Growing up in the midwest as the daughter of a photographer, my childhood was documented through professional portraits and family candids. I still remember lying on the living room floor, flipping through old family photo albums on late Sunday afternoons. 

Within each photograph, I felt transported to what seemed like a simpler, easier time. It was there, on that 80’s shag carpeting, that I fell in love with the printed image and the stories it told. 

Today, I couldn’t tell you the last 20 photos I took on my phone, yet I still know the exact location of my favorite images in those old family albums.


You could say I was born for this.

a legacy photographer

behind the camera

For over 13 years I’ve photographed families, babies, birthdays, and other milestones, big and small. Those years have taught me things a classroom never could — how to tell a story with visuals.

But I’m not just a photographer. I’m a mom too. I understand the mental load that comes with planning anything for your family, let alone something as important as a photoshoot. That’s why I’m focused on relieving as much stress as I can, allowing the process of capturing your family’s memories to be memorable on its own.


Not Every Path To Motherhood Is Straightforward

My own road to motherhood was filled with bumps, twists and turns every step of the way. There was even a moment when I felt like giving up. This is a familiar story for many, but one that often goes unshared.

When my husband, Brian, and I started trying to conceive in the spring of 2015, I naively assumed it would be the classic storybook tale. After nearly a year of nothing, we decided to seek help. What followed was an experience that would not only change me, but influence the direction of my photographic career. I learned what the term “diminished ovarian reserve” meant. I researched the abundant options for parenthood. Most importantly, I connected with hundreds of women, all with a different story to share - stories of adoption, rainbow babies, secondary infertility, surrogacy, egg donation and even the choice to live childless. Each of these women struggled, but also grew stronger, on their own unique journey in becoming a parent.

My own story involved countless IVF cycles, one clinic change and too many needles to count later and I finally heard the words I longed for: “You’re pregnant.” Our healthy baby girl, Evelyn Rey (or Eva for short) was born March 28, 2018 at Inova Loudoun Hospital in Virginia. Today, she is a spunky, joyful and independent 3.5 year old who loves laughing and saying “no” even more. 

The journey to parenthood, while an exciting one, can also come with trauma. I understand this first hand. If you’re having mixed emotions about documenting your pregnancy, the birth of your baby or the addition of a new family member, I would love to talk to you. Because no matter what your story is, I’m here to help you tell it in a true and beautiful way.

kelly, mom of two

Michelle has an incredible talent at capturing stunning family photos that we hold near and dear to our hearts. I had the privilege of working with her to capture images after the birth of my two children, as well as connect with her on a deeper level after sharing stories about our own struggles with infertility. Her passion for her work, as well as causes that are of importance to her, is evident. Her ability to be both personal and professional keeps you at ease through your photo session and helps her to create beautiful images that can be cherished for years to come."

"Her passion for her work as well as causes that are of importance to her is evident in her work. 

the mission

our give back

At Michelle Lindsay Photography, we believe family is everything and are fully committed to helping those struggling on their journey to parenthood. When you choose to work with us, you are giving someone else a chance to fulfill their dream to build a family. 1% of all Studio sales are donated to RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association. Their mission (and ours) is to help all people challenged in their family building journey to reach a resolution through empowerment of knowledge, community support, advocacy and inspiration.