9 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/2/2012
The photographer was the most important aspect of our wedding, so we did a lot of research before choosing Mike Sidney. We were in Maui and had the opportunity to meet with Mike about a year in advance of our wedding. He absolutely blew us away and we knew right away he was the one. We already knew his images were stunning from his blog, but after speaking with him it was clear why. He has the ability to connect with people to discover who they are, what their personal style it, and how to engage them and draw them out of their shell. A year later, when he showed up at our hotel to take getting-ready photos with the girls, he remembered those details and we clicked immediately.
Mike is a complete professional and knows how to take charge and make the most of your time. We had a fairly large group for Maui and lets face it, our guests were highly distracted by the lure of the bar. He was able to gather everyone without wasting precious time, direct them, and take some breathtaking shots that were organized without looking stiff or posed. When our wedding timeline went slightly astray, he jumped to action and made suggestions to help us get back on track. He took control expertly, but at the same time, he wasn't imposing in the slightest. During my walk down the aisle, I nearly forgot he was there.
I had given Mike an entire Pinterest board full of "must-have shots", which definitely would have been overbearing to most...then on top of that, I threw in the wrench that I wanted him to be as creative as possible and try new things! How impossible! I just received our images a few nights ago (less than 3 weeks after the wedding...I've heard many brides have to wait months!) I cried probably 7 times and I am NOT an emotional person. My husband and I were amazed. Our images were stunning. The ones that Mike re-created from Pinterest were even better, and there were others that were so creative and different to any we had ever seen before...everything very true to his "Mike Sidney" style.
Probably the part that impressed us most, however, was his photojournalistic ability. He captures those split second moments that are so important. My mom gets this fleeting look in her eye right before she is about to cry...Mike got the shot. It's amazing.
I would also like to mention Nicole, Mike's office manager. She is the woman behind the scenes who organizes all the details and she was a dream to work with.
Wedding photos last a lifetime - the day itself goes by far too fast - but my husband and I now have these incredible images to preserve our memories of such an incredible experience! Couldn't have been happier going with Mike Sidney!
Member Since: 12/4/2011
In choosing our wedding vendors, I was especially picky about a photographer. I'm an amateur photographer and have filmed many weddings, so I had an especially high bar for photography. Mike exceeded all of our expectations and then some. He has a great eye for a photo, takes many creative approaches, is awesome at catching candid moments and was incredible in dealing with our very large wedding party. I've worked with many photographers who just seem pushy, but Mike is gifted at making sure everyone is in the right place and looking in the right direction by applying a calm disposition with a good sense of humor. Many of our guests and members of our wedding party commented on how great he was to work with on our wedding day. The deliverables also lived up to expectation. Mike does a very tasteful job at editing and was able to provide us with pictures we will treasure for a lifetime. Also note that Mike "gets it" for the younger generation. He'll provide you with a link to all of the pictures on his website, a flash drive that contains all of your edited images, a photo montage set to music, and a release form that allows you to use and print the pictures in whatever way you see fit; you're in no way obligated to go through him for printing, photo books, etc. We highly recommend Mike for your Hawaiian wedding!
Member Since: 10/1/2012
I can't say enough good things about Mike Sidney Photography. I received my beautiful photos quickly and professionally. I would re-marry my sweet David every day if I could. I would use Mike Sidney Photography to capture every moment of it!
Member Since: 3/2/2012
We hired Mike on the recommendation of a partner from my law firm, who also hired him for his wedding a few years ago. We are so happy that we did. Mike has an excellent demeanor, and was extremely efficient. We haven't seen most of the final photos just yet, but those that he sent us as a preview (in time to use them on holiday cards) are flawless. Also, his assistant is very accessible and professional as well. His services might be a little more on the expensive side, but I think you get a lot of bang for your buck with his package deals.
Member Since: 7/30/2011
I honestly can't say enough good things about Mike and his crew. From the moment we originally contacted them to the finished product, they were absolutely fabulous and SO easy to work with. Mike was super efficient and professional in taking the photos and the finished photos are all complete works of art! He's very well priced for what you get and you wouldn't be disappointed if you hired him!!
Member Since: 8/3/2009
I'm so thankful we had MIke Sidney there on our wedding day. Our pictures our ones that we will treasure for the rest of our lives. We were blown away by our wedding pictures when we got them - very talented photographer! Mike and his staff made us feel comfortable and relaxed on our wedding, which was also a big plus in our book. Thank you, Mike Sidney Photography!
Member Since: 6/14/2010
I don't think I have the words to say how happy we are that we ended up choosing Mike to be our photographer. He gave great direction, handled both of my parents very well, and took amazing photos. His office manager Nicole is also amazing. She was prompt, efficient, and extremely friendly.
Member Since: 12/16/2010
We loved this photographer and his team. Nicole who manages his office is unbelievably helpful. She really helped plan our wedding timeline to make the best use of our time with Mike. On our wedding day, Mike and his photographer's assistant were absolutely wonderful - including very tactfully corralling in-laws!
The photos are incredibly beautiful. We were blown away by his work. I'm sure we'll be looking at the pictures years from now and still marvel at how perfectly he captured our day.
We had a bunch of really excellent vendors and Mike stands out as one of the best.
I recommend him without any reservations - a wonderful photographer and a wonderful, professional operation from start to finish.
Member Since: 9/19/2009
Mike and his assistant were amazing to work with: wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable with a talented eye for artistic and beautiful results. Look no further for fantastic service and beautiful results.
Contemporary Style and World-Class Professionalism
You have many important decisions to make for your wedding day. Choose Mike Sidney Photography and have one less decision to worry about. Have fun and relax as Mike guides you comfortably through family and romantic portraits, all the while capturing the natural moments of your wedding.
- Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles