summer golden light + baby Peyton.

Happy Summer! My friend Nicole's baby Peyton is 9 months old! I can't believe it. I've been sure to do a shoot with her every 3 months so I have her first year for my photography portfolio (plus I can't help it- I see a cute baby & I have to photograph + snuggle it). I really love how these photos came out. The golden late summer day lighting + the field I recently found + some cute props + adorable baby Peyton= happy photographer Michelle :)


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With every shoot I do, I feel more comfortable and confident, and I see my work getting better. My editing flow is coming more naturally (I only recently learned Lightroom), and every shoot is starting to look more like me. I'm happy with how my portfolio is coming along!

xo, Michelle

PS. If you're interested in a low-rate portfolio-building session for you and/or your kids in Orange County, CA, email me :)

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yes to 6-month-old babies in Springtime.

As I build my photography portfolio, I'm finding my style and trying new things and really trying to hone in on what I like and what I want my photography to look like. I'm taking any chance I can to shoot and play and get experience! I've only ever done photography as a hobby, but I want to take it to the next level. The goal is & has been that Mary and Luna will be art + photography. I live for babies & kids (and work part-time as a nanny/babysitter), so I see that being my primary focus. It's extremely challenging to get the shots you want with kids, but when you do, it's magic and I feel like my heart will explode. So here's my best friend Nicole's little doll, Peyton. 6 months old! We wanted Easter/Spring + girly photos of her. The faces she makes are so great. I just love her so much.




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If you know anyone in Orange County, CA with little kids who would like a photoshoot at a currently low portfolio-building rate, please have them email me!

xo, Michelle