Biography - Michelle Michel Photography

Michelle Michel

An award winning photographer with more than ten years of experience shooting dance and theatrical performances, I've been a resident of Austin, Texas for over 20 years. I've traveled extensively, but less than I'd like. After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Computer Information Systems, I played career girl for 12 years. Having retired from the corporate rat race to raise a beautiful daughter who is everything like me and nothing like me, I began to formally study photographic technology at a local college here in Austin.

Child of the 70's, tech-nerd of the 90's, 21st century dance mom--the constants in my life have remained: faith, family, and photography. Photographs capture and preserve a family's legacy as nothing else--the people we love, the things we've done, the places we've been. I've combined my passion for the arts and my technical skills to create a niche in performance and landscape photography and photographic restoration -- capturing the essence of what I observe or restoring the essence of what once was.

I remain constantly and totally amazed.

"Almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to . . . Only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement."
~ Patricia, 'Joe vs the Volcano'