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St Joseph Michigan Beach Wedding

August 20, 2016 - They were just so perfect and so perfectly in love. Sometimes I have to pull emotions out of people but Lindsay and Ste...
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Happily Ever After...

February 26, 2016 - I won't get overly gushy about this... but I couldn't accurately have a Friday Favorite without getting a little mushy a...
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Being a Wedding Photographer

February 19, 2016 - When I started photographing, I was one of those gals that was intimidated by wedding photographers. I wanted to be an a...
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Friday Favorites - My 2016 Logo

February 11, 2016 - I started my photography business six years ago. Since that time however, I have seen so much growth and so many positiv...
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Friday Favorites - My 2010 Logo

February 05, 2016 - In 2010, when I started shooting "professionally" I knew that I needed a logo that would stand out and that would be per...
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Friday Favorites - SnapChat!

January 29, 2016 - This is post is SO 21st century of me but I LOVE SNAPCHAT! I have been using it since it came out and I think it's just...
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Tell Your Full Wedding Story

September 18, 2015 - I always get so excited when my brides send me an invitation or a "save the date" in the mail prior to a wedding day. Ge...
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An Impromptu Trip

September 09, 2015 - My fiance planned an impromptu Labor Day trip to Washington DC last week! He knows how MUCH I love pandas and with the n...
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SUCCESS!!!

August 31, 2015 - DO you love feeling successful? I sure do and I also love the feeling of accomplishing things! How do I set myself up to...
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The Business Plan Dilemma

August 28, 2015 - Should I write a formal business plan? This has always been a question that has haunted me... and is one that I have alw...
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Josh & Jackie's Long Distance Inspired Engagement Session

August 20, 2015 - "You pick a song babe, I'll push play and I'll share my headphones with you. I'm hearing what you're thinking as our ey...
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I am an artist, a creator, an inspirer and a dreamer.

August 18, 2015 - Artist –Photography is my art and I couldn’t change that if I even tried. I use my artistry to capture your amazing and...
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Feedback From a Wonderful Couple

August 07, 2015 - From David and Aliaksandra <3 "My wife and I are VERY picky about our photography. We are amateurs ourselves and so kno...
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Thank you

July 31, 2015 - I have been really contemplative lately. There are so many things going on in my personal and business life in 2015 that...
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Colin and Melissa's Summer Engagement Session

July 30, 2015 - Colin and Melissa are a fun-loving couple that I had the pleasure of photographing at Izaak Walton Park in early July. T...
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Celebrating 88 Years...

July 28, 2015 - My grandma, my mom's mom, turned 88 last week and I had the opportunity to go out to lunch with both her and my mom. The...
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I Try, I Love, I Explore, I Grow.

July 21, 2015 - What was my life like before I knew photography? You know, I don't even remember much of that life anymore. I remember g...
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Focus on the Positive

July 16, 2015 - "Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will never hurt me." My response - Yeah right! Sometimes people make sta...
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Nick and Lisa's Pinstripes Wedding

July 14, 2015 - Nick and Lisa are a match made in heaven. Having known each other for several years before getting together, their famil...
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Kindred Creative - Elizabeth Messina

July 09, 2015 - As a creative, there have been times in my life when I have felt "different". I know that I see the word through eyes th...
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Grace and Warlito's Northwest Indiana Wedding

July 07, 2015 - Sometimes you meet a couple and can see perfectly that they are getting married for all of the right reasons. When I met...
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Reflect on our freedom - Independence Day 2015

July 04, 2015 - Happy Independence Day! Take the opportunity today to reflect on the steps that were taken to make this country great a...
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The Chicago Blackhawks - 2015 Stanley Cup Champions

July 03, 2015 - As many of you know, I am a HUGE Chicago Blackhawks fan! I have been in love with hockey for many years. It was a househ...
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July Engagement Photography - 10% Off!

July 01, 2015 - Book your engagement session within the month of July and get 10% off your package! 2 hour Couple/Engagement sessions 1...
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Destination Wedding Photography Available!

