About this Vendor
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Rated top 10 Wedding Photographers in Los Angeles and Top 100 Wedding Photographers in the USA and Canada. Over 30 international awards, and 60 5-Star Reviews, with weddings photographed all over the world. Michael Anthony Photography is an internationally published wedding photography studio based in Los Angeles California. We are an art-focused wedding studio that bucks the modern trends of wedding photography and creates timeless and incredible imagery for our clients to display in their home. Michael and his wife Jennifer have photographed weddings in Europe, Canada, and the USA since opening their doors in 2011. With our Studio 23 brand, we also have photography available to clients with any budget. Michael Anthony Photography, Making the Ordinary into Extraordinary.
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Film Photography, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
Best wedding photographer, ever! Hands down. If you want beautiful photos of the event, plus amazing wall-art of your wedding, you definitely need to book them. They are a bit on the pricey-er side of photographers, but you get what you pay for, 1000%. Definitely worth it! Don't look any further, book them!!!!
I am a wedding photographer and chose Michael Anthony Photography for a few reasons. Here are my top three... 3: He appreciates the art of the job and I knew he'd push himself to create some beautiful portraits that we'll enjoy for a lifetime while at the same time capturing the story of our day to be told in our wedding album. 2: He's a master of light and posing. I knew that regardless of the locations we were in, he'd nail it and make even the darkest of closets look stunning if needed. And the #1 reason: I wanted to be a bride on my wedding day. It is really difficult to turn off the photographer in me, as any photographer will attest to. The best gift a wedding-photographer-bride can receive is the gift of being able to be present on their own wedding day. My confidence in Mike and his crew allowed me to do just that: be a bride without having to give a single thought about "fixing" the shots before they were taken. Not once did I second guess or question his ability or artistic choices. Thank you so much, MAP, for being a professional and creative photography team who is always pushing the boundaries of our industry to ensure continual growth! And, even more so, thank you for gifting me the opportunity to be a bride and enjoy my wedding day xo Hannah Marie Toronto, Canada
If you'd asked me earlier this year, I would never have imagined how satisfied and impressed I'd be today. My wife was the one who discovered Michael Anthony Photography, and I was (as I typically am with spending money) skeptical at first. But, after meeting with Michael for the first time, I was confident he was a perfect fit for us. Michael and his team are exceptionally talented, and we were simply blown away when we finally got to see our photos. Not to mention, we received numerous compliments from our friends and family during our wedding about how excellent the photographers were. My wife and I are forever grateful for all the kindness and professionalism we received from Michael and his staff. We highly recommend them to everybody we know, or meet. When it comes to capturing life's most precious moments, it is hard to imagine anyone I would trust more.
If you're looking for boilerplate photography, Michael probably isn't your guy. But if you want something unique, creative and beautiful for your album or to hang in your house, book Michael immediately! My wife and I ended up with wonderful shots that really captured everything unique and fun about our wedding. Michael and his staff were easy to work with and quick to answer any questions or concerns along the way. Always professional, courteous and friendly, Michael Anthony Photography made life extremely easy for us and accommodated everything we requested with ease. I had heard horror stories from other vendors about how difficult photogs can be to work with on wedding day, but this was absolutely NOT the case here. Everything was seamless and I can't thank Michael and his staff enough for the experience!
Michael and the team are wonderful to work with! They work with you throughout the whole process and deliver beyond amazing photos!! We cannot wait to use them again and again!
I love their photography. I used this service all of the time!
Michael Anthony and his staff are the best photographers for your wedding day. Hands-down. My wife and I hired them to capture our day because of their dramatic, painting-style photographs. Michael created one of their signature edits to hang above our couch, and printed it on metal. Every time people come over they stop and look at it and are amazed at how artistic it is. Their customer service is top notch and they responded to emails or phone calls sometimes within minutes. I recommend them for any bride or groom looking for amazing quality photography on their wedding day.
THE BEST DECISION EVER! Michael and his team focus on creating artwork that will become the centerpiece in your home. So many photographers these days will take pictures, put them on a cd, and send you on your way. We wanted more than that for our wedding day because we knew that this day would be special and something that we wanted to remember for the rest of our lives. We met with Michael at his beautiful studio in Santa Clarita, California and looked over his albums. After seeing the quality of the books in person, we decided to book their Renaissance Collection. Their Renaissance Fine Art Book was larger than any album I have ever seen, and absolutely gorgeous. Our book was printed on their fine art paper, and every time I open it the story they created was so well thought out and put together that it allows me to relive those moments for the rest of my life. I know I am a little late to the game to write a review for them, but I definitely want anyone considering hiring Michael and his team to know how amazing they are.
This photographer was great. Extremely professional and he captured all of the special moments of my special day. When I saw the photos I was in awe as he captured all of the tender loving moments myself and my wife shared.
