BEAUTIFUL PORTRAITS BY MICHAEL...WHY SETTLE FOR ORDINARY WHEN YOU CAN HAVE EXTRAORDINARY PORTRAITS?
Master photographer, author, teacher, IPC juror and entrepreneur, Michael Mowbray is deeply involved in all aspects of the photography industry. His DeForest, Wisconsin-based studio focuses on seniors, headshots, family, and commercial photography, while his MoLight brand of lighting equipment has quickly become a leading reseller of Godox flashes and MoLight’s own unique lighting products. Michael is the author of the popular photography books Shoot to Thrill andThe Speedlight Studio(Amherst Media). He is in demand on the national photography speaking circuit with his programs on Headshots, Lighting, and Business.
Since opening Beautiful Portraits by Michael in 2001, Michael Mowbray has gone on to win many awards for his portraiture and was named a medalist in the PPA International Photographic Competition in 2011, 2012,2013, 2015, 2018 and 2019. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin eight times. 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.
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My hours are by appointment only. Normal studio hours are 9am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday. Special evening hours are available during the summer/fall senior portrait season. Please check my online booking service for current availability.
Where are you located?
My 1600-square-foot studio is in a residential area and is attached onto my home. When you arrive you will see a separate sidewalk and entrance for the studio to the right. Please park in the street to allow my other family members to access the garage and driveway.
The address is:
Beautiful Portraits by Michael, 707 W Lexington Pkwy, DeForest, WI 53532
Do you accept reservations?
Yes! In fact, that is the only way I work. Please use my online booking service or contact me via email or phone to schedule your appointment.
What payment options do you accept?
I accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.
How much will this cost?
Great question that I have no simple answer for other than "it depends". I provide a high quality and highly customized photography service that is on par with the best in the photography industry. That may sound like I am expensive, and I may be for some people. But I believe in providing high value, not high prices. While you will invest more I believe you will value the experience and the end results more as well than if you went to one of the hundreds of "$50 for 100 photos and a disc" photographers that are out there. So what will it cost? I'm happy to provide a consultation -- on the phone or via Zoom -- to discuss your needs and can provide at least a ballpark estimate base on our discussion. Session prices are listed for each specific category of photography that I offer, and product price menus are available for review during our consultation.
For once-in-a-lifetime portraits don't you deserve a once-in-a-lifetime photographer?
You may also reschedule or cancel your session 24 hours or more in advance for any reason. In the case of cancellation, your session fee less a 10% fee will be refunded. The 10% fee goes to my scheduled assistant for that day. In the case of a Covid-related illness that fee will be waived.
If you or anyone who plans to be in attendance at the session has tested positive for Covid19 or is showing any symptoms of Covid, contact me to reschedule to a date at least 21 days out. Please see our Covid19 Policy link at the top of the website for more details.
For sessions involving outdoor portraits I reserve the right to reschedule based on adverse weather conditions, which can include: storms or rain; excessive heat or heat index; high winds; and/or temperatures below 20 degrees. Because I limit the number of sessions I do I can readily find a new date for rescheduling.