370A A1A Beach Blvd. St Augustine Beach, Florida 32080
Hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat. 12pm to 4pm Sun. Phone: (904) 295-4428
Michael has been a “serious” amateur photographer since the age of 10 and began his professional photography career in 1992 in the Kansas City area. He started as a wedding photographer’s assistant and worked his way up to striking out on his own. In those years, Michael, with the help of his wonderfully creative wife, Ann, photographed 330 weddings and innumerable individual, family, and group portraits and other special events. His business came to an end in 2012 when he closed his studio and Michael and Ann moved to St. Augustine, Florida.
Upon arriving in Florida, Michael took a break from photography and to develop and market new automotive and sport fishing accessories. After a three-year hiatus from professional photography, and with the encouragement of a local art gallery owner, Michael resumed production of his fine art photography. Michael uses a technique he developed of brushing acrylic gel onto each photographic print. This protective acrylic coating allows Michael to frame his art without needing to cover the art with glass.
Michael and Ann were married in 2001 at which time they joined their families for one family of five children. Since then, they have seen the addition of two grandsons and a granddaughter.
Examples of Michael’s Fine Art Photography and stock images may be seen at https://michaeldoylephotography.shootproof.com