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Michael Keel Photography
About this pro
13 years in business
311 hires on Thumbtack
Ariana B.Mar 16, 2018Verified
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
- 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.