300newbioHi, I’m Michelle!

I live in Virginia with my two (homeschooled) kids, my husband, and one very cute pup.  I write about, and photograph, what inspires me. Which means I write about, and photograph, life.  The pretty, the not so pretty. The in-between.  You could say my writing and photography are a form of meditation, because they are. Slowing me down, zeroing me in, expanding me out.  Helping me catch the tiny moments that make up every day.  I like the tiny. There’s a lot of punch packed in there.


I love…
dark chocolate, watermelon, freshly baked bread
cloudy days, sunny days, rainy days
trees, flowers, all bodies of water
a good belly laugh, a big bear hug, a genuine smile
slippers, wool sweaters, jeans, also yoga pants
banana bread, with or without chocolate chips (never nuts)
pilates and yoga
long walks
honesty and kindness
tea and coffee
making lists

I also love helping others watch for the tiny bits that fill their days, the bits that unfold into their stories. One way I do this is with my online classes.  Additionally, I work with small businesses and families, making visual records of their stories.