Great PhotographerReviewed on 8/12/2015 Janice Y
We do not like having our picture taken. When it came time to finding a photographer for our wedding, we searched for two things: 1) They took photos at the venue we selected and 2)They can make us look good. Michael Anthony was the 2nd photographer we met with in our search. We knew from the initial consultation that he knew his stuff and had an artistic ability to make our wedding photos epic. We booked him quickly. We had our wedding a few weeks ago and a few days after the wedding he posted some pictures. We were blown away by how pretty and beautiful we looked. We can't wait until we see the rest of them! If you want artistic and beautiful photos of your wedding, pick Michael Anthony for your photographer. You will not be disappointed.
I had such a wonderful experience with Michael Anthony from start to finish! My husband and I got married this past July and we are now reliving our favorite day through Michael’s amazing shots that tell our story. Michael and his team are so talented, and this was so evident from the first time I saw their work. Michael and his assistant shot our wedding and we knew that we could surely trust them to photograph one of the most important days in our lives. He did not fail to exceed our expectations from our engagement session to the very last photo of the wedding night; Michael captured every special moment perfectly. He has an incredibly artistic and intuitive eye and works with natural lighting and angles to create stunning photos. On top of all of that, he is super easy-going and very efficient—a great combination to relax any last nerves before the ceremony, while also allowing the busy day to continue smoothly. Another huge bonus was that while we were on our honeymoon, only two days later, Michael had already finished editing so many photos and posted them on his blog and social media (many of my friends who have recently gotten married had to wait at least a couple weeks to see any of their wedding photos). We were so ecstatic to see our photos only a couple days after the big day!!! We couldn’t stop looking at them all then and we still can’t stop! Michael then helped us to coordinate our wedding album into a beautiful story-format and carefully pick out our canvases and prints (and trust me you will want to hang these photos on the walls). We couldn’t be more thrilled with the job that Michael and his team did for our wedding! What an awesome group of talented professionals! AMAZING : )
Here's the deal. Michael Anthony is not cheap. He just isn't, and if you can't deal with that, it's understandable. But don't stop reading. Give me a minute to sell you. Photography is the single most important thing you'll have on your wedding day. Every picture tells a million stories, not just one. Even the video doesn't compare, because video tells you what emotions to feel. Pictures provoke you to feel those emotions yourself, and every time I look at my wedding photos, I'm transported back to that day. This is what Michael Anthony does. I'll pay for his work all day, any day. It's that amazing. I was worried about photography because I work in TV, and I tend to be picky about visual arts. But there's no question Michael and his assistants are top level photographers. They are efficient, effective, and blend in to the wedding so perfectly. I never knew he was around, yet I have these amazing photos of me when my wife walked down the aisle. How he took them, I'll never know. But it's the single happiest feeling I've ever known, and it's captured in multiple pictures. Michael specializes in storytelling through pictures, which is an art in itself. And he makes ridiculously amazing albums. But here's the most important thing I can say, above all else: Michael and his wife, Jenn, are amazing people. You can tell they care, and they care a lot. It's not just about money for them. It's about giving clients something to hold onto for the rest of time. A lasting memory of the happiest day ever. Michael did that. And in the process became like a longtime friend, an extended part of the family. When you hire Michael Anthony, you aren't just hiring someone with a camera to point and shoot. You're hiring someone who cares as much about this time in your life as you do. So don't let cost turn you away. Go sit down with him. You won't leave and go anywhere else. And you'll never regret that decision in your life.
The only way to describe Michael's work is passionate and WOW! This guy loves what he does and it shows. From our engagement to our wedding photos, we have been speechless and taken back. What we asked for doesn't compare to what we've got and we have yet to see all of our wedding images. A recommendation doesn't suffice. If you want a photographer that will capture the raw emotion and beauty of your day, then look no further. He is now our family photographer for life.
Best photographerReviewed on 4/18/2015 Lisa T
Michael and his team are very professional and his photos are truly a work of art. He was on time and the photos were ready to review when my husband and I returned from our honeymoon. He makes you feel comfortable and at ease. And the photos are absolutely amazing. I've never felt more beautiful, I would recommend him to anyone.
The BEST wedding photographer!Reviewed on 2/11/2015 Monica B
Booking our wedding photographer was one of my top priorities when it came to planning our wedding. I had done my research and ended up (luckily) stumbling across Michael Anthony on Facebook. I was immediately mesmerized by his photographs. After looking at his portfolio, my now husband and I went to meet with him. We met with Michael and his wife Jen. They were incredibly friendly and honest. They took the time to get to know us, as a couple. After our first meeting, we knew we wanted Michael and his team to be our wedding photographer. I didn't even meet with any other photographers because I knew it had to be Michael. During our planning process, he was there whenever I had my questions or concerns. Even when half way through the planning process, we had to change our wedding date, Michael was there and made sure he was available for our new date (THANK goodness he was). Our engagement session was remarkable. He spent two hours with us! We were blown away by the outcome. On our wedding day, Michael and Jen were professional and helped make our day run smoothly. He knew the shots I wanted and took his time to get them. The whole experience working with Michael Anthony and his team was great. I am so excited to see our wedding photos!!!
