mouse island creatives
About Mouse Island Creatives
Mouse Island Photography is the photography division of Mouse Island Creatives. We (Shawn & Rowena McPherson) specialize in weddings, lifestyle portraits, seniors portraits, events, and commercial work. That’s a lot, and that’s just the photography part of what we do at Mouse Island Creatives. We are a husband and wife partnership that brings the creative talents of an artist-author-photographer-designer duo to all of our endeavors.
We get that there’s a lot of content on our family of sites, so if you’re looking for something you can’t find, please contact us. Each site’s blog is the place for you to see a collection of client resources, past photo sessions, behind the scenes antics, education, and much more. We invite you to follow along on our personal creative journey at the Wicked Good Life.
the CREATIVE experienceCreativity | Respect | Education | Accountability | Tenacity | Integrity | Vision | Excellence
Mouse Island is based on eight very important core values to which we hold ourselves. It is what we believe and how we create. We call it our CREATIVE experience:
We embrace creativity. It is the foundation of everything we do. We believe creativity is increased through thinking differently and embracing diversity. Our creative capacity is continually expanding, not only in photography and art but also in our everyday approach to solving problems.
We treat each other, our clients, and our vendors with dignity, consideration, open-mindedness, and respect. By valuing diverse styles, backgrounds, and skills, recognizing each individual’s contribution, and staying open to each other’s perspectives, we cultivate an environment of innovation and collaboration, which pays off in the quality of the product we deliver to our clients.
We never stop learning. The day we stop learning more about our craft, is the day we decide to do something else. We know that in order to reach the high bar we set for ourselves we must continually be feeding our creativity in photography, business, art, design, and storytelling, which continues to inform our unique style and gives you the best quality experience.
We each take extreme ownership of our personal actions, as well as the actions of our entire team. As a whole, we succeed together and face adversity together, never passing blame for our own mistakes. Instead, we look outward and share each success, and reflect inward with each failure; owning them, learning from them, and most importantly, growing.
Talent is an illusion. Talent is often mistaken for dedication, strategic thinking, creative problem-solving, and just plain hard work. New challenges are welcome! We seek out learning opportunities, improving our processes and methodology to better prepare for the next hurdle; pushing ourselves to keep moving forward in our personal and professional lives. “Luck is tenacity on purpose.” – Elbert Hubbard.
We are not actors. Our clients are our true north, those who make it possible to make a living doing what we love. Because of what our clients give to us, we believe that being our true selves, both in the public eye as in private life is paramount.
We see you. Each client is a unique individual with personal experiences that widely vary. We’ll never try to cram your individuality into a cookie-cutter box; instead we want to know your passions and expectations. We take the time to get you comfortable, discuss your vision and ideas, to give you the most enjoyable creative experience possible.
We exceed expectations. Our clients’ happiness is our success. We continually strive to close the gap between “our best” and perfection, while always working to give our clients the very best experience we can offer. “Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.” (Ralph Marston) It’s an attitude we carry with pride.