About Me

I love black and white photography and how it changes the feel of the picture. At age 12, I started taking black and white photographs with my dad’s ‘70s era Nikon. I’ve been hooked ever since. Though I shoot full-frame digitally in color these days, my camera never leaves my side.

Above all, I want my subjects to have as much fun as I do when I am taking their photos. I come to all shoots ready to work, with a list of possible shot ideas based on what the model or company wants to accomplish.

Shooting professionally since 2004, my portfolio is full of variety.

- Travel publications and agencies throughout the United States, Mexico, and Italy.
- Lifestyle promotion for McCormick, Kingsford, Mountain Dew, Bushmills, Jose Cuervo, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Proctor & Gamble, and many more.
- Food for local restaurants on an international scale.
- Product photography.
- Live performances at concerts, small venues, and sporting events.
- Photojournalism locally in Sacramento and internationally in Greece and Mexico.
- Promotional for publications from small local reaches to global audiences.

I love shooting with models - each person is different, and capturing emotion and energy in visual form is always a fun, exciting challenge. I strive to highlight the unique characteristics and personality of each person. I am currently seeking models who love experimenting and finding new ways to express themselves.

Why do I do this? I am capturing a moment in time - a feeling, a look, a memory. I used to spend hours looking at Ansel Adams photographs, enthralled by their beauty and studying how they were composed. I want to recreate that kind of beauty, whether it is a landscape, a promotional photo, or a split-second memory from a special day.

To see more samples of my work, visit my Instagram, linked above. I do all my own retouching and post-session photo processing.

Let's work together! I am based out of Sacramento, however am available to travel internationally for paid projects.

Lifestyle models: I do a lot of quick turnaround work and often could use a second person to pose with. If you live near midtown Sacramento and are interested in branded lifestyle work on a very fast and loose basis, reach out.

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Agency feedback:

"Michael is one of my favorites to work with. Not only is he trustworthy and reliable, he is an absolute delight to enlist for brainstorming sessions and creative projects. We have collaborated together on a number of campaigns over the years, across a number of verticals and industry categories, and I am always impressed by how well he listens to client needs and how eager he is to go above and beyond to delight our brand partners. His name is often brought up in wrap-up phone calls as someone who truly captures the essence. 100% very highly recommend!"

Amanda Oldham, promo model - "Thank you so much ... I would definitely recommend you to other models."
Model #3128006 Madam Goregasm
Model #2911876 Megan Kitto - "They are amazing! Thank you so much! You did a beautiful job!"
Model #1980577 Lilith Grey - "Lovin this!"

ADULT., band - "Thank you that is a great photo!"

Uxia, chiropractor - "Mike was extremely pleasant to work with. He immediately was able to put me at ease, even though it was only my second or third shoot. Mike was able to direct me without creating too much demand, and was very personable the entire time. The photos he shot are to be used for a marketing campaign for my professional career, and I am very happy with the results of my session with Mike. I would definitely recommend him and look forward to working with him in the future."

Winston, musician - "Cannot thank you enough for the great shots !!!!!"

Scott, musician - "A fantastic photo-artist."