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About this pro
13 years in business
329 hires on Thumbtack
We loved Michael! He was great to work with, and our pics are beautiful!Nov 14, 2018
Michael did an amazing job on our wedding photos and engagement session photos! I’m not very photogenic and was really dreading seeing our photos but he was able to pull the best out of us with his relaxed nature and easygoing attitude. He’s worth every penny and more. I would hire him again in a heartbeat! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job!Jan 10, 2018Verified
Michael was the perfect photographer for our big day! He was professional, fun, and delivered beautiful photos!Jul 16, 2017Verified
Micheal was amazing. My wife and I wanted to damn near drive around the entire city for pictures and he helped up set up a game plan and timeline to accomplish as many of those spots as possible. He really helped us relax and get comfortable in front of the camera. He’s super punctual, helped us get around inside of city hall. He took the time to talk to each of the ppl in our group. Our whole family’s liked him. He was super respectful. 10/10 would book with him again.! Can’t wait to get our pictures back.Nov 10, 2018Verified
After I started my project, Michael messaged me multiple times Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the same week. He didn't give me enough time to look over the information and I felt pressured. He insisted on hiring him. I explained that I will reach out after we book our venue. Instead, he messaged me again the following Saturday asking if I am still in need of someone. I decided not to move forward because he was unprofessional. Customers are people too, not just a sale.Oct 29, 2018VerifiedMichael K.'s reply
First off, to anyone reading, read my reviews. I respect my clients 100 percent. I’m sorry you feel this way. Thumbtack messaging gets overwhelming, and many new clients do not see the messages from vendors because there are so many, usually 15+ other vendors respond back to you the customer. Sometimes messages aren’t seen at all by the client. Secondly, we messaged 3 times. I had another potential client interested a few days later request the same date. So I simply informed you. Because you said you were interested and technically you were first in line. I book up quickly, and I like to work with people who actually like my work. I contacted you a final time, because the other couple wanted to know if the date was booked. That is all. It was a common courtesy to give you a heads up. Since you were first, and I was being sympathetic to the fact, that you told me your venue bailed out on you, and didn’t want to book your wedding. You said you filled a contract out with them, and they decided to not book you. Lastly, this is slandering. I respect my clients as you can see in my reviews. I shoot 40 to 50 weddings a year and do this full time. I also work with various travel magazines doing travel photography, and work with many big corporate clients. This is my families income, and your comment is FALSE. Giving you info to keep you updated where I’m at is not pressure, zero pressure. I never said or insisted. EVER. This is entirely false. My last email to you, was that the date has been booked by the other couple. Lastly, good luck, and I wish you nothing but the best.
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started making photos at thirteen years old, inspired by my grandfather who was in the Sierra Club and The California Camera Club back in the 1930's. I remember as as child awaiting the weekend to see him. He'd reach into old trunks that had stickers from places he'd visited; taking out glass bottles of chemicals. I thought he was a wizard, "Look Michael,you see?The tree developing on paper? From there, it never ended. The passion of making photos continued and I only switched to digital photography about five years ago. I try to incorporate old techniques with new technology.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Photography with travel writing, Indie films, indie music, shooting actors on movie sets, A LOT of weddings! Plenty of engagement clients, newborns, maternity, foodie shots, corporate/commercial photography, portraits, family photos, photo editing. All of my jobs involve some kind of research, which could range from the culture I am writing about, chef, food topic, business, area I am traveling to or in, press trips and so on.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Look for someone that has actual experience in photography. Photographers who shoot digital but have a film photography background like myself, shoot in a unique style that looks different from the typical digital photographer. If you are looking for a wedding photographer that does journalistic, natural, and not cheesy, or the "typical" wedding photos - you would hire me ;) I'm also not "just" a wedding photographer. I am a "photographer" in the fullest sense - because I shoot everything from magazine work involving travel articles to corporate work to fashion to newborns to modeling to weddings. so, I look at "everything" and each moment, frame, counts to me no matter what genre of photography it is. Hire writers that have travel experience, culture, history interests, or are actually related with interests of what the project is, the writing will be so much better and you will be happy. For example I also was a chef in the past for five years, so my food knowledge/wine is extensive as well, combined with my travel experience makes for a great article. Basically I personally think even if you are just looking for a "wedding photographer" you need to look at a photographers entire body of work from all genres. It could be newborns, people, portraits, commercial, corporate, landscapes or whatever. But to get a good feel of how a photographer works - look at all of his work - not just one type of photography.