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I’m always OVER THE MOON excited to find out I’ve been regionally or nationally recognized for a photograph I’ve taken of one of my clients, but you know what’s even better? Just as soon as I get word that a portrait has been recognized for its creativity, beauty, composition, or other outstanding features, I reach out and let the client know. And the very best part of the entire experience is getting to see and hear their excitement at having their photo published for everyone to see. Talk about a confidence boost!

Arizona's Top Senior Portrait Photographer

The Class of 2024 is on fire this year with so many incredible sessions, and 2023 was one of our best years ever!!! Are you ready for this? We  had 68 images published!!! Check out some of the gorgeous portraits we created together! Class of 2025 is already securing their spots to be a part of Arizona’s best senior portrait experience! 

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Best Photographer for Senior Guys

Senior Year Magazine Guys Only edition and Corbin had TWO images published!! With over 2500 images submitted, the competition was tough, but I was really hoping that Corbin would be published. 

His senior portrait session is a great example of a guy being a little excited, but a little unsure of what to expect when working with a professional photographer. All the nerves disappeared when we started planning to include a Mustang Roush and a Cessna in the hangar at Falcon Field! That was definitely on MY bucket list!

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Best of 2023 Photographer

Senior Year Magazine just released their incredible Best of 2023 edition and Magical Memories by Michelle is among the winners, with 3 Gold Images and 5 Silver images! With so much competition, it is an honor to be part of this elite group. 

While that is exciting, it gets even better! So far this year I’ve been also had images published in the SeniorMUSE Icon Edition and Teen Years Magazine, and it’s only March! This is going to be an incredible season! 

Published Teens & Seniors

I remember the first images I ever had published. It was in the 2014 Pictorial Edition of Modern Teen Style and I was so incredibly excited!! I thought it would be fun to share some of the senior pictures that have been selected for publication over the years, several of them more than once! Here are some of the teens and seniors that have been published over the years. Do you want to be next?

Published & Featured

As one Arizona’s top senior photographers it is an honor to be nationally recognized and published in many leading industry magazines. Since 2014 I have had numerous images and articles published in Senior Year Magazine, Senior MUSE, Modern Senior, and Modern Teen Style as well as having images featured on various blogs. In 2019 I was named one of the Top 200 Senior Photographers Worldwide.  Senior Year Magazine named Magical Memories by Michelle as one of the Top 100 Senior Photographers for 2022! Can I just say I feel like I’m living my dream? Once your senior pictures are complete, you might be one of the next featured seniors or even be published in a magazine!

What’s it take to get published? With all the gorgeous clients and talented professionals out there, it can seem like a one-in-a million shot, but graduates and teens at Magical Memories by Michelle have a few advantages:

Carefree Sessions

We’ll go to places you love, and you’ll move and pose in ways that feel comfortable and natural to you. You’ll never feel rushed, and your unique style is my top priority.


Building confidence is a key pillar of my business, and I work with every client to ensure they feel upbeat and positive–from our very first meeting until the final portrait package is chosen.

Creative Looks

One-of-a-kind photos capture attention, and at Magical Memories by Michelle, you’re guaranteed to be the only one with portraits like yours!

Want to learn more about the selection process and the high bar that’s set for the professionals whose work is highlighted? It takes dedication and a whole lot of heart to deliver the top-quality experiences these teens and seniors deserve, so get ready to be blown away!

Take a peek and you’ll see why I’m proud to see so many of my clients represented in industry-leading publications:

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