About Michelle Stapelberg

Born in South Africa, Michelle found her passion for photography at the early age of sixteen and began experimenting in all fields of photography by partnering up with various local artists and co-creators to soon find her true passion in fashion. 

Inspired by the fierce women supporting and often featured in her work, Michelle opened her portraiture focused - fashion flavored business in 2011. Driven to succeed, Michelle later graduated with a degree in photography and took jobs that enabled her to travel the world and experience cultures outside of her comfort zone.

In her years of international travel, Michelle found the love of her life, Taylor, and moved to the United States in 2015 where they got married in Seattle. Michelle now resides in New York City with her husband and still makes annual trips to South Africa where she continues her work with select clients and agencies.

Michelle Stapelberg Photography Portfolio | 

Fashion Portraiture |

Greater New York City Area