Your Studio M Team
Photographer & Owner of studio m
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.
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.
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: Louisiana!
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.
When you walk into studio m, you’ve most likely been warmly greeted by our Administrative Assistant at the front desk, Atlas. They absolutely love working at studio m because of the creative environment that allows them to learn and grow alongside their fun, talented team. As a visual artist and DJ, Atlas’ love for photography stems from the admiration they’ve always had for the vast variety of art mediums around the world. When Atlas isn’t in the studio, you can find them exploring nature around San Diego, mixing on their turntables at home or at your local venue, painting their next commission, or hopping on a flight to their next vacation destination.