About Michelle

~My passion for photography began at age 11 while photographing sunsets
~I have an affinity for the sea and an obsession with surfing
~I believe France is the only place to get a good croissant
~Fell in love and never looked back
~Records over Mp3s
~Dogs, Dogs, Dogs and Puppies
~Love photographing people while they are connecting in meaningful ways
~Love IS the answer

Michelle Lauren felt right at home when she found sunny Santa Barbara 27 years ago and has been living in the stunning seaside paradise ever since. Santa Barbara is also where she developed her craft as a professional photographer and in 2006 created her successful business, Michelle Lauren Photography. Her work and talents include Weddings, Engagements, Special Events, Portraits, and Fine Art. Michelle is especially passionate about photographing Weddings. She feels it is a privilege and an honor to capture the heart and soul of two people in love. Through her photography Michelle has a unique capability of recognizing and revealing the harmony, emotion, and love between two people. Her unobtrusive style allows the day to unfold naturally allowing her to capture precious moments in time that will be remembered forever.

"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety." ~Ansel Adams