Photo Credit: Josh Barut - www.jmanuelphoto.com

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt

A LITTLE ABOUT THE GUY BEHIND THE LENS

What people think about me:

Funny, caring, passionate, sarcastic, easy to work with, professional but laid back, easy on the eyes (ok I added that one) - did I mention funny?

What I think about me:

I think my ability to connect with someone is my greatest trait. It builds a trust that ensures I can make photographs that are memorable, and our time together will be cherished.

A little about my passion:

I get to witness the moment that first kisses are made by a newly married couple, or the smile of a boy with Autism Spectrum Disorder is captured (forever). These are big moments for parents, and I am there for them!

20 things to know about me:

  1. I volunteer for many charities, & I am on a committee for a very special group - Click Here.

  2. My family portraits are my most treasured possessions.

  3. I am the proud father of 4 wonderful children - (2+2) mine/hers.

  4. My 3 oldest children serve in the military. My baby will be joining soon. Proud!!!

  5. I am looking forward to becoming a grandfather. I’ll make an excellent pappy!

  6. I long to open a daycare with a discovery center and an adventure train.

  7. I love dogs, and I wish I could adopt them all.

  8. Actually, I love all animals, especially fainting goats - they make me laugh - a lot.

  9. Laughter is my favorite medicine. When I’m feeling down, I watch dog and fainting goat videos.

  10. My wife is my best friend. We even have our own handshake.

  11. I am a wine lover, especially a good red.

  12. I like romcoms & watching them with my wife - with wine.

  13. I like yoga but can barely stand on one foot without falling - might be the wine.

  14. I listen to country music and like two-steppin’ with my wife - after plenty of wine.

  15. I am quirky and laugh at my own dumb jokes.

  16. Fart noises still make me laugh. So do my younger clients (usually boys).

  17. I love Elmo from Sesame Street. I do a pretty good Elmo voice.

  18. I hate bullies & once got beat up, sticking up for a boy with special needs.

  19. I have an unhealthy obsession with 80’s hair bands, 90’s hip hop. You may hear me quoting lyrics from them. REGULATORS!!! Mount Up!!!

  20. I love meeting new people and hearing story’s about their lives.

A little about my “why”:

“Why so much photography love, Mike?” Simple; life is short. Once, my family and I took a portrait at one of the box stores. It was hot and my siblings and I had to sit on each others laps…without a chair. It was a horrible experience, but we joked and cracked each other up, and as expected, it is a terrible image. We all looked red and sweaty, like we’d run a marathon. However, it is also one of the most important photos of my life. Shortly afterward, my brother passed away. I rapidly became aware of the importance of photographs, as I learned that I didn't have many images with my brother and my family together, except for that silly portrait, and a handful of snapshots. My “why” is so no one has to share in the regret of not capturing more moments with their loved ones.

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce
— Karl Lagerfeld

Why you should call me:

Most of us hate to have our pictures made because:

1) we feel too heavy…

2) there isn't enough time…

3) we want wait until the little one gets older…

4) blah, blah, blah…

The years pass 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, Henderson, Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Mount Charleston and surrounding areas. Contact me to book your session today.

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.

Eudora Welty

Michael Yenor