Michael is the author of the popular speedlight photography books Shoot to Thrill and The Speedlight Studio (Amherst Media). He is in demand on the speaking circuit with his programs on Senior Portraits, Weddings, Speedlights, and Business.
Since opening Beautiful Portraits by Michael in 2001, Michael Mowbray has gone on to win many awards for his portraiture and was named a medalist in the PPA International Photographic Competition in 2011, 2012,2013 and 2015. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin 8 out of the past 10 years, including Wisconsin Best of Show-Wedding 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has won the prestigious Kodak Gallery Award five times, and the Fuji Masterpiece Award for Outstanding Wedding Portraiture three times. Michael has also been named one of the Top 10 photographers in Wisconsin multiple times and “Best of Madison” by the readers of Madison Magazine.
Michael gives back to the photographic community by sharing his expertise in classes, seminars and educational videos. He is also the owner of the MoLight brand of lighting equipment. Learn more at www.michaelmowbray.com and www.gomolight.com