Mihael Blikshteyn Commercial Photography specializes in photography, aerial, drone and video for architectural, construction, maritime and industrial companies in the Pacific Northwest. Based in Seattle – Tacoma, Washington, we offer creative services in Alaska, Washington, Oregon and California.

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Mihael Blikshteyn Photography | Editorial and Nonprofit

We help you stand out

  • Stunning, magazine-quality photography
  • Captivating videos
  • Creative storytelling

Mihael Blikshteyn Photography | Maritime and Industrial

We know our craft

  • Aerial and drone photography and video
  • Showcase, progress and time-lapse photography
  • Tailor-made for portfolios, marketing and websites

Construction photographer

Outstanding service

  • Professional and courteous
  • Reliable and responsive
  • Fully insured and licensed
  • City of Tacoma Small Business Enterprise and King County SCS certified
  • TWIC accredited

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.


Absher Construction Photography   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



   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



   I’ve been working with Mihael Blikshteyn for more than a year. Mihael is a creative photographer, a very good writer and a reliable and responsive professional. I’ve found him to be dependable and on time with his deliverables.

Chris Philips, Managing Editor, Pacific Maritime Magazine


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.

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