I’ve created a photography blog.


I’ll continue to share photos here and links to my new blog. But for some time I’ve wanted to separate my personal and professional blogs. I love to speak the truth; I enjoy sharing my personal life, but there have been days that I feel badly about sharing a heartache right next to someone’s bridal or newborn photos. Photography is something that has brought me great joy; I love the opportunity to frame life through my lens, to search for beauty. Often taking photos is the best therapy for a hard day– my troubles dissolve as my mind shifts to aperture, shutter speed, back lighting, ISO, how to capture the curve of her cheek or his genuine smile.

My heart has been wandering down memory lane as I’ve copied photos from the last three years onto my new blog. I’m amazed at what I’ve produced. Perhaps that sounds vain? But it’s so easy for me to see the photos I didn’t get, the mistakes, the discard pile– and I’m in awe of all the portraits I’ve done right. Last week, I told my sister that I’m terrible at baby photos, so I was surprised to review dozens of captures that I truly love. I honestly believe I receive God-given help with my photography. Before every session, I pray to see people as God sees them and I receive help beyond my own skills.

The blog isn’t quite done. I have several photos from last winter that I need to add; I need to publish prices (I am oh-so-terrible at charging for my photography), and I need to add an ‘about me’ page. What shall I say? I think my best skills are capturing each person’s true beauty and love between family members. I’m also a generous photographer– if you want a disk, I’ll make if for you. More prints? I’ll get them to you at my cost. I don’t think I’m very good at photographing families. It it OK to admit that? Ooh, I also need to add information about various products– engagement books, wedding albums, mini accordion books, birth announcements. Phew, that sounds like more than enough to keep me busy for a while.

Coming soon… Isabella and Patrick’s wedding day.

July 11, 2011
July 18, 2011



  1. Linn

    July 14, 2011

    It is like all my dreams have come true today. Two blogs to look at by Michelle? My heart has seldom known such happiness. I still adore you, if you couldn’t tell. 🙂

  2. Claudia

    July 14, 2011

    Hurray for us!! Thank you for so generously sharing your gift Michelle. Anyone who’s ever been on the other side of your lens knows what a magical experience it is to be seen through your eyes.

    Keep em’ coming!!!

  3. Erica

    July 14, 2011

    i’m so happy that you now have two blogs! your photography is amazing (one day i want you to photograph my boys) – but i do really enjoy your personal blog too. they way you write is so captivating and i love when people are real.
    can’t wait for more!

  4. Selwyn

    July 15, 2011

    Excellent stuff Michelle! And you are brilliant at family shots – look at what you captured with my boyos and I!

    When you come to Australia to visit, after Tasha and I steal you away for a girls-only pajama party, we both want you to do a family shoot for us both. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!! Luvies!

  5. michelle

    July 15, 2011

    Oh, YAY. You truly are, in my opinion, one of the best photographers I have ever seen. I look forward to having another guilty pleasure in a new blog of yours.

  6. michelle

    July 15, 2011

    I also think you should offer photography lessons/tutorials/video training…something for those of us who would love to learn from you.

  7. chococatania

    July 15, 2011

    I don’t think that you are being vain! You are a wonderful photographer…And it is good to recognize the good that you do:

    Remember the virtuous woman:
    “She perceiveth that her merchandise is good:…” – Proverbs 31:18

    I’m excited to see your new blog. 🙂

  8. Tracy

    July 15, 2011

    So glad for you. You truly produce magic. xoxo

  9. Sara Jane

    July 18, 2011

    I think you do families just great. I get tons of compliments on our family photos.

  10. Jess

    July 18, 2011

    That is an awesome photo.
    I love the vibrancy of the deep red and blue green of the stairs.
    I may just have to Pin it…

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