Prem Mukherjee and his wife Cheridy run Arising Images which is a home-based wedding and portrait photography studio in suburban Detroit.Prem defines himself as a Christian, a husband, a father, and then a business owner although he admits that keeping things in the right priority order can often be difficult. Prem has a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Michigan and spent 10 years in corporate America before quitting to run his photography business.
When it comes to business, Prem is ALL business. Prem puts the business aspect of photography before the art which is what has helped propel Arising Images to be a highly profitable and successful studio.
Prem is the president of Africa Christian Ministries U.S. Board of Directors, which is a children's ministry in rural south Africa. Prem says “Money provides the means to take care of my family and to take care of others who were not fortunate enough to be born into the opportunities that we have been blessed with. The more money we can make from our business, the more opportunities my family has to make a difference in the lives of people both locally and globally. I don't care about a fancy car and nice clothes. Although we make good money, I am happy to shop at Walmart, wear $5 jeans, and eat at taco bell because the extra money can go towards bringing food and clean drinking water to those that otherwise might not have it."