Mike and Mary Anne Rudy

Mike and Mary Anne Rudy grew up admiring and learning about art. Mary Anne studied art in Brevard, NC and Switzerland. One of the things that first attracted Mike to Mary Anne was a beautiful pencil drawing she did of herself. When he saw it for the first time it confirmed to him her artistic bent. Both studied art at different stages of their lives. Mike still remembers his childhood admiration of the masterpiece prints in their large family Bible and the routine viewing of family home movies . . . he views these experiences as the early roots of his love for art and photographic images. He began his photography career in his teens. He also has a background in teaching computer software applications including desktop publishing, web design, digital art, and digital image editing.

In 2002 they realized that for years people had been approaching them for photographic, graphical, photo restoration and photo retouching needs. So they started a business which incorporated their talents and skills … Artistic Imagery & Design. Since then they have continued to grow in their technical, artistic, and business skills.

Mike and Mary Anne Rudy are now portrait and wedding photography artists. Their style of portraiture is admired and sought after by clients throughout the Southeast and their portraits have received recognition in four national contests, as well as in the State of South Carolina. Once you have discovered them, you will want to join the many others who hire them as their family’s personal photographers.

This talented couple works together as a team using technical and artistic skills they have developed while studying under Master Photographers and other artists. Mike earned his “Certified by the Professional Photographers of America” status in 2003 and earned the ranking in 2005 as one of the “Top 10 Photographers in South Carolina” by the Professional Photographers of South Carolina. Mike has served on the board of the Professional Photographers of South Carolina.

Mike and Mary Anne live in Columbia, SC and are members of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Columbia.  They work from their home by appointment only. In addition to art and photography, they enjoy gardening, reading, classic movies, hiking, sailing, animals, archery, target shooting, hunting, as well as good food and fellowship with friends. They have enjoyed organizing a food co-op for seventeen years to the local community and often assist others by helping to meet their practical needs.

Read what people are saying . . .

Emily
“Thank you for the wonderful and creative photographs you took at our family reunion. You have given us memories which we will always treasure.”

Jessica and Paul
“We wish we had come to you for our wedding photography. The composition and quality of your photographs are so much better than the ones we got.”

Kathy
“I was very impressed with your work when I saw your website, but now seeing your portraits in the studio confirms to me that you are the photographers for me.”

Nancy
“I simply love your style of work . . . I have never seen anything quite like it before! Your prices are reasonable and your payment options has made investing in quality portraits a possibility for my family.”

Caroline and Jim
“We want to tell you how much we enjoyed having you as our daughter’s wedding photographer. We are both very impressed with your work and professionalism. The album is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much! It is even more lovely than we had anticipated!.”

Lisa
“Thank you for the wonderful photos! Everything turned out awesome!! Thank you for making the entire experience fun, relaxing, and magical. We are so very pleased!.”

Mark and Cindy
“Thank you for the artistic “view” of our family captured by your portraits. We feel blessed by your talent. You have given us a whole new perspective on the value of our family.”