Michele Copen is a native Californian who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She grew up in Los Angeles, and went on to UCLA, where she earned a degree in graphic design. After moving to the Bay Area, she attended Berkeley
University for photography. She has worked as a fashion photo art director and a graphic designer for major corporations for eight years before beginning freelance. She has been in the creative field for over 20 years. In year 2002, she added freelance photography to her repertoire.

Michele released her first book on French Bulldogs in September, 2007. The book was released in Denver, Colorado at the French Bull Dog Club of America's National Event. Her first book, "A French Bulldog for Every Season" is a multi-award winning photography collector's book which captures the breed in every season of play. Michele traveled all around North America and Canada working on this book.

The book received accolades from:
In May 2008, Bronze Medal Winner, Independent Publisher Book Awards.
August 2008, Winner, Book Design, 38th Creativity Annual Awards.
2007, received Certificate of Excellence and nomination from the Dog Writer's Association of America Award.

Michele released her second photography book on French Bulldogs, in September, 2010. "The Heart Thieves: Enchanting French Bulldog Puppies" which debuted at the French Bull Dog Club of America’s National Specialty Event in Wisconsin. The latest book features enchanting, candid, puppy photography that embraces all the unique and playful attributes that make the breed one of a kind.

Both books are limited printing collector's books.

Michele is currently working on a third French Bulldog book. If you would like to know more about it or would like to be notified when it releases, please email Michele.

For additional information about ordering these books, custom orders, or for your own photography session, bookings and rates, please email Michele. You can check-out more of Michele's photography portrait sessions at www.michelecopenphotography.com

Everything is professionally printed and created. Any photograph or image on the site can be made into any merchandise including prints and accessories. Inquire for any custom project needs.