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.
Dion M. Lim | Investment Manager
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!
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.