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 named an International Photographer of the Year Medalist in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin seven out of the past eight years, including Wisconsin Best of Show-Wedding 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. 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.  He is the author of the popular photography book Shoot to Thrill.

Michael gives back to the photographic community by sharing his expertise in classes, seminars and educational videos. He is an adjunct professor for portraiture at Madison College, and his second book on speedlight photography, The Speedlight Studio, is scheduled for release January 13, 2015.

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