If you're like me and feel a bit un-photogenic or unnatural posing for
photos, the pressure of taking engagement and wedding photos that you love (and hopefully will love for all the years to come...) can cause a ton of anxiety... until you receive your engagement photos back from Michelle and realize you are in the absolute BEST hands. I still remember the shock and amazement at how beautiful my now husband and I thought our photos looked when we got them back, especially when our memory of the day was just a big session of running around our favorite
places in SLO while Michelle asked us fun questions about ourselves while we drank champagne in a random field and ate pizza at Woodstock's. Whenever I describe Michelle's work to my family and friends, I always say she creates images that yes, are engagement and wedding photos, but also have a beautiful artistic, almost editorial feel, and as the subject of the photos, I rarely felt posed, making the final product an honest depiction of the emotions felt, but also magazine professional quality that truly amazes me. And if that isn't enough, being around Michelle for such special moments between you and your love, is comfortable, easy and so fun. I am just an enormous Michelle fan, and am so glad she was my wedding photographer.
- Kaitlin Slo Bride
As soon as I reached out to Michelle I knew she’d be the perfect fit for our wedding photographer. We had the best time working with Michelle on our wedding day! She is so sweet, fun and extremely focused on getting the best shots! Michelle is so talented and we couldn’t be happier with our photos! They are everything we dreamed and more! Thanks Michelle, for capturing so many special memories that we will always have to look back on!
Michelle is an absolute goddess-no lie. Not only is she beyond talented behind the lens, but an amazing and kind person all around. Going into my shoot, I was really nervous and feeling as if I wasn’t up to standards compared to models she has shot in the past. Right off the bat, Michelle was beaming with kindness and made me feel completely at ease. Every few pictures or so she would shout “BEAUTIFUL!!” or “This is soooo gorgeous!”. I left the shoot feeling much more confident and excited than how I felt going into the shoot. When I saw my pictures a week later, my heart instantly flooded with joy. As I flipped though my pictures, I’ve never felt so confident and beautiful. I am extremely grateful that Michelle took my pictures and these are what I get to show for the rest of my life.
Michelle is a magical fairy-photographer-mother who will make you feel like your wedding came straight out of a magazine. I met Michelle 10 years ago in a class I didn’t finish, but luckily I followed her photography journey through social media because I knew that one day I would want her to shoot my wedding. Michelle is everything you would want in a wedding photographer: obviously talented, romantic, fun, prompt, responsive and just so lovely to be around. She makes someone who is super awkward look absolutely amazing through her work. She gave tips, tricks and asked us fun questions during our engagement shoot which brought out genuine smiles and emotion to make for so many amazing shots. 1.5 years later and I still love looking at our wedding photos and wish we could relive that day. Forever grateful to have these precious photos by Michelle and to know such a wonderful human!
Michelle is nothing but an angel to work with - professional, creative and of course full of talent when it comes to creating beautiful images. She’s best at being the sweetest at suggesting various poses and gives great direction. I feel nothing but confidence when shooting with her and always love seeing the magic she creates.
Michelle is literally GOALS! Words cannot describe how amazing and talented she is. From start to finish, she makes the entire process super easy and seamless. My fiancé is super awkward in front of a camera, but during the photo shoot Michelle transformed him into a completely different person and he totally let his guard down. He felt so comfortable and wouldn’t stop talking about how awesome he thought she was. And don’t even get me started on how beautiful our photos were!!! They were literally perfection! With a week turnaround time, she created the most stunning engagement pictures that we will cherish to infinity and beyond. She captured our personalities in a way that tells our own unique story. She is SOOO talented, patient, kind, sweet, and I am forever grateful for our gorgeous pictures and memories that will last a lifetime.
Michelle was more than we could’ve ever dreamed. I knew before I even met my husband that if I got married one day; Michelle would be our photographer! In fact right after my husband proposed and I said yes I shouted “We have to call Michelle!!!”. Her images are timeless and beautiful and she’s amazing at freezing time and vivid emotions. She captured our wedding and love with vibrancy and luminescence and made sure to capture every detail and every special moment. Because of Michelle, we get to relive all of the colors and magic of our wedding day. We could not be happier to have had her share in our most special day and capture our love. She is absolute magic. We love you Michelle!
You truly have a beautiful way of using the natural light and making all the fall colors just pop. In honesty I or my “husband’ (still weird to say lol) have ever done any type of professional pictures and mostly feel that I have never been a photogenic person and was worried of having a fake smile in all the pictures, however, working with you felt so easy and fun it felt like one of my friends was hyping us up the entire time and it totally shows in every picture of how happy we both were that day. I really can’t say enough great things or how happy I am for picking you and how amazing of a photographer you are!