Hi, I’m Michael, a Denver-based lifestyle photographer who strives to capture natural feeling moments, and genuine emotion.
What I enjoy about shooting lifestyle is that it’s my job to bring out the absolute best parts of the people and places that I’m shooting. I will always prefer dynamic shots of my subjects in motion, or capturing a genuine expression, rather than in a static pose. I’m also a nerd for lighting - I’ve always thought that good lighting can make the difference between a good shot and a bad one.
My professional photography career at the well known advertising agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky, where I worked my way up from intern to head photographer, and over the course of 6 years there, I worked with big brands such as Microsoft, Infiniti, Kraft, and Hershey’s. Since leaving CP+B, I’ve done lifestyle photography throughout Southeast Asia, and have been working for brands and agencies independently in Denver, Colorado. Over the years, my work has been displayed in tv commercials, magazines, on billboards, and across the internet.
Personally - I love traveling to far away places, snowboarding, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and family.
I’m fully equipped to for photoshoots either on location or in my home based studio located just west of Denver. These are the types of lifestyle shoots that I regularly take on.
Send me a message to book me for a shoot, or feel free to ask any questions that you might have about what I'm able to offer. I certainly understand that you have unique needs, and I'm happy to talk through it with you!
Intriguing portrait of a apparel model on a bridge in Denver Colorado.
Lifestyle photo, and portrait of a blonde girl with her hair blowing in the breeze
Fashion, Portrait, Apparel Photography of a sexy young blonde woman
Portrait and fashion photography of a professional social influencer during an event
Portrait of a woman in a garden, taken by Mike Olmsted
Lifestyle, Apparel, Fashion of an attractive woman on a beach. Photography by Mike Olmsted
Professional Yoga teacher modeling for a photo in Hoi An Vietnam
Fashion/Trave/Car photography of a professional social influencer driving and posing in front of new Infiniti QX50
Professional Social Influencer driving the new QX-50 for Infiniti event| Car Photographer
Professional Yoga teacher doing poses in Hoi An Vietnam
Fashion, Lifestyle, Boudoir, Apparel, Lingerie, Bikini Photography - Sexy young woman lays down outside with in a bra
Portrait & Fashion Photography of model in an orange bikini with a hat