Michelle Turner is a wedding, portrait and commercial photographer who lives in Los Olivos (wine country outside of Santa Barbara). In 2015 Michelle was named one of the top 100 wedding photographers in the U.S. and in 2017 Michelle was named a Legend of Light for her outstanding skills and contributions to the professional American photographic community. Michelle's photography is a wildly fun, all-or-nothing, bold, brazen, adventure-laden experience. From California to Puerto Vallarta, Maine to the world at large, the places where she shoots shape her photography just as much as the subjects themselves. The end result? A brilliant, unmatched combination of people and places, hearts and havens, souls and surroundings, and sentiment and scenery, making her clients look like works of art among the wildest settings of the world—from nature-inspired to cement-covered.
Michelle has published three books about fashionable wedding photography and speaks at numerous conventions and events throughout the year on posing and the use of off-camera flash. She is an alumna of Brooks School, Georgetown University and continued her studies at Dartmouth. She currently resides outside of Santa Barbara, California, but also spends a significant time at her home in Bridgton, Maine and in Puerto Vallarta. Her photography assignments take her all over the world and she spends a significant part of each winter in Mexico, Central America and Europe. She is also the Director of Click Photo School at Click & Company. She teaches two online workshops on on camera flash and off camera flash for other photographers.
Michelle’s work has appeared in many regional, national, and international publications, including:
Style Me Pretty* Huffington Post * Bride's Magazine * Destination I Do * Marriage Magazine * SLR Lounge * Rangefinder * Click Magazine * The Knot Magazine * The Wedding Chicks * Rock My Wedding * Wedding Bee Pro * Maine Magazine * WellWed * eleGala * Fabulously Wed * The Perfect Wedding: The Netherlands * Bride’s Magazine * PopPhoto * Brooklyn Bride * Gala Weddings * Real Weddings Maine * Spain’s Boda Blog * Love and Lobster * EVENTually By Molly * The Cake&Pictures Pantry * Photographer’s Market * Clickin Moms * Wedding Bells Canada * Weekly Photo Tips * Heart Love Weddings * Destination Inspirations * Seacoast Bride * Destination Weddings & Honeymoons * Southern New England Weddings Magazine * Ireland’s Weddings Now * Gloss Magazine * The Knot * Prepare to Wed * Experience Magazine * BWed Exclusive * VT Vows * The Candid Frame * Grey Likes Weddings * Harper's Bazaar * Fujilove Magazine
Are you a photographer? You can hear Michelle speak at a number of places throughout the year. Here are a few that are coming up: