sarina F // 2021 Bride

“We absolutely love how our photos turned out! We were impressed with Mikayla’s professionalism, communication & delivery turn around. They look awesome displayed around our house.

Courtney H // 2021 Client

meet Mikayla

Native to southeastern Michigan (a Detroit girl, through and through), I have found a second home in L.A. I'm a newly married, energetic Enneagram 2w1 with a passion for the art of documenting through photos. To put it simply, I find so much joy in capturing the moments you'll never get back & making you feel special throughout the process.



Experience Luxury

At Che Bella Photography, I believe that every couple deserves to have their love story told in a way that is as beautiful and unforgettable as the day itself. From the first consultation to the final delivery of your images, I am committed to providing you with a personalized and exceptional experience that exceeds your expectations.  As a Los Angeles photographer, I am intimately familiar with the city's most breathtaking and romantic locations, and I am always on the lookout for new and creative ways to capture your love and your celebration. Whether you're looking for classic elegance, modern sophistication, or something in between, I am here to help you create the wedding album of your dreams.  From the 40 acres of breathtaking mountain views at Stone Mountain Estates, ocean views at the Bel-Air Bay Club, or the incredible gardens at the Montalvo Arts Center, I am there for it!

“Mikayla is an amazing photographer! She photographed our wedding and I seriously love every picture she curated for us. My husband was nervous because he doesn't love posing and having his picture taken but she made our engagement and wedding photo sessions so comfortable and fun. She was also great to work with; responsive and helpful. Definitely recommend!”

Film over Digital?

While both mediums have their advantages, I strongly believe that film offers a unique and timeless quality that digital simply cannot replicate. Film photography has a distinct look and feel that simply cannot be replicated by digital cameras. Film captures colors and tones in a way that is soft, warm, and inviting. The depth and richness of film photographs are unparalleled, and the images have a classic, timeless quality that digital photos often lack. Film has a natural grain that adds character and texture to the images, giving them a depth and soulfulness that digital simply cannot match.

Another reason why I prefer film photography is that it forces me to slow down and be more intentional with each shot. With digital photography, it's easy to shoot thousands of images in a single wedding day. With film, I only have a limited number of exposures available, which means I need to be more thoughtful and intentional with each shot. This approach results in a more curated and deliberate collection of images that truly capture the essence of the wedding day.

Shooting film allows me to provide my clients with tangible, physical prints that they can hold and cherish for years to come. Film prints have a tactile quality that digital images simply cannot replicate, and they have a longevity that digital files can never match. By choosing a wedding photographer who shoots film, you're investing in a collection of images that will stand the test of time.  I do also provide digital copies of my prints so that you can easily share with your loved ones.

“Mikayla, oh my goodness. What an awesome photographer and overall person. I had such an amazing experience planning my wedding with her as my photographer for both my engagement and wedding pictures. They turned out great and she was absolute pleasure to work with! I loved how responsive she was to emails and was very professional, yet personable too. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to be there for me on my big day! I booked with her almost 2 years out from my wedding date b/c I knew her style and work was exactly what I wanted and was exactly what I got. Thank you, Mikayla!”
courtyard of the greystone mansion.

Greystone Mansion

The historic mansion, located in Beverly Hills, has been a popular filming location for movies and TV shows, but it's also a beautiful spot for weddings.  The architecture of the mansion is breathtaking. Built in the 1920s, it features European-inspired design elements, including limestone walls, a red-tile roof, and beautiful gardens. The grounds of Greystone Mansion are also quite expansive, offering a variety of backdrops for photography. There are formal gardens with fountains, a reflecting pool, and manicured lawns. There's also a terrace with sweeping views of Los Angeles, which would make for some amazing sunset shots.

building and vineyard at the sunstone villa.

Sunstone Villa

Located in the heart of Santa Ynez Valley, just a short drive from Santa Barbara, Sunstone Villa is a breathtakingly beautiful property that offers everything a couple could want for their dream wedding.  As soon as you step foot on the property, you are immediately struck by its beauty. The villa is surrounded by rolling hills and lush vineyards, which provide a stunning backdrop for photos. The villa itself is a gorgeous mix of European and Mediterranean architecture, with a classic stone facade, arched windows, and a red-tiled roof. The grounds are immaculately landscaped, with winding paths, fountains, and a stunning courtyard.

One of the things I love about photographing weddings at Sunstone Villa is the sheer variety of locations available for photos. There are so many stunning spots to choose from, including the vineyards, the courtyard, the gardens, and the villa itself. Each area has its own unique charm, and I always love discovering new ways to showcase the beauty of the property in my photos.

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Vista Valley Country Club

The Vista Valley Country Club, located in Vista, California club is a stunning location for a wedding with its picturesque views, lush greenery, and elegant architecture. Upon arriving at the Vista Valley Country Club, I was immediately struck by the beauty of the grounds. The country club sits on 300 acres of rolling hills and lush vegetation, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The main clubhouse, with its red-tiled roofs and Spanish-style architecture, was a stunning backdrop for the wedding photos