Louisville Family Photographer


I understand that life gets busy and these moments pass too quickly. It's important to document this season of life as you're in it. I will guide you so you and your family are comfortable in front of the camera, and we can get the shots you've been dreaming of! However, life isn't posed, it's chaotic, messy. My favorite moments in a session are the giggles and the silliness, and the warm smiles that come from being together. After all, it's all of these unplanned and unprepared for moments that make life so memorable. 

Whether it's soaking up all the sweet newborn snuggles or cherishing the giggles and pitter patter of little feet, I'm here to help you remember it all. It is my goal to capture these sweet everyday moments that often go unnoticed, but looking back, they make up our memories. Cuddling your little ones, big kids running around, laughter, and time spent together. These are some of my favorite things to photograph.

Capturing Love & Togetherness at every stage

The Family Experience

"She was on time and ready for action the second we arrived! Michelle does an amazing job of capturing the small moments instead of “just a pose”. With a 23 month old and a 4 month old I was nervous we’d end up with shoots that just didn’t work but Michelle worked magic with my wild tribe and knew how to keep my toddler in the moment and picture perfect!" -Nikki & Josh

We had a fantastic experience with Michelle!

"It's tough to get everyone together and in the right "headspace" for family photos, but Michelle made it so easy. She was very good at selecting appealing background and guiding us as to which poses were most flattering as well as capturing attractive candid shots. Most importantly, the photos turned out very well. We all agreed, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience and outcome. I highly recommend Michelle Bordenkircher Photography to anyone looking for a low stress experience that has beautiful end results. Thank you Michelle - we'll cherish these photos and I look forward to hiring you for family photo updates in the future!!" -Matt & Sue

Michelle photographing our family was wonderful.

"She knows how to capture the posed photos and the more spontaneous, natural ones. It was such a fun experience, and she did a great job making our crazy toddler look at the camera and smile. I highly recommend her for all your family photo needs." -Bailey & Max

Michelle is a fantastic photographer!

Reach out as soon as possible. We'll discuss what you're looking for in your session and decide on the best day/time from there!


I have a free outfit guide that I would be happy to send to you! Typically I recommend lighter colors and coordinating outfits instead of matching. 


Family sessions are typically outdoors, but can be done in your home as well! If you would like to go this route, we will get images of you and your family snuggled together on the bed or the couch, and interacting as in everyday life. These photos can be a lot of fun and will capture memories just as your family is in this moment.

If opting for an outdoor session these typically take place in a park or at a location that is meaningful to you. If you need suggestions, I'd be happy to send you a list of my favorite spots!

what location should i choose?

As soon as you know you'd like to work together for family photos, reach out! This may seem early if you're wanting photos done in a certain season, but reaching out early will ensure a spot on the calendar - I hate having to turn anyone away because I am already booked for the month!


I do! Up to 60 miles of travel is included in any family session. If you're outside of those 60 miles I'd love to chat about my travel rate!

do you travel?

Head on over to the contact page and send me a message. I'll respond within 48 hours and answer any questions you may have! 


A deposit is due before we are official. Once the deposit has been paid I will write your date in my calendar and then look forward to meeting you!!


get in touch

All of my family sessions (family portraits, maternity, & newborn) are considered lifestyle sessions! All that means is that I aim to capture your growing family exactly as you are in this season of life. Maternity & family sessions are at a location of your choice, while all newborn sessions are in-home.

All sessions are subject to 6% sales tax. For detailed pricing information and availability, please send a message via my contact page.



  • 60 minute sessions
  • 35+ edited images per session
  • Online gallery of high resolution images

Your family session has happened. It was sweet and full of laugher and your photos are beautiful. Instead of just downloading your images to your hard drive and sharing a link with your family and friends, you take it a step further and invest in a family heirloom keepsake that will help you remember these beautiful (and hectic) days of parenthood. Keepsakes of you children can be hard to keep up with, so let me take care of this for you.

Now, try to fast forward even further...

Envision yourself sitting in your living room with your future grandchildren and they're asking questions about when their parents were younger. You look at them and say, “Hold on one minute, ok?” and you grab your legacy album. As you flip through the pages, half of the album in your lap and the other half in theirs, you.start to reminisce about when your kids were so little. Legacy albums aren’t just for you, they are also for those that come after you. What a beautiful gift to hand down to future generations!

envision this...

Legacy Albums

Interested in a legacy album? 

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