Michael J Charles Photography is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Austin, Texas. Michael J Charles Photography is a boutique wedding and portrait photography business. When you hire Michael, you get Michael fully and completely. With 15 years of experience as a full-time professional wedding photographer, Michael J Charles has consistently been named Best of Boston where he and his family were originally based. Drawing from his experience, he has a knack for anticipating and capturing moments, and an ability to work with people from all walks of life. His love for photography and couples is what both drive and excite him to continue to learn and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Michael J Charles Photography offers his photography services for engagement shoots, full wedding coverage, and much more. Prior to the wedding, he'll work with his client in helping them develop a practical timeline for photography so nothing is missed. Not only will he capture your wedding from beginning to end, he’ll also be the one processing your images and designing your album. This enables Michael to deliver a truly personalized service and end product. Michael captures your day and processes the images in a way that will not only wow you and your love ones, but that will also deliver a timeless look. Michael also brings vast technical camera/lighting knowledge and a nice personal approach which is unparalleled. His passion for photography shines through on the day of the wedding, getting to know and recall the names of the members of your wedding party. It's the connections and laughter that make what he does so personally fulfilling.
Recommended by 99% of couples
Jenny · Married on 08/15/2014
When my husband and I were looking for a wedding photographer, we were very particular. We both have backgrounds in visual arts and photography and didn't want to end up with cookie-cutter, cliche photos, and we certainly did not! Michael J. Charles was not only down to earth, friendly & funny, but also extremely professional. His style of shooting was very artistic and everything looked like it was straight out of a magazine. The images were extraordinary. In addition, he did not miss a single shot. The wedding day flies by, but when we reviewed the pictures it felt like we got to relive the whole thing. I don't even remember seeing him through most of the ceremony and the reception, but then saw the photos and realized that he was there capturing every single moment. He was very discrete.
The photos came out so beautiful that I wish I could create more events just so we could hire him again.
If I could give any advice to future couples, I would say make sure you hire a very talented photographer to capture your day, and Michael J. Charles will capture it like no other!!! He has a true gift.
Kaitlyn · Married on 10/28/2017
Michael J. Charles is an incredible photographer! He was strongly recommended by another vendor and I am thrilled he shoot our wedding day. Michael and Dan are extremely professional, passionate about their work and have a great eye! They were on time with everything which is huge on your wedding day and also engaged with the bridal party and our families beautifully. Our wedding photos are ABOVE and BEYOND our expectations and cannot thank them enough for their work. I highly recommend using Michael J Charles Photography because you in are great hands and know you will receive phenomenal photos.
Rachel · Married on 06/17/2017
When we were choosing vendors, the photographer was the most important decision to us. Within moments of talking to Michael, we knew he was the right person for us. He cares so deeply about his clients, truly takes the time to listen to their questions and answer in detail that not only shows he cares but showcases his experience, and his pictures are out of this world. We loved how artistic and beautiful his shots were. They really stand out from any other photographer that we looked at. Leading up to the wedding and during the wedding, he calmed all of my concerns (Even when I thought it would pour on my wedding day). He also has such incredible advice such as the best possible timeline and when to change the temperature of the room to make sure the women's updos wouldn't get messed up from the humidity. If you are looking for a photographer, do not look anywhere else but with Michael J. Charles. You will not be disappointed.
*Included with any album package - free venue walk through with client and/or venue manager!
*for events within a hour drive of Austin
Book any wedding package with Michael J Charles for 2019 or beyond and get a free 2 hour engagement shoot (a $400 value); high resolution images included.
Michael not only has a great eye for photography, and capturing some truly original, spontaneous shots, but he's a general all around nice guy as well. I've seen photographers barking orders at the bridal party, setting up posed shot after posed shot. Michael captures everyone having fun at the wedding without intruding on any of the guests.