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Michael Griffin · Getting married on 09/25/2020
Proposal and Engagement Shoot Success
Recently I won a free Engagement Session with Michel. After speaking to Michel, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to surprise my fiance by proposing to him, and letting Michel capture the moment and take other engagement photos for us.Sent on 03/22/2019
Michel was immediately on-board and began helping me plan the location, time, and surprise proposal. On the day of, he arrived early for set up and discretely prepared to capture the moment. We have tons of beautiful pictures to hold on to and because of him, this is a day we will always remember and have great pictures to look back on.
Jodie Brownd · Getting married on 09/01/2020
Michel goes above and beyond to capture the defining moments of your life!our life
From the initial phone call with Michel to his followup e-mail to ensure we were satisfied with his services, his customer service could not have been better. He took photos for our corporate event and we were able to arrange the schedule by phone, states away. I can't imagine having a better experience, as he was phenomenal at listening to our needs and providing exactly what we asked for. I would feel very comfortable hiring Michel for any event he would be willing to photograph including celebrations, corporate headshots and or weddings. Most events worth capturing are special in nature and it takes a special person that truly cares about the final product to make the memories all that they can be. Michel Berda is that person and we are so grateful to have worked with him. You will be too!Sent on 01/09/2020
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:Wow, you are too kind. It was all of my pleasure and what my brand strives for. Under-promise and over-deliver. I am very grateful for this amazing review. You all corporate event was great I enjoyed capturing the pre-function on the Carolina Girl a great evening with captain Bob. The next day at The Mills House hotel, what a great venue to have a corporate event. The headshots and the event went seamlessly and I thank you again for all of the business you gave me.
Delainey Tart · Married on 12/28/2019
Michel is a dream to work with! My Fiance and I had our engagement photoshoot planned with a different photographer originally but they had canceled our session for another couple two hours before we had originally scheduled (right after getting my hair done too). My Fiance called photographers all around the area to find someone to take our photos at the last second and Michel stepped up to the plate! within an hour, we were down at Hampton Park ready to go! He practically brought his entire studio with him (huge bags with several lenses, professional lighting, etc..) and gave us whatever we wanted! He made it so easy to pose for photos and gave us our full edited photos TWO DAYS later! What more could you want in a photographer? HIGHLY suggest going with Michel and his team :)Sent on 03/21/2019
Hannah · Married on 10/05/2019
Michel is a WONDERFUL photographer and artist. He is so flexible to work with the brides schedule and makes taking wedding photos a fun experience. My wedding pictures were one of the top things that I wanted to invest money in for my wedding and I am so glad that I invested in King Street Photo Weddings. Weddings can be stressful enough, but our photographer was so easy going and made our day even more fun and special than we could have ever thought! He was also very flexible when it came to deciding what pictures to take the day of the wedding. I wanted him to take some pictures that he thought would be good, but I also had some that I wanted specifically and he did a great job catering to that.Sent on 03/02/2010
The our wedding album was absolutely STUNNING! Everyone, and I mean everyone, who has looked at our album has said they have never seen anything like it and that it is amazing. I am so proud to show it off and love looking at it myself. It really captures what happened that day (fun, joy, and happiness)! What a wonderful remember an such a special day! Michel is wonderful and you are definetly missing out if you don't have him as a photographer!
Nicole · Married on 09/29/2019
Working with Michel was great! He was very professional and attentive to what we wanted captured!! Our pictures came out more beautiful then we ever expected and we were very satisfied on how quickly we got to view them. We would defiantly love to work with Michel again in the future!Sent on 05/05/2014
Jack Cramer · Married on 09/28/2019
Westin hilton head wedding
Michel did an outstanding job from coming up with a better location for our beach wedding ceremony to walking us through the whole process on picking the best locations for great looking photos. We would highly recommend Michel as there photographer for any special events!Sent on 10/14/2019
Kelly Dyches · Married on 09/07/2019
Hiring Michel was a rest decision. He was very professional and made sure he took photos of everyone and every shot we requested. He was fun to work with and got along great with our guests and wedding party. He had a great attitude and was focused on providing us the best photos, capturing intimate moments and unique shots that only a professional could capture. We highly recommend Michel!Sent on 09/09/2019
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:Awe what a sweet caring great couple you both are. I first appreciate the honor the trust and the business and this heartfelt amazing review. I always have the same goal for my brand King Street Photo Weddings for all of my fantastic clients and that is to give and capture everything I can to make your special day that much more meaningful after all that is why I am a true storyteller.
Nickolas Peters · Married on 08/01/2019
Amazing value for money, pictures done within 2 weeks!
