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. That small connection builds a trust that ensures I can capture photographs that are memorable and our short time together, will be cherished.

A little about my passion:

As a portrait photographer, 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 loved ones, and I am there for them…that is my passion.

20 things to know about me:

  1. I volunteer for many charities, and I am part of a committee for a very special group - Click Here.

  2. My family portraits are my most treasured possessions.

  3. I am the proud father to four wonderful children - two of my own and two of my lovely bride’s.

  4. My three oldest children serve in the military and my baby will be joining soon - I am very proud of them all.

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

  6. I long to open a daycare that has a discovery center and a train to take adventures on - I’d like to name it Mammy and Pappy’s Day School.

  7. I love dogs, and I wish I could adopt them all (maybe as part of Mammy and Pappy’s Day School?!?).

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

  9. Laughter is my favorite medicine and when I’m feeling down, I love watching dog and fainting goat videos on Youtube.

  10. My wife is my best friend, and I love growing old together - we are pretty cool people because we have our own handshakes.

  11. I am a wine lover - especially a good cabernet sauvignon or petit verdot.

  12. I like romantic comedies and watching them with my wife - with wine.

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

  14. I secretly love country music and country dancing with my wife - of course after plenty of wine.

  15. I am quirky and usually laugh the hardest at my dumb-dad-jokes.

  16. Fart noises and poopie jokes, still make me laugh - right along with my younger clients.

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

  18. I hate bullies and I once got beat up by the school bully, while putting up for a boy with special needs.

  19. I have an unhealthy obsession with 80’s hair bands, 90’s hip hop, and Scandinavian heavy metal, and I love quoting song lyrics from them all - REGULATORS!!! Mount Up!!!

  20. I love meeting new people and hearing story’s about their lives. I cherish the real friendships from the past, and while pursuing photography, I have increased my friends list - exponentially.

A little about my “why”:

Once, I was asked “why is photography so important to you and what sparked your passion for capturing our family?” My answer is simple; life is short and time waits for nobody. A longtime ago, my parents, my siblings and I took a portrait at one of the box stores. It was uncomfortable, hot, and my siblings and I had to do squats to get in the frame. It was a horrible experience, but we joked and made inappropriate comments and cracked each other up. As expected, it is a terrible image, because we all looked red and sweaty, but it is also one of the most important photos of my life. Shortly afterward, my brother passed away. I suddenly became aware of the importance for photographs because when I looked back, I realized that I didn't have any images with my brother, except for that silly family portrait from that store, 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

Most of us hate to have our pictures made; we feel too heavy, or that there isn't enough time, or that we want wait until the little one gets older. Remember that the years pass 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, Henderson, Summerlin, North Las Vegas, Mount Charleston and surrounding areas. Contact me to book your portrait session today.

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.

Eudora Welty

Michael Yenor