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Photo Shoot Types
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Wedding Albums
Getting Engaged, Wedding
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Reviewed On 2/26/2020 by Marissa W
DO NOT HIRE MIKE! He was recommended by friends as well as us having mutual childhood friends.
We were married 6/1/19, communication leading up was non-existent, but at least he showed up on time to our wedding. Mike did not seem right, ver...
y shaky, when he showed up with his partner. They were contracted to stay the whole wedding and into the wee morning hours. At the end of the wedding, we thought he had done a great job and tipped him.
So we do not hear from him for many weeks. His phone is shut off, and goes straight to vm. After several attempts and many scathing messages, he finally reaches out via Instagram to say that he would have our pictures in a week. We are now 5 months after that and he has the nerve to tell us a few weeks ago that he needed more time on our pictures.
A few things to note. He has not updated his Instagram page since May 2019 and was a daily poster prior to. We have begged him for the digital photos for someone else to edit but he will not send. And of course we bought the package with the album. Suffice to say, we threatened litigation and are now going through with it.
Reviewed On 1/30/2020 by Joey E
Our experience with Mike was so unfortunate. After he was recommended by one of our mutual friends, he showed up to our rehearsal dinner very late- at the last 30 minutes. He showed up, asked a waiter to get him 2 plates of food for him and h...
is wife and then got our group together for a group photo. He took over 4 months to get us our pictures back, when he promised them in 2 from our written contract. He also has still not given us our wedding album which we paid $1500 for and he does not answer email or his phone to discuss the items he still owes us (canvas and album). Our wedding was almost 9 months ago--We are so disappointed because he seemed like such a nice guy. He just did not deliver on his contract.
Reviewed On 12/30/2018 by Dave D
My wife and I got married in June 2017. Mike and his co-shooter, Ruben, were at our wedding and did some wonderful work. Mike was extremely easy to work with, made everyone feel at home, and captured our day wonderfully.
Unfortunately we are n...
ow here in late December 2018 and we still do not have the Parent Albums which we paid for. Over a year and a half later. Mike has avoided our calls, our emails, our Facebook messages...at this point I'm just throwing in the towel. It's too bad, because while I think Mike does good work, I can't in good faith recommend him as I feel we've been swindled.
Look for someone else who is more responsive and cares more about delivering what they said they would.
Reviewed On 12/12/2018 by Nicole H
My husband and I are not the most comfortable behind a camera, especially when taking intimate photos. I was worried that my awkwardness would make our engagement photos look super corny and staged. That was not even an issue with Mike. Mike ha...
s such a calming and fun personality that he made our photo sessions effortless. He’s great at giving directions, dos and don’t’s, and after working with him for our engagement session, our wedding day was a breeze.
Our engagement photos were taken in scenic areas of Laguna Beach and they came out so perfectly. The only thing we would’ve changed were one of our outfits. He’s got a keen eye for beauty and knowing what works for different couples.
Mike’s passion for photography reveals itself in his devotion to his clients. As most couples planning a wedding know, the costs add up by the thousands. Mike was incredibly understanding when it came to budgeting and was more interested in making sure we had the services we needed for our wedding day than making a quick buck.
On our wedding day, Mike was punctual and the perfect mix of fun and assertive. My husband and I were very clear that we wanted to enjoy our wedding and so in order to do so we needed to be quick with getting the photos done in a timely manner. Mike was direct and kept it moving while making sure the bridal party was all in line. We spent most of our wedding with Mike by our side and we had no issues with that. He made sure we were enjoying ourselves and that there was nothing but love in the air. All in all, we were blessed to have Mike be part of our wedding day and we look forward to seeing our wedding photos. God willing, Mike will be able to capture all our future special moments.
Reviewed On 10/22/2018 by Megan T
Honestly, Mike is the BEST! He was very punctual with all email communication and easy to talk to on the phone. He made my husband & I feel very comfortable posing for wedding photos and captured beautiful candid shots. He went above and beyond...
to make sure he photographed every moment of our special day. Mike is a true professional with an easy-going personality, he is passionate about his work and an EXPERT photographer. He sent "sneak peeks" the day after our wedding and the entire photo gallery was sent soon after. We are so happy to have chosen Mike and hope to work with him again in the future!
Reviewed On 6/20/2018 by Katie C
I wish I could give Mike more stars! He was amazing, all of my guests told me how much they loved our photographer! Mike went above and beyond all of my expectations; he came in the party bus with us so he could get some fun shots, he had soo m...
any great ideas for photos and helped make the day run smoothly. His assistant Ruben was also great to work with. Both guys were really professional and I can't wait to use Mike for more events!
