THINGS THAT MAKE MY HEART HAPPY
I found photography 8 years ago, and I fell in love. I fell in love with you, your stories, your laughter, and your tears. I fell in love with your legacy, the one we get to preserve together for you, and other generations to hold close to their hearts.
I've realized through all of this, that we are more than just a digital file, or a piece of paper, but that the person standing before me means so much more to someone else, and I'm the blessed one to be there for it all.
I didn't realize how much these images really impacted me until October of 2017 when I came close to loosing my husband Dustin to a lung condition. I value photography in a way that I have never before, and I consider this art such an honor and a blessing, because we are more than just a digital file, we are a living legacy.
These prints are located in our entry way. Our family picture marks a beautiful milestone after my husbands lung surgery. These images are a constant reminder of our good days, and the memories we have made together while taking them. I love sharing the story behind each one to everyone that visits!
No one ever said marriage would be easy, but it’s worth fighting for. My prayer for you is that when you experience that first fight or disagreement, you look to these photographs hanging on your walls and you remember where your love started.
I know how important these photographs are, because I still cling to my own wedding pictures, now 11 years later. For this reason, when you look back at your images, I want you to remember each intricate detail of your wedding day exactly the way it happened.
Even though I am only with you for a short season, I cherish the time we have together. It brings me joy knowing you as a couple. It is an honor capturing the beginning of your legacy.
Brooke is an amazing second photographer. We work hand in hand together during your wedding and family formal photographs, so that we don't miss a picture of you and your loved ones. She recognizes the importance of your wedding day memories. She takes pride in every aspect of the opportunity, and that is why she became part of the team.
you're going to love brooke
"Truly we cannot say enough wonderful things about Michelle and her assistant Brooke. When I found Michelle online, I just knew I had to have her as our photographer. Michelle takes the time to make brides feel special with her extra touches and the extra mile she goes for them. I knew I didn't just "hire" a photographer, rather I gained a friend. Michelle captured our wedding so beautifully. Her professionalism, calmness, and love for what she does is truly inspiring. We had no worries the entire time we were in her hands, and we loved and appreciated her guidance, as we planned our wedding!"
- Jenie and Lars
"Michelle is INCREDIBLE! She is passionate about her work and it shows. I was so impressed with how she and her second shooter, Brooke, were able to add to the joy of our day! They were so efficient, sweet, and fun. Michelle has amazing talent and you are CRAZY not to chose her as your photographer!"
-Amanda and James
"Michelle is hands down the best I've ever worked with. She's timely, communicative, responsive, and just a joy to be around."
-Sarah and Tab
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