Vicky F. San Francisco, CA 2/1/2019
Why aren't there more reviews for Michelle? She deserves all the stars in the world! We hired Michelle for our wedding on February 1, 2019, and it was the best decision we made in our entire planning process.
At the start of our search, we did what most people do and shot out e-mails to various photographers in the Bay Area we were interested in. Michelle was one of the very few that responded back with something that wasn't just copy-paste verbatim. From the beginning, we could tell that she really does listen to what you are saying, and got such a great impression when we talked to her on the phone. We also really gravitated towards her photography style: lots of natural light, clean and bright.
From there, we scheduled an engagement photo session, which was a great way to get to know her and her working style better. We decided on Sutro Heights Park and Sutro Baths, but in addition, Michelle remembered our love for boba and suggested going to a nearby boba shop for photos too - how awesome is that? She thinks outside the box and always keeps in mind her client's likes and dislikes. Michelle was undeniably sweet, attentive, patient, and fun to work with!
Fast-forward to our wedding day, and Michelle once again delivered. She brought a second photographer (hi Alan!) to help capture our family and friends while she focused on us. We had our ceremony at SF City Hall and she captured really stunning shots. We woke up early to take photos in and outside City Hall before the ceremony, took more portraits afterwards at the Legion of Honor, In-N-Out for lunch (yes), and then our dinner reception in SSF. Seriously, which photographer offers to follow a crazy itinerary like that? Michelle does. Cause she is amazing.
We aren't a lovey-dovey couple - in fact, we're quite awkward! - but Michelle did a fantastic job at making us look GOOD. We just received our photos from our wedding and every photo made us smile as we looked through, reliving our day. We've shown family and friends and they complimented on how wonderful Michelle was towards them on the wedding day, and how nice the photos turned out.
On top of that, we felt like we made a lifelong friend, and hope to see her again really soon. Thank you so much, Michelle!