WE HAVE SO MANY CLIENTS DOING AMAZING THINGS IN THEIR BUSINESSES AND IN THE COMMUNITY. EACH MONTH, ALLISON TAKES A CLIENT FOR COFFEE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT THEY’RE UP TO SO WE CAN SHARE THEIR STORY. THIS MONTH SHE SAT DOWN WITH MICHELLE JOHNSON FROM MJAY PHOTOGRAPHY.
Meet Michelle Johnson, the incredibly talented photographer and owner of MJay Photography. MJay has been in business since 2017, specializing in the creation of high-end, editorial imagery for interior design firms locally and nationally. Her work shows off beautiful architecture, creative design, and fine details of the spaces she photographs and her personality shines through each image she creates. She is basically a local celebrity as her work has been published in a variety of magazines both locally and nationally (Avenue, Dote, Gray, and Style at Home, to name a few) and we’re excited to see where she’ll be published next! Her vibe is a little bit hipster, a little bit boho, all mixed with a healthy dose of eccentricity which is a pretty sweet combo when capturing and creating images her clients.
Michelle grew up in Vancouver and has an instinctive fascination with cool buildings, design, concrete, shadows and lines. She is married to an entrepreneur and together they’re raising two of the cutest boys here in Calgary. Along with her local publications in magazines, she has also stepped into the world of stock photography and has the cutest print shop. We have few of her prints in our home and we have her print of the Vancouver Central Train station proudly displayed in our boardroom at the office.
Michelle’s favorite part of owning and running her business is that she gets to be the boss. She has added a couple members to her team to help her manage all things scheduling, contracts, invoices, bookkeeping, client communication, and assisting at photoshoots. Having an amazing team is critical in helping Michelle be able to do more of what she loves: capturing, editing and creating the most stunning galleries for her rad clients. Speaking of rad clients, we have had the pleasure of working with her in family sessions, staff photos sessions, as well as interior photos of our office. She’s super cool, funny, relaxed, and professional to work with, not to mention extremely talented. This girl knows how to keep it real and should probably have a podcast to share her hilariousness, but until then, you’ll have to book her for a shoot or watch her Insta-stories to have the pleasure of hearing her jokes and somewhat inappropriate comments;)
Whether her shots are taken via drone or with her tripod and remote, she has an eye for creating a combination of crispy, whimsical, well-balanced photos full of style and character. Michelle has really found her niche in the editorial design world and we are so stoked to watch her flourish in the industry. Every gallery she delivers is styled to perfection and looks like it’s been airbrushed by a magical fairy unicorn! Keep it up Michelle!