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We customize every photo session to capture you and your loved ones during the most special occasions in a lifetime.
Professional Business Portraits
Let us help you look your best with a professional business portrait. Feel confident to share yourself across all your business websites and social media platforms.
Outdoor Family Portraits
Book an outdoor portrait session before April 30th & receive 10% off your sitting fee. Outdoor sessions are available April through October. Take advantage of our Koi pond setting that can accommodate up to 20 family members.
Free Engagement Session or Album Upgrade with any wedding package if you book by the end of October, 2018.
Summer will be here before you know it! A wonderful way to capture family memories while having fun in the sun is to schedule a beach family portrait session with us. Call now to book your session and inquire about our special album offer!
First Communion Portraits
Receiving First Holy Communion is one of the most important milestones in a young Catholic's life. Let us help preserve this memory with portraits that will last a lifetime. Portrait sitting fee only $29!
All in stock frames available at a great discount! Call the studio to set up a time to come by and view the samples.
Bev Michel, CPP and Master Photographer is one of only a few photographers in Delaware and Pennsylvania to carry designated certification from Professional Photographers of America.
Less than 3% of all photographers hold this distinction. Master of Photography is the highest honor PPA bestows upon a photographer.
I am not a very formal person.
I love a comfortable pair of jeans, the perfect book, blue cheese dressing and my kids and my Labs. Perhaps a little more passionately- I grimace at traffic, big egos and asparagus: not in any particular order. I can't type at all. "The" is always "teh."
I am a scientist, an artist; creative and curtailed all in one.
My camera satisfies both of these eccentricities. Light has always wrapped around my soul and whispered to me; daring me to hold and keep it. So here I am, a photographer. I thrive on light, while I'm sure light is coyfully giggling at me. After all, the absurdity of being able to "capture light" is just that-absurd! But I do it. I do it with passion, innovation and determination.
As a long-time photojournalist, my favorite images are the ones you don't really know I'm taking.
I am simply there to record your life; documenting. These are the times when you can just be you, and I can capture light as it wraps around you. What is it saying you? It kisses your eyes, plays in your hair and caresses your soul. Whether it's your son deeply engrossed with his I-pod, your daughters leaping on the bed, your dog sticking his tongue out the side of his mouth, or your family laughing wildly at the dinner table after an impromptu food fight with the side salad; my hope is to sear these moments in time. Light will be there revealing your life. I'll be there as its ally.
Finally on a very personal note
Long ago, I realized that the one thing in life that I will always have is my family. For anyone, whether they are blood relative or someone who "became" family through kindred spirit, family will always be there for you. As much as they sometimes frustrate me, mine will always love me. I will always treasure them. The loyalty is unbreakable. The thought of losing their memory could never be realized; because to forget my family is to forget myself.
2009 - Wedding Photograph- Fuji Film Masterpiece Award
2009 - Illustrative Photographer of the Year- Professional Photographers of Delaware
2009 - Illustrative Photograph of the Year- Professional Photographers of Delaware
2009 - Candid Photograph of the Year- Professional Photographers of Delaware
2009 - Photographic Excellence - Kodak Gallery Award
2009 - Photographer of the Year - Professional Photographers of America
2008 - Album of the Year - Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
2008 - Best Wedding Album- Kodak Photographic Excellence - Gallery Award
2008 - Best Wedding Album- Professional Photographers of Delaware
2007 - Best Portrait of an Animal - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2007 - Best Portrait of a Child Professional - Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2006 - Awarded Master of Photography and Photographer of the Year by PPA
2006 - Best Portrait of a Couple Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2006 - Candid Photographer of the Year Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2006 - Album of the Year - Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
2006 - Wedding Album - Kodak Photographic Excellence
2005 - Album of the Year Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
2005 - Folio of the Year Delaware Professional Photographers, Inc.
2005 - Best Portrait of an Animal - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2005 - Best Entry, Creative/Salon - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2005 - Best Entry of a Social Event - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2005 - Best Entry, Commercial/ Industrial - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2002 - Best of Show - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2002 - Photographer of the Year - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
2001 - Best of Shows - Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley
I just want to extend my appreciation for the timeless pictures and wonderful customer service that we have received throughout Jimmy's membership of the storybook club. Children change so quickly so capturing those precious moments are greatly valued. I loved the album and will cherish it always. We will be in touch for Christmas! Thank you.
I can't tell you how much I LOVE our wedding album!!!!!!! I am not exaggerating when I say I look at it at least every day! Thank you so much for capturing our wedding day. Our memories are all the more beautiful because of it! Thank you!!!!!!!.
Sondra and Dan
I have wanted to thank you for doing our storybook for all three of our kids. we love the photos. they are the most precious things we own; especially since the kids look differently now. we are actually expecting again, so we will be calling you this fall to have the kids photographed once again.
Vicky Cooke, Director of Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
I want to thank you for taking the photo portraits of the models. They are absolutely beautiful. I can't express how much we appreciate your generosity and how special you make the models feel. These portraits are something that will be treasured forever by the models and their families. Thanks so much.
Natalia from Baywood Greens
You are truly talented!!!!! Love your work!
