What we're about

FAITH,              & LEGACY


it's all about family legacy.

It's family traditions like picking wild grapes and making jam every summer. It's skills and stories you pass down with intention. It's those family recipes that make your house really feel like home.

But most of all, it's the unending love you have for your children and family that you want to remember most. The joy from your child's giggles, the love between sisters, the sweet eskimo kisses, those chubby cheeks that fade each year ... those are the things we want to remember forever.

There is a story behind every legacy and those are the stories we feel so blessed to document for you! 

Preserve your legacy through family artwork and heirloom albums, documenting every ounce of love you have for each other!

let's do this!

to me,

 from one mama to another

Andia B.

"I cannot rave enough about Cotton. We recently used Michelle for our newborn photos and they turned out beautifully. My husband was late, my toddler was a mess and my newborn was wide awake and fussy (when she is always asleep)! I for sure thought we didn't get a single shot, but Michelle worked her magic and made us look like we had it all together and caught some of the crazy too. :) She was soo patient and didn't rush the session at all and was so great with my toddler and newborn. I am so grateful for her talent and capturing our family!"


"The BEST photographer! I have now used Michelle twice for photographing special occasions- once for my college graduation and again for a maternity/newborn photo shoot, and each time has been such a pleasure to work with her. She makes the sessions so enjoyable, she is super friendly and nice! I will continue to be a return customer!"


"From the way she uses light to the special way she captures our little ones personalities, we could not love Michelle more! During our sessions, Michelle has a unique way of finding our little ones smiles and expressions just the way we want to remember them. Afterwards, Michelle does an exceptional job of helping select photos. She is kind and very patient when we can’t narrow down our photo selection (because they are all beyond incredible)! We are so thankful we found Michelle and could not recommend her more!"

After 16+ years of photographing life's biggest & sweetest moments like saying "I do" and adding little blessings to your family, it's clear how fleeting time makes documenting your family legacy that much more important.

In our family, legacy is preserved in recipes like my dad's famous steak rub. It's in dreaming big dreams and pursuing fearless entrepreneurship. It's time well spent playing games, serving others at our church, nightly prayers, and restful time together. 

Most of all, we want the love of our family documented and displayed as heirlooms our girls can cherish for generations! I want to ensure our clients have the same beautiful options to guarantee their family portraits aren't lost in digital clutter!  

our family values

Our goal is to leave our girls with heartwarming heirlooms that reflect our love for them! And that's exactly what I want to help you with. 

Strive to serve, live for the Lord, walk with the fruits of the spirit, survive by grace and above all else, love each other deeply.

our caldwell family mission statement

My Favorite Things

Baking is my love language - I love baking cookies for my sweet clients

I'm a textbook Enneagram 2 wing 3 - The Helper / Achiever

Kellan is my answered prayer & these 3 girls are our world

Kellan is my walking testimonial - God answered my prayers with him & we've been blessed with 3 girls - ages 5, 3, & 1

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