About Nelsen’s Photographic Design
Nelsen’s Photographic Design was created in 1986 by Cliff and Michelle Nelsen. The studio is nestled on sev-
eral acres of beautiful woods just outside of Silverdale, WA.
Cliff, an award-winning photojournalist and portrait photographer, studied photography at the world renowned
Brook’s Institute of Photographic Arts and Sciences in Santa Barbara, California. He also holds a Bachelor
of Arts degree in media communications from Central Washington University and was a faculty member at the
Northwest College of Art in Poulsbo, Washington, where he was the photography instructor for many years.
Michelle, also a talented photographer, specializes in posing, set design and makeup artistry. She is present
during portrait sessions to assist Cliff and their clients. Together, they combine their skills to photograph you at
your best, while pampering you along the way.
“After the many years we’ve served the people of Kitsap County and beyond, we continually look forward to
practicing our art, while capturing and preserving the memories of the people, places and events that make life
worth living. We are always grateful that we are able to contribute to the lives of our clients.”
Cliff and Michelle Nelsen