My name is Michael Ballard and I am a professional photographer based in Sugar Grove Illinois. I started my adventure in photography 6 years ago in the Miami area where I acquired many of my skills from one of the best in the business the late Andre' Rowe. Andre' didn't only teach me how to master light, most importantly he taught me that photography is about building a relationships with your client or subject. This is how I am able to capture the beauty in the people I photograph.

Connection and trust are the two most important elements of capturing the true nature of you or your special event. Your comfort is very important when it comes to trusting a photographer to capture those special moments in your life. These are the core elements of what I strive for when I work with you.

Never consider my location as a limiting issue in working with me. I have no problem travelling to you to shoot in your special location. Contact me so we can discuss what works best for you. CONTACT ME HERE


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I look forward to hearing from you and building a lasting relationship with you.