I'm Michele

...in the elevator and on the Internet, YOU are the face of your brand

and I’m here because...

I’m a Rapid City, South Dakota-based headshot and branding photographer with a passion for travel, brunch, and finding the best in people—both through the camera lens and in person.. 

My biggest fear in life (after fear of being forced to sing karaoke in public places) is Fear of Taking Unflattering Photos. Yes, I’m the photographer who runs the other direction when I see a camera pointed at me!

That’s why I’m on a mission to make you look and feel amazing in front of my camera.

As a headshot photographer for the past 10 years, I’ve learned that everyone is photogenic. It’s all about finding the right angle, the right lighting, and the best lens for every face and body type.

I've honed that skill and created my own system that works without fail — so you can finally have the photos you deserve.

Want to know more?

I’m on a mission
to make you look
and feel amazing

in front of my lens.

book a consultation

core beliefs


You deserve a professional portrait that makes you look and feel amazing.


Your portrait session should be fun and stress-free. In fact, you should leave feeling more confident than when you walked in!


Trust is a key element of photography. When you trust your photographer, you'll look and feel comfortable, natural, and relaxed in your photos!


NOW is the best time to have your photos taken. A great photographer can flatter you exactly the way you look today.


Relationships matter.
I want to know you and make sure your true personality shines through in photos!



|  Motivated by  |

How I Built This with Guy Raz podcast on NPR

Instagram, Zappos, Burton Snowboards + more


|  Reading  |

Magnolia Table

Foraged Floral and The Secret Lives of Color


|  Shooting  |

headshots + lifestyle photos

in Rapid City, Spearfish and Denver, Colorado

Instagram, Zappos,
Burton Snowboards + more

|  Inspired by  |

Needles Highway,
Custer State Park

and all the beauty of South Dakota’s Black Hills



|  Drinking  |

London Fog Tea
at Harriet & Oak

and learning to appreciate whisky


|  craving  |

French Macarons
in Maple Anise

and brunch all day every day