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    Hi! Welcome to Michelle Sullivan Photography! We are a husband and wife wedding and portrait photography team serving Orange County, California and the world =)
    I believe that we are all created in the image of God, and that means that we are all works of art!
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Levi {6 months}

I love this family! We did some before (from their belly shoot) and after shots which are super fun:

September 19, 2010 - 12:12 am

Daiana - Amazing (as usual). Great shots!

September 19, 2010 - 5:06 pm

Sheryl - So perfect! and I agree AMAZING as usual!! You are so gifted Michelle and Nat, Tim, and Levi are precious!

Sheryl + Stephen :: engaged!!!!!! :: Orange High :: Orange engagement phototgrapher

Here are some facts about Sheryl:

1. She went to Orange High

2. She works at Orange High

3. She met Stephen at Orange High

4. She loves the color orange!

So of course we had to do their engagement shoot at Orange High. Get ready for orange overload!

Stephen told me that Sheryl asked him out on a date after a teacher meeting. I imagine it looked something like this:

September 11, 2010 - 12:41 am

Mandy - I love them…they tell such a great story! Ask her where her dresses are from…I love them for sure! Especially the last one….

September 11, 2010 - 11:35 am

Natalie - So great! Both the black & white shots are stunning! I also loved the bike, the orange crushes and the big OHS gym… go panthers! Cute pics of a cute couple :)

September 13, 2010 - 8:38 am

Keesha - I continue to love all ur work and this shoot is no exception. It was a fun fun shoot to look at you have such talent. Ur prop collection must be huge!

September 22, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Michelle - Adorable…Beautiful…Looks like LOVE.

September 24, 2013 - 3:08 am

Carol Ruland - I love your work! Super cute shoot!

Larissa + James :: US Grant Hotel Wedding :: San Diego Wedding Photographer

Larissa and James had their wedding at the US Grant Hotel in San Diego.  Everything down to the very last detail was stunning, beautiful and classy.  I’m having writer’s block so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves =)

Thanks to Style Me Pretty for featuring this gorgeous wedding!!!!



Venue: US Grant Hotel in San Diego

Flowers:  Embellishmint Florals

Cake: Sweet Layers Cakes

Coordinator: Thomas Bui

US Grant Hotel Wedding

September 6, 2010 - 1:48 pm

Dasia - These look amazing!!! You guys did such a great job capturing the feel of this beautiful wedding! Larissa & Jim look amazing!!

September 6, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Larissa Saucerman - Loooooooooove! Michelle, these are amazing, Thank You!!!

September 7, 2010 - 1:16 pm

Katherine - WOW!!! what a GORGEOUS wedding & perfect photos!everything about this is amazing!

November 18, 2010 - 6:46 am

Kellie Cox - Your photos are amazing! I’m glad I stumbled on your blog. Lovely!

February 12, 2011 - 9:49 am

Alexis Radig - What is the designer and style number of that dress? It is amazing.

April 11, 2011 - 3:41 pm

Larissa - Hi Alexis,
It’s a Justin Alexander style 8465, the sash was separate:) Thanks!

August 8, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Featured :: Style Me Pretty » Michelle Sullivan Photography - [...] features in one week…wow! Larissa and James submitted their wedding to Style Me Pretty [...]

August 9, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Colleen - Love the fabulous bridesmaid dresses! who is the designer and what is the style number?

sneak peek

I know, I know, I’ve been doing way too many sneak peeks and not enough full posts lately, but I promise there is much more to come from this amazing wedding I did in San Diego last weekend – I just had to post a sneak peek – isn’t her dress adorable?!?!

September 3, 2010 - 6:32 pm

Dasia Morton - This is a BIG teaser! We can’t wait to see more!!

Caitlin + Joe :: Santa Barbara, CA :: Destination Wedding Photographer

Caitlin and Joe are probably two of the most genuine people I have ever met.  Caitlin cares so deeply – for her family, her friends, people in need.  They had their wedding at a park in Santa Barbara and everyone kept saying ‘this is so Caitlin’.  Caitlin and Joe wanted to make sure that they used local vendors, so they had local grown flowers, and plenty of other earth-friendly elements =)

Dress: J Crew

Bridesmaid Dresses: J Crew

Caterer: Scott Camilli

Dessert: McConell’s Ice Cream Creamery

Lupe + Armando :: Anniversary {10 years!!!} :: Old Town Orange Photographer

Here is a sneak peek from an anniversary shoot I did with some great friends of ours from church.

It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a picture in front of the orange =)

August 1, 2010 - 9:01 pm

Lupe - dear Michelle- I just finished viewing our photos. I LOVE THEM!!! Thank you so much for taking our photos. I am so happy we have this memory for our 10 years. I am truly blessed for these photos and also for your friendship. We love you and your family….love ~Lupe

my charity : water

I recently read a book called The Hole in Our Gospel by World Vision President, Richard Stearns. Being President of World Vision, he has seen first hand the world’s poverty. This book pretty much rocked my world and I don’t think I’ll ever be the same, actually I hope I’ll never be the same. It really got me thinking about what I can do to help. At first it was discouraging and overwhelming.

Here are some shocking statistics:

4,500 children will die today, today! Not in a year, a day! All from not having clean water, something we take for granted every day.

Americans spend 20 billion a year on ice cream. It would only take 7 billion to provide the entire world with clean drinking water.

I knew that I needed to do something and instead of sitting around and thinking it through any longer I’m just going to act.

I love this quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

I want everyone to know that 10% of every penny I make from now on will go to help give clean water to people in developing countries. There are so many ministries that are close to my heart and do so many wonderful things, but what I love about Charity: Water is the fact that 100% of all proceeds go to providing clean water and you can actually see visual proof!  I am a visual person and I love that!

The other thing I love about Charity: Water is the founder’s story.  Please watch it here.

I started a campaign page with the goal of $500 which will give clean drinking water to 25 people. My next goal is going to be a bit larger – $5000 which will be used to drill a well to give clean water to an entire village! And we’ll be able to see visual proof using GPS!! How awesome is that?!?!?!  Stay tuned for details of my next fund-raising campaign =)

But in the meantime would you please consider giving? Here is a link to my starter campaign.  =)

July 28, 2010 - 11:01 pm

Free Wedding Photography!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! » Michelle Sullivan Photography - [...] We did it! We reached the goal of $500 to provide clean drinking water for 25 people in less than 36 hours!!! If you didn’t see my post about charity: water, here it is. [...]

July 30, 2010 - 12:50 pm

Curtis Yates - Michelle, I love what you are doing with charity: water. Congratulations on your first campaign! Awesome.
PS I also love the B&W Lopez family photo.