FUN photo experiences with less posing + more PLAY!


Small Business + Personal Branding Photography,

Kids + Family Portraits and Lifestyle Photography,

and PhotographER Education

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


Choose Your Own Adventure...


BUSINESS + BRANDING Custom Photography

Skip the generic stock photos and stand out with CUSTOM photography instead.

Services Include headshots, food photography, product photography, social media content, marketing materials, freshening up websites, event coverage, and MORE!


Monthly SOCIAL MEDIA + PHOTO Subscription

Custom social media strategy + services (including original photography) DONE FOR YOU so that you can get back to doing what you love… running your business!



Lifestyle Photography

With less posing + more PLAY, these sessions will get everyone smiling… for REAL.

Services include maternity portraits, newborn portraits, child portraits, high school senior portraits, family vacation photos, fun family photo sessions, and MORE!


The WHO I AM Project for Tweens + Teens

This is my way of giving back, while helping build up the self-esteem of those who need it the most!

Qualifying tweens + teens receive a FREE photo session ($99 session waived) + $50 credit towards the purchase of a package.


FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS: Workshops, Templates + Educational Tools

I’m known for my FUN + stress-free experiences, and am sharing my “secrets” of how I make it all happen!


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.”

small business and personal branding photographer in Bend, Oregon




Offering lifestyle photography services in Bend, OR + surrounding areas, with frequent travel to Orange County, CA.

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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