I am a natural-light portrait photographer located in beautiful Southwest Florida, serving Lee and Collier counties. For a photographer Fort Myers can’t be beat!
So I guess this is where I tell you about myself, and my career as a photographer. I’m not a big fan of talking about myself, and always hated being called on in class to stand up and “say a little something”. Mostly because I was always the new kid. Always. After leaving my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 5, we moved about every 2-3 years (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois) until we landed in Southwest Florida the summer before my freshman year of high school. Yep, lucky me. I got to start high school as the new kid, too. But I’ve been here ever since, and I can’t think of a better or more beautiful place to be a photographer!
I’ve loved photography since I took my first class in high school. My school had a darkroom, so after we walked around the beautiful courtyard and school grounds taking pictures, we went up and developed our actual rolls of film the old-fashioned way. I’ve been hooked ever since! In 2010 I was lucky enough to be able to leave my accounting job (yuck, I know) to focus on my passion.
I love shooting it all. Families, couples, babies and children, pets, baby bumps and newborns. Let Laura Michele Photos capture your memories for you!