Reviewed On 5/25/2018 by Taylor M
I want to start off by saying if there was possible to give more stars I would! Mike is absolutely incredible! My husband and I are both super awkward when it comes to taking pictures so at our engagement photo we were very nervous. Mike mad...
e us both feel very comfortable and met us before hand for a drink and to get to know each other. And let me tell you our engagement photos turned out STUNNING! I was very impressed. We also loved that he wedding day policy is all day coverage. Our wedding was very hectic and he was able to keep up and do an amazing job. As we assumed our wedding photos were breath taking as well. We couldn't be happier with having him part of our special day! I definitely would recommend him to anyone needing a photographer!
Reviewed On 4/08/2018 by kyla N
There aren’t enough words to describe how AMAZING Mike truly is. To say, my now-husband and I were glad to have him by our side every minute of our wedding day, is an understatement. Mike’s artistry and beautiful work ALONE is a great reason to...
hire him; but there are so many other reasons that add to the fact that Mike is truly one of the absolute best, and should HANDS-DOWN be your number one choice.
I was in communication with several photographers leading up to my first in-person meeting with Mike. We met for about an hour, he took the time to get to know our love story, our visions for the day-of and had a way of connecting with both my fiancé and I, unlike any other photographer I had worked with. It was in that moment, I knew he was THE person. Hiring him was one the best decision I made throughout the entire wedding planning process – and as a bride, you know that are A LOT of decisions to make.
The day before and day-of the wedding he reached out to both my fiancé and I separately giving us advice, prepping us for what to expect, and built excitement for what was to come. When the day arrived, He was there early, took the time to explore and get to know the venue, brought with him another PHENOMENAL second-photographer and immediately made us feel at ease. Mike spent almost every single moment of our big day with us…and what I can say is that: He is patient, funny, charismatic, tender, calm, (so) FUN!, (so) detailed, efficient, gives AMAZING direction, and quite frankly, could have very well been part of our wedding party – that’s how likeable he is. To prove that my opinion is not subjective, I can say that EVERY single close family member, bridesmaids, and groomsmen has boasted about what a wonder Mike was throughout the day, and many can’t wait to get married, just so to have the opportunity to work with him again.
Above all, the sneak peeks we got the day after the wedding were PERFECTION, and we are so excited to receive the final products.
Thank you Mike!
Reviewed On 2/25/2018 by Andrianna T
I am obsessed with Mike! He is so talented. He took so many gorgeous pictures during our engagement shoot, its hard to decide which ones I love best. He recently shot our wedding and the sneak peaks he sent me for that day are amazing! He is v...
ery professional, arrives on time (even early), and I felt he went above and beyond for us. He is also very comfortable, I felt like I was working with an old friend that I have known for years. He has worked with at least 5 couples I know and they are all extremely happy with their photo's. You will have these pictures for a lifetime. He is worth it! My husband wants to add that he impressed him (that's hard to do) and very professional. Just a good dude!
Reviewed On 1/18/2018 by Thomas W
We had the most awesome experience working with Mike - seriously our favorite vendor for our wedding! We had a dream of taking our engagement photos at Joshua Tree and although it was an all day engagement journey, Mike supported our dream and ...
took the most amazing photos even though it was his first time at the site. He has a talent and eye for creative shots and we felt so comfortable with him during our engagement shots, we knew he would be dependable on our wedding day. He came prepared, and endured 114 degree weather for our wedding, all outdoors! He continued to smile and was mindful of the sweat we had to wipe off before our photo sessions. We even had a family emergency right before the ceremony, and he gave me the best advice during that time when I sought his counsel. Either move on with the ceremony to make the lighting before it went down, or stall the ceremony to take care of the emergency. He picked the latter one and the photos turned out perfect even though it was darker than planned. Hes awesome and I have recommended him to many of our friends! WE LOVE YOU MIKE!
Reviewed On 10/27/2017 by Lauryn G
There are no words for how happy we were having Mike and his team capture our dreamy day! Not only is he amazingly talented but he meshed so well with our entire wedding party and guests and added so much fun to our day. He did our engagement p...
hotos as well and we are in love with
his work! We have found our
Reviewed On 8/28/2017 by Jamie K
I am so happy Mike was our photographer at our wedding. His work is amazing. He knew exactly what we were looking for!!!! So worth every penny!
Reviewed On 8/16/2017 by Katie M
Mike was the most amazing photographer! Not only did he have a great personality that made the entire wedding party feel at ease, but he also took the most incredible photographs. He was extremely helpful and responsive throughout the engagment...
/wedding process. Mike was very easy to work with and helped capture our special day beautifully!
