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ABOUT MICHELLE

EDUCATION & STYLE

Art has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember, starting with crayons and moving through acrylics and oils. That experience of creation, looking at light, seeing tone and judging composition prepared me for photography. And it continues to allow me to grow. My work has been defined as clean, elegant, and romantic with a feel of blending the old with the new to create something fresh yet timeless. The colors are crisp and the tones feel real, true to the day they were taken. 

I create images that emphasize your connection and energy by concentrating on emotion, movement and laughter. My style fuses several elements, including an editorial fashion sense, a taste for distinctive colors and textures, a natural & relaxed shooting approach, and a strong passion for capturing “real life” moments. Combining these elements and my distinct shooting approach, I'll create photographs that capture your beauty and tell your story. 

My photographic education began at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where I received my BFA in Photographic Illustration concentrating in Advertising Photography. RIT and my time abroad studying fashion photography in Prague and London, really shaped my photographic style. From there, I moved to New York City and worked at Coach, photographing everything from handbags to scarves, and in J.Crew's fashion studios.

 

APPROACH

COMBINING DIRECTION & DOCUMENTATION

Your wedding will call for a different approach to best capture each piece of it, to not only record it, but to do so in a way that will remind you of how it truly felt in that moment. My experience allows me to know what to do and when, while also being able to create art with the two of you, and the way you feel about each other, at the center of it. 

There will be times on your wedding day where I'll give some direction, like during portraits, to help direct you into comfortable, easy poses with your family and your wedding party. I'll help create situations where you and your partner can interact naturally with each other in front of the lens. So that you'll feel comfortable and create photos that are true to who you are.

At other times, I'll mainly be documenting moments with a more photojournalistic approach. I'll be catching the action and emotion as it all unfolds.. the hugs, tears, belly laughs, crazy dance moves, dress twirls, and quiet looks. You probably won't even realize you are being photographed at all! 

My aim is to give you peace of mind that your day is being beautifully documented and you are able to just enjoy the experience of it all.

 

Located in New England and Available for Travel

Based in Suffield, Connecticut (close to Massachusetts) and photographing weddings, portraits (including boudoir, business, and family sessions), and commercial work on-location throughout New England (Hartford CT, Springfield MA, Boston MA, the Berkshires, Worcester MA, New York City, Providence RI, Brattleboro VT) and abroad.