Seattle Family Photographer | Michelle Enebo Photography Blog bio picture

    I began photographing children in black and white in 2000, shortly before the birth of my second daughter.

    Since that time, I have upgraded my equipment, refined my technique, and picked up some new tricks for working with children – but my style hasn’t changed. I like to take pictures that are natural, unposed, and informal. I focus on faces and tend to shoot close-ups. My goal is to capture the little things that represent who the child is in this moment, to bring back memories of a silly face, a fit of the giggles, a particular facial expression or hand position, or a spontaneous hug between siblings.

    I have lived in the Seattle area most of my life. I currently live in Issaquah with my husband and our three daughters, who keep me on my toes and give me lots of opportunities to try out new photography ideas!

    Thank you for your interest.

Seattle Family Photographer ~ Welcome to the Neighborhood



When Lori and I scheduled their session I suggested we use my studio in Pioneer Square because the weather can be iffy in late October.  I had no idea that Tim’s office was moving in just blocks from my studio just a few weeks before our session.  The weather was spectacular so we were really able to wander around the neighborhood.  (Well, us and 30,000 Sounders fans but who’s counting?)

I have photographed little Miss Kiki before at her school.  It was nice to meet her big brothers Tucker and Jack too!

Thanks for a fun session and for showing ME around your new building too!  Here are my favorites…


Seattle Family Photographer ~ Beyond the School


I have been taking Mira’s school portraits for a few years and this year I got to take Devan’s pictures at school too.  These two are such easy smilers that it makes my job easy.  A little wave of my tickler (also known as a feather duster) and it elicits all sorts of giggles out of Devan!

I was thrilled when Bindi contacted me about taking their family pictures.  School portraits can be a bit limiting.  I love the challenge of capturing my school kids and trying to get that sparkle in their eyes,  but I never get to capture the relationship between siblings and parents and that is so important!

Photographing Bindi and Tim with their kids was such fun!  Here are my favorites…


Seattle Family Photographer ~ November Mini Sessions Added

Back by request! I’ve added a day of November mini sessions. If you are looking for a quick photo session to get your holiday cards and gifts taken care of then this is for you! I expect these will go fast so don’t wait to book.

I’ve also got a few regular sessions left for the year too so don’t hesitate to ask!


Seattle Family Photographer ~ He’s On His Way


A couple of weeks ago I met Tanner to take his senior pictures.  I went to college with his parents so I’ve known this kid from the very beginning.  At 6ft 6 inches he is certainly a lot bigger these days than he was!  (I had Tanner sit for the majority of his pictures because I am so much shorter than he is!)

Just a week before this session he had is appendix out.  He looks great, right?  Good thing he is bouncing right back because this kid has some serious basketball to play starting in just a few weeks.  This starting forward needs to help our team make it back to the State playoffs!

The other notable thing that happened to him the week before this session?  Oh yeah….he signed his letter of intent to attend and play basketball for Northwest University.  While most kids are still taking their entrance exams and deciding on school he has already been accepted.  He is on his way!

Here are my favorites…


Seattle Family Photographer ~ I Like to Move it Move it


The Rio version of I Like to Move it Move it is on our fall playlist and it is such a catchy song.  When Sonia and I were discussing a spot for our photo session she told me that her 5 and 7 year old boys really like to move.  That meant we needed to find a place that would be safe and fun for them to move around and be themselves.  We found the perfect park on Mercer Island that had plenty of shade for pictures but lots of fun things to climb around on.

Zacharay and Quentin were so much fun to follow around.  Their enthusiasm for climbing and jumping were infectious.  I also enjoyed has easy it was to get them to hug and laugh with each other.  Fun!

Here are my favorites…



Seattle Family Photographer ~ Making the Leap


This is the time of year when I really get my small people fix.  I am so lucky to be the photographer for three different schools in the fall.  I love chatting with all of these different kids while I am photographing them.  I learn so much and these funny conversations really bring a sparkle to the kids’ eyes.

Madison is one of my school kids.  I’m always thrilled when I get to see these kids with their families.  School pictures are great, but having pictures taken with your siblings and families is so important!  Capturing relationships and memories is my favorite thing to do.

I’m so glad we were able to squeeze this session in before two soccer games took over their day.  Here are my favorites…