Hi I'm Michelle!
I was born and raised in sunny Ventura, CA. I've got a Brazilian mother, a Jewish father and a 2019 Jeep Wrangler that I love more than my own home.
I'm 1 of 3 sisters
(and a little brother not pictured). We're like " The Three Amigos that constantly fight," but we drop anything/everything to be there for eachother. If you have sisters, I think you can relate... :)
I met this boy from Maine in my bar 6 years ago...
and whether he was there every weekend for the craft beer or me... his persistence paid off! We currently reside in our dream DTLA loft with our 3 plants. I want a dog, but John says we're not there yet... (*UPDATE: We got a DOG!!!)
I was a bartender before a wedding photographer
All of these women I have worked late LATE nights with for almost a decade and when I started in photography, I used them all as my models. EVERY SINGLE ONE.
I'm a marathon runner
Although I ran cross-country and track in high school, I didn't find my true passion for running until I was 24. To date, I have run 7 marathons, countless halfs', and a 190-mile relay with friends. My most significant race would be the 2018 NY marathon. I raised over 6K for the American Lung Association in honor of my father, who suffered from Pulmonary Fibrosis. He lived to see me reach my 5K goal but passed away weeks before the race. I ran with purpose and a heavy heart that day.