Photography isn’t just about the smiles... it’s about the documenting the story of your life right now, as it is - the laughs & even the tears - so that when you look back on these images you are transported back to those moments - back to the way your baby's tiny fingers felt as they wrapped around yours, to the belly laughs that would erupt from the family tickle fest or maybe it's simply the way your husband looks at you amongst all the chaos & the noise ...he looks at you and there it is - what started it all.
Change happens, and it’s important to let yourself bloom & enjoy the seasons of love as they come, but don’t forget where it all started and each little stage of growth. Celebrate life now, and in every day moving forward.
I create art that can transport you back to those moments, those feelings, and the best time we’re going to have together!
But I'm called Chelle more often than anything else.
I am a HOT MESS, real mama of three kids, living her best life in Oregon.
Your children experience countless changes over years. They lose baby teeth, they grow taller, their tastes change ...maybe they have braces or glasses now. What has changed with your family? What do you want to remember before it's gone?
I know you've been wanting to have photos taken...but there's just always a reason for it to get pushed aside, right? Maybe it's money, weight...heck it's life in general! You're busy and just trying to keep it together sometimes! I see you, mama!! But there’s just no getting those years back, no capturing those little details of who they were right then, at that age. Take the photos, freeze time, capture and cherish it all. All the details, all the love, the snuggles, the laughter and alllll the twirling and bear hugs with your babies.
My goal is less about achieving a pretty pose, and more about capturing the interactions and the love between you and your gang, while at the same time creating beautiful images that will transport you right back to that day. I want you to FEEL your photos.
Michelle is an exceptional artist with a gift for highlighting the unique beauty in all of us. It is almost like an expression of her deeply kind personality, that sees good in everyone she meets. She has been my go-to photographer for personal and professional photos for decades! I know with her the product will be incredible and the process will be relaxing and fun. I have recommended her to so many people, and seen her amazing senior photos, newborn stills, family pics, head shots and more. I couldn't be more grateful to Michelle!
She is so pleasant to work with and makes each session fun! She’s especially great with kids and somehow manages to take all the best shots even when they’re not cooperating. We’ll definitely use her for all of our photography needs!
Michelle is one of those crazy talented artists that can take any situation and find the beauty in it. She has been our family’s go-to photographer for years.
It was such a fun time working with Michelle! She encouraged our family to be silly and playful, which made the experience so much more relaxing and fun!
I was looking for fun & unique family pictures… I wanted a bit of magic! My pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined.
Michelle’s photos are magical. I choose her time after time, as she has such a unique eye for her subjects. Be it humans, animals, or objects, she has a gift with capturing the moment.