Who We Are . . .
A little bit about DeWalt Photography . . .
DeWalt Studio was started in Helena in 1939 by Clarence DeWalt. Many longtime Helena residents still remember his iconic radio ads, DeWalt Studio for better photo finishing!
My name is Michelle Ramsey Lashway, I grew up in Helena, graduating from Capital High School in 1991. I studied portrait photography at NWC in Powell Wyoming. I purchased the business in 1996 and operated the business as a full time portrait studio until 2011. In February of 2011 I took a leap of faith and decided to make being Mom a priority. I continued to do photography on a part time basis while being a full time Mom until Fall of 2012. Volunteering in my son's classroom lead me in another direction I never thought I would ever go, the field of education. I started substitute teaching and absolutely loved it. In May of 2016 I took a full time job as an Instructional Tutor in the East Helena School District. Photography is still an important element of my life and I continue to create on a limited basis.
Life is a journey and I have been blessed to travel several paths that have richly blessed my life.