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About Me

Michelle Friesen - Saskatoon Newborn & Maternity Photographer - Pure Light Photography

Meet Michelle, your photographer...

Here are a few random facts about me:

  1. I met my husband 12 years before we got married. And the first time he asked me out, I said “no”! But about 6 1/2 years later, it was quite a different story! He is my best friend and my perfect partner for this adventure called life.

  2. I am a Maritimer, and the ocean has the ability to calm and soothe me like nothing else. I also love maple trees, wooded trails, mountains, and waterfalls. Living in Saskatchewan, I don’t see a lot of those things regularly, so I need to get my “fix” during family vacations.

  3. I LOVE kids! I have volunteered with kids at my church for many years, I am an elementary school teacher (currently only part-time), and I also taught piano lessons for several years. I am basically a big kid myself trapped in a adult’s body, and maybe that’s why I can relate to them so well. If I’m at a party, you’ll often find me hanging out with the kids instead of the adults! My own children, two beautiful girls ages 9 and 6, are the joy of my life!

  4. My favourite movie is The Princess Bride, and I am also a Superman fan. My husband and I are loyal followers of the Amazing Race.

  5. I don’t like peanut butter or watermelon, which I know makes me unusual! My favourite foods are pasta and seafood.

  6. I love music. I play piano, sing, and have been known to write the occasional song (both serious and silly). I feel there is a song for every occasion, and if not, I’ll make one on the spot!

  7. I try to conduct my business with great customer service and professionalism, but those who know me also know that I love to laugh and have fun. I have a lot of energy, and a pretty upbeat personality. I will do almost anything to make my clients laugh and enjoy their session (ask silly questions, make animal noises, pretend to fall down, you name it)! A client recently told me that their family photoshoot with me was the most fun they had ever had at a photo session, and I saw that as the biggest compliment! I aim to get you great photos, but even more than that, I try to make it fun and an enjoyable experience for everybody. I don’t want forced smiles and awkward poses.

I love many styles and genres of photography. My first love is newborn, but I also thoroughly enjoy maternity, child, and family sessions, as well as engagement and graduation sessions. There is something unique and rewarding about all of these styles! I am a people-person so I enjoy meeting and working with many different people. I don’t shoot weddings or boudoir, but I will do just about anything else!


Please check out my photo galleries, and contact me if you have any questions. I would love to capture some of your family’s precious moments to preserve and cherish forever!

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