The River Street Garden Studio opened in 1992 in Cashmere. The grounds are designed with constantly changing portrait locations as the seasons change, plus an indoor state-of-the-art studio. Even so, we are usually on location at a place chosen our clients – their home, cabin, by the river, or other special location. We plan every session to give our clients a unique blend of photographic service and creativity, with the goal of exceeding their expectations!
It’s our guarantee!
Studio Hours: By Appointment.
Michael & Mary Thresher – Two Artists, One Passion
Michael and Mary’s passion and expertise is in creating and producing fine photographic portraits. We have invested our lives in perfecting the ability to perform this creative magic for 1000’s of clients.
As a youngster, I remember camping under the bed covers with my grandmother's brownie box camera poking out. Even though I had no film, I could play with the controls to see how it worked. Later I took over the bathroom for hours (in a 1 bathroom house!) as I set up the enlarger on the toilet and used the tub for my chemical trays. In high school, a buddy and I built the first full-color lab service in the Wenatchee valley, and after graduation, I left the valley for Southern Illinois U to attain a Bachelor of Photographic Science Degree.
I truly believe that the ability of a professional photographer is directly related to the quality of their education. I'm not "self taught" and continue a rigorous program of education, both teaching and attending schools.
Accomplishments include attaining the Fellow of Photography Degree - acheiving certification (CPP) - Past President of the Professional Photographers of Washington - Awarded the Distinguished Service Award, the PPA National Award and the Fuji Award for Photographic Excellence.