INSPIRED BY LIFE, INSPIRED BY YOU. I love to capture beautiful images of people that represent the people and things they love, authentic and share-worthy moments, and the dreams they chase!
After growing up in West Virginia and running a studio there for over 10 years, I made a HUGE life decision to relocate to the Myrtle Beach area in March 2017. The beach and southern hospitality were beckoning me. Since childhood I have always felt a deep need to create pretty things. I've dabbled in many art forms, from painting and sketching, to poetry and writing. I discovered my love for photography while studying Journalism and Graphic Design in college. Once I had a camera in my hands I never really put it down. Since I began this journey I have experienced so much, met so many amazing people, and have had the honor of having my work hanging in homes all over the country. I love to create art for people and artistically document lives. As of 2019, I have been doing photography for a total of 16 years with 12 of those being full time.
Am I the right photographer for you?
There are a million photographers out there. You have a lot of choices. Endless choices. I always say find a photographer who's work you really connect with. You need to love how they compose, how they light, how they edit, and you should enjoy the experience.
If you look up the meaning of the word photography, it is defined as the process of creating images through chemical action of light. Without light, you can't make a photograph. Without good light you can't get flattering images and color. I've spent many years learning the craft of professional photography, practicing and experimenting with light sources, taking classes and workshops, learning from peers in the industry. I've invested a lot into the cameras, lenses, and lighting gear I use to make sure that I give my clients amazing results. I also see things with an artistic eye and edit my images in an artistic way. Your final images are perfected for the best possible color, contrast and sharpness. I don't outsource my editing so you are getting my artistry from start to finish.
During a shoot with a client, I am asking questions not only to get to know you, but also to get a feel for your lifestyle and what is most important to you. This helps me to artistically capture imagery that means something to you. I am there to tell your story.
Our Myrtle Beach photography studio is located at 4811 Hwy 17 Bypass Suite 5. Michele offers headshots, high school senior portraits and family portraits in the studio. You can also schedule a consultation appointment to meet with Michele at her studio.
Voted BEST PHOTOGRAPHER in the 2018 South Carolina Women's Magazine Gold Metal Awards!!!
WV Executive's Executive Meeting Planner Magazine's High Five Wedding Photographers 2013
1st Place- 2011 University of Kentucky Appalachian Center's Re-Imaging Appalachia Photo Contest
James H. Hall Award 2010- Professional Photographers of West Virginia
A little more about me
I love to travel and explore new places, attend events around my area, chase sunsets, have great conversations with friends, browse antique stores, hang out by the pool or ocean, love on my dog and cat, collect seashells, make crafts, spoil my niece and nephew, and dream. Lots of dreaming. My feet are firmly planted but my head is definitely in the clouds. I believe that life really is beautiful and I try to soak up and give out all of the good that I can.
I also enjoy teaching art and mixed media classes at a little art studio in Myrtle Beach and creating handmade art and crafts.
Some of my art is sold at local shops in Surfside Beach, Murrells Inlet & Pawleys Island.
I have some pretty adorable fur babies that fill my life with a lot of joy.