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Robert Timothy Stephenson · Married on 12/08/2020
Boothbay Wedding Photos
(Father of bride) We hosted our daughter's wedding at Spruce Point Inn (SPI), Boothbay, ME, in late August 2019, and this wedding photographer and his assistant, Heather, were great. Like the rest of us, they were challenged by the fact that the event was really a dual-ceremony "fusion" wedding, including both multiple full-dress Sikh/Punjabi ceremonies in the morning/mid-day (starting with a water taxi entrance by the groom and his attendants), with a traditional "white dress" wedding and reception that lat-afternoon/evening. The two of them worked so hard, and used the venue (a spectacular beach-side resort on the mid-coast of Maine) in very imaginative ways that displayed the beauty of the place and uniqueness of the "fused" event. We recently received initial prints of their work product, which is why this review is a couple of months post-wedding, and we are thrilled by what we have seen so far. The shots were creatively-lit and angled (to the point of Mike's climbing a flag-pole!), and captured all the wonderful moments of the day, along with pics of all of our families and friends in attendance. We are anxiously awaiting the remainder of the photos, and could not be more pleased.Sent on 10/21/2019
Megan · Married on 10/06/2018
Michael did an amazing job. My wedding photos are stunning. His use of light and scenery was absolutely beautiful. He also took so many amazing candids. I highly recommend!Sent on 11/27/2018
Jessica · Married on 08/11/2018
Best day ever!!
Michael was the best choice we made for our wedding day! Not only was he very professional, easy to get in contact with, but our guests also loved him! He blended right in and seamlessly took the most amazing pictures. It poured rain while we got our wedding photos done outside, and they managed to come out so beautifully that we've actually been told to enter our photos in a magazine competition. And Michael didn't mind getting soaked at all! He powered through it just so we could get the best shot possible. I can't say enough about him and his work. You won't be disappointed with Michael!Sent on 12/11