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It’s Time to Update Your Look!

Attention working professionals in Northwest Indiana, how often do you update your professional profile photograph? Your look and image is constantly changing, so during the month of March you can update your profile image for free. Keep your website, brochures and any other business materials current and professional. Whether you sell real estate full time or Tupperware part time this offer is for you.

Free Profile Portrait Photograph.

When you take advantage of this offer you will get one free digital image to use in your promotional materials. You will also get a free portrait session to use for your own family portrait. In addition to these, you will also receive free gift certificates to give out to your best clients as a way of say thank you to them.

Call 219-218-7509 Time and Space is Limited.

This offer is only available during the month of March. This is your chance for a professional image at no cost and no obligation. Call MJ Photography now for availability.

(Just for the record I will be updating my own profile photo in March as well.)

Valentine’s Portrait Party

January 24, 2011

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Surprise your Valentine with a Custom MJ Photography Portrait.

Valentine’s Day is coming. Get your loved one something he cannot get anywhere…A beautiful portrait of you, and have fun making it. Give him something he already loves. Friday February 4th when he’s getting psyched about the big game, get dressed up and come to MJ Photography and get Diva treatment while having your portrait created.

Everyone Gets a 15 to 30 minute custom portrait session.

Everyone who attends will receive a 15 to 30 minute custom portrait session guaranteed to wow your man! You get one 8X10, a Facebook profile image and a $50.00 gift certificate for a future session with MJ Photography for an investment of only $25.00.

Space is limited call 219-218-7509 to get in.

This is a Limited Edition Session that will only be offered one day per year.  Don’t be left out there is limited space, so call 219-218-7509 to reserve your spot.  In order to guarantee your spot you need to call and pay in advance.

MJ Photography is participating in the International Charity Model Searchuntitled-7783 to select North America’s Cutest Kid and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org)

Is your child North America’s Cutest Kid? We’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! The grand prizewinner will win a $2500 savings bond, a $2500 travel package, and a $100 Target gift card.  The second and third place runners up each will win a $500 savings bond and a $100 Target gift card.

Model Search Special:

$50 entrance fee includes a 90-minute model session and one image submitted to the international gallery.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).  Every family member who registers their information on the Charity Model Search Website will also receive 1 complimentary vote.  The top 5 paid votes, and the top 5 complimentary votes in each region will move on to the final judging round for a total of 50 finalists.

Grand prize international winner and runners up will be determined from the 50 regional finalists. The winner and runners up are selected by photography experts.

Call 219-218-7509 now to enter your “Cutest Kid” in this exciting contest.

*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.charitymodelsearch.org.

Let MJ Photography take ALL  of the worry and stress out of your Christmas this year!


Michael did a wonderful job on our Christmas photo.  He came to our home and worked well with our children, even getting them to smile!  The result was a beautiful card that we were proud to send out...The Jegen Family, Chesterton, IN

Michael did a wonderful job on our Christmas photo. He came to our home and worked well with our children, even getting them to smile! The result was a beautiful card that we were proud to send out...The Jegen Family, Chesterton, IN

Hi, Michael Johnson here – does the idea of Christmas shopping and gift giving scare you at all?  Me too!  Let me help you, and I promise the only worry you’ll have is how to TOP this year’s gift NEXT Christmas!  Give a sparkling framed stunning custom made Family Portrait from MJ Photography -oh, and have a ball doing it!

For a VERY limited few (nine families), I am opening the studio doors for you to solve your shopping dilemma and BLOW EVERYONE AWAY doing it – and I’m talking tears and cheers – I hear from my clients every day!

Mike did a great job for us in our very limited time schedule. We have never worked with anyone who was as patient and professional with our boys. The end results speaks for itself-thanks Mike! Certainly pictures we will cherish for a life time...The Roth Family, Tinley Park, IL

Mike did a great job for us in our very limited time schedule. We have never worked with anyone who was as patient and professional with our boys. The end results speaks for itself-thanks Mike! Certainly pictures we will cherish for a life time...The Roth Family, Tinley Park, IL

Just imagine the phone ringing on Christmas morning as tearful loved ones call right then to tell you how much they LOVE their portrait of your family.  Mom’s, Dad’s, Grandparents – they cannot go out and buy this ONE ITEM for themselves – but you can!  And that’s priceless!  (I hope it’s not to late…)

Luckily for you – we include a free chat to help plan this once-in-a-lifetime portrait, including clothing suggestions, hair and makeup tips – nothing left to chance – at no additional charge!  Please – don’t wait – as you read this, our phones are ringing off the hook!  You have NOTHING TO LOSE!  Our “Tears of joy” guarantee ensures you’ll be thrilled with your portraits – or you don’t pay us!
THERE’S NO risk to you!

