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 just released her third French Bulldog collector's book in June, 2019. The new book is a Multi-Gold Medal Winner. The new book has received three Award Honors from three different Book Award and Graphic Design Organizations. The book is a limited-printing collector's book and is 588 pages, printed on the highest grade quality art paper and the book is totally different from her first two books she's created and published in the past.

The new book, A Day Walking in My Paws, the Wonderful Lives of French Bulldogs has received accolades from:
July 2020, Winner, 11th Annual, 2020 International Book Awards Sponsored by American Book Festival
November, 2019, Gold Medal Winner, 49th Annual Creativity and Annual Design Awards
September 2019, Gold Medal Winner, Living Now Book Awards

Michele attended the 2019 French Bulldog Club of America's National Event in Hilton Head, South Carolina this past winter, where she had a booth and showcased her new book.

Michele released her first book on French Bulldogs, A French Bulldog for Every Season 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 A French Bulldog for Every Season received accolades from:
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

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. Her second book features enchanting, candid, puppy photography that embraces all the unique and playful attributes that make the breed one of a kind.

All three books are limited printing collector's books. Michele is an Independent book publisher therefore, all books are limited printing.

Michele just released her third French Bulldog collector's 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, handling French Bulldogs in the show ring, 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.