Michael Stephens Photography is a photography service based in San Luis Obispo, California. The owner and photographer, Michael Stephens, promises his clients beautiful and stunning images that artfully capture the greatest day of their lives. He delights in capturing the natural and genuine moments of weddings and has a true passion for offering clients something they can look back on for the rest of their lives.
Michael Stephens Photography began in 2010. With wonderful referrals from his past clients, he has seen his business grow into more than a photography business. He is allowed the opportunity of gathering with people to share laughs, smiles and to make new connections. Living in California with his family, he enjoys working with couples and considers it one of his greatest blessings in his career.
Based in California, Michael Stephens Photography gives his clients exceptional photographs encompassing the surrounding beautiful and natural landscapes. His services include:
83 Reviews for Michael Stephens Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Claire and Zak · Getting married on 09/09/2020
Talented, professional and fun!
Mike's so awesome we hired him twice, once for our courthouse wedding in Aug 2018 and again for our larger celebration in Sept 2019. He did outstanding work at both, from preparation to end results.
The first wedding was thrown together 11 days in advance due to an illness in the family. My mom found him, and I couldn't be more grateful for that find and his availability. Mike was there for an intimate ceremony and he was sensitive to the situation yet relaxed and comfortable. He made us laugh and despite the harsh August morning lighting, managed to get incredible photographs in front of City Hall in Atascadero.
We hired him again for his attitude, professionalism and quality of work. He didn't push a second sale on us, because he didn't need to - his work spoke for itself.
At our Sept 2019 celebration, he was again outstanding. Leading up to the day of, he called when he said he would, was responsive and easy to review contracts with. He also gave us smart advice without sounding like an I-know-better-than-you relative.
The day of, he just was a pro in terms of demeanor and responsibility. He even stepped in and helped guide a few other vendors when the need arose. Mike's also creative, and had shoot ideas that were original and easy to execute. He seems like he enjoys his job, as did his assistant photographer.
Last but certainly not least, the quality of Mike's work is unreal. Without being an intrusive photographer day-of, he captured the emotions of us and our guests and the natural beautiful of the venue. The range of his talent is incredible, and we will enjoy looking at his work for decades to come.
Mike is more than an outstanding photographer, he's a pleasure to work with and an all around great guy. If we could hire Mike a third time, we would, but we also don't want to plan a third wedding ;-)Sent on 12/22/2019
Janeczka Lagasca · Married on 11/09/2019
Amazing photos! Mike is the best!
We met Mike at one of the wedding expos we attended and felt an instant connection. He is very friendly and down-to-earth! Not only is his work amazing, but he made us very comfortable during our sessions. He was also extremely helpful on our wedding day! He went above and beyond in making the process as easy as possible. Our photos turned out so beautiful and wonderful thanks to him! :)Sent on 04/01/2020
Adrianne · Married on 11/03/2019
Simply amazing and extremely satisfied
Michael Stephens Photography is everything that you could ask for and more! He absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way that one could imagine. After my then fiancé proposed to me in Italy, I immediately started to research photographers in the SLO area as my husband and I love photography and we both agreed that our first vendor selection would be a photographer. We both fell in love with Michael’s brilliant eye and the beautiful scenes that he would capture; he was absolutely everything that we were looking for. And, luckily enough, he was at a vendor fair, which made for the perfect opportunity to meet him. He was so funny and he even took the time to leave his booth and introduce us to other vendors...we fell in love! Everything went so well with him as far as communication, contract and discussion of picture ideas. He made me feel so comfortable at the wedding and I’m so grateful for that because our pictures are absolutely everything that we had hoped for and more. Also, his photo booth was a hit at our wedding, do yourself a favor and add it to your booking! We are eternally grateful for Michael and Marc. Please, I beg of you, book your special day, or any special event for that matter, with Michael Stephens Photography as you will be just has satisfied, happy and grateful as we truly are!Sent on 12/13/2019
It was such a pleasure working with Michael Stephens! He was super chill and easy to work with, not to mention...a lot of fun. A great addition to our vendor team!
Michael Stevens Photography never fails to capture the most meaningful parts of your special day! His work is stunning. He has an eye unlike any other and will surely grasp hold and capture every moment of whats most important to you. He's absolutely lovely to work with. The perfect choice for anyone who wants to treasure and relive their magical day forever! -Kim ~Flowers by Kim
Michael is great to work with! Such an easygoing and laidback photographer that has an eye for talent. He captures magnificent photos and very flexible on the style you look for. Overall great photographer and great to work with!