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About Michelle

I’m Michelle, and beauty and art have been my business for more than 25 years.

My expertise is bringing out your unique and captivating beauty, creating a perfect moment in time, and preserving it in a portrait. Creating art that reflects who you are, inside and out.

In every photo session my purpose is to show your most beautiful self and provide you with a one of kind experience. The end product being fine art masterpiece portraits you will love and cherish for generations.

Let me create a masterpiece for you.

I’m Michelle, and beauty and art have been my business for more than 25 years.

My expertise is bringing out your unique and captivating beauty, creating a perfect moment in time, and preserving it in a portrait. Creating art that reflects who you are, inside and out.

In every photo session my purpose is to show your most beautiful self and provide you with a one of kind experience. The end product being fine art masterpiece portraits you will love and cherish for generations.

Let me create a masterpiece for you.

Michelle believes strongly in education and pushing herself to be the best artist and person she can be. That is why she finds it important to be a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). She surrounds herself with likeminded artists. She has attended workshops and studied under some of photography’s most talented artists and teachers including: Sue Bryce, Luke Edmonson, Erich Caparas, Joel Grimes, Vicky Papas Vergara, Carl Caylor, Matthew Jordan Smith, Brooke Shaden, Scott kelby, Craig Lamere, Jason Lanier, Jeff Rojas, Roberto Valenzuela, Kristi Sutton Elias, Sandra Pearce, Tara Lesher, Tim Meyer, Megan DiPiero & Judy Host.

2020 Awards
  • High School Senior Photographer of the Year 2020 Professional Photographers of California
  • Best Of Show from Professional Photographers of California Image Competition 2020
  • 5 Merit Awards from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
2019 Awards
  • 4 Merit Awards & Grand Imaging Award Bronze Photographer of the Year from International Print Competition IPC PPA
  • 2nd Place Award Professional Photographers of America Western District High School Senior Category
  • 3 Merit Awards from Professional Photographers of America Western District
  • 2 Silver WPPI First Half Honors of Excellence Awards
  • 5 Bronze Awards from RISE International Photography Awards
  • Top 20 Family & Group Award from The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation
  • 1 Silver & 19 Bronze Awards from The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation
  • 6 Merit Awards from Professional Photographers of California
  • 1 Best in Teens Category Award from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 2 Best in Pets Category Awards from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 15 Merit Awards from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 2nd Place San Diego International Exhibit of Photography People/Formal Category
  • 3rd Place San Diego International Exhibit of Photography Pet Category
  • Coordinators Award San Diego International Exhibit of Photography

 

2018 Awards
  • Photographer of the Year 2018 Professional Photographers of San Diego County PPSDC
  • 1 Silver & 7 Bronze Awards from The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation
  • 2nd Place San Diego International Exhibit of Photography People/Formal Category
  • 1 Best of Show Award from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 2 Best in Portrait Category Awards from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 1 Best in Children Category Award from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 1 Best in Pets Category Award from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 11 Merit Awards from Professional Photographers of San Diego County
  • 3 Merit Awards from Professional Photographers of California
  • March 2018 Cover of Focus Magazine

 

2017 Awards
  • 7 Bronze Awards from The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation
  • 4th Place San Diego International Exhibit of Photography People/Formal Category

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