Photography

Beginning at the turn of the century, I’ve been involved with photography on many levels, taking me around the country to work on projects.  I’ve been able to hone my skills that only experience can teach you while staying current with trends and building my portfolio.  I’ve had the pleasure to work with local, national and global companies, people and families, photographing:

  • Fashion Campaigns
  • Lookbooks
  • Product
  • Event Coverage
  • Engagement Sessions
  • Family
  • Children
  • Head Shots
  • Fine Art

For me, photography is integrated into my life, using an iPhone to capture impromptu moments to throwing a camera over my shoulder while walking my dog, just in case something captures my eye.  Photography is more a lifestyle than a job, I can’t wait to start the day and capture something new.

In the same related area, I’m well versed in post production of photography for print and web usage, utilizing Photoshop and Lightroom, providing you with a fully finished and ready to use photograph.

Web Design

More of a need than a desire, web design was something I first only dabbled with as a way to showcase my photography.  Since the first site I hand-coded for myself to the dynamic and fluid websites I manage for myself and clients, web design and development trends continue to change and I work endlessly to stay up to date with them.  Working with clients to optimize a site that best meets their needs and will result in an enjoyable site for the visitors is exciting.  What I can do for you:

  • Complete Website built on the WordPress platform
  • Updates
  • Optimization for Speed
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • User Experience Optimization
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile / iPad Optimization

Building websites, for personal or company usage is a collaboration, mating the needs you have to convey your message or product with how your visitors will be able to consume it.  Working with you, the client, to ensure all of this is what makes my service different.

Copy Writing

A catchy phrase, an article title, a slogan or catch phrase will often make the difference in how successful any campaign is.  Copy writing is an art of drawing attention, and something that can often be overlooked.  Copy writing can and should be applied to print, web, radio and multimedia campaigns, of which I have several years of experience.

Content Creation

I’ve been fascinated by written word since I was a child, the ability and power to convey a message in writing is wonderful, it also happens to be the core of all things on the Internet.  Starting in 2007 I began to blog, writing content on a various number of topics that I am interested and care about, ranging from photography and cameras to technology and an occasional rant.  After a few guest blog posts I started to write content for clients based on their needs.  Over the last four years I’ve had the pleasure to write articles for websites and blogs ranging from local and regional level to some of the biggest sites online, racking up millions of reads.

My content creation services can be used to write one or a few blog posts for your company, to filling out the extra information on your corporate website, product and service reviews and e-books.  Articles range in size from 300 to 5,000 words based on your needs.

Social Media Strategy & Execution

Rather than take a course, as many colleges are offering on social media, I’ve grown up with it.  Being the right age at the time during the launch of several major social media services, being an early adopter, watching current trends and utilizing them is what sets me apart.  The same way a marketing director will work with print, billboard and radio advertising, integrating you or your companies presence with social media is now more a necessity than ever.  Being accessible also means being held accountable in a public forum, managing expectations and driving traffic back to your website or in your front door is what social media can be leveraged to do.  The return on investment is also easily bench-marked, unlike more traditional advertising like billboard campaigns.

From consulting on concepts to actually being the face of your social media accounts like Facebook or Twitter, I can help grow your reach with social media.

Internet Marketing Research

The world is at your fingertips has never been more true, provided you have an Internet connection.  Doing market research on your product or service will often dictate how your social media campaigns will best run.  It also helps you get easy, cheap feedback from real-world users, without lengthy and often costly focus groups.

Consulting

A fresh set of eyes are often what you or your company needs to push through a current block.  Seeing something from a fresh perspective, getting advice or having an open conversation can prove to be extremely profitable for you.

Computers & Technology

I got started with computers in the early 80′s and have been working with and around them my entire life.  Spending nearly a decade working in IT has given the tools to do virtually everything from simple computer software updates and hardware repairs to developing network topology for your company.  Areas where I excel are:

  • Windows (98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7)
  • Mac
  • Ubuntu
  • FTP Servers
  • NAS Devices
  • Cloud Based Storage (internal or external)
  • VoIP
  • Virtual PBX
  • iOS
  • Software Support
  • Point of Sale Hardware
  • Network Topology
  • Hardware Repairs
  • Operating System Upgrades

Given the speed in which technology advances, it’s easy to understand the frustration of broken, not working or overly complicated systems.  I can install, configure, teach and consult you on the best practices.

 

  • Testimonials

    Mike is a fantastic photographer that is exceptionally skilled at capturing lifes candid moments. We've worked with him for several years, through our engagement, birth of our first child and with the arrival of our twins. If you are looking for pictures that go beyond the normal boring posed photos, work with Mike.

    Jaclyn & Ryan

    Mike's dedication to his clients is beyond compare. He customizes your site to fit your needs and growth. He walks you through the process professionally. His customer service skills are the biggest attribute to his performance.

    Jeffrey M. Sabotta
    sabottaimagery.com

    Mike has been an integral part in growing my business, from several web design revisions over the last few years to e-commerce integration and social media consultation. He's photographed events for us and has always been professional and prompt in his delivery.

    Andy Po
    homebase610.com