Best photographer!! Does above and beyond...Reviewed on 12/29/2014 Sydney B
Initially I met Michael Anthony's team at a bridal show. They showed instant interest and were extremely willing to answer any questions I had. From that moment, I knew that I wanted to use him for my wedding. Once I started planning my wedding I kept my options open and met with a few other photographers and then last I met with Michael Anthony. Upon arrival at his studio we were met by Michael and his wife, Jenn. They were both very open, kind and wanted to know more about my (then) fiancé and I, and what we were looking for in a wedding photographer. I am extremely shy and they made sure to make me comfortable at all times. We first did an engagement session to help me get comfortable in front of the camera. They had me come into their studio before the session to have my hair and makeup done professionally. We then went to the local park that my fiancé and I choose for our engagement session. Michael was very open to our needs and even allowed us to bring our (very hyper) dogs for a few photos. We were absolutely amazed by the photos! Throughout the planning of the wedding Michael Anthony went over and above to help with any planning, timeline, vendor references, etc. The day of the wedding, Michael and Jennifer arrived early, were respectful and sensitive to all of our needs, made us feel comfortable, and did way more than they should have! We hired a day of coordinator, but only saw her once. Michael and Jenn took it upon themselves to fill the gap of our now missing coordinator to make sure our day ran smoothly. This was obviously not their job in anyway, but they did it for us to make our wedding special. When we received our photos just a couple weeks later, we were amazed and absolutely could not be happier with the final product! We were truly blessed to have such a wonderful photographer. They were polite, professional, kind, fun, respectful, talented and much more. Trust me, no one could be disappointed when hiring Michael Anthony. He has a one of a kind talent of making a moment, not just into a photographed memory, but a stunning piece of art for your home. He catches the moments that matter the most. My husband and I truly believe we were blessed to have such an amazing, talented photographer for such a special event in our lives. We will be using Michael Anthony for future events and recommending him to everyone we know!!
Awesome PhotographerReviewed on 12/11/2014 Shaina L
Michael and Jennifer were fantastic they take photos that capture the beauty of the day.
I made the best choice!Reviewed on 10/23/2014
I spent nights doing research on photographers. I picked three and let my fiancé at the time pick his favorite. Looks like we made the right choice because Michael Anthony was the favorite of both of us. We are so grateful for the amazing time and work he along with his wife and other photographer Eric put in. They are all great people and we felt comfortable with them. Will use them for all life events for sure!
Best Photographers Ever!Reviewed on 10/01/2014 Kerin C
Michael & Co. at Michael Anthony photography were amazing! Not only did they provide us with GORGEOUS engagement and wedding photos, but they also kept us relaxed and smiling all day, which can get stressful for some of us brides. They are extremely professional, and respond to emails right away. Once you walk into their studio, and see the beautiful photographs, you'll know you're in the right place. I would recommend them to anyone. We can't wait to work with them again!!
Silent TalentReviewed on 9/22/2014 Amy H
We hired Michael to shoot our wedding in July 2013. Prior to that, we met with Michael to take some engagement photos and also decide if the photographer/client relationship worked for us. It was a very windy day but Michael was able to work with that and take many beautiful shots. We corresponded many times by email to nail down the perfect 'Save the Date' card with everything that I wanted. I was able to send him my own fonts and ideas for layout. Michael sent us a few options that we were able to choose from. We were very excited to send these out to our family and friends and there were many great compliments on them. My husband and I lived and got married outside of Indianapolis and Michael worked with us every step of the way communicating by phone and through e-mail to be sure to meet our needs, not to mention his willingness to travel out of his way to capture our day. On the day of our wedding, I didn't even know Michael was there. He quietly moved about capturing all of our special moments of the day. Perhaps the best photo of the night came when Michael summoned us out of the reception around dusk to capture a perfect moment with our venue's nostalgic sign in the background. It was clear that he had his ideas and creativity mapped out and wanted to utilize his time to get us the best forever pictures. I had many questions and expectations while hiring and working with a photographer as any bride would--possibly more. However, Michael was able to calmly answer all of my questions or concerns and flexibly work with all of my expectations even beyond the day of our wedding. We took great joy in reliving our special day through beautifully taken photographs and were pleased with the memories we can cherish forever.
