Wow, what a difference a year can make. I had the pleasure meeting some of my favorite photographers; Sam Hurd, Meg Bitton, and Sandra Bianco. A few of my images were finalists in the ‘Shoot and Share’ contest, with several making it to the top 10% of 225,000 photo submissions. I placed 4th in Cleveland’s Hotlist for Portrait Photography and I have had a few publications in one of my favorite photography communities, Lookslikefilm.com. It’s a small feat for some but it definitely means the world to me.

I picked up my very first DSLR in the summer of 2013, but it was really a little over two years when I started to call myself a professional photographer. I feel it’s within this past year that I’ve experienced the most growth. This year is where I really started to pay attention to what I truly love about photography, and that is emotion. I am drawn to emotive and moody photographers such as the amazingly talented Twyla Jones and the Blissful Maven.

I wanted to share some of my favorites of 2016 with you. It was not easy to choose these images because truthfully, I could have added many more, but I feel that these most accurately reflect my style as a photographer.

I am excited to see some of you again in 2017 and I thank you all for your support. Have a blessed new year.

Forever grateful,

Michelle

 

My daughter, Ari

 

Twins, Lincoln and Lennox

 

The Zirzow Family

 

A Day at the Quarry

 

Matt + Tammy’s 1920’s Themed Wedding

 

 

This epic bridal party shot

 

Mandy + Jeff’s maternity session

 

From the Meg Bitton + Sandra Bianco workshop

 

Gabbie

 

Addison + Olivia

 

Carmen Senior Session

 

Bella + Olivia BFF Session

 

Random Shots from various sessions

   

 

Happy New Year!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie 11:36 January 11, 2017 Reply
Beautiful work!!
Caity 11:38 January 11, 2017 Reply
There is something truly special about your work! I love seeing the life and love that made this such a special year. Keep up the amazing work!
Molly Carr Fine Art Photography 11:58 January 11, 2017 Reply
Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! It's clear you have a gift for making children feel comfortable in front of the camera and for capturing their true personalities. So sweet! Molly Carr Fine Art Photography www.mollycarrphotography.com
Classie Photography 12:18 January 11, 2017 Reply
These are so beautiful and touching! When a photographer can make the viewer feel the emotion of an image, then you know they are mastering their art. And you my dear are doing just that! :)

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