Neither of us had experienced being photographed formally before, unless you're counting work headshots (and I'm not), so trying to find a wedding photographer was a little intimidating. I spent a number of years on the east coast as part of an informal photography group that had several professionals as members... so we went into the search feeling pretty confident that we knew what we were looking for... and I'm happy to say we found it. Michael's documentary style suited us perfectly. We had to reschedule our park-setting engagement shoot about four times because it rained so much here last winter and Michael was flexible, informal, easy to work with, didn't make us feel awkward or odd while posing, and clearly loves his work. We had fun! When the wedding day arrived, he was prompt, friendly, and kept up with our rather unique event. He was so kind with family while posing us after the ceremony, and he was both creative and efficient with the shots of us as a couple also - we weren't rushed, and we made it to the cocktail hour! The shots of our first dance (we'd learned to swing dance for the occasion) are some of my favorites, as well - the angles he picked were perfect. He knew how to be unobtrusive, but also when to speak up to cue us for a specific shot. Best of all, the photos were edited and back to us even faster than he'd promised them. Michael's a quality human, making quality photos... we'd highly recommend him to anyone!