Hi, name's Mike

I've been fascinated with photography since I was a young boy, taking pictures of action figures in the sand frantically waiting to find out how they looked when my mom got home with the developed pics.
still that little boy. although I'm bigger now and so are the toys of the trade.
I don't have to wait for my mom to get back from the local drug store to see my pic's.
And the toys, well they have morphed from a 110 film camera and a cheap 35mm camera and a sandbox,
to a couple digital SLR's (Canon 40d and a 5d MII) an assortment of Strobes, stands, lens's, about 4 computers loaded with specialty software, and a small but very affective studio.

I really enjoy meeting new people, and they seem to enjoy meeting me.
I thrive on creative people and have experience in shooting in some of the most chaotic situations ( some of my best work has come from chaos.)
If a picture is worth a thousand words, you need to read my book. thank you for visiting and I hope we can meet sometime and write a few chapters of our own.

Mike.....(
MBE Photography)

And here are a few other things you might not know about me.

Besides the work I do for art shows,
Ive also had the privilege of being published in numerous magazines such as
  • the St. Louis RFT
  • DELUX magazine
  • FUSE magazine
  • and a feature spread and cover in
The St. Louis SINNER magazine
http://issuu.com/stlsinner/docs/stlsinner13/1


And here is a couple nice things people had to Say



“I've had the pleasure of working with Mike at a number of challenging shoots and was immediately impressed at the superb quality of his work as well as the intense level of professionalism he conducts himself with. Mike is not only one of the finest photographers I have ever had the honor of working with, but he is also one of the nicest, most generous people I know. Mike has an exquisite eye for detail; his camera work combined with the magic he performs in editing and finishing his prints makes his works stand out from the rest of the crowd. Mike has a very distinctive style which is all his own; I can recognize one of Mike's photos from across the room having never seen it before. His images are beautiful, sensuous, textured, unique, edgy and, well...wonderful. I would highly recommend Mike Estes's work to anyone needing a top-notch photographer who never puts less than his heart and soul into his work.” January 6, 2009

Teya KingOwner/Talent Coordinator at Outrageous Entertainment






Mike I want to tell you how overwhelmed I am with your talent. I am so excited I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am with every single picture. I would highly recommend you to every model on the planet. I love your creativity and just your attention to every detail is superb. I can't thank you enough. You are one talented photographer and I am honored to have worked with you!
Linda Nicole (Pro-model)