About Me

“The secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some it’s a Broadway spotlight, for others, a lamplit desk.”

– Susan Cain
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Hi! I am Michele, the gal behind the camera.  I am a coffee addict, animal lover, traveler, and an introvert.  Yep, I have a hard time putting myself out there, or meeting new people.  So how and why did I start my own photography business?  I’m still asking myself that question all the time.

I didn’t really get interested in photography until I was in college.  I needed 3 more credits so I took photography as an elective class.  It was a challenge to learn how to use a SLR camera and how to expose my own film in the dark room.  I enjoyed the way I could show the rest of the world what I saw through the lens in my own way. After college I did mostly landscapes and pets. Attended my first photography conference with the intent to learn more about the business side of things. I still wasn’t comfortable with photographing people. Then things changed.

My co-worker Victoria asked if I could shoot her senior photo’s.  I almost said no but thought, why not.  It was a lot of fun putting together a shoot that focused on her interests.

Today’s seniors have a multitude of choices and no longer have to follow the typical rules for their portraits.  Keep that in mind when choosing your photographer, whether it is me or someone else.   

Senior Portrait Session

“A person is a collage of people warring to become a portrait.”

― Jenim Dibie

What to Expect:

CONSULTATION!

We want your Senior Portraits to be customized to you. The consultation is time to get to know one another and to put together your ideas for your portraits. We will go over everything from wardrobe to location. Prints, Products, or Digital images are ordered separately during your reveal session.

HAIR & MAKEUP!

Professional Hair and Makeup is included in every session. This is an important part of the experience besides being fun to get the Celebrity treatment. Professional Hair and Makeup artists have all the tools & products to make you look best on camera.

PHOTOSHOOT!

Your Senior Portrait is designed around you. Expect this to take 3-4 hours. We will be going to your favorite spots and you will have ample opportunity to change outfits.

Because shoots are mainly outdoors and our goal is to provide the best experience possible while being limited in regards to the weather. We may need to reschedule your shoot due to heat, cold, wind, rain, etc. If there is more than a 50% chance for inclement weather or if it is calling for heat in excess of 95 degrees- be prepared, you will receive a call or email the night before. The shoot is not officially canceled until you have heard from us, hopefully we have great weather!

REVEAL SESSION!

There is a great variety of prints and products available, and it can seem a bit overwhelming. Two weeks after the portrait session we will sit down together to select images and which prints/products you would like to order.

WHAT’S THE COST?

The session fee is $250 with prints and products purchased separately. We have a range of products and prints in a variety of sizes. The average purchase is ~ $1200.

If you are ready to reserve your Senior session click the link below:

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MRP Model Team

“Be willing to embrace wonder, to experience unexpected discovery, and to go into unknown directions . . .”

– Melissa Harris Perry

We are accepting applications to join Michele Reinert Photography Model Team for the Class of 2021, 2022, & 2023. You are part of the team until graduation so the sooner you join the more photo shoots you have access to.

As part of the MRP Model Team you get:

  • A variety of exclusive photo shoots & events
  • Priority Senior Session dates
  • Personalized Senior Session
  • Custom photo app of images to share with friends and family
  • New friends
  • Swag bag

Being outgoing or popular isn’t a requirement. Applicants should be friendly, honest, hard working, and smart. Involvement with their community, school and families is also encouraged.

The fee to join is $400. To apply please click the link below:

MODEL TEAM APPLICATION

CONTACT

We hope we have answered any questions you might have. If we haven’t or you are not ready to book yet and would like further information please contact us at the link below:

CONTACT FORM