June 29, 2015 - Destination Weddings So often I get inquiries from clients asking if I am willing to travel for weddings and the answer...
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Amanda and Adam Mommy/Son Session

June 23, 2015 - After several weeks of trying to arrange a Mommy/Son session with Amanda and Adam, we set a date for our photography and...
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Aaron and Lena's St. Charles Wedding

June 18, 2015 - In September of 2014, the Hilton Garden Inn of Saint Charles welcomed the guests of Aaron and Lena's wedding to their go...
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My Newest Union - PikakePress

June 16, 2015 - Many of you already know that I LOVE joining together with other artists and creatives. I specifically enjoy collaborati...
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Photographer of the Year - 2010

June 10, 2015 - I started photographing in spring of 2007. I chose an "artsy" blow-off class when I was attending Purdue University and...
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The Nurses House

June 10, 2015 - “The Nurse’s House” By Michelle Cox April 2010 My love is interior photography, but most specifically desolate and...
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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - A long weekend

June 05, 2015 - I don't know if anyone else can agree with me on this but I feel like 2015 has been an AWESOME year so far but for me, i...
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Changing Worlds' 13th Annual Benefit

June 01, 2015 - Celebrating Cultures, Strengthening Communities Recently I had the opportunity to donate my time to photograph the 13th...
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5 Random Things about Michelle

May 27, 2015 - Over the course of the last several years, I have realized that I rarely blog about myself and my personal life. That be...
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The Times: Best in the Region 2015

May 19, 2015 - I am so excited to share that Michelle Cox Photography has been rated as one of the Best Photography Studios the in the...
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Graham and Carissa's Chicago Engagement Session

May 05, 2015 - In early 2015, I had the pleasure of working with a super fun couple - Graham and Carissa. We scheduled their engagement...
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Spring into Step!

May 01, 2015 - Spring is the time of the year to watch the world bloom and all flowers starting to grow. It is also a great time, as a...
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Build a Relationship with Pinterest

April 28, 2015 - "Are you on Pinterest?" That is a question that I hear at approximately 90% of my wedding client meetings and I am alway...
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Bridal Portraits

April 21, 2015 - Some of my absolutely favorite moments of a wedding day are the times that I get to spend with the bride. Amidst the hus...
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Fun ideas and tips when planning your Engagement Session

February 04, 2015 - Engagement sessions are supposed to be fun! They are a great way for clients to get to know their photographer but they...
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Featuring Nana, a Locally-Sourced Organic Restaurant in Chicago

October 20, 2014 - The thing I love most about my job is building great relationships with the vendors I come into contact with all over th...
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Pat and Julia's Massachusetts Wedding

October 06, 2014 - With all this gorgeous fall weather, I am really reminiscing about my awesome trip to Boston last year! I’m a Chicago we...
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The Baby Is One

September 18, 2014 - Happy 1st Birthday Eos! Only days before baby Eos turned one, his parent's reached out to be requesting some pictures to...
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Dan & Nikki's Chicago Wedding

June 17, 2014 - In May of 2014, I had the privilege of photographing the beautiful wedding for Dan and Nikki in Chicago, Illinois. The d...
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Darwin and Natasha's Chicago proposal

June 15, 2014 - She said yes! Of the now MANY photoshoots that I have done including a proposal, this was the first that the girl was n...
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From here to eternity

October 30, 2013 - Today you begin the rest of your lives, Together forever as husband and wife. Your dreams will come true, with love an...
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Brittany and Alex's Northwest Indiana Engagement session

October 26, 2013 - Brittany and Alex are an absolutely adorable couple! We met at two locations for their engagement session but my favorit...
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Photo Albums available!

October 19, 2013 - Photo Albums available! For the last couple years I have been looking for the perfect printing company for lay flat wed...
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Pat and Julia's Chicago proposal

October 17, 2013 - Pat and Julia As I post on my blog, not only do I want to share my new, fun experiences, but I also want to talk about...
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Chicago Sky Deck at Willis Tower

October 16, 2013 - Chicago Sky Deck I absolutely love The Sky Deck in Chicago. I have been thinking about it a lot lately because I have a...
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WPPI Official!

October 14, 2013 - WPPI Official! I am so excited to finally be a member of WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International)!! I ha...
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Michelle Cox Photography flash drives

October 13, 2013 - Michelle Cox Photography flash drives For years, I have been giving out images from my photo shoots in a variety of way...
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A time to get away..

October 09, 2013 - Over the last several months, I have hardly taken any time to relax and reflect - reflect on my successes or failures. O...
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