I have a problem - I’ve coined it “multi-passionate workaholic”. It’s what you get when you combine an engineer, a photographer, and an occasional actor all into one. Somewhere along the way, I realized that I was obsessed with stories and why people do what they do. I spend my free time reading books and listening to podcasts about human behavior and psychology. I also spend it performing in musicals; which I claim is for character study but really it’s an excuse to sing at random moments. Because of my background working with people and observing their stories, I couldn't think of a more brilliant subject to photograph.
I graduated Georgia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. Ever since, I've been working as a product development engineer, creating novel medical instruments and devices. It may sound cheesy, but I cherish the fact that I get to improve people's lives. I've got 5 patents to my name and have developed devices from spinal implants, to surgical vacuum manifolds, to X-ray guns, to french presses for poop (yes, I'm serious. Feel free to ask about it). My current project will diagnose autism in toddlers. I love it.
All my passions inspire my images - environmental portraits that provide character and story with focused lighting. Sprinkle in my love of process, KISS design principles, a fascination with how things work, and you get a photographer who is obsessed with highlighting the heart of amazing people and things.
As for the boring stuff: New York born, Atlanta living, love college football (Go Jackets!), scuba diver and black belt in tae kwon do, typical nerd, love travel, and can be found on stage once or twice a year attempting to sing and dance my ass off.
I'm Mike, and welcome to my crazy little world.
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I'm an introvert. I'm also a quirky dork who loves sitting down over tea to catch up with friends. I believe in consistent, open communication. Even if it's to freak out over Game of Thrones or last Saturday's football game, I'm always available for a phone call or email from my clients to answer any and every question.
When you’ve been shooting for over 10 years, you pick up a couple of things; like the best clothes for portrait sessions, poses that flatter, how to best conduct sparkler exits, where your maid of honor or best man should stand for their speeches, that ladies should bring a spare set of flats to their sessions, and how to shoot in any location. I’ll help you plan all of it.
Okay, I was hoping for a bit more applause for that one. But on a more serious note, I bring my A-game to your session. You’ll get a photographer that is professional, punctual, fun, dedicated, and a bit goofy. I want to capture your story, and I want you to enjoy the guy behind the lens too; creating a singular experience that you’ll love.
Finding the right photographer is like finding the perfect shoe. I don't fit everyone, but I could be perfect for you. I guarantee that I will rock your socks off if I am.
Let's find out if we can run together.