As a credentialed press photographer Michael Aaron Gallagher has personally photographed more than 100 celebrities. In 2021, he printed a collection of his celebrity photographs taken over the span of more than a decade, titled “Stay Famous.”
Some of the celebrities he has photographed over the years include, Kevin Costner, Alec Baldwin, Dennis Quaid, Tiger Woods, Jerry Springer, Hillary Clinton, Bob Newhart, Adam West (1928-2017), Frank Langella, Ed Harris, Edward James Olmos, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Taylor, Vincent Pastore, Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro, Jenni “J-Woww” Farley, Stephen Baldwin, Omar Benson Miller, Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), Dan Aykroyd, Sarah Palin, Lesley Stahl, Tim Green, Jim Brown, Donny Deutsch, Ted Koppel, Samantha Harris, and Bob Costas.
With VIP access to concerts and as an avid music fan, some of the recording artists he has personally photographed include Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antbellum, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole (1950-2015), Paul McCartney, Kenny G, Boyz II Men, MC Hammer, Nas, Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Fred Durst, Pherrell Williams, Akon, Kid Cudi, K-Os, Iyaz, Charice, Shontelle, Tinie Tempah, Drake, Taio Cruz, Kardinal Offishall, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Kellie Pickler, Katharine McPhee, Chris Young, Lights (Valerie Poxleitner), Kevin Rudolf, 3 Oh! 3, We The Kings, Spose, Blues Traveler, STYX, Kansas, The White Tie Affair, Simple Plan, Plain White T’s, Ed Kowalczyk, Safety Suit, Terrible Things, Hot Chelle Rae, Cartel, The Maine, Stereo Skyline, Artist vs. Poet, Jessie James, Elliot Yamin, Avenged Sevenfold, Flyleaf, All That Remains, Hollywood Undead, The New Cities, The Latency, Walk Off The Earth, Motion Picture Ending, Francis and the Lights, Spyro Gyra, Boz Scaggs, Richie Havens (1941-2013), Gil Scott Heron (1949-2011), John Hammond, Savoy Brown, Aaron Fresh, Mayday Parade, Drew Seeley, Drake Bell, Mitchel Musso, Jordan Pruitt, Keely Marshall, Aviella Winder, Ashlee Keating, Savannah Outen, Brock Storm.