“why hire m.a.p?
"WHY A PROFESSIONAL IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO”

Some parents ask what the advantages are of having Senior portraits taken by a professional photographer. Quality cameras are becoming more and more available to everyone these days, and it may be appealing to save money by “just trying to DIY it” or have dad take portraits.

Here are a few reasons why it’s so important to hire a professional photographer (rather than an amateur with a nice camera) to capture this very unique time in a High School Senior’s life. Keep in mind that all my portrait collections include a professional stylist during the shoot.

better photos...


Even experienced amateurs struggle with more nuanced parts of portrait photography. Mastery of lighting, hiding undesirable features, and creating radiant skin tones are among the most difficult and most important parts of producing an perfect portrait. When you hire me, I put my years of experience to work to create images that flatter and look fantastic even when printed in very large format. Additionally, I work with a top professional stylist to ensure my subjects not only look their best, but look their best for the camera. My stylist is highly experienced with hair and makeup for portraiture, and knows how to get the very best results. Working with a professional photographer creates a team effort to produce the very finest images as an end result. Everything is custom tailored to my individual seniors.

art for life...


Photographs aren’t meant to lurk eternally on a hard drive. They’re meant to be printed, displayed, touched, and shared. I’ve designed my program and packages to make sure you will end up with stunning, last-a-lifetime physical pieces that become family treasures. All my print products are sourced from professional photo labs and made with museum grade materials. I lovingly hand retouch each image with huge amounts of care before it goes to a digital gallery or print, sometimes spending hours on perfecting the crop, color quality, and removing any blemishes that might become apparent when the photograph is printed in large format. Your end result is not just a gallery of perfectly edited digital images; it’s an album, a canvas, a print - real, tactile artwork for your home or dorm room.

THE VIDEOS

Custom Image Box

  • Custom Image Box Made Especially for you
  • Mounted Prints