Hello I'm Michaella


I am the face behind Smile As You Mae Photography. I specialize in weddings, newborn, and family photography. I have 7+ years of experience in the industry. I mainly serve the SC+ NC region but I also love to travel to other locations.

I was born and raised in Lancaster, SC. I earned my BSN degree from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Photography was a hobby for me during nursing school.  I could have never dreamed about the places photography has allowed me to go. Fast forward seven years later, and I have photographed over 200+ weddings, 1000+ sessions, and own a photography studio right inside my hometown. When I am not behind the camera I love spending time with my sweet baby boy and my high school sweet-heart.

I absolutely adore this profession. I know that choosing a photographer for your milestones is a very important decision. I will ensure that you receive memories that last you a lifetime. I am so glad you stopped by, I hope we are able to work together soon.

Meet Megan

Videographer/Associate Photographer

Hi, I'm Megan. I have been partnered with Smile As You Mae Photography for three years now. Michaella and I are a sister team who work very closely together. I specialize in wedding videography. It is such an honor able to capture a couple's most memorable day of their lives.

I also help manage our social media accounts and serve as our backup photographer. If Michaella is already booked for a session I would love the opportunity to assist. When I am not behind the camera I love hanging out with my fur baby, Ace and hanging out with friends.

Where did the name "Smile As You Mae" originate?

Choosing a business name can be quite daunting I must admit. I am often asked where did your photography business name come from. So fun fact... I knew I wanted my business name to be very unique. I decided I wanted to incorporate my grandmother's middle name "Mae" into my business name.



Sydney Bucca

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"Ohhhh my goodness Michaella is AMAZING!!! 5000 stars!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 She is so patient, so calm, always smiling! So great with the kids and babies! Always has all sorts of little props and helpful things you might not think of! She is really so good at what she does. She takes her time and doesn’t rush you. And you get your photos back quickly! Seriously can’t say enough great things about her!"

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