- “Myra’s fun and easy demeanor made the photo shoot effortless, and the final product beautifully communicated the ‘me’ I want the world to see. Myra made me (a forty-something mom and business owner who doesn’t get much sleep) look like a million bucks.”
Julie Maloney, JMI
- “There is no doubt in my mind that the quality of your photos helped to enhance the look and feel of Max’s application. I see now why he insisted on you! Your photos are beautiful, and even more, you coax the real personality out of the teens. Keep up the great work!”
- “After 20 years of headshots, I finally have one that really captures me. Myra was able to bring out my best in the photo, while keeping the experience fun and relaxing. Thank you Myra!”
Nancy Ambrose King
Associate Professor of Oboe
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
- “Myra is one of the most talented photographers I’ve ever worked with. She has the unique ability to capture the human spirit. For our Festival, she collected hundreds of colorful moments reflecting the energy, joy and beauty of the Ann Arbor community.”
Robb Woulf, Executive Director
Ann Arbor Summer Festival
- “Myra Klarman Photography features the best stand-ins. I’ve always wanted to look like Billy Bob Thornton and now, well, I do!”
Mike Rother, Author
To me, a successful headshot isn’t just a good portrait — rather, it’s a powerful portrait serving a very specific purpose. In my design career, I created communication pieces that helped large enterprises achieve various objectives. I use many of those same skills and processes to create headshots that fulfill my clients’ needs and goals.
Since opening my studio in February 2006, I’ve been delighted to photograph hundreds of families, graduating seniors, and professionals. It’s been a whirlwind, a thrilling ride — never the same session twice.
Ongoing projects close to my heart: I’ve been capturing the behind-the-scenes and on-stage action of the Burns Park Players (since 2005) and the Pioneer Theatre Guild (since spring 2006). In 2007, I photographed the inaugural FestiFools parade (Street Theater Art Project), including the extensive puppet fabrication processes. I was also honored to be invited to shoot the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
Before launching Myra Klarman Photography, I was a communication/web designer for 18+ years. For the last 12 of those years, I ran my own successful design studios (Myra Messing Design and Studio Mobius LLC) — serving such clients as Herman Miller, Steelcase, the University of Michigan, the University of California, Argus Associates, and the Nielsen Norman Group. I studied graphic design at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), and earned my BFA in 1987.
I live in Ann Arbor with my supportive husband, Rich — who assists me on highly technical shoots — and our adorable son, Max — the cutest muse a photo mom could ask for.