Awards & Praise
I have gathered the kind words of praise from so many of my clients that I now call friends. This has been a great journey for me to pursue my dream of being a professional photographer. I feel blessed for so many opportunities of bringing joy to many people while capturing the "season" my clients are in at the time of their sessions.
Thank you to all my friends for the honor of creating your beautiful galleries.
PRAISE FROM HAPPY CLIENTS
Michelle was a joy to work with! She made my daughter feel very comfortable, and she was super professional and fun! She found the perfect spot for my daughter's photos and we enjoyed the entire experience! Definitely recommend Michelle if you looking for someone who will listen to you and make sure you have the perfect photos! Thanks for everything Michelle!
Michelle did an amazing job taking our son's senior high school photos! We had so much fun on location with all the different scenes and Michelle really took her time working with him. The end product was great with all the product options to choose from. Michelle was very professional and kind; we highly recommend her for any of your professional photography needs!
Amazing photos! Came out so clear and beautiful! So worth the money!
Michelle does very beautiful work! She is full of great ideas and I would recommend her for your senior photos. My daughter absolutely loves her photos!
Quality, price and customer service are reasons to choose Michelle. She is incredibly talented, makes any session fun and is exceptionally responsive. I highly recommend her - especially for business headshots!
Michelle is an amazing artist and photographer. She was so relaxing and natural to work with. The pictures she captured of our family emulated our lives and relationships perfectly. I am so blessed to have found her and worked with her. I would highly recommend Michelle to all. I look forward to photo sessions for years to come. Thank you so much, Michelle!
Michelle was so great to work with for our family photos! After listening to what I had in mind, she was able to suggest a beautiful spot to have the pictures taken. She was very patient at getting us all posed and went the extra mile to get the shot she had in mind. I had seen some of Michelle's work, so I was confident she would do a really nice job. The finished product was better than I could have imagined. You will not be disappointed having Michelle take your family photos."
Michelle was the first professional photographer I had hired to do outdoor family photos and I could not have been more impressed. Michelle walked us through everything... even what wardrobe color schemes work best in the late afternoon light! She had multiple options for locations, natural ideas for poses and knew just when to catch that candid shot! She wasn't afraid to climb ladders or trees to get the perfect shot either. We had so many wonderful photos to choose from and the package pricing was affordable too! I highly recommend Michelle for any photography needs."
I have 2 beautiful children, and I have always wanted pictures of just the two of them together. There was always the issue of my daughter and her Autism. Going to a photographer with posing and all was not an option. So I asked Michelle if she would be willing to give it a shot, she agreed. The purpose of these pictures were to capture my children and the love they have for each other. All I can say is mission accomplished. The session lasted about 40 minutes of Michelle just following my kids around and capturing their very personal and loving interaction and both of their very unique personalities, all in a picture. Her love and passion for her craft shines through in her work. If you have a child with a disability and struggle with a photographer I would highly recommend calling Michelle, she will capture the child the way we as parents see them.
It was so fun working with Michelle to capture the just right family photos. We had not taken a professional family picture since my 13 year old was an infant. Michelle helped me plan the right color scheme for our outfits to coordinate with the outdoor scenery. She made us feel comfortable and most of all gave us beautiful family photographs and memories that will last a lifetime.
I really wanted to have a fun, relaxing experience for my son's Senior Prom pictures with his girlfriend. I decided to have Michelle take the photos for the special occasion and I was extremely happy I had her do it! She created magical pictures of the couple! She went literally into the woods to capture the picture she envisioned! All the pictures in their gallery were above and beyond what I could have expected! I cannot recommend her enough!
Our family of 5 can be tough to photograph - but Michelle ROCKED IT! She came up with ideas that really brought out each personality but still looked great as a group.
Michelle was great to work with. As someone who absolutely despises having pictures taken, Michelle made me feel at ease. She had a great outdoor location selected, as I was not particularly inclined to do studio photos. I will definitely work with Michelle again, and highly recommend her to anyone looking to have professional or family portraits done.
Working with Michelle on the team/individual portraits was very simple and stress free. As a coach, you don't want to spend a lot of time and effort dealing with coordinating the team/individual pictures. Michelle took care of all the planning up front. She was extremely clear about what she wanted to accomplish on the day of pictures and communicated any needs she had from the coach. She arrived early the day of the pictures and had everything set up and ready to go. Our session didn't take any more than 20 minutes!! The actual pictures turned out very well. We couldn't be happier. Michelle also created a team banner for us. We've received compliments on the banner at nearly every field we've visited.
Michelle was very easy to work with. She came in with ideas for the project we did together. Throughout she was flexible in finding ways to deliver the end product I was looking for.
I highly recommend Michelle! She made my daughter so comfortable and she knows her stuff! I had a budget to work with and she respected that and didn't push it make us feel awkward. I will definitely use her for all my future photos. I adore the work she's done! Capture these memories, it's so worth it! She's a true artist.
The best photographer I've ever had, Mrs. Conklin was very professional with great quality shots! I highly recommend her for your photo shoot as she just took my senior high school graduation photos! She's also very nice and funny, such a fun person to be around while taking my photos!
