K i n d W o r d s
it was an absolute pleasure working with mike from the very start all the way through to the end. we couldn’t be happier with the beautiful images he took of blake and i at our engagement session and at the wedding. when we opened our images from both sessions, we were completely in awe at the way he was able to capture our love. not only did we love the pictures he took of us, but also of the entire event. from shots of specific details that were planned, to dancing pictures of all of our family and friends, he really captured our wedding day to every last moment. when we first saw mike’s work, we loved the light and airy beauty that he finds in a moment. we knew we wanted to work with together and when we met him we could tell that it was a perfect fit. mike is so nice and personable that he really made us feel comfortable every time we were with him and in front of the camera. from meeting at a coffee shop in orange to get to know each other, to playing The smiths in the background of our engagement shoot, to making the picture process on the big day a breeze, we just loved working with mike and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality experience all the way through.
Blake & alyssa
As a planner getting married, it was imperative for me to have a fine art photographer that could capture our portraits and details of our day equally as beautiful and thoughtful. i was able to get to know mike while working on weddings together and always enjoyed his process of capturing an event day. his attention to detail, our story, and aesthetics made for truly timeless and quality photos. not to mention, we had multiple locations on the day and he handled it all with such grace. most of all, i knew i would feel at ease with mike, but it was comforting to hear my husband mention how effortless it all felt with mike. we were blown away by how much emotion, fun and romance he captured in the photos. we are forever grateful for his talent and friendship, and can’t wait for him to shoot our growing family one day!
Dustin & erica (twine events)
working with michael for our wedding was an absolute dream and one of the best decisions we could have ever made. my mother was a film photographer, and after being in the modeling industry myself, having a film expert as our wedding photographer was an absolute must. mike is so gifted with his craft as a true artist and we are so lucky that we found someone who not only captured our exact vision, but also the love between us so beautifully. his understanding of natural light, time of day, and getting us to feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible was absolutely extraordinary. when you are planning your wedding there are so many details that seem to take priority, but i can tell you from experience that your photographer is one of the most important choices you can make and mike exceeded our expectations. when he sent us our wedding photos, i sat in tears with my husband reliving our special day looking through them. each photo was somehow better than the last and the magic captured on our special day will always get to be shared through our photos. i am forever grateful to mike for capturing david and i on the most important day of our lives and will cherish these photos forever.
David & anna
my husband and i couldn’t be happier with our experience with mike. we had a destination wedding in July of 2018 and were completely overwhelmed with photographer options when we first started looking. i came across mike’s work on a feature on thknot.com of a wedding he shot and instantly fell in love. his photos were exactly what we were looking for - romantic, soft, elegant, and most importantly, timeless. meeting mike in person for our engagement session a few months before the wedding gave us even more confidence in our decision. mike is one of those people that you instantly feel connected to - he’s incredibly nice, easy-going, and made us feel completely comfortable in what can be an awkward situation. we had the biggest smmiles on our faces when we received our wedding photos. mike perfectly captured the day. we will cherish the photos of our friends and family, who traveled a long way to celebrate our love, and will love sharing the photos of us with our kids one day. thank you mike!
gordon & christina
when we were searching for a wedding photographer, i fell in love with the romantic way that mike captures light in his photographs. when i excitedly showed his portfolio to my (now) husband - he agreed - the guy has got talent! he was seriously impressed that mike shoots on film; proof that he’s a talented photographer, not just a talented editor. neither my husband nor i particularly enjoy having our picture taken, or the way we look in pictures, so we wanted to choose someone we believed could truly capture the spirit of our day. My goal was to have 1 good picture to frame. imagine my surprise when i had not 1, but dozens. mike is so calm, confident and kind. he guided us through the entire process, making us feel totally comfortable in front of the camera! in each and every shot, both posed and candid, he perfectly captured our personalities and love for each other, and not only the way these moments looked, but the way they felt.
when we had our son, we knew we needed to call mike. i was worried about adding another person, let alone a baby, to our picture-taking mix, but once again, mike knew just what to do. and, again, our family has not just 1, but dozens of “framers.” we hope mike likes us as much as we like him, because he is the only photographer we will ever use!
Mike, Blair, & baby john
michael was the perfect photographer for our wedding. we had a small wedding at a hotel in los angeles, and we were a little apprehensive about booking a photographer because it was such a small and intimate ceremony, but we are so glad we did! from the start, michael was a professional and so easy to work with, straight forward and flexible. on the day of the wedding, he blended right in with us and our guests, and his presence never felt out of place. he took the most beautiful photographs of us, and even though it was an unconventional location for a wedding, he handled it with such skill and expertise. I am so thankful we booked michael for our wedding. we could not have hoped for a better photographer to capture those memories.
Scott & Cynthia
if we had to go back in time and to our wedding day and choose a photographer again, we would pick michael every time. not only did he capture every detail and moment with such warmth and care, but he also created stunning images that feel timeless. on top of all that, he has such an easygoing and positive personality that made the day feel fun and carefree, which is exactly what we wanted! We couldn’t recommend him and his team enough!
Jirka & Marjorie
michael’s enthusiasm, care for detail, and comfort with our family, friends, and guests made the process not feel like a process at all, but an added joyful experience. i’ll cherish one particular photo of me and my husband overlooking fireworks, an unplanned event due to veterans day. michael ensured each special moment, even the unexpected, was captured. i will cherish our wedding photos forever.
Luois & Lisa
If you’re looking for a photographer who holds exceptional talent, a beautiful and unique technique(ask about the film he uses — it’s insane!), and makes you feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera, Mike is THE guy. My husband and I are so grateful to have worked with Mike, not only for our wedding, but our engagement shoot and rehearsal dinner as well. One of my only regrets from our wedding was not booking him longer! Mike is a true artist behind the camera with his end results being nothing short of breathtaking. He really captured “us” with our photos resulting in truly authentic moments, beautifully shot and edited that are timeless and elegant. Mike is also a blast to work with, extremely kind, and an all around great human being. Having just got married I stress the importance of working with a photographer you really like… because they’re going to be with you all day! My husband is shy and was extremely nervous for our first shoot. Michael not only took the time to learn about our style, location preferences and vibe as a couple, he spent time getting to know us in person, which was invaluable. In no time my husband went from a shy guy to a complete natural in front of the camera. There is no doubt that We will be working with mike in the years to come! A million thanks to you and your team!
Lindsey & Jamie
mike and his team were nothing short of fabulous throughout the entire wedding process. upon meeting him for the first time at our engagement session, mike felt like someone i had known for years. he is patient, energetic, passionate, and just easy going. he really made my partner and myself feel at east behind the camera, which proved to be harder than we both expected. he captured the most intimate and romantic moments at our wedding day without being overly forced or in our faces. it honestly felt like he was hardly there, in the best of ways. look no further, mike is thorough, incredibly kind, and has the best aesthetic.
Miles & Hope
there aren’t enough wonderful things to say about mike and his work. he and his team were absolutely incredible on our wedding day. his laid back personality translated to the effortless beauty shown in his photographs. he captured the magic of our special day so wonderfully, and we feel so lucky to have been able to work with him. mike is fun, relaxed, efficient, and insanely talented. we are continuously blown away by his work, and love looking back at all of our wedding photos.
nick & chelsea