Updated Blog!

July 25, 2008

Update those bookmarks and RSS feeds! My blog has been updated. It’s mostly done, but I still have a few things I want to customize. Enjoy the bigger photos and embedded slideshows!

New Blog


Is now posted here. Enjoy! 🙂

Nebeker Family Reunion

July 24, 2008

So I said I was working on another sideshow capability. I am now the proud owner of ShowIt. Click here to see my new slideshow from the Nebeker Family Reunion.

I am having problems getting this to post directly to my blog post as it should. So hopefully with the updated blog, that will work better.

What’s Up!

July 22, 2008

What is Michele up to? Well I’m working on a complete blog update…a customized one that will provide bigger photos and a wider viewing area. I’ll post the link once I’m done, but its a work in progress. I’m also working on a new slideshow capability. Whoo Hoo! I love new things!

So it’s July and I saw some sign about Christmas in July the other day…which got me thinking about holiday season photos. So last year I was incredibly busy with photography before the holidays. This year I’m going to offer something new…Mini Sessions. Each session will be a half hour long, but I’m also going to have some guidelines to make things a bit easier on all of us.

1.There will be a deadline to book sessions with me

2.I will only book a limited numbe of sessions.

So please check back for more info on Michele Schanker Mini Sessions.

This past Saturday I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding in Norco, CA . Sarah and Brandon tied the knot at the Kindred Community Church on July 12th 2008. A friend and fellow photographer, Arielle, joined me for the entire day. They had great weather, although it was a bit hot, but it cooled off for the remainder of the evening. Here are a few of the photos I captured during the day.

Nebeker Family Reunion

July 2, 2008

I had a busy weekend! This past Friday, was my day off of work from my “regular” job. I was asked to come photograph group photos for a family reunion in San Diego. Here are a few of the more candid photos I shot while the kids were playing.

On Sunday afternoon I photographed Shane’s 3rd birthday Party. If you remember, I also photographed Nickolas’ birthday party last December. He is friends with Shane, so it was great to see him 6 months later. I totally love photographing kids birthday parties. They are full of total cuteness!

The birthday boy:


So I promised more photos from the wedding that I was second shooter at, and here they are…

Yesterday I had the pleasure of shooting with Jaime Lapeyrolerie of Beloved Photography. She was in need of a second shooter for the day, so I went down to the Glendora Country Club to give her a hand! It was a hot, but great day. Usually as I drive down the hill from Lancaster, the temps decrease. But I swear this weekend they went up as I drove down there. My car registered about 103 or so by the time I reached Glendora. So they say rain on your wedding day is good luck, hopefully heat waves are too! The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. It took place on hole number one and the bridal party drove golf carts in! The couple did an excellent job, especially with the flowers….lots of calla lilies!

Here a few photos from the day. Enjoy! I have a lot I want to share, so check back later in the day, as I will probably post some more.

I  love this photo…I saw the sun there and decided to whip out my fish eye and see if could catch a sunburst

Konkle Family

June 20, 2008

This past Sunday I photographed the Konkle family at a park near our house. It was an interesting day, as when I planned to meet them there I really didn’t think about it being Father’s Day. The park was ridiculously crowded. But then again when you live in the desert and the weather is nice, I guess everyone heads to the park for some greenery! So it was a challenging shoot to say the least. I was trying hard to keep people out of the background. Here are a few that I picked to show from the Father’s Day shoot. I hope you guys had a good father’s day!