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 100% 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.Sent on 09/20/2014
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.Sent on 11/28/2017
Megan · Married on 07/29/2017
Michael Charles is incredible!!
Choosing Michael Charles as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! He is such a charismatic, warm, inviting person that we knew from the minute we met him that he was who we wanted to photograph our wedding. From the time we met him, and through our wedding, Michael took the time to get to know us as a couple. He made us both feel so comfortable when the wedding jitters were there on our wedding day. He went above and beyond what you would expect a photographer to do. From helping me put on my wedding veil, to learning the names and personalities of our family members, to knowing the ins and out of our church and wedding venue, Michael Charles was a professional on every level. Additionally, and most importantly, we cannot say enough great things about how our photos came out. His shots are artistic, creative and classic. His attention to detail is unmatched. He never took a photo if anything looked out of place, and went above and beyond to make sure that each shot was right. Michael’s hard work did not stop after the wedding. Within weeks, we received our photos and a draft of our album. We have gotten more compliments on the photos we have in our house and our wedding album! We loved his style and trusted him through every moment of the day on our wedding day! We cannot say enough great things about him!!Sent on 04/14/2019
*Included with any album package - free venue walk through with client and/or venue manager!
*for events within a hour drive of Austin
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.