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Hired 15 times
4 years in business
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7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thu & Fri
8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
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Michael is very talented and knows what he is doing! He also gives a special student discount! I enjoyed working with him! Loved the Photo shoot and the pics. I would like to work with him again!Mar 13, 2018Verified
Michael was amazing to work with from the very start. He was very responsive and flexible, as we had to change the dates around due to the crazy Chicago weather. When we were able to settle on a date, he showed up on time and did a fantastic job. He was easy to chat with and helped you feel comfortable in front of the camera. We hired him for family photos with our 6 month old. He was able to catch some gorgeous photos of her as well as ones of our family that we will always cherish. In addition, he got the final product out to us within a few days. We plan on re-hiring him for future photos as we were very impressed with him and so glad we found him on Thumbtack!May 23, 2018Verified
Came in from out of town. Gave away our time slot for photos. We ended up having to meet 3 hours before our scheduled time. Was very fast at getting our photos back to us unfortunately out of 40 photos we liked 4. My boyfriend who is super laid back was like please don't post those. Let him know we were dissatisfied he said he would give us a discount. Great! Then he messages me saying I tried to take my paypal payment back for the original amount we agreed on. I didnt! Finally messaged me back saying it was on his end but the whole thing left me feeling defeated. We traveled to a new area and were looking forward to this shoot and from start to finish it was a let down.Oct 12, 2019Verified
Had a great experience. The photos are amazing.Mar 10, 2018Verified
Michael has taken photos for my business as well as personal ones of my better half and I. His attention to detail is second to none and his knowledge of utilizing lighting to get the right shot makes for incredible results. He also does a great job of guiding the people he's shooting - His demeanor with our younger athletes put them at ease and led to some great results! I highly recommend him!Feb 22, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I try to price my clients based on the actual work and needs, I believe I remain very competitive in terms of price and taking into consideration, communication, shoot time, and then delivery. Pricing differs with each client, there's no way I can charge one client who only needs 5 images the same price for someone who needs 25.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?After confirming the project, understanding EXACTLY what the customer is looking for is priority #1. This then sets the foundation for logistics and then execution. Understanding any possible challenges and developing a "plan b" is also part of the process because sometimes things don't always go as planned. Having a plan B makes the client more comfortable and realize I truly want to make sure they have a great experience from start to finish.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have several years of photography, ranging from professional sports to portraiture and even pet photography, my dog Emmie is probably my favorite model =)