Hi there! I’m Michelle Burns. Most days you can find me running around after my kids or eating ice cream on the couch in sweat pants while binging housewives or something on Netflix. My friends describe me as someone who gives great advice, tells you the truth always, and has a simplistic mindset -which definitely comes out in my photography! I haven’t always been a lifestyle family photographer, I worked retail for a few years and was a stay at home mom having and raising babies. As my kids started getting a little older I decided it was time to chase my dreams and start this crazy journey into family photography. I am mostly known for my seriously awesome minivan and messy buns BUT I also love meeting new families and hanging out with them.
I photograph families who are looking for real life moments. People who want to freeze this day with their family so they can remember exactly how their little one felt laying on their chest or how their newborn felt fresh in their arms or even how their teenager looks when he laughs. I am lucky to give them the gift of these memories and frozen moments. When I’m not busy working on your memories you can catch me on a family walk with my husband Andy, our 4 kids, and dog Henry; watching racing, Andy and Matty are obsessed, sitting in the carline at school, or heading to the Midwest to see our extended family.
If you’re dying to hear more, here are five things you might not know about me:
- I loved being pregnant and giving birth. Maybe that’s why I love to photograph it.
- I could eat ice cream all day! Blue Bell Butter Crunch anyone?
- We lived in England for a year and it was absolutely incredible!
- Andy and I met on a blind date.
- I am obsessed with the midwest and hope to end up back there someday.
"If you see someone without a smile, give them yours" Dolly Parton