MICHELLE // NATURE MAVEN
Michelle entered the world of photography in early 2004 as an assistant to Ohio photographer Michael Carter. By the summer of 2005 she ventured out on her own to specialize in early childhood portraiture and wedding photojournalism until 2012. She authored and taught various online courses, creative coaching experiences, and managed a second business (The Photo Professional) during that time. Her work caught the attention of Cheil Worldwide, and they brought her on as a blogger and photographer for Samsung Camera.
During a solo trip to Pisgah National Forest in 2012, Michelle had an out of body experience which marked a shift in her personal awakening process. She continued to feel herself called into the trees, forests, and other landscapes --- with or without her cameras --- and has since built a deeper, more purposeful relationship with Nature. This relationship is the core of Michelle's Magickal practice which inspires her ever-expanding mission to support and educate others in their awakening process from a pagan perspective.
Michelle holds certifications in hypnosis / meditation, holistic life coaching, and crystal healing. She recently obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from American Public University.
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T I M E L I N E
2005 - present | Professional Portrait, Freelance, & Stock Photographer
2014 - present | Spiritual Lifestyle writer & blogger.
August 2017 | B.A. in Philosophy / APUS
2017 | Certification in Holistic Tarot Reading
2016 | Certification in Vibrational Crystal Healing
2016 | Summer Job Coach at The Wilds Animal Sanctuary for Team Consulting LLC
Feb 2014 - Sep 2015 | (Full Time) Certified Hypnotist, Holistic Wellness Coach, and Classroom Instructor with PCH. Received continued hypnosis training under Maureen Pisani of The Chopra Center for 6 months.
2013 - 2014 | Contract Blogger + Photographer for SAMSUNG Camera Blog
2010 - 2012 | Freelance Creative Instructor + Coursewriter at ClickinMoms.com
2007 - 2011 | Digital Designer + Artist at The Photo Professional
2001 | Certification in Children's Literature from The Institute of Children's Literature