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Michelle Gardella


Michelle Gardella

Foundations of Black + White, Awakening the Spark, Family Tapestry, Going Deeper


Foundations of Black + White, Awakening the Spark, Family Tapestry, Going Deeper | michellegardella.com

“I believe in laughing until I get the hiccups and in always having either paint, clay, or sand in my hair (bonus points for all three).

I believe in sleeping under the stars to awaken my truth, in jumping on the bed, making living room forts, high fives, and saying thank you at least 100 times a day. I am dedicated to a relatively quiet Internet presence (it gives us all more time to be connected with ourselves, each other and the Earth), being in a place free from “shoulds” and “have-tos,” and living from a place of empowerment.

I am a happily married mama of two. My professional goal and dream is crystal clear: help other artists honor their authentic stories and visions and throw the “shoulds” and “have-to’s” right out the window. It’s time to be free! YOU ARE ENOUGH.”

Michelle Gardella is a photographer and writer living in Austin, TX with her little family and a camper in the driveway, always ready for their next adventure. While many know her as a photographer, she has been a professional writer behind the scenes for over a decade. Her lyrical and soul­-filled prose has graced some of the industry’s most beloved and prestigious pages and blogs. Michelle and her images and words have been featured in the Columnist for The Tribune Publishing Group, WellWed magazine, and Utterly Engaged magazine. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, and Vh1 as well as blogs such as Grey Likes Weddings, Once Wed, Wedding Chicks, Emmaline Bride, 100 Layer Cake and Green Wedding Shoes.

In 2013 she was selected as one of the Top 30 Rising Stars of Photography by Rangefinder magazine, and her book River Story is set to be released in 2015.