Reviewed On 8/12/2017 by Christina M
Mike's young, fun, and easy going personality made all the difference when it came to our photos -engagement and wedding!!! Mike genuinely cares about his couples and his passion for photography reflects in the photos. Our engagement and weddin...
g photos came out amazing and we could not be more happy. Mike captured every important part of our wedding flawlessly and also some moments that gave us some laughs after reflecting on them. I would recommend him to any one I know planning a wedding. The quality of the photos will make you happy you chose him instead of many other overpriced vendors. Mike's services are one of a kind and his pricing is reasonable. Thanks so much Mike!
Reviewed On 7/17/2017 by paige a
Mike was amazing in every way! He is an awesome, fun, personable guy that everyone in my party immediately loved and was comfortable with. Not only a great guy, but an AMAZING photographer and takes his work seriously. He went above and beyond ...
to capture all of the emotions that come with the most important day of your life. He got our pictures back to us quickly (and there were a LOT of them!) -- although we live in Houston, Texas we are planning on keeping touch with him so that we can utilize his talents again for other important times in our lives. HIGHLY recommend.
Reviewed On 7/10/2017 by Jayna D
I first met Mike and his team when he photographed my twin sister's wedding. When I began planning my own wedding Mike was the first vendor we booked once we had decided on a date. and choosing him as our photographer was the easiest choice dur...
ing the planning process. His pictures are beyond amazing and really capture the fun and beauty of the day. He and the second photographer spent the whole day with us from hair and make-up in the morning to the end of the reception and everyone was heading home. He had us organize all of our family shots ahead of time to ensure we got every picture that was needed. He made us feel comfortable taking pictures and made sure we knew we didn't have to be professional models to take beautiful pictures.
In addition I think that Mike's personality brings a sense of humor and calm to the craziness that is a wedding day and considering that he spends pretty much the whole day with you, this is important! He was available throughout the planning process and assisted with wedding questions that were not always necessarily photo related.
I would give the highest recommendation possible for Mike Arick Photography, he is someone that you can trust to capture one of the most important days of your life and have a great time while he is at it!
Reviewed On 5/17/2017 by Anny C
I really wanted to like Mike because he is so talented and seemed like a genuine person. He also came highly recommended from two friends that hired him as their wedding photographer.
The problem started about a week before our scheduled enga...
gement photo shoot and I could not get a hold of him. I texted, called, and emailed and did not receive a response. With no confirmation of where and when we were meeting that day, I needed to speak to him but could not reach him. Meanwhile, he was constantly updating his instagram with new beautiful photos of other brides and grooms and here I was left in the cold. He didn't text me until the night before of our scheduled photo shoot. By this point I had accepted the fact I was being stood up, that Mike probably forgot about us, and went ahead to reschedule my hair and make up appointment. He was genuinely sorry and explained he was extremely busy because it's wedding season. I understand all of that, but while he has many brides and grooms come and go, I am THE ONE BRIDE in my life and expect to be treated with care. The two friends that recommended him to me were also experiencing similar frustrations. While they were already married and didn't need him to take their photos, they were waiting on their finished, edited photos which took months longer than promised. One friend needed their wedding photos from July to make Christmas cards, and received them barely in time to get the cards printed.
He is an extremely talented artist, but he desperately needs help organizing, scheduling, and replying to clients. I unfortunately had to end our relationship and choose to work with a different photographer because I needed a more reliable photographer who I did not have to chase. I did not want to have to worry about whether he would show up on my wedding day or not.
Reviewed On 7/02/2016 by Tiffany T
I was looking at wedding venues in Tucson, AZ when I came across Mike's blog of a wedding he shot at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain. I was amazed by his incredible talent, and knew that I had to hire him immediately! Even before a face to fac...
e meeting, I had him booked...and then when I had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time at our engagement shoot, I knew I had made a good decision. He has such a great energy and is so easy to work with. My mom fell in love with him the second she met him because of his warm smile! :) I cannot tell you how many comments I have received from our engagement and wedding photos. The quality of his work is one-of-a-kind, and he composes the photos better than any of the other photographers I was considering. Not only is he super talented and an incredibly nice guy that I'd love to be friends with, he is a complete professional. He stayed late to get the job done perfectly and make sure he captured every minute of our special day. I am so lucky to have found Mike!!
Reviewed On 8/29/2015 by Knottie1440889388
We recently had Mike as our wedding photographer and he was truly a pleasure to work with. He has in undeniable passion for photographing weddings and it shows in his work. From the moment we met him his easy going nature put us at ease and mad...
e us feel like we were working with an old friend. He is a true professional And master of his craft, not to mention that he is there from start to finish of your wedding day, no hourly fee so you don't need to worry if your reception goes longer then planned . My fiancée and I feel truly blessed to have had him capture all the special moments throughout our wedding.
Reviewed On 2/17/2015 by Christina P
He made everyone feel comfortable and was very fun!
Contact Info for Mike Arick Photography
2272 Fordham Dr, Costa Mesa, CA | I'm happy to travel wherever your wedding might take me