Michael Werner Photography
Michael Werner Photography

Michael Werner Photography

Top Pro

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
starting cost

Photo formats

Responds in about 2 hours

Introduction: Here to capture what's important, with a focus on adventure and authenticity. Based in the Reno/Tahoe area for over 4 years, I want to ensure your photo experience is easy, fun, and memorable. I love to travel so if you find me far from my home, I’m more than happy to make your project come together! ———— ** I encourage everyone to check out my work on my website and get to know me a little to make sure we’d be a good fit to create whatever you’re envisioning! ** If you are inquiring about a larger project (multiple day weddings, out of state events, etc) PLEASE contact via email if possible so we can discuss whether your project is compatible with my work. ** I DO NOT DO REAL ESTATE PHOTOGRAPHY. Please inquire a professional with that specific skillset if you are looking for property images, thank you. ** Serious inquiries only please.

Current Top Pro

Hired 11 times

Serves Reno, NV

Background checked

1 employee

1 year in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Venmo, and Zelle.

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects

51 photos

  • Destination Portraits

    Engagement Photography

Photoshoot location



Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, punctuality, and work quality.

Exceptional 5.0

6 reviews


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Lissa M.
Aug 17, 2022

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Michael is simply amazing! He met us at our destination wedding in Virginia City, Nevada. He took photos of our actual wedding and then outdoors afterwards. He had tons of creative ideas and was so much fun to work with! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a seasoned photographer with extremely high quality work and an amazing eye! You definitely can't go wrong with Michael.

Details: Wedding • Fewer than 25 guests • Indoors • Digital or online download

Wedding and Event Photography
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Laura G.
3 days ago
We chose Michael to be our family photographer and wow I’m impressed! Let’s start with his professionalism. Michael was incredibly respectful and did not use any foul language around our toddlers (in my experience some of the artsy type don’t always filter themselves in front of kids). I also appreciated his tactful approach to more intimate photos between my husband and I; when we held each other close he asked if we were comfortable to share a kiss in front of him (for certain cultural backgrounds or conservative groups I could see this being a valuable thing to note). Michael was present and engaged the entire shoot and never gave me the impression that I was just another number he was trying to rush through. I also appreciated moments during the shoot where he’d mention that my daughter had her intermission snack on her lip or when my hair needed to fixed a bit. Finally, let’s talk about his picture quality— you are getting a STEAL for the quality of editing that is evidenced by his portfolio. THIS IS THE PHOTOGRAPHER YOU WANT TO BOOK.
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Brandon R.
Aug 20, 2022

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Michael went up and beyond to make my proposal as special as possible. He went a couple weeks beforehand and scoped out the place. Showed up early to find the perfect shots. And went the extra mile. Would recommend to anybody! Thank you Michael

Details: Proposal photoshoot • Natural or environmental • Candid • Outdoors • One location • Online or digital proofs and prints • My home, venue, etc.

Engagement Photography
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Allison F.
Jun 15, 2022
Michael is awesome! For us newbies who are not used to being in front of a camera, he makes it such an easy and comfortable experience, walking us through posing and providing laughs for great candid shots along the way. We have received such beautiful photos that now fill our home - and we keep coming back for more!
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Gabriella C.
May 24, 2022
Michael is an incredible photographer to work with! He's open to your personal ideas when it comes to shoots or if you don't have any (like myself), he's FANTASTIC at posing and directing you to make sure you get the perfect look you're going for. His photos are beautifully shot, presented, and always delivered in a timely manner. Michael will forever be our photographer of choice!
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Michael Werner


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The final quote comes down to how long of a session of a specific type you decide to do, along with whether or not travel of 20 miles or more from Reno to the shooting location is required. The base price listed is based on a 30 minute local session of that photo type. A 20% deposit is also due at confirmation of booking, paid via Venmo, CashApp, Zelle, or ApplePay.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    After you message me with your inquiry, I will work with you to determine the details. The location, how long of a session, how many people will be involved, and everything else. Once we know we're a good fit, I'll have you fill out my personalized booking questionnaire so I can learn a little more about you and get you in my books.

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