Hi, there...I'm Michele! I know that might be confusing, my name is not actually Lily! I chose the name Lily Photography for a few reasons that I thought I would share with you all.
My maiden name is Lilley and there is a lot of creative influence that comes from my family, I think it's in the genes! They inspire and motivate me to follow my dreams so I thought they deserve a special place in my business, the name.
The lily is my favorite flower. Growing up we had tiger lilies that surrounded our outdoor patio.. They bloomed every year around my birthday and it was always so beautiful and fragrant. That's a memory from my childhood home that I will always cherish and am reminded of when I see or smell lilies!
Lilies represent rebirth and hope. Starting my photography business was a fresh start in my life. It has provided an opportunity to express myself creatively, contribute to my family while still having the flexibility to raise my 2 boys, and document my own family as we grow and live life. I have always had a passion for photography and I am so grateful to be able to share that passion with other families to help create memories of their lives, too.
"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
Your family is beautiful, as you are, right now.
I want to capture that beauty for you to look back on and remember.
This photo was taken when my sister was brought home from the hospital back in 1989. When I look at this photo, I see my mom glowing and beautiful, my dad looking so young and happy, my sister's sweet little squishy face, and my goofy expression (the same face my son makes today!). It brings so much joy to my heart.
I want to capture the special moments of your family's life so you can look at the photos years from now and feel the same joy in your heart as I do when I look at this photo.
I hope to work with you soon!
"Michele was the most patient, creative and fun photographer we have ever used for our family photos! She even helped us coordinate color palettes for our clothes! She was so patient and fun with the kids and made them feel relaxed and comfortable. We never once heard any of them ask if we were finished yet. As for the adults, Michele was so creative to take photos of each family, each couple, parent and child, and group which gave us so many photos to treasure!