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I believe that photographs keep memories alive.


Think back to your own childhood memories...

How many of them were etched into your brain without a photograph to look at and a relative to retell the story? 




I believe that photographs have the power to preserve, restore, and connect.


Every human being deserves to have their life documented, preserved, and passed on to their future generations.

Every human being deserves to restore their self-confidence by viewing themselves in their very best light.

Every family deserves to gather together, focus on, and celebrate their unique connection and quintessence.




I believe that a simple photograph turns into a priceless treasure when it’s all you have left.


In 2017, I lost my nephew in a terrible car accident.

The portraits that I took of him throughout his life have been solace for my soul, and brought comfort to SO many others.


Hi, I'm Michelle Smith, Your Custom Portrait Artist.

That’s right, Artist. We’re not just snapping photos here! We’re creating artwork through photographs that your family will cherish for generations to come! It is my passion to provide everyday people with extraordinary portraits.  I am extremely devoted to my clients, and accept only a limited amount each month so that I can give you the attention and special treatment that you deserve. Every photographer captures images uniquely. When you find a photographer whose style aligns with your vision, it is truly magical! I describe my style as crisp, clean, vibrant, and emotive.

Aside from photography, I am a wife to an inventor and small business owner, mom to five growing boys, lake lover, foster care and adoption advocate, and wanna-be animal hoarder. 

I live on 180 beautiful acres in Weston, Missouri (conveniently located between Kansas City and Saint Joseph). I travel throughout Missouri and Kansas to meet with my clients.

 Contact me to learn more about my custom portrait experience!




What M. Smith Clients are Saying...

" SHE'S AMAZING! I can't even tell you how much my family loves our pictures... They're by far the best we've ever had done! Loved everything about Michelle and our experience with her. Her prices are very comparable with what we've paid in the past, but the pictures we're more than I'd hoped for!! We've found our forever family photographer ❤ " - Amy, 5 Star Google Review

Michelle did a wonderful job working with my husband, four-year-old and 18-month-old! Our photos are amazing and it was a stress free environment. She was willing to go along with all my ideas and the collaboration was better than I could have imagined! Can't ask for a more professional, friendly and talented person to work with ." - Aimee, 5 Star Facebook Review

" Michelle was there for our journey through pregnancy and then once our son, Finn arrived. She was very patient with both us and our son. She was full of great ideas when capturing the monumental events in our lives. We will treasure these images for a lifetime! " - Scott (and Kara), 5 Star Google Review


" Michelle made my maternity pictures look amazing!!! She provided a stunning dress and head piece and was able to edit out the outline of my spandex I was wearing under the dress! Highly recommend her for any photos! " - Amyliah, 5 Star Google Review


My son is a shy child that is hard to get out of his comfort zone and capture his amazing personality, taking his photo is no easy feat. Michelle brought it out of him and her pics of him are amazing. I have photographs she's taken of our family all over my house. It's a good problem to have when you narrowed it down to 27 pics you want to display. I have used her multiple times and will continue to do so! " - Sarah, 5 Star Facebook Review

Absolutely amazing!! Michelle has an eye for photography and the pictures always turn out perfect! I've used her for my maternity pictures, my sons monthly baby pictures and our family pictures! Highly recommend her!! " -Stephanie S., 5 Star Facebook Review

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