Mihael Blikshteyn Photography specializes in creative services for construction, maritime and industrial companies in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Seattle – Tacoma, Washington, we offer ground, aerial and drone photography and video and written content development for web and social media.

Our passion in life is visual storytelling. We craft a life that is a story worth telling.

  • Creative, reliable and responsive
  • Magazine-style photography
  • Eye-catching video production
  • On time, every time
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • City of Tacoma Small Business Enterprise Certification

Why choose Mihael Blikshteyn Photography?

We are not happy until you are absolutely thrilled with our service. We go to great lengths to make that happen. If you’re not smiling ear to ear, we’ll make it right. It’s that simple.

 Mihael was easy to work with and very flexible. He visited the shoot site to scope out the best angles and views from which to take photos, and his prices are reasonable. In addition to being a talented photographer, Mihael also is exceptional with customer service. He was very helpful to us with short turn-around requests and even gave us tips on taking better snapshots with our own camera.


– Erin Mayer, Marketing Director, Absher Construction, Puyallup, Washington

 As the Art Director for the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, it is my job to hire photographers for the many events we hold each year. We have quite a few photographers as members and I try to spread the wealth as much as possible, which works out well when I come across photographers such as Mihael. I had the opportunity to use his talents last year for a major event and he turned out to have everything I like in a photographer. He was punctual, a good listener, flexible, quick to adapt as situations and conditions changed, kept in mind my needs as a client, had a keen eye, was fun and easy to work with and pleasant with our attendees, and, just as importantly, his photos came out great! I would definitely recommend Mihael for event photography and would be thrilled to use him again.


– Jeff Soifer, Art Director, Tacoma – Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Tacoma, Washington

Mihael was easy to work with and very flexible. He visited the shoot site to scope out the best angles and views from which to take photos, and his prices are reasonable. In addition to being a talented photographer, Mihael also is exceptional with customer service. He was very helpful to us with short turn-around requests and even gave us tips on taking better snapshots with our own camera.
Erin Mayer
23:11 20 Oct 17
I have been a model and lighting assistant for Mihael. I have observed him work and have spent hours with him discussing his ideas, techniques and philosophy of photography. His knowledge of the art and craft of photography, his level of commitment to doing the best possible job, his knowledge of the latest technology available as well as his photographs are all top notch. You should expect this if you are going to work with or for any photographer.The reason Mihael stands out from other professional photographer, to me, is his unique way of imagining a shot. He seeks that certain something that sets a photo apart. If you are looking for something a little bit 'out there', Mihael should be on your short list.
Bob Sylvester
18:30 05 Dec 15
Mihael was fun to work with and helped us capture a unique family portrait. He knew how to ask the right questions and give us just enough direction so that we could get a playful yet authentic glimpse of our family, which is exactly what we wanted. We were nervous at first but Mihael helped us feel comfortable so that we could be ourselves. He was especially patient with our 8 month old! We love our fun and natural family portrait and will definitely call on him for more photos in the future.
Johanna Smith
06:11 14 Dec 15
I've had the pleasure of working with Mihael several times on photography sessions. Each time it has been a blast! Mihael is fun and funky and patient and has such interesting ideas. His care, creativity and artistry shine as he captures such beautiful shots. I look forward to working with him again!
Chelsea Cates
03:27 10 Dec 15
I hired Mihael to shoot a large charity event for me. I'm a photographer/videographer and was filming video of the event so I needed a still photographer to cover that portion of the job. The event was held at a large theater with several hundred participants including multiple on-stage performances. Mihael not only captured the feeling of the evening in his photographs perfectly but he also arrived early and was a consummate professional. He has an eye for capturing not only people but the details that round out an event. Given the level of his photography and his professionalism I can recommend Mihael to anyone. Thank you!
Brian Pettepiece
22:03 28 Jan 16
As the Art Director for the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, it is my job to hire photographers for the many events we hold each year. We have quite a few photographers as members and I try to spread the wealth as much as possible, which works out well when I come across photographers such as Mihael. I had the opportunity to use his talents last year for a major event and he turned out to have everything I like in a photographer. He was punctual, a good listener, flexible, quick to adapt as situations and conditions changed, kept in mind my needs as a client, had a keen eye, was fun and easy to work with and pleasant with our attendees, and, just as importantly, his photos came out great! I would definitely recommend Mihael for event photography and would be thrilled to use him again.Jeff SoiferArt DirectorTacoma-Pierce County Chamber
Jeff Soifer
19:59 02 Nov 17

About Mihael Blikshteyn

Mihael BlikshteynI am the owner, lead creative and principal photographer at Mihael Blikshteyn Photography. I have been a commercial and editorial photographer since 2005. I specialize in industrial, transportation, logistics and construction photography.

I am also passionate about editorial storytelling. My images are used to further the causes of the World Wildlife Fund, the PEW Charitable Trusts, Wild Salmon Center, United Way, Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Housing First and other conservation, cultural and social justice organizations. I regularly write for Fishermen’s News and the Pacific Maritime Magazine.

In my first career of 15 years, I was a research and conservation fishery biologist. I have keen interests in fisheries, maritime, conservation and social justice issues and visual storytelling.

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, I grew up in Russia and New York City, and spent a decade working and living in Alaska. By way of northern California and Oregon, I settled in Tacoma, Washington.

 

 

 

Affiliations

SpaceWorks TacomaTransportation Club of Tacoma

Clients and licensees
MatsonYahooAetnaThe Pew Charitable TrustsUnited Wayhe Real Change Homeless Empowerment ProjectWorld Wildlife Fund (WWF)Alaska MagazineProfessional Compounding Centers of AmericaSnapfishThomson ReutersTrusted Choice