Michelle Schmidt is an experienced photographer who has worked with many clients in Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, as well as internationally. She specializes in portrait and wedding photography, with a record of 100% client satisfaction. She has done various work for different local and national organizations, including print work for advertising and personal uses. Michelle also has extensive experience in family, newborn, graduation, as well as other corporate events photography. Her clients often comment that she has an eye for what looks good on camera and that she goes above and beyond to make her clients feel comfortable by directing poses while engaging in genuine conversation, all of which make a HUGE different in the final pictures!
Photography has blessed me with the opportunities to hear so many incredible stories! I have always had a genuine passion to hear other people's stories and tell those unique stories through images. I love getting to build relationships with my clients and nothing brings me more joy than to make people feel seen and heard and leave them feel more confident and encouraged! Also, my editing sessions provide me with the creative outlet I need as an expressive individual and many of my clients describe me as a very friendly, genuine, unique, and detail-oriented! I truly want my clients to have the best experience and it's the best feeling when I get to see their eyes light up and say that they truly did!
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
While I have extensive background in various types of shoots, portraitures and weddings are my specialties! Prior to each session, I work with my clients to offer free wardrobe consultation, preparation tips, really just connect with them as a friend! During the shoot, I work efficiently while engaging you in genuine conversation, helping you with poses and angles, and making you smile and laugh! Before you know it, the session is done and you will have had so much fun because you know what they say, "time flies when you're having fun!" All cliches aside, I truly strive to bring my clients an experience rather than just a product. I will tailor each session to the clients' vision and provide my clients with absolutely every resource I have to tell their stories the way they would want it being told! As for other types of shoots, I have also done plenty of corporate event coverages, product photography, food photography, and mini family, senior, or maternity and newborn sessions, all of which I enjoy so very much!
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
2020-2021 Featured as one of Lawrence's Top Photographers! 2020-2021 WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award 2019 Abilene Gives photography and design award 100% Client Satisfaction reviews on Facebook and WeddingWire
A fun fact about this photographer
I was born in Indonesia and have since travelled to over 19 countries and lived in 8 different cities!