Brian and Carmen
We are so pleased with your excellent photography and how you went above and beyond what we expected in the albums. It has at times been a bit of a financial crunch for us to commit to to amazing, professional photos for all of our five children, but seeing all your work together in the albums assures us it was money well spent.
I still can't get over how amazing the photos are. Two plus months later, my heart still melts and I get teary eyed every time I look at the photos (which is a lot)! So thank you endlessly for giving me the best memories possible of this special day.
What beautiful shots! Love them!
I just want to say thank you. The photograph was beautiful. I have gotten many positive compliments from it. My husband commented that those are the 'big, bright, beautiful' eyes that drew him to me some 30 years ago! Thank you for 'opening my eyes!
Thank you so much for all your efforts for us and for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. I still can't believe how amazing I looked! The picture of me is the best I've ever had and will be cherished by me and my family. Thank you so very, very much!
Love, Kara & John
Dear Bev Michel Photography, Thank you SO SO SO much a million billion tons for all the beautiful pictures and video footage and mementos from our wedding day. You captured every moment exquisitely. We just don't know how we will pick our photos! There are too many choices! Thanks for spending so many hours with us and going above and beyond the call of duty! You guys are THE BEST! We will recommend you to EVERYONE!
I just received my copy of Gabrielle's photo album. Words cannot describe how incredible it is!!! The photos are so beautiful, but even more than that is the way the album is put together. I have literally not been able to stop looking at it. It is almost as if the album is a video of the night. The photos and the way they are layed out capture the evening, the people, the movement, the feelings it is as if every time I look at the album I relive the magic! I cannot thank Bev and the entire staff enough for this priceless memoir of our daughter's Bat Mitzvah. At the event, I hardly realized the photographers were there, yet they caught EVERYTHING!!! If I knew my daughters' wedding dates I would book right now!!!
I really enjoyed meeting you weeks ago and seeing your work. I am really excited you are going to be working with us on our special day. I am obsessed with pictures and have amazing trust in you that you will get some incredible shots that day. Your work is just stunning and captures the essence of each unique wedding. I am so incredibly excited! I am so happy we are going to be working with you!!!!!!!!!!!! And my mom is too! Epworth Church and Baywood Greens reception on December 31st...
Hi Bev, Just wanted to tell you how much we love our family portrait that you did for us a couple of weeks ago. I know I am thinking way ahead, but I was wondering if we would be able to have our family portrait that we chose made into christmas cards. Again thanks so much for the beautiful picture!
Bev You ROCK!!!! The pictures are great! You made me look like a model. I charge only a small fee to have my pictures on your website! I can't thank you enough for making my wedding day so special. I had sooo much fun with you and I can't wait to bring the entire crew down to your house for our family portrait. Peter and I will be in touch to see what we need to do for the album. Everyone loves the photos. We would love to send you our words of thanks and recommendation for your site so let us know!! Again THANKS from the bottom of my heart for EVERYTHING! It truly was the happiest day of my life and you captured it all!! Take care and we'll talk soon.
Good Morning Bev, I want to tell you first of all how excited we were that the entire day was perfect for Katie and Keith and to thank you for being there and taking so many photos. Katie and Keith are having a wonderful time on their honeymoon and will be coming home on Wed. They cannot wait to see the pictures.
Hi Katie and Bev, Keith and I just got back from our honeymoon last night and were looking at all the pictures online! They look amazing we really, really love them! You did such an incredible job. Thank you so much again!
Michelle and Christopher Stec
Bev and staff We just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you did in capturing every special moment from our Wedding Day! We have received so many emails, letters, and voice mails raving about the pictures online. The pictures exceeded our expectations and your professionalism was top notch! Thank You!
Hi Bev! I wanted to thank you for everything, our wedding pictures are incredible! I was so blown away, and everyone I talk to just raves about them. We could no be happier! I am also constantly being told how unobtrusive you and Jackie were throughout the day, that they hardly knew you were there. Our day was perfect and we truly appreciate everything you guys did to add to it. Thank You Again!
Hi Bev, Thank you so much!!! The pictures are AWSOME : ) Everyone has been going crazy, my phone has been ringing off the hook with guests raving about what a wonderful photographer we had!! Must say I agree. I've never seen Jake so excited about pictures in my life. You are truly an artist! Thank You So Much!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, Tara & Alex M.
Beverly, We wanted to write and say Thank You for making our wedding day so special. We were so glad you were able to be our photographer at Greystone Hall. Working with you was a wonderful experience!. You were very comfortable to work with and I'm sure our photos will portray that. We can't wait to see our photos and finally our album. It was great meeting you and we will see you soon.
Sincerely, Nancy B.
Dear Bev, Thanks so much for your generous help and support for the After Prom! Thanks for helping us keep Unionville kids happy and safe.
Dear Mrs Michel, Thank you so much for the Storybook Membership. I could no have asked for a better present for the baby shower. We only have about 5 weeks left until the baby is due so I will be calling soon because I would like to get a couple maternity pictures! Thank you for helping me capture all the special times in my life.