I am drawn to emotion filled images, beautiful light, and soft, neutral colors. My passion is to capture authentic beauty, family love, and connection in my imagery.
I am a wife, proud mama to two sweet boys Aiden Ireland and Grayson Ashton, the sweetest kitty; Gatto, and most adorable puppy; General.
Photography and travel are my passions.
I believe in love at first sight. I met my husband on a beach vacation in Punta Cana and had an instant connection. On our 1st night meeting I asked him “Wouldn’t it be crazy if we got married?” And here we are…True story.
I am originally an east coaster from Pittsburgh, and spent a few years in the Midwest in Chicago before calling San Diego my home.
Sunshine makes me happy. (That’s why I moved to sunny San Diego!)
I believe that behind every photograph there is a story to be told.
Beach days are my mini vacations.
I have a love affair with San Diego and fall in love with this city more and more each and every day.
I am passionate about nourishing real food.
Friends and family mean the world to me.
I believe that laughter and yoga make the world a better place.
How it all began
I have been obsessed with taking pictures ever since I was a little girl, although it wasn’t until 2011 when my dad past away that I began to pursue my passion for photography professionally. My dad was my hero. He believed I could do anything.
While this was the most incredibly saddest time in my life, it gave me comfort to look back at photographs; on a lifetime of captured moments of him. Every photo took me through the emotions, meaningful events of his life, and the day to day simple moments. Whether it was him carefree as a little boy, grinning from ear to ear on his wedding day to my mom, holding me on his lap as a baby, the emotional hug giving me away on my wedding day, I will always have those memories to treasure and hold near and dear to my heart. That’s the beautiful thing about memories, no one can ever take them from away from you.
During that time, reality hit hard that life is too short not to pursue your dreams.
This is my dream.
Michelle of Michelle Popp Photography is a San Diego newborn photographer also specializing in maternity, family, baby and wedding photography in San Diego, California, Carlsbad and Del Mar areas.
Please contact me to begin planning your session!