Michel of King Street Photo Weddings was efficient and created exactly the kind of artistic and family-style photos we were wanting. He arrived super early (my wife’s dad spotted him setting up at the venue around noon for a 5pm wedding) and he stayed late. He also didn’t charge a fee for traveling several hours. Due to the fact that our reception fell behind schedule, he gladly stayed even longer than expected to capture photos of every memorable event. He even brought rose petals for us to use for a special photo op after the ceremony. With 3 cameras on hand at all times, Michel was like an entire team of photographers in one person! And he also helped us stay on budget by cutting out things we didn’t need, such as an engagement shoot, and by using a single shooter approach rather than charging for multiple photographers. That being said, he wasn’t afraid to enlist our very helpful best man and bridesmaids for some small tasks during photo taking - which made everything go so smoothly. We feel that we got so much more than we paid for. Thank you, Michel.Sent on 08/18/2019
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:Wow, fist Peter, thank you for your service for this great country of ours. I am honored to have had the golden opportunity and the pleasure of meeting your wife and you and your family and friends. I have got to say that this review gives any future wedding clients a great vision of everything I am. While we must all earn a living we must also at times exceed clients expectation, be grateful for your wedding clients, and honestly for again what you do for our country. Thank you, so much for taking your precious time and posting this review. I wish your wife and you much love and amazing life for both of you. I hope our path will cross again and please say hi to everyone including the maid of honor and your best man who truly was the greatest help.
Clayton B · Married on 07/26/2019
Michel made our wedding experience very fun! He made all of us feel comfortable and at ease during the ceremony and the photography before and after. He was very affordable and provided excellent photos for us to remember our special day. We appreciate his communication in preparation for the big day and with how quickly he sent our pictures to us.Sent on 09/15/2019
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:Thank you, Clayton & Jill, for giving me this huge honor to capture your amazing wedding at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa. I appreciate when the groom takes the time to post a review like this. I am glad I was able to capture and give you all the wedding images you were looking for. Once again I am very grateful and honored to have been the image-maker for your big day. Thank you so very much, Michel
Geralynn Mckinney · Married on 07/25/2019
Incredible memories of a beautiful day!
Michel Berda is a very artistic photographer. He really knows how to perfectly capture the day. He had taken many pictures that I wasn't aware of. My husband stated how he loved the fact that you didn't even know he was there. He did not take away from the ceremony, but I had seen pictures from all around the room. I never noticed him moving around. He contacted my daughter before the wedding and told her to give him a list of pictures that they wanted so the memories of the day will be what they wanted. He showed up that day with so much equipment. He wears a vest and we called the Rambo Photographer. He had everything he needed to make sure the lighting was right for each picture. He created a timeline and stuck to it making the day go smoothly. We got the pictures back in less than 2 weeks and they are amazing. I told my daughter that the photographer is the most important part of all the people hired because that is the person who will capture the day. The day goes so fast and its like a blur. Michel did an fabulous job with the important task he had to capture the day. Thank you Michel for the job you did for my daughter and son in law. You are more than a photographer, you are a true artist. If you want a perfect day, hire Michel!Sent on 07/25/2019
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:What a sweet heartfelt review from such a wonderful mother. As a parent of two amazing daughters myself, it is always true the quote that "your children will become what us parents have instilled in them". Now I know why you were the one to send me the wedding request and your amazing daughter who is exactly like you caring, respectful, and generous hired me. I made my said promise that I would exceed all of your expectation, by my golden words and what my brand is built on, by exceeding every client's expectations. I cannot thank you enough for the honor and business, but for who you all are amazing great caring people. I am so very glad that I will have an impact on your family heirloom by being remembered as the wedding photographer that always wanted to do the best for Emily & Ryan and their family. I am humbled and at AWE for your precious review.
