I am a 34 year old photographer, based in Perth, AU. I have been interested in photography for a long time but it never developed past ‘the generic Point & Shoot shots’ until I decided to buy my 1st DSLR, a Canon 450D. That was over 5 years ago, and I have since upgraded several times to a Canon 7D, Canon 5Diii and more recently a Sony A7 & Canon 6D.
I am looking to grow and develop my skills as a photographer, and my hope for this site & blog is that it will be the chronicle of that journey. Hopefully I can get to meet and talk to other interesting photographers who can help me out and, like-wise, I can help.
I have also been made the 'backwards' step into film photography, shooting with 35 and 120 film, and am hoping to continue to experiment with different formats of photography.
Like all other photographers I learn something new everytime I take a shot. I am still trying to decide what ‘kind’ of photographer I am, when looking back through my past photos I found that I shoot with an abstract style. I work professionally as an Architectural Draftsperson, so architectural photography comes really naturally to me. An area of photography I would like to do more of is model/fashion photography, I have done a few fashion/portrait photography but working with people is very different to photographing objects. So I have a lot to learn.
If you would like to get in touch, send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have used Mike to do our family photos several times, including a large family with several small children. He is always very professional and goes above and beyond to ensure we got the photo that we were after! Would highly recommend Mike for any photo job.
Our organisation has used Mike Raats Photography on several occasions, in both commercial and more relaxed photographic projects. I have found Mike’s work to be professional in all instances and have been very happy with the results delivered.
- Rita C
Mike captured our special day perfectly on camera, as ever lasting memories that we can return to. He was efficient, punctual and seamlessly blended into our wedding guests. Mike is very approachable, welcoming and a all round fun guy who made us feel comfortable. Mike has a wonderful attention to detail, taking extra effort to take photos of the finer details and special heartfelt moments expressed during the speeches and wedding ceremony. We are very happy with our wedding photos and couldn’t recommend Mike highly enough.
- Samantha P
Thank you so much Mike! You have captured moments that our family will cherish forever. I loved how you became part of the crowd and had fun with us, it made us forget you were taking photos, which in the end gave us such beautiful natural photos. From the moment Antony and I had our meeting with you, you were easy to get along with and got our requests spot on. We are also so thankful for the time and effort you put into making our photo album! Thank you Mike for capturing our special day so perfectly!
- Antony & Shaley W
I’ve used Mike Raats Photography over the last few years for a range of corporate photography, including events and architectural shoots. Mike always does a great job and delivers an exceptional range of imagery. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and would recommend his services.
- Carla N.
Adrian and I would like to thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for doing the photography for our engagement on Saturday night, we absolutely loved every single photo and they all showed so much love and happiness in all of them. Highly recommend your service and photography and to use for our future celebrations that we have.
- Danika V.
I have appointed Michael on a number of development projects for photographic work on both completed projects and during the design phase, including drone services. Mike has a talent for capturing the right photographic context for development sites. I highly recommend Mike’s services and reliability.
- Jordan E.
Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our Wedding day. A picture speaks a thousand words but yours left us speechless. We were absolutely blown away by the photos. Mike did an amazing job, not only with the photos but making us feel at ease and so comfortable throughout the day. Our experience working with him was fantastic and an absolute pleasure. He is extremely talented, professional and knows how to create the perfect setting. Thank you again for capturing the moments we will treasure forever.
- Jodi-Lee L.
Hey a big shout out of thanks to Mike Raats Photography, Mike photographed our wedding in Bali. Our day of the wedding was made effortless with Mike - he fitted in seamlessly, of all the things that can go wrong with a overseas wedding - and there was a few! The one service that was brilliant and I didn’t have to worry about was the photography. Our photos are beautiful - the sentiment in the photos are preserved for all to see - my precious bridesmaids to granddaughter to our flowers - dresses - accessories they are all preserved in photos, long after our day has gone and in celebration of our wedding each year we have these memories - the photos are as fresh as the day.
Simple thanks isn’t enough when your day is captured and beautifully presented.
Thank you Mike.
- Lee S.