ABOUT US

MEET THE MOTHER & DAUGHTER DUO

The Chicago native who loves puppy snuggles, Italian dinners on the oceanside, and an occasional Amaretto-sour.

I'm an optimistic, passionate Italian from Chicago. My husband, Joe, and I are empty nesters—well sort of; we have three small dogs (two of them are rescued senior pups!) along with two cats that we love. In 2016, I fulfilled my life-long dream of traveling to Italy and reconnecting with my parents' family!  This year we're headed back to Chicago to visit with even more family and enjoy incredible food! I enjoy dreaming up new ideas, planning far off adventures, and writing it all down with pretty pens and paper.  You can always find me reading a good book or having the family over for a big, fun, Italian dinner!

Wedding Day Favorites : Father & Daughter First Looks, Intimate & Private Moments, and Golden Hour Couple's Sessions!

MEET MICHELLE

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The not-your-average southern belle who loves neutral tones, quiet time, and a classic sweet-and-sour cocktail.

I am an petite, energetic, Italian gal that adores reading while sun bathing on the beach, snacking on freshly peeled oranges, and dreaming up the next big adventure to take with my husband, Jake! We have a darling kitty named Cali—Calibear to us. My style in photography mirrors my own personal style. I tend towards neutrals and bright, airy aesthetics. I love spending quality time at local coffee shops, fellowshipping with dear friends, and hosting holiday dinners for my lovely family.

Wedding Day Favorites: Bridal Details, First Looks (of any kind!), and Golden Hour Couple's Sessions!

MEET sara

MEET MICHELLE

hello there

The not-your-typical southern belle who loves neutral tones, quiet time, and a classic sweet-and-sour cocktail.

I am a petite, energetic, Italian gal that adores reading while sun bathing on the beach, snacking on freshly peeled oranges, and dreaming up the next big adventure to take with my husband, Jake! We're celebrating our five year wedding anniversary at our third home, Wrightsville Beach NC! I can't wait to walk down the River walk, enjoy the quaint downtown shops, and eat the best seafood in North Carolina! Jake and I also have a darling kitty named Cali—Calibear to us. I love spending quality time at local coffee shops, fellowshipping with dear friends, and hosting holiday dinners for my lovely family and friends!

Wedding Day Favorites: Bridal Details, First Looks (of any kind!), and a Couple Session with lots of laughter!

MEET sara

hello there

The Chicago native who loves puppy snuggles, Italian dinners on the oceanside, and an occasional Amaretto-sour.

I'm an optimistic, passionate Italian from Chicago. My husband, Joe, and I are empty nesters—well sort of; we have three senior dogs, two cats, and a tank full of angel fish that we love. In 2016, I fulfilled my life-long dream of traveling to Italy and reconnecting with my parents' family!  I can't wait to see where this year's travel will bring us! I enjoy dreaming up new ideas, planning far off adventures, and writing it all down with pretty pens and paper.  You can always find me reading a good book or having the family over for a big, fun, Italian dinner!

Wedding Day Favorites : Bride Getting Ready, Groom's Details, and Golden Hour Couple's Sessions!

MEET MICHELLE

meet sara

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We are

Michelle & sara

at the start of 2012, michelle was on the search for a second photographer. as she asked sara multiple times, sara kept saying no. sara had dreams of going into film school to make it big in hollywood as an editor. fast forward to THE MIDDLE OF 2012, RIGHT AS SARA WAS about to graduate FROM COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SHE SURPRISED EVERYONE.

"YES" SARA SAID TO MICHELLE, "I'LL JOIN YOU!" MICHELLE COULDN'T CATCH HER BREATH FAST ENOUGH TO RESPOND!


At the start of 2012,  I (Michelle) was in pursuit of an associate photographer. I had dreams of a family-based business and asked Sara multiple times to join me. Sara had dreams of going into film school to be an editor. After her final no, I accepted I would be a solo photographer. Fast forward to the middle of 2012, right as Sara was about to graduate from Community College; she surprised us all!
"...Yes," Sara said, "I'll join you!" I couldn't catch my breath fast enough!
I (Sara) switched career paths (and my major) and the journey to Michelle & Sara Photography began!

AFTER SWITCHING career paths (and a major), THE JOURNEY TO MICHELLE AND SARA HAD BEGUN.


IN BEING IN A FAMILY BUSINESS TOGETHER! TOGETHER, WE, ARE ABLE TO DO LIFE AND BUSINESS TOGETHER - WHICH IS BEYOND UNIQUE AND A BLESSING.

WE PHOTOGRAPH MEMORIES FOR OUR COUPLES, GO GROCERY SHOPPING EVERY WEEK, HAVE ALMOST IDENTICAL WARDROBES, AND DREAM BIG FOR EACH AND EVERYDAY.

SIX YEARS LATER, MICHELLE AND SARA ARE STILL EMBRACING THEIR UNIQUENESS 

Six years later, we are still embracing our uniqueness in being a two-lead wedding photography team! We are able to do life and business together - which we cherish and find to be such a blessing.

We photograph memories for our couples, go grocery shopping every week, have almost identical wardrobes, and dream big for each other everyday.


COME SEE OUR FAVORITE MOMENTS

by the middle of 2012, right as sara was graduating from community college, she surprised everyone.

"I'll do it, I will come photograph with you," Sara said to michelle. Michelle couldn't catch her breath fast enough to respond.

We are

Michelle & sara

We are

Michelle & sara

after switching carrer paths, the journey to michelle and sara had begun. Six years later, michelle and sara are embracing their mother & daughter business partnership, but most importantly they are celebrating their friendship & their love for photography together.

We are

Michelle & sara

We are

Michelle & sara

THIS IS OUR DAILY ADVENTURE.

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