Hi, I'm Michelle!
I am the lady behind the lens, and the creator of the #helpchelle hashtag. Because, let's be honest, my life is mostly one crazy scenario to the next and they deserve their own hashtag! I am a a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. I'm chunky but funky. I am sweet, feisty and one who is just as ready to hike as I am to Netflix and nap...and for someone who is jumpy around all animals, I spend way more time than I should trying to convince my family we need llamas.
I started out my photography journey as a 12 year old who used her allowance every month to buy and develop disposable cameras. My dad saw how important this was to me, so for my 15th birthday my parents took me to wal-mart and bought me my first digital camera - and it was love at first click!
In our home we have the photo bucket - it's a metal tin that houses 300 photos from our lives with missing years and no real rhyme or reason to them, and at least a dozen rolls of undeveloped film. Looking back, I think that bucket is what stemmed my love for photography and the need for organized memories. I used to spend hours just looking through that thing trying to absorb every detail. Now that my mom has made her way to heaven and those photos are all we have left, I understand even more fully how fleeting and important memories can be!
I like to take perfectly composed photos of your crew, but I also like to chase your toddler and get that special photo of her smelling the wildflowers. Bloopers are my favorite and I will choose moments over poses every time.
I know with so many options available to you out in this big ol' world that it is so important to find people who jive with your personality and style. I'm so excited you're here and I can't wait to meet you!
Photo Credit : Heather Francis
“We just had our first experience with Michelle today and haven’t even seen one picture yet BUT for sure already know this will NOT be our last experience with her!!! We have two young boys that are usually pretty difficult to make cooperate during “photo shoots”, but not with her! She had us done literally in 15 mins!! That is mind blowing to myself and my husband. We all know how men can be with pictures also and he said if it was like that every time he would take pictures over and over! 😍😍😍 So, thanks”