Emily · Married on 07/14/2019
Photos that Will Last a Lifetime
Months ahead of the wedding, we worked with Michel to develop the perfect timeline that we ended up sharing with our planner and other vendors. He had great advice and had great suggestions for some shots. On the wedding day, he was super early, scouting out spots for our family photos and bridal shots. He joked with all of us and made the day comfortable. He kept us on schedule and made sure we got all of the shots we wanted. As a type A person, I had a list of pics I wanted and Michel worked hard to make sure all of them were achieved. He was helpful in other way too - the few weeks before the wedding when I was stressed about finding rose petals for a certain picture, Michel offered to pick them up for me so I didn't have to stress. He was able to capture the most amazing pictures- they were everything we could have hoped for! There are so many pictures that I love and want to frame. He was efficient in everything and made sure we got everything we wanted. We would definitely recommend Michel to any couple looking to get exactly what they want out of their wedding photos.Sent on 07/22/2019
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:How sweet, beautiful and so very nice of you to post and share the heartfelt review. I am so grateful for this. Your wedding at The Historic Rice Mill in Charleston, SC was spectacular. Has always by bringing the right photographic equipment and my studio lighting, I was able to achieve your goal and mine in giving you amazing wedding day photos and those perfect dreamy, moody what I am known for amazing sunset wedding photos. My second shooter and I enjoyed meeting both of your families and friends between two locations to getting ready, first look at WaterFront Park and your ceremony and reception at The Historic Rice Mill, I believe when you will see your wedding gallery this Thursday just 12 days since you got married you all will be thrilled with my passion for true storytelling of your special day. Once again many thanks for posting this amazing review. I appreciate everything and wish you all success, and much love forever. Michel
Jackb · Married on 07/06/2019
I hired Michele and King Street Photo Weddings to shoot my proposal in Charleston. I talked to many photographers about doing the shoot but none were nearly as passionate about it as Michele. Not only was he passionate but also extremely professional, making sure to stay in constant communication and being just sneaky enough about it not to ruin the surprise! His photos were awesome and he got some amazing shots of us, our families, and of course the big question!Sent on 09/07/2018
Christopher Manios · Married on 05/10/2019
What can you say about Michel and King Street Photography? After meeting with over 10 wedding photographers we knew that Michel was our guy in five minutes. He is intense and you will quickly realize that his intensity actually is just a disguise for his passion. He cares so much about making sure that the magic of your wedding day is captured and that you are supremely happy with the results. He was attentive and passionate about the planning of the shoot months prior to our wedding weekend and was easy to talk to during the planning process. Michel and his staff were punctual, polite and professional. It seemed as though he was prepared to go to war when the day came. Every time we turned around he was there seizing special moments that will be ours for a lifetime. Michel is truly an expert in every sense of the word. He is great at orchestrating and directing all those in front of his lens while setting backgrounds that are breathtaking. If we could give him 10 stars we would. If you are looking for someone to realize your vision with a style unrivaled by anything you’d find in a fairy tale….do yourself a favor and call on Michel. We can’t express enough how much we enjoyed working with such a consummate professional and artist.Sent on 11/12/2019
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:Wow, Amy & Chris, I and my team are grateful and honored to first have you all as some of the best wedding clients we have had the greatest opportunity to have in the last 20 years. This just made our day, and hopefully many more years to come. I know all narrowed down your top 10 wedding photographers in Charleston, SC and had actual meetings with all of them. I am so glad you saw further than most clients these days just searching for the price, in not only true decades of photography & cinematic videography experience but more importantly the master lighting, and that is the true fine art in wedding photography & videography. Your wedding day preparation at Francis Marion, followed by the most spiritual fantastic Greek wedding at Holy Trinity and your glam soiree at The Gaillard Center, all came together with the wedding timeline your amazing coordinator Stacy and I came up with and went seamlessly I may add. You all also realized that when my team and I that included cinematic videography services accept the commission for any wedding, that we will be focused and ready on what we can accomplish to make your wedding images and videography with what we have learned and experienced in creating for all of our wedding clients simply amazing wedding images and timeless cinematic wedding videos.
Taylor · Married on 11/02/2018
Professional, Passionate, & Punctual
Michel is very passionate about what he does and it shows from all of his creativity, effort, and positive energy while capturing all special moments throughout an entire day! We are so happy that we chose him to spend the day with us for our wedding at Legare Waring House. He is very professional and timely leading up to the big day in communication about timelines and specific moments that we wanted to remember forever. Michel does a great job of capturing the whole story from getting ready early morning, to guest group pictures at the reception, to send off at the end of the night. Our pictures are stunning and we were so excited to see them before we even got back from our honeymoon! We highly recommend Michel and thank him for his time and all of the sweet memories that we have to look back on because of him!Sent on 11/18/2018
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:Wow, such a heartfelt review and why as an image maker I love capturing weddings. You all were such a pleasure your entire bridal party was so much fun, always pleasant. Your family is unique and very loyal, I am grateful for you taking your precious time to post this review and for letting me Michel Berda King Street Photo Weddings capture your amazing and beautiful wedding. Thank you once again.
Lindsey · Married on 10/05/2018
Photos as dreamy as your wedding day!
