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Shane Michael Studios

Shane Michael is the owner of Shane Michael Studios and The Fantasy Kids League, where he has created such programs as “Shooting for Autism,” which provides free family photo sessions for families with children on the spectrum, and “Fantasy Kids League, ” where he creates fantasy composite photo sessions for children suffering with chronic illnesses. In 2017, he was named AWG Mid-West Photographer of the year, The People’s Choice Award by The Knot & wedding Wire, and The Phoenix Award by Fighting for Autism. His passion to create and inspire clients is something he holds with extreme integrity.

“We believe all clients, whether children with illnesses or adults, should feel important, special, and unique. We are all different. We have different personalities, different beliefs, and different quirks. We see and experience things in our own ways, and we want all of our clients to feel that. We want them to see and feel like themselves. We want to be the difference they need.”

Shane Michael Studios has worked with amazing organizations such as:

Fighting for Autism • STL Crisis Nursery • Toy’s for Tots • BJC Children’s Hospital • Webster University • Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

“At Shane Michael Studios, it’s not just about taking photos. It’s about being patient, creative, and thinking on the spot. It’s about going above and beyond to be whatever is needed; a counselor, wedding planner, photographer, friend, dabbing at the happy tears on a bride’s face so she doesn’t smear her makeup, helping when things go amiss, and just being understanding. It’s about being there to experience the joy of a new journey and making a lasting impression that makes you feel like you’re part of the family! With Shane Michael Studios the moments are yours to keep, but the memories are ours to share.”

Wedding Photography | Engagement Photography | Family Photography | Graduating Senior’s Photography | Event Photography

Our Team

Headshot of Shane Michael of Shane Michael Studios Photographer

Shane Michael

Headshot of Jay "Man-Bun" Johnson of Shane Michael Studios Photographer

Jay ``Man-Bun`` Johnson

Headshot of Alyssa Russo of Shane Michael Studios Photographer

Alyssa ``The Kid`` Russo

Brooke Bate of Shane Michael Studios

Brooke ``The Ginger`` Bate

Administrative Consultant