About Us

About Us

Artisans Photography is owned by Michael & Shawna Erbsen of Kearney. Michael started in photography in 1981 while he was a student at East High School Denver. Further education was developed at Career Education Center (Denver) and Colorado
Mountain College (Leadville CO).  After college he worked for Barnes Professional Modeling Agency as a photographer, model and instructor.  Michael then worked in Breckenridge CO for Sharp Shooters Inc. as a resort photographer.  In 1987 he started his photography business in Denver with a client list that included Century Advertising shooting events and visiting
talent like Bill Cosby, CC&G Restaurants and Polygram Records where he did shoots for The Scorpions, Dan Fogleberg and MTV.  The Denver based business covered weddings, family portraits, senior portraits & event photography. In 2000 Michael and Shawna moved their family and business to Kearney.  Shawna is a Kearney Native and knew there was no better place to raise their kids.  Mike fell in love with the Kearney area and its wonderful people.  Since 2000 Artisans Photography has provided its services to hundreds of satisfied wedding couples as well as thousands of Seniors and Families. Artisans Photography is located in Downtown Kearney "On The Bricks" one door south of Bruce Furniture.  We share our store front with Hair Tech