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.
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.
I cannot express how much my fiance and I enjoyed working with Mike. He was the perfect combination of professional, relaxed, good-natured, very articulate with instructions while still completely open to suggestions from the couple, and just an incredibly nice person. We enjoyed our day with him both as clients and people. His turnaround time for our photos was amazing, and his overall communication throughout the whole process is unmatched. The photos came out wonderfully, and we cannot recommend Mike more.
Mike and I have been friends since middle school so I was super excited when he agreed to do our engagement shoot in Atlanta! My fiancé and I really wanted an urban background with unique shots and Mike nailed it. He suggested the Atlanta Beltline and Krog Street Tunnel which were perfect for getting some really artsy shots. He was able to integrate the art pieces and architecture to get us some beautiful and unique photos. Mike also is a magician with lighting and was able to make some of our night shots look like sunset! Additionally, I really appreciated the quick posing tutorial that Mike gave us to make the session run smoothly and had us focus more on connecting and being ourselves without having to worry so much about our body positions. I was incredibly happy with the quality and the diversity of shots. We had trouble picking just one for our save the date and ended up making several collages and even canvas prints because we loved them so much. As an added bonus Mike had our photos edited and returned within 2 weeks. Can’t recommend him enough!
Mike is an amazing photographer. He listened to exactly what I wanted for my pregnancy announcement photos, and man did he deliver! (Pun intended, ha!) I had a specific vision that I wanted for my pictures, and Mike completely brought my vision to life. He made it even better than I imagined. He was patient and listened to me, was willing to work with me to get the perfect shot. Not only that, but he is reasonably priced and has quick turn around time. I had my pictures back very quickly. My husband and I are completely thrilled! I would happily work with Mike again in the future, and I have already recommended him to several friends.
Lauren & Scott
He was incredibly professional and patient with us during the planning phase to figure out exactly what we really wanted with photography. The day of the wedding he showed up earlier than he needed to just to make sure he was there on time, and he did a fantastic job organizing the photography process, including all of the family pictures after the ceremony. Finally, the actual pictures are amazing. We were hesitant to get a professional photographer due to the cost, but now that we have the end result we're incredibly happy that we did and would do the same thing again the next time.
Mike was amazing to work with for my wedding at Cloudland Canyon State Park. He was a great resource while we were planning our wedding and was always available and eager to help. Everyone enjoyed his presence during the day--he is extremely friendly, keeps things fun and light, stays on schedule, and was good at juggling his photography duties while being asked a lot of questions by curious nieces. All of my family and friends raved about him the day after the wedding. He maintained a perfect balance of seamlessly getting all the important moments without being intrusive. We cannot recommend him highly enough.
Not only is Mike a great photographer, he is great with people. He took away so much stress of planning because he is focused and super experienced. Mike is also very flexible, we got together several times to make sure we would get all the shots we wanted and to go over how the day was going to go. He is quick to think of cool new ideas and is fast on his feet. We are more than happy with our wedding and engagement photos. We have everything from fun candids of our wedding party and guests to photos that are romantic and personal. Seriously cannot recommend him enough.
We asked Mike to do our Engagement Session and couldn't be happier! Mike was incredibly professional but still managed to bring excitement, creativity, and a comfortable atmosphere to our shoot. He was receptive to our ideas and suggestions and also had a great eye for clever framing that we would never have thought of ourselves. We did our shoot in the early evening, and Mike's ability to handle the quickly changing lighting was spot-on. And the photos - WOW! They look absolutely perfect. Not only that, Mike put together a very cohesive, consistent look that still had variety, so we have lots of very different shots to show off. Thanks Mike, we are incredibly happy!
Just want to share my thoughts about Mike's photography services. He shot my daughter's sweet sixteen with the utmost care and professionalism. He went the extra mile and photographed her morning at the salon; hair and makeup preparations. He was low-key and unobtrusive throughout the party and still took amazing pics of the entire event of over 100 people. The quality of the photos were crisp, clean, and creative. Turn around time for our digital copy was within a week. Unheard of! I recommend Mike for all your special moments. My guests from the party are already asking about his availability. Give him a call.
If you are looking for a professional photographer, call Mike Glatzer. I have used his services twice so far and couldn't be happier with the results. The first time was for my daughter's senior pictures. Mike was open to different location options, multiple outfit changes, and using props that we brought along (including a cello). He is a great combination of professional and laid back. You can tell that he knows his craft, yet he makes his subjects feel relaxed and comfortable. He doesn't make you feel rushed at all. The second time my family used Mike's services was for family photos. One of my daughters was moving out of state and we wanted some professional photos before she left. He made it happen for us on short notice. We had such a fun shoot, great candid shots, and much laughter. Mike responds in a timely manner to correspondence and gets edited photos back to you very quickly. I would recommend Mike Glatzer to anyone who is in need of professional photography service and will use him again in a heartbeat.
Mike Glatzer is professional, talented and an all around great guy. My husband and I hired him for our engagement and wedding photos and he went over and beyond our expectations. He was very open to listening to our thought and ideas and using his expertise to get some very beautiful shots! Mike has gained returning clients with us to capture many more memories of our family!