Michael Cerizo discovered his passion for photography when he picked up his fathers camera at the age of nine. In 1989, he began his journey as a professional photographer by working for Don Knop at Knop Photography in Ida Grove, Iowa. In 1994 Michael opened his first studio in Storm Lake, Iowa where he grew his business quickly. In 2003, he moved to Omaha, Ne where he redefined his business and worked on location for the next 7 years. In 2010 Michael opened a brick and mortar studio in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska.
Michael received, from the Professional Photographers of America, his Masters of Photography Degree in 1998 and his Craftsman's Degree in 1999. He also received his Iowa Fellowship from the Professional Photographers of Iowa. Michael was an instructor for three years at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and continues to educate professionals as well as college level photographers. He is active in the professional photography industry by speaking at numerous state conventions throughout the United States. Michael conducts workshops throughout the country emphasizing his style & approach to children's photography. He also has enjoyed doing one on one mentoring with serious professionals that want to up their game and expand not only their creativity but also marketing their business more effectively.