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For couples who value romance, adventure, & unforgettable celebrations

BIG & SmAll

Your photographs will be the documentation of your family's legacy. Timelessly captured in true-to-life color with touches of romance and joy. I create portraiture that will be cherished for many generations to come.

memories don't fade

Life’s sweetest moments are often gone in the blink of an eye.

I specialize in ensuring that those

San Luis Obispo Photographer


Get to know me

I have made it my mission to celebrate the intimate moments in life - big and small. Having your photo taken shouldn’t be stressful, but rather a time to celebrate where you are in life. So I aim to give you clear direction all the while letting your unique personality shine. I strive to be your biggest advocate, cheerleader, and the best third wheel you could ask for.

Welcome to my little space. Grab your favorite beverage and stay awhile. I can’t wait to meet you & your family!

A fine art san luis obispo Wedding & Portrait Photographer 

Meet Michele

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Let’s capture some incredible memories of you with your loved ones. We are honored to have that opportunity and cannot wait to chat with you. Fill out the contact form below to inquire about your session. 

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erin + drew

Michele is a GEM!! Throughout the whole process Michele was so easy to work with. She was very organized & her communication was on point. She sent me questionnaires that went over every scenario & detail she would need to know to do her job. We met during our engagement photo's & she was very professional & made us feel comfortable. Once the big day finally came we were on a tight time frame & Michele was patient & managed to keep everyone organized & fit in all of our different photo combos with ease. I am extremely happy with all of the photo's, she was able to capture every beautiful moment & I am very thankfull.

Michele was so easy to work with!

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annie + scott

We were thrilled with Michele of Nikkels Photography for our wedding. She was so responsive and helped us through a lot of the planning so that on the wedding day everything felt effortless and she captured everything we wanted. All our guests told us how comfortable they felt with her which you can see in all the finished photos, which she also got back to us so quickly! I highly recommend Nikkels Photography!

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kate + jake

My husband and I hired Michele as our wedding photographer and we couldn't happier that we did! Not only is she a talented photographer, but she is also an all-around amazing person. Something we really appreciated about Michele throughout the entire wedding planning process is that she truly took the time to get to know us. So, by the time it was our wedding day it felt more like we were hanging out with a friend than a vendor. We just got our wedding photos back this week and we have not stopped smiling since. Michele successfully captured each and every special moment beautifully so that we can relive our day forever!

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