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.
Your event is one of the most important occurences of your life. Depending on the nature of the genre, it’s a magical event celebrated with family and friends. Available are cherished keepsakes to have one or more of the options shown below added on to make the memory even more special.
We offer the following as part of your keepsake memories:
Both the beautiful and elegant modern magazine style collage style (custom designed) and traditional albums
High resolution files
Online website for viewing photos for family and friends (This is included for all plans!)
Other available options:
Drone Aerial Photos and Video. Drones can give you exciting access to vantage points which are unique that are not normally obtained in a traditional manner.
Photo booths with options of the neon inflatable, open air or the enclosed style of booth. Very fun for guests.
Second photographers are available to capture different and varied photos.
Pro Videography of the ceremony only or of the entire event.
We provide photography services for Weddings, Corporate/Commercial Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Birthday and Anniversary Parties, Religious events such as baptisms, as well as Family and Professional or Corporate Headshot Portrait Services.
Prices depend on the date, location, number of hours and which products you would like to own of your memories. We work with all budgets and would be happy to provide a quote for you. Please see the Contact Us page and simply follow the instructions there.
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's studios are in several locations. Various locations are based in places such as the San Francisco Bay area which includes San Francisco, Marin, Peninsula, East Bay, Sonoma, Wine Country, Monterey and Carmel. He has an office in Ft. Lauderdale and serves communities such as Boca Raton, Miami and all cities in between. He also serves the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas, as well as in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Indio and the surrounding Coachella valley. Additional studio situated midway between NYC and Philadelphia, which serves the complete surrounding area. In addition, he performs events in other destinations world-wide.
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.