Me in a nutshell: Everything I do is for my family. At my core, I'm a wife and mother. And I absolutely love what I do. I love to laugh, make jokes (mainly about myself) and enjoy your day with you.
I'm genuinely passionate about creating timeless images because I know that your images are one of the only investments that actually become MORE valuable as the years pass. My focus is completely on telling your story and I tend to stay away form the "trendy" editing techniques that will soon feel outdated.
That being said, I definitely tend to take the more photojournalistic approach to all aspects of photography and let events unfold organically and naturally in order to capture authentic moments. Rarely, if ever, will you hear me say "do that again so I can get the shot". For me, you can't repeat natural and expect it to look natural.
My goal for your family portraits is to be as invisible and unobtrusive as possible. I want you to relax and enjoy the day and not be constantly focused on what picture you might have to pose for next or even worse, feeling like you have to be at my beck and call. This is your day and your precious time with your family.
Q. How long have you been a photographer?
A. This year, I'm coming up on 11 years as a professional photographer! My love of photography began in High School but I really developed an interest when my second daughter was born
Q: How many weddings and family sessions have you done?
A. I have done over 300 weddings and countless portrait sessions. Some sessions were 1 time only but so many of my clients are returning customers!
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: I'm a Canon girl. Mainly, I shoot with a 5D Mark IV with a Sigma 70-200 but my Canon 6D with a 24-105 is right at my side too! Having both on me saves time by not having to go back and forth to my bag to switch out lenses, batteries, memory cards etc.
Q: Do you have payment plans?
A: Currently, for my portrait sessions, I do require a 50% non refundable deposit to book your session. The remaining balance is due at your session.
Q: I have a camera of my own. Would't it make sense for me just to do it myself?
A: I am all for taking some amazing pictures of your kids and family. 100% but I also think at some point it's good for you to jump on in there with the family you've created and get to see them or experience them in a way you haven't before
Q: How do I book you for my family photos?
A: Now that's what I like to hear ;) To book me, just let me know what session you'd like! Don't forget to include how many hours, engagement session add-ons, any print and album add-ons and what days work best for you!
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She captures those moments, you would miss in a blink of an eye. The turn around time on the finished pictures are very quick, that it still amazes me how beautiful they are. She did our wedding, and she delivered above and beyond professionalism, ideas, and candid photos that I will always cherish. She is honest, direct, who I would rate as 10 plus!
- Shannon & Chris
One the best photographers I’ve ever dealt with. Not only are her pictures high quality and absolutely gorgeous, but the spirit she brings to the shoot is so joyful and relaxed. I have one kid who does NOT like taking pictures and yet, Michelle’s fun antics made it so she was able to capture the biggest smile ever from a tough customer. I would highly recommend her for any of your photography needs!!
She is the most creative, patient, and fun photographer I’ve ever met. She knew exactly how to pose my fiancé and I to capture the best moments and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants sweet, personable pictures taken.
She is truly amazing and genuine! I can thank Michelle enough for the experience!
5 stars is NOT enough! 5+ my fiance and I had an amazing time during our shoot with Michelle, she was very creative, fun and knew how to pose us to capture the most beautiful pictures. I love her work and definitely plan on using her in the near future and would recommend her to anyone!