For the past 20 years I have been photographing people for websites, magazines and for personal portfolios. My approach is simple: make it easy and painless, as most people would rather visit the dentist then be photographed. 

Interior design and decorating has always been a passion of mine and I have been fortunate to have been invited to photograph some of the most beautiful residences in the Bay Area. I am also a monthly contributor to Houzz, the online resource for anything you need for a residential remodeling project.

I have always been involved in art and DIY design. In addition to photography I also work in mixed media collage, use casting resin and make lamps out of found objects. Encaustic wax (heated beeswax) is another medium I work in, and I teach monthly workshops in encaustic painting techniques. My art website is: mhartford.com

Using images I take with my cell phone I have established a giftware line, items include bamboo panels, magnets, cards and prints. The website for my product line is: stillretro.com