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“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

― Ansel Adams


Our Story

Applebox Creative was born out of a need for quality photos at an affordable price. 


With three aspiring youth actors at home, founder Lisa Perez soon discovered that keeping their headshots up-to-date was an expensive venture.  Additionally, with the guidance of some prominent casting directors, she quickly learned the difference between a portrait and an industry-standard headshot--and it was difficult to find a Michigan photographer that specialized in the latter.


Being a creative quick-study who is always ready for a challenge, Lisa purchased a new camera and started educating herself.  She began following professional headshot photographers from NY and LA, taking tutorials, and reading instructional guides.  She practiced with her kids' photos, and sent them out for critique.  Before long, agents were accepting Lisa's homegrown headshots as professional, and she was receiving positive feedback from casting directors.  This sparked her confidence to begin offering her services to others, and after a few years of helping out friends, Applebox Creative was officially born.

Over the years, Lisa has improved her technique, invested in professional equipment, and developed her own personal style, still keeping with the standards sought in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and LA.  Also, at the request of some clients, Lisa has branched out to include portraits, events, corporate, and promotional photography, although assisting actors with building their brand will always be her first love.


If you’d like to learn more about Applebox Creative and work with Lisa, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Professional Photography Services


Actor Headshots

Offering indoor, outdoor, and on-location photos, we work to ensure your brand is on point.  Lisa will discuss your needs with you and get an understanding of the type of character(s) you are interested in portraying.  She will also offer make-up, hair, and wardrobe advice.

During the session, Lisa will ensure you are comfortable and have fun while capturing various looks.  Her unique coaching techniques will produce photos that are alive with personality and get you noticed.  Your headshot is your ticket into Casting's door.  Applebox Creative will ensure you put your best foot forward!

Oh, and when you get asked to submit your self-tape audition, we can help you there too.  Contact us--we've got you covered.

Family Photos

Family Sessions

We are in the business of creating memories, and we want to make sure yours are truly magical. When you book a session with Applebox Creative, we’ll make sure it’s personalized and custom designed to fit your needs and tastes. If this is the service you’re looking for, check out our rates and get in touch to book an initial consultation.

Engagement Photos

Engagement Photos

You're in love and said, "YES."  Now it's time to tell the world!

Applebox Creative is passionate about love and will work hard to ensure you get the photos of your dreams.  We know you are looking for a unique experience, and we aim to discover what your preferences are from the start.  Contact Lisa today and feel the difference in working with a truly compassionate professional.


Senior Pictures

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." 

- Dorothea Lange

Graduation is such an important milestone.  There's no better way to memorialize it than with stunning photos that are as unique as you.  Lisa takes the business of senior pictures seriously and ensures you get the perfect "Senior Sunday" shots.  Reach out to Lisa to discuss your senior photo dreams and make them a reality.

Promotional Photo

Promotional Materials and Other Creative Services

In addition to meeting your photography needs, Applebox Creative offers other related services including Photo Retouch, Graphic Design, Website Design, Actor Self-Tapes and Video Editing.  Let us be your creative partner!


Contact Us

Located at:

145 W. Michigan Avenue, Marshall, MI 49068

(inside Eastend Studio & Gallery, 2nd floor)

Serving most of lower Michigan, on-location by request.


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