Photographer Michele Cooke, resides on the costals of Florida. Michele has released two of her four photography book series; "Spring" and "Summer" in Michele's Images for all seasons. Books are now available. Michele is also a former freelancer photographer with The Record and Landmark Newspaper.. Michele has also supported The Performing Arts. Purple Heart Homes and the Chamber of Commerce with photography.
A native of New England that grew up in the Pioneer Valley, Michele's passion for taking pictures began at a young age influenced by National Geographic and leading B&W photographer Ansel Adams. Art teacher Bob Coy was a major influence through high school. Visions behind the lens continued to grow while working at a photography lab in Western MA printing, color correcting and dark room imagery.
Michele is well known by her signature photo's capturing nature, sunsets and landscapes. Michele is recognized for her Carolina Balloon Fest photography including photo's featured on the Chamber of Commerce 2011 & 2012 volunteer invitations. Her Balloon photographs are also featured in an upcoming documentary. She has a magical ability to interact with wildlife including birds and raptors. Michele's technique includes photographing outdoors with floral, pets, weddings, portraits, properties, Historic sights, and festivals with natural lighting. Michele teaches photography classes locally to all ages from adults to Girl Scouts. Her work can be found at local studios, artcrawls, exhibits and libraries. Her passion is to bring to life, places or encounters others may never experience. Be sure to check out Michele's Panorama's, Calendars and notecards as well as her photo's. Images are available for purchase. All prints are prepared digitally and personally signed. If you would like your image matted or framed, please contact Michele firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-281-4069 for any and all inquires. You can also follow Michele's Images Dot com on facebook, her new blog MichelesImagesandblogs.com, Youtube videos and other links listed on this website. Look for Michele's new book soon to be released on Barnes and Nobles. Darkness to Dawning is an inspiring testimony and journey of a middle aged woman fighting to start her life over. She struggles to find her sense of belonging in today's world. Join her on a seven year path that leads her through unbearable grieving, unemployment, divorce, and betrayal. Michele's non-fiction memoir challenges her faith while inspiring others to never give up.
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