Hi! I’m Michele.
Thanks for stopping by! I’m sure you’re wondering who the person is on the other side of the camera. So, here’s a little bit about me.
I'm mom to a spirited six-year-old daughter who acts like she is thirteen most days but has the heart of an angel. I grew up in a small town, live in a small (but different) town, and went to college in a farm town even though I love big cities. I’m a people person, I love laughing, I see the good in everyone, and I always find the silver lining. I follow one simple rule: treat others how you want to be treated. Easy enough, right?
Now that you know a little about me, I'd love to know about you! I'd be honored to work with you and capture the memories that you want to hold onto so tightly.
My Life with Photography
My fascination with photography began when I was little. I grew up watching my dad take pictures with his big, bulky Canon film camera (film!), so it was always a part of my life. The art of photography was so interesting to me. The angle of the camera, the smiles being captured, the stare of an animal -- it didn't matter what the picture was -- I loved everything about it.
In high school I became the girl who took her camera everywhere. Everywhere. How my friends put up with me, I’m still not sure. I took pictures of anything and everything. I continued to tote my camera around through college and my minor was in television broadcasting which I loved! My favorite part about it was getting the perfect shot as well as the post-editing. I would sit for hours in the editing room making sure everything was just as it needed to be.
It wasn't until after college when it clicked (see what I did there?) that I wanted photography to be a bigger part of my life. I took this picture in Florida; it was a spur of the moment shot of a sixty-year old gentleman getting ready to hit the waves, and it certainly wasn't perfect, but it was this shot that made me realize how much more I wanted to do with a camera. A year after I took this photo, I invested in my first grown-up camera and I’ve been taking pictures ever since.