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Our Workshops

Ideas proven by years in the field, and education backed in true academic teaching experience.

Our team collectively has:

  • A masters degree in Education from the University of Michigan
  • almost 30ish years in real world photography experiences
  • 5 years in photography education
  • A wide range of diverse experiences

Shooting with Michael has been incredibly impactful. Michael goes above and beyond to teach the ins and outs of the trade. Michael has given me direct advice on how to ensure the comfort and trust in your clients, the importance of angles/leading lines to make your photos stand out and how to cultivate your own professional style. What started as a client relationship has blossomed into a mentor and friend who has elevated my professional career exceptionally.


I am thankful that I met Brooke and Michael. They are amazing teachers with years of experience and get excited at sharing that knowledge and watching their students grow and improve. If you have the opportunity or are on the fence about taking a workshop or mentoring session with them, erase that doubt and do it!

CristianShooting Portraits With Confidence

Michael taught me SO many things to fix and improve my workflow and my tech - you guys: I’m about to be so much better! And it was so fun to learn! Basically I feel like I’m flying
All I can say is I’m so thankful for the creative community I live and work in . And if you’re a photographer who loves the art but struggles with the tech - it’s so worth investing in someone to help you create GOOD
systems FIRST. If I could go back and had this opportunity - I would have invested in this before any new glass, software, gear, etc. It’s truly your foundation!


I started out with a big interest in the art of photography, but had little to no technical background. Michael was more than willing to help me out with whatever questions I had ... It was a huge reassurance to know that someone was there to help in a positive, supporting way... Michael has it figured out in all areas of photography and thankfully, he seems to believe that sharing his knowledge with other photographers is good thing.


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Creative Lighting

Tiny Workshop 2024

Learn to see light as it really is, and then sculpt it to your needs. We will go over practical lighting ideas, and then head into the studio to learn to play with light in many different forms.
March 24th, 10am, Studio North Collective.
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Business Roundtable Toolkit

Direct business help and brainstorming as a roundtable. Let's dig into where you are in the process, and see what we can do to get you where you want to go next.
Each member gets:

  • 1 in-person Roundtable workshop
  • 2 group zoom accountability sessions
  • 1 personal 30 min session Michael over zoom
And can expect to see:

  • Time focused on their project
  • Direct brainstorming help with Michael
  • Thoughts and ideas from the rest of the table
  • Time to listen to other creative problems, and how to solve them

April 14th, 10am, Floral Underground Studio
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Guiding not Posing

Tiny Workshop 2024

Learn how to pose someone without it really feeling like posing, and how to stop yourself from panicking when you "run out of ideas" on a photo shoot.
May 19th, 7-9pm, Walking around the commons, meeting near the botanical gardens
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Lightroom basics + Finding your aesthetic

Tiny Workshop 2024

The basics of importing, Lightroom Classic, and how to create a unique look to your images.
September 29th 10am
(location to be announced, tickets live soon, until then make sure you join our focus Circle Newsletter to be first to know!)
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Archive and Backup

Tiny Workshop 2024

Learn how to store, organize, and keep your best images safe!
November 17th, 10am
(location to be announced, tickets live soon, until then make sure you join our focus Circle Newsletter to be first to know!)
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Holistic Branding

Tiny Workshop 2024

A holistic review on web presence and branding. Looking at social media, website, and graphics. Students will also get a hands on review of their presence online (if you want. not required)
December 11th, 6pm
(location to be announced, tickets live soon, until then make sure you join our focus Circle Newsletter to be first to know!)
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