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I know it can be stressful trying to find the best senior photographer for your senior pictures!  I truly believe that all of my clients deserve to have amazing senior pictures and I’ll do everything I can to make this an awesome experience! After my photo shoots I often post a sneak peek.  I love getting my clients’ reactions and getting them excited about their upcoming Design & Reveal Session! But even better than that, reading reviews from them makes me realize that they love the experience as much as I do! I want only the best for my clients…best services, best experience, and of course the best pictures!  Find out why these clients say they’ve gotten the best senior pictures in the Phoenix area!

Kelle Whitehead
Whitehead Family Portraits


Priceless keepsakes for me and my family!

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Michelle has so much talent in photography and took absolutely amazing pictures of my family! My kids LOVED her and actually had fun taking family pictures! It was a non stressful fun experience and she captured each of us exactly! The products she offers are beyond beautiful and I cant stop looking at them! Her SNOW pictures are PRICELESS and will be forever keepsakes for me and my family! I will recommend her to everyone I know!!!!!!!!

Kelle Whitehead

Alli Newman
Red Mountain Senior Pictures


Michelle is passionate about making every session a success!

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I absolutely LOVED working with Michelle! From the moment my daughter and I first met with her, I knew we were in for a treat. We chose Michelle based on the work we saw on her website, but were more than pleased to discover that we would get so much more than great portraits; we got an adventure! It was nothing but fun from the start.

During our initial consultation, we were introduced to other work Michelle had done while she simultaneously got to know my daughter and her personality. Combining the two, together we created a plan for how Michelle’s talents would best create the portrait product we envisioned. It was collaboration at its best! She listened and suggested, but never forced. Michelle also helped us know how to prepare, what to bring, and what to expect so that our session would be the best possible experience. Her knowledge of what kinds of clothes work and don’t work was invaluable. Most of all, her enthusiasm and excitement at working with us made us feel as if we were the ones treating her!

The photo session was nothing but fun from start to finish! I don’t know who was more excited about the event, she or my daughter! I felt totally comfortable with Michelle’s eye for poses and locations because of the work I’d seen her do. I also love how Michelle takes such pride in her work and is passionate about making every session a success for her and her clients. She treated us like we were the best clients she’s ever had… but I kinda think everyone probably feels that way with her.

When we went to her house to see the reveal, I was in awe. What words could I use to describe the results? Stunning. Perfect. Magical. Breathtaking. The way she could capture the many moods and emotions of my daughter on film just filled this mama’s heart! Plus, seeing how excited Michelle was at creating these images confirmed to me that I had chosen not just a photographer, I had chosen a passionate artist whose medium is a camera.

All I can say is that with Michelle, you get so much more than a photographer. If you want a cookie cutter experience, she is not your gal. But if you want portraits that exceed expectation combined with a fun and memorable experience in the process, you’ll never regret choosing Magical Memories by Michelle!

Lisa Newman

Krista Myers
Queen Creek Senior Pictures


She went above and beyond to make us happy!

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Michelle is an excellent photographer; my child’s senior pictures are artistic and beautiful. She treated my daughter with kindness and respect while being professional. Her prices were very reasonable compared to the other places we search. The quality of the pictures are amazing. She went above and beyond to make us happy. I treasure the beautiful pictures of my child and proudly display this photographers artwork in my home.

Janet Myers

Tyler Bird
Corona Del Sol Senior Pictures


Shots full of personality!

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Michelle is fun! Senior girls love senior pics…..boys take them for their moms….but Michelle makes it fun and her shots are full of personality. Not to mention the communication was fast easy and reliable. Worth every penny.

Lori Bird

Spencer Lewis
Red Mountain Senior Pictures


Excellent and creative photographer!

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Michelle is an excellent and creative photographer and I highly recommend her. She did my son’s senior picture photo shoot in some amazing locations in downtown Chandler. She chose locations I never knew existed with graffiti and great textured walls and buildings. She did some amazing shots with trains and then we ended with a series of shots at a farm. The pictures are great and I will use Michelle for any photography needs in the future.

Julie Rickli

Kelci Abernethy
Perry Senior Pictures


Making the whole experience fun!

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Michelle is a consummate professional, who takes great pride in her work, in getting shots both the subject (child) and the “mom” will love, and in making the whole experience fun! She has a great ability to communicate what she wants and to bring out the best in the kids. She can transform even the most mundane setting into something really visionary – and is always efficient with delivering the finished product. We have used Michelle’s talents on numerous photo shoots and she will continue to be our “go to” photographer. She loves her job….it shows….and she will do everything possible to ensure you love the result too!

Amy Abernethy

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So, how do you choose a senior photographer?  How do you make that decision when there are thousands of photographers?  Here are some tips to help you decide who is the best senior photographer for you!

First of all, decide whether you’d prefer studio shots or if outdoor senior pictures would suit your style more.  We have lots of great locations in the Phoenix area, and even when we use the same location for different photo shoots, the results are always unique because every senior is different!  We want to bring out your personality and provide a wide variety of expressions, since we think a bunch of pictures where you’re just smiling at the camera is boring!

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You’ll want to consider how long you want to shoot.  Many photographers have packages for a certain length of time for your photo shoot and only allow a few outfit choices.  We would prefer not to rush and have you bring as many outfits as you’d like!  It is much easier to match your outfits to your locations if you have several options!

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