A recent transfer to Lancaster Pennsylvania, I'm excited to get to know the area and the people here.

I take photos sometimes

I'm micah


’m Micah… but you knew that...
What you probably don’t know is that I’m a photographer…
Ok, let me try this again…
I’m a former fire-spinning dance instructor, science teacher, barista, Spider-Man fan, and a martial arts hobbyist- turned photographic artist.


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"...He’s creative and so energetic. Excellent at making you feel comfortable. Skilled at capturing the perfect moment,"

"Micah Nelson creates beautiful photography."

A snapshot into my life

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S'mores with Kit, hikes with Kit, movie nights with Kit... life with Kit. Kit is my amazing and inspiring wife. She and I have recently taken up roller skating; her on quads, and me on inlines. She's an ultramarathon runner, sweater/blanket enthusiast, and avid reader (mostly fiction/fantasy). To say that she's perfect for me would be an understatement.

She's planning to attend university in France to continue to pursue her career in medicine.  Et oui, elle parle très bien français :)

Date day at Knoxville ice rink


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Before it was from behind a lens, my love for creating while connecting with people was initially found in a cup.  My last year of high school, I walked into a coffee shop/roaster and asked for an internship, and I walked out with a job. A job I loved for years to come.

My time as a barista married my passion for listening and connecting to a form of making/artistry; a combination I thought I'd only find in the world of coffee. That is, until photography came along!

un petit café dans le Tennessee


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to me, to my family, to clients, and to strangers. Photography can allow us to see people, situations, and even ourselves differently.  Or it can be an act of rebellion to the passing of time, capturing the essence of a moment for those whom the moment matters most.

This is why I do what I do, and I'm honored to do it.

My Papaw, a lifetime mechanic, laughing to himself in his garage

Making photography that matters...

My Favorite Things

 We were so stressed with the day's events and he kept us calm! He made taking pictures so fun and easy. He also made sure we had a photo schedule, that way there were no hiccups and everyone knew when they needed to take photos.

Micah has by far the best communication skills I have seen in a while! He made sure to stay in contact before, during, and after. He was so patient with my busy schedule and made it easy to respond to. I highly recommend him!

Zoo Knoxville, TN, USA

Felicity & Josh

Micah is AMAZING!! He did a fantastic job on our engagement photos and I can't wait to see what he does with our wedding photos next month!! He is great to work with. Very easy going and explains everything! Recommended highly!

(Micah's Note: I did photograph their wedding, and it was wonderful ☺️)

Smokey mountains, tn

Mary Beth and Trisha

I can’t say enough fantastic things about Micah! ... We were relaxed and comfortable the whole time and OHMYGOODNESS the pictures are absolutely wonderful!

Norris Dam, TN, USA

Jamie & Brady


You Deserve the best

I'm excited to meet you, and to help you create art to love for a lifetime!
Now that you know a little more about me, where should we go from here?

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