Working with Michelle on my son's senior pictures was a great experience from start to finish. She is creative, professional and fun to work with. I couldn't be happier with the finished product, as all of the images are amazing and capture my son perfectly. I'm already looking forward to working with Michelle again with my younger son!
We did a box session with my daughter and granddaughter. We also did some family pictures. My granddaughter is 3 and difficult to photograph; Michelle was amazing with her and got great shots. She was very professional. We had a lot of fun and purchased some great products. We purchased a blanket for my parents and I'm amazed at the quality. It is beyond soft and the picture is very clear on it. All the prints were beautiful, and I will definitely be back.
I can't say enough GREAT things about Michelle! If you are looking for a photographer for your senior, Michelle is the BEST of the BEST. She leaves no detail untouched. Michelle went above and beyond to make my daughter's senior pictures unique and personalized. From your first appointment to your last, Michelle makes you feel like you are her only client. She takes the time to get to know your senior, she meticulously plans your photo sessions and the details in her photos are AMAZING! I could go on and on about what a truly WONDERFUL WONDERFUL photographer and person Michelle is!
Michelle did a fantastic job on our son's senior pictures! Her creativity and professionalism were evident throughout the entire process... and we couldn't be happier with the results. We look forward to seeing what she has in mind for our other kids!
Since I was so impressed with the work she did for our family photos, I knew I would have her take my son's senior photos. Again, she did not disappoint! I had a few different locations in mind and she was willing to work with us on our ideas. She has such a great eye for detail and that always pays off! I loved all the senior pictures and I had a very hard time deciding which to get. Michelle gave me great options and I was so happy I purchased the collage she created! Another beautiful job, Thanks Michelle!
Michelle goes above and beyond what you would expect from a photographer! All her pictures turn out beautiful!! 5 stars all the way! Michelle Conklin Photography was very professional and creative with taking my daughter's dance pictures. Very courteous and on time. It was a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend her studio!
Michelle's passion and talent for the art of photography is very evident. She will prove to you that she truly loves what she does! She has captured treasured moments for my family that we would never have had otherwise! Thanks to Michelle, we have metal photos and framed pieces that are beautiful works of art. I highly recommend her for any of your photography needs - she will take away the stress and provide diligent customer service. Your photos will be amazing!
Michelle was a joy to work with and she was brilliant with my family and puppy on our photoshoot! The pictures turned out fantastic and she met with us to show us the proofs as well as how the photo website worked. We are so pleased with how everything turned out and it was such a great and seamless experience to work with Michelle!
Michelle is truly a one of a kind photographer. She is creative, talented, and professional. The photos she has captured are absolutely beautiful. She truly works hard for her shots. Thinks out of the box and has some very unique and beautiful shots. Very professional and personable. Michelle's work is AMAZING! Highly recommend!
The day Michelle took our daughter's prom photos was 35 degrees & pouring rain. Prior to the shoot & during I was wondering how on earth these were going to be good pictures? Michelle did her homework & had the perfect area to do it. She had great ideas during the shoot & was very considerate that our daughter was in a sleeveless dress at 35 degrees. We recently received the photos from Michelle. They are drop dead gorgeous! You can't tell it was horrible weather that day. We are so happy with her work! Can't wait to get the pictures hung on my wall. Thanks Michelle for creating beautiful memories. Can't wait to have you do her senior pictures in the fall.
Michelle has done two professional photo shoots for my political campaign. She is incredibly accommodating with my requests, meticulous in studio set up and shots, and seeks complete perfection in all of her photo editing, post-shoot. Her prices are also very competitive, if not the lowest compared to other professional studios of similar high standards and quality. Thanks Michelle and I'm sure I'll be coming back for more soon.
Michelle did our CrossFit gyms coaches pictures for our website as well as pictures for our competitions. The still and motion pictures all turned out absolutely fantastic. Michelle is an incredibly talented photographer. Her attention to detail and quality of work is extremely impressive. she has a rare talent that sets her above other photographers. I highly recommend Michelle for any portrait needs you have!
Awards & Acknowlegement
Below are awards and acknowledgements that I have received over the years. You may select each image to view directly on my gallery page. While in my gallery, you have the option to purchase the photograph if you are interested.
Certificate of Program Completion Digital Photography, December 2015
Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, Illinois
Finalist for "Hand Prep"
36th Annual College and High School Photography Contest
Photographer's Forum Magazine, 2016
Award of Excellence for "Hand Prep"
Illinois SKYWAY Juried Art Competition
Collegiate Conference, 2016
Certificate of Participate for "Just A Sticker"
Illinois SKYWAY Juried Art Competition
Collegiate Conference, 2016
Certificate of Participate for "Almost Home"
Illinois SKYWAY Juried Art Competition
Collegiate Conference, 2015
Page 128, 2016
"Eat My Dust"
Page 113, 2015
Volume 18, Page 36, 2016
Volume 18, Page 103, 2016
Volume 17, Page 19, 2015