Mike Colón is a world renowned celebrity wedding & lifestyle photographer based in Southern California. He has been shooting professionally for more than fifteen years and has traveled the world on assignments for his discerning clients. His resume includes celebrities such as Usher, Timbaland, Jim Carrey, Mel Gibson, Kenny Wayne-Shepherd, Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin, John Goodman, Russel Simmons, Ines DiSanto and Louis Vuitton.
Mike’s work has been featured in publications worldwide including the cover of People, Us Weekly, Instyle, Essence, Rangefinder, Photo District News, Popular Photography, American Photo, Studio Photography & Design, Shutterbug, Wedding Style, and many of the Amherst Media and fine art photography books found in bookstores today.
Colón is a highly sought after speaker in the photography industry teaching at virtually all of the major photography conferences. He has taught photography classes for several accredited photography schools including Brooks Institute of Photography and Biola University and has mentored hundreds of students through his private workshops all over the world.
Colón is a Sony Artisan, working closely with Sony testing and enjoying their state-of-the-art pro cameras and lenses.
He is also a Lexar Elite Photographer, one of only twenty photographers worldwide selected for this exclusive sponsorship program. He is also one of only twelve photographers chosen to sit on Apple’s advisory panel for Aperture.
Desiring to put his platform in the photography community to good use, Mike promotes humanitarian organizations like Thirst Relief International, which has helped bring clean water to thousands in need over the last decade. In 2009, Colón led a group of photographers to Tanzania with Thirst Relief to raise funds and awareness for the organization. Top fashion designers Angel Sanchez, Ines DiSanto, and Adele Wechsler designed custom gowns for the benefit shoot in Tanzania which was later featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine.
Mike resides in Southern California with his beautiful wife and four children. He is a man of faith who exhibits integrity and generosity in his business and personal relationships. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, snowboarding, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, exploring the outdoors, charitable projects, and most anything that keeps his body and mind active.