There is a flair for capturing just the right moments
and working with people so everything is
organized and most of all, fun.
Michael has photographed over 1000 weddings and
has lots of testimonials for you to view.
(see What people are saying link for some);
He keeps up-to-date with current trends with unique angles and positioning.
Michael has loved photographing such memorable
moments and still finds joy in creating and
bringing happiness to others in this fashion.
He specializes in weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, parties and corporate events.
Michael photographed his first wedding at
age 13 as a favor for his cousin, and the rest,
as they say, is history. As a result of his
love of photography and the warm accolades
he received about his work throughout his
life, he decided to turn professional years later.
He has studied photography in college and in professional
seminars and workshops over the years.
He won first prize at the County Fair for
"Best Color Print," and he has won several
other prizes since that time. Michael has worked
professionally as a photographer for
several years. As one of California's premiere wedding photographers,
his work has been featured in guides, magazines, and in various galleries.
He appears in "By Recommendation Only," an invaluable wedding guide.
He also has been found in the prestigious planner "Here Comes The Guide."
Michael is proud of an achievement made
where his business was the featured
vendor on the 1/2 hour TV program titled "The Wedding Show".
It was shown in the San Francisco Bay Area with much positive response.
He provided answers to many questions brides and
grooms are asking about photography.
While Michael's portraits are superb examples
of technical photography, he outdoes
himself with his candid shots. With a sense of humor and an uncanny sense of
timing, Michael captures details can easily
be overlooked. For visual proof of his
knack, examine the array of photojournalistic
and candid photos on his home page.
Michael's work is available in both color and
black and white. Before a wedding,
Michael consults with his clients to determine the
style of photography desired, to plan
important shots, and to identify any particular people to be photographed.
Michael prides himself on his ability to communicate with his clients
and the other professionals involved in his clients' wedding. He quickly
puts couples at ease before, and more importantly, during their wedding.
On a day of wedding promises and vows, Michael lives
by his favorite: "We all promise to have fun!"
Member of Wedding and Portrait Photographer's International for
many year, Professional Photographers of various California venues,
Organized Photo Workshops in Wedding, Other Photography and Photoshop
for the Professional Photographers Association,
and the long standing Wedding Photographer's Guild.
Was appointed to the Arts Commission by his local town council for
his skills in the area of visual arts, his music background and his
experience in working with other artists. He designs cards advertising art
shows and has been part of the team which puts on Music in the Park.
Michael has studios in the San Francisco Bay area which includes San
Francisco, Marin, Peninsula, East Bay, Sonoma, Wine Country, Monterey
and Carmel as well as in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage,
Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Indio and the surrounding Coachella valley.
He also has a studio location half way between New York City and
Philadelphia and services the complete surrounding area. In addition,
he also performs events in other Destinations world-wide.
See website for the various types of events
he photographs and videotapes regularly.
He welcomes your inquiry and is happy to provide you with some ideas
as well as options for pricing. He invites
you to fill out the contact page or simply phone or email his studio.
He can work with any budget!
"No One Takes a Picture of Something They Want to Forget"...Robin Williams
“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they
are made with the eye, heart and head.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson
"Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at
the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that
you haven't left any holes, that you've
captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.--
LIFE IS LIKE A CAMERA...
Focus on what's important,
Capture the good times,
Develop from the negatives,
And if things don't work out,
Take another shot.
Please call 415-717-1220. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org