Michele Alexis Photography

Michele Alexis Photography Real life. Real moments. Lasting memories. Capturing those moments and milestones that tell your story! Strong roots make beautiful leaves. My life has been devoted to passing memories on to future generations, both as a music educator and a family photographer.

My passion for photography and family history is rooted in the life and influence of my late grandmother.
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She was the matriarch of our family, yes, but to me she was always the one with the camera, capturing every special moment she could. Birthdays, Christmas, family gatherings, any excuse to pull out the camera and shout "smile!"

Only recently after going through tons and tons of her old photos---and I mean old---I realized that she was carrying on the memories of her family before me---my ancestors who I had never met. It has been such a delight to thumb through photos that captured a time I never knew-people I'd only heard of and never seen in pictures-that captured so many special moments, silly or serious, grainy and unfocused or tack-sharp. Holding my family's history in my hands, has been an enlightening and humbling experience at the same time.

I have shared those old photos with my husband and two sons, and they now know and understand the care, value and love my grandmother held fast to with her family photos.

You and your family deserve that same opportunity. I want to capture those moments and milestones that tell your story, and will serve to pass on the memories of your life, loved ones, and legacy for generations to come.

Let's get started!

She was the matriarch of our family, yes, but to me she was always the one with the camera, capturing every special moment she could. Birthdays, Christmas, family gatherings, any excuse to pull out the camera and shout "smile!"

Only recently after going through tons and tons of her old photos---and I mean old---I realized that she was carrying on the memories of her family before me---my ancestors who I had never met. It has been such a delight to thumb through photos that captured a time I never knew-people I'd only heard of and never seen in pictures-that captured so many special moments, silly or serious, grainy and unfocused or tack-sharp. Holding my family's history in my hands, has been an enlightening and humbling experience at the same time.

I have shared those old photos with my husband and two sons, and they now know and understand the care, value and love my grandmother held fast to with her family photos.

You and your family deserve that same opportunity. I want to capture those moments and milestones that tell your story, and will serve to pass on the memories of your life, loved ones, and legacy for generations to come.

Let's get started!

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When your 5 year old willingly lets you test out your new portable portrait studio equipment! Haha!!!  Of course, I had ...
05/01/2021

When your 5 year old willingly lets you test out your new portable portrait studio equipment! Haha!!! Of course, I had to let him bring his own ideas to the table😂. This was just natural light, but I'll be experimenting with some lighting equipment too!

New toy = new ideas! Took my little bday present out for a test shoot today! Still learning but some very cool ideas in ...
04/29/2021

New toy = new ideas! Took my little bday present out for a test shoot today! Still learning but some very cool ideas in the mix!

#lensball #glassballphotos #photography #lensballphotography

🔥💜🔥I want to feel your skin; I want to breathe you in.  I want to stop the time, so that you're always mine ~anonymous#c...
04/21/2021

🔥💜🔥I want to feel your skin; I want to breathe you in. I want to stop the time, so that you're always mine ~anonymous

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#engagement
#anniversary
#loudounphotography
#loudounphotographer
#leesburgva
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#photography

Being comfortable in front of the lens is a challenge for me. Experimenting and having fun being my own awkward model fo...
04/21/2021

Being comfortable in front of the lens is a challenge for me. Experimenting and having fun being my own awkward model for a change. Learn to love your natural beauty! #selflove #nomakeup #photographer #selfportrait #stilllearning #loveyourself #naturalbeauty #brunette #momsofinstagram

Today is my birthday so I decided it was time to try a self-portrait  to celebrate, since it's been a while...Why? As a ...
04/20/2021

Today is my birthday so I decided it was time to try a self-portrait to celebrate, since it's been a while...Why? As a photographer it's important for me to make my clients feel comfortable in front of my camera, but even I feel awkward, silly and vulnerable sometimes if I do it myself. But my point is, I just decided to go for it. No makeup, and maybe not the best hair day for my new haircut😂 I am especially glad I did this today because it's a reminder that I have not, and should not give up on myself as I get older. 37 feels good. It feels the same as 36 honestly, but with no more grays😉 it just has that extra something today. Haha! I encourage anyone, moms especially, take your own self-portrait (a selfie on your phone if you must) or hire someone to do it for you (shameless plug??). Skip the makeup and all that, just be YOU! Let it be a reminder to yourself that you are beautiful, that as much as you love your child or children, you haven't lost yourself in your devotion to motherhood.

