wife to the love of my life, mother to our sweet boy, lawyer, and photographer
My love for photography began in high school when my brother convinced me to pool my birthday and Christmas gifts with his and beg our parents to gift us a shared DSLR. It was a pretty clever con my brother pulled off at the time, but I fell in love with that camera in no time at all.
I have since upgraded from that first DSLR and my love for this creative outlet grows with each new client.
My husband and I live in Salt Lake City with our son and two dogs. I am a work-from-home Lawyer-Mom by day and a photographer by Golden Hour.
I am certain I lucked out in every possible way. I have a wonderful family and I have the freedom to practice my grammar-obsessed side when I write patents and my creative side when I capture you and yours.
I practice intellectual property law and I specialize in writing patents. This is a full service invention-protection and beautiful memories business here. 😉
I studied Cello Performance and Physical Chemistry at the University of Utah.
I love the outdoors and I also love binging television shows on the couch.
I have a problem with thinking I love gardening more than I do (ugh, weeds).
I was hospitalized for salmonella poisoning and I still eat raw cookie dough.
I met my husband Myles a few days after I graduated from the University of Utah. I had just finished two degrees, I was going to start law school in a few months and my summer plans consisted of NOTHING. I didn't want a job, I didn't want to study, I DID want a lot of Netflix and a lot of freedom.
Myles and I met in a single's ward for our church located near our old high school. (Both living with our parents at the time, holla!). That's right, we went to the same high school, one class apart, and never met - and we had a lot of the same friends! Life has a funny way of working out.
I have to relucanty admit we are one of those couples who talked about marriage two weeks after we met and were officially engaged six weeks after we met. I'd say #facepalm if I didn't still believe it was the most perfect decision I have ever made.
When you know, you know.
Myles led me on a scavenger hunt when he proposed and the final stop was up Milcreek Canyon. He claims his trail of balloons was very clear. I'd have to disagree because I definitely hiked up the wrong trail for at least an hour before I decided I must be going the wrong way, ha! I rushed down the mountain in complete darkness to be met by Myles... and the police officer about to launch a search for me.
We were maried in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on a cold day in December 2012. We had a wonderful celebration with close friends and family. I have never made a better decision.
I graduated from the University of Utah law school in 2015. I wore my mother's J.D. robe and hood and we stood as second and third generation U of U Law grads. From my incredible grandpa and mother down to me, I felt I was in good company.
I spent the summer studying for the patent bar and the state bar and taking a lot of exhaustion naps (you'll find out why soon!). Full disclosure: I definitely failed the patent bar by one. stinking. point the first time around. But hey! It has a first-time-passage rate under 20%.
I started practicing intellectual property law and specializing in drafting and prosecuting patents for client's incredible inventions. I love that job.
I received my diploma with a 12-week baby boy inside me and yes I cried a lot at graudation thankyouverymuch. #hormones. Our beautiful baby was born in November 2015. He is the brightest light of our lives.
After more than a decade of experience taking photographs, (remember the DSLR my brother conned me into sharing with him?) I decided to start Michelle Kevern Photography.
I have to admit I was horribly nervous starting this business. I felt pretty cliché announcing I was yet another Mormon mom who owns a DSLR and fancies herself a professional photographer, haha. There are so many talented photographers in Utah and I am so delighted to be apart of the photography community. This job never feels like work.