Putting it all together

It’s the wee hours of the night. The glow of my office light hitting the dark silence on my house, sweet banjo riffs spewing out of my speakers and I’m laid out on the floor with portraits, magazines, pinterest quotes and scissors. I am directing. 
Late night thoughts // the wind down
I am directing a life that provides a path of creativity and exploration.  I will never have the same schedule everyday, I will embrace change, I will lead as a role model for a younger generation of women,  I will create.
“Motivation and coffee have something in common, they both want more than what’s expected of them.”
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Mother & Daughter Gallery

Michaela Rae presents ||  Mother & Daughter is a photographic series of women from the same genetic tree that celebrates familiar similarities and differences. This series will strive to illustrate each unique mother-daughter dynamic by capturing their interactions, emotions and relationships with each other.


Thursday, October 6, 2016 || 6:00-9:00

Q.arma Building || 1224 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis

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.