H&Q ASIA PACIFIC Michael Loeb Michael Loeb Photography Dear Michael: Just a note of gratitude for all of your superlative work in creating a perfect wedding album. Amy and I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the photography process: before, during, and after our wedding. We had a great time with you taking pictures at the winery prior to the ceremony. Your engaging and easygoing sense of humor as well as your skillfull handling of my restless nephews helped alleviate the stressful emotions of the day. We especially appreciated the patience and flexibility you extended to us while we selected our photos and designed our album. As you know, we had reviewed a dozen photographers in detail and deliberated over all of the relevant factors -- most importantly: cost/quality of photography and personality of the photographer. We are extremely pleased with our choice and continue to experience that satisfaction each time we look at our album. Not only was your product outstanding on an absolute basis, but the relative value was incomparable. You can depend on our enthusiastic endorsement to anyone interested in a world-class photographer. Sincerely, Dion M. Lim Investment Manager __________________________________ Michael Loeb Photography Dear Michael: Fernando and I would like to thank you for the outstanding photography service that you provided us throughout the wedding process. Our wedding was unique and meticulously planned to meet our personal needs. We carefully selected each of the vendors for our wedding. We selected you from amongst other photographers because your photography knowledge, experience and friendly rapport. We are certainly glad we did. Your artistic eye and attention to detail resulted in a precious keepsake of vivid wedding memories. We just love it! We have looked through the wedding album several times with our familiy and friends. Our family and friends were so impressed with the quality of the photos many of them placed orders with you. Each time we look a little closer at the photos and can really appreciate the thought that you put into each photo and the sequencing of them in the album. It really tells the story of our special wedding day. Fernando and I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Honestly, we were dreading having to go through the labor intensive process of working out all the details with a photographer. We were pleasantly surprised at how organized you were and how easy it was making decisions from beginning to end. Your patience and professionalism made all the difference. We are so glad that we budgeted for a professional photographer as opposed to our original thought of asking a friend. We would highly recommend anyone planning a wedding to definitely include a professional photographer as one of their priorities. We would have regretted not having this incredible keepsake that we will treasure for years to come. We can't thank you enough. With Heartfelt Thanks, Susan and Fernando Morales ___________________________ Thank you, Michael! It was a pleasure working with a talented photographer like you. We will relive that day like it was yesterday. We also hope to do business with you in the future. Take care and best of luck! Jackie and Wil Hi Michael! I just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work on Saturday. We had a great time and so appreciated your patience and calm nature! I cannot wait to see the pictures! Stephanie
You've likely been told not to skimp on the pictures when planning a wedding. Indeed, well after the blessed event, having truly great pictures covering a range of moments will help you relive all of the emotions -- the joy, the excitement, and the love -- of the day. Fortunately, we found a photographer who could deliver wonderful, high-quality images of our wedding day -- -- including a stellar album -- at a very affordable price. Michael definitely takes a more laid-back approach to photography compared to other professionals out there, which fits our needs well. One photographer we spoke to wanted us to fill out page after page, detailing precisely what shots we wanted. Michael, on the other hand, took just enough time to go over some of the shots we wanted in advance and helped us figure out what shots we did not really need (i.e. a posed picture of every single table). We met with him once in advance, during which time we were able to review some of his work first-hand. On the wedding day itself, he was adept at arranging all the right formal pictures (different family arrangements, wedding party arrangements, etc.) -- but perhaps more important, he did a great job coming up with memorable posed shots on the spot. He did a fantastic job with candids, too. After the wedding, he quickly got all of our pictures up for viewing on the Web, so we were able to look at all the images and choose which we wanted to our album and for prints. In terms of pricing, as I mentioned, he's very affordable and offers a range of packages that should fit any budget. Bottom line here: Michael is a indeed a talented photographer. He's flexible. He's quite laid-back. Most important, he delivered photos -- at a very affordable price -- that we proudly display in our home as a constant reminder of our wedding day. Ted and Judy
Michael saved the day for my husband and I! We had our church wedding in France and the pictures from there were a TOTAL disaster (and I mean on the scale of not even having usable photos of my parents and I; none of me and my dad walking down the isle, people were cut out/blurry, etc...I'm still not sure if the guy was incompetent, drunk or both...The only good photos we ended up having from the day were candids taken by friends and family). It was totally devastating for me, and we decided to do some retakes (portraits, etc) with us and my family. Michael had done the photos for my sister's wedding about six years ago and he did a beautiful job and so we looked him up for our retakes. We went to City Hall (the site of our original civil ceremony) and he took about 200 (!!!!) beautifully lit and composed (both formal and candid) of us. Michael was pleasant, relaxed and very willing to do what we wanted. For example, as I didn't have a photo of me walking down the isle with my dad, we did a whole series of he and I walking together arm in arm in City Hall and it turned out really lovely. He also took some really sweet ones of my husband and I and some ones which showed my dress. I didn't feel rushed and he even showed us the photos half-way through the shoot to make sure we were happy. After the session, we made a gorgeous album and printed out lots of loose photos. I went crazy buying pictures because I was so happy to have beautiful photos (even though they weren't from our actual day!). I'm thrilled with the loose photos and album and I would recommend Michael to anyone. I can't speak to actual wedding day photos, but I know my sister was pleased with him - he wasn't intrusive but got all the shots she really wanted. She is planning to take her sons and get some family portraits with them, so she's definitely pleased with him! Ally
