Everyone has a different style and personality. It’s what makes you, YOU!
I have been passionate about photography since I was a child. I would tote around a camera and snap everything and everything that I could.
See that sunspot? I did it on purpose. I looked at the “Waving Girl” located in Savannah, Georgia and knew the story behind her. I thought a sunspot would be awesome. So I situated myself around and around her and finally got a sunspot.
I have a secret weapon I use when dealing with couples. You see I want a genuine smile. Not a smile because I told you a smile. I want a smile from the heart. So after a few snaps I say “pretend like you love each other”.
See above? I did it to my sister and her husband. Of course often the conversation goes “but we do love each other” and they talk. But I do get what I want, I get that smile from the heart.
Look see, I got it again. Every photographer has a secret weapon, or multiple weapons, to get the photo they want. I would also venture to call it their style. Every photographer has a different style. A different way they capture an image than a different photographer would.
I also do film photography. I have a 35mm and a few medium format cameras.
I love being a freelance photographer capturing lifestyle images.
I hope you love my style and personality… well enough to choose me to be your photographer.
Thanks to Umpqua Bank and the Wish Upon a Star program for asking me to capture the precious moments of this wedding.
The 2015 Client Guide is available! You can download it here.
A reintroduction to myself.
My name is Michelle but I go by Elle. I am happily married to a wonderful man who serves our country, a mother, Starbucks addict, and ginger ale lover. My favorite color is purple. I am a freelance photographer in the PNW, specifically in the Seattle area. I do natural and lighted session. Spirited with my personality guaranteed to have fun.
Who doesn’t love a vacation, well a working vacation.
I flew to Virginia to help a friend move. I loved walking around and seeing the sites in a new way. No longer a resident of Virginia and now being a tourist.
I enjoyed walking along the beach, especially after my red-eye flight.
I am adjusting a few things in my client guide. I am adding film sessions. If you book now you will receive 20% off a film session. Film sessions are $225 for a 2 hour session, processing of the film is included (with prints!). For more information email email@example.com
I love being a Hearts Apart Photographer.
My recent session for Hearts Apart was with Meegan Taylor. Her son Corey Morfeld is in the Navy.
Corey had his extended family and close family friend (whom he calls wifey) attend the session. We had such a blast and I enjoyed working with this family.
If you would like to book a session in the Seattle/Puget Sound area please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelle Belle Photography is officially open for business in the Greater Seattle, PNW area.
Accepting bookings for military homecomings in the Puget Sound area.
Destination Weddings will be added shortly, available for travel.
Engagement and Wedding packages available.
2014 Session Guide and Studio Policies will be posted on the website soon.
This session began by something tugging at my heart.
I had met Cyndi on a FB group and we became FB friends. She has 3 adorable little girls! Well one day something happened to Cyndi that broke my heart.
When she had her twin babies she posted photos of them on FB. And someone reported it as pornography. A newborn baby girl laying under the bassinet/heater with a diaper on… how is that pornography??
And to top it, these babies were older now… so someone had to search for those photos to report them.
I reached out and offered Cyndi a session. It disturbed me what people can do these days and of course I have the thought that one good actions will replace a bad action.
I squeezed Cyndi into my schedule, as you see my husband and I were packing and beginning our PCS.
Adored working with the Ford family. And remember to always give back to your community.
It was hard to contain my excitement as we moved from the East Coast to the West Coast and how my finger was triggering to get into action.
Ashley and Israel are the most adorable couple I’ve seen.
They were nervous and it was fun to see their nervousness fade away and their love shine through.
I chose the location in Everett, Washington that is close to the Naval Base. I picked this location due to the low and high tide effects along this stretch. This location has intrigued me since moving here, I happen to drive by it often. At one point in the day there will be no water and you can walk out far, and other times the water is up to the edge and very high. It is fun to sit here and watch the tide come in and out… and of course once the tide goes out to walk out onto the mud (I wouldn’t really call it sand).
Thanks to Ashley and Israel for letting me take their pictures. I truly had fun watching this couple love on each other. I see many more happy years of marriage a head of them.