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Sketch Runs Away

Sketch was sad.  Life on paper left her flat and lifeless. Sketch ran away.  Life on paper was two dimensional, and she wanted more. Sketch wasn’t sure what these were.  But maybe these were “friends.” Sketch will never go back to paper.  This world was so far beyond the borders she had been constrained to . . . and she loved it. The horses were an unintended addition to the series.  I ventured out into the pasture, noting that the horses were grazing off in the distance.  Shortly into shooting in the empty field, however, I heard the thunderous sound of 40 horses running towards me. It was one of those moments where you freeze with fear: I was alone, I didn’t have my phone, these things are massive, and I don’t look like a normal human. They circled up around me and began curiously nuzzling and sniffing me.  One was particularly interested in my camera on the tripod… he was notorious for photobombing for the rest of the shoot. So for him, here are some of his best bombs. www.facebook.com/Aleahmichelephotography www.instagram.com/aleah_michele... read more

Grace & Mike: Engagement

“Some people meet the way the sky meets the earth, inevitably, and there is no stopping or holding back their love. It exists in a finished world, beyond the reach of common sense.” -Louise Erdrich These two met early on in high school and have been together ever since. They have had the opportunity to grow together through so many of life’s transitions so far, graduation, college, long distance, maturing, and serving; and with marriage on the horizon, they have countless more to come.  I’m so happy I had the privilege to photograph them and capture a glimpse of the beauty of their love.     “Come away with me. Let’s go somewhere. You and me, just the two of us. Let’s wander through darkness. Forget our worries and do all the things today that will help carve a better tomorrow.” -R.M.... read more

BTS: Life Cycles

Caterpillar: Disguised Endings ” New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings…”-Lao Tzu Chrysalis: Allowed to Become “She knew this transition was not about becoming someone better, but about finally allowing herself to become who she’d always been.” – Amy Rubin Moth: Delight in the Beauty “We delight in the beauty of a butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou Behind the Scenes The Team   MUA: Allison Lodato Model: Liberty Darr Tree-Climbing Assistant: Laryssa Fierle We had an absolutely delightful evening eating apple chicken, getting dolled up, mothing about, climbing trees, and taking photos!  I couldn’t have asked for a better team to make this shoot happen with.  Allison did a fabulous job on make-up, Liberty made the cutest most bubbly moth, and Laryssa saved the day by becoming a sloth-lady and holding the cocoon up in the tree! The Outtakes... read more

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