It started off as a request for a couple of new headshots, to update her website and blog, but knowing Michelle and her family are mere weeks away from packing up their home here in Georgia and starting a new life in Dallas, Texas, it morphed into something a little more special. An opportunity for Michelle and her wonderful husband Les, who haven’t had their photo taken together since their wedding day 14 years ago, to grab some finally memories of the many happy years they’ve spent together here in Georgia.¬†Michelle, this is such an exciting time for you and your family. It was such a pleasure getting to know you better over the past few months. I’m sorry to see you go, but I wish you, Les and your 2 wonderful boys all the luck in the world as you start your new lives out there in cowboy country. Bon Voyage Girl!

Michelle told me many times before we started the shoot that she was not comfortable in front of the camera, that she was nervous and afraid she wouldn’t photograph well. Michelle, I told you to trust me, that you were fierce and I was going to prove it. And here is said proof.


The wonderful Les.

And his forever bride.

Go on with your bad selves.

After 14 years of marriage, Michelle and Les still retain a love struck lightheartedness.

And a quickness to laugh at each other. I love it.

Both of ya, fierce with a side of badass.


Les keeps the jokes coming.

Nothing like ending on a romantic note.

3 Responses to “Goodbye Peach State, Hello Lone Star State”

  1. Jessica Lee says:

    I loved the way you told their story! The picture with Michelle (behind and) looking up at Les, it really captures the love between the two of them.. awesome job!

  2. Lisa Otto says:

    Michelle…you guys will do fantastic things in TX! It’s a helluva jump and I know you will do it with both feet! Good luck :)

    Karen…these are great! After 14 years together, you captured that love they still have for one another. Excellent job!

  3. Karen Shinkins says:

    Thanks Jessica and Lisa, Michelle and Les really rocked it out.

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