Michael Whitehurst Photography Michael Whitehurst Photography

About Michael

I love the expression that the human face is capable of.  This fascination is what drives my work.  

For me, portraits fall into two categories; classic portraits and creative portraits.


Anytime I pose for a selfie, or I am included in someone else's selfie, I tend to make a silly face. We all have a selfie look that we we put on when the phones come out, but this rarely represents our genuine selves.

A classic portrait should not contain these forced smiles or rehearsed poses because they never represent the best version of ourselves. The person these images are designed to help you connect with can tell when your expression is not genuine.

Nowadays people first “meet” you through your image on social media. You need these images to convey the real you, and the only way to do that is for your photographer to capture genuine moments.

I live to capture these moments with my camera and do so by making it a point during our session to get to know you.  We are partners in this endeavor to end up with those perfect shots, and partners need to understand each other for a successful collaboration.  


A creative portrait is all about stepping outside of your normal self and having fun.  Often during a creative portrait session you will intentionally put on a costume to capture a mood or portray a character.  These images are a ton of fun to make and are an opportunity both of us to spread our creative wings.  

You can learn more about what to expect during our session here.

Though I am based just outside of Los Angeles I am available to travel anywhere in the world. For pricing and availability please contact me here or book a free consultation here. I look forward to working with you!