Get To Know Michelle McSwain…
PHOTOGRAPHER BEHIND JULEP & BELLE
I love a Sunday kind of love. One that's easy-going and light-hearted. I love warm cups of Earl Grey tea, being outdoors, and animals, especially my dog Julep. I grew up around the farms of Kentucky and spent my Summers writing stories. For a long time, I thought I'd grow up to become a writer but after getting my first camera in high school I fell in love with telling stories in a whole new visual way.
Just two years ago, I married my own Sunday love. The most handsome man and the person I admire the more than anyone else. I can spend 30 full days straight with him (we did this once on a cross country road trip) and still wake up the happiest to see him every morning.
I split my time between New York City and Los Angeles, probably because I can't live without the sunshine and mountains but also because I cannot give up the bagels. In fact, I'm split between most everything in my life, which I attribute to being a Gemini. I'm full of Southern hospitality but also have a bit of Southern sass. One day I'm eating salads only and the next day it's pizza for breakfast. I like to see this as a healthy balance which I bring to every wedding I capture. I know how to have fun and also how to keep things moving professionally and smoothly.
Love to me is finding someone who wants your brief life experience on this planet to be as wonderful as you want theirs to be. And I want to capture that love and preserve it. Photographs are the tangible takeaways that freeze our life in time and space. They are what our children will have to look back on. I photograph to capture that feeling so it is never forgotten.
I'm drawn to people who are sincere and fun-loving. I'm so glad you found me and I can't wait to hear from you.