“A big kid at heart who brings
genuine enthusiasm to his work,
Michael’s use of vibrant colors
& ability to produce
beautifully uplifting lifestyle &
fashion work reflects his
Abig kid at heart who brings genuine enthusiasm to his work, Michael Haug is a Minneapolis & NYC-based fashion and lifestyle photographer. His use of vibrant colors and ability to produce beautifully uplifting lifestyle and fashion work reflects his natural optimism. One of his self-described great strengths as a photographer is his ability to adapt quickly, to think on his feet and be able to pivot when needed. His easy-going personality allows him to roll with the punches and embrace whatever unexpected things may arise and find a new vision within that context. He loves the challenge and finds it exhilarating.
As someone who loves the outdoors, Michael strives to maintain a healthy work-life balance, regularly enjoying the perks of living near the great lakes and getting out into nature. Nature and travel are the two big passions he deeply enjoys. Professionally, he is currently doing lots of lifestyle work, but is looking to move toward high fashion.
Aside from his commercial work, Michael also contributed to a beautiful personal project called bOLD & BEAUTIFUL where he volunteered as photographer with a group called I AM KINDNESS. This group went around to nursing homes to spend the afternoon with some of the residents, bringing a team of hair and makeup artists, as well as some vintage wardrobes, to make the elderly residents feel beautiful again. Michael then steps in and takes their portrait. It’s a truly beautiful and heart-warming project that you can see on his website at www.michaelhaug.com