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THIS IS ME

I can't whistle, snap my fingers or sing karaoke without fear, but I can outrun my boyfriend, make friends out of strangers and take a damn good picture.

I purchased my first camera at 26 years old.
I had spent the past 13 years of my life trying to “make it” in Hollywood, and in a state of complete defeat and evaluation of my self-worth (the industry will do that to ya)… I started taking pictures.
I loved it SO much, that I realized I was not an actress, but an artist, just yearning for some form of creative control. I started thinking, “If they aren’t going to hire me, I’ll make it myself.” That’s really how this little business of mine began.
I don’t have a degree in photography. I don’t have a degree at all. I just woke up everyday and made it a point to practice what I love.
So here I am now, at 30 years old and I can confidently call myself a wedding photographer. From being the theatre kid who could cry in any scene from a driving force of an empathetic heart.. that emotion has transpired to what I search for in every single couple I shoot.
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world but it is also imperfect. It can be hard. It can be disappointing. It can be quiet. But the beauty is being able to climb over every barricade in the face of fear for those you love. And that is how stories are made.
I want to capture yours. And at your wedding, I’m not just searching for your mom, or your sister, or your friend from college that traveled overseas to not miss this day (or an epic party), but every single other human in that room who has made an imprint in your life and brought you to this moment. Because they all too carry emotion, and that’s what I want to preserve for you.
Give me your trust and I’ll create something worth sharing with your grandkids.

I’m Michelle Sobel and I approve this message.

Jillian and Marty

"Michelle is an absolutely fantastic photographer, and an even better person. My fiancé and I shot some in home couples photos with her a few years ago, and when it came to choosing a photographer for our wedding, she was the ONLY choice! Our engagement shoot was OUT OF THIS WORLD and we can’t wait for our wedding! Michelle is professional, fun, engaging, she made us feel so comfortable, and her work is incredible!"

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Taryn and J.D.

"Michelle is a talented, professional photographer. She did a stunning job on our engagement and wedding photos. We felt instantly at ease with her, and the lighting and style turned out exactly as we wished. Her photography shines with warmth and thoughtfulness, and I hope to use her as our family photographer in the future. We love Michelle!"

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Jesse and Bill

"Michelle did our engagement photos and we had the BEST experience. Michelle is so talented and was so good at directing us for different shots. She made it so fun! My fiancé hates taking photos but he had such a blast and genuinely enjoyed it. The photos came out amazing and were exactly what we were looking for- natural pictures that didn't look "posed" and just showed us having fun and being ourselves. Also- her edits are amazing, she provided us a ton of photos and got them all back to us really quickly! She captured such fun moments throughout the day and had so many great ideas for locations and shots to take. I highly recommend her!"

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Amber and Alen

"I've known Michelle for about 7 years now. When I found out I was pregnant on my honeymoon in March, I was putting together my birth plan and I knew I wanted someone I could trust to capture it. I immediately thought of Michelle. I wasn't sure if she would even photograph the birth of my little guy but it wasn't going to stop me from asking. Luckily she said yes. I am blown away. I look at them 20X more than I do of my wedding or any other picture. It's one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. She captured the best day of my life! I know she is known for wedding and lifestyle photography but I feel like I am the luckiest girl in the world now that these memories are captured for me to treasure for the rest of my life."

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Kelsey and Jordan

"Michelle is a gem! If you’re looking for a photographer with a laid back style and you like to laugh, she’s your person. Michelle has this natural ability to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and her work is amazing. My husband and I LOVE our photos and will cherish them forever."

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Lauren and Joe

"From our first call, I knew I was going to like Michelle. My now-husband and I planned a courthouse elopement. Only a couple of guests, but mostly a chance for us to take formal pictures dressed the fanciest we had ever been.
Day of: Michelle was communicative and responsive. When we arrived for our ceremony, she had already scoped out locations around the area for photos afterwards. The entire time, she made us feel comfortable and made us laugh. And she captured some really beautiful moments.
I get overwhelmed looking at our pictures. They're just absolutely perfect. I cannot thank her enough for how much it meant."

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Chantal and John

"Michelle went above and beyond to make my fiancé and I comfy during our shoot.She picked us up, drove us to the beach, even gifted us a couple bottles of red! The nerves of being in front of the camera quickly faded and the three of us ended up laughing and smiling til the sun set over the grand pacific, we barely even noticed the camera clicking away, very natural, very genuine, a very delightful experience overall. we also saw a school of whales not far off from the shore, not sure if Michelle planned that, but it made our already incredible evening evermore unforgettable. Highly recommend! Thanks Michelle!"

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