I am Michelle and I am a full service portrait photographer servicing the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area! I specialize in maternity and children portraiture but offer family and couple portraits as well. I am happily married to my husband, Josh, of 10 years and we are the parents of two amazing little boys who you will see all over my website!
How did I get into
My family. It started with the loss of my Dad to brain cancer when I was just 22 years old and realizing I didn’t have one image of him and I together from my teens or adult life. This was a pretty devastating realization for me. A couple months later I purchased my first DSLR camera and started documenting my life through images.
It wasn’t until we started having children that I really grew passionate about photography. My kids gave photography a whole new level of meaning for me. Everyone warned me how quickly they would grow and change, so I made every effort to document every expression and significant milestone I could (videos as well!). I invested in professional equipment, a lot of education and time over the next couple years to take my images from snapshot quality to beautiful artwork that deserved a place on my walls. My work started getting noticed and I decided fall 2017 to really focus on starting a business and build a solid portfolio. My work has since been published in magazines and I’ve been named one of Cedar Rapids top photographers on Hula Frog’s hot list! I’m incredibly grateful to all of my clients who helped me achieve these accomplishments in such little time! I’m looking forward to my future in this business and honored for the opportunity to build relationships with my clients while capturing all those important moments they never want to forget.
I’d like to thank you for considering me to capture such important moments in your life and I hope to have the opportunity to create beautiful, tangible memories for you and your family.