Im Michelle, the one behind the camera...a southern girl with California roots and a free spirit!

Hey yall! 

I am thrilled you are considering me for capturing those important and cherished moments. As a mother of 4, I know how important freezing time is. I love all things family and motherhood and all the sweet moments in between. Those in between moments are actually my favorite. I want to capture the love and sincere emotion of your family. My goal is to not only provide you with beautiful images, but to make you feel them. My style is raw, emotional, and genuine. Let me help you tell your story! 

creating memories for - El Dorado Hills, CA and Beyond!

I have my 4 beautiful children to thank for sparking the fire in my passion for photography. After being a respiratory therapist for 10 years, I decide to leave that roll behind and pursue photography full time! I’m also a fire-wife and autism mama and wear those badges proudly. My family is my reason, my drive and my purpose. 
I grew up in Southern Mississippi and you'll most likely hear my accent during your session and wonder where I am from. I've lived in Northern California for 15 years now and consider myself lucky to be right in between the ocean and the mountains!

I love the outdoors and I love adventure so let’s go make some magic!! 

my why


 After my first session with her I instantly booked another. She’s so easy going and so talented at what she does. I have not seen another photographer with her style.

"Michelle did Such an amazing job,"


I told her what I wanted and she delivered. Helped find the perfect location, referred me to an outfit guide for the fam, and did so good with my 1 year old. She went above and beyond for me and the photos turned out beautiful! I look forward to our next session

"Michelle is awesome!"


 She was so great with our son and the photos she took are breathtaking. She’s amazing and we can’t wait to work with her again!

"Michelle was so fun to work with!"

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