Michael was educated in south Florida and lives in Broward County. He has been a photographer for over 35 years and is a very active member in the community.

His early training began with darkroom work and steadily expanded to all phases of portraiture, commercial and event photography. Over the years, Michael’s name has become well known within the business and corporate community.

He has photographed statesmen, including Presidents, governors, senators, celebrities, foreign dignitaries, sports figures and our local business people. Available for travel when necessary, Michael’s clients are nationwide.

Education

Winona International School of Professional Photography, Veronica Cass Academy of Photographic Arts and Triangle School of Professional Photography. Courses Studied: Advanced Portraiture, Advanced Commercial Photography, Equestrian Photography, Environmental Portraiture, Negative Retouching and Print Enhancement Retouching.

Awards

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 1995 Small Business Person of the Year, American Association of Children’s Hospitals National Print Competition, Davie Police Department Business Partner of the Year 1995, 1997, Honorable Mention for the Governor’s Committee Investment Award 1999, Nova Southeastern University 2001 Corporate Partner of the Year. Footy’s Y-100 Wing Ding “The Danny” Award in November 2002, for his commitment to the fight against drug abuse.

Organizations

Professional Photographers of America (active professional, since 1989), American Heart Association Past President (1993-1994), American Heart Association HeartRide Chairman (1993-1995), Twogether For Life Committee (American Heart Association/American Cancer Society), Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Legends Committee, Hollywood Chamber Leadership 21 Graduate. Currently, Michael is involved with the Dan Marino Foundation and Jason Taylor Foundation.

Certification

Michael’s Certification in Professional Photography began in July 1993 and is valid through November 2017. Maintaining certification requires professional print evaluation and continuing education merits in professional photography.