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    Master Photographer Michael Mowbray is a two-time winner of the prestigious International PPA Photographer of the Year Award. Michael owns and operates Beautiful Portraits by Michael in DeForest, WI. Along with his team of 5 associate photographers, Michael serves Madison Wisconsin and beyond. Michael is best known as one of the Midwest's leading wedding and senior portrait photographers, but he also applies his talents to portraiture for families, newborns and children, fashion and model portfolios, and business headshots.

    More info can be found on the main Beautiful Portraits web site. His dedicated senior portrait web site can be found here.

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Snowy Madison engagement session

Craziest winter on record or what?  After rescheduling their session twice because of weather, we all decided to plow through and photograph on a snowy, cold Saturday morning. What cool images we created with the big puffy flakes coming down! Too bad the cold finally chased us inside because the snow was fun!  Please enjoy some highlights from Jesse and Rebecca’s winter engagement session in Madison.  I promise it will be warmer for your wedding, guys!

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Wedding Photography Highlights from 2013

I can believe that 2013 is over already.  What a great year it was, and we had the pleasure of working a bunch of lovely couples. Our weddings took us all over…from Madison to Spring Green, north to Shawano, south to Lake Geneva, east to Sheboygan and all points in between. Please enjoy some of my favorite images gathered together into one highlight video.

Be sure to check out our booth at the Wedding Planner and Guide Madison Bridal Show this weekend.  You can’t miss us:  booth #424 on the center aisle.  Look for the orange brand color!

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Maternity Portraits, Madison Wisconsin Photographer

Yes, I do indeed photograph maternity sessions!:) I just realized that I haven’t blogged one for a long, long time.  So here’s a great one to kick off with…a recent maternity portrait session that is also one of my all-time favorites. I’ll be following up shortly with the newborn sessions for little Miss Tobi Lynn, too!

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Senior Portrait Athlete Collages are HOT!

I just realized that it has been awhile since I blogged, and for good reason…it’s been a very busy fall!  Still not enough time for a long post, but I just had to share one of the hottest portraits I have been doing this summer and fall for high school seniors.  It’s called the Xtreme Athlete Collage, and it is absolutely killer.  Plus many of my clients are ordering them as HD Metal Wall Portraits which make the depth and the intensity of the colors and design scream off of the wall. Check out several examples below.

If you are bummed that your senior portraits from “another place” were blah, there’s still hope.  Call and book a stand-alone Xtreme Portrait Session. Complete packages including a session and a collage wall portrait starting at $279. 608-846-5319.



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Barn at Harvest Moon Pond with Chandra and Michael

It was blazing hot but glorious day for Chandra and Michael’s wedding at the Barn at Harvest Moon Pond. Thank goodness they have a wonderful AC system there in the Barn! LOL. Although the duck release didn’t quite go as planned, every other piece fell in place for a wonderful wedding day capped off with a sparkler lit exit.

Enjoy their highlight video and photos!

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