From Our Editors
Guests arriving for a family or professional portrait at Mikel's Fine Art Photography Portrait Studio may experience an inexplicable craving for a donut. That's because the 2,400-square-foot space was once home to a Winchell's Donut House. And Mikel J. Conrad would know; in an interview with the Henderson Press, Conrad explained that he worked at Winchell's as a senior in high school, going on to dabble in the security business before finding a job and nurturing his passion for photography with industry great Van Frazier. After honing his craft for nine years with Frazier, Conrad opened his own studio, complete with a charming country-rose garden and the latest technology in lighting and backgrounds. Conrad draws upon close to two decades of experience as he welcomes children and graduating seniors to his expansive studio or travels on-location for portrait or fine-art shoots. As an Eagle Scout and regular participant in current scouting activities, Conrad regularly donates time, money, and services to the Boy Scouts of America and other local groups. His scout training also helps him to restore old photos that have been damaged by the sun, water, or marshmallow-covered fingers.