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6 years in business
48 hires on Thumbtack
Michele is great with newborns! She did both my daughters and now my sons newborn photos. Easy to wSep 26, 2018VerifiedMichele Linden Photography's reply
Thanks for the wonderful review. It was a pleasure to work with you and your family.
Everything went wellApr 7, 2017VerifiedMichele Linden Photography's reply
Thanks for the review!
Michele came to our home to take newborn photos of our daughter. She was so pleasant to work with, super patient with our baby, and our pictures turned out great. Michele actually stayed longer than she had originally anticipated because she wanted to make sure to get all of the pictures I had in mind. It was evident that Michele takes pride in what she does and I’m very happy we chose her to capture such sweet images of our baby girl.Apr 25, 2018Verified
Michele was very professional and punctual. Photos were as expected, not great but not terrible. My biggest disappointment was the amount of time it took to view the photos. Her contract does state 2 1/2 weeks but I didn't get the contract until the day of so there was no turning back at that point. I didn't receive the cd until 4 1/2 weeks after the event which really upset me. My thank you cards are now being sent out over a month after the event which is not like me! I will not use her again because of the delay.Jun 21, 2017Michele Linden Photography's reply
I am sorry you are disappointed in your experience. For a typical event, turn around times do vary as to how big the event itself is ; though outside of weddings typical turn-around times are 2 1/2 weeks to 3 weeks - for large events with over 50 guests, sometimes it can be a little longer depending on how many posed images there are, etc. I do understand your dissapointment with the amount of time it took to get the images, though as I had to explain to a few of my recent clients , my hard drive crashed and it took me several days to get back to my normal workflow, thus affecting the turnaround time on their images. If I can accommodate you as in some free prints, I would be happy to do that. There was also an option to have digital downloads, thus speeding up the time from which you would be able to get prints. If you would like to contact me directly, I would love to speak with you and see if I can restore some good will with you.
Michele was very friendly and made everyone feel at ease, even the two youngest grandchildren. She had great ideas for backgrounds and poses, with our group of 13 as well as our smaller family groups.Sep 21, 2016Verified
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a conprehensive certificate in photography from Waubonsee community college. i have had mentoring and continue to take seminars and workshops to always be improving my craft. I have experience with lightroom and Photoshop.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was never quite satisfied with the portraits I would get from the big companies (Sears, JC Penny portrait studios). I realized that maybe I should try to photo my kids, started going to some seminars, took classes, did some mentoring sessions with other photographers and after a period of time became ready to not only photograph my own kids and family, but to also do this for a living.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have worked with many families I do many newborn and family sessions as well as sports and events. I love to develop a rapport with my clients even before the portrait session, and then feel confident in being able to really capture them through images.
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