About Megan Grotzke

the Grotzkes in Bozeman, Mont.

the Grotzkes in Bozeman, Mont.

Megan Grotzke, owner & principal photographer, Flash Photo & Marketing // M. Helm Fine Photography

I’ve worked as a photographer in western Montana for more than ten years.  During that time, my fine art photography and personal projects have been lumped in with my commercial and commissioned work.  Flash Photo & Marketing was born in the summer of 2016 as a way to start compartmentalizing my work.  My personal and professional projects will each have separate homes now, within the same website.  Flash Photo & Marketing will be the place to find information about my professional work – any photo, marketing, creative consulting or web design stuff will be showcased there.  M. Helm Fine Photography will be reserved for my personal projects, gallery exhibits and fine art photography.

I studied art photography briefly at Montana State University in Bozeman before moving on to the photojournalism program at the University of Montana in Missoula.  My family and I settled in Helena in 2012.  My photographic work has been published in newspapers, books, CD booklets, billboards, catalogs/reports and online.  Public showings of my work have been held in Bozeman, Missoula, Butte and Helena since 2004.

Flash Photo & Marketing is a distinctive company offering more than just standard fare.  Trained as a photojournalist, I tend to stay away from heavily edited images.  I prefer to use a minimal amount of equipment, taking advantage of ambient light whenever possible.  Environmental portraits capture a subject’s personality and provide a comfort zone for those who are uncomfortable being in front of a camera.  Wherever you feel the most at home, whether at the lake, in your kitchen or walking downtown, that makes a great location for your personalized photography experience.

Clients have the opportunity to work with me one-on-one to develop a concept, work out styling and scout out locations if desired.  My goal as a photographer is to make beautiful images that satisfy a personal vision, working with clients to make their ideas come to life.

Fashion and music photography are my favorites.  Capturing the essence of your brand as an artist, clothing or jewelry designer is an exciting challenge.  Music photography packages consist of live music photography and press photos for bands/musicians.  I take on a limited number of traditional portraits, family and senior portraits included.  Additional experience extends to wedding, event, architecture, feature and news photography.  Audio/video and still photos combined into multimedia presentations are available to boot.  Film photography is an option, either 35 mm or 120 (Holga or Diana F+) depending on your needs.

Please contact me regarding fees and scheduling.  As each project is customized to fit the client’s needs, pricing will vary accordingly.  I look forward to working with you!

Check out my blog under the “Musings” page and browse my “Notable Links” page while you’re at it.

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