About Michelle Deppe Photography
My approach to photography
Everyone is beautiful
My goal is to make you look your best and capture real emotion. My favorite photos are more candid with genuine expressions. I take the traditional "look at the camera" shots, but I also get you moving and guide you for more genuine expressions. I like you to forget I'm even there.
Keep it fun
Our family session have games for the kids and I want it to be a fun experience. Expect dancing, snuggles, tickling, kisses, running, and playing outside. I want you to feel something special when you look at your photos.
in-home newborn sessions
I feel honored to captures memories of newborns in your home where the family and new baby feel the most comfortable. My newborn lifestyle sessions have natural posing and include you and your family in the session. I don't have extra props. Babies can be swaddled or naked, sleeping or awake. I take pictures on your bed and near windows for the best light.
Let's create timeless photos of those you love most
Let me tell your family story in maternity, newborn, and family photography. Each memory is remembered in a photograph. As you grow the memories will stay and become even more priceless.
These are a few of my favorite things...
- family dinners at home
- card games
- hiking and wandering outside
- blueberries and raspberries
- soft fluffy socks
- popcorn and Netflix
My Deppe Family
I know what it's like to try to get your family excited for photos, especially teens. I have 4 older kids, 2 cats, and a super patient husband in Kaysville, Utah. I've been a mom 23 years and am experienced with taking photos of families. My son is on the autism spectrum so I can understand others with special needs.
Here's our latest family photo with all my kids together for a minute. Now that all my kids don't live at home I love to see their photos on my wall everyday.
Photography is important to me because each moment only lives once. In a photography we can freeze time and make a memory. Really, it's your family history. I love to see photos of my parents and grandparents and see how they were in their younger years, don't you? In photographs I can see resemblances of me in my extended family and it helps me to connect with them. The photos you take now will one day be seen by your great grandkids and be part of your family history.
I love the mountains and grew up in Utah. I wanted a mountain backdrop for our photos and my kids were patient enough to climb through the weeds to get this photo. I'm an outdoorsy person with imperfect hair, no make up, and I wear my Birkenstocks everywhere.
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"Michelle was absolutely amazing to work with! She was very interactive with my kids and made us feel so comfortable. The shots she got of our family were incredible! We couldn't have asked for more. We will definitely be return customers!"
Published in Photography Magazines
- Open Lens
- Our Photographer's Circle
- Rogue Photographer
- Creative Eye
- Color Shot
award winning and experienced photographer
- 2021 Honorable Mention award for Click Community Photography Contest
- 2020 Kaysville 4th of July photo contest winner
- Worked at the JC Penny Portrait Studio
- Contributing photographer for the Foundation of Art/Photo in hospitals
- Award winning photographs for Utah Lake Foundation and County Fair
my nature photos from wandering around Kaysville, Utah
I'm a lifestyle family, newborn, maternity, senior, and headshot portrait photographer based in Kaysville, Utah in Davis County and serving Clearfield, Layton, Centerville, Syracuse, Bountiful, Woods Cross, North Salt Lake, and the Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah areas. My photos been published and I have won photography awards. I have 22 years of experience with kids and families. I'm a Fujifilm photographer with the X series and GFX cameras to give you top quality photographs. My goal is timeless, natural, unique, genuinely "you" photographs. I care more about comfort than fashion, natural smiles rather than forced grins, and more fun than perfect. Although I have photographed several weddings and has been hired for commercial work, my first love is working with families, being a mom of 4.