“Marty Umans is a photographer with a unique gift for capturing the essence of a personality in a photo. Not only does he know just what to say to make his subjects comfortable so they can be themselves in front of the camera, he knows what they need to do to make their best selves show when he hits the shutter. In addition to all this talent and expertise Marty is quite simply a sweetheart, someone with whom you are happy to spend the time that it takes to get the best shot. The pictures that he took of me do not only show what I look like, but who I am. Thank you Marty for wonderful pictures and a great shoot day! ” Meryl S. 10/08/16
Marty is magical with a camera!
I hired Marty to take pictures of me for all of my social media accounts and my new website. I sought him out after I had paid another photographer for a series of head-shots for the same purpose but then found I could barely look at the pictures of myself without cringing. The pictures Marty took captured me in a natural way and in very natural settings that reflected who I am.
Marty made the entire day fun and stress free! He made me laugh, forget the camera and just enjoy myself. Without the strain of simply staring at the camera – everything softened. I finally have pictures I love and proud to use for any occasion. He was wonderful about retouching some of the pictures where needed. I will absolutely call him for any other needs I may have for pictures. Janet B. 3/27/18
Marty is a best-in-class photographer, period. Marty did a magnificent job shooting our executive committee for our new website (including me), afterward, each member said the same thing: “this is the best photo of me—ever.” He combines superb technique with his gift for making subjects feel relaxed and confident in order to bring out their best. He provides an exceptional range of excellent options. Extremely impressed! Also, Marty is a genuinely kind, warm person, which helps. Jordan L. 4/2/2018
Jordan, I couldn’t have said that better myself! I was the art supervisor for the executive photoshoot for Moonrocks International’s website. I have worked with Marty Umans for years. He never disappoints, and works hard to make sure that once the shoot is over you leave confident that what you needed was accomplished! Dobbi M. 4/8/2018
Marty Umans captured the energy, professionalism, and personality of each of our agents. The quality of the photographs is a testament to his experience as a photographer. We look forward to continuing to work with Marty as we continue to expand our team! Selina G. from The Mark Boyland Team at Keller Williams Realty 4/10/18
I needed three very different professional photos for different purposes. Three looks that had to add up to one overall professional presence online and elsewhere. Marty came through with skill and creativity. Each photo has a different look, and each one is distinctively me. In an age of digital equipment, anyone can push buttons. Marty captures the people he’s working with, in powerful, capable ways. Robin B. 4/14/18
Marty Umans brings more to the table than just the title of professional photographer. He infuses creativity, enthusiasm and vision into the shoot. I felt at ease and comfortable working with Marty. His tone of voice, subtle direction and creative eye made for a successful photo session. We had an amazing day on location developing shots that ultimately set the stage and story for my entire website. Susan B. 4/12/18
Apart from Marty Umans technical ability and innate sense of lighting, it is the ease and respect he instantly conveys to his subject that makes him a unique photographer. In my years at Opera News magazine Marty photographed innumerable covers for us. Whether we brought him the venerable divas of the past such as Rïse Stevens and Martina Arroyo, or current operatic luminaries such as Joyce DiDonato or Lawrence Brownlee, Marty yields an amazing range of results. He is an artist and a gentleman and a great collaborator.—Gregory Downer, former Art Director, Opera News/Metropolitan Opera Guild, Inc. August 2018