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...
1. 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.
2. 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!
3. 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.
Your family is beautiful, as you are, right now. I want to capture that beauty for you to 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.
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""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!
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"Michele is so talented! She came to our house and shot our family- 3 kids and 2 dogs running around was no easy task....yet they were the best photos we have ever had taken. So many great ones! she gave us all the images and her prices are amazing! highly recommend and can't wait to book her again. -Stephanie"
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"We had the best time with Michele during our family photo shoot on the beach!! We have a kiddo in every “stage” of life and she was able to work with them effortlessly to create natural and beautiful photos for our family to treasure forever! She is SO sweet and truly makes everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. Even my guy said how “easy” it was and we all know they don’t look forward to these sessions as much as moms!"
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