Meet Micole; our October Leading Lady! Photo Credit: Micole Photography

DenHousewives: Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.

Micole: I am a professional portrait photographer. I specialize in creating magazine-style, legacy portraits (think Vanity Fair/Vogue/GQ, but for everyday people). I help individuals empower and celebrate themselves with an unforgettable photoshoot experience.

I was a speech pathologist for several years before making the difficult decision to leave that profession to pursue photography full time. Photography has always energized me, which I first realized when I picked up a camera at sixteen and could not put it down. Although running my own photography business has been much more unpredictable and challenging, I love what I do and I love watching how my business continues to grow. I find great joy in creating art and showing people how amazing and beautiful they are through my lens.

DenHousewives: Describe yourself in three words:
Micole: creative, resilient, dreamer

DenHousewives: What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Micole: Every single time my clients see their finished photos. That internal shift that I see in them– whether it be an increase in self-confidence or a rediscovery of themselves, their uniqueness and their own beauty, through photographs.

DenHousewives: What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Micole: Launch my exciting new project which I had been envisioning and working on for a while now. Will reveal more on that soon!

DenHousewives: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Micole: I’d love to further explore the world of cinematography.

DenHousewives: How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Micole: I’m not always successful in maintaining a good work/life balance, to be honest. But I try to set aside some time each day for myself, for my husband, and for my dog.

DenHousewives: What websites do you visit every day?
Micole: Photography education websites and YouTube

DenHousewives: What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Micole: I love hiking trails, Pilates Evolution, and the Stanley Marketplace.

DenHousewives: What is your goal for retirement?
Micole: Partial retirement from my photography studio, as well as adequate and diverse investments.

DenHousewives: Do you have any advice for women who’d like to start their own company?
Micole: Persevere. Invest in education for your business. And do not let people project their own limitations on you.

DenHousewives: Any final comments?
Micole: I’m absolutely thrilled to be in Denver and am excited to see what this city has in store for me.

Thanks for your time Micole! We enjoyed talking with you and we encourage all of you to engage with Micole and take advantage of her amazing talent for your photo needs!

Contact Micole here: 
Micole Photography