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    Master Photographer Michael Mowbray is a five-time medalist in the prestigious International PPA Photographer of the Year competition. Michael owns and operates Beautiful Portraits by Michael in DeForest, WI. Along with his team of 3 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.

    Michael is the author of the best-selling photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studio which can be found at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.

    More info can be found on the main Beautiful Portraits web site. His dedicated senior portrait web site can be found here. If you are interested in his lighting products, you can find those at his online store.

Hannah and Marcus…Playing around the Union…Michael Mowbray, Madison WI Wedding Photographers

What do you do with gusty winds and puffy, bumpy clouds? Head to the lake, of course.  More specifically, the lake by the Memorial Union.  I had fun with Hannah and Marcus for their engagement session, and enjoyed playing with the texture in the sky, lake and architecture around the Union.

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© Michael Mowbray

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JalynnMay 23, 2012 - 7:45 pm

These turned our GREAT! Marc and his Monster drink…lol!

Kristi and Kyle…Krazy – loco? – fun wedding…Michael Mowbray, Madison WI wedding photographers

Kristi and Kyle are a perfect match for each other.  Y sus amigos están locos.  Okay, so my Spanish is limited to online translations.  But since Kristi and Kyle are both Spanish teachers, they’re real pros.  And, yes, their friends are crazy.  “Good” crazy, but still crazy.  We had great fun as we went from the bucolic country church in Ashton to the UW campus, downtown Madison and finally the Marriott Hotel for the reception.

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Heather and Ryan…rockin’ it from the start at Monona Terrace…Michael Mowbray, Madison WI Wedding Photographers

Last Saturday’s wedding with Ryan and Heather was a great way to kick off the season.  I always love it when a couple tells me to do what I want cuz they trust me and value my creativity.  Love the vote of confidence!  And because of that trust, I felt free to really rock it.  We were even able to snag a few shots with the super moon before we left.  It was hiding most of the night but the clouds managed to clear off for a bit, so we ran up to the rooftop at Monona Terrace.  What a great day!

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© MIchael Mowbray, Madison WI wedding photographer

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Amanda and Ian…The colors of spring….Michael Mowbray, Madison WI wedding photographers

With Amanda and Ian bedecked in bright spring colors, I was inspired to mix in some cool blue skies and the greens and yellows of spring.  All in all, a colorful engagement session!

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Caryn and Adam…Just goofing around…Michael Mowbray, Madison WI wedding photographers

I always believe in trying to match my sessions and weddings to my client’s personalities.  So when it came time for Caryn and Adam’s engagement session, we kept it light, fun and slightly silly.  And I still managed to sneak in a few of my more “dramatic” images though…I couldn’t help myself.  :)

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To view and purchase prints from the complete session, visit their online gallery.  Plus, you can order a DVD of the highlight video for just $95.

© Michael Mowbray, Madison WI Wedding Photographer

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