About Michelle

About Me

Hi, my name is Michelle and I’m a photographer in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada specializing in family, teen and business photography. In my spare time you will find me hanging out with my family, walking Buddy, travelling, watching reality tv shows, playing on Facebook/Instagram or reading Paleo recipe books.

As a mother of two (three if you count my furry son Buddy :)), I know how important it is to capture your family images…time goes by way too fast! My goal when taking pictures is to create lasting memories of your family having fun rather than forced poses or expressions (no saying “CHEESE”!).   I shoot mostly with natural light and in an environment where children feel most comfortable.  When you book your session we will tailor the location to best fit your needs be it; your home, a favourite park or running wildly through a field.

I have a special love of teen photography…it’s amazing to capture this wonderful time when they’re discovering who they are, especially in their last year of high school before they leave their parents and go off on their own. Teen sessions are tailored for each individual and they are welcome to bring outfit changes and props to show some different looks. Many of my clients like to bring things with meaning to them to the session , for example a guitar, pet or ballet outfit.

I look forward to getting to know you and your family and helping create timeless pieces that your family will cherish for years and years!

Top photo of Michelle & Buddy the standard poodle by Victoria Barbeau

Barbeau Family photo by Amir of Kandid Weddings and Make-up by Colleen Hanna