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Mike Danen Photography + Cinema

Santa Cruz, CA View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
50 reviews
$1,995 Most Popular Price

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$1,995 Most Popular Price

With the talent, experience, and artistic eye for capturing all the unforgettable moments of your wedding day, Mike Danen brings a fresh, artistic sensibility to wedding photography. With over 20 years of experience, Mike is considered the Top Wedding Photographer in Monterey, Carmel, and Santa Cruz, and joyfully documents some of the most beautiful weddings in the Monterey Bay Area. With his unobtrusive and relaxed approach, Mike creates gorgeous portraits, wedding album collections, and wedding films that become treasured family heirlooms.

Available by appointment at: mike@mikedanen.com

www.MikeDanen.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$850

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files
Negatives

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,995

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Negatives

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional
Vintage

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Custom Graphics
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Liability Insurance
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Slideshow
Toning
Trash The Dress
Video
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Negatives
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

50 Reviews

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    Laura M. Married on 10/16/2021
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    A Great Photographer!

    We were honored to have Mike capture our wedding day, and he did not disappoint! Thanks to him, we have so many great photos from our perfect day that we'll cherish forever. He was wonderful to work with! Not only is he such a nice person, but he's so easy to communicate with and really helped make the sometimes awkward process of posing for pictures feel comfortable, easy and just fun! Thank you, Mike; we'll be forever grateful to you!

    Mike Danen Photography + Cinema's reply:

    Laura & Jared, thank you for your kind words. It was truly a pleasure working with you, and making photographs for you on your gorgeous wedding day! Best wishes! Mike
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    J Married on 12/06/2020
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    I did a ton of research on wedding photographers and interviewed several of them to make sure I was picking the right one for our wedding day. When we finally met with Mike Danen and were able to discuss his practice, his art, and his prices, we knew that he was the right one for us.

    Based on his calm flexible personality alone, we could tell how he would not only be a pleasant presence for us on one of the most important days of our lives, he would also produce amazing artistic images that we would cherish forever. Based on his portfolio, it was apparent that he was super talented and had a very unique approach to wedding photography, often producing images that could belong to an art or fashion magazine (as a former model, I found this to be especially appealing). Moreover, his prices were the most reasonable I had seen for his extremely high caliber work.

    Signing a contract with him on the spot, my husband and I felt secure with our choice. When the time for our engagement shoot approached, we were both excited and nervous about how everything would turn out. Knowing he was really good, we wondered how he might capture us. As could be expected, the day turned out wonderfully; Mike gave us all of the time and scenarios we could want, completely flexible with his schedule.

    This was all in spite of the fact that he had injured himself in the course of our shooting due to some rather jagged rocks in one location. Afflicted leg and all, he insisted that he could continue despite our concern for his comfort. Notwithstanding the injury, he still produced amazing images that day -- which were so awesome, we couldn't resist using our favorite ones in a photo guest book for our wedding reception.

    Now knowing firsthand beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mike was a photographic superstar, we were already excited in anticipation of our future wedding images. When the big day finally came, Mike showed up early and stayed late with his assistants, covering every artistic scenario and giving us way too many awesome photos to choose from -- a blessed curse, if you will. Notably, he and his team were able to capture all matter of awesome moments without interfering with our events or encroaching upon our space. Bottom line: they were very subtle but VERY effective.

    Now we are left with the task of narrowing down our favorite images to incorporate into our wedding album -- a task that is nearly impossible when an fabulously talented artist like Mike Danen gives you way too much strikingly awesome material. Indeed, Mike was seriously one of the best investments we made for that day. Without him, we may not have been able to commemorate the details of our wedding nearly as well. I highly recommend!
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    Paula S. Married on 09/26/2020
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    Such a great wedding photographer

    I need to write a review letting everyone know what a great experience I had with Mike photographing my micro wedding. The photos are so beautiful! Mike was very flexible with all of our changes because of Covid, and my family and friends loved him. He was flexible when we had to postpone, and was a pleasure to work with every step. I highly recommend him!!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Deals

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Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
DJ Darion - DDB Enterprises DJ Darion - DDB Enterprises Wedding DJs

I have been able to work with Mike Danen for well over 10 years and he is truly one of the finest photographers in the area. It's always a joy whenever I can work with Mike at an event because things just go much smoother when you can work with someone who works just as hard as you do. Hope to do many more events with Mike!

Splash DJ Splash DJ Wedding DJs

Absolute pleasure to work with!

Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies Donna Rose Gardner - Honey In The Heart Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

Mike is a great photographer. He captures every special moment at a wedding and is able to really tune in to the couple's uniqueness that brings out the joy that they share on this most important day. He's very calm, personable, and has a great sense of humor - very easy to work together with. He's also a good listener - so a couple can be assured that he will take the photos that are really important to them. He can also provide expert guidance and suggest shots that are unique.

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1804 Mission St Santa Cruz, CA, 95067
8313259904
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Mike Danen Photography + Cinema frequently asked questions

What photography services does Mike Danen Photography + Cinema include in the starting price?

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
  • Negatives

What photography services does Mike Danen Photography + Cinema include in their most popular wedding package?

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Negatives

What photography styles does Mike Danen Photography + Cinema offer?

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
  • Vintage

What photography services does Mike Danen Photography + Cinema offer?

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Boudoir Shoot
  • Custom Graphics
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • Hand-Coloring
  • High-Res Images
  • Liability Insurance
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Trash The Dress
  • Video
  • Wedding Portraits

What photography materials does Mike Danen Photography + Cinema offer for wedding events?

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Flush Mount
  • Matted Prints
  • Negatives
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards

What percentage of users recommend Mike Danen Photography + Cinema and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Mike Danen Photography + Cinema offer?

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion for wedding services.

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