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Work with Michele!

MY PHILOSOPHY


  I believe photographs should tell a story. To freeze time and build a collection of memories. Photographs are important parts of our history, and I am so grateful I get to do this work with and for others.


  When you work with me you can expect someone who is easy going and professional. I like to be fun and silly, but I watch the time and keep us on track to get the job done!


  I aim to offer the best client experience, with clear communication, and full service from creation to delivery. It’s my personal mission to to help people experience the photos I create for them. And by that I mean GET.THEM.OFF.THE.COMPUTER.

 

 I, my friends, am a Photographer that goes beyond a USB and I am proud of that! And when you see the results you will be so happy you choose me.

ARE WE A GOOD FIT?


I don’t believe everyone is my client, and encourage you to think beyond price when looking for a photographer. You need to feel connected to your photographer so that you will feel comfortable, trust me it helps a lot!


I only take on a certain amount of clients a year to stay true to committing to my family. I can honestly say I would invite my past clients over for a dinner party!


I would describe my pervious clients as: fun loving, stylish, foodies, pet lovers, nature lovers who care more about authentic connections than the colour of their napkins.


They have been ok to get their dress a little dirty, not fuss when their kid spills mustard on their shirt (ok they are not happy about it but they roll with it!) and to tear up when I hand them their albums.

If this sounds like you, then I think we are going to get along just fine!

MY PHILOSOPHY


  I believe photographs should tell a story. To freeze time and build a collection of memories. Photographs are important parts of our history, and I am so grateful I get to do this work with and for others.


  When you work with me you can expect someone who is easy going and professional. I like to be fun and silly, but I watch the time and keep us on track to get the job done!


  I aim to offer the best client experience, with clear communication, and full service from creation to delivery. It’s my personal mission to to help people experience the photos I create for them. And by that I mean GET.THEM.OFF.THE.COMPUTER.

 

 I, my friends, am a Photographer that goes beyond a USB and I am proud of that! And when you see the results you will be so happy you choose me.

ARE WE A GOOD FIT?


I don’t believe everyone is my client, and encourage you to think beyond price when looking for a photographer. You need to feel connected to your photographer so that you will feel comfortable, trust me it helps a lot!


I only take on a certain amount of clients a year to stay true to committing to my family. I can honestly say I would invite my past clients over for a dinner party!


I would describe my pervious clients as: fun loving, stylish, foodies, pet lovers, nature lovers who care more about authentic connections than the colour of their napkins.


They have been ok to get their dress a little dirty, not fuss when their kid spills mustard on their shirt (ok they are not happy about it but they roll with it!) and to tear up when I hand them their albums.

If this sounds like you, then I think we are going to get along just fine!

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

You shoot weddings and families, but what's your preference?

HUMAN CONNECTION

I get asked this question all the time and the simple truth is I love working with people at all stages of their lives, knowing that I am preserving important memories for them and their loved ones. Weddings are often where families become one, and as these families grow I remain the Photographer of choice for them. It's such an honour to go from photographing walking down the aisle to first steps.

What is your approach to photography?

BLEND OF CANDID & CLASSIC

My photographic style is a mix between capturing candid moments and creating timeless portraits. I aim to capture moments that express a range of emotion, from those big belly laughs, to gentle happy tears, to the quiet embrace at sunset. And of course that classic mom and dad shot where everyone looks at the camera, trust me you want one, I did too, it's on my mantle!

What's your editing style?

CLEAN & TIMELESS

My editing style is clean, timeless and wants to keep your images as genuine as possible. My motto is if it's not meant to be there (like a zit!) I will remove it. All photos bought as wall art or for albums do get some extra editing love. I like to think of my work as bright and cherry! All the colours are natural and fresh, and all the people are left in tact. No weird nipping and tucking in my editing workflow.

Why print things?

DIGITAL SUCKS!

Ha ha, no I get it we all like digital files for sharing and emailing, but don't you think your photos deserve more? I started to question why people paid money for photos only to leave them hiding on a hard drive, this also made me sad. So when I had that epiphany I decided to go on a personal mission and make sure EVERYONE I work with gets something in print. And the best part is I do it all for you, so you don't have to worry about it.

What products do you offer?

ALBUMS, FRAMING, PRINTS OH MY!

I offer albums, custom framed wall art, canvas prints and gift prints. All my printed products are done in professional print labs and my albums and frames come from Italy, only the best for you! Come see them, they seriously speak for themselves. I am not much for being salesy, I just want you to have the best, so I offer it and you pick what you like. No pressure at all.

Do you work outside of Vancouver?

YOU BET I WILL!

Absolutely, I am happy to travel for a shoot. Let's chat about what you are planning and we can work together to figure out the travel costs.
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