Candid Reflections

About me

meblog.jpgI’m Michelle, the photographer behind Candid Reflections Photography, est. 2008.

I love to capture the life, feeling, and emotion in people, and I love to watch their reaction to a photo when they are able to visually see what they know their heart feels.  Whenever I aim my camera at people, my goal is to create an image that when looked at years down the road will cause them to reflect not only upon the way they once looked, but upon the way they once felt.  I love a photojournalistic approach with the emphasis on people doing and being rather than posing and saying “cheese”.  To me, photo sessions= a time to hang out and have fun.

I love to create, and when I’m not doing so with my camera, you might find me creating in my kitchen with food.  I am a self-professed recipe junkie; I’m often collecting and trying out new recipes that I’ve copied from the web, found in an illustrated cookbook, or ripped from a magazine at the dentist’s office (I confess… it was me.) 

So, amidst my #1 appointment in life which is to create a home for my family,  I find opportunities to pick up my camera or my measuring spoons – and when I can, I’ll enjoy sharing about them with you here.  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. My dear friend~ you have truly inspired me today with the beauty of your words and photography. WOW. I needed it!!! Gave me goosebumps looking at the photos! I am counting down the hours until our girl time tonight! See you at 6pm.

    Comment by Robbyn — February 25, 2008 @ 2:23 pm

  2. Michelle, You are truly amazing! In more ways than one. I love this picture. I would love to hang it up in my home. It is so beautiful. How do you find the time? Yes, I agree with Robbyn, you are an inspiration. You are a blessing!

    Comment by Ursula — March 1, 2008 @ 11:38 am

  3. Wow Michelle,

    We love your website. The pictures are beautiful; the text is inspirational. Its amazing to see how you have developed your gifts while taking such good care of your brood. We are fans and will check in often.


    The H. family

    Comment by Uncle Paul &Aunt Cheryl — March 24, 2008 @ 10:04 pm

  4. Loved your pictures of Hawaii, it looks like you had a great time! We are always thinking of you and your family. Hope to see you soon.

    Mike & Lillian

    Comment by Mike O. — May 5, 2008 @ 8:41 pm

  5. Hey! First thing i thought about while reading this post was – how many interesting things and people I miss sitting in the office!…
    You gave me inspiration! For that I thank you so much!!!

    Comment by delphiniumdays — May 7, 2008 @ 10:45 am

  6. Your photos truly capture that spirit. I too am hooked on capturing BEYOND what is ordinarily seen. Thanks for showing your talent to the world!

    Comment by loriannetucson — May 25, 2008 @ 9:37 am

  7. Just took a mini vacation at my desk~looking at the breath taking beauty of life that you capture so amazingly with every click of your camera. Thanks for being wonderful you. You bring such joy and smiles to me always!
    Happy Monday 🙂

    Comment by Robbyn — July 14, 2008 @ 10:49 am

  8. Thank you for visiting, everyone! Your kind, kind words have truly warmed my heart. I’ve decided if ever I am feeling down, I shall return here and your words shall brighten my day once again. Blessings to each of you!

    Comment by candid reflections — July 21, 2008 @ 1:25 pm

  9. I came across your blog on wordpress and then logged onto your website…..I hope that you are proud of yourself and your phenomenal work in capturing special moments in time! There is a subtle grace and softness to your work that I greatly commend. Thank you for sharing your talent…..

    Comment by renodsgnr — July 26, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  10. Michelle,
    Just wanted to say hi. I stumbled across your blog and have now been sitting here for about an hour looking at all of your beautiful photo’s…You are so talented and I have enjoyed checking out your blog. Thanks for doing my maternity shoot,it was wonderful! See you soon!

    Comment by Cierra — August 3, 2008 @ 7:00 pm

  11. Love the new look! Can’t wait to try the Irish Cream Apple Pie! I always come here when I need to be reminded of how it’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy. Thanks for all the inspiration your words and photos provide on these pages. Loved the hot date photos!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week! Autumn is just around the corner. Can’t wait to see how you capture all its beauty with your gifted eye.

    Comment by Robbyn — September 18, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  12. Michelle….. I find your story inspiring. I adore your pictures….they are amazing. Keep the posts coming, can’t wait to see more!
    Smiles… Lacie B

    Comment by lacie b — September 30, 2008 @ 7:56 am

  13. Hi! Michelle I found your blog really marvelous. The photographs are really beautiful.
    Wish you luck.

    Comment by dinesh1201 — October 20, 2008 @ 10:08 pm

  14. I LOVE your site! Please write me with your email so we can chat and plan a visit!! Xoxo!

    Comment by Lisa S. — February 14, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

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