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Michael Andaloro is a top notch photographer who was easy to work with. I really appreciated his professional manner and approach to making my photographic session work smoothly with top notch results. His experience and in depth of knowledge made my portrait look fantastic. I highly recommend him.Oct 18, 2017
Michael was brought in to take shots at our state convention. We gave him little if any direction on what we expected, and as it turned out his portrait photos became the highlights on our national campaign literature. He understood what we needed better than we did ourselves. Good job, Michael.Oct 17, 2017
Very sweet and patient with my two little boys and two little nephews, his photos are beautiful and at a reasonable cost, he is very nice and a good person, my family enjoyed working with him and would have him back in the future for any of our family pictures!Nov 26, 2019Verified
We had a great time clicking family pictures with Mike. He was on time, well equipped, very friendly and easy to work with. The pictures came out great. I will highly recommend hiring him for photo shoot.Nov 6, 2018Verified
I am beyond pleased with Michael Andaloro's work, I've worked with other photographers for senior pics and he is hands down the best I've worked with, it was about 40 degrees and wet and this man literally got down on the ground and got wet and dirty to make sure he got a great shot. He was so nice and respectful and really listened to what our vision was. The photos are wonderful and really I just can't say enough about our experience. I highly recommend working with him and we definitely will again.Nov 11, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have generally set pricing on Thumbtack for delivery of around 10-30 final edited photos and distances from my home base of Washtenaw and Jackson counties, Michigan of approximately 50 mile. I AM VERY WILLING TO TRAVEL FURTHER for photo assignments and ALSO TAKE ON LARGER ASSIGNMENTS with greater numbers of edited photos. In such cases I will need to negotiate a price for the specific needs of the assignment. I arrive at the photo assignment with high quality camera and lighting gear, seamless backdrops as required and everything needed to shoot photographs requested by the customer. I can create a virtual studio on location with light weight gear that goes up quickly. My pricing includes travel to locations of customer's choicE and shooting as many photographs as it takes to satisfy the customer's need with excellent quality pictures. After the photo shoot I process the digital photos to make sure the exposure, contrast and color all look good, then I provide the customer with the edited digital images. If customers require physical prints, albums, or photo books, I can provide those at a reasonable additional cost agreed to by the customer in advance. Customers will not be required or urged to purchase anything beyond the original agreed upon photo services.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When potential customers reach out to me through Thumbtack messaging or by phone with questions, I try to answer all their concerns promptly. Before the photo shoot, I like to meet them via a phone conversation in which we talk in more detail about the customer's photo preferences and requirements. From this conversation, I have a better idea going into the photo session how I'm going to approach the photo shoot and the customer has a better idea of how the shoot will go.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University after which I worked in book and magazine publishing. I became the art director for several magazines and a designer of numerous book covers. In those roles I often shot the cover photos and interior magazine photos. I've also taken many photos for website use. At the same time I began freelancing photography for other publishers, businesses and individuals etc.