u shine photography | about me


Hello, I'm Michele & I'm thrilled you've decided to peruse around to learn more about U Shine Photography. I've always had a passion for capturing moments, not just a good photo. I grew up around the fashion industry, and I was often on set for photoshoots & helped my mother style models - it was so much fun and glamorous. I think it was then that I caught "the shutterbug". I started U Shine Photography with a focus in the High School Senior market. I mean, who do you know really, that likes to tilt their head to one side with a frozen smile and velour fabric gently resting on your shoulders in a blah studio? That can be really intimidating. The young adults I know have much more personality and beauty to be captured through their natural movements. And they are worth it. They are totally worth the experience of a full fledged photo shoot, Top Model Style! My goal is to get photos of you being you - your laughter, your poise, all of it. After-all, is there anything more beautiful? Feel like making a silly face, I love it! Feel like twirling around - do it! Want to be yourself, feel natural & at ease - you should! I specialize in High School Senior Portraits {so much fun!}, Family & Event photography with natural light. Forget all the fuss, it will be just me & my camera + a few lenses. Get ready to ROCK your photoshoot! I'd love to hear from you, drop me a note to say hello, ask a question or to book a session. I'm just a local gal with a passion for capturing moments - get ready to SHINE!

- Michele


Tidbits about me: I love the beach - Laughing - Music {rock & hiphop get me energized} - Yoga - Spending time behind the lens -Herb Ritts photography - chillin' with my dogs - and a really good chocolate chip cookie


There are so many facets to me, just like there are many facets to you. It is my hope that during your photoshoot, I am able to capture your authentic beautiful self.