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 in the creative field for over twenty years as a graphic designer,
photo art director and photographer.
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
Nominated for a 2007, Dog Writer's Association of America Award -- Received Award of Excellence in the category of Anthologies
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 just released her third French Bulldog book in June, 2019. The new book is 588 pages and totally different from her first two books.
When Michele isn’t taking photographs, working on graphic design jobs or creating new merchandise, she enjoys time with her dogs, yoga, traveling and spending time outdoors with friends.
For additional information about ordering any of 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.