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Filling your walls and reminding you of life's sweetest seasons

San luis obispo portrait photographer

It deserves to be captured. Generations beyond you will want to see your smile and what you did with your favorite people. 

Your story is unique, and I love to create photographs that remind you just how precious and beautiful your story is. No matter how chaotic your home is or how tired you feel right now, you will look back at these years with fondness. Tomorrow isn't guaranteed, so let's celebrate today!

So lets plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create imagery that will fill up those frames in your home for years to come.  

Regardless of the season you're in, and whether your babies are big, small, or covered in fur...

We photograph people in all stages of life. This includes maternity, newborns, kids, graduating seniors, your pets, proposals, and even corporate headshots. Got something in mind to celebrate? Great. Let's connect!!

Let's Chat!

Once your date is officially reserved, we'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. We're happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance and more!

Date Booked

Make it official

Sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. We’ve found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos. 

Engagement Session

We check in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else we should know about your big day.

Wedding Day Prep

It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and dance the night away surrounded by your family and friends. Just know we're excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome

The Big Day

You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within about three weeks of your wedding. At that time, we'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums. 

They're Here!

THE portrait PROCESS + Capturing beautiful memories

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Michele was absolutely AMAZING in every way. My fiancé and I very last minute wanted to do some engagement photos with our pup. We had some trouble finding someone who was available, but she responded promptly to our email and questions. Additionally, she was flexible with her schedule which we greatly appreciated. Her suggestions for photos were spot on and her patience with our stubborn little pup was much appreciated. Her expert instruction and eye gave us the most beautiful collection of photos. Each one was truly better than the next and we are just so happy we found her!

We are thrilled!

erica + brandon

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Michele was lovely to work with and produced some amazing photos of our family. She as attentive, kind and eager to listen to any suggestions we had about our shoot. We had a large group to work with including small children and she did a great job engaging the kids to get some beautiful images. She responded to my emails and texts promptly and got our digital images back to us very fast. We are so happy we chose her for our family gathering photos!

She was attentive
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Michele has done my family photos for over 5 years, and I am always super happy with our finished photos! She is skilled at her work, cheerful, fun, great with kids, and professional. I highly recommend her and will be using her again in 2023!

Absolutely perfect!



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Graduating is a big deal! So whether you are graduating from high school or college, it is time to celebrate.

We create customized sessions that are catered to who you are & what you like to do. Our goal is to capture you in beautiful and natural photos that reflect your happiness and give you memories to look back on for years to come. We have been photographing seniors for nearly ten years - so you can be rest assured you are in good hands and will have a fabulous experience!

Join the class of 2024 & 2025

Capturing all the joy and colorful portraits during this season of celebration. 

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Session fees vary based on length and type of session. Mini sessions (20 mins) begin at $375 and extended sessions (90 mins) begin at $725. All collections include a curated gallery of photos. Additional photos and products are available.

Upon inquiry, we'll schedule a call to help find the best option for you and your family.

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Planning a thoughtful and sentimental proposal can include a lot of details. And you are not sure how to make it perfect or where to start. 

You have come to the right place! We will help you plan the most magical proposal that your soon-to-be fiancé deserves and photograph it.

Our proposal collection is $650. It includes up to an hour of coverage and all of your images. We capture the proposal and then savor the celebration with a 'just engaged' mini portrait session. 

Ready to pop the Question?

We help plan all the details, so the only thing you need to do is ask: will you marry me?

You are not alone. Nearly everyone I work with isn't in front of the camera often and might feel anxious or awkward at first. Heck, I take photos for a living and I feel like a deer in the headlights when I'm in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and we coach you through images, we think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And we don't want your kids to sit still either! We want them to have fun, run around, and make it a positive experience for all. 


What if we're awkward and my kids don't sit still?


We know this can be challenging. So we encourage you to wear things that feel like you. Items that are well fitted and you can more around in easily. We like a dressy date night approach to outfits most of the time. We recommend avoiding neons, busy patterns, and large horizontal stripes. We've gone ahead and created a Pinterest Board to get the ideas flowing. And always feel free to text me photos of any outfits you are thinking about.


What should we wear?


The sooner the better! We have very limited weekend availability due to weddings and events. So we recommend at least 2-3 months out in order to get your desired date & location. 

To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let us know! The more notice the better. We understand life happens, so just keep us in the loop.


How far in advance should we book?


No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, hail, extreme wind or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule.


What happens if it rains?





Portrait Inquiries

Let’s capture some incredible memories of your kids, new baby, fur baby, graduating senior, or proposal. We will document it all! Fill out the contact form below to inquire about your session. 

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