I'm Michele

Okay, we may not be friends yet,

but we will be

My name is Michele Mateus, owner and photographer of Mateus Studios. I’m a portrait photographer, specializing in intimate portraits, aka empowerment artist or you can just think of me of your confidence cheerleader!

AN EXPERIENCE THAT'S ALL ABOUT YOU

"Be a diamond covered unicorn. Unique and unbreakable."

-Coco

My Mission

My Promise

To provide a safe space where you can express yourself without judgment. To be your cheerleader, celebrating who you are now and honouring the journey that got you here.We are a safe space for ALL those who self-identify as women.

Using the art of photography, I support women to feel alive and energized through a radical celebration of self.
I am on a mission to fill women with confidence and show them they are a big f'ing deal!

- They want to capture who they are at this moment in time

- To celebrate a milestone birthday

- As a gift for a partner

- To spend a few hours feeling amazing AF!

- For the chance to reconnect with a part of themselves they’ve forgotten

- To feel sexy, saucy or flirty

- They’ve achieved a big goal and want to celebrate it

- To honour overcoming a big challenge

Basically – you can get HAVE A

LUXE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE for
any dang REASON you want!

My

YOU ARE A WORK OF ART

You are beautifully complex, made up of
a million experiences, beliefs, values,
and thoughts.

You have different moods, sides, and ways of expressing yourself. Maybe there’s a ferocious alter-ego hidden in there.

Your life has taken twists and turns. You may have gained a few scars along the way, and you made it through.

You’ve navigated it all, you’re still in the arena, and you should be damn proud of that.

I want to help you tell your story, and celebrate the body that has carried you through life. Friend, you’re a warrior!

You go days (sometimes weeks, months, or years) taking care of everyone but yourself.

It’s time you release yourself from the pressure and confines of being who everyone else needs you to be.

I'm Ready to be completely and boldly me!

About

I love F words

F words are pretty great, and I am not afraid to use them! Here's some of my favourites, that will also give you a feel for who I am, my values, and my approach to life: Feminist, Fabulous, Fierce, Friendly, Fun Loving, Funny, Forever Grateful, Fearless, Forgiveness, Friendship, Free Spirit, Focus & Flow, Fashion, Fries! (lol, who doesn't love fries!) and you know my fav.... F*ck!

My studio, Mateus Studios, is located in Coquitlam, BC provides boudoir and portrait photography. I have found the perfect outlet for telling stories and supporting women through art, and this is it!

I have often struggled with not being enough or being too much - and I am here to say we are all enough, right now, today! I also believe we need to take up more space, so I am here to ensure that happens! We are beautiful and it is our right to express that! Now, let’s embrace your awesome together!

As a photographer I feel it is important for me to also be in front of the camera, to know what it feels like to be vulnerable with others and to express myself through my art. That is why you see self portraits sprinkled throughout my site and socials, because I truly walk the talk I preach.

Fun Facts

– My love language is quality time & gifts!

– It’s my dream to learn how to dance like Janet Jackson in her “Rhythm Nation” video.

– If I could photograph one celebrity it would be Beyoncé.  Hmmm – or maybe Oprah – or no, actually Bjork. Oh wait – Tina Fey! Gah! I can’t pick one, that’s just pure torture.

– I’m an ENFJ (though I am really an introverted extrovert!) I have yet to dive into the Enneagram world, I am curious what it will say about me.

– I love salted chocolate anything, and will accept popcorn for any meal.

– Lipstick in bright colours is my accessory of choice.

– Laughing until I pee myself is living my best life.

Ready to Celebrate Yourself?

I CAN'T WAIT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND HOW I CAN HELP LIGHT YOUR INTERNAL FIRE WITH CONFIDENCE FILLED IMAGES!

I'm Ready To Light My Fire!