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Wedding and Event Photography - Pittsburgh 2019
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Wedding and Event Photography
Mike did an amazing job with our engagement shoot. He was very good about being inconspicuous and my now fiancé never suspected it. Madlyn Mergler and I could not be more pleased. His photos are very professional and I loved the poses he picked. He was really good at making us look happy, attractive, and in love. We are so thankful for him and if we are ever in Pittsburgh again we will be sure to let him know. We are going to be looking for a wedding photographer, so I do not think we will have to look very far. Thank you again, M4J Photography!!!!!Aug 8, 2019Verified
Mike took our holiday pictures this year and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. In addition to our formal photos, he managed to capture some candid moments of us between poses that we ended up loving just as much as the rest. Mike’s laid back style put us at ease, but was very professional and came prepared with a list of ideas for angles and backgrounds. He was also very good with our 1 1/2 year old son who was not the most cooperative on a cold day. Highly recommended!Nov 27, 2017Verified
Wedding and Event Photography
M4J Photography was wonderful! He was very responsive to out needs, worked with the people being photographed, and went that one step more to make everyone feel great. Thank you Michael.Nov 20, 2017Verified
Michael did an amazing job shooting our surprise engagement! He managed to capture every moment from the time we walked into the room to Melissa's celebratory dance after the proposal. And he did all of this in full stealth mode... she had no idea he was there! Michael was very professional and fun to shoot with. He guided us through posed shots afterward and they came out beautifully. Melissa and I could not be happier with the photos. We had such a hard time choosing and wanted to frame them all. Thanks again, Michael!Sep 12, 2017Verified
Michael exceeded expectations and provided great value above and beyond. I strongly recommended using M4J Photography for your events, capturing life moments, and professional photos. I look forward to working together again in the future. Thank you and good luck!Sep 24, 2017Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?When I am hired by a new customer, I typically inform them about the process in which they will receive their photos after the photo shoot or event. This will be made even more transparent once they are given a contract which thoroughly explains my services. Even still, I am always willing to walk them through the process of using my services before and after the photoshoot/event to make for a smooth and enjoyable experience.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Well, when I was 15 years old I learned the very basics of photography through the pinhole camera technique and developing the photos in a dark room. That process gave me a new appreciation for photography because it shows how the evolution of capturing a photo has come a long way. My training of photography comes from going through the "evolutionary" steps of first capturing a photo from a pinhole camera (as well as developing the images in a dark room) all the way to digital photography.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I've always had a love for the arts, even at a very young age. I developed a love for photography at the age of 15 after learning its history and ultimately realizing how challenging and rewarding the results of a developing a photograph could be.