I'm a San Francisco Bay Area based freelance photographer, shooting professionally since the creation of Poplar Photography in 2006.


I photograph because it's how I see. how I remember. and how I stay sane. It connects me to all sorts of people and places.


I married my college sweetheart, a fellow creator, and together we created three littles - my delights, and favorite subjects since 2010.


Professionally, I specialize in portraiture and event photography, with a drive for capturing people's essence.

On the personal side I enjoy forming collections, working with non-profits, and using photography as a catalyst for communicating truths.


While I have lights I use from time to time with portrait sessions I prefer to shoot with little setup - natural light, gently guided subjects. For me, it's more about playing than performing or perfectionism.

- Michelle

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