Michela Brooke Diddle | Central VA Portrait Session

Its not every day that you get to photograph another photographer. Talk about pressure, right?

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Working with Michela is a breeze. Despite her being photographed 4 times that week, this beautiful entrepreneur smiled and laughed through a full session at the Anne Spencer House Garden, in Downtown Lynchburg, VA. 

What is so charming, and surprising, about the Anne Spencer House, is how tucked away and private it is. The house is hidden on a historical street in Lynchburg, unfrequented by the busy patrons of Main Street or Commerce Street. With street parking only, it is only when you are right in front of the house that you realize you have arrived. It does not ask to be seen with a loud and showy front yard and landscaping. Rather, it whispers to you to come and explore, between other equally old and lovely homes on the road.

Michela is the same. A photographer who commands the tools of both digital and film formats, she is incredibly talented in capturing details and fluid moments in her photography. Visiting her Instagram, @MichelaBrookePhoto, is like breathing in the ocean air and listening to the gulls pass by overhead. She too, like our famous poet and the namesake of our location, Anne Spencer, doesn't fall into the 'yelling match' of social media, but asks her followers to be a part of the beauty of her art, and ultimately the Gospel.

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I had so much fun photographing her! Thanks for stopping by to view the images, and don't hesitate to contact me about your portrait and lifestyle brand images. Your image can be the make-or-break thing about your business, so don't leave it to chance!

As always, enjoy a cream soda and relax tonight!

Sincerely, Kaitlyn Becker