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.