Family Un-portraits

You have a story

that is worth telling.


If you haven’t taken real family photos together in a while, or at all, then now is the time! Your children are only getting older if you don’t hold on to these times you’ll lose them forever. The biggest mistake most parents make is never being in the photos they take with their children. These photos are for them as much as they are for you.

You’ve thought about having portraits taken but you know you don’t fit the mold of ‘traditional family portraits’. You’re a family of individuals with unique personalities. You’re a team, a posse, a crew. Celebrate that individuality!

One thing is for sure, you have a lot on your plate. Raising kids is a full time job, on top of your full time job. That’s why I make this process easy for you. I’ll hold your hand, figuratively, and guide you through the experience.

Not sure where to start? Relax. I’ve got you.

The Shoot

I know you have a busy schedule. And you probably don’t get to spend enough time doing nice things for yourself. That’s why I make my portrait sessions about the experience as much as it is about the photographs. I will help you plan out what to wear, where we’ll go, and everything else we need to do to make this the best day possible. I know the ins and outs of planning fun photo shoots and I’ll make sure you’re set up for success. There’s no need to stress. At all.

On the day of, we’ll open a bottle of Champagne and you can relax for an hour while my professional stylist does your hair and makeup. Enjoy the downtime. You’re allowed to have fun. Then, if we haven’t already, we’ll lay out your outfits and make sure we have the best choices for the day. You’re going to look your absolute best.

During the session I’ll set up in the best places and pose you in ways that don’t feel like you’re posing for a 90s glamour shot! I don’t like boring things, so you can count on everyone actually having a good time. We’ll go for an hour or so, during which we’ll move to different spots and change outfits and by the end, you’ll feel like you’ve been on vacation. Since you’re already dressed up, I suggest making reservations somewhere because a nice dinner to unwind will be the perfect way to wrap things up.

Printing your photos

We’re creating art pieces for your home. Heirlooms to pass down. Your wedding photos are for you, but these are the photos you can share with friends and family that they would actually hang up in their homes. This is why I’ve put together the perfect packages for you to show off your photos exactly how you want them, and in the way that best features the artwork.

The value of a printed photograph is not even comparable to a digital image. Seeing your family portrait on the wall every morning while you make coffee will bring you so much more joy than 27 likes on Facebook. This is why all of my printing options are centered around real, tangible prints. But since I know you like to share them with others who may not be dropping by your house any time soon, I do include a high quality digital album app for your phone or tablet. You’ll always have a digital copy of the prints you’ve chosen with you, and it is designed to let you share the images with ease.


Un-Portrait sessions are $250 and include

  • personalized consultation
  • Professional hair and makeup styling
  • an outfit from Rent The Runway + wardrobe styling
  • 1-2 hour personalized photo shoot
  • full retouching of your photos
Click here to view my full guide and menu of printing options.


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Amazing photographs. Mike likes to think outside of the box for his models, resulting in edgy, beautiful pictures. He picks perfect scenes for each specific model and follows it with very professional editing.


Mike is my go-to photographer for all my client photo shoots. My clients are consistently impressed with his professionalism and appreciate his direction, creativity and humor to produce the best shots.

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I had the pleasure of working with Mike to get professional photos taken of my business and I couldn’t be happier with the results.


Mike is the best photographer in town. A very fun person to work with. He captured the soul of our family.


Prepare to enjoy your initial viewing! Going through the photos was a highly personalized and fun part of the experience.

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