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. 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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16 Reviews for Michael Schaffer Photography
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Stephanie Cohen · Getting married on 11/03/2020
When we started out looking for a wedding photographer, we knew we wanted someone who shared our passion for the arts and showed good fundamentals. We wanted someone who was both technical and creative. And we needed someone to handle our lively bunch! Michael checked all of these boxes! He was laid back, kind, and courteous. He helped us make a plan for photography and was very professional in his communication and responsiveness. He rolled with the punches when we got behind schedule and gracefully adjusted his timeline. Michael did a fantastic job capturing photos of so many of our wedding guests. We also really appreciate that Michael shoots primarily on film, which gives the photos a soft, rich quality. He perfectly captured the beauty and joy of our wedding day. We are very pleased with the result and would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you, Michael!Sent on 05/12/2019
Jeanette Jones · Getting married on 07/01/2020
Calm and professional wedding photographer
It felt like my husband and I scoured through so many wedding photographers with the same poses, same images, same type of couples until we found Michael. Once we found him, we recognized that we had found an artist and wanted him to be there on our big day. He is extremely personable, kind, and knowledgeable. He was able to capture the moments that we never wanted to forget and made both of us feel very at ease the entire time we worked together. He took the time to meet with us twice before the wedding day to go over what we were hoping to have captured. He communicated openly and was very quick to respond to email and text. The images he took of us are unique and beautiful. We loved that he shot everything on film; it gave the images more depth and tells the story of our day. We can not recommend Michael Schaffer highly enough. If you are looking for a calm, wonderful, and professional photographer, he is the one!Sent on 05/12/2019
Patrick Dolan · Married on 11/03/2019
Mike was amazing!! My wife and I knew in the planning stage that we wanted a small wedding, and we also realized that our wedding would happen on the same day as Daylight Savings, so we knew the photographer would have to be able to highlight the intimacy of the event and make the most of limited daylight. Mike delivered on all counts; from the first set of engagement shots we took with him, we knew we had made the right decision. He always managed to capture just the right moment where we kissed or laughed at each other, or when our friends and family members seemed to be at their most joyful. Mike was also a calming presence during the wedding, providing a perfect balance of direction and guidance along with a tremendous amount of warmth and support. It was truly a treat to work with him and we cannot recommend him highly enough.Sent on 11/18/2019