Hello, I am Virginia Macko a life long resident of the downriver area.
My love for photography began as a young teen when my mother gave me an Minolta X370 as a birthday gift. Having gone through a lot of loss as a young child I believe she thought I needed an outlet to express my self. To my moms credit, she was right.
I ended up shooting for the high school year book and taking pictures of everything I could. My dream was to become a Journalist but life has its way of changing.
I spent the last 32 years working in the transportation industry, and found that it was time for me. After my youngest of 3 children graduated from High School I enrolled myself into the Photography Program at Washtenaw Community College. I earned an Associates in Applied Science/Photographic Technology and graduated the program with high honors.
My belief is that a photograph is worth a thousand words, Making those memories last forever by capturing them in a photograph is something I love to do. Let's make some memories, tell a story, and create a beautiful art.
The name Image Twenty Three formerly Virginia Macko Photography was created in October of 2019. It came to me on the day of my daughter's 1-year remission. The day is significant because it is not only the day of my birth but also the day my daughter was given a new life through a bone marrow transplant. January 23, 2018
Image Twenty-Three takes great pleasure in showcasing a style and philosophy on professional photography. I understand that everyone has an independent expression of who they are. Here at Image Twenty-Three, our goal is to capture that unique quality, give you an experience that is fun and exciting, and to give you beautiful portraits.
You can expect a session that lasts a minimum of one hour, multiple looks along with outfit changes. You can choose between a studio session, an outdoor session, on location, or a combination of them. All photos are professionally edited and are available to be purchased either in a package or a la carte. Once your session is edited, you will be notified via email that your photos are ready for viewing.