Michele Kipplen is an experienced professional photographer who has worked with many clients and customers in the Toledo and Detroit area thru the years. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America. She specializes in portraiture, product and property photography. She also has extensive experience in event photography for corporate events, conferences and community events for chamber of Commerce communities. She is an active member of Rotary in her district as a photographer capturing all of their large events and awareness campaigns. She has photographed for TEDx Detroit for two years, Rock That Conferences, and local gala events.
They say a photography is worth a thousand words-it's true. Photography allows me to capture events, people and businesses at their best. I love seeing a clients face when they see there gallery and can not believe what a difference professional photography makes for themselves or their business.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done several stylized photo sessions for high school seniors and adults. A stylized photo shoot integrates different designs together in one picture… to which there are many different varieties. For example , I had a client who found this great dress that reminded her of a scene in a movie so we recreated the scene with her dress and added props, a location and made her vision come to life. Another client want to have a high school session that depicted her as her favorite super hero. I photographed each of her poses and the elements to make her vision come alive with lighting, and props. Making each session special, fun or relaxing is what makes my sessions enjoyable and comfortable.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
I have received recognition for my work in Real Producers Magazine for photographing the Top Real Estate Agents. I've had several photographs published in local newspapers. I have also received awards for placement at the Photo Arts Club of Toledo and Toledo Camera Club and Greater Detroit Photographers Association. I have also received the Betty Houston Award as outstanding photography service.
A fun fact about this photographer
During my Junior and Senior year in high school I worked summers at Cedar Point as an ISPY photographer. I would take photos of guests as they entered the park, then the guests would visit the booth and view their photo thru a mini keychain. I was also national champion gymnast for Ohio at the age of 7.