"As a professional actor, I have worked with many photographers, but I must say that my session with Michelle Spice was one of the best experiences I've had. What was so great about her was that she took insight into the real me, accepted what was there, understood it and brought it out with a tasteful eye. The results are some of my best takes ever because she didn't try to put me in a box, but instead encouraged me to be spontaneous, liberated and alive, thus capturing what is true art."
Tyler, Toronto, ON.
"How can we sum up Michelle and our experience? Wow! Dominic and I had our baby bump session and newborn session, and we couldn't be happier! Michelle is incredibly passionate about her work and was really in tune with our wishes. Her creativity sparked so many ideas for the photos, and the sessions were so much fun! She really made the sessions work for us. When we saw the final pictures we were blown away. I literally had tears in my eyes when I saw how she had captured the pure joy and love in our family. We will treasure these amazing photographs for a lifetime. THANK YOU, Michelle, for your passion, vision, joy and commitment to capturing these precious moments in such a special way."
Hannah & Dominic, Calgary, AB.
"We would like to thank Michelle for a wonderful experience during our recent photo shoot. She was very quick to respond to all of our emails, and we received our photos in a very reasonable time frame. We felt comfortable with Michelle right from her response to our initial inquiry through each of our meetings with her. Michelle is a very kind, respectful, funny, energetic person, and has a way of putting you at ease. Michelle's excitement is contagious. She showed us some of the photos throughout the session and guided us on what makes a good pose. Our self esteem raised when we saw the results, she does amazing work! The hair/make up artist was fantastic as well. She chose a look for me that I would have chosen for myself. It did not feel over done, but made me feel beautiful. We definitely plan on working with Michelle Spice Photography again!"
Rena & Neil, Calgary, AB
"Michelle came to our shoot ready and full of energy. She listened to what we were looking for out of our session, and she made sure we were ok with the poses we did. She made us feel calm and relaxed with her laid back, positive, energetic personality. The images speak for themselves. GREAT JOB!"
Maria, Calgary, AB.
"Michelle is a delight! My three teens went from "Oh no, please… not a family photo session!" to "That was SO much fun!". Michelle picked up on their personalities right away and put them at their ease. I was all for the 'as you are' session so the kids would be themselves: no haircuts or shopping for clothes. I love the hole in my daughter's favourite shoes, the braces and glasses, and the incredible Calgary scenery. Michelle 'got' us and even managed to coax their mom to be a bit of a diva. It was a fun day, culminating in GREAT photos! Thanks Michelle!"
Natalie, Calgary, AB.
"Michelle was great with my girls on their photo session! She put them at ease right away and brought out their individual personalities! Very happy with the final product!"
Samia, Cochrane, AB.
"After many years of more traditional studio photography, we were ready for something different for our family photos. We consulted with Michelle, and loved her outgoing personality, sense of fun, and the vision she had for our photo shoot. We discussed what types of pictures we were looking for, as well as locations and clothing. Michelle listened to what we wanted, and made many great suggestions. She took time to get to know us and our personalities, and was able to reflect that in the photos. For example our youngest son, an avid skateboarder, had photos with his board. She also made suggestions based on observations of our family dynamic.
The day of the shoot was so much fun! Michelle was great with our boys, and the incredible photos she captured of them are a testament to how relaxed and at ease they were with her. Her instant rapport with our kids really allowed their personalities to shine through in photos. The pictures Michelle took were incredible. She truly captured the essence of our family with her photos. They are without a doubt images that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Michelle was professional, and her attention to detail was meticulous. She took time to crop, finish and edit every individual photo until both she and we were satisfied with the result. We have recommended Michelle to friends and family on many occasions."
Kaite, Calgary, AB.
"Michelle's talent is to capture light and shadow, sentiment and substance - and present it to you as a perfectly preserved moment in time."
Angele, Cochrane, AB.
"We had our photo session with Michelle last spring, and the experience was unforgettable! She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. She is so engaging and so inspiring - from choosing the photo session location to instructing us on how to pose. We had a blast that day, and it's becoming a family tradition to have a photo session with her every spring."
Anca, Calgary, AB.
"We had such an amazing time during our family photo shoot with Michelle. Her warm, bubbly and inviting personality put us at ease and made the photo shoot fun and relaxing. Her positive energy, ideas and comments made us feel special AND beautiful, a very enjoyable experience for the camera shy! Michelle's artistic eye, perfect outdoor location and creativity, created very memorable photos for our family. We couldn't be happier!"
Carla, Calgary, AB.
"Our visit with Michelle was magical on that cool crisp Alberta morning. "I want to get the best light of the day," she said, and she did. Her zest for life and her creativity came alive that morning. We had so much fun and we laughed and laughed! Our photos came out wonderfully! She captured the flame between my fiancee and I within the poses that she had set up for us. The comments we've received from our friends are… "Beautiful!", "Stunning!", "Cute!", "Great Shot!" We are very pleased to say that Michelle did a fantastic job on our photo-shoot and we would recommend her for any kind of photo session. She's a true Artist… Thank you Michelle!"
Tanya and Serge, Calgary, AB.
"Michelle was so much fun to work with during our shoot. We are a large family with four kids, and she was able to capture their energy and personalities with the camera for some fun photos. She spent over an hour with us in different locations and absolutely met our desire to have some great family pictures to remember such a fantastic day. We appreciated her patience and enthusiasm for her work! We have found our forever photographer!"
Kelly, Calgary, AB.
"I had a photo shoot with Michelle in September of 2011. The photos came out great! She was professional, but also very fun to work with. Her creativeness and passion for her craft is very apparent. I was nervous about the shoot, but she made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Michelle Spice Photography to everyone!"
Megan, Calgary, AB.
"Michelle did both our engagement and wedding photo shoots. Our engagement shoot was done on a rainy day in May. Michelle helped us make the best of it as we played in the rain and showed our true love for each other.
Our wedding photo shoot took us from getting ready to the formal and family shots. We had a blast posing and just playing around with our families and bridal party. Michelle was very willing to try new poses and locations so we could have the pictures that we wanted. The energy and enthusiasm that Michelle brought to our session was awesome.
Thank you, Michelle. We will have these pictures to cherish for the rest of our lives."
Candace and Joel, Airdrie, AB.