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2016. we welcome you. we are starting off this year with our senior sessions! which we are now booking for spring/summer for class of 2016 and 2017 seniors!

So if you you are a junior or a senior this is your chance to grab a session before we are sold out!

a little peak into a session with michele kats photography.

this girl has lived in my heart since she came earthside all those years ago, my god daughter! Time went too fast with you blondie… I love you with all that I am.

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Two thousand fifteen.
You served me well.

You served up some shit .

But for the most part you served me well.

I’m grateful.

Grateful for the lessons.

Grateful for the pain.

For the happy.

For the sad.

For the laughter.

my god was there laughter.

like face hurting, pain in your sides, haha sides.. those of you that know the side story will appreciate that comment.. it’s almost too good not to be shared,

so good that I am thinking of writing a book, but that’s for another post.

I digress…

thank you 2015

for the laughter,

For the tears.

For many things.

I’m grateful, I’m grateful.

Even through the shitty moments.

And there certainly were a few.

Some years seem like they propel me into the future.

Some years feel like they are a lesson.

Some years were a blur.


Was all of them combined.

Maybe it’s because of personal growth.

Maybe it’s because if the incredible souls that have entered my life,

Some were transient,
some hung out for awhile,
some made a home in my heart.

each and every person, each and every experience, each and every moment, brought me to today .

from the deepest part of my being.

Thank you.

Thank you to each and every one of you amazing, incredible, irreplaceable people, who have become part of my journey.

I value you.




here is my wish for all of us in 2016…



maybe this is the year that we don’t over think things…

that we don’t say no, thats too hard,

or too far,

or too much of anything,

maybe just maybe we follow that arrow,

where ever it points,

maybe there’s something higher than us that knows better,

maybe there is something that is leading us,

leading us to a new part of ourselves we have not yet explored, or maybe its a part of us that has been dead for while,

maybe its time to awaken that, to give life again to our hearts , to our minds , to our bodies.

Maybe letting go of what is “supposed ” to happen and just allowing what is to be to be,  will free us.

maybe just maybe we follow our arrow wherever it points.

something tells me its going to be good.

so 2015. peace out.

2016. its going to be a damn good year.

bring it on universe.





we will be closed until monday january 4th. all emails and voicemails will be returned then.

be safe. be well. and have a very happy new year.





And just like that it’s done.



And I’m as happy as a

Which is weird because summer is my all time favorite season- however
comma – I’m oh so ready for school!

I tried something different this year.
No summer camps while we were in New York .


Not one.


We got closer.

We got upset at each other.

I may have
thrown a towel at them after I picked up the nineteenth thousand one from the

I may have locked them out of the house on an afternoon or two with
only bathroom entrance permitted.

And you know what ?

I don’t feel bad
about any of it.

None of it.

No mommy guilt here.

I joke with my
kids that they don’t know how cool I really am.

I get down and get my hands dirty with chalk paint and make sand art animals at the beach, I go body surfing
and zip lining and I play with them. I do dance party’s and we have ice cream
for dinner, I rock at summer.

I also rock at september 🙂 much to their chagrin and eye rolls…

and back to school makes me happy!!

dont judge.

These kids.

They are my life.
But holy Christ they push .

Push my buttons.
Push my last nerve.
And then ..
They hug me .
bring in a weed.. I mean flower and I melt .
And it starts all over again.
As my dad would tell me .

That’s life kid.

Hills and valleys.

So aside from the fact that today marks one year closer to an empty nest and
college days .. I’ll revel in the fact that I have the option of going to the
bathroom without getting walked in on, and having a cup of coffee from start to
finish , or be still my heart.. actually making a phone call without the antennas
of little people hearing me and “needing” something at that very moment.


Free to work.

Which is something I crave.

The creative in me craves work .

And I’m so happy to be back to it full time !

The fall is full of fun sessions and I’m super excited for all of them !!

So excited that I decided to add a little something different this year!!


we are only offering these sessions for two days and have a limited number of spots available so please reach out right away of you are interested!!

Perfect for your family holiday card or a portrait session just for fun!!

Happy September !!

Happy School!!

Happy Dance!!!

  • Samantha Gloria - Hi Michele,

    Hope you are well.

    Love this new idea for a photo session. When are you planning them?? And cost?? We are overdue for some new photos of RJ, however he’s suffering from the aftermath of a bad haircut 🙁 poor kid’s so upset. Anyway, if timing is right and the boy agrees his hair is on point, I’d love to set it up.

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