Get ready to meet Mike Stempler of Shutterhead Studios. If you want a photographer to get you laughing and ease the pressures of the big day, this talented and fun loving guy should be on your radar. We love flipping through Mike's portfolio because you are sure to find a laughing bride and groom and an array of beautiful pictures that truly capture the atmosphere of the day. Make sure to check out Shutterhead's photo booth called YouBooth. This has proven to be quite the hit at weddings, corporate parties and other events. Read more about Shutterhead below and visit Mike this Saturday at the Make My Day Market at 400 W. Rich St!
Lindsay + Marti
MAKE MY DAY QUESTIONNAIRE
NAME: Michael David Stempler
BUSINESS: ShutterHead Studios
TITLE: Owner, Photographer, Number One Fan
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK?
Laughing with clients/muses. Lying on my belly next to them on the ground and totally just shooting the shit. Being real and vulnerable with them and helping them see that it’s okay to be themselves—that they are beautiful. Helping people realize that photography is easy and hard and personal and emotional.
Seeing people fall in love again through my lens. Seeing people transform from an introverted, camera-shy square, into an open-minded, giggling mess. Sometimes even seeing people’s butt cracks.
The technical difficulty. Making a perfect exposure. Finding perfect light where it seems there is none. Shadows. Drama.
Businessy things like selling, social marketing, pricing, hiring talented people, writing copy, making my own schedule, and having “business dinners.” Giving people their money’s worth.
Basically, I like everything about my work. It’s a badass job, and I’m lucky as hell that I’m good at it.
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
You can’t manufacture inspirado; it comes from a stillness: a quietude. When the heart mingles with the soul: oh man they do the dance. The ancient…
But seriously. Inspiration is practically everywhere. I find it in some of my best work, and I find it in my good work that could be better. I find it talking with other photographers and artists and looking at their work. When you love what you do, inspiration comes easy.
WHEN YOU HAVE DOWN TIME, WHAT’S THE FIRST THING YOU WANT TO DO?
Haha. Down time. Good one.
COFFEE OR TEA?
SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER DONE, BUT ARE DYING TO:
Skydive. Manipulate an object using the Force.
DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE DAY IN COLUMBUS:
A day that involves one or more of the following is about as good as it gets:
1. Live music or porch jam
2. Eating, drinking, Frisbee throwing
3. Taking pictures, buying gear, talking shop
4. A good dump
WHAT’S ON YOUR CURRENT SOUNDTRACK?
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
CHRISTIAN BALE (duh)