“I felt incredibly comfortable in Michelle’s presence, and that makes all the difference in getting beautiful photos” -Brittany

Michelle Hayes Studio Albuquerque Portrait Photographer

Hi Beautiful!

I'm Michelle and I'd love to create a portrait for you that you can feel proud of. I believe having a gorgeous portrait of yourself is transformative and the experience will leave you feeling empowered about your own beauty.  

Whether it's through a Boudoir session to experience your own unique sexy, a Little Black Dress session to celebrate who you are at this point in your life, or a lifestyle shoot to capture your personality for your brand, I'm here to help you create it.

I love showing women that they can actually take a good picture with all the right ingredients. Nothing makes me happier than when I turn the camera around to show a client how amazing she looks. If you feel like you never take a good picture I invite you to a portrait experience with me. It will change the way you look at yourself and you will get that gorgeous image to cherish.

Michelle Hayes Studio Albuquerque Boudoir Photography

You don’t have to book a shoot to get started…

I’ve designed this beautiful guide to help you with every step of the way from planning your session, what to wear, hair and makeup and what products you can choose to display your favorite images.

We will begin designing your very own shoot through a planning consultation which can happen over the phone or in person. I’ve found that this cuts down on women’s nerves and then can really have fun in getting their wardrobe together.

Imagine showing up to my studio with all your favorite outfits, including shoes and accessories, and letting a professional makeup artist work her magic while you sit back and relax. Once you put on your first outfit I guarantee you’ll be ready to shine in front of my camera. During our session time I will direct you 100% to capture your most authentic, beautiful self.

After the shoot we schedule a time for you to come back and view your images where you choose only the ones you absolutely love and get to re-live the experience all over again.

Michelle Hayes Studio Albuquerque Boudoir

my story…

I started as a wedding photographer in California and then NYC. I loved being an integral part of a very special day and create memories that last a life time, while having a blast at these fun weddings.. 

But, my first love has always been photographing people and after a few of my brides asked me to photograph them for a boudoir session I couldn't pass up the opportunity to create beautiful portraits for them. I quickly realized that a boudoir session is more than a portrait session. The women and I were having so much fun while creating a safe space for them to feel beautiful in their own skin. This is so fulfilling to me as a woman and as an artist.



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