Who is Mantrell Goodrum?

Mantrell combines his fine arts and motion design backgrounds into a brand of photography that emphasizes stylized traditional, lifestyle, candid and glamour portraits.  He is also well versed in capturing events with a photojournalistic sensibility.

When he’s not writing about himself in the third person, Mantrell likes distance running, occasionally dusting off his basketball sneakers and explore his surroundings. He makes a mean all fruit smoothie (want to challenge him to a smoothie-off?) and really hates Comic Sans.

In his spare time, Mantrell photographs people and events that inspire him. He lives in the Metro Detroit area with his wife and their two children.


Alima Trapp, VP Director, Integrated Insights at Starcom Worldwide
“Mantrell has a expert eye for detail, beauty, and color. He is excellent at capturing un-staged, beautiful moments that may only last for second or two - and sees things that easily go missed by others. The end results are one of a kind, artistic photos that are impossible for someone else to create.”
Ken Showler, Systems Engineer @ 7th Sense Design
“Manny has a great attitude toward work and is not afraid to take on a challenge and see it through properly.”
Katie Jewett, Account Manager at Citizen Pictures
“His subjects look uniquely their best because Manny creates a comfortable environment that allows them to give something real to the camera.”
Kelly Moody, Strategic Sourcing Manager at CBRE 
“Mantrell was commissioned to do the photography for mysister's wedding in 2009. We were all impressed byhis professionalism, creativity, and overall value. The photos turned out beautifully, and I would definitely consider him for future photography opportunities!”
Thomas Guyton, Quality Operations at General Motors
"If photography is an art, meet the black Picasso."
Kristen Berry, Account Manager, Airfoil Public Relations
"Mantrell Goodrum is an excellent photographer, both extraordinarily talented and an ardent professional. Mantrell was highly involved in every aspect of our shoot, meeting with me prior to discuss concepts and locations, providing invaluable advice to help me prepare, and offering excellent advice and guidance during our shoot. He established a comfortable, professional environment from our very first conversation, and carried it on throughout the entire process. He made what can often be a very stressful situation incredibly relaxing, rewarding, and fun."
TONJA AYERS, Author & Entrepreneur 
"Mantrell is a skilled photographer and I highly recommend using him for all of your photographic needs."
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