Michaela Shanae began in Cottage Grove, MN and is currently based in St. Paul, MN - specializing in High School Seniors in and around the Twin Cities. I am a natural light photographer - meaning no flash or studio lighting. I believe natural light captures everyone in their best "light". 

Sessions with Michaela Shanae are laid back - that is the #1. I want you to feel at ease and comfortable with me and have FUN taking your senior photos. This moment in your life only happens once and I want capture YOU, the real you! How are you are in this moment. No stiff, boring, cheesy or awkward poses. I photograph with a very go-with-the-flow attitude which I believe creates a more organic and natural image. 

After your reach out about session and we set a date, we will chat further about locations, outfits and the overall feel of your session. I have A LOT of location suggestions if you are struggling to find the perfect place - may it be flower fields, an alley-way in Downtown St. Paul, a secluded wooded area or the top floor of a parking ramp.

We will then meet at the desired location on your session date and take fabulous photos and you'll have a blast! After your session I like to post a sneak peek on Instagram either that evening or the next day, so keep your eyes peeled! Gotta love instant gratification! 

So now I am sure you're thinking, how and when do I get to see my photos? I am very different then most photographers in this sense. When you book your session with Michaela Shanae, your session fee includes both your session AND your images - all enhanced and touched up (not too much, I promise I won't make your face look like its plastic). You will receive your images via a private online gallery that will be sent directly to your email. This gives you the option to download the high-resolution files to print on your own, post to Instagram, email a few to grandma & grandpa, etc. You also have the option of ordering professional quality prints from a professional print lab DIRECTLY through your gallery.

Your images will be ready 1-2 weeks from your session date, at which time I will contact you directly and send you the gallery link. 


If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me!

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