After growing up in Hollywood, CA with a childhood filled with inspiration for the future, Michelle received a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. She had the opportunity of studying photography and fine art abroad in Paris. After relocating and studying at the University of San Francisco, Michelle taught and created programs for children at Presidio Hill School in San Francisco which fueled a love of connecting with children and families, as well as professionals. 

Michelle prides herself in her exceptional ability to put almost anyone at ease as she builds long-term relationships with her wonderful clients. She has become proficient in building photo libraries for companies and medical practices all over Portland and has partnered with several web design teams on the west coast. Her clientele is spread throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland and she is the 'go to gal' for corporate and private portraiture for web, special occasions, political fund raisers, large business gatherings, specialty invitations, holiday cards and family memories. She is shown here with her incredible teenagers - shot with an iPhone- because as moms know- we are hardly in the picture because we're always taking it.