Michael Leenheer
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
~Oscar Wilde

I'm proud to display my designation of Craftsman granted by the Master Photographers International.

To earn this designation, I had to be evaluated by top photographic experts.  They took the time to check out my images, my abilities, and my professionalism so that you know, when you hire me, that you're choosing a skilled and trustworthy professional.

My life and especially my career in photography has taught me to stop and learn what people are passionate about.

The things that get you excited might be very noble or very simple. I've met people who are passionate about advanced bio-electronics and others who are super excited about their pets -- it's the light in your eyes when you talk about it that I want to capture in your portrait.

That endless variety is what keeps my work New every day.  You bring your Light to the camera, and I'll bring the creative imagery. Together we can create some truly memorable images.

-- Michael

Along the way I've been privileged to meet and photograph some amazing people who you might recognize: