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About Atlanta Photographer, Marchet Butler

Hi, I'm Marchet Butler. I know what you're thinking: how do you say that? It's pronounced "Mar-shay". It's a different name, but a fitting one for an artist, so I've grown to love it.

All my life, I've been interested in beautiful imagery. I loved drawing while growing up; my childhood nickname was "Artist." When I studied computers and English in college, my assignments often included illustrations and beautiful design. After college, I taught junior high school teacher for 4 years, including yearbook. That's when I entered the world of photography. All the years I'd made art served me well, and I quickly learned how to translate that into portraiture. When I became pregnant with my son, it was time to buy my first "big" camera. I started building my portfolio, and did my first family photo shoot a few weeks before my son was due.

Ten years later, I still create family portraits. I love making a piece of family history for my clients: beautiful wall portraits, incredible albums, and other one-of-a-kind portrait art. I'm good with kids of all ages, especially teens. High school seniors find that being in front of my camera is a fun, memorable experience, not intimidating or rushed. I also specialize in headshots for business professionals.  

I am a proud member of the Professional Photographers of America and am the Northwest Area Director of the Georgia Professional Photographers Association. I have also earned the distinction of a Certified Professional Photographer through a rigorous testing and portfolio review by my peers. My work appears on the covers of Our Milton Neighbor and WindScene magazines monthly, and have I have shot cover images for Atlanta Parent magazine. 

Finally (and most importantly), I'm the mom of a quirky, funny, busy boy named Peter, who has Aspergers syndrome and cystic fibrosis. We navigate the world of special needs together with our dog Jack and Peter's dad, Jacob. It is a busy, fulfilling life, and portraiture has a major part in it! I look forward to meeting you. Drop me a line and we will chat!

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