Atlanta Portrait Photography for Creatives, Brands, Freelancers, Entrepreneurs, & Small Businesses

If you want professional photographs that capture your most you side—down-to-earth, fun, and bubbly, or just plain ole’ quirky—then you’ve landed on the right website. 

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1. Your Personality, Front & Center

Make a killer first impression with portraits that actually reflect who you are. This isn’t a one-size-fits-all photo session—no posing awkwardly in front of a wall for, uh, no reason.

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.


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. Images are 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.

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What past clients are saying:

Bill, Palmer House Properties, Brand Portraits

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!


Molly, Molly Weir Photography, Creative 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!


Lauren & Scott, 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. 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.  


Meredith, Merrily Creative Co, Brand 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.


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Hi, I'm Mike


Photography first came onto my radar when my wildlife photographer uncle let me tag along as a teen to one of his shoots. We were standing on a grassy hill, when, out of the blue, this fierce, wild osprey came gliding through sky. So, I tried to photograph it….and failed (hey, I was only 14).

Even so, the experience sparked a lifelong passion. I found in photography an outlet for both my creative expression and my endless fascination with technology and technique.

I’ve since discovered that shooting the beautiful, fleeting moments lived by people, not wildlife, comes with an even greater reward: an extraordinary opportunity to help people celebrate what makes them special.

My mission is simple: To tell people's stories through vibrant, personal photographs, forever memorializing a time and place that's important to them. 

When I’m not taking photos, I’m probably watching football (go Jackets!), reading Harry Potter (for the bajillionth time), or listening to podcasts about why people do what they do—all with a glass of wine or cold beer in hand. And sometimes, you might just find me dancing and singing my ass off in a musical theater production.

Bottom line: Hiring a photographer is an investment, and finding someone who gets your style and personality is incredibly important. Feel free to peruse my blog, check out the process, and ask some questions. After that, send me a message and let’s find a time to grab some coffee (tea for me!) or a beer and chat about your vision.

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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.

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