We bury so much of ourselves, so often. It seems contrary that when your barriers are down and you have nothing to hide behind, that you would feel so invincible. But you do, because there is no one to judge, to fail, to impress -- you are stripped down to the bare being, and in this state, you are freed from the weight of your heavy armor.
And sometime during the shoot, you realize something: That vulnerability is your strength. That your choice to capture your essence is empowering. That you are worthy as you are, messy hair and all. This...this is the moment you realize you are loved.
A photoshoot with Michelle is nothing like any other photoshoot. She doesn’t just pose you, put you in the awkward positions and then instruct you to smile…no, she creates beautiful moments by making you feel relaxed and reminds you why you fell in love with your spouse. The moments she captures are genuine and beautiful because they are raw and real. She creates an atmosphere of love and allows the deep parts of relationship, that others do not normally get to see, to peek through and shine in a stunning image you get to keep forever!
Shooting with Michelle was such an awesome experience for my husband and me! Initially, we were nervous about it because we thought it was just going to be an awkward situation doing poses to get the perfect picture (like we had experienced in the passed with other photographers) ... but we were TOTALLY wrong! The photo shoot was SO MUCH FUN! Michelle is such an amazing and easy-going person who created an environment that allowed my husband and I to be ourselves.
The best part about the photo shoot was that it didn’t feel forced or awkward in any way. Seeing the final images of our maternity shoot makes my heart skip a beat because she truly captured the essence of our relationship and the joy we were experiencing during that time in our lives.