Commercial Photography in Natchez MS

Commercial Photographer Natchez MS

Our image of the famous and popular “Nettie Cake” at Natchez Coffee Company on Franklin Street in Natchez!

Commercial Photographer Natchez MS


Commercial photography in Natchez presents a wide array of interesting outlets. For example, food, product and editorial photography are but a few of these. Interestingly, they are among the many commercial photography categories we offer our clients. Furthermore, these and more are ways we at Michael Chapman Studios (MCS) help Natchez – Vidalia area businesses and organizations capture their image needs.

A core principle of ours is to offer truly unique images! Ultimately, this is done in order to help you promote your business or organization more effectively. Finally, to accomplish this we focus on quality and creativity throughout the entire image-making process.

Additionally, by image making, we also mean videography and cinematography, not just still photography. Truly, we at MCS are dedicated to offering Natchez area businesses outstanding quality and value!

Commercial photography ranges from headshot portraits of owners and employees to product. Our unique talent is to capture product photos in a way that bring out the best of your particular product line. Similarly, our images of your products will capture the attention of your target market!


Event & Editorial Photography

Commercial Photography Natchez MS

A cover image we were assigned to provide for The Vidalian Magazine featuring country music artist Ronnie Calhoun, shot on location along the banks of the Mississippi River.

Another common category of commercial photography is event photography. To that end, we have covered many, many events. These include Food & Wine Festivals for Visit Natchez, Balloon Races for the City of Vidalia, and even the 50th Jubilee of a Catholic Priest! We know what it takes to get “the shot in the moment” and can catalog your event in stunning fashion.

Editorial photography is one of our favorite styles of photography. If you have a story you wish to have illustrated with images, we can deliver. We know what it means to shoot to a layout and leave whatever empty space you need for your text. Have a cover that needs to be shot? No problem, we can make a stunning cover image for your story.


Our passion is to provide unique images and angles that others often overlook. To that end, one unique piece of image gear we have is a professional level drone. Furthermore, this drone captures high definition images from elevated angles to give your image an edge that your competitors don’t have!


Ultimately, whenever you need a commercial photographer in Natchez MS, contact us and we will deliver!

Nurse’s Creative Headshot Portraits!

Nurse’s Creative Headshots Session!

Natchez Portrait Photographer - Creative Commercial Photographer

R.N. Tye Murray in a creative portrait!

When nurse Tye Murray contacted us for headshots, we were quickly becoming excited. Furthermore, as Tye began to describe for us the variety of images she was going for, it gave us creative ideas. Tye also writes about nursing and medical issues. Thus, in addition to a range of professional headshots, she was also wanting a few images that would supplement her writing in creative ways.

During pre-session consultations with Tye, WE WERE LISTENING CLOSELY. Importantly, our focus upon what she wanted for her images’ end usage is crucial to how we create portraits. In addition, we honed-in on the style and feel of the images she was hoping to get. Significantly, listening to our clients’ wishes and truly understanding their goals for their images is a CORE VALUE of our photography and imaging studio. 

Our Subject-Centered Approach is Unique!

Natchez Portrait Photographer - Creative Commercial Photographer

Shown here: Tye in a more traditional headshot but one with a unique-colored backdrop.

Importantly, our first goal is to clearly understand what clients like Tye are wanting. Consequently, that informs HOW we go about accomplishing their goals. Frankly, that’s an inverse approach to what happens with many portrait photographers. Too often, photographers will fit a client’s wishes into their own stricter template of image creation. 

Instead, our approach is a “subject-centered” one that truly begins with our client. First, we learn who they are and how they naturally express themselves. Second, we focus upon what they are passionate about. In this process we learn much about how to create their images unique to them. Of course, we guide them with creative and innovative suggestions. The point is, this process and approach makes for a truly collaborative effort. This approach is centered upon capturing them as unique individuals expressing their unique personality. As a result, photographs done in such a way can become precious pieces of image-art. Ultimately, Tye’s images capture her in a moment of her life that can be treasured and passed down!



Passing On the Latest Hot Trends To Locals!

The image directly above is a classic headshot. However, what is unusual is the “cocoa” background. Notably, this particular background was chosen for Tye due to her blonde hair and light-colored sweater. Furthermore, cocoa backdrops are more popular in other parts of the country but have not been utilized much locally. Finally, we keep a keen eye on the latest portrait trends so Natchez – Vidalia residents look their best!

We can help you with creative portraits of yourself, or with commercial photography for your business. Contact us for a free consultation!

“Creating Images That Tell Amazing Stories!”

Natchez Portrait Photographer – Creative Commercial Photographer

~Photography – Videography – Commercial Photography – Graphic Design – Website Design~


Natchez Photographer & Trinity Episcopal Homecoming

Natchez Photographer – Portrait Photographer

Natchez Photographer - Portrait Photographer

Leeah Corley



Just a few days before the Trinity Episcopal High School Homecoming, we received a communication from the headmaster. Alarmingly, the scheduled photographer had backed out and she asked if we could take the Homecoming Court’s portraits on short-notice. They had no one to take professional quality portraits of their ladies! As parents ourselves, we fully understand how important this event is for teens and their parents. Additionally, these “life moments” are truly something they will remember for the rest of their lives. It’s our passion to capture these moments with quality, creativity and storytelling. We rearranged our schedule and made it happen.



Life is Flying By – Let Us Help You Capture It!

I think you will agree with me that life goes by so very quickly. Often, we intend to do things that will capture those moments that are so fleeting, but almost as often it just never seems to get done. That’s where we excel! We can help you as parents to capture the important life moments, seasons, holidays and family events that are important to you. Furthermore, we do so at the highest quality and at very reasonable cost.

Maura Stump


We feel very strongly that local Natchez-Vidalia families and businesses will appreciate another option for highly creative photographs, videos, and images. Furthermore, our option provides three important features. First, we create images that are made with exceptional quality. We’ve invested in some of the finest camera, lens and lighting equipment available today to make your portraits “pop!” Secondly, we create “subject-centered” images that truly focus on and capture the person that is the subject of the photograph or video. Our mission is to bring out your personality and make you look unique to you, rather than fit you into our mold. Third, we provide this at the lowest possible cost in order to save you money. Admittedly, portraits and prints can be very expensive. Therefore, we are committed to making your package as affordable as possible!




Finally, we enjoyed being able to step in and take care of Trinity’s Homecoming portraits. Additionally, we went the extra mile by attending the game later that evening and taking photographs of the game as well as the halftime ceremony.


The images in this story are but a few of the portraits that can be found within the GALLERY. To see all of the available images, click on the link directly above! 

Katie Borum

Natchez Photographer - Portrait Photographer

Anna Rodriquez

Cecile Crocquet

Natchez Photographer - Portrait Photographer

JaMescya Queen



KaLeigh Davidson and her Dad



Michael Chapman Studios are photographers & videographers serving the individuals, families and businesses of the Natchez, MS & Vidalia, LA area. We also offer web design & graphic design services.