About Michael Mowbray
Since opening Beautiful Portraits by Michael in 1996, Michael Mowbray has gone on to win many awards for his portraiture and was recently named 2011 International Photographer of the Year. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin five out of the past six years, including Wisconsin Best of Show-Wedding 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012. He has won the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award five times, and the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Outstanding Wedding Portraiture three times. Michael has also been named one of the Top 10 photographers in Wisconsin multiple times and "Best of Madison" by the readers of Madison Magazine.
Michael gives back to the photographic community by sharing his expertise in classes, seminars and educational videos. As one of the "3 bearded mentors" who created the nLightn Tour, Michael shares his lighting and creative approach with photographers around the country. He is known as one of the leading experts in speedlite photography. Also, as a founding member of the charity Families Forever, he gives back to the community at large by sharing his time and talent with families stricken by terminal illness.
As an artist, I'm inspired by the human spirit, especially by the way each person conveys his or her essence through their eyes and expression. I truly enjoy the challenge of capturing this spirit in the split second that photographic art affords me. It's a rush when the magic combination of lighting, emotion, spirit and form come together to create a beautiful portrait that will captivate the viewer and touch their heart.
Let your spirit shine in a beautiful, artistic portrait from Beautiful Portraits by Michael. I'd be happy to call you my customer, and even happier to count you as a friend.
~ Michael Mowbray