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.
Capturing your visual story in a totally authentic, FUN and STRESS-FREE way.

Servicing Bend, Oregon + surrounding areas // destination photography services available across the US

Just in time for the holiday season...

Learn how to use your OWN camera!
Check out this ONLINE CAMERA COURSE made for busy moms...
 and get ready to capture your most memorable holiday season ever!



choose your own adventure...

Kid + Family Time

the suitcase studio offers fun family photography in bend oregon

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!


Business Casual

the suitcase studio offers headshots and business photos in bend oregon

Fun + stress-free photos for 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!


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!


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

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