bio

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. 

 

 


pricing

Corporate work starts at $600

Please inquire about Michelle's packages or 'per hour' fee for small companies with up to 100 employees.

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 Headshots start at $100 at Michelle's home studio/ $200 on location 

We will also be offering weekend mini-sessions this summer by donation to help us pay for our wedding this fall. Write us at RajottePhotography@gmail.com to get on the mailing this for this opportunity. 

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Modeling packages start at $650

Let's build the foundation of your portfolio by focusing in on your identity and style. Multiple outfit changes and locations. You will receive 40 high resolution/ peint ready images and Michelle will help you with your branding and print choices for your card and portfolio. Make up and hair are separate but the range is $110-$140. 

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Senior Portrait Package - $550

Dreamworthy experience (let's climb to the top of the city in gowns or bow ties!)

Usually takes 2-3 hours 
3 outfit changes. Multiple locations
30-40 edited high resolution images - yours to keep! 
Print package (choose from 3 different packages- email Michelle for a breakdown!)

Make up and hair range is $110- $140 depending on the artist (separate fee to be paid at time of service) 

turn around time 3 weeks

**NO HIDDEN FEES** Normally- Senior photographers dangle the carrot and charge an upwards of $30 a digital file or $40 for a 4x6 print. Do your homework! 

 

SENIOR PORTRAITS Simplified -$350

(a 'matter of fact' senior portrait experience based in financial reality!) 

You won't find this anywhere else in Portland.

A 60-minute (or there about) shoot with 2-3 outfit changes, Portland metro-area location of your choice. Entire shoot will be available for viewing on line for one month. 10 mastered images will be included on disc for you to keep. Prints range from $20-$100. 4x6 prints of your ten picks are included. Extra digital images are $20 each. 

turn around time 3 weeks 

**$100 non-refundable sitting fee is due at the time of booking and applied towards your total package price. Remaining due at time of session.

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Family Portrait Session

Up to 5 family members $600 includes photos of everyone together and alone. Different groupings and locations are fine! 50 high resolution images are included and a $100 print credit towards heirloom prints. 2-3 weeks average turnaround time.

Extra Fees:

$75 extra per person over 5 people.  $100 extra for a 5 day rush. $150 extra for 3 day rush. $500 rush for overnight. 

 

Reunions $1200

Generational family shoot including grandparents and cousins up to 12 people. Multiple groupings and single portraits  up to 60 high resolution files (20 per family for each of 3 families)- 4x6 prints included of 45 images. Extra files $30 each. Turn around time - 3 weeks.

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Holiday package $425

Includes a condensed one hour family photo shoot for a family of 5 at one location and a disc of 25 high resolution images to help you design your strongest greeting ever. Larger families are slightly more expensive. Turn around time 2-3 weeks. 

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CUSTOMIZED THEMED SESSIONS (Michelle's signature) $600-$1,400 depending on costuming and props. 


Allow Michelle to create 3-4  potential story lines that fit your family's personality. She will create a fantastical vignette around the idea with styling, props, locations and costumes for a totally original and memorable experience.



A YEAR OF PHOTOGRAPHY $1000


Includes two full extended photoshoots which can be broken up into four mini-shoots, multiple clothing changes and locations. Each of your children will be photographed alone and along with different groupings of your family. Entire shoot will be available for viewing on line for one month.

40-mastered heirloom quality 4 x 6 prints from each session will be provided. After you select your favorites we will place an order for custom enlargements in the sizes of your choice. Entire shoot will be provided on disc for you to keep for a lifetime.

HALF PACKAGE $500

Includes one full sitting, multiple clothing changes and one location. Each of your children will be photographed alone and along with different groupings of your family. Entire shoot will be available for viewing on line for one month. 20-mastered 4 x 6 prints will be provided. After you select your favorites we will place an order for custom enlargements in the sizes of your choice. Entire shoot will be provided on disc for you to keep for a lifetime.

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ORIGINAL HOLIDAY CARD DESIGN AND CONCEPT

Hire Michelle to execute your holiday card, invitation or personalized family stationary from start to finish including research design, design and concept. Price upon request.


Photography by the hour:

$200 including travel time

A la Carte:

Hair & Makeup

Additional Location

Additional mastered images

EXPEDITED ORDERS $100- $200 FEE


what to expect

Michelle begins each project by first listening to client expectations. She understands how difficult it can be for people to relax when not knowing a photographer. For families with young children, first visits usually take place in the family home or in a location of client's choice. Especially with families that have young children, she spends time getting the tour and being allowed into the inner circle before taking out her camera. This makes everyone feel comfortable and at ease. Michelle's sensitivity to the needs and desires of her subjects make her photographs true family heirlooms.

 


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