Have you ever scheduled and coordinated a bridal portrait in 48 hours, from start to finish? Michel has! One month out from my wedding, Michel had a phone conference with me, and for personal reasons I realized that I had to have the photoshoot...
that week, or not at all. Michel immediately cleared his busy schedule to make it happen two days later. The 2.5 hour outdoor shoot in downtown Charleston went perfectly. Michel showed up with two cameras and two lights, and I showed up with my mom, mother in law, and two bridesmaids. As Michel coached me through a series of stunning, creative poses, they helped arrange my long train over a white sheet we had put the ground to keep my dress clean, fixed my hair and handed me my bouquet when asked. At the end of the shoot, Michel promised me at least ten gorgeous edited photos to choose from to display at my reception, and the rest later on, along with my actual wedding photos and video. Who else could pull that off on such short notice?
I selected Michel Berda as my wedding photographer within the same hour that I met him at a wedding expo last August. I was first impressed by his credentials: he was the only licensed photographer there who had 30 years of experience photographing over 500 weddings, and he had won a Couple's Choice Award on Wedding Wire for the past 3 years (the 100+ reviews will tell you why) as well as other awards on other wedding websites. Next, I looked through his sample photo albums and noticed his great taste in photo locations, well-chosen lighting and edits, and creativity of poses. As I spoke with him, I could tell that his fun, energetic personality would greatly ease the stress of photoshoots, planning, and my wedding day in general, while his clear directions and detailed day-of timeline for capturing photos and videos would maximize logistical efficiency and minimize my photo regrets.
That bridal portrait session confirmed every good thing I already thought about Michel, and the day-of photography and videography timeline shows me how he will capture not just a few precious moments, but the whole story of my wedding day. I'm so happy to know that when my wedding is over, I can relive the whole day anytime through the comprehensive video and photo albums. Thank you, Michel!