Holiday Minis Sneak Peek! – Sobeck Family – 12/6/2015 – Downtown Pittsburgh, PPG Wintergarden

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The Holiday Season is officially here! Yesterday, I got to spend some time with the Sobeck family, whom I was personally excited to photograph for their holiday photos. Steven, the father, plays the drums in a local Pittsburgh rock band … Continue reading

Ashley + Ryan = Married! September 18, 2015 – Morning Glory Inn, Pittsburgh PA

Ashley and Ryan are Married!

Ashley and Ryan are Married!

On Friday, September 18, 2015, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Ashley and Ryan Laitinen! The celebration was held in front of their dear friends and family at the Morning Glory Inn which is located in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. This is only a mere preview of what is yet to come, so stay tuned!

Michele Joann Photography is featured on Things Remembered!

In December, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with a college classmate of mine, Margie Netzel, who happens to be the Copywriter/Community Manager for She introduced me to an amazing couple, Jeff and Shane, who has recently gotten engaged. They wanted photos to mark the occasion, so we traveled to Mt. Washington and the Duquesne Incline for some unique engagement shoot ideas and shots. This engagement was extra unique, as it was the first time for me that it featured beautiful earrings, rather than a standard ring.

(The earrings, by the way, are courtesy of my friend Alicia Blair at Diamond Design Jewelers in Wexford, PA.)

I have been holding off on posting the end results of the shoot until the blog was on the site, but let me say: we had a LOT of fun that day! I will be posting my own shots within the coming days, so be on the lookout!

For the time being: here is the blog post! Enjoy!

Verma / The Lopez / Worn Colors / I am a Sea Monster / Dakota – 5.17.2014

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Last Saturday, May 17th, Robert M Revay and I went back to my roots as a punk rock show photographer and enjoyed a house show played by mostly local rockers. The Lopez, I am a Sea Creature, Worn Colors, a local comedian known asDakota, Hradio … Continue reading

Electric Citizen at The Smiling Moose, 5/12/2014

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Last night, I got to experience PURE ROCK AND ROLL in the form of a Cincinnati-based psych-rock band called Electric Citizen. They had a raw energy and an enthusiasm of the rock bands of the glory days of rock music, … Continue reading