Atlanta portrait photography for creatives, brands, freelancers, and small businesses
If you want professional Atlanta portrait photography that captures your most you side; down-to-earth, fun, bubbly, or just plain ole’ quirky – then you’ve landed on the right website
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1. Your Personality, Front & Center
Instead, our work begins way before I pick up the camera. It starts with getting to know you and dreaming up creative ways to capture your unique light.
2. An Experience as Important as The Final Photo
A bad experience makes a bad photo. Period. If you feel uncomfortable, unsure of yourself, or defensive during a shoot…. you’re going to look that way in the photo, no matter how much fancy editing is added.
My goal is to help you feel your most comfortable and confident. We’ll chat a bunch beforehand, find the best Atlanta locations, get you tips for what to wear, and do an easy posing tutorial. Not to mention, it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’ll crack a lot of nerdy jokes along the way—probably about the physics of lighting.
3. Expert Lighting For Powerful Images
Here’s an insider secret: It’s all about lighting. Stunning, dead-of-night photos? Bold, cinematic drama? The perfect shot in the perfect place—even when the lighting sucks? Snapping a candid image during golden hour is one thing. Making you look rosy and carefree when the natural light is awful requires someone who really knows their stuff….like, say, a photographer with 10+ years of experience (hey, that’s me).
Over the past decade, I’ve invested in becoming an expert in lighting so that I can bring my clients’ wildest visions to life.
4. Artwork is Best When Printed
What are you doing with your images? Posting them on social media to be forgotten with a single scroll of the screen? I believe pictures don’t reach their potential until printed. I believe portraits should be shared and displayed in your home, where they can be cherished. Printed photographs have weight, feeling, texture, and memories. 20-year-old portraits feel alive in your hands. Isn’t that amazing?
I offer premium, gorgeous products that you’ll want to share with every person who visits your home for years.
What Past Clients Are Saying:
“Everyone loves these images. My previous headshots and portraits really didn’t reflect my personality, but all my friends have said, “Now that’s you,” with the images taken by Mike. He was great to work with and I’m already thinking of bringing him back when my team expands!”
Bill, Palmer House Properties, Brand Portraits
“Mike is perfect if you need professional, creative, and enjoyable portraits for your business or life. He is super prompt from inquiry, scheduling, session, and image delivery. He’s like crazy fast! Mike has such a knack for making the session fun instead of intimidating. I’m often self-conscious and I didn’t even think twice about how I looked because I felt so reassured. He is definitely worth it!”
Molly, Molly Weir Photography, Creative Portraits
“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. 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, Creative Portraits
“Mike is a fantastic photographer. Not only does he know the technical stuff, but he made the process collaborative and fun. I had a very specific vision in mind for my brand photos and was worried that another person wouldn’t be able to understand it. Mike listened to what I wanted, asked questions, and made suggestions that helped me articulate it, and then made it come to life! I am over the moon about my brand photos because they are EXACTLY what I wanted, and more! I can’t wait to see how they impact and improve my business and brand.”
Meredith, Meredith Rickard Studios, Brand Portraits
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Lifestyle images for freelancers, entrepreneurs, & small businesses
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Contact Mike about Atlanta Portrait Photography
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.