Your Studio M Team



Photographer & Owner of studio m

19 years

Michael is a commercial photographer born in Japan, raised in Germany, and now is based in Southern California. While he considers himself a creative and cultured citizen of the world, his three daughters consider him their crazy daddy. His wife plays it safe and agrees with them all. Michael founded studio m san diego in 2002 and the studio has since specialized in high school senior portraits. He hopes you'll consider studio m for your senior. Everyone at studio m is easygoing and creative, thrives on challenges, and loves collaborating.




1.5 years

Annie is from Chicago and received her BFA in Photography and Art History from the University of Dayton in Ohio. When she's not at the studio, Annie shoots creative portraiture and runs a small business with her family. In her free time, Annie loves traveling and is always working towards her goal is to visit every National Park and all 50 states. Next up: Maine!




4 years

Alyse’s passion for photography started in high school, which in college led her to obtain a degree in photographic arts. Before coming to the studio, Alyse worked as a darkroom photography instructor for youth at a science institution. While much of Alyse's life revolves around capturing life’s most precious moments, she also loves going on road trips, hiking adventures, and hanging with her fur baby, Nala.



Studio Manager

4 years

Nicole’s formal education is in psychology and philosophy, but her appreciation for photography developed alongside her love of travel when she began to document her family vacations as a kid. Nicole enjoys taking yearbook portraits for seniors and showing families their grad session images during viewing and ordering appointments. She feels lucky to be a part of studio m, truly values and has fun working with her team, and holds in high esteem the photography created through successful collaboration between photographer and senior.