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Meet Michelle

resize-1Hi! Im Michelle! I find the best way for people to feel calm in front of the camera is knowing a little bit about the person behind the camera, Me! Im a proud Mama to two beautiful and vibrant little girls and the step Mama to three of the most amazing kids ever. They are what fuel my passion: not wanting to miss a moment, and wanting to always remember moments passed. This whole photography gig? It happened by accident as a result of my previous “occupation”- Momarazzi as I have endearingly referred to myself. Im loving every minute of it! Me? Im an extroverted introvert. I love beautiful light, beautiful skies, details, being in nature, life, people, God, traveling, riding horses and being active. Im a sucker for yummy food or a new restaurant. Hate laundry and packing/unpacking. I can often be found whizzing around my house, cleaning while listening and singing along to the Beatles. Sleep is good; I don’t get enough of it. Im a believer that every day is a page in our story, my passion is documenting that story. And so that leads me to my photography.

Children, families and people are meant to be in motion. My photography style goes along with that same principle. While I will always snap a few token shots of the family looking in to my lens and smiling, you will find that the angles and frames I tend to capture focus on the natural motion and connection between people, children and family. My goal in my photography is not so much for you to remember how you looked the day of your session, but to remember how you felt. I want to draw out the emotion, passion and innocence and never let you forget how amazing that felt.