Michelle Kraft was born in Santa Clara, California on May 12, 1983. She grew up in the California bay area and graduated from high school in 2001. At the age of 19, she purchased her first Digital camera and her 2nd year of college spent a Semester abroad in Florence Italy. In Italy, she became well versed in their culture and language and it was there where she found her passion for photography. She shot many candid photos of every day life, and even won third place in a contest for a photo she took while she was there.
After completing her Associates, she got married to Cary Kraft whom was in the military and they eventually retired in League City, Texas where she working on her BFA in Art and design with a minor in Art History at University of Houston Clear Lake, to be completed in Fall 2018.