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Knowing your wedding photographer is IMPORTANT. Your photographer can easily make or break your day. Feel able to be authentic, enjoy your day and your community, don't feel like you're at a big photoshoot, and harness the benefit of the wealth of experiences from someone who's seen about 200 couples tying the knot!

I'm Michael and I'm the Wedding Photographer Guy. I work closely with my partner, Rose, to create an alternative, all-inclusive, professional wedding, elopement, and engagement photography service dedicated to providing a laid-back and authentic photography experience.

For optimal quality, the most current portfolio, and loads of information, please visit our website! :)

Your wedding is a time to kick back and celebrate your love, and your loved ones while you party your ass off. My job is more than just a job. It's a gratefully accepted challenge and extension of my artistic passions. It keeps my camera strapped around my neck where it belongs and I feel beyond fortunate for what I do. I want to be right there celebrating with you and experiencing all the laughter, adventure, tears, nervous sweats, brews chugged, cake smashed, that one friend who really likes to shake it on the dance floor... all of it, right through the viewfinder. With every click of the shutter, a memory immortalized.

I strive to create a comfortable environment, in front of and around the lens. So share that sense of humor, I'm impossible to offend. Let's crack a brew and swap stories. Ask me questions, if it's wedding related, I've probably got answers. I can tie a tie and bustle a dress, I'm there to lend a hand.

I'm down for anything. If you want to bushwack 10 miles to your elopement waterfall, let's go. If you're having a pirate wedding, I want to bring a cutlass. Pop the champagne in my direction, that shot will be wicked. Whether you're dancing with fire or wandering waist-deep in the ocean, I'm ready to be right there alongside you capturing every moment.

Tons of updated information at www.weddingphotographerguy.com.

For more of our work and what we do with the other half of our lives, please check out www.nilasphotography.com.

We hope you'll check it out!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$1,600

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Trash The Dress
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,500

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

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Trash The Dress
Digital Files
Prints
Proofs

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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4.6 out of 5 rating
12 Reviews
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92% Recommended by couples

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12 Reviews
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Sara J. Married on 07/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

World's Best Photographer

Michael was truly the greatest photographer we could have asked for! The photos were amazing and he felt like such an important part of our wedding. Months later and we are still talking about how happy we are we picked him as our photographer. He did a great job making us, and everyone around him, feel comfortable through the day!

His artistic vision and creativity are truly unmatched. For me, our photographer choice was one of our most important decisions because they are what we will keep for a lifetime! Michael goes above and beyond, he loves love, and is clearly so passionate about what he does.
Shi
Shi C. Getting married on 08/31/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Michael is incredibly amazing!

Michael and Rose are incredible!

As a wedding planner and coordinator, it is extremely important to have a great vendor team/partnership I can work closely with to deliver a seamless wedding the couples dream of - Michael & Rose are that, the incredibly & amazingly wonderful wedding vendor/photographer team I had the great pleasure to work with.

Michael and Rose are very easy and pleasant to work with. They are professional, down-to-earth, reliable, patient, genuine, supportive and, of course, they take amazing photos! They have very strong ownership - if they say they'd do it, they would get it done GREAT! I am also very impressed by their very fast turn-around time. They sent out the wedding photos to the couple we worked with about 2 weeks after the wedding!!! Also, they are responsive to communication.

If you are looking for a photographer for your wedding or any special occasion, look no further. I highly recommend Michael and Rose because I have full confidence that you will be beyond joyfully impressed :)

I very much look forward to working with Michael and Rose in the next wedding! I know it will be amazing!
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Spencer B. Married on 03/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect 10, no questions asked

Not only was Michael an incredible photographer, but he is an incredible guy. He made me and my husband feel like our best selves on our wedding day. It shouldn't be hard to be happy on your wedding day, but he always was keeping the mood up and light to make sure we had our biggest smiles on. We showed him some examples of pictures we wanted and he executed it all so well. My husband is the kind of guy who doesn't love getting his picture taken, and he even said during the shoot that he was having fun. That right there should be all the review you need.
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Real Weddings

Sophia & Michael
152 photos 路 11/12/2022
Erika & Dustin
195 photos 路 10/14/2022
Sara Jane & Joey
352 photos 路 07/23/2022
Lindsay & Jordan
122 photos 路 03/19/2022
Tair & Jason
52 photos 路 11/04/2021
Victoria & Garrett
77 photos 路 08/22/2021

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Michael Ballard
Michael Ballard
Guy with camera

The eye behind the lens. A dad, weirdo, wanderlust, and passionate photographer, dedicated to art and authenticity. Fascinated by natural sciences, abandoned buildings, and the unknown. If it wasn't for family, would be wandering with little more than a backpack and a camera. Deeply, madly in love with Salem, Nilas, and twin flame, Rose.

Find me at @xnilasx on Instagram and check out my stories to delve into who I am on a regular day.

https://www.weddingphotographerguy.com/info

Rose Gerber
Rose Gerber
Partner

Passionate model, avid concert and music lover, vinyl collector, obsessive waterfall chaser, and an absolute badass. Keeping things organized when all is unhinged. Fiercely dedicated to anything she supports or involves herself with and is the perfect counterpart for a photographer.


@rosegerberpnw

https://www.weddingphotographerguy.com/info

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