Mike studied photography at the renowned Center for Creative Studies–College of Art and Design in Detroit, with the emphasis of his study on both commercial and biomedical photography.
After graduation, Mike did freelance work around the metropolitan area, shooting for several Michigan college publications, corporate clients and private individuals, in addition to specialized biomedical imaging services for area hospitals, picking up some awards along the way for his photography and digital composite work, which was still in its infancy when he was fresh out of college. Along the way, he did a substantial amount of high-end retouching for the automotive industry, as well as other large commercial clients, with much of his work appearing in high profile ad campaigns the world over.
Motivated by patriotism and a sense of profound gratitude to our military, Mike is closely involved with Fallen Heroes Honored, a non-profit organization which seeks to honor every fallen hero of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by providing a personalized remembrance bible to every parent, spouse, or child left behind. Their mission is to provide strength, comfort, and encouragement–and perhaps most importantly, not to let the memory of these brave men and women be forgotten. This is done through two initiatives, Fallen Heroes Honored (www.fallenheroeshonored.org), and America Never Forgets.
Some of the clients that Mike has worked for as a photographer and/or retoucher include:
U.S. Army TARDEC, RDECOM • Alfa Romeo • Maserati • Chevrolet • Chevy Truck & Industrial • Team Monte Carlo • Dodge • Dodge SRT • Chrysler • Volvo • Fiat • Jeep • Jeep Europe • Hatteras Yachts • 3M • Delta Faucet • Pier One • Kmart • Country Music Awards • U.S. Olympic Soccer Team • Beaumont Hospital • Oakland University • Macomb Community College • Ave Maria Mutual Funds • Knights of Columbus
These are a few of the clients Mike has had the privilege of working with over the years…
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In addition to specializing in Photography and High-End Retouching, Lavigne Photography has established creative partnerships; this allows us to offer a more well-rounded and beneficial client experience. Some of the additional premium services that we are able to offer in collaboration with our partners include professional motion picture production, aerial photo and motion productions, illustration, graphic design, and web design. Please contact us today so that we can discuss your next project.