About Me

DSC_5511Hi! 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.  It was an even bigger challenge learning 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.  I typically took images of wildlife and landscapes.  Not once did I ever consider becoming a photographer as a career.

After graduation I was working as an interior designer.  I liked the company I was working for, and I enjoyed the challenge of each new project.  I purchased my first DSLR, and kept taking images of wildlife and landscapes.  I never really thought about becoming a portrait photographer. 

A few years ago one of my co-workers asked if I could do her senior photo’s.  I thought why not.  It was a lot of fun putting together a shoot that focused on Victoria and her interests.  I can honestly say that I didn’t like my senior portraits.  They were done in a studio with no thought to my interests as an individual.  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 Experience

What to expect:


Yep, it’s totally free.  We want your Senior Experience to be customized to you.  The consultation is to discuss YOUR VISION for  your images.  

Prints, Products, or Digital images are ordered separately during your order consult ( covered shortly).  There are multiple pricing levels that all include a print credit to be used toward your prints and products.  The levels are:

3500 creative fee includes a 3500 print credit       

2500 creative fee includes a 2500 print credit

1500 creative fee includes a 1400 print credit

950 creative fee includes a 750 print credit


The Senior Experience includes professional hair and makeup artist, multiple outfits, and probably a couple of locations.  It all depends on Your Vision.  Expect this to take 3-4 hours.  Make sure at least one outfit fits the yearbook requirements.  You may need to check with your school for guidelines.

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!


There is a great variety of prints & products available and it can seem a bit overwhelming. To make it easier to navigate what is available about one to two weeks after the shoot we will sit down and go over your images and select which ones you would like to order.  Only ordered images will receive final edits. 

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Hi, thank you for stopping by.  If you would like to contact me with any questions you may have we can be reached by email or phone.

Email: Michele@MicheleReinertphotography.com

Phone: 248.891.9036