Michael Schaffer is a professional fine art wedding photographer based in Austin, Texas and available for travel worldwide. He specializes in crafting compelling, elegant images that capture the authentic moments and real connections of the day - pictures that not only show what your day looked like, but also tell the story of what it felt like to be there. Michael is in love with the romantic, vibrant and beautiful look of color film, and uses a collection of film and digital cameras to achieve a classic, cinematic quality in his pictures.
Michael aims to create a shared sense of trust and collaboration with his couples, so that each image can be given room to embody whatever is unique and beautiful about whatever happens to be in front of his lens.
Michael's wedding photography collections are custom tailored to the needs of each couple. He'd love to hear more about your vision so he can help you to build a collection that works for your day.
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Recommended by 100% of couples
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Amy Melson · Married on 12/01/2018
Michael was absolutely wonderful. He was quick to respond to all my questions & worked with us to make our day special to look back on through his photos. He was very meticulous and made sure the lighting was perfect for all the photos he took, both on film and digital. He had our photos returned to us quickly and MY GOD they are beautiful beyond what I envisioned they would be. My Facebook notifications keep blowing up & everyone loves them. We really appreciated how Michael asked us what we wanted, gave us a timeline and his professional opinions and ultimately gave us the best gallery to keep forever. HIGHLY recommend Michael for your photography needs!!!
Sean · Getting married on 03/15/2019
We hired Mike as our wedding photographer for next year. To get a feel for his style, we also hired him for an engagement session. After the session, we can't wait to work with him again on our wedding day! He was courteous, professional, engaged, responsive, and everything you could want in a photographer. Above all else, his pictures turned out great!
We highly recommend Mike, and should we need a photographer for future events, he will be the first person we call.
Sally · Married on 01/01/2019
Working with Michael is an absolute delight! He is professional, kind, and incredibly talented. Neither of us are “naturals” in front of the camera, but that didn’t matter during our photoshoot with Michael because he made us feel so comfortable. He has remarkable vision regarding scenery, poses, lighting, etc. We couldn’t be happier with both the experience and the end product! We’ll treasure these stunning photos forever. Thank you, Michael! Look forward to working with you again in the future.