Michael Gowin Photography
Mail: 220 Delavan St
Lincoln, IL 62656
What do you need from a photographer?
A business portrait that helps clients and prospects get to know, like, and trust you?
Someone who understands marketing and business, who can create images and videos that help you showcase and grow your business?
Since 2006 Michael Gowin has been creating memorable and marketable images for clients from southern Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri, to the Chicago area as well as throughout the cities and towns in central Illinois, including Springfield, Bloomington/Normal, Jacksonville, Peoria, and Champaign/Urbana. He's also a professor of business administration at Lincoln Christian University, where he's taught since 1997. So he knows a thing or two about that as well.
Put his years of photography and marketing insight to work for you
Portrait clients receive photographs that reveal themselves in telling ways. Michael's goal is not only to create dynamic and flattering images that his clients love, but to ensure that they also enjoy the experience of creating them with him.
Michael brings a strong sense of vision and a distinctive lighting style to every project. In the pursuit of refining his skills to better serve his clients, he is an avid learner. He has participated in numerous learning and training opportunities, including workshops with industry notables such as Chicago-based celebrity wedding photojournalist Bob Davis, Los Angeles-based commercial photographer Mark Robert Halper, and Atlanta-based editorial photographer Zack Arias.
In the press
Michael's "hybrid" approach (still photography + video + audio) to senior photography was featured in a December 2013 Chicago Tribune story. And his business portrait approach and marketing were profiled in the July 2015 issue of Professional Photographer magazine.
On a personal note
Michael and his wife, Suzanne, are nestled snugly with their family in a late-nineteenth-century home in Lincoln, Illinois. A mutual friend introduced the pair while they were in graduate school, claiming they should meet because they "both liked math" (Michael had studied engineering as an undergrad; Suzanne had a math degree). They have nine children: three children "in the traditional manner" and, as of July 2014, six children adopted from Ethiopia.
Michael has formally studied engineering, English, theology, and business (he holds a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees), making him mostly unemployable but at least moderately conversant on a variety of topics. Michael has been proud to serve the Lincoln/Logan County area by serving as a board member for the local Chamber of Commerce.
Contact Michael today; you'll thank yourself.
One last thing: if you need real estate or property marketing photography, please visit Michael's other site, Illinois Home Photography.
Michael is a fan of Hearts at Home, whose "mission is to encourage, educate, and equip every mom in every season of motherhood using Christian values to strengthen families." His wife Suzanne attends their annual conference in Bloomington, IL, each year and he can sometimes be seen behind the scenes there making photographs.
Michael Gowin is a member of Professional Photographers of America
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