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MY NAME IS MITZI AND I AM A PORTRAIT ARTIST.

Do you feel that unattainable, ever-shifting standard of beauty that hangs over us? You never feel good enough, and you think everyone has "it" but you. I started photographing women because I decided it's time for us to reclaim the word "beauty" and all it truly encompasses. Let's celebrate the aesthetic of our sex, not because it defines us but because every woman is a breathtaking work of art. Let me help you see the work of art you are through your portraits, and I promise you'll be empowered by the journey. 

ALL THE BEST,

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MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

Professional Photographers of America Member
Missouri Professional Photographers Association Member

PPO First Place Portrait of a Woman 2017
MOPPA Best in Show 2016
MOPPA Top Ten

MOPPA Best Portrait - Woman
MOPPA First Place Portrait
MOPPA  Judge's Choice

 
 
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“My name is Mitzi and I am a portrait artist.”

-Mitzi Starkweather

 
 

My name is Mitanjeli, but these days I’m known as Mitzi. I am a full time portrait artist but I do love structure — my morning routine is non-negotiable, and my “commute” after work involves chopping beautiful vegetables and creating a meal. I love genuine interactions with people, and I love to learn their stories — but I am useless (read: a zombie) if I don’t have intentional rest and alone time. I love to feast! On food, on poetry, on beautiful sights (like French windows and the way my husband smiles at me), on delicious films and glorious 65 degree days. And on my days off I sit and pet my soft, sweet dog as much as I can because I love the way her silky fur feels on my hands and cheeks.

I photograph people because I want to tell their story: for them, for the ones they love, and for the ones they will love but haven’t met yet. The funny thing is, sometimes they don’t see their own story til it’s in a photograph! It’s almost too close to their face til I take my camera and show them what the rest of us see.

What an honor it is: to create, to live, and to know each of you in some small way.

 
 
 
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What an honor it is: to create, to live, and to know each of you in some small way.

- Mitzi Starkweather