Have a Terrific Tuesday!

🔥🔥🔥HOLY HOTNESS!!🔥🔥🔥 Loved working with this sweet couple for a combined engagement/newborn family session last weekend!...
04/16/2021

🔥🔥🔥HOLY HOTNESS!!🔥🔥🔥 Loved working with this sweet couple for a combined engagement/newborn family session last weekend! We had misty rain the whole time but OMG, they are so in love it didn't even matter that I forgot my cute new umbrellas!! Gotta love those couples who cannot keep their hands off each other!

I'll share the family pics in a separate post so these lovebirds can OWN this post!😍😍😍😍😍

Happy National Puppy Day!!! Throwback to 2018 when we got this little floofer! We love you Cody! 🐶
03/24/2021

Happy National Puppy Day!!! Throwback to 2018 when we got this little floofer! We love you Cody! 🐶

Today is #worlddownsyndromeday!  Get out your crazy socks on this beautiful day and celebrate! I’m always thankful for t...
03/21/2021

Today is #worlddownsyndromeday! Get out your crazy socks on this beautiful day and celebrate! I’m always thankful for the smiles that this little firecracker and her amazing parents have shared with me! I can imagine it may not always easy but Dayna sure makes every moment worth it, and the world is a much better place because she’s in it, that’s for damn sure!

Happy First Day of Spring! Get outside, it's beautiful today!
03/20/2021

Happy First Day of Spring! Get outside, it's beautiful today!

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02/20/2021

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02/19/2021

Now I know I normally photograph humans, but THIS!!!! During the slower season for me, this has proved to be a worthy substitute! I am so psyched about this!!! My Coopers Hawk, finally!

Good morning! Happy Friday! :)
02/19/2021

Good morning! Happy Friday! :)

DAY 48Birdwatching has become a family event! But shhh! You need to be quiet!
02/17/2021

DAY 48

Birdwatching has become a family event! But shhh! You need to be quiet!

When it's cold outside but you still wanna rock that coconut top, you just bring the party inside!  Big aloha to this li...
02/17/2021

When it's cold outside but you still wanna rock that coconut top, you just bring the party inside! Big aloha to this little hula girl! This outfit was the best! Loved everything about this recent newborn lifestyle session. If only we all looked that good in coconuts! 😂😍🏝

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02/14/2021

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Happy Valentine's Day!
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine's Day!

🤫Can you keep a secret?  I'm getting ready to deliver this little chunk-a-monk's adorably sweet newborn lifestyle sessio...
02/13/2021

🤫Can you keep a secret? I'm getting ready to deliver this little chunk-a-monk's adorably sweet newborn lifestyle session to my clients in a few days...I cannot contain my excitement or the temptation to squeeze those little cheeks!!!😍😍😍

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02/13/2021

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DAY 43Blue Jay butt! lol Still working on capturing these elusive little guys but apparently they like peanuts, so I've ...
02/12/2021

DAY 43

Blue Jay butt! lol Still working on capturing these elusive little guys but apparently they like peanuts, so I've read.

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02/11/2021

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DAY 40Edges first, am I right?
02/09/2021

DAY 40

Edges first, am I right?

DAY 38Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
02/07/2021

DAY 38

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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02/06/2021

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DAY 36For anyone who has no idea what screensaver I'm talking about, haha!
02/05/2021

DAY 36

For anyone who has no idea what screensaver I'm talking about, haha!

DAY 36Seeing as I've been staring at my computer all morning doing school work, might as well have gotten something crea...
02/05/2021

DAY 36

Seeing as I've been staring at my computer all morning doing school work, might as well have gotten something creative out of it! ;) This is my screensaver, multiple images layered together to create an actual real-time image of the inner workings of my brain at this moment!