When I first met Michel I knew he was the photographer I would book for our wedding! I met him at a bridal show where there were many other vendors booths, especially photographers. What stood out about Michel was that he was very personal, outgoing, and honest. He is very upfront with his services and pricing which stood out among others. After deciding to go with Michel he checked in with me several times before my bridal portraits and the wedding. He asked to see my idea board and was very open with my own visions. My bridal portraits were breathtaking and made me even more excited for our wedding day! Michel was more organized than I can even put into words! He runs a tight ship and you should not expect less from a professional! His work is out of this world! All of the family and wedding party loved his presence and were so blown away at our beautiful photos. On top of his amazing work- we got ALL of our photos (hundreds!!) within 18 days of our wedding! His talent, passion and expertise were evident in every single shot! I cannot emphasize how much of a disservice you are doing yourself if you do not choose King Street Photo Weddings to shoot your big day! He is highly recommended!Sent on 11/25/2018
Andy Schmidt · Married on 05/27/2018
Michel is a true professional who takes beautiful photos. The staged photographs were exactly what we wanted and Michel executed them wonderfully. Michel also has a gift for capturing candid moments. Highly recommend!Sent on 12/15/2018
Christina · Married on 05/25/2018
Michel from King Street Photo Weddings WOWED me from my initial interaction with him. I reached out to 10-15 different photographers in Charleston. I was not impressed by any of them until I reached out to Michel.Sent on 05/30/2018
He IMMEDIATELY responded to my emails and was VERY quick to get back to me with excellent attention to detail, understanding of what I would need on the day of my wedding, and offering to support me as I had not even chosen my venue/even visited Charleston. NO other photographer displayed the level of professionalism that Michel displayed.
He thoughtfully provided feedback that supported planning the day of!
Michel already gave me immense confidence and trust that he would provide photos to cherish for life. He consistently confirmed this over and over during the process (which helped my anxiety). He understood the importance of having him on our day.
We were supposed to get rain and even before our wedding he helped us to plan an alternative plan with promises of excellent photos if needed. Luckily the weather held out! Michel was early, so kind, positive, and confident and helped organize everyone before I arrived.
Michel captured our wedding with utmost professionalism! He kept us laughing, providing a plan for our photo session throughout Magnolia Plantations, and he crawled on the ground with Fire Ants, squatted in the bushes to get more artistic shots and was SO patient!! He also carried around his supportive photography lights throughout the Park and worked his butt off to make sure we were getting captivating pictures!
Michel also was flexible to split our time and even worked longer than we hired him for so that we could capture some sunset shots!!! I would love love love to do more photoshoot sessions with Michel in the future as he is not just an EXCELLENT AND TALENTED photographer, which he is. Michel is incredibly kind, so funny, so very professional, and takes his work extremely serious. Scott and I feel incredibly blessed!!!
Benita · Married on 10/14/2017
Ryan and I had to reschedule our wedding in less than 3 weeks after a hurricane destroyed our venue in Puerto Rico. We were fortunate enough to have Michel photograph our wedding (after he had a lucky cancellation). Within minutes of speaking to him for the first time, his passion for photography was evident. He took the time to call us and had a one hour plus planning session to find out what was important to us and how to best personalize our experience. What was most impressive was that his attention to detail carried through until the minute the reception was over. I must say that our guests absolutely loved him and Michel went above and beyond to get the best shots possible (standing on chairs, crouching down, standing behind curtains, using leaves for added effects, etc). I would highly recommend him to anybody. He is an incredibly talented man, and a true artist!
Just to give you an idea of what his work looks like, here is the teaser photo we received 2 days after our wedding. We are beyond excited to see the rest!Sent on 10/20/2017
Erin · Married on 10/08/2017
My husband and I had our dream wedding in Hilton Head Island, SC and we hired Michel as our photographer. We spoke several times before the wedding and he really took the time to speak with us and learn about our big day. He created an incredible timeline that I used as a basis for all of my vendors - extremely helpful! He arrived on the day very prepared and on time. Michel also had some great ideas for photos that were really unique. For example, we did a "first look" with my dad. It was really special and my dad loved being a part of the moment. Thanks to Michel for being so organized and capturing our special day.Sent on 10/23/2017
Shawn · Married on 05/20/2017
Michel Berda photographed our May 20th wedding at the Sonesta Resort in HHI, and as someone who does not often leave online reviews I feel our experience with Michel deserves one! We had several calls with Michel prior to the wedding to discuss the day and the schedule of events. From the first phone call, we could tell that he was going to be fantastic. We knew he would capture every moment of our big day in the best way possible, and that's exactly what he did. We're blown away by the images, and forever get to relive our wedding day with our amazing photos. If you want the best, this is the photographer to choose. You will not be let down by Michel!Sent on 07/07/2017
Carla · Married on 12/12/2016
Reviewer: Carla Crews-McGirtSent on 12/19/2016
Wedding Location: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Wedding Date: Monday, December 12, 2016
I don't event know where to begin. The second I saw Michel Berda's photos I knew he was the one! I booked Michel without seeing another photographer and it was the #1 best decision I made planning my wedding this December. Just when I thought he could not surpass our expectations, hopes and dreams for a wedding photographer any further; he continued to surprise and delight with his professionalism, creativity, thoughtfulness, and knowledge. I talked to Michel more than any other wedding vendor throughout the process and he really knows how to make you feel comfortable about the process and the day. I have to say Michel actually makes taking photos fun! He had lots of competition from amateur wedding guest taking photos as well. ?? I consider myself not photogenic until I started working with Michel; he really works his magic and can give just the right direction to make all the difference. I highly recommend hiring Michel and his team for any engagement, I guarantee he will impress. You must take a look at his site- his works speaks for itself!
