Choosing a wedding photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make when wedding planning. After meeting other vendors and looking at their photos we were very impressed with Mike Pham's work. Some photographers stage their photos around the background/scenery of the couple. When looking at these pictures you forget to focus on the couple because you are too busy admiring what's around them. We noticed that Mike was able to incorporate the surroundings around the couple without taking the focal point away from them. When looking at Mike's work we also noticed his ability to capture candid photos during the wedding day. While it is nice to have everything picture perfect, the candid photos truly show what the day was like. Working with Mike the day of the wedding was enjoyable. He and his staff made us feel comfortable and allowed us to have fun while taking pictures. Mike and team were very efficient and were able to capture everything we wanted and more. He and his staff are a pleasure to work and we like that fact that we were able to be ourselves around them. When the pictures arrived we were absolutely blown away by his work! He pays very close attention to detail and is very creative. He had meetings with us prior to our wedding day to get to know us. My husband has a love for lego and it was something Mike remembered. While taking getting ready pictures he incorporated lego in his pictures that he took. It's little things like this that makes Mike's work a par above the rest. I highly suggest Mike Pham Photography, they won't disappoint!
We met Mike at the Wedding Café Workshops and decided to meet with him separately to get to know him better. He’s very professional yet easy going and matched us perfectly. We felt comfortable around him and could easily be ourselves. We felt that this was very important as we wanted our photos from our wedding day to reflect the couple that we are. Our worries were put to rest on our wedding day when Mike did exactly what we thought he’d do…he made us both feel so comfortable in front of the camera. He didn’t make us do any poses that didn’t feel natural to us and captured the most natural moments of the two of us. Looking at the photos we received it’s clear to me that Mike and his team were able to capture us as a couple in photos and I’ll cherish that forever. And our wedding wasn’t the easiest… we had really beautiful weather but it was tremendously hot! Mike and his team were quickly working to make sure they captured every moment of our day. They were doing everything and anything to get the shot…dripping in sweat, but zero complaints. I admire their ability to keep the energy level high, people smiling and all the while keeping us on our timeline. Mike and his team are hard-working, dedicated and passionate about what they do. I would highly recommend him to others who are looking for a team that can offer just that. The tremendous service didn’t stop on our wedding day. We received our photos in a timely manner and it was delivered to us in beautiful packaging. Packaging that exemplifies what Mike Pham Photography is all about… professional, top notch and the best! Thank you, Mike for everything! We couldn’t have enjoyed our experience with you more.
Though there are many talented photographers on Oahu, Mike Pham truly stands out. When my hubby and I began our search for our wedding photographer, we knew we needed someone who was responsive to emails (it drives us totally bonkers when people don’t respond timely), wasn’t unreasonably priced, and whose style was photojournalistic. Mike is all that and a bag of sweet maui onion potato chips! From the time we sent him the first email (inquiring about pricing and availability) to the last (thanking him for our lovely wedding photos), Mike was quick to respond, super friendly, and answered our many many questions. We love his photography style and thank the heavens that he wasn’t out-of-this-world pricey. We were pretty nervous as we sifted through his portfolio and worried that we wouldn’t be able to afford him, but Mike’s prices are very reasonable. :) Mike was nice enough to meet with us before our big day and let us know it was okay that we are kind of awkward in front of a camera. He reassured us that he would provide us with ample direction, but would still keep it natural and organic. He definitely delivered on our big day. Mike and his crew showed up right on time and proceeded to divide and conquer. Mike came up to the bridal suite and his second shooter went down to the groomsmen’s room to begin snapping pics. Mike and his crew were very professional and kept us on schedule for photos all day and night. He had so many fun photo ideas and just genuinely loves what he does — and it really shows. The end result is an album full of photos we will treasure for a lifetime. About 2 months after the wedding, we received the link to the online gallery, followed by a USB of all the photos and some select prints which arrived in a beautiful wooden box. Mike captured our day exactly as we want to remember it and we are so lucky to have been able to work with him.
Mike Pham Rules!!Reviewed on 5/31/2013 Kristen T
Really laid back and easy to work with. Was unobtrusive and accommodating on our wedding day. His shots were great and his prices was reasonable. We would recommend Mike to anyone in Hawaii looking for a great photographer. Thanks Mike!
Great photos!Reviewed on 5/17/2012 Alisa C
We found Mike at the Wedding Cafe in Honolulu. He had reasonable prices and we liked his prior work. He didn't disappoint us. Very personable and exactly what we were looking for and the photos turned out perfect!