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

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:


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. I offer four price points to choose from. Each includes a print credit to be used towards your prints and products.

  • 3500 package includes a 3500 print credit       
  • 2500 package includes a 2500 print credit
  • 1500 package includes a 1400 print credit
  • 950 package includes a 750 print credit


Your Senior Portrait is designed around you. 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. Hair and Makeup is included in the package fee.

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 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.

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


Senior Model Team 2021

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

– Melissa Harris Perry

We are looking for a group of 2021 Seniors to represent Michele Reinert Photography. Since this is the first year trying this we will be selecting a limited number of individuals.

In addition to the group and individual photo shoots, there will be fun get together’s, a community project, as well as a few other perks. In return, models are expected to share their images and experiences on social media and with friends.

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.

For more information please look through our 2021 SENIOR MODEL GUIDE.

To apply please click the link below:



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: