crafted by photobiz

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.--
Henri Cartier-Bresson"


Focus on what's important,

Capture the good times,

Develop from the negatives,

And if things don't work out,

Take another shot.



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