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2017 edition

I would recommend Michele to literally anyone! No matter what your style is, she will work with you so it brings out YOUR style in your senior pictures. She has a way of bringing out your best features and capturing the light perfectly, so your pictures turn out better than you could have imagined. -Yancey, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel


Michele makes you feel so confident and comfortable in front of the camera. And I love that we get to experience what it’s like to be a model for the day. My favorite photoshoot was when we did a shoot with Fedora and our makeup was done by Rachel. You really do feel like a real model with Michele! -Chloe, Class of 2017 U Shine Spokesmodel Makeup By: Rachel Perkins


Fave moment during my photoshoot was when Michele told me the story behind her becoming a photographer and that she loves to break the rules of what is taught and she follows what she thinks is best for the image she wants to capture. I can totally relate to that! -Elizabeth, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel


a quick note from Michele Thank you for your inquiry! I absolutely love what I do and I really enjoy each and every Senior I get the privilege of meeting and getting to know better. The idea behind U Shine Photography has always been and will always be to empower teenage girls to embrace their natural beauty and poise. I also believe in a fantastic value so I offer quality services with a meaningful purpose at a great price. I would why would I expect my models to?

exclusive info on all things fabulous like contests, model calls & announcements before they go public! This is open to anyone, but many and much of the info will friends too! Sign up on

Chloe heard about the Class of 2017 Spokesmodel search from the VIP list! -Chloe, Class of 2017 U Shine Spokesmodel 4|Page

I had a blast with Michele this year. Being a U Shine Model allowed me to be able to do additional photoshoots which was a lot of fun. My favorite shoot was the 4th of July theme, we drove around to find some cool spots to take pictures. I would recommend Michele 100%. She makes you look and feel perfect, she seriously knows what she’s doing. I’ve never met someone who made me feel so confident before. If I need pictures taken for anything else in the future, I will definitely be calling U Shine photography!

-Rachel, Class of 2015 U Shine Spokesmodel


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Be confident. Be silly. Be flirty. Be you. 434.409.8297 Michele Durham 6|Page

My very first photoshoot & getting to meet Michele & spend the day outside taking photos with my best friend & another friend I made that day was so much fun! I knew right away that I would love the pictures just judging by how excited she was to take them! She made it fun & easy. Michele is bubbly and you’ll feel comfortable being yourself. -Kenzie, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel


Booking your Sesh‌ Ready to schedule your session? 1. Contact Michele with the date and location request 2. Mail in a $100 deposit that goes towards your Senior request goes through) 3. Get ready to have some serious fun planning your session together!


All Senior Experience levels are all-inclusive. No sitting fee and no purchase after your session is required. Simply pay a 1 time flat fee and you get a watermark free digital collection of your session fully edited and in hi-resolution with a print permission1 A-La-Carte items are available to order direct from your private online gallery, from canvas prints to look books! Experience 1 - $275

Experience 2 - $385

Experience 3 - $685

Free ONLINE images from your sessions for social media.

Experience 1 PLUS…

Experience 2 PLUS…


Be a VIP for the entire day! 4-5 hours, snacks & break included

FEATURED in 2017 year round senior marketing – website, blog, displays and more. FREE custom mobile app of your model images – share with friends and family easily 1 WARDROBE outfit, 45 mins. although layers are encouraged so we can achieve various looks. Choose up to 25 high resolution digital images with a PRINT release. Referral program to earn cash, mini-sessions or gift cards.

Cap & Gown mini session PARTICIPATE in year round photoshoots (optional)

Unlimited wardrobe changes Slideshow of your session

Up to 3 WARDROBE changes, 1.5-2 hours VIP Perks – SWAG bag Choose up to 40 high resolution digital images with PRINT release

Minimum of 40 high resolution images with print release (no limit) BFF or couples session (Feb) Invitation to DECISION DAY exclusive group photoshoot

12 mini snapshot gift prints

*Most Popular Senior Experience!

HAIR & MAKEUP for your shoot – multiple looks between outfit changes Traditional Drape Portrait – complete with pearls!


