About us

we are captured forever

portrait photographers

it’s all in the family.

Captured Forever Photography is a mother / daughter duo that provides quality photos at affordable prices.

Captured Forever Photography was founded in 1998 in San Diego, California by Michele Goane. As a young photographer in the pre-digital age, Michele focused on children’s photography. She soon found a a love for hand coloring black and white prints. As her business and her love for photography grew, she eventually entered into the world of wedding photography when she shot her best friend’s wedding. From that point forward she was hooked.

Captured Forever Photography grew into one of the foremost wedding photography companies in the San Diego area and Michele shot wedding and families until about 2010. With all of life’s different winding roads, Michele decided to take a step back from Captured Forever Photography and focus on other business ventures.


After starting an HVAC company with her husband and becoming a self published author, Michele has decided to turn back to her original passion, this time with the help of her daughter, Kelsey. In April 2018, Kelsey and Michele officially relaunched Captured Forever Photography with Kelsey Ulmer as the owner. With an updated look and a renewed focus, Captured Forever Photography is the photography company that you can trust to capture all of your life’s most important moments.

Kelsey is based out of Orange County, California and Michele out of Birmgingham, Alabama. We are proud to offer quality photos in both areas! 


Your life:

captured forever