HI, I'M Michelle.

I'm your new photographer, talent consultant and makeup artist here to elevate your business, and your image.  

I am versatile Headshot Photographer, Talent Consultant and Makeup Artist in the Village of Orchard Park that blends photography and makeup artistry into my work. Specializing in headshot, branding and portrait photography, combining my skills as a makeup artist and photographer for clients seeking both beauty and imagery services. As a talent consultant, I’m part of the movement here in the WNY area with other industry leaders such as Casting Buffalo with a mission in helping actors get ready for Hollywood. Buffalo is the new and upcoming area where the TV and Film industry is coming to film. We're determined to show casting directors the wealth of talent right here in WNY and to ensure that we are primed, polished, and ready to work, making it easier for them to hire local.  My blend of experiences allows me to create images that showcase my clients' character types and age ranges so they will stand out to casting directors and book more work.  My talent consulting services are tailored to equip you with industry knowledge, help you embrace your individuality, and build self-confidence. From perfecting your actor headshots to offering wardrobe guidance and makeup lessons for on-camera appearances, I'm dedicated to guiding you to the next level in your career, facilitating more bookings.  I'm here to help you present yourself professionally to casting directors. Remember, your headshot and self-tape audition is what opens the door to auditions. 

With my background as an actor, singer and dancer who has performed professionally both on stage and in front of the camera, this sets me apart from other photographers, as I truly understand the dynamics of both sides of the business, and what actor's really need to stand out.  With my makeup artistry experience working behind the scenes, I bring a unique perspective to my current profession as a photographer and talent consultant.  I leverage my diverse background to offer a customizable and enriching experience for my clients, enhancing their chances of booking more jobs and standing out with professional photos! 


My Story 

The transformation

The arts have always been my passion, and through that passion, I discovered another outlet for my creativity: photography. After years of performing and working behind the scenes with talented individuals, production teams and photographers, I underwent a transformative journey. Little did I know my time as a performer was slightly grooming for the path I now walk.  It became clear to me that my journey was leading me towards a career where I could utilize all of my talents and experiences in one place. My passion is to help teach, guide, and inspire like minded individuals who share the same passion for this industry. I will assist them in their journey by sharing my knowledge I've learned along the way, helping them advance to the next level to book more work! 

My Experience

I hold a BFA in musical theatre from the University at Buffalo. In addition I am a certified makeup artist from the Makeup Designory School in NYC where I had the opportunity to work and train with celebrity makeup artist, Eve Pearl. To further enhance my skills, I have also received training from the Peter Hurley Headshot Crew and Vanie Poyey Photography, ensuring I stay up to date with the trends of the NY and LA markets. My experience includes working on major TV networks for show such as, The Today Show, Restaurant Impossible, Man V. Food, Dateline, Food Wars, Confessions of a Matchmaker, and Long Island Serial Killer. My work has been published in various publications and have built a diverse clientele throughout the years.  



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Mel Robins podcast


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Let's collaborate together and freshen up your images!