BEHIND

THE LENS

My heart is fuelled by sea breezes, golden light and the fresh, cool air of early mornings.

      When I was younger, I would go through stacks upon stacks of my childhood disposable photos, with the little dates in the corner. I had hundreds of them. Then there were the old recordings my parents made of my siblings and I, me being the oldest and causing most of the mayhem. Then there was their trip to Vietnam, to adopt me. All captured on an old digital camera.
      It's these little moments that I cherish. Hugs with my late grandma and great-grandma. Toothless photos running around the house. Matching gymnastics leotards with my best friend at age 7. Moments I may not necessarily remember, but the scene will forever be engraved in my mind.
     Now my goal is to share that with others. To capture the moments that they will want memorialized forever. Moments that go by too fast, on a day that's too short, but one you don't want to miss a second of.

DREAMING Somewhere on earth
2023

PLACES

February: SOCal / la
april: Santorini, Greece
june: greece, italy, turkey
August: italy
November: vietnam, thailand

GET TO DISCOVER MY 

HEART

THE OCEAN BREEZE, THE MOUNTAIN AIR, THE DESERT HEAT, THE WIND IN THE GORGE - ALL THINGS WEST COAST

I've lived my whole life in Oregon, tried almost every sport I could growing up, pursued nursing going into college, but my entire life path changed the moment I picked up a camera in high school. What I thought was a full little way to capture my friends ended up completely turning my life around. Over six years later, five years being a wedding photographer, and almost two years being a full-time business owner, I know this was where I have always was meant to be.

SUMMER IN ITALY

Toes in the sand

Editorial Fashion

motion blur

WHY we're the perfect match

A little bit about me:
- I will listen to almost all music (no screamo plz.)

- I did gymnastics for 10 years and was one level away from elite competing by age 14. 

- I was adopted at 5 weeks old from Vietnam & am visiting for the first time this year!

- I was a pole vaulter in high school and won 1st place at state twice. (And the second year I won with a fractured ankle.)

- I worked at Dutch Bros for four years during college (BEST COLLEGE JOB EVER!)

- I attended four colleges throughout six years to get my Marketing degree

WE ARE SOULMATES

MY FAVORITES:
- Drinks: A lemon drop, a kamikaze shot, or a sweet white wine or cider

- Music: Taylor Swift, anything angsty, Ke$ha, Dillon Francis, ILLENIUM

- Food: Red Curry, Chicken Noodle Soup, Pad Thai, Ramen, & TACOS

- TV Shows: The Office, Spongebob, Vampire Diaries, Bridgerton, Parks and Rec, HIMYM

- Fluffy dresses, anything sparkly, a good film camera, my three kittens, my kindle, and my Golden Coil planner.

LOVE AT IT'S CORE IS ART

Let your wildest dreams become reality. Let go of what you think you have to do, and make way for what you WANT to do. This is your moment, embody exactly what you're envisioning.
This is your change to really shine.
And shine you will.

hi, it's me

There is no other photographer I would rather have at my wedding besides Michelle. She captures love at its most beautiful moments and doesn’t leave any details out. Our photos were everything we wanted and more! Thank you Michelle for being THE BEST photographer and friend. We’ll cherish our photos (and you!) forever!

AMANDA, Glacier national park

AMANDA & ETHAN

"When she says she’ll climb mountains for you, she really means it."

Michelle is one of the most down to earth, genuine, amazing and talented people I’ve met. There is no other photographer I would rather have at my wedding besides Michelle. She captures love at its most beautiful moments and doesn’t leave any details out. Our photos were everything we wanted and more! Thank you Michelle for being THE BEST photographer and friend. We’ll cherish our photos (and you!) forever!

MADELEINE & MAX

"felt surrounded the allure
of grace every single second."

Aura captured the wonders of our day. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the. 

CLAUDET & CARLOS

"felt surrounded the allure
of grace every single second."

Aura captured the wonders of our day. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the. 

OSCAR & ODETTE

"felt surrounded the allure
of grace every single second."

Aura captured the wonders of our day. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the. 

OSCAR & ODETTE

"felt surrounded the allure
of grace every single second."

Aura captured the wonders of our day. Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the.