Topher Mueller lives in Monterey, CA with his wife Elena, stepdaughter Julia, puppy Mila and senior chihuahua Frankie. When not moonlighting as a professional photographer, he is working to change the lives of children as a director of STEAM programs at Chartwell School in Seaside, CA.

I am inspired to tell stories through varied media. It always begins through the lens, but that’s just a snapshot in time. The camera is just a tool for capturing a foundation; I always ask myself, what’s the story here? How can I extend that story outside of a simple image, through advanced or unique techniques that add context? Or through film, stop-motion, or text or multimedia?

Even websites, advertisements, and event photography beg for an artistic and unique way of adding extra context. Topher looks for simplistic ways to convey an experience to an audience, adding value to any creation from promotional images, to media-rich interactive websites, to even the astrophotography that lures him out of the house at 2am.

His equipment grows with the demands of projects, now including 2+ Nikon cameras and varied lenses, studio equipment for product or portrait photography, and accessories to capture the most demanding real estate or event.

Please browse, enjoy your stay, and do let me know what you think. And if you want, I’m excited to help you tell your story.