What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce
— Karl Lagerfeld
 Image by Josh Barut - www.jmanuelphoto.com

Image by Josh Barut - www.jmanuelphoto.com

"...passionate, fun, caring, insane and an obvious blast to be around..." pretty much sums up what people think of me.  My passion for photography started when I was in high school (in sunny California) and has been a big part of my life ever since. In 2009, I got serious, devouring anything and everything photography related and really fell in love with portrait photography, as my kids started getting older. I found that there was great importance in the portraits I was making - and the rest is history.

I am a proud father four kids and I treasure every moment that I spend with them. They are getting older (one has even moved away), but each year, we make new portraits and I proudly put them on our walls. For me, these images spark the warm memories and fun times we have shared. These heirlooms mark the growth and path to adulthood, and they are my inspiration for doing what I do here - capturing great moments.

Recently, I was asked why "...photography was so important to me and what sparked [my] obvious passion for capturing [their] families..."? My answer is personal and simple.  Life is short and time waits for nobody. Nearly a decade ago, my family took a portrait at one of the box stores. Frankly, it is a terrible image, however, it is one of the most important photos of my life. Shortly afterward, my brother passed away. I became aware of the need for photographs because I didn't have any with my brother, except for the family portrait from the the store, and a handful of snapshots. I do not want anyone to share in that regret or to wait till someone is sick, like we did with my dad.

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Why I love photography

and there are many reasons…

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.
— Eudora Welty

Most of us hate to have our images taken.  We feel too heavy, or there isn't enough time, I want wait until the little one gets older - we make any excuse to not have pictures taken. We forget that the years past by quickly and sometimes we are left with regret. Whatever the reason, put that aside and book a session today. Let me share your story!

I proudly serve Las Vegas, The Las Vegas Strip, Downtown Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, and North Las Vegas, Mount Charleston and surrounding areas. I love to travel as well and serve limited locations in Southern California. Contact me directly to book a time and I look forward to capturing your families images.

Michael Yenor