MH PhotoDesigns, LLC | Behind the camera

We are a husband and wife team who enjoy photography together. Although we are located in Central Wisconsin, we enjoy traveling anywhere to capture those special moments and to make memorable experiences. We love to go site-seeing, camping, biking, and spending time outdoors among other personal things. We are always ready with camera in hand to capture that “photograph” as you never know what nature may give you. Some of the best photographic images are unexpected.
 

Real ~ Everyday ~ Life
Artistic Lifestyle Photography

 

MH PhotoDesigns, LLC specializes in lifestyle and environmental portraiture, color photos, black & white photos which includes children, families, macro, nature, pets, seniors and wildlife. Photography is a unique industry. The products that are generated can have an emotional connection unlike any other. A photograph can connect people, make someone beautiful, tell a story, capture a memory, express love, and the list goes on. We enjoy shooting on location to let the world around us be our “studio”. What is on location you ask? We want you the client to be as naturally comfortable as can be, so the sessions may be photographed in the comfort of your own home, backyard, a favorite park or other location where you can be at ease and we can create more unique non-traditional portraits. This is especially favorable for children and pets as they will feel more comfortable in a relaxed and familiar atmosphere, resulting in portraits that are expressive, revealing the subject’s true personality and capturing each individual’s unique spirit.

 

Behind the camera... a little bit about us.

 

 
 
 
Marcus ~
 
Photography and digital art has been a rewarding hobby for over 20 years and only decided to pursue it more professionally in 2005. I continue to develop and refine my techniques because I truly enjoy the art of photographing those special moments and preserving them for a lifetime. I am very passionate about sharing experiences through images of nature, people, pets or that special day or event. Our eye for detail in each of our still images is what sets us apart.
 
I am very detail-oriented, paying close attention to each individual image. Just as no two people are the same, no two sessions are the same, and no two photographers' views are the same. I look forward to new challenges and will strive to capture your images as naturally as possible. The most important things are to have fun and be yourself so we may capture that most amazing photograph you're after ~ together.
 
When not behind the camera, I am in front of a computer screen as I love technology. I have had the pleasure of designing websites, brochures, pamphlets, business cards, but most importantly photography is my passion.
 
Outside of the photography world I enjoy camping, trap shooting and spending time outdoors just relaxing with a camera.
 
Well, this is a little bit about me, your photographer, and your artist.
 
 
 
 
 
Heidi ~
 
I have been enjoying the endless possibilities of photography since 2005 alongside my husband of 20 years. Although I may not be the most creative person by any means (that’s more of Marcus’ qualities) a camera can change a person’s view from the smallest details on things to the wide open scenery.  Since 2010 I too have been photographing images and we do so as a team for most of our adventures.
 
When I am behind the camera it is relaxing, enjoyable and a wonderful experience learning new things. Every person sees something different in a photographic opportunity. I enjoy it more and more each day as we continue to learn and make our business grow, meeting new people and traveling to new and old places.  I adore spending the time with Marcus as we capture those special moments. Sometimes the best images are when you least expect it, therefore our gear is always with us!
 
I am also here to help assist with each session. Although we want it to be natural, there may be times of encouragement for gentle posing, without that “cheesy smile”. We’re in this together to help create that lasting memory forever.
 
A love, a passion, a journey..........MH PhotoDesigns, LLC.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Equipment Used ~ We primarily use CANON equipment to provide you with the very best possible images!  

 

 

 

CAMERA BODIES:

Canon EOS-1D X II Pro Series Camera

Canon EOS-1D X Pro Series Camera

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Camera w/ Grip

 

LENS COLLECTION:

Canon EF 600 mm II F/4.0 L IS Super Telephoto Lens

Canon EF 200-400 mm F/4.0 L IS Super Telephoto Zoom Lens

Canon EF 100-400 mm F/4.5-5.6 L II IS Telephoto Zoom Lens

Canon EF 70-200 mm F/2.8 L II IS Telephoto Zoom Lens

Canon EF 24-70 mm F/2.8 L II Standard Zoom Lens

Canon EF 16-35 mm F/4.0 L II Wide Angle Zoom Lens

Canon EF 11-24 mm F/4.0 L Ultra Wide Lens

Canon EF 100 mm F/2.8 L IS Macro Lens

Canon 1.4x III Extender

Canon 2.0x III Extender

Canon EF12 II, EF25 II Extension Tubes

 

EQUIPMENT / GEAR:

Really Right Stuff - TVC 34L Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ BH 55 LR Ballhead and RRS Pano-Gimbal Head

Really Right Stuff - TVC 34L Carbon Fiber Tripod w/ RRS BH 40 LR Ballhead and Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Head

Gitzo 2541 Mountaineer Tripod

RRS Carbon Fiber Monopod w/ RRS MH-01 Tilt Swivel Head

Oben Aluminum Monopod w/ RRS MH-01 Tilt Swivel Head

 

BAGS / TRAVEL GEAR:

(2) GuraGear Bataflae 32L Bags

Tenba Wheeled Backpack Gear Bag

Tamrac 5793 Long Lens Bag

Lowepro Lens Trekker 600 II Long Lens Bag

ThinkTank Belt/Bag Systems with Spider Holsters

 

SCOUTING GEAR:

Kowa Prominar 884 Spotting Scope - For Spotting and Digiscoping

Kowa Prominar TE-11WZ Wide Zoom Eyepiece

Kowa TSN-PA7 Digiscoping Adapter

Vortex Viper HD Binoculars

 

LIGHTING:

Canon Speedlite's (2) 600EX-RT Flash Units w/ Sto-Fen Omni-Bounce Light Modifiers

Einstein 640ws Studio Strobes w/ Lithium Battery Packs for both Studio and On-Location Shoots

Harbor Digital Flash Extender w/ Wimberley Extended Flash Bracket

MagMod Lighting Modifier Kits

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

Vu 100mm Professional Filter System

Storm Jackets for our gear in inclement weather

 

Processing Equipment Used ~

 
Adobe Lightroom / Photoshop CC
Adobe Creative Suite (CS6) - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator among others
Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet
Outsourcing of Prints to our Professional Print Lab - To create lasting memories that will last
Canon Pro9500 MKII Photo Printer - For those quick in-studio images