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We had a great time with our photo shoot. Our photographs were very professional, but didn't have that "normal" plain posed look like we would have had somewhere else. Mike worked great with the kids and captured their personality in them!...The Zwierz Family, Hammond, IN.

MJ Photography has a gift for NINE
Families this holiday season – Our regular $100 Family Session for $50 and Very Special Holiday pricing until December 15th.

Too late to have you session done for gift giving?  Don’t be empty handed!  Give a MJ Photography gift certificate, and be a HERO!
First 9 callers ONLY – 218-7509 – I’m here!


Last weekend was the 2010 Bridal Show sponsored by the Times. MJ Photography setup a booth there and met some brides looking for a wedding photographer. We would like to congratulate Michelle Mentink and Michael Farrell who won a free wedding photography package. Their engagement session and wedding will be featured on a future blog post, so please check back often.

During the show we also had a model, Kelly Jordan, in a wedding dress and professional hair and make-up for a bridal photo shoot. I would like to thank everybody that volunteered their time and services to make the photo shoot happen. I have listed them all below with a detailed photograph showing off their particular products or services. You can also get more information about each of the vendors on the Vendors List tab on this blog.

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Our model is the beautiful Kelly Jordan, you can see more of our shoot here.

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The dress was supplied by Jolynn Oparka at David’s Bridal in Merrillville.

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The hair was done by Vicki Juarez or Panache Salon and Spa in Crown Point.

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The Flowers were provided by Sarah and put together by Jo Twiddy at A Time to Remember Florist in Schererville.

Black and White Ball 2010

February 15, 2010

Black and White Ball

Back Row (left to right): Lake County Councilman Ernie Dillon, Keith Matasovski, Senator Frank Mrvan Jr, Northtownship Trustee Frank Mrvan III, Owner of Miss Print Rick Baltensberger, Mike Berdine
Front Row (left to right): Margie Dillon, Cynthia Matasovsky, Jean MrVan, Owner of Miss Print Amanda Baltesberger, Attorney Lisa Berdine.

Last weekend was the annual Black and White Ball benefiting the Ophelia Steen Center in Hammond, IN. The Ball was held at the Dynasty Banquet Hall also in Hammond. I would like to thank Mr. Rick Baltensberger of Miss Print Sign Co. and his wife Amanda for giving me the opportunity to setup and photograph at the Black and White Ball.

To see the rest of the photos taken that day please click here or go to www.photos.mjphotos.net/events/black-and-white-ball.

Families and Volunteers Needed

December 11, 2009

Please pass this along to any families you know that may have fallen on hard times. I could also you some volunteers at the Church to help things go smoothly.

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Make your Christmas list and let Santa know whether you've been naughty or nice. On December 5th I'll be at the Mistletoe Market in Chesterton taking pictures with Santa and printing while you shop. There will be fresh Christmas Trees and free carriage rides at the Market, which will be held at Bailly Elementary in Chesterton (800 S. 5th Street).

MJ Photography is participating in the International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (NILMDTS.org)

Are your loved ones North America’s Cutest Family? We’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! Many exciting prizes will be awarded, and the grand prize winner receives a new car!

Model Search Special:
$50 entrance fee (1/2 off the regular session fee.) includes a 90-minute model session and one image submitted to the national gallery.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org).

Grand prize international winner will be determined from the 52 city finalists. The winners will be selected from the finalist gallery by photography and modeling industry experts. The winning family also receives a session with the renowned portrait artist Sandy Puc’ and international recognition.

Call 219-218-7509 now to enter your family in this exciting contest.

*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit http://sandypucmodels.com/.

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I Need Your Help.

September 1, 2009

It is my goal to put together a business that interests you. In order to do that, I need your help. I need to know about things that interest you and nobody knows what that is better that you. What would you like to see on this blog, are the pictures here enough or do you want to see something else? Submit your requests or suggestions in the comments section of this article and sign up to my email list if you’re not on it already. Everybody that comments will receive a free gift. (I’ll be taking suggestions for the gift as well.)

What do you want in a photographer? When you decide you want pictures is it convenience, price, products or something else? Do you prefer indoor or outdoor at a scenic location? Are you looking for something specific or do you want to be different? Please don’t limit yourself to just these quesions, if you have something to say I want to hear it. Also if your idea has been posted already or if you like something you see let me know because the more response I get to something, the more likely I am to take action.

I would like to thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

I am also putting together some photography tutorials for those of you that would like to learn how to take better pictures and get them out of your camera were they can be seen and appreciated. They will be geared towards beginners and will based on improving with the gear you already own, and maybe some free software. I will also take some suggestions for these.


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