Michael was an incredible and thoughtful asset during every step of our wedding. My spouse and I are both a little camera-shy, so having a photographer who could help us feel at ease was paramount. From our initial skype consult with Michael, h...
e had an calm and focused energy that made it clear that he has so much experience and passion for his job. We had a blast during our engagement photo shoot, during which Michael followed us out into the woods in the middle of a snowstorm, and he quickly delivered to us pictures that captured our personality in a way we'd never imagined possible.
I was not the most organized bride, and as our wedding day approached, Michael was incredibly accommodating. He helped us nail down parts of the schedule, worked with our venue, and made sure that he knew what we wanted--even when we weren't sure what that was.
On the big day, Michael was a calming presence in a whirlwind. He encouraged us to spend quiet time appreciating moments together, and captured those moment forever. We had thought that being photographed would be one of the more difficult parts of the wedding day, but the few minutes we spent savoring each other's company with Michael's help are some of my favorite memories of the day. Not to mention--he came around when an amatuer photographer was holding me hostage during the cocktail hour and snapped a picture so I could keep mingling! All day, he was nearby, but not intrusive. Especially during the ceremony, Michael is conscientious of what we wanted to have photographed, our experience of the moment, and our guests. He manages to capture the magic of the moment without taking anything away from it. If anything, he adds to it.
I could not give a more wholehearted recommendation for Michael Tallman. The photographs he took are alive with the energy and spirit or our colorful and unique wedding. I feel incredibly lucky to have had Michael be a part of our wedding, and will cherish the images he created for the rest of my life.