West Palm Beach Headshot Photographer
 

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About

Michael Harvey, who loves to write about himself in the third person :), has been taking professional headshots and business portraits since 2006 in the West Palm Beach area. Like most West Palm Beach headshot photographers, he was raised in New Hampshire and grew up in a family owned business.

Michael is very easy going and makes each headshot photoshoot fun. He loves adventures and new challenges. Most people feel that his ability to capture their personality during a headshot photoshoot is what sets him apart from other headshot photographers. (Phew…that’s enough headshot photographer keywords!)

His favorite drink is coffee and his favorite color is also coffee. As a part-time vegetarian, Michael is the proud father of a ferocious Boxer/Labrador named Shelby and a hefty house-cat named Kitty.

He is survived by his gorgeous and incredibly talented wife, Madeleine. In addition to her being a wonderful voice teacher, she and he also have a fun little video production company called, LumiBug. <- Check it out!

Michael Harvey is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, and a Freemason.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you take your coffee?

Usually in a cup – iced Americano (espresso) with butter, coconut oil, and cinnamon. It’s Bulletproof!

Do you guarantee the lowest prices in town?

Our goal is to provide you with the best service, not the cheapest product. However, if you can provide me with a written estimate from another photographer offering the same services for less, I can almost always beat it by 10%.

Do you have a studio location?

Most professionals prefer the convenience of shooting on-location. It saves them both time and travel. By not having a dedicated studio space, I can offer you more competitive rates while providing a unique and hassle-free service.

If we are shooting something that would require a traditional backdrop or white high-key background, I have a portable backdrop system that sets up in minutes and will fit in most small conference rooms or offices.

How soon can I get my photos?

Although I can usually accommodate even the most demanding schedule, the typical turnaround from shoot to finish is only 5 business days.

Can we shoot outside or on-location?

Absolutely! If you have something particular in mind, let’s discuss it. Some public places may require a permit and some private places may require permission, so it’s best to talk about what you have in mind before the day of the shoot. If you are not sure what you want, but just know you want something different, I have a handful of locations readily available.

I want a particular look. Can you do it?

Yes! You are as much a part of the design as you would like to be. My goal is to provide you with the images you need for the look you want. One of the first things I ask is that you email me some images that have inspired what you want. By doing this type of research before we meet, it guarantees that our time together is well spent.

How did you get into photography?

I have always loved photography. What started out as a simple hobby, has become a rewarding obsession. Most of what I know has been channeled to me from other photogarphers by book, blog, seminar and DVD. In all honesty, the best way to learn anything is to practice it; so I shoot every day.

What kind of gear do you use?

If you are reading this one, then you are probably either a photographer or interested in becoming one. For those reasons, I truly appreciate you taking the time to read this.

All of my equipment is meant to be lean and lightweight so it can be carried easily and setup in small spaces. The majority of my shoots are shot without an assistant, and typically take place in the middle of a park, in an executive office or small conference room.

It took a long time to find the right mix of gear and a comfortable means to carry it all. My current setup has served me well for some time, though I’m always looking for the next piece of kit to add. 🙂

For a complete list of my cameras, lenses, lighting, bags, computers and miscellaneous gear, see below. Cheers and Happy Shooting!

Mike Harvey

Equipment

CamerasFuji XT2 and X100F 
LensesFuji 16mm f/1.4, 23mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4, 56mm f/1.2, 90mm f/2 
LightingGodox speedlites
ModifiersBrolly softboxes: 32″, 48″; Sto-Fen; grids & spots
Pods & StandsManfrotto 190XPROB tripod, 5oo video monopod; Benro MeFoto travel tripod; 5001B nano light stands; Photek background support systems; Fotodiox background stand; a bunch of Botero collapsible backdrops; Tiki Tent pop-up dressing room
BagsThinkTank Airport Commuter, Urban Disguise 35; Habuka lightstand bags
MiscExpoDisc; X-Rite ColorChecker; Spyder Pro Camera Holster; Carry Speed cross body strap; LenPens; dozens & dozens of Sanyo Eneloop AA’s; Fog Eliminator cloths
ComputersApple 15″ MacBook Pro; iPad Pro 2 12.9″ 
SoftwareAdobe CC