Meet Michele

After numerous cross country trips with her family, Michele rarely was without a camera in her hand.  She carefully selected a waterproof camera before departing for her first duty station aboard a ship when she enlisted in the Coast Guard.  She documented the beautiful landscapes she experienced as well as shipboard life.  When her first child was born, her love of documenting her life experiences as a new mother pushed her to learn more about photography; capturing cleaner/crisper intimate photos in low-light, snapping sharp action photos to keep up with an active toddler, and insuring that the colors around her were true to life when they translated into the portraits she created.  Michele's love of photography and the subjects she partners with has inspired others to hire Michele to document their own lives.  Her attentiveness to details creates a truly customized experience for each of her clients providing them with art they can enjoy for lifetimes.  
In addtion to her love of documenting life around her with her husband and their sons, she loves cheering for her favorite football team and watching hockey with her family.  

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Learn from Michele

My Babies


Alabama Football

LA Kings

Jalen’s Gift

Magic Hour

Jalen’s Gift

Jalen's Gift Foundation is an infant loss organization providing financial assistance for memorial services, grief support, informational resources on pregnancy and infant loss, memorial keepsakes, and rememberance photography.  

The founders lost their son during pregnancy and there weren't a lot of resources for them in the local area to assist them in navigating through the difficult time they were facing.  Their dedication to insure that other families had more support than they did inspired Michele to join the team as a volunteer photographer.  

Witnessing parents during their most vulnerable time in their lives has been a truly humbling experience for Michele.  She is so thankful that God blessed her with the talent and skill to provide these families with images, tangible keepsakes of their angel babies taken too soon. 

Magic Hour

Magic Hour is a national organization of professional photographers who look to serve individuals and families fighting cancer.  We do this by coordinating a photo session to celebrate the truly important things in life through photography.  These charitable portrait sessions provide an opportunity for families to feel special and strong while they relax, smile, and enjoy time with loved ones.  Above all, we strive to express compassion and love as we support them, no matter the outcome of their battle.

Like many, cancer has touched Michele personally through family and close friends.  When her friends at her professional print lab reached out to her to request her to be a volunteer photographer, she was honored.  

If you or anyone you know can benefit from this amazing organizatin, please share so that other may learn about this service.  


Michele often receives requests for assistance to educate new dslr owners or to provide assistance to budding photographers as they turn their passion into a profitable business.  There is so much to learn that it can get quite overwhelming.  In order to provide the high quality of service to Michele Sylvester Photography clients, Michele only accepts a limited number of students in her mentorship programs that are curated to your specific needs.  Some examples of topics of discussion are equipment, products, marketing, to basic dslr operation for new owners.  

For more information regarding mentorship sessions with Michele, including educational fee, please contact our office at  

Please note that Photography Business mentorship sessions are not available to those within 100 miles of the Vegas Valley.

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