About

Altus Photo Design is a full service photography studio founded in 1996 by Michael A. Whiffen, Elizabeth S. Whiffen, and Melanie Dean.  For the first 10 years, we photographed mostly weddings and other events.  We shot over 2,000 of them all across the United States.  Now our emphasis is more on commercial photography.  Some of the most interesting work has been to shoot the Mormon temples across the country.  We have shot 2/3’s of them and plan on completing that project within the next year.  Other clients include The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, The Gina Bachauer International Competition, Channel 4 News, Heart Designs, Dennler Furnishings, The Finer Consignor, and hundreds of private families.  Our work can be seen on our website and on flickr.  LOL!

5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi, nice to meet you !

  2. Melanie, Your work is amazing. I would really love to have your snowy Salt Lake City Temple picture. Is there a way to purchase this? Please let me know!!
    Noelle
    noellefernandez@msn.com

  3. Shari Spatig said:

    Melanie, I am girls camp director for our ward and the girls and I love your In Spires picture of the Salt Lake Temple. They want to use it and add the words “If this is not your Castle then you are not my Prince.” Is there anyway we can purchase a digital copy of it to make some prints for them? It is an amazing picture of the temple. Your work is gorgeous.
    Shari
    spatigs@gmail.com

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