Michael has always called West Michigan home, living along Lake Michigan's shoreline from Holland to Grandville, where he met his wife in 2006. Michael currently resides in Kalamazoo with his wife of 10 years and his four children.
As a parent of a non-verbal child with autism, Michael has a unique and personal knowledge of capturing moments of children with special needs. He understands where love and patience come in. Next to his photography business, he devotes much of his time to his son as well as his other three children. He and his wife are autism awareness advocates in their local community as well as online through their Facebook page and blog dedicated to their son.