Rebar, research, toddlers, and tanks... we've photo'd them all.
Senior photos, product photos, outside photos, inside photos—whatever the subject, place, or space—you call the shots and we take them.
Now offering Senior portraits
Senior photos are a great way to capture a pivotal time in your life. It's time to pick your favorite place and plan the perfect outfit... and don't forget the professional photographer! The Monte photographers take photos in Houghton and Hancock, Michigan (and beyond!) with the latest and greatest Canon camera gear.
We will never hold your photos hostage or force you to order prints through us. We give you all your photos (minus the "blink" photos) and full printing rights. Print them where you want, as many as you want. For a limited time, Senior photos are just $150 for a one hour session and unlimited outfits and locations (as time allows).
On-site Michigan Photography
On-site photography is not for the weak of heart. The lighting is often poor. The background not perfect. But a good photographer (cough *Matt*) can assess the location, create a strategy, and shoot the best angles. We have taken photos in a wide variety of settings, from a pristine dental office to a flaming heat treat facility.
Photographer Matt from MONTE will travel to almost any Michigan location. We’ve been known to risk frostbite (across the Upper Peninsula) getting photos of snowmobiles on the trails and have come back covered in mud after getting close-ups of our client’s products as they bounce through dusty and muddy test courses.
The Michigan photographers at MONTE strive to tell your story through captivating photos. We work with you to get the perfect shot, whether you need photos of your fresh baked bread being pulled from the oven or want to highlight the work of your graduate students.
Food photography is much harder than you can imagine.
Think about the juicy cheeseburgers peppering billboards on the interstate—delicious, right? Wrong. Those burgers likely weren't even edible (unless you like your sesame seeds with a side of glue). While we aren't going to hand-glue any seeds to a bun, we will use our years of experience to find the best angle and light for your dish. We prefer to shoot food photography at your Michigan location, so your customers get a taste of the environment. Whether you bring the heat or do your best work on the grill, you can count on our food photography to tantilize the eyes.
Is your office too small for photos? Your warehouse too cluttered?
We understand that on-location photo shoots are not always feasible and have our own studio set-up in our Houghton, Michigan office. Matt can help you decide the best lighting and background for your specific product photos. And if you’re looking for professional headshots, we are happy to take those as well!
Portrait photography has a wide range of styles, and we have experience in them all.
Love the natural lighting outdoors? Great! Let's discuss locations. Want to be surrounded by your research? We'll visit your lab and create a lighting plan. Want a traditional portrait? No problem—we have a studio in Houghton, MI ready to go with several backdrops to choose from.
Photography from MONTE is a seamless process:
from the photo planning, to garnering all of the photos on your list, to the on-point editing completed after the shoot. Matt has over 20 years of experience in lighting, posing, and scene setting.
We never hold photos hostage.
Unlike many other Michigan photographers, we give you all of the rights to your photos—AND the full resolution photo files. Many photographers require you to order prints through them and charge individually for each digital photo file. When you hire MONTE, you have the freedom to choose the printer of your choice—no strings attached!
Better your brand
Professional photos have the ability to elevate your brand almost instantly.
MONTE designer Lauren has been making the most of the photos Matt takes by incorporating them in all types of marketing media: brochures, advertisements, social media posts, and websites. With Matt's photography and Lauren's design skills, MONTE packs a 1-2 punch that will allow you to fight above your weight.