Engagement, Boudoir, Wedding PhotographyReviewed on 9/17/2014 Caroline N
Mike (and Jen) shot our engagement shoot, my Boudoir shoot and our wedding. During my search for wedding photographers, I searched through literally dozens of websites and contacted many, many people. We liked them so much we booked them before our first meeting because we lived across the country in Pittsburgh, PA 1) Professionalism: Mike responds to emails promptly and his answers are always thoughtful. During each of our photo shoots he arrived early and worked with incredible tenacity to get you the best images. When picking any vendor (or any decision for that matter!) it's really important for me to work with people who have the utmost sense of integrity. Mike and Jen's packages are incredibly fairly priced and they are very honest business owners. I think that trust between a photographer and client inherently leads to beautiful photographs. 2) Quality: Our photographs from each of the photo sessions are truly mesmerizing. The lighting, creativity, and emotions in the photographs are so clearly evident. They edit and process the photos to reflect who you are as a couple...whimsical, glamorous, flirtatious, etc. When you talk to Mike and Jen about their portfolio what is most evident is the amazing pride they take in their work and in the brand they are creating. They want nothing less than to create images of the utmost quality. 3) Future: Before our wedding even took place we paid to be in their Client For Life program. We made this choice because Mike and Jen work hard to break boundaries in the field of photography. They aren't afraid to utilize new technologies and continue to learn and grow. We want our yearly sessions with them to not only be about our family, but to also be a time capsule of the developments in the photography field. We are excited to see all of their new and innovative techniques over the years, and wish them many more years of success in their business as well as their marriage.
A+++ Photography Team!Reviewed on 8/21/2014 Suzie G
My husband and I had an excellent experience with Michael (and Jen his wife). I heard about them through my best friend who used them for her wedding. They were great at her wedding and knew I could trust them! We did engagement photos and wedding photos and all of them turned out AMAZING!!! I cried watching the slideshow at their office two weeks because I just love ALL the photos! I have over 1200 professional photos from my wedding due to how many awesome photos they have taken. They are a wonderful husband and wife team! They definitely know what they are doing and I would recommend them to anyone! My friend just got engaged and I told her she needs to use them! :)
Mike and Jen were truly amazing Photographers!Reviewed on 7/23/2014 Jessica A
This review is LONG overdue - Michael shot myself and my fiancé for our engagement photos in Santa Monica in February of this year. Him and Jen were absolutely amazing to work with! They were both very professional and made me and my fiancé feel very comfortable during our photo shoot. We were unsure of how to pose and what to do - but Mike made it easy to get comfortable, laugh and just relax during the photo shoot. Once we met with Mike to review all of our photos - OMG - we were both blown away with the quality of the images, the moments he was able to capture and just the true love you can tell he has for this business. Mike truly has a gift and enjoys what he does tremendously - you can tell - it shows in the quality of his work! I would highly recommend Michael Anthony Photography to all couples looking for the perfect photographer duo!
WOW! no questions asked... He's the bestReviewed on 6/13/2014
We hired Michael to photograph our wedding in August 2013. After hiring Michael for a family shoot that I did with my brother and sister for Mother's Day, my husband and I decided to book him for our wedding because his portrait shots were amazing! His affordable prices met our budget and he worked with us from the beginning to the end! Michael photographed our wedding and from the beginning he made us feel comfortable and at ease. Michael has been doing photography for 10+ years and it definitely shows! He knew exactly what was going on and guided us through our day. Michael has an eye and appreciation for detail, often taking us to some quiet and obscure places of the venue because of it's natural lighting and/or architectural designs. I love his photojournalism style; our pictures look natural, not posed, and he took some terrific candid photos of our wedding party. The slideshow Michael put together was so beautiful, it made me tear up. He selected perfect music to accompany photos and the slideshow has garnered many positive comments from friends and family on Facebook. Some even said the photos could have been from a wedding magazine! If you're a bride or groom-to-be looking for someone to photograph your Indianapolis wedding, look no further. If you're debating about whether to go with a pro photographer or have a friend with a good camera to take pictures, go with the pro and hire Michael Anthony! Having Michael there made me feel confident that the best moments of our ceremony would be captured and our wedding party could simply enjoy themselves and not have to worry about getting the perfect picture. I recommend Michael Anthony Photography. You won't be disappointed. -Doneisha and Bhakari Posey
Great to work withReviewed on 3/31/2014 Jen L
Michael was such a pleasure to work with. He was very professional but easy going at the same time. He really knows how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. He was able to capture our special day perfectly. We couldn't be anymore happier with the results! We can't wait to work with him again in the near future. Definitely recommend him, he is great!
Meet The Owner
Michael & Jennifer
Michael and Jennifer are LA-based photographers specializing in wedding and couple's portraiture. Our work has been featured in many national and international publications and his work has taken him to different parts of the world. Michael is an active photography industry educator and is a speaker at major conventions throughout the United States. He is an active monthly contributor for Shutter Magazine, the largest photography industry magazine in the world. Michael has also had his work featured by many trade publications in the photography industry.