Michael Courier Photography
2018 Top Pro
About this pro
My job is to make you look goodwhether it's taking quality photos, being friendly and flexible the day of the event, or delivering your photos on time. For me, I pay attention to the finer details of a project. I like to understand your goals and needs, and how you're going to use the final images. Before I founded my company, I primarily worked as a web designer and developerand I also have a marketing experience. My varied background and commitment to quality will allow me to understand your needs while I work. I've photographed large fundraising galas and conferences, to networking events, flash mobs, theatrical performances, and birthday parties. My work has been published by some of the largest newspapers and websites in the nation, or enjoyed privately within gracious households. All of these experiences allow me to work comfortably and confidently within any environment. Life happens too quickly, and it's my job to find special moments and save them. These moments could be a networking event, a first birthday, or an engagement. To me, I love them all. I find joy in helping others remember moments.
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Michael Courier Photography is a Top Pro
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Katie B.May 25, 2018Verified
Michael was very professional, prepared, and really captured our event well.May 15, 2018Verified
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?In 2013 I started my business to help organizations and individuals connect with their communities. Prior to that I worked as a designer, who constantly honed my photographic craft. I earned my degree in Multimedia, where I studied the entire creative process in design, web development, video, audio, animation, and photography.
- What types of customers have you worked with?My clients range from artists and nonprofits, to individuals and major corporations. I’ve worked with clients such as Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, Casper, and for the U.S. Department of Labor. I’ve also worked with brands like FoxSports, American Express, ATT, and Apple. I’ve worked with some amazing nonprofits like the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Good Sports, Envision Unlimited, The Indo-American Heritage Museum, and the Testing Positive Aware Network (TPAN). Besides event photography, I’m also a performing arts photographer. My work has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, and American Theatre Magazine. Throughout my career, I’ve worked with celebrities from film and television, sports stars, and politicians at nearly every level of government. The type of projects I’ve photographed include: festivals, speaking engagements, galas, networking events, conferences, flash mobs, opening nights, restaurant openings, corporate events, volunteer events, fundraising events, roundtable discussions, and many other types of special events.