Hello! It is so nice to meet you!

My love affair with photography began when I was a kid.  I always had a camera in my hand, and wanted to capture anything and everything that came my way.  Around 2009 I decided to launch my business.  Gray Dog Pet Photography was born.  Soon after, I launched Michelle Turek Photography.

I have had the privilege of working alongside and learning from some of the best in both the Pet Photography and Wedding Photojournalism industries.  I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America and devote time each year to continuing my education in Photography so I can offer my clients the best experience possible.

Glenn is my associate shooter, pilot, and the person who I share my life with.  His presence brings ease and lots of laughter when he is on a shoot and you will enjoy his company as much as I do.

I have gear, a passport, and love to travel anywhere for a photography assignment.

  • I love pie.  Peach is my favorite, and now has to be gluten free.
  • Glenn is a Pilot, and I am working on my license too. 
  • Working out is fun to me--I enjoy TRX, cycling and some weights
  • I worked at Walt Disney World during college---at Epcot in The Land!
  • I ran my first half marathon in 2014 in Maui. 
  • Coffee is my friend--I love Americanos.
  • I do not like clowns or poker.
  • I love Weimaraners
  • Countries I have visited: New Zealand, Cuba, Ireland (3x), and Bahamas.  Poland and Africa are next!
  • My favorite movie is "The Blind Side"
  • I am on the Board of my local Hospicare, an organization that helps comfort those who are nearing the end of their life.  The place is special to me.
  • I love to give and receive handwritten notes, in a world that has been overtaken by technology
  • I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Agriculture Economics and Horticulture

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