For nearly nine years, Michele has been capturing the beauty and innocence of newborn babies and children with her camera. She takes great pride in making sure that parents have images of their children that bring joy and happiness for a lifetime. As a self-taught photographer and designer, Michele has an incredible eye for composition, lighting, and balance. She has held photo sessions with nearly 300 clients and while her work has primarily been studio-based, she has expanded to outdoor photography as well. Visit michelereyes.com to see some of her work.
Michele grew up in Ganado, Arizona in the heart of the Navajo Nation. She is Navajo (or Diné) and Evenk. The Evenki is an indigenous group that resides where Russia, China, and Mongolia connect. Her father was an Evenk/Buryat artist and Michele has inherited her father's indigenous artistic senses. Michele's designs and patterns reflect her passion for her Navajo heritage. She does beadwork, weaving, sewing, regalia making, and now jewelry designs. Her style is clean, geometric, vibrant, and balanced. We are excited to have Michele's designs on various products available for you soon.
Perhaps Michele's greatest joys are her children. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and continues her passion for family connection and education in all that she does. As the mother of five boys and one girl, Michele constantly looks for ways to help each child develop a sense of responsibility to family: past, present, and future. The title of 3 Canoes is an extension of this philosophy.
Feel free to contact Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org