Benefits to Having a Website

Are you one of those people who askes ‘Does my Business need a website? It may be that you have been connecting quite nicely on Social Media or you sell online through your Etsy Store, so you’re not sure if you need to have a Website? But the simple answer is…YES your business does need a website!

5 Goals for Scheduling Social Media Content

People are always talking about the several roles involved in running a business - boss, administrative assistant, social media strategist, marketing director, accountant, copywriter… the list goes on. Most days we find ourselves doing strange, frantic dances, running...

10 Reasons to Send a Holiday Card

Sending holiday cards to loved ones is a timeless tradition that many of us look forward to all year. From sharing well wishes and holiday greetings to displaying the children all grown up, you can use your card to make the holidays feel even more special. Whether...
Detroit Meets Dallas | A Sheraton Dallas Dance Session

Detroit Meets Dallas | A Sheraton Dallas Dance Session

I received a very nice email saying, "hey, we're coming to Dallas and we'd love to do a shoot with you."  Well, I would never dream of saying NO.  I replied and set up a time to discuss the shoot.  There were several responses back and forth between mom and myself...

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3 Secrets to Dance Photography

3 Secrets to Dance Photography

There's three major secrets to getting those magazine and editorial inspired dance photographs.  Do you want to know what they are? I'm certain you've seen all those amazing images of Misty Copeland in her UNDERARMOUR campaigns and the gorgeous photographs on...

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MSP 2016 Spokesmodels Search | McKinney, TX

MSP 2016 Spokesmodels Search | McKinney, TX

I am so excited to finally post this ANNOUNCEMENT and introduce my new MSP (Michelle Standerfer Photography) 2016 Spokesmodels PROGRAM. I AM looking for stylish, fabulous, and highly motivated dancers to represent my brand and business. Dancers from all over the...

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what’s the point

what’s the point

I named my new adventure Pointe la Vie, meaning Pointe Life, in an effort to reach and capture the lives of all artists in the dance and athletic worlds who ... wait for it...point their TOES!!! I started out with ballerinas because it was the most obvious and also my...

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point your toes

point your toes

House of Dance Plano is a dance studio where owner Lisa Garretson and her staff are committed to giving students a solid technical foundation in a fun, supportive and energetic environment.  HDP’s passion is giving students the space to dance with heart, enjoy full...

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at the station

at the station

Dance photography has been a long time dream of mine.  I, never in a million years, thought that I'd have the opportunity to create beautiful imagery with such talented dancers. Last week I had a great idea to hop on the DART rail and stop at some of the stations and...

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spring launch special

spring launch special

It's OFFICIAL!! I am happy to announce that I am officially launching ballet/dance photography to my business!  POINTE LA VIE!  An enormous amount of time and talent has gone into getting this ready and I couldn't be more excited about it. For a limited time, I am...

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into the dark

into the dark

There are a million photographs all over the internet to draw inspiration from.  I recently felt drawn to try something that pushed me out of my comfort zone as an artist.  Lately, I have been completely in love with and have been following the work of Jordan Matters....

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where the flowers are.

where the flowers are.

When you're afforded the opportunity to work with three stunning ballerinas, you don't turn it down.  This past weekend I had the great pleasure of photographing some amazing dancers in an effort to re-establish my portfolio.  I am in the process of creating a new...

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a new beginning!

a new beginning!

Starting over is never fun.  If you move to a new school or city or state, there's always an adjustment.  How do you determine what you need in this new place?  Who are your new friends going to be? After taking a year long break, I decided to start my photography...

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