Photo: Aaron Fineman

Photo: Aaron Fineman

Too many professional headshots follow a formula. As a result, too many headshots show the same handful of personalities, pasted on different bodies, reducing the complexity and stories of the people who are actually in front of the lens.

Drawing on my coaching approach, I work with my clients to make unique, intimate images that reflect who they actually are. My clients use their pictures to stand out in their marketing for their values, approach, and personality, without saying a word.


Michael is an amazing photographer who allowed me to drop my guard and reveal moments of honesty on our recent photo shoot. This rare combination of professionalism and warmth is something to be treasured.
— Shane Harrington,

Headshots: suitable for book covers, faculty or speaker biographies, acting and modeling, and “about” sections in websites.

Portraits: more creative, usually full body. Suitable for creative marketing on websites and flyers. Often showcase process: facilitating, coaching, painting, sewing, singing…

Design assets: images to use on marketing materials. Usually no people in the image. Helps the viewer understand the essence of what you do. Facilitator who emphasizes mindfulness in dialogue? A picture of a singing bowl. Masseuse? Lit incense. Voice coach who emphasizes release? Open skies.

We had a great time working with Michael; he was relaxed, energetic, and really made sure we were as comfortable as possible in front of the camera. He took the time to get to know us both as individuals and as a couple, and used that knowledge to ensure the photos captured who we are. He let us set the attitude and energy of the shoot, while managing to sneak in a few more posed shots while we weren’t looking. The finished photographs look amazing - we can’t recommend him enough!
— Stephanie and Conrad

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From the very start, Michael Wilson sought out a real connection with me, he listened, watched and tossed around ideas. The result was a whole file of photos that reflect something honest about me and my work. He was creative in using the space and took advantage of the natural light. He put me at ease with his gentle humor. And he provided me with the final images quickly.
I use his photos all the time: on my website, in mailings and printed materials.
— Belinda Mello,