We were in for a fun surprise when little Jackson came in for his photo shoot! Just look at that smile and those gorgeous eyes, not to mention the hair! Can you handle it? He is already a little charmer! We had a blast shooting his baby parts and family images but this one just blew me away! He is as sweet as they come!



Andrea’s Senior Portraits

Andrea flew into Newport from Vegas for her senior portrait shoot. This is one amazing young woman! Not only did she excel in academics but she lettered in lacrosse! We had a blast working together in the studio and on location around Balboa Island. This is one of my favorite images, although there were many more to choose from. I love her eyes and the giggle in her smile. It’s not a traditional senior portrait and that’s why I love it. I always strive for more and want to showcase my clients in many different formats, light and expression. She was excited for prom on this day, for summer to begin and the day she heads to college in the fall. One of my favorite graduates this year! She has the most amazing, joyful and witty personality and was a pleasure to work with. Not only that but she is simply gorgeous to photograph and made my job a breeze! I wish her well and hope she keeps in touch!


The Lunde Girls

Lots of love flowing with the Lunde girls! Mom, Britton Lunde,  is the founder of Thriving in Motherhood. She does an amazing job with new moms offering unique, topic based mother/baby support classes and workshops for parents. Her passion is to help mommies and parents thrive! I love how she interacts with what I am sure is her first passion, her beautiful daughters! What a fun and lively group they are, each individual and each unique in their own special way. It was such a pleasure to photograph them and get to know her family. Lots to look forward to in these first days of summer! We will be hosting one of Britton’s classes here in the Newport studio this July. Will keep you posted on the details!


Kate and Ashley

Best friends, Kate and Ashley came into the studio to support St. Jude’s during our Rock Your Tutu event!  There were giggles galore as these two best buds danced for the camera! Not sure what the secret whisper was about, but that BFF hug shows nothing but love!



There’s something about those eyes…I have been photographing Ava since she was a tiny baby. She’s an old pro now at four years old! She comes bounding into the studio for her sessions and always has a big “HI Michelle!” Then she is off and running to the backdrop and ready to show me her new moves. She jumps and twirls and tells me her favorite things…she is a delight to photograph full of expression and movement. I love this image because it captures her in thought. A wise little girl with an old soul and a sparkle that can’t be matched.  



She’s simply a sweetheart who wears a crown…little Vienne came in with mommy and daddy for her first photo shoot and was made a dazziling debut! She barely fussed throughout the entire shoot and made my job so easy. Such a pretty little baby and the new love for mom and dad!