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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!
Michelle was our photographer for our engagement shoot and wedding day. She did an amazing job and I got a lot of compliments on how well the pictures came out. She is super sweet, punctual and have a pair of good eyes. She know what look poses look good and with what lighting. She's also versatile as well with more natural and soft tone on our engagement shoot. And for our wedding day, she used more colors to look more dramatic. She's willing to accommodate on what styles you like. She's also very detailed oriented, she scheduled a call with me to discuss the whole timeline of the wedding and went over my expectations for wedding day. We just received her pictures (almost 1,300 photos) yesterday and all the pictures looked great! We loved all of the pictures, it's everything that we imagined and more. She is definitely very patient, near the end of the night we had a bunch of drunk bridal party during sparkler sendoff. However she still continued and patiently took photos of us. We highly recommend her to anyone.
Michelle is fabulous!!! What an artist!! She did such a wonderful job on my husband's and my engagement and wedding photos. I didn't even give her suggested poses for our wedding because I trusted her that much and she did not disappoint!! She captured exactly what we were looking for. She is flexible, thorough, very professional and was so prompt in getting our photos back to us (almost 900 photos edited a month after our wedding)!!! I'm also so grateful that she walked through my entire wedding venue a week before at the exact time my wedding would be and analyzed lighting and photo placement with me. I loved working with her and I'm definitely keeping her in mind for future photo shoots!!!
We used Michelle for an engagement shoot, pre-wedding shoot, and wedding day. She's really fun and easy to work with. Michelle works very swiftly and knows exactly what she wants at each location. She is always very prepared and was quick to suggest alternatives when conditions weren't ideal. For example, it rained during the pre-wedding session but we were still able to make the most of it by darting to different places to dodge the rain.
The photos for all three shoots turned out really spectacular. We really like the natural and candid shots which allow for the moment and the setting to speak for itself. We felt really comfortable during the 10+ hours she spent with us on the big day and Michelle is always smiling, even while holding the camera, which naturally put a smile on our faces.
We highly recommend Michelle for all your photography needs!
My husband and I are glad we choosed Michelle for our wedding ceremony in City Hall of San Francisco!!
She was really conscientious and professional. She worked hard and took time for every picture to have the perfect view angle. We had a really great time with her.
She even worked more hours than she was supposed to.
We recommend her to you, you will not be disappointed!!
Thank you Michelle
Mikael and Carole
Michelle did a fantastic job for our wedding ceremony/reception. She is professional and fun to work with. She works hard and always seeks the best angle / location to capture the moment wherever she could. Since we don't live in SF area, we could only discuss through the phone / email about our expectation and requirements prior to the big day, and she delivered beyond our expectation! Her photography shows a great deal of elegance and yet, it is as natural as it could possibly be. All of our family members love how the pictures come out and we are very happy to have chosen her as our photographer.
Another note about how great she is: we requested to receive a few photos shortly after the big day for another wedding celebration, and she was able to put together a set of pictures for us within days. That set of pictures is a quick snapshot of the big day, which is exactly what we were looking for!