My name is Mike Guinto; I am a dog dad, coffee lover, and photographer. My camera has always been a sort of key, unlocking more doors in my life than I can count. It gave me the opportunity to have witnessed and shared in some of the most exhilarating and cherished moments, a new born child, the day they said "I do." I love being given the opportunity to witness all of these milestones in your life and helping preserve them forever. 

I was formally trained as a photographer in 2011 after I enlisted into the Marine Corps. I works for five years as a Combat Camera Photographer, most recently held the position as Photo Chief of Headquarters Marine Corps before being honorably discharged and going back to school. I completed my Bachelors degree in Studio Art at SUNY Cortland in 2017. Currently, I am enrolled as a MFA student in Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology. 

While living in DC, I met a girl named Meredith and in the summer of 2017 I proposed to her on a hill overlooking the lake she grew up on. We shared a brunch picnic with our two dogs Zoey and Scout. We ate doughnuts and berries while the dogs had their favorite beef flavored treats.  We have all been building our life together in Rochester ever since. Aside from keeping my head on straight she can also be found helping me make your photos as beautiful and special as possible!

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I am also a USVAA colleague. USVAA is a non-profit organization which provides opportunities for veterans in the arts by networking with veterans, artists, supportive individuals, and organizations within the arts and veterans' communities to find funding and support for individual artistic projects in theater, film, television, the visual/fine arts, and a wide variety of crafts.

I am also a USVAA colleague. USVAA is a non-profit organization which provides opportunities for veterans in the arts by networking with veterans, artists, supportive individuals, and organizations within the arts and veterans' communities to find funding and support for individual artistic projects in theater, film, television, the visual/fine arts, and a wide variety of crafts.

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