Michael Potthast (Mike)
email:  michael@michaelpotthast.com

I have been a full time professional photographer since 2001.  Raised in the photography business, my dad introduced me to the darkroom at age 5.  Years later,  I proudly continue the tradition of operating the studio with over 50 years in business.

After High School, I studied commercial photography at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies in Daytona Beach, Florida.  I am also a graduate of Warner University with a degree in Business Management.

Best thing about my job is that everyday I am photographing somewhere different, somewhere new, meeting different people.  I have shot for clients throughout the country and with the help of my crew we have won a ton of awards.

Industry Credentials:
Master Photographer (M.Photog.)
Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)
Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence (FDPA)



Saddle Creek; Watson Clinic; The Ledger Publishing Company; Clark and Daughtry; Lilly, O'Toole and Brown,LLC; Mosaic; Winter Haven Hospital; MidFlorida Credit Union; Citizens Bank; GP Products; Sun Trust Bank; ALDI; Harrell's Fertizer; Bartow Regional Hospital; Bond Clinic; Cassidy Homes; Olivera Construction; CenterState Bank; Clear Springs; Florida Tile; Polk State College; Warner University; Visit Central Florida - CFVCB; Polk County Government; Polk County School Board; COMCAR; 610 Corporation; Elephant Outlook; BayCare; Duracast; Bonworth; Visa; Nascar; Indy Racing League; Panther Racing; Mutual Bank of Indiana; Main Street Investment; Tifton Regional Hospital; Youth Opportunity Council; Tachen Enterprises; Nutrients for Life; CSX; Walgreens; Hanson; Coca Cola; CharGriller; KOCH; Harrell's Fertilizer; Florida PolyTechnic University; Polk County Sheriff's Office; Mountain Lake; Way Out West; Motorworks; Hampton Inn; Heacock Insurance; Progress Energy;  Florida Georgia Line; Republic Services
and many more....