I used to draw a lot in my childhood and teenage years. I think photography came as a natural step. Instead of drawing everything, I’d photograph it instead.
I’ve had a camera since I was about 12 years old. I never really learnt how to use my cameras until the last decade and I never thought to make photography a career. I travelled continuously in my 20s and in between I studied Literature and Anthropology amongst other things. My biggest dream was to become a singer, a back up singer, but I’ve never managed to feel entirely comfortable singing in front of other people. That’s probably another reason why I chose a career in photography, to remain in the background.
I like words, art, nature, music, people and more recently I have a slight obsession with light. The world fascinates me.
I’m a self taught photographer.
Thanks for finding me and my work.
"We cannot recommend Michelle more highly, nor thank her enough for the most spectacular photos of our wedding day! Michelle had such a lovely eye for both setting up formal photos and catching those special candid moments of the day. She also made us feel completely relaxed when she shot the post-ceremony photos of the two of us, and we just love the photos of this part of the day as we are just catching up and sharing stories about how we had separately spent our wedding morning before the ceremony. Michelle really captured the essence of the day and her photographs will forever be such a joy to us. Thank you Michelle! "
Sarah and Pierre Francois
"I have long admired that rare, magical glow that Michelle's pictures have, and had looked forward to her applying her unique style to my family for a while.
We're not typically relaxed in front of the camera, but Michelle made us feel at ease, especially our toddler. We had our chosen images in hand very quickly and we couldn't have been happier with the results. They're every bit as beautiful and magical as I had hoped for. We plan to have Michelle document our little family again every so often in the future."