Michelle is from Duluth, Minnesota, she went to Columbia College Chicago to study commercial and fashion photography. During her last year of school, she interned at The Chicago Reader where she took photos of concerts, restaurant reviews and other stories for the paper. After graduating, Michelle moved to Duluth working for Runway Manhattan as a photo editor and photographer. As a photographer, Michelle has traveled the world covering many different fashion weeks. Her photos have been featured in Art of Living, People Style Watch, Woman Magazine and The Zoe Report among others.

As well as working for Runway Manhattan Michelle continues to work on her own fashion photography.