In the late '70's Mike got his start in photography helping photograph weddings and working on the newspaper staff at Winder-Barrow high school. While in high school he worked to raise money to by his first professional camera. After high school he went to photography school and after graduation went to work for several studios in the Atlanta area. Then he got a dream job at Sea Island and lived at St. Simons Island where he met Chance. Chance was a photography student at East Tennessee State and came to work at Sea Island for the summer. Mike helped train Chance and by the end of the summer they were dating and best of friends. They got married the following summer and a few years later they left Sea Island. They both quit their jobs, Chance 5 months pregnant, and moved back to Mike's hometown Winder in April of 1990 to open a photography studio.
Since 1990, Bentley Photography has been photographing children, families and seniors in Northeast Georgia. While we always remember our traditional photography roots we realize that trends in portraiture are always changing and that we must stay abreast of the latest developments. That's why we have spent the last 20 years creating a warm and inviting studio in which you have choices of fun, contemporary backgrounds or traditional portraiture. Come by, tour our studio and see why our clients return year after year for quality portraits and customer service they have come to expect from Bentley Photography.
Mike Bentley, Cr. Photog., CPP, GFD