Mike is a professional photographer based in Santa Monica, CA. He has worked with numerous customers and clients for over 5 years. He's formally trained in film and digital photography and attends several classes and workshops each year to take advantage of the latest techniques to deliver amazing results for his clients. He has extensive experience in portraiture, headshots and lifestyle photography having served a variety of clients such as med spas, theaters, social media talent, and actors.
I love creating compelling images that capture the essence of a moment. I love helping people see the beauty and power they possess. To help them see what makes them profound and different. I have seen people grow in confidence after seeing my images of them and gain opportunities they would not have had otherwise. One of my recent clients, who is a chef, is now working on a holiday baking show for the food network as a result of our session together.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I've done numerous portrait and headshot sessions where the subject just wasn't comfortable in front of the lens but they really wanted or needed new pictures. I've been able to get wonderful results by making jokes, being silly and instilling a playful nature for our session. I'm rather well-skilled in reading people and I have a knack for providing the right amount of energy to get the best results.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
"The best photographer I know" - Mom.
A fun fact about this photographer
I'm an improv comedian and a trained theatrical clown.