I'm Michelle Leudy, wife to Tony, mom to Brittany, Tanner, and Lakyn, and my newest role is "Nana Chelle" to Posey and Aker.
My photography journey started for me before I even knew it was a part of me... From being a small child spending hours on end looking at family photo albums, to being the girl in the 80's snapping photos with my Dad's polaroid.
Fast forward many years ahead (I won't say quite how many), Brittany, my oldest, asked me for a "good" camera for Christmas. We got her a camera that year, but I actually started playing around with it too - taking photos of my kids and then posting them on Facebook (a cool new social media platform that was really taking off). Encouraged by friends reacting to the quality of the photos, asking me if I would take pictures for them a photographer was born... Kinda, that's the short answer.
Within a few years (slightly forgetting the timeline here), on a whim, I quit my full-time job as a teacher's assistant to follow my heart. While there have been many ups and downs on this journey, I can honestly say I haven't looked back since...
How do you decide if I'm the right photographer for you?
Well, let me start by saying my most important tool in this trade is my heart. It's been the one thing that has fuelled me from the start of this journey and 10 years later it's still fuelling me. I suppose that sounds a little corny, but it's true!
I believe photography is about emotional connection - so that perfectly posed newborn shot, or family of six all lined up and posed is not what you will get fro me. I want your joy as a family, or a couple, to a shine through! If you can let me in, I promise I can deliver you back that joy to cherish for years to come.
So if your love is open & fierce, or even quiet and shy, then hopefully you'll se me as the girl for you! I love working with clients who value those imperfectly perfect moments, full of heart, and real raw emotion!
If that speaks to you, then I'd love to work with you!