Michele produces one of a kind photos and is an absolute blast to work with! I’ve never felt so comfortable in front of a camera before she started taking pictures for me. -Rachel, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel U Shine Spokesmodel

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Working with Michele is like taking pictures with your friend, it’s a fun time and you feel like a star! My favorite U Shine moment was our very first shoot when we all first met. The group of Spokesmodels is so much fun and everyone got along so well. -Shoshana, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel

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I really loved having Michele take Prom photos for me and my friends. It was super relaxed and a really fun experience being all dressed up with friends. Michele is great at giving coaching you with poses and not making you feel awkward. She makes you feel like a real model during the entire shoot! -Alexis, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel

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I highly recommend getting your hair + makeup done for the day of your shoot. If it will be scheduled for you We will have a wardrobe plan about a week before your shoot head to toe! Literally hang each outfit together accessories can go in a ziploc baggie for each outfit staying organized keeps the shoot running smoothly & allows for more camera time. Your na is ideal & be sure if you choose a color, it compliments all your outfits. Exfoliate your skin so you glow! I recommend doing this a 2x a week about 2 weeks in advance of your shoot. If using a self-tanner, do so carefully & also,

Remember BROWS on FLEEK!

to your shoot Not too thin, but nicely shaped

The night before your shoot, use a soft toothbrush to gently exfoliate your lips your gloss and/or lip color will look fantastic! Bring lip gloss and lotion to your photoshoot

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Pose with intention Mix it up & have fun, your wildest silly pose could be the one that rocks it out! When posing, THINK about something happy or funny SHOW your personality! HUGE part layers, accessories, sunglasses & other props will help with the final pose Blast your fave tunes while getting ready & on the way to your shoot Get inspired! Check out the latest fashion zine & poses/models Literally LOL cause a scene Stay positive & trust your photographer 

Quick tip: these two met the day of this shoot

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Quick Tip: Hands are VIP

keep your wrist somewhat limp and fingers graceful al vibe.

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I chose to work with Michele for my senior pictures because I love that she is a natural light photographer and captures true happiness with every shot. Having my senior pictures with her was seriously one of my favorite high school memories. She makes it really fun and has ideas that feel natural and not staged. -Taylor, Class of 2016 Monticello High School

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About Michele I love taking selfies with my models Anytime I see a horse, I have to stop & pet his nose Anthropologie, Francesca’s and Target are my weakness

I probably smile way too much

I love getting snail-mail

I used to have my own jewelry company & design for Coldwater Creek & Nordstrom I fell in love with film photography my senior year in High School

Napping is my favorite

and Mexican food!

I still jam out to Vanilla Ice, LL Cool Jay & Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch I never have to be in the mood for Led Zeppelin

Live theater rocks my socks!

The beach is my happy place I believe in good hair products

I think you should chase your dreams

Cheesecake is heaven

If I could hop on a plane, this very moment, I’d go to Turks & Caicos

I love fashion, but will live in jeans & a tee

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Michele made it feel easy to be myself in front of the camera. She is really sweet, gives good direction and her bubbly personality is infectious! My fave moment during one of our shoots was the confetti blow! We had glitter all over us the entire day! -Megan, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel

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Michele has a passion and energy for senior photography that shows through her fun and loving spirit and into all her pictures. During the shoot, there is no way you won’t have a great time and after your shoot, you’ll still be smiling from the experience. She’s creative and genuine and will work with you to get photos you’ll love. -Stephanie, Class of 2016 U Shine Spokesmodel

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Social Media Stay connected with U Shine photography for behind the scenes iPhone shots and fun sneak peeks.




Follow me for sneak peeks of your session, cool contests to win legit stuff and behind the scenes silliness. Greet VIP concert passes to Parachute, Guest model at photoshoot & Prom Photos to name a few} Wordpress Blog: U Shine photography Facebook: U Shine photography Pinterest: U Shine photography Twitter: @Michele_Durham Instagram: @ushinephotography SnapChat: ushinephotog 20 | P a g e

Quick Tip Take full advantage of the additional photoshoots and contest announcements! From Prom, BFF shoots, being a guest on a shoot and Cap & Gown experience that captures your Senior year. ually very beautiful This is your moment. Have F U N

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Class of 2017 edition  
Class of 2017 edition  

Class of 2017, it's your turn to SHINE! Inside you'll find info on how to book your senior session, quick tips, getting camera ready and mor...