Hi I’m Mike. I am a portrait, fitness and beauty photographer based in Santa Rosa. I also do all of my own retouching. I take seriously the practice of my craft and approach each session with the utmost professionalism. Still, my sessions are relaxed and conversational. Whether it’s a traditional portrait sitting, a model test shoot, or an intimate boudoir shoot my most important concern is that you are at ease. The more relaxed you are the more successful our efforts will be. Another way to help ensure that the session is hassle free is to make sure we each have a good understanding of what we’re going to try to accomplish and how were going to try to accomplish it. I address as many concerns as I can before the shoot so during the session we can focus just on getting good pictures. I appreciate your time and your consideration. Please let me know if you have any questions.
The Atrist’s Clause (The Non-Guarantee)
If upon viewing samples of my work you decide to invest in my services you probably have an expectation of what the images will look like. As an artist, I cannot guarantee unconditionally that I can match exactly the effect you might see in a current image. I have no lighting formula or Photoshop preset that I always use. I have strategies that I typically use but in each case I make adjustments in the moment that I feel works best with the image in front of me. Experience lets me predict with some precision that the work will be of the same quality and of the same style as work you have viewed but the interactions with the subject when the image is captured and then with the image during post processing are fluid to some degree. This is not however artistic license to experiment at your expense. My work is too important to me as well is my reputation with you. My desire and intention is to provide you with an image you will want.