The family session went very well yesterday! The elements decided to test us however.. we were just about to turn into the gate for Cascade Valley - but Chuckery Area/Trail and it was blocked off. (only way to the giant signal tree)
I called the Ranger's Office as the park knew that we were coming via my permit - was very curious what happened... Turns out that the huge storms that we had all over on Thursday, 2 days prior (hit me in Stark County, and apparently at this park in Summit County too), knocked a whole mess of power lines onto the ground; they had no idea when it was to open again, until Ohio Edison could fix it.
So plan B!
Thankfully the Oxbow trail of Cascade was right around the corner. It was already over 80 degrees by 10:30/11:00am, but we did well with going in and out of the shade and staying hydrated.
There were 3 of us adults, and their little one; almost a year old. (such a sweetheart overall and for the camera) For the baby, I had a lil blowup monkey that I made dance on my head, while I took pictures - got the biggest grins from her.
We got fantastic shots and were still able to be near the large river for some photos. The day was gorgeous and the tree canopies of the trails blocked a lot of the harsh sunrays - so beautiful!
Had a great time and very excited about the pictures - going through them now.
Thank you everyone!
for stock: please send me a link of the final work, and give me credit please in the description. thank you! (only images marked as "stock" are allowed to be used!)
I am a self-taught photographer utilizing the skills and fundamental elements from several photography classes I have attended. I also continue to study books and online sources, and gain knowledge from the ever-so-fun experimentation of my lovely little camera.
I'm a photographer for NE Ohio and enjoy taking photos of individuals, couples, families, and events. Taking pictures of kids being just kids, within their own imagination - I always find fascinating.
If you are in NE Ohio and need a photographer anywhere from your pet – to a wedding – please message me!
You can also find me photographing animals, insects, and landscapes for fun.
The lenses I own are my 42mm, 58mm, and my newest lens being my 60mm macro lens for my Olympus PEN E-PL1 camera.
I have significant experience with various Adobe programs including Photoshop, LightRoom, and InDesign.
Before photography, I used to draw a lot and also loved graphic design on my computer; I used to work with photoshop a lot making layouts for my now, deceased website (miechelle.com) - back when domains where really big, as well as other random computer graphics. (you can see some of my drawings and graphics in my galleries as well!)
My name is Miechelle (me-shell). My Dad, has always been a Beatles fan. So my name was adjusted to sound like Paul singing 'Michelle' - Miechelle..my belle.
"mishkuu" has been my nickname ever since i was in 7th grade (1997) by my friends. To this day, how they came up with it remains a mystery. I'm still called it to this day by different groups of friends. (see if you can find it in my "Miechelle Photography" logo!)
I have a BA in Cultural Anthropology and a certificate (an in-between a BA and a MA) in Asian Studies. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people. Anything artsy is a loved hobby of mine (music, photography, drawing, digital art), and I love trying new things.
I studied abroad in 2006 in Japan through Temple University Japan - was there for 4 months. I traveled a lot while attending school for Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, and Japanese. I also went on vacation there in 2009 - 8 days in Tokyo, and 8 days in Okinawa. I traveled to Mexico in 2013, and was there for a week with my husband. You can find photos from my trips within the various galleries on this site.
I have always liked taking photos, but never truly thought of it as a full-time hobby. While in Japan in 2006, I first started to experiment with different angles and lighting for the first time. Even though I had a regular hand-held digital camera (Panasonic DMC-LZ7) at the time - I stretched what I could do with it, and became very pleased with the outcome. Some of the older photos on here were taken with my hand-held camera! (ex: The New River Bridge photo) I started to enjoy taking photos as a hobby, but I still had a long way to go... A few years later I received my Olympus PEN E-PL1 for Christmas as a surprise gift, and began studying.
Other hobbies of mine: movies, tattoos, videogames, history, comparative studies, swimming, traveling, and being random. Dinosaurs (and pre-dinosaur creatures) I find to be neato as well. DUNKLEOSTEUS FTW.
I'm also obsessed with grasshoppers, mantids, frogs, birds, and other random critters. METROID!!