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Debbie · Married on 12/10/2016
What can possibly be said about Michel Berda that hasn't already been said!? Michel "took my hand" from the first moment we spoke on the phone and made the process of getting ready for the big day wonderful. He listened and advised and listened more. We are an older couple whose photography needs were not that of a younger couple. Michel worked with us to until he came up with the perfect package and then he really delivered! Michel made having your picture made a natural event. He lead us through each picture making it enjoyable and looking forward to the next one. Our guests could not have been more complementary of Michel. The photography was incredible as is Michel! We both feel blessed to have had Michel record our wedding day in such a spectacular way!Sent on 12/30/2016
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Michelle · Married on 10/28/2016
We had our wedding at the Westin Resort & Spa on Hilton Head Island, who recommended Michel Berda as a photographer. Upon sending a message, he immediately reached out to us and explained his services. He sells himself big and aims to please. Michel genuinely wants to get to know you and what you want for your special occasion so that he can make it perfect for you. I gave him 5 stars for each category - quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value and flexibility. Michel was really willing to go the extra mile for us. He is professional, charismatic, energetic and has a sense of humor which we needed since we aren't a photo-loving couple! Thank you Michel for working with us.Sent on 12/04/2016
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:What a wonderful way for me to have a great Sunday, by receiving your amazing review today Michel, & Michael. What a great Italian family you all are. I really appreciate this lovely review, more importantly the trust you all gave me to capture your special day. I am so glad I was able to design a wedding photography timeline for you all and that I was able to create wedding image you all can cherish for many years to come. Once again from the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting me to be your wedding photographer for your wedding at The beautiful Westin Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island South Carolina.
Mark · Married on 07/02/2016
Michel was one of the best decisions we made during our pre-wedding planning. Of the many photography inquires made, he was the first and most enthusiastic response. He was extremely professional from our first meeting all the way through the end of our big day. Based on his photos, he seems to have been everywhere even though we rarely saw him at work. We were also pleased with the unique “rose” and “Love” shots and appreciated the creativity he brought to our ceremony and reception. You will not be disappointed having Michel memorialize your event which passes much too quickly. Thankfully we have some amazing photos that give us a perspective outside of the wedding day blur.Sent on 07/07/2016
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Lindsie · Married on 06/18/2016
We booked Michel over a year in advance and our wedding was just this past week, on 6/18/2016. We had an amazing experience from start to finish. He was always available for our random questions, provided us with endless helpful recommendations, and did so much more than I ever would have expected a photographer to do. He helped us make a precise schedule for the day of the wedding and ensured us that he would take care of all of the little details (and the crazy personalities in our bridal party!). We have only seen sneak peaks of our photos but I am sure that they will be amazing. Big thanks again Michel! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional (and FUN!) photographer who clearly has his profession down to a science.Sent on 06/26/2016
King Street Photo Weddings's reply:Aww what a great review. Thank you so much Lindsie & Jeremy, you all are such fantastic caring clients. Your wedding day turned out perfect the images are spectacular. You both are full of energy, your family and you all always caring about me that I kept on being hydrated, because it was so hot, about 98 degrees. It was nice to see that Jeremy enjoys working out has much as I do and that is one of the main reason I stay in shape. Having 3 cameras and various lenses on me for about a minimum of 6 to 8 hrs, a total of 60 pound of gear, along with extra batteries and anything I need immediately can be very heavy at times. My wedding photography and having the proper lens and equipment at that specific time is why I carry it all.