History, Experience, MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION
"Michael had a camera in his hands since he was two years old; and only tall enough to take pictures of everyone's butts..." is my mother's favorite narrative to express her fierce pride in my conviction as a photographer. Her limitless support allowed me to begin shooting professionally at the age of fifteen years old, tackling my very first wedding held in a breathtaking Napa Valley vineyard. It was during bridal portraits where I had an amazing time working with the couple and their families...although what had fueled my all-consuming addiction to photography was when I received the negatives & proofs; wonderful expressions, nearly flawless composition along with dazzling, three point, natural light.
I have recently moved to Burlington, a completely different region for me that grants brand new opportunities. My goal is to contract as a first or second shooter for all types of events, including corporate events and other special events. Working for so many studios as a contractor, I enjoyed editing and color correcting each job. Over half of my studios had me work on the jobs that I shot as a first or second shooter - combing images from all photographers present, arranging them to tell a story, choosing the best photographs to present to our client, and color correcting them for perfect skin tones and consistent histograms throughout. Being able to watch the other photographers shoot during an event then seeing the results taught me a great deal and I attribute that to my development over the years.
Chief Executive Officer | Co-Owner | Director of B2C Division
2010-2016. Manayunk Philadelphia, Pennsylvania