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  • I'm Michelle, San Luis Obispo's style photographer. I create stylish, luminescent, and vivid magazine quality images. I specialize in portraits, weddings for unique and fashionable personalities!

Elizabeth Atascadero High school senior portraits

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Atascadero High School Senior portraits

Elizabeth is another one of my extremely gorgeous senior reps for the senior class of 2016! The day of her shoot we planned on going to San Luis obispo, but the dark looming clouds I could see from my hill over the grade didn’t quite give me the bright, sun filled images I wanted for Elizabeth. We ended up changing locations last second to the consistently sunny Atascadero. Blonde haired, blue eyed Elizabeth looked incredible among the tall grass and oak trees.

Thank you to the amazing hair and makeup magician, Dani Cepeda of The Heritage Salon in Arroyo Grande for her hair and makeup skills! She always makes everyone who sits down in her chair into a goddess! Also thank you to H&G Boutique in San Luis Obispo for providing wardrobe! I loved that long black, Evil The Label, dress!

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XOXO,

Michelle

Skyler- Pioneer Valley High School senior portraits

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Pioneer Valley High School senior portraits

 

Let me start by saying, I love Skyler. She is this amazing light of positivity and happiness. She’s simply gorgeous, yet so silly and fun. I adore her. She’s been modeling for a few years and I’ve always wanted to work with her but never really got to put anything together.  Now she will be a senior at Pioneer Valley High school, so it was the perfect time to make her one of my senior reps and shoot with her. We shot in Pismo beach where it was incredibly windy and cold, but Skyler knocked it out of the park. Our favorite look was this feminine For Love and Lemons dress from H&G boutique in slo, we used during the hazy golden hour.

Hair and makeup- Dani Cepeda

Wardrobe- H&G

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XOXO,

Michelle

London England- travel photography

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London England- travel photography

London for us was a strange time. It was very cold and raining most of the 3 days we visited, but astonishingly we made so much our of our time there. It was kinda crazy. We learned that most of the museums are free to the public, and since everything is insanely expensive in England, we jumped at the chance to see the sights without paying hefty pounds. Every day we ventured to out of our basement hostel room, down 4 blocks and over three to the London Underground station, then 5-6 stations south into the heart of the city. I actually don’t have a lot of photos from London because of all the traveling we had to do all over. We must have zigzagged all over a dozen times. On our first night we braved the freezing winds to find a very loud fish and chips bar below the streets. We had a lot of fish and chips on our Europe trip but non compared to the kind we had in Denmark. Plus we went to a “famous” place in London with the “best” fish and chips with ending up costing over 50 for both of us. Kind of crazy. I think that’s part of the reason London was so hard on us. It was close to the end of our trip, we were cold and tired and running out of our trip fund, and bam, London happened. It’s safe to say London was our least favorite of the cities we traveled to.

We went to the Museum of Natural history, the National Gallery, the Imperial war museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the British museum. Museums after museum. We saw some of the most famous pieces of art and artifacts in the world like the Rosetta Stone, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and Monet’s water lilies, among prehistoric dinosaur skeletons and Nazi Germany relics. London really does have an amazing array of museums which is definitely a big plus.

We strolled through Hyde park, laughing. We smelled the amazing produce at the 1000 year old Borough market, where I bought my dad some hand made peanut brittle. I let a perfect stranger hold my treasured camera and take the only big camera photo Pete and I have from our trip together.

On our last day in Europe we woke up in London and went to sleep back in my bed in Atascadero, California. I woke up one continent, in another country, flew 10 hours to LA and drive four hours home to be in my own bed.

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XOXO,

Michelle

Venice Italy- travel photography

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Venice Italy- travel photography

Our first stop in Italy was Treviso, a small town about an hour north of Venice. We stayed in a charming bed and breakfast where I enjoyed my first real Italian cappuccino. Treviso was a pleasant, quiet place where hardly anyone spoke English and the clouds echoed with the sound of midday bells. The next day we caught the train to Venice to meet with my friends, Venice locals, Alessia and Giovanni. Alessia asked me to shoot their wedding in Camel in 2013, which was one of my all time favorite weddings because it was more of an intimate elopement. They were so helpful on our travels. They planned our visit and even set us up with a lovely hotel room for free in return for me shooting the hotel. It was so generous. After checking into our room, they greeted us and we walked around the complicated alleys in rain. The city looked as if it hasn’t changed in 500 years. Everything had a varnish of time and experience. The green canals glowed with a salty cocktail of Mediterranean sea and fresh river water.

On a sunny morning while enjoying breakfast at our hotel, I got a call from Alessia offering to take us to the Island or Murano and Burano. These neighnoring island are famous for their old world craftsmanship. Murano is the glass island. We got the special opportunity to go directly into the makers workshop and saw firsthand the artist create intricate glass chandeliers and other stunning pieces by lighting up kilns and pouring hot glass and molding it just so. It was so burning hot there, you could melt right into the glass yourself. Burano is the lace island which is also brilliantly and vividly painted. Many small shops sold delicate lace pieces for hundreds of euros. That night Alessia invited us back to her gorgeous place right on the a canal for dinner. She has three cats which I could not have been happier to see, since I was having severe kitty withdrawals.

I have never been so lost in my life as I was in Venice. I’m someone who needs to orient herself and know where she is at all times. But Venice had me completely turned around. At times it was frustrating passing the SAME mask store that looked just like all the other masks stores; turning around in circles. Or trying to find this amazingly delicious gelato place that seemed to disappear the next time I tried to find it. Venice is a vanishing act that looks familiar and yet different with every turn.

I will always be eternally grateful to Alessia for introducing us to cicchetti. In Venice, the over crowding of tourists drive up the restaurant prices and pull down the overall food quality, so most places are overpriced and mediocre, BUT cicchettti bars are EVERYTHING. Cicchetti are fresh Venetian “tapas” served in bars to standing customers for only a couple euros each. They are usually things like a piece of tuna or white fish on bread, large prawns on skewers, and osters; whatever they find fresh at the market that day. You walk into the bar, order a spritz, a famous Venetian wine based, sparkling cocktail drink that everyone drinks here, and then pick out what you’d like from the clear display case. We went on a cicchetti crawl and hit up about 5 bars, but we were reoccurring customers at one particularly amazing place where we went almost every single night to the point where the manger began to recognize us. We also decided to try Cafe Florian, the very old, ridiculously famous cafe where poets and intellectuals have dined for 300 years. We ordered a tiny mint hot chocolate and yes it was very overpriced. But the experience was nice and the interior was intricately painted and carefully protected behind glass. I’m also pretty certain I ate my weight in gelato. When they have European kit-kat gelato, it’s hard to say no.

Next, the last leg of our journey, London…

 

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Xoxo,

Michelle