My name is Michael Hitchner and I am a 31 year old photographer currently based out of Seattle, Washington.

Ever since I was a child I have gazed in amazement at the world around me. I was born in Southern California and from a young age my parents instilled within me a deep appreciation for the outdoors. One of my earliest memories is being held over the bow of a boat off the coast and dolphins riding the current beneath me. After my childhood in southern California, my family moved north to Seattle. This did nothing but bolster the already budding environmentalist within. My admiration for the outdoors and nature only grew as I became an avid hiker and mountain biker.

This admiration is what inspired me to pursue the path of photography so I can capture beauty in an image that will last a lifetime. Beyond the lasting image however, I hope to convey the importance of the environment and the ways in which it is being threatened. I hope to change the way people look at the world, hopefully reaching a greater appreciation for everything around them.

We come from nature. We live in it, and inevitably we return to it. Our greatest and best legacy must be the preservation and protection of what is left on what is currently our one and only home.

In addition to environmental and nature photography, I love working with people. Wedding photography is another passion of mine and I love capturing the beauty that is inherent in all of us, on such a meaningful and intimate occasion.

Photographer. Will Travel.

If you are interested in working with me or have any questions feel free to contact me with this form or through a direct email to mike@mhitchner.com

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