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:
88 Reviews for Michael Stephens Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Emily · Married on 09/05/2020
FUN Experience, BEAUTIFUL Pictures!
I cannot express how AMAZING Mike is. From the very moment we spoke with him, I knew that he was the photographer for us. His work is impeccable and can speak for itself.. But even better- His personality and the experience you have working with Mike, makes it that much more special. He makes you feel comfortable and confident, also while having fun. He allows you to be you and does not make you feel too posed or awkward at all during your time together. Also, Mike was able to wrangle our rowdy group and make it easy to get the pictures done efficiently. Something I found truly special was that he made sure to pull me and my husband aside and reminded us and allowed us a moment to enjoy those first few moments as a newly married couple away from the chaos. This was very special and could have been easily missed for a busy day. My husband is one who does not enjoy getting his photos taken and Mike made this an easy task for Jeremy. We have enjoyed working with Mike and will be referring him to everyone we know for professional photography! THANK YOU MIKE!!Sent on 10/26/2020
Christa C. · Married on 10/17/2020
Note: Review is based solely on my experience and communications thus far with Michael. The year is 2020, and well..... COVID. Unfortunately, my fiance and I were unable to get married as planned this year. We still have Michael booked for our 2021 wedding and are very much looking forward to having him shoot it for us! I did however, want to review our communications and experience with him thus far, because he has been AH-mazing. This horrific year has forced us to reschedule our wedding twice and speaking with Mike has been so comforting. He's been perfectly understanding and supportive with having to move things around so many times. It speaks volume to his professionalism as that has not been my experience with other vendors. He was so willing to work with the difficulties of this year and I'm just so appreciative. I can't wait until our wedding day and to have the ability to look back on such great memories.Sent on 10/29/2020
Claire A. · 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
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!