Who is Artistique?
Michelle is a classically trained photographer who attended HTC in Minneapolis. Her background in wedding, fashion, advertising, photojournalism, and architectural photography has helped to mold Artistique's modern fusion style of photography. Among her other professional achievements, Michelle has held the title of Wedding Photographer of the Year or Photographer of the Year for the past three years from Professional Photographers of Oregon and has won Wedding Album of the Year for the past four years. She holds an A.F. P. degree with PPO and has just had two wedding albums accepted into Professional Photographers of America's International Loan Collection. In addition to shooting, she enjoys educating and regularly speaks at photography seminars.
When she isn't shooting or glued to the computer working on images or designing albums, she loves to spend time with her wonderful husband Justin, and the greatest greyhound in the world, Poopsie. They love traveling the world (especially the Riviera Maya!), camping, golf, watching football, gardening, going to the beach and hanging out with all their friends. Oh, and eating delicious food and wine!
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Justin and Michelle met in 2003 and started shooting together shortly thereafter. Justin brings an element of spice to their work, and loves working on unique poses and lighting. Known as the "Lord of the Rings", he is often found laying in the middle of the road shooting rings on the yellow stripe, or creating amazing shapes with shadows. When he isn't shooting, he runs his own business, Artisan Stainless, which specializes in custom stainless steel work for commercial kitchens and private residences including sinks, countertops, stove hoods, bars, and outdoor kitchens.
In his leisure time (what is that?!), Justin enjoys many of the same actives as Michelle but also likes to add "sleeping and iPad games" to his list and leaves the gardening to her.
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Be sure to check out their blog, which they update frequently with current work and happenings.
Awards & Achievements:
2011 Wedding Photographer of the Year (Professional Photographers of Oregon - PPO)
2011 Album of the Year (PPO)
2011 Best Wedding Album (Professional Photographers of America PPA - Western States)
2011 Two albums accepted into PPA International Loan Collection
2011 Michelle receives A.F.P Degree (PPO)
2010 Photographer of the Year (PPO)
2010 Best Wedding Album (PPO)
2009 Wedding Photographer of the Year (PPO)
2009 Best Wedding Album (PPO)
2008 Best Wedding Album (PPO)
4 Kodak Gallery Awards
2 Fuji Masterpiece Awards