Get to know your camera + take better pictures... 

With easy-to-understand tips to help you capture the photos you REALLY want!


Frustrated by your "good" camera? I've been there.

BUT WHO AM I AND WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

Michelle Simmons of the suitcase studio - now offering online photography workshops for moms

Hey there... I'm Michelle.

I'm a self-taught lifestyle photographer who's been running her own photo business (The Suitcase Studio) for nearly ten years now. And I'm recognized for my FUN + stress-free sessions that result in vivid images filled with lots of natural expressions and emotion.

AND I WANT TO SHARE WHAT I'VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY.

sooooo... WHY am I willing to share these "tricks of the trade?"

Because I believe in the power of connection and storytelling. I believe in the power of of taking photos of your everyday life to help remember it, and I hear the frustration in your voice as you struggle with doing just that. Because I can't always be there to capture those everyday moments FOR you.

And mostly, because I'm a firm believer in the concept of COMMUNITY OVER COMPETITION.

Being "self-taught" does NOT mean that it was a solo journey, and there's NO WAY I'd be where I'm at today without the help of many other creatives along the way. It was through these collaborations, hands-on workshops and sharing of knowledge that I experienced the most growth in my craft... and I'd like to extend this type of community support to you, as well. Because it's time for me to pay it forward.

So I'll be sharing lots of easy-to-apply tips that you can put to practice immediately in your everyday life, to capture all those awesome moments when I can't be there to do it for you!

Just sign up using the form on this page, and you're good to go!