Hi there! I’m Michelle Caudle, the owner of Silver Moon Custom Art & Photography. Based in Tampa, Florida, I offer top of the line, chic wedding photography, as well as fashion photography.
A little about myself… I studied studio art at Florida State University, where I received a Bachelors degree with focuses in fine art painting and photography. Oddly enough, my photographic career began with shooting dog shows with a small mom ‘n pop company based out of Orlando, called Pix ‘N Pages. I must say that I owe a vast majority of my knowledge and skill to them, as they taught me so much of what I know. In 2012, Silver Moon Custom Art & Photography was born, were I have found a passion for shooting weddings and creative portraiture/fashion. Additionally, Fine art painting services are included within my sphere of business, hence the name “Custom Art & Photography” as I adore creating murals and custom commissioned artwork. I am an avid traveler as adventuring the world is my passion. Being an outdoorsy person, I definitely enjoy the view of mountains, hiking, and kayaking. I am also a yoga teacher!
As far as photography goes, it has been a part of my life since I was in ninth grade, this passion was planted when I found my mother’s film Canon and since then it has played a critical role in my development as a creative individual. With this in mind, alongside my other ultimate passion of traveling the world, it is natural to see how nature photography led me down the path of becoming a professional photographer. As I explored new realms of artistic expression after college, I organically transitioned into weddings and—I must say—my social butterfly personality helped.
This aspect of myself has allowed me to completely thrive in the wedding atmosphere and over the years, I’ve grown extremely comfortable in these types of high energy, high activity situations. So, needless to say this is where I shine! By the same token, I am a very empathetic person, there’s something that eternally connects me to a couple when I’m exposed to one of the most intimate days of their lives. I feel completely humbled and honored to be trusted enough to capture such a special occasion for a couple who sometimes are complete strangers. Which is why I believe they choose me to do this once in a lifetime job for them. People can feel and see the intense dedication that I have for capturing the memories of this single day in time. I live for moments like this and as a perfectionist, I will not settle for delivering anything short of amazing.
Apart from weddings, I fill my spare time (what is spare time, really?) with various extracurriculars that are very close to my heart; this includes being Vice President of a non-profit organization called The Affirmations Project. Our mission is to empower cancer survivors as well as all young girls and women to accept and love themselves… to reaffirm their value. We hope to inspire women to stop self-depreciation and restore self-love. Each year, we select about ten women in our community to be a part of this cause and on the day of the big photoshoot their entire torsos are body painted in a singular word of affirmation; a word epitomizing what got them through the darkest struggle of their life. This happens during the month of October, known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, where we hold a gala event to reveal the photographs and stories of these ladies. The whole process is absolutely life changing for those involved. You can read more about The Affirmations Project in my blog post!
I could write on and on telling you more about myself but there is nothing like experiencing it with your own eyes. I’d enjoy having a phone chat with you, or better yet, meeting in person! This will allow you time to meet me and evaluate for yourself whether you think our personalities would mesh well together, having a healthy connection with your photographer is always one less stress on your big day! And who wants more of that anyways?
So, please feel free to contact me at anytime and in whatever way is most convenient for you. I’d gladly answer any questions you may have and would love to get to know you! Thank you for taking the time to inquire about myself and Silver Moon Custom Art & Photography. I look forward to the possibility of working with you!