Kind Words

Some kind words from my clients

“I loved this one because it shows our family unit unposed and each child’s personality come through. Lincoln is attention demanding and all smiles, especially for his Dad. Maren is a cuddler, mellow, quiet, and loves being with her Mom. It takes both of us to stay on our toes around these two, but we are usually so happy chasing them and watching them smile and grow.”


“From the moment Michelle arrived, she put our family at ease. When she rang the doorbell, we were right in the midst of the morning madness. Our kids welcomed Michelle into their bedrooms with dripping wet hair. She didn’t bat an eye… she just fell into the moment, following them to their rooms to capture them getting dressed and just being kids.

The entire day was filled with moments like this.

Michelle brings an easy-going attitude and just lets the day unfold. Nothing was forced or posed. Everyone could just be… which really is the beauty of the shoot.

Can you imagine no yelling at your kids to stay still or look at the camera? It was heaven!

Being a mom, Michelle easily connected to our kids, making them feel special and at ease. They loved showing her their rooms and just being silly. She could really captured them, just being themselves.

My husband, who never likes formal pictures, can’t say enough about how much fun he had that day.

Not only is Michelle amazing to work with but her end result is truly breathtaking. She captured our family’s essence and personality perfectly.

I am forever grateful that Michelle captured all these special moments. There is no doubt that Michelle will be back to capture our family year after year.”


What do you love about your family life right now?

“How fantastic is Michelle? She captures moments you didn’t even realize happened!”


“I absolutely adore them! Amazing how you captured all the little (big) personalities Northern California photographer What I REALLY want to speak to is your awesome communication throughout the entire process. I felt in the loop at all times via your follow up emails. I also appreciate your quick turn around time. I KNEW the pictures would be amazing – your customer service really seals the deal for me.”  


“I got the pics. I LOOOOOOOVE THEM. I totally love how your cards are so full of color and all the info on them. You totally rock. You are the first photographer that I received such a fun pack of cards and info from. I like your business style. My family love the photos and so does my hubby. He is usually not into this whole photography/photos thing, but when he saw the photos, his face expression changed. He really liked them!”


“I can not rave enough about Michelle!! She did such a wonderful job capturing our day. She is also great to work with and fun, I never felt like I had someone bossing me around all day and yelling at me to get in a shot (some horror stories you hear from other brides), it just felt like a friend taking photos. I would recommend Michelle to anyone!!!”


 “Michelle is an incredible photographer and genuinely enthusiastic about her craft. I was impressed by how she went above and beyond to meet and exceed our expectations. She provided invaluable suggestions to make our shoot a success, and truly captured the essence of our family. You know you chose right, when you are wowed by virtually every shot. Thank you Michelle!”


“I wanted to let you know that I received the prints today and I SO FREAKIN’ LOVE THEM!!!!  Beautiful print job, just top notch!  And even beyond that, YOUR WORK IS AMAZING!!!  I can’t wait to do this again with you!  I hope you are prepared to be our family photographer for life!! Northern California photographer Just wanted you to know that you have new raving fans, we think you’re so talented.  Thanks for everything!”


“Michelle, you already know how thrilled we are with the photographs you took but I wanted to post a note here, too. In case anyone reading this is wondering whether they should hire you to photograph their family, have no doubt that we recommend doing it. We will cherish these photos forever and look forward to the next time!”


“Our experience with Michelle was fantastic. Her love for taking family photos was matched only by her talent in capturing the family moments and the split-second expressions of our 18-month-old daughter. The experience was completely stress-free as she guided us through what felt like just a family walk through the woods, and when we saw the results of her efforts, we were amazed and delighted at what she was able to do with a camera. We would highly recommend Memories by Michelle!”


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