From the first moment we met Daniel Michael at his studio, we knew we wanted to book with him or his photographers. He explained the process clearly to us and let us know what to look for in photography for our wedding (which, at that point, al...
l the planning was overwhelming). I appreciated him being supportive of the industry and also giving us the option of booking with others. Photography was one of the most important things for us, so we did a lot of homework.
We went back and met Don, and he was perfect! He's a genius with the camera, and so dedicated to his work. From literally stepping into spiky grass during our engagement session (which went almost 2 hours since Don had so many great ideas for photos), to laying on the ground for some of our wedding photos... he's just professional, organized and was supportive. Our engagement photos were natural and captured how much we enjoyed being together. We loved the engagement photos, and so did all our friends.
Our wedding was on 3/14/2020, which was probably the last wedding before all the global craziness, and Don and his team (Johnny - the other master photographer turned photojournalist for the day, and Allison - my amazing, dedicated, kind bridal assistant) showed up right on time, with a smile on their faces, and a determination to make the day flawless. I was obviously stressed out from the replanning of many things in the 2 days leading up to the wedding due to state bans on gatherings, but they showed up as if nothing happened. Don, Johnny and Allison all said to me, "we've got you, we're here for you", and on we went. It rained the ENTIRE time we were doing photos with the wedding party, but they stayed positive and kept checking on my sanity. I don't know how many ugly cry tears i shed that day, but I am so glad i chose Don for my photographer, and for Daniel Michael to have such an amazing group of individuals who love what they do.
We got our photos last week, which was about 3 weeks after the wedding (we got sneak peeks about a week after), and both of us are blown away. The photos ranged from your classic wedding photos, to family photos, to candids, and to reaction photos... everything was great and we got a view of a lot of things we didn't get to see on the actual day. One of the most amazing things is after seeing the photos, we couldn't remember half of them being taken, and that's how EXCEPTIONAL they all were! They're incredibly sneaky, stayed behind the scenes, professional, and caught some of the most beautiful emotions from all of my family and friends. Everyone commented on how beautiful our photos were.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you for making our day beautiful and memorable. I can't say enough good things about Daniel Michael, Don, Johnny and Allison, but i can say thank you a million times.
Don't hesitate to work with Daniel Michael and his team, they're worth it!
~ Dustin and Nancy