Hi Michael, We love our album. It's even better than we imagined, and are really grateful for your hard work on it and at our wedding. Mitch and Coral
Dear Michael, Thank you for helping make our special day! We look forward to working together another time. All Best Wishes, Ashley and Collin
Hi Michael, Thank you so much!!! The pictures you took look fantastic!!! I will definitely give you a glowing review on Yelp. Talk to you soon. Angela
Posted to Yelp: I hired Michael to photograph our Leadership Retreat in Half Moon Bay outside San Francisco, and our Section Dinner in San Francisco, California. He did fantastic work!!! The pictures came out great, and he worked with me to capture a great story of the 3 day event and the dinner!! In addition he came up with creative ideas to take fun photos of attendees networking, having a great time and on excursion tours that will provide lasting memories for everyone in attendance. He also took great professional shots that our leaders can use for their business websites and Linked-In profiles. I highly recommend Michael for photography services!!! He was highly professional, always on-time, great to work with and very creative. Angela
Hi Michael, how's it going? We looked through the wedding photos and absolutely loved them. They truly captured the event. It was exactly what we wanted. Thanks a lot Michael. Great Work! Kari and Ryan "Michael is so calm and has a very caring nature to him--just got the pictures and they turned out beyond awesome--and his prices are great!" Stephanie and Gerold
Michael Loeb is a pleasure to work with. He is very professional; and, he fulfilled every goal we had to immortalize our wedding. Our wedding album is praised by everyone who has ever seen it. It is a totally original piece of art. If you and your spouse want to relive your wedding day bliss, hire Michael Loeb Photography. The cost for his first class work was very competitive. Let's just say he delivers the biggest bang for the money. Thanks again, Michael! Rich and Tanya
Great to work with, love Michael's Creativity..Used him for each of my kid's bar and bat mitzvahs. Michael's professionalism combined with his warmth and his creativity lends itself to a great experience the day of the event as well as in his photography. Michael captures the emotion of the day which is to me very important. I've noticed other photographers may get that so called great shot, but it lacks something. We just got back our photos from our recent event and they are fabulous!! I highly recommend Michael and would use him again.
I randomly ran across this distinguished young man in my travels. I had no idea what to expect other than what I had seen in his portfolio. I found him to be extremely professional, being stressed out on my wedding day my bride and I were tense; however, Michael the professional that he is, he stayed calm even with a random fire drill/ evacuation came our way. He found time to capture beautiful pictures that we shall cherish for the rest of our days. Michael is a great asset to any brides important day and you can rest assured that he will allow you to relax on your wedding day because he has everything under control. Thank you Michael!!!
Michael was professional and easy to work with. Everyone in our party felt comfortable and he did a good job of capturing the emotions. The photos were excellent. We met ahead of time and spent time discussing which photos we wanted which made it a lot less stressful on the day. Michael was very helpful at suggesting locations for the pictures in San Francisco. He is very knowledgable about City Hall and did a great job with the difficult lighting inside the building. We waited some time for the album but we spent time making sure that it was the way we wanted it. We would definitely recommend Michael for your wedding. Eliana and Gordon
Fantastic Michael! Couldn't be happier.... So, we wanted a few posed shots and then mostly candid's and table shots with our friends. He got everything we asked for and more! He got some fun shots and the exposures and lighting are great! His price was great and we are very happy! Thank You So Much, S&K
Hi Michael, We received the DVD. Thank you for getting them to us so quickly. The photos are awesome. Everyone loves them. Again thank you so much for everything. We truly enjoyed working with you. The photos are awesome, they look great. We had a wonderful time. When we show the pictures to people, we spend half the time telling people about how much fun the experience and how great it was to work with both of you! Best regards, Jeff & Ray
Michael was great to work with, he captured our event, while making beautiful memories with his camera, our photos are fantastic! Max
Michael was GREAT! He was very patient while photographing the cheerleaders and very open to using different backgrounds. He captured some beautiful shots and was so great with pricing and package info! He will be my go-to guy again! Veronica P.
Very professional. Polite and had the experience we were looking for. Peggy N.
Michael stepped in at the very last moment for my Mother's 90th birthday. Lovely photos, easy to work with, warm and engaging manner. Everyone loved him and the photos capture a treasured memory of this wonderful occasion. Thanks Michael! Eva B.
The photos look great and wonderful. You captured all great moments. Aurelia
Yes Michael thank you for your good work. I just had this feeling and knew it was important to hire you for this party. Even at that time I knew these photos would be treasured. Ed, my mom's fiance died almost 2 years after this party. The photos you took of them are darling. And now with my grandma's passing we will always cherish these moments you captured. These are the most beautiful photos I have of my Grandma with my mom and my Aunts that could attend. Your addition to this party was definitely worth it.
We are so happy to have all our lovely wedding photos.. I honestly just got a chance to check them tonight and it was such a wonderful reminder of an incredible time with all this work. Reminds you what is important in life - and that I have to finish my thank you cards!!! Thanks again for being so accommodating - we love the photos!! Thanks again Kristin
Hi Michael, The photos are gorgeous! Thank you for all your expertise and love that you put into Lucy's bat mitzvah photos. Deanna
"Dear Michael, Thank you for such great photos and such a fun presence at our daughter's wedding". Thanks again, Deborah
Good Morning Michael, The photos turned out great, I really feel that you did a wonderful job. People who I shared the link with agreed as well. Nothing but good feedback.. Best, Chris
Michael--Thank you for being a part of our lives in making this a very special day. Marlys and Sydney