About Me

Hello! I'm a newborn, family and lifestyle photographer based in Invermere, BC and I love taking pictures. I can't remember a time when I wasn't fascinated by the world of photography. One of my earliest memories is of my Grandpa with his Polaroid - it was such a thrill to watch the pictures gradually appear on that magical little piece of paper. I really started to learn about photography when a teacher offered an optional class in elementary school, and pursued it for more personal reasons when my babies were growing up. How could I not do my very best to capture their precious little faces and personalities as they changed practically every moment of every day? That's part of what gives me so much joy in being able to do this for others - I know how much those pictures mean to me to this day, and I want you to have that too. I would love to hear from you!

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What People Say

Mikelle was amazing throughout and took such care and a lot of time to make sure we got every shot. She was kind and gentle with my little man and made the experience amazing. Her photos turned out unbelievable and I had a hard time choosing my favorite shots because they were all so perfect. Couldn’t say enough great things about her and the experience. Highly recommend!
— Taryn Matyasi
Mikelle is such a lovely person. Our photography session was a great experience and our family photos exceeded my expectations! I have received endless compliments on how beautiful our pictures are. I highly recommend her, she is fantastic with kids. Our daughter was 1.5 years old and on the move and we still got amazing shots!
— Rachel Kreamer
Mikelle did our newborn and baby girls 6 month photo shoot. And we loved them! She’s very patient with newborns and waits to get the perfect shot.
— Jordynn Osborne
We have always returned to The Essence Photography! We love Mikelle‘s work. She captures our families moments perfectly! Highly recommendable & will continue to have her as our photographer!
— Osborne Transport
Absolutely love Essence Photography
Beautiful photos and settings always taking into account the families she works with so the memories that are captured are made even more special and treasured.
— Marva Steinacher