Michelle Turner

Available Coaching Types

Business: Business coaching may involve consultations on marketing plans, pricing for photographers, social media expertise, client or competitor identification and analysis, branding, productivity, and more.

Edit My Images: Provide a folder of images to the coach prior to the session and she’ll apply her processing style to those images and walk you through them, step by step. You’ll be able to ask questions along the way.

Freestyle Experience: The freestyle experience is a custom coaching session, mentorship, shooting event, or personalized program custom developed by a coach. Details are available on the individual coach pages.

Portfolio Review: Provide the coach with your portfolio images and she’ll walk you through the images with you with an eye to the cohesiveness of the portfolio, the strength of your composition, the technical merit and the processing.

Problem Solving: Do you have a specific areas that are giving you difficulty? Your coach will address your questions and will give you specific strategies that will help you move beyond your problem spots.

Website Review: You and your coach will give your website a critical examination, paying particular attention to user experience, cohesiveness of the design, structure, and text.

Workflow Walkthrough: Watch while your coach takes you through her workflow, from how she handles the images straight out of camera to the delivery of the final file.

Coaching Rate: $250/hour. Rate is based on session length and includes a customized intake form and continuing development plan.

My CMU Workshops


Flash and Continous Light for the Modern Photographer

Get natural results from your on camera speedlight, make the most of artificial lighting, and learn to use light to create beautiful images that look anything but “artificial.” Learn more >


One Light Off Camera Flash

Learn how to use your flash off camera to create and manipulate light in any situation, whether you are looking to lift harsh shadows during midday sessions, fill a room with light, or photograph your subjects after dark! Learn more >

My Portfolio


Q & A

favorite teaching topics

Environmental Portrait, Posing and Composition, Capturing Events, The Business of Weddings, Color and Light

biggest lesson or piece of advice you want to share:

My first angle is rarely my favorite angle – don’t forget to play with your composition and perspective while you are photographing, as you may find the angle you love after you work the scene for a minute or two. If you are comfortable with the shot, switch it up – maybe you’ll find something you like even better!

a location you couldn’t do without:

The mountains on a bluebird day.

photographers and artists that inspire you:

Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon, Joe McNally, Henri Cartier-Bresson



Michelle’s photography is a wildly fun, all-or-nothing, bold, brazen, adventure-laden experience, akin to the likes of a magazine shoot. From New York City to Puerto Vallarta, Maine to the world at large, the places where she shoots shape her photography just as much as the subject. The end result? A brilliant, unmatched combination of people and places, hearts and havens, souls and surroundings, and sentiment and scenery. Michelle is also the Director of CMU at Clickin Moms.


off camera flash
creative composition
posing couples
continuous light
environmental portraits



Fuji X-Pro2


Favorite Lens



Editing Tools

lightroom & photoshop


Business Status

in business


Preferred Light

natural and created– I have no preference


General Availability

evenings, EST (usually!)


Rate Per Hour

Hourly rate: $250*

* All sessions include custom intake form and continuing personal development plan in addition to hourly coaching.




  • Style Me Pretty
  • Bride’s Magazine
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Shutter Magazine
  • Destination I Do
  • Marriage Magazine
  • Rangefinder
  • Click Magazine
  • Maine Magazine
  • The Knot Magazine
  • Pottery Barn
  • The Wedding Chicks
  • Rock My Wedding
  • Wedding Bee Pro
  • Huffington Post
  • WellWed
  • ModWedding
  • WellWed Hamptons
  • It’s A Bride’s Life
  • OneWed
  • eleGala
  • Fabulously Wed
  • The Perfect Wedding:
    The Netherlands
  • PopPhoto
  • Brooklyn Bride
  • Gala Weddings
  • Real Weddings Maine
  • Spain’s Boda Blog
  • Photographer’s Market
  • Ireland’s Wedding Journal Online
  • Seacoast Bride
  • Inspire Photography Blog
  • Destination Weddings & Honeymoons
  • Southern New England Weddings Magazine
  • Ireland’s Weddings Now
  • Gloss Magazine
  • The Knot
  • Weddings Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Vermont Vows
  • The Candid Frame
  • Brandsmash
  • Grey Likes Weddings
  • Tiffinbox
  • The Modern Jewish Wedding
  • Ceci New York
  • Ilex Press
  • Capture the Moment
  • Wedding Bells Canada