DAY 35Texture vibes :)
02/04/2021

DAY 35

Texture vibes :)

Trying new things and loving it!  Same spot as before, but now with the good camera, my phone as a reflective mirror, so...
02/03/2021

Trying new things and loving it! Same spot as before, but now with the good camera, my phone as a reflective mirror, some ice and snow boots. haha!

DAY 34Where the ice meets the sky!  New techniques push new ideas! :). Used my  phone as a mirror :) I love how differen...
02/03/2021

DAY 34

Where the ice meets the sky! New techniques push new ideas! :). Used my phone as a mirror :) I love how different this looks! :)

DAY 33 I've been behind the past few days so I did a collage today to make it up to myself, haha!  It's amazing the vari...
02/02/2021

DAY 33

I've been behind the past few days so I did a collage today to make it up to myself, haha! It's amazing the variety of birds you can spot in just a few minutes in the morning! Just make sure you have a camera nearby, they are quick!

DAY 31 - Yes I'm incredibly behind but I'm trying something new, so...I cheated a bit using a session from 2020 (whoops!...
02/01/2021

DAY 31 - Yes I'm incredibly behind but I'm trying something new, so...I cheated a bit using a session from 2020 (whoops!) but I needed this in order to try what I wanted to try, haha! Still some learning to do, but I am really liking this new possibility!

Trying something new and still learning😉, let me know what you think! Contemplating offering to clients so if you like i...
02/01/2021

Trying something new and still learning😉, let me know what you think! Contemplating offering to clients so if you like it, let me know please!

DAY 27Spur of the moment snap on the old iphone this morning at a sweet spot near my son’s daycare this morning after dr...
01/27/2021

DAY 27

Spur of the moment snap on the old iphone this morning at a sweet spot near my son’s daycare this morning after drop off. I definitely prefer my real camera to the phone but the old gal did alright this morning after some post process beefing up 😂 beautiful landscapes everywhere!

So instead of clogging up my newsfeed I finally got smart and made an album for my 365 Day Photo Challenge. You're welco...
01/26/2021

So instead of clogging up my newsfeed I finally got smart and made an album for my 365 Day Photo Challenge. You're welcome to check it out if you're interested or even try the challenge yourself! It's not about capturing the best picture, it's about trying to keep an active and creative eye that's open to anything and everything around you! For me, it's something I've wanted to do for a long time, and with the help and encouragement of my friend Moxie Soul Photography I finally decided to start this year. I hope you'll follow along, and I'll continue to post my regular stuff too as the season opens up again! :) Winter time is great to focus on creativity, education and improvement while things have slowed down a bit. ;) Here's today's challenge pic (Day 26 -Best Buds), you can see the rest in the album 365 Day Photo Challenge from now on. :)

Have a great evening everyone!

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01/26/2021

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365 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE - DAY 24IT'S DONE! What do you do when you can't find a new sectional couch that will fit down y...
01/24/2021

365 DAY PHOTO CHALLENGE - DAY 24

IT'S DONE! What do you do when you can't find a new sectional couch that will fit down your basement steps... YOU BUILD IT! Phil and I finally completed our DIY super sectional/big comfy couch project!!! This thing is humongous enough to fit our whole family, and it's like sitting on a cloud. :) We built the entire thing from scratch! I want to personally thank my little sewing machine for muscling through the endless sewing and not jamming AT ALL. 😂

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My Story

Strong roots make beautiful leaves.

My life has been devoted to passing memories on to future generations, both as a music educator and a family photographer.

My passion for photography, teaching music and family history is rooted in the life and influence of my late grandmother. She was the matriarch of our family, of course. But to me she was the amazing singer and pianist, who always had the camera ready, capturing every special moment she could. Birthdays, Christmas, family gatherings, any excuse to pull out the camera and shout "smile!"

Only recently after going through tons and tons of her old photos---and I mean old---I realized that she was carrying on the memories of her family before me---my ancestors who I had never met.

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Michele did our first family pictures in nearly 20 years. They came out amazing! Michelle is very professional in an easy going way. We will definitely have her take any pictures of our family in the future.
what is the website to find pics from LES Monster Mash? I have my Image Number - but don't see where to go enter it?? ... Thanks so much.