We did a thing! || Gallery Opeing

My buddy, Yvonne and I collaborated a gallery opening to honor our beloved friend, Alyssa.  Alyssa and her unborn daughter, Sutton were taken to early on a cold December morning in 2014. I struggled thru grief and heartache and inside that sadness, Mother & Daughter was created. With encouragement from each other and our loved ones,                          Yvonne and I did it!

You’re Pretty!

Thank you WHCC & Perfect Posters for your generous sponsorship. Thank you Q.arma Building for your encouragement and the experience. Thank you Wild Acorn for seeing a vision and contributing your woodworking talents. Thank you to everyone that participated in the creation of Mother & Daughter, without you my story would have never been told. And thank you to all that attended, we are so humbled by the kindness and feedback from you all!


Immersion Mag | Seed

Editorial : Immersion Magazine

Band : Seed

Art Director/Photographer : Michaela Rae

Fall Inspiration

Nothing like a well made vision board to get you in the mood // Pew Pew

Thank you Pinterest for always having what I need // ❤

When I grow up…

I want to be a photographer.

I am setting my new year’s resolution early.  I am going to be a photographer full time in 2013 if it’s the last thing that I do.  No more of this “working for the man” business.  It gets you know where.  I have been with the same company for 5 years and where I am?  Sitting at a desk wishing I was successful and happy.

I know what I want and I am pretty sure I know how to get it.  With time and drive I will succeed.  I want to be an out side the box portrait photographer,  I want to work with small businesses to update their photos for their web sites and I want to shoot food for menus.


I love food photography.  I think I love food photography more than I love food.  All things that you photograph are a memory but photographing food is a delicious memory, a memory that will make your mouth water, you remember the smell and sometimes you can remember the person that served it to you.

This is where I will start.

Hello, my name is Michaela Soderlund and I am a professional (food) photographer.

Just you wait and see.