Photo by Skyler Verity

Photo by Skyler Verity


MICHAEL VERITY PHOTOGRAPHY is a highly-respected photography studio serving the Pacific Northwest cities of Portland, Vancouver and Seattle. Michael specializes in headshots for actors, models and business people, modeling portfolios, senior pictures and advertising photography.

Our acting clients have appeared in films with James Franco, Michael Pitt and Hannah Marks and on TV shows like GrimmZ-Nation and Law & Order. Our modeling clients are represented by a long list of agencies including Arthouse Talent, Q6, Puddletown Talent, Ryan Artists and Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited. Our advertising clients include Bru-Pom Pomade, Wind-Blox Cycling, DanceWorks Performing Arts and The Locksmythe Hair Salon.

MICHAEL VERITY was born and raised in New York by art-loving parents. Saturday mornings were filled with art classes and trips to the library where Michael immersed himself in books about great photographers like Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon and Yousuf Karsh. Sunday mornings were often spent with his Dad, an advertising executive, poring over The New York Times MagazineVogue and Harper's Bazaar and discussing the visual merits of every page.

Michael took his first photos at 10 years old, using his Mom’s Kodak Instamatic camera while on a childhood trip to Disney World. Since then he’s worked as a newspaper photojournalist, exhibited his work in shows and galleries and had many of his concert photographs published in magazines worldwide. He founded MICHAEL VERITY PHOTOGRAPHY in 2010 to pursue his passion for creating beautiful and authentic portraits of kids, teens and adults.

Prior to working as a photographer, Michael was a radio announcer and freelance music journalist and spent many years in the magazine publishing business with companies like IDG and Robb Report. A lover of baseball, green tea and big furry dogs, he lives in the Portland area with his wife, an acting coach; three kids, two of whom are actors; four dogs, none of whom are actors; two cats and a goat.