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Hi, my name is Mike, a professional wedding and portrait photographer born, raised, and based here in beautiful, Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.

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January 31, 2013 in Lifestyle

Happy Tuesday everyone! Wow, can you believe we’re in the last week of January already?

As my title suggests, what is a renaissance woman or person for that matter? According to the dictionary, a Renaissance person is:



ren·ais·sance woman


A person with many talents or interests, esp. in the humanities.



About a month ago, I was put in touch with Michelle Flowers by a mutual friend. Michelle had seen one of my photos on my Facebook page and was interested in scheduling a lifestyle photography session with me, one that highlights the many facets of her day to day life – writing, teaching, spirituality, education, the arts, etc. A perfect definition of a Renaissance woman!

So, we put our heads together and came up with a shoot for her to use the photos in the many blogs that she contributes to, almost like a visual tag for each article she happens to write that day. We incorporated the Renaissance theme complete with a renaissance costume, with a bit of a modern twist.


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A true renaissance woman!


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Leaning never exhausts the mind – Leonardo da Vinci


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Check out her articles on the Huffington Post!


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So true da Vinci, so true!


 We also wanted to incorporate an old typewriter in our “writers” theme. Yes, typewriter. That thing we used to use before computers.



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I’ve got it!


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Typing away


Fist pump, success, typewriter



A huge thanks to Michelle, and her lovely friends Tamika and Penelope for helping out on this session. Great times indeed.


For more of Michelle’s articles, do check out the blogs she contributes to at:



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Have a terrific week everyone! thanks for stopping by :)

Categories: Lifestyle