Welcome to the M Palma Photo Blog

Hi, my name is Mike, a professional wedding and portrait photographer born, raised, and based here in beautiful, Silverlake, Los Angeles, California.

On this blog, you'll find the daily inspirations, images and musings of my life.

I love photographing people, places, and anything else that catches my eye. I describe my style of photography as modern, fun, and energetic. So stay a while, check out my work, and get to know me better through my images and entries.

If you'd like to visit my main wedding and portrait site, click on this link, or click on the "connect" button up top to drop me a line via e-mail.

Like I said, stay awhile, and enjoy the entries. And please, do leave a comment. You can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter (via the icons above this paragraph) for even more up-to-date happenings (don't worry, I won't put up meager posts like "I'm standing in line at Starbucks" (my favorite coffee spot!). Only the really cool and important stuff!)

Thanks for stopping by!

About Mike


(L-R) Me and my mom; Gunther; Gunther with the love of my life; Me, trying to be cool.


Photography is my life and I love capturing everything that makes our lives so rich and enthralling. As a professional photographer, I have been blessed with the honor of capturing people’s lives at their most memorable events, to quiet moments, and everyday images! I strive to make sure that those important moments are kept forever to cherish for years and generations to come.

In my “off ” time (is there ever?), I am a professional actor, and moderate speed Ironman Triathlon veteran who still keeps in shape and competes, only to give me the stamina and strength to photograph in various positions, speeds, and angles (I’ve been know to contort my in-flexible self to get the best photo angles! Try me!). I’m madly in love with my girlfriend of 11 years (YUP, 11 years, and STILL no ring on her finger – what the?!) and am a huge dog person as well.

I  reside in sunny Los Angeles, Calif. where it’s usually pretty warm, and occasionally rocked by earthquakes (Yikes!). I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment or feel free to get in touch with me at info@mpalmaphotography.com or visit my main website at www.mpalmaphotography.com.


Curious and outrageous stuff about me

I was raised approximately 1/4 mile from the hospital I was born at

I once was in a film with Pat Morita, or as most people know him, “Mr. Miyagi” of Karate Kid fame, playing one of his henchmen.

People say I look like Jamie Fox, but I still don’t buy it.

I’m a child of the 80’s. Yup, I had a “Member’s Only” jacket at one point.

I’m a Nikon user. Nothing weird or curious about that. Just saying.

I’m a HUGE Michael Jackson fan. Huge. Oh, and I have his autograph. Seriously cool.

I belong to a terrific improv group called Cold Tofu.

My favorite movies of all time include actors Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Johnny Depp.

I think I still have a crush on Angelina Jolie.

I find myself saying “Okay, few more and we’re done”, but we never really are finished.

I’m a Libra.

I was in the USC Trojan Marching Band (but please don’t hold it against me if you went to that OTHER school across town).


Thanks for visiting, and get out there and make your life awesome! While you’re at it, take a photo :)