So, here you are, but who am I?
More importantly, who are you?
Are you an actor, singer, or performer?
A real estate agent or entrepreneur who needs an amazing photo to showcase the real you?
Are you a mom who desperately wants to preserve this moment in your family’s life, because you know your littles won’t be little forever?
Are you a high school senior who wants to define your senior year with photos that capture your true personality?
I’m Michaela of Ristaino Photography, and my passion is capturing moments in the most inherently joyful, authentic and whimsical way. This is my style. It makes my heart SING!
Literally. I am a singer, so when I’m able to capture you at your most authentic, I sing with joy.
Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I’ve found my way to Sarasota by way of San Francisco and the east coast. A lifelong performer, I am giddy and excited to be singing with Sarasota’s own Professional Vocal Ensemble Gloria Musicae. The singer in me is what led me to be so passionate about photographing other performers; creating visually stunning, authentic headshots that showcase their true personalities. And what creates that authenticity? Connection. Because of this, I’m just as passionate about capturing that connection in family photos and senior portraits.
CONNECTION is also why I am so honored and proud to have been featured in not one, but FIVE Beauty Revived Magazines. Beauty Revived is all about giving back and celebrating real beauty. This makes my heart burst with joy. Through my Beauty Revived journey, I made a very special connection with a lovely little lady named Lola. #OperationLoveLola was born, and she has blessed me in ways I never could have dreamed. Ready to be inspired? You can read all about our journey on the blog.
When I’m not photographing others, you can find me surrounded by the love of my crazy-wonderful family. I come from an insanely talented family of singers, authors, photographers, and jewelry makers. I am a lover of all things creative (just pretty please never ask me to do math). My husband Tony is my biggest fan, closest confidant and hands down the best Italian chef I’ve ever known. Our house truly becomes a home when cooking for friends and family while the sounds of Frank Sinatra and laughter fill the air. There will likely be wine. And more laughter. You can learn even more about me and my photography journey here where I explain my early (and continued) obsession with old family photo albums.
How about you? Are you looking for a way to better capture these moments in your life and not lose them into the digital abyss?
You guessed it, I CAN HELP.
Several times a year I host a 30 day photo challenge where I lead you through 30 days of capturing memories. I would love for you to join me. Sign up here. Need immediate gratification? Download my FREE GUIDE to preserving your memories here.
I love coffee, traveling with my best half, New Hampshire in the fall, and beach days in January.
What does it look like when YOUR house really becomes a home? What business venture are you so passionate about that you can’t contain your excitement? How do you come alive when you step onto the stage? Tell me about it and we’ll capture it together. Hop on over here for more details about working with me, or send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can start planning your unique portrait experience today. More than anything, I am here to celebrate you.
Call me. Email me. Let’s have coffee and we’ll craft just the perfect way to capture your joy.
[photos by Sarah Grace Allred, founder and CEO of The Photographer’s Element]