Blending documentary + lifestyle photography styles to provide the most FUN photo experience ever.

with less posing + more PLAY!

Because REAL LIFE doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful, but everyone should have a photographic reminder of their adventures along the way. Let me capture your visual story in a totally authentic, FUN and STRESS-FREE way.


Servicing Bend, Oregon + surrounding areas, with frequent travels to Orange County, California
Destination photography services upon request, and as announced.


choose your own adventure...


Kids + Family Fun 

Let's get REAL. These aren't the old-skool, matchy-matchy, traditional family portraits of the past. We're gonna PLAY. Let's breathe life into your own personal stories, and create some new life-long memories, too!


Storyteller Experience

Whether celebrating something special or a peek into a day-in-your-life, you'll be reconnecting with your family and sharing stories you want to remember always. And combining your own words with brand new photos, we'll create a one-of-a-kind treasured keepsake, in video format as well as something to hold in your hands and pass down from generation to generation. 


Personal Brand + Business

Fun + stress-free photos for solopreneurs and businesses, to tell the story behind your brand and help distinguish it from the crowd. Keeping things casual to bring out your personality and bring on the FUN!


Online Camera Course

Introducing Photography One-Oh-FUN, the online camera course made just for busy moms! Not only will you learn the technical and creative side of your camera (including tips you WON'T find anywhere else), but I also teach you elements such as discovering your personal stories and getting your family ON BOARD with the camera coming out. The course is broken down into bite-size pieces + includes downloadable apps so you can take on-the-go reminders with you as you practice your new photo skills in REAL LIFE.


The WHO I AM Project

This is a FREE photo experience for tweens (ages 10-12), but it's sooooo much MORE than just a photo shoot. Words from fam + friends are combined with the new photos to create an uplifting experience unlike anything you've ever seen before. 

Michelle simmons of the suitcase studio - offering fun lifestyle photography experiences in bend oregon for kids and families, weddings and businesses

I'm Michelle, and I'll be your photographer this evening...

Kids think I'm all kinds of cool.
They think I'm a superhero of some kind.
Modern entrepreneurs think I MUST be reading their minds.
And the moms (+ even the dads) think I must have magical powers of some sort.
Because everyone walks away smiling... for REAL. 



“Not only does Michelle capture the moment, she is amazing to work with! Super fun personality and the candid moments captured are priceless. Michelle is a perfect blend of freedom + direction.”




Offering lifestyle photography services in Bend, OR + beyond. I'd love to hear your story and see about capturing a piece of it for you. Let's connect!

email: michelle@theSuitcaseStudio.com

phone: (541) 633-7598 (no text messages, please)

fun lifestyle photography in bend oregon for weddings, businesses and kids/family
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