Michelle Lee Photography: Blog https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog en-us (C) Michelle Lee Photography michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:52:00 GMT Mon, 02 Jan 2017 05:52:00 GMT https://michelleleephotographer.com/img/s/v-5/u20828110-o691823888-50.jpg Michelle Lee Photography: Blog https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog 120 80 THANK YOU! https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2017/1/thank-you As 2017 begins I wanted to say thank you to all my clients and friends that have helped make 2016 the most successful year (to date) for Michelle Lee Photography. As my business grows every year I certainly reflect on how blessed and grateful I am to be able to pursue my passion as a business. Follow your dreams, no matter what your age is, or what people's opinions are. You will be successful if you stay true to yourself and where your passion lies. 

I put together a collage and although I was not able to fit every client and every session in it I am grateful for each and every one of you that have helped me grow and reach the success I have. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 


 

THANK YOU!Small sample of sessions and weddings in 2016. Thanks for making it a great year.

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HOLIDAY SALE https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/12/holiday-sale Happy Holidays everyone! I wanted to offer a discount to all my clients this year (and previous years) to encourage you to order prints and wall art from your galleries.

Why? What's the big deal? You can just take your images and go to Walmart and print them up and it's quick cheap and easy, right? True it is cheap and it is convenient BUT the saying "You get what you paid for" rings true here. It's just a fact that the printers and ink used in chain stores like Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, etc are not quality printers, they use less colors and sub par quality inks and papers which result in a distortion of the image your photographer intended. This is an issue that most photographers deal with so I have a couple of examples to show you of the differences between printing through a professional lab as compared to a chain store. 

This is a great chart that shows several different retail chains vs professional labs

 

Here's another specifically for Walmart, which I tend to have to combat more than other retailers because it's the ready available chain in my town. 

I've seen what Walmart can do to a image and it makes me hurt every time I see a image I've created printed from there. Not only are you getting mediocre results but the fact that they are inconsistent every time you send something in to be printed. 

Photographers spend a LOT of time using calibrated monitors to edit images to make sure skin tones are correct and colors are as perfect as possible so to see all the work that one has carefully put in to a image be ruined through cheap and mediocre printing can be very worrisome. Not to mention when a client invests in quality photography services, to take that investment and ruin it with horrible prints can discourage someone from using a professional photographer again. 

Not only are you supporting a small business when you purchase your prints through the photographer and their professional lab but you are getting a far superior product to those bargin basement labs. 

Thank you for your business and I hope that you use the Holiday code I am offering to maybe print up those images from the session you did with me this year and have been meaning to get to printing but just haven't had a chance! :)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

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NEPA PHOTOGRAPHER | ENGAGEMENT SESSION {JENNA + MIKE} https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/8/nepa-photographer-engagement-session-jenna-mike Recently, I had the chance to photograph this lovely couple before they head to the altar. I met with them a hot summer morning when they were in the area. Jenn is from Honesdale and she and Mike were home to do some preparing for their wedding. When I met them I instantly felt comfortable, both Jenn and Mike seem easy going and had a great sense of humor. They brought along their fur babies: Bonnie and Clyde and I was instantly in love! My motto in life is "I never met a dog (or a Canadian) that I didn't like.

I love the smiles and laughter that went on between Jenna and Mike. They were really patient too when I just kept shooting and they played along. I finally realized that they were getting tired and needed to head out. 

I am looking forward to documenting their beautiful day this weekend at Fox Hill Farm. It is going to be a stunner

 

 

 

 

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Candid Moments Engagement sessions Honesdale Photographer NEPA Photographer NEPA Wedding Photographer Summer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/8/nepa-photographer-engagement-session-jenna-mike Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:13:10 GMT
NEPA Photographer | Family and Engagement Session {Caroline + Peter} https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/8/nepa-photographer-family-and-engagement-session I met Caroline, Peter, their little girl Elouisa, and their dog Ammo at their property in Bethany PA. As I drove the long dirt road and driveway, I was just in awe of the trees on the grounds, I felt like I should be in European country. When I reached the home I instantly fell in love, it is a magical home nestled right next to a beautiful lake surrounded by whispering pines. Come to find out the property used to be part of a christmas tree farm that was in operation for years! Thousands of christmas trees just growing to their full potential, just stunning. 

 


Equally as stunning is this beautiful family, they were so warm and friendly and invited me into their gorgeous home as they prepared for the shoot. As I looked around, there were so many things to see here and I knew that this session would be magical. 

When I met little Caroline and Peter's little girl; Elouisa, I was instantly smitten! Not only adorable, but smart and curious. Elouisa was a bit shy at first but soon as I mentioned my favorite cartoon was "Peppa Pig" I think we became instant friends. Also I noted that my gut decision to blow up yellow and blue balloons was accurate because Elousia was wearing an adorable yellow smock dress with gladiator sandals! The girl was on point! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really was taken with this family. They exude a confidence and love in one another that just makes you pay attention to them. Such a kind, loving and warm family. I am so excited about spending the day documenting their wedding on August 13, 2016

 

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{Charlotte} NEPA and HONESDALE Children's Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/5/charlotte

As I photographed Charlotte I was reminded of my own childhood filled with barefoot days, bike riding, catching frogs, bugs, salamanders. The summer days that were so hot and seemed to last forever. The sounds of the ice cream truck that came in the heat of the day, waiting for that familiar jingle and begging my mom for .25 to get a Bombpop. Laying in the grass looking at the sky and wondering if I stayed still and listened and really paid attention, I might feel the earth rotating on it's axis. 

 


 

 

I think about these things as I photograph children and families. I wonder what the children think about this lady taking their pictures and if someday they will be sitting looking at the images and be reminded of the carefree childhood they had, and if they will be thankful that they had these images. During my childhood there were no cellphones, computers or even accessible cameras, I have the still images of my experiences in my head but sometimes I wish I had a tangible picture in my hand to show my sons. 

 

 

If posed formal images are not your style, try booking a lifestyle session where images are captured of you and your family doing real stuff, real, everyday stuff. The kind of activities that form those mental images that carry with you and your children for many, many years: Making cookies, having a water balloon fight, running through the sprinkler. All those real, imperfect moments with real laughter, messy hair and smiles, not the forced, posed smiles that sometimes happen in formal pictures. 

I love the perfection in imperfect moments, that is why I love what I do and will always do what I do. 
 

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Candid Moments Children's Photographer Family Photographer Honesdale Photographer Lifestyle Photographer NEPA Photographer Summer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/5/charlotte Mon, 30 May 2016 21:42:19 GMT
MATILDA JANE Photoshoot Spring 2016 Collection {NEPA Children's portrait photographer} https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/5/matilda-jane-photoshoot-spring-2016-collection-nepa-childrens-portrait-photographer I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot some of the Spring 2016 line of Matilda Jane clothing for girls and women, for trunk keeper; Aime Wargo , in Hamlin, PA. It was a beautiful Spring evening with the golden sun shining, and 3 cute little girls to photograph. 

One of the many reasons I love my profession is that I am able to photograph so many adorable children! It seems like every time I meet new little souls, I find a new muse, and this shoot was no exception! These three little ones were wonderful! They listened and took direction like pros!  I love seeing their little personalities shine through, and I enjoy the conversations that we have when I have them in front of my lens. Both of my children are boys, so when I am able to capture images of families that have girls, I feel as if I am living vicariously through them with all the bows, ribbons, dresses and tutus! 

The Matilda Jane clothing line is bright, colorful and playful, the fabric is amazing and comfortable. They also carry a line for women with the style being just a fun and creative as the little girl's collection. If you are looking for something unique and different, but also reminiscent of clothes from days past this line is what you have been looking for. I am excited that I was able to be a part of this spring showing. 

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Children's Photographer Honesdale Photographer Matilda Jane NEPA Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2016/5/matilda-jane-photoshoot-spring-2016-collection-nepa-childrens-portrait-photographer Mon, 02 May 2016 20:53:00 GMT
Honesdale Family Photographer | The Hocking Family https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/9/honesdale-family-photographer-the-hocking-family I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful Hocking family one nice summer evening. It was really a joy to see how they interacted together, there is a closeness there, and obvious love. It was so sweet to see the closeness between James and Angela and the children; Jordan, Tyler and Savannah were just the sweetest, friendliest kids, they got along so well and made my job easy. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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E, B & M: The Delemarre's | NEPA - Honesdale Family Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/e-b-m-the-delemarres-nepa---honesdale-family-photographer Meet Ed, Bridget and Morgan Delemarre! Morgan, or "Princess Mo" as I like to call her is one of the sweetest little girls you will ever meet and one of my favorite cutie patooties to photograph! Always willing to give a hug and a wave, she is a busy little one and inquisitive. One of the nicest families I've worked with, they are fun loving and always laughing!

 

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Family Photographer Honesdale Photographer NEPA Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/e-b-m-the-delemarres-nepa---honesdale-family-photographer Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:03:25 GMT
T, J & D: The Paulsons | NEPA Family Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/t-j-d-the-paulsons-nepa-family-photographerImage Meet Tommy, Jenna and baby superhero; Dylan. I just loved their theme of Captain America, so fitting for this super cute superhero family. They traveled all the way from Valhala, NY to here in the Honesdale area to have their session. Love this family!


 

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Family Photographer Honesdale Photographer NEPA Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/t-j-d-the-paulsons-nepa-family-photographerImage Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:19:34 GMT
Miss Abby's first ballet recital | Honesdale and NEPA's Premiere Children's Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/miss-abbys-first-ballet-recital-honesdale-and-nepa-s-premiere-children-s-photographer Sweet little Miss Abby! This is the second time I have had the pleasure of working with the Gowarty family and their beautiful daughters. This time Miss Abby was on center stage....literally! This was her first ballet recital with Kelly Patrick Dance Studio in Olyphant. She looked absolutely adorable in her costume which reminded me of a mermaid or sea nymph. 

Abby is a natural in front of the camera and once she warmed up to me; watch out! This cutie was meant to be a performer! CONGRATS Abby on your first ballet recital. 

 

 


 

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Children's Photographer Honesdale Photographer NEPA Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/miss-abbys-first-ballet-recital-honesdale-and-nepa-s-premiere-children-s-photographer Wed, 12 Aug 2015 03:05:57 GMT
K & P ~ Maternity Photographer Honesdale, PA. https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/k-p-maternity-photographer-honesdale-pa Kristen and Patrick; she's a PA from here in NEPA and he's a geophysicist from the Dallas, TX area. Can I just say what an adorable couple they are? They met online almost three years ago (which has given me new found hope for myself and online dating) and they have been together ever since! I really enjoyed watching them interact with one another; Patrick was very attentive, loving, protective and funny with Kristen they are so obviously in love and I couldn't be more happy for them and welcoming this new life to this World! It was an absolutely gorgeous evening when I met with them here in Honesdale; perfect lighting and a beautiful couple, what more could a photographer ask for?

    

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Honesdale Photographer Maternity Photographer NEPA Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/8/k-p-maternity-photographer-honesdale-pa Tue, 04 Aug 2015 04:20:17 GMT
HONESDALE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER- BABY DANIELLE 8 DAYS NEW. https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/5/honesdale-newborn-photographer--baby-danielle-8-days-new I've known Mom Jennifer since her little ones and my little guy went to the Bethany Children's House but I hadn't seen her in awhile, I didn't even know she was pregnant with 4th baby and had she not shown me under her winter jacket I would not have known. I was excited when she came to me for the newborn session. What a precious little girl Danielle is! She was eight days new for this shoot and the most cooperative, sweetest little thing! 

The gorgeous headbands and tutu by Maddy's Rose Boutique

 

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EASTER MINIS | HONESDALE, PA CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHER https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/3/easter-minis-honesdale-pa-childrens-photographer I will be offering very limited spots for Easter minis this year. I loved little Lauren's images from her recent cake smash so much, I thought I would use her as my Easter model. Of course, it will be a stylized shoot (it's what I love), so there will be lots of fun props! 

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Children's Photographer Easter Mini Sessions Honesdale Photographer Mini Sessions NEPA Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/3/easter-minis-honesdale-pa-childrens-photographer Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:28:47 GMT
Lauren's Cake Smash | Honesdale, PA. Children's Photographer https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/3/laurens-cake-smash Meet Lauren! This adorable little girl turned one and she got to smash a cake! At first she wasn't sure about the whole thing and then she dug right in. 

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Hi! Welcome to my website! https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/2/hi-welcome-to-my-website 'ELLO and welcome to my blog. Getting things up and running so please excuse any messes. 

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But first, let me take a selfie..... https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/2/but-first-let-me-take-a-selfie Hi! Well, I wasn't planning that my first blog post here on my website would be a contest but that's the way it worked out! If you are here reading, then you found the right place. 

In celebration of my 1,000 likes on my Facebook page (Yayy!) I am having a contest. Thank you so much for all of you that have supported me since I started this journey, not so long ago, some of you have been with me since day one! I am so thankful that I am able to really pursue what I am passionate about. The saying really is true: 'if you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life."

I decided to have a "Selfie" contest. Many of us have tons of selfies on our phones but no real  wall hanging worthy images. Perhaps you've never had professional images taken of you and you always have wanted to but just haven't gotten around to it. I'm giving you the chance to get professional images done for FREE!

So what's the catch? Nothing really. To Qualify you must "Like" ME Photography page on Facebook, submit a selfie (just one); it can be funny, sexy (no nudity), cute, or serious. The selfies will be voted on by viewers (1 vote per person). Images must have been taken by you, with a phone, or point and shoot, no professional images accepted. Get creative and have fun! 

Submissions start Feb 20, 2015 and will be open for 1 week. Images will be located in a album on Michelle Lee Photography business page (ME Photography) SHARE this post with friends on Facebook and encourage them to vote (and to like my page)

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michelleleephotographypa@gmail.com (Michelle Lee Photography) Honesdale Photographer NEPA Photographer Photo Contest Selfies https://michelleleephotographer.com/blog/2015/2/but-first-let-me-take-a-selfie Sat, 21 Feb 2015 02:48:36 GMT