The Why..

I began taking photos with my eyes when I was little. I have noticed and loved "light" for as long as I remember so it seems fitting that PHOTOGRAPHY would be my career of choice. I am a Mother and a photographer and the order changes on any given day. I have learned that making pictures requires many of the same skills as being a Mom (well, maybe not the changing diapers part but you do need to move fast) and I am grateful for all the gifts and challenges each bring.


Life Interests

I am interested in so many things. I love children, I love teaching, I love my family and I love photography.I have traveled and I have stayed at home with children as well. I could go on and on but mostly I enjoy the simple pleasures in life. It is in the glimpses of each day that I find the sacred moments unfold and that is what I most love to bring to life.For this I am grateful.


Testimonials

"Choosing Michelle to be the photographer for my bat mitzvah was an excellent choice! She knew exactly how to bring my event to life on film. I was so pleased with how the pictures turned out! Michelle captured every image I wanted to remember! Michelle's warm spirit and bright eye for photography will leave you nothing less than pleased.
Thanks again,
Arianna"

"Making the decision to hire a professional photographer for a family picture is something that I do not take lightly. Of course, I want the picture to reflect the beauty I see in my family and for it to have a feel of who we are. Therein, lies the skill of the photographer. Michelle, is a master in helping everyone feel comfortable, including the dogs. Her experience in working with groups and with nature are key elements to the beauty that she is able to capture. Her wonderful ease in working with people, coupled with her sense of humor and appreciation of her art make the whole experience a gift. The final picture speaks for itself. This is just what I'd hoped for."

"Hi Michelle,
I wanted to tell you what a nice job you did with the family photos we had taken over Thanksgiving. You have an incredible ability to put people at ease while they are getting their picture taken - even complete strangers - you make it fun. The photographs turned out great of everyone - kids, moms/dads, grandparents and the dogs! We all had a hard time choosing which ones to get. We also appreciated your follow through and commitment to have the prints in time for the holidays.
Thanks again,
Barb"

"My extended family got together this past Thanksgiving and we asked Michelle to take family portraits for us. Michelle has an amazing gift for connecting warmly with people and eliciting that spirit of joy, love and exuberance. All of that came through in all of the beautiful portraits taken that day! They made perfect Christmas gifts and cards. Best of all was the family portrait that captured the beauty in each of us that day."

"My son was 8 when he had the great pleasure of taking a photo class with Michelle. It was the highlight of his year. Michelle has an extraordinary way of bringing a group together and keeping everyone happy and interested. He learned his way around a darkroom; understanding the process of creating a print. He also learned how to take visually interesting photos. The class was a great experience and he would be thrilled to repeat it."

"Michelle did a photo shoot with my two kids. She was able to put them at ease and get them to laugh, all the while taking amazing photos. They had a great time and we love the pictures. We couldn't be happier."