Michelle Ingkavet Photography

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  • Michael E.

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    Michelle is a pleasure to work with, is professional and organized, and got incredible results for me, even in difficult conditions. Her prices are very reasonable, considering the super high quality of her results. I've since referred her to a number of friends for both headshots and children's parties. She gets great photos out of even somewhat challenging subjects, and also works incredibly well with children, she's the best I've seen with them.

    Sep 26, 2011
  • Temple S.

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    I worked with Michelle to have my head shots done for my local yoga business. This was the first time I've had my photo professionally taken, and Michelle made me feel completely at home during the session. She kept the conversation going and after a few minutes, it felt less like a photography session and more like two friends spending some time together. What came out of that afternoon was so much more than I could have hoped for. The photos represent exactly what I wanted, which was a photo of me that looked LIKE me (and not an overly made up version of my face). What Michelle produced from our session was something that I was proud to put out into the world as the face of my business. I would work with Michelle again without any hesitation, and I have already recommended her services to several colleagues.

    Sep 24, 2011

About this pro

My career as a photographer began in the early 90s while attending New York University (where I learned to develop and print black & white 35mm film – old school style.) I had been working as a professional actor in mostly stage, film and television since 1991. My actor friends would ask me to take their headshots and thus began my love of portraits. My acting career took me to Los Angeles from 1998 – 2008 and subsequently, my portfolio of actors’ headshots continued to grow. International travel throughout the years has garnered a great appreciation for the faces and places of the world. Some of my favorite destinations I have traveled and photographed are Ireland, Scotland, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Mexico, Spain, New Zealand, Switzerland, France, Japan, Alaska, Hawaii and the southwestern United States. With a wide range of interests in my life, I maintained a part-time job as a children’s martial arts instructor, which led me to truly love the purity and magic of a child’s energy, and especially the unfathomable beauty within a child’s face. Thus, Children and Families enhanced my portfolio. After my husband and I moved back to New York in 2008 to start a family of our own, my professional fitness career evolved from martial arts to yoga. I still loved teaching, so it made sense to become a certified yoga instructor in 2010. Hence, Yoga was then welcomed into my ever-expanding photographer’s portfolio. Portraits, Families & Yoga; I focus primarily on these three areas, with the occasional musician, birthday party or corporate photo shoot thrown in. I currently live on the Queens/Nassau County border with my husband, son and daughter. I love to teach yoga (Here and Now Yoga: Michelle Cavanagh), and I love to shoot photos. See you out there. Add'l reviews on Yelp. I love capturing the essence and beauty of people. Every person is beautiful and every person exudes their own individuality through my lens and into my composition of my picture.

Years in business

23

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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Photos and Videos

17 photos

    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      I offer a wide range of packages and prices catered to each client's individual needs.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I like to first talk with the customer over the phone to get a sense of what they're seeking, they're needs and vision. Then, if possible, I like to meet in person to get a sense of my customer's style, individuality and personal tastes, concerns and goals. I go over all details of the shoot and what to expect from me pre, during and post photo shoot.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      Education in 35mm Black & White film photography and development, New York University. Professional actor since 1991. Self-taught.

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    Sunday9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Monday9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Friday9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Michelle Ingkavet Photography is about 1+ miles of New Hyde Park, NY.