"There's more than the eye can see. You've got more that gets to me. Deep inside you lies that wonderful surprise." -Anonymous
A session with Jayne Michael Photography is not just taking pictures, it's a full service boutique experience. I offer stylized, fashion inspired sessions and fine art portraiture.
Thank you for inquiring about my art and photography services. My name is Jayne and I've been a photographer for far longer than I can remember. It was my father's influence really. He always had his 35mm Minolta camera ready for every holiday, every recital, every graduation, every vacation, and it contributed to many of my memories. He wasn't shutter happy and didn't just snap away, he composed his capture, directed and posed us, made us look off camera and act like we didn't know he was shooting. I may have thought it was silly at first, but I remember always anxiously waiting for the film to develop and to arrange the prints into our family albums.
Always having a strong passion and interest in arts and crafts from a young age, it was only natural for me to take up photography in high school. This is when I discovered what I want to do for the rest of my life. Fashion photography. I went on to study at the University of Delaware, where I majored in Fine Arts Photography and Visual Communications.
Freelancing for years post college, I finally got my foot in the door at a department store shooting fashion on models. My dream came true! But all along my second dream was developing although I didn't see it at the time. Capturing childhood. I would only shoot children once a season at the fashion studio I was working in, it wasn't an everyday thing. I loved it so much I then began shooting my friend's children and newborns in my free time. And this is how Jayne Michael Photography came about.
With my fashion and fine arts background, I have a different perspective of what a picture can actually become and what a true portrait is meant to be. It's not contrived, it's not forced, it's just YOU. When your soul meets my lens, that's where the beauty and magic is created.
I would love to hear how you would like me photograph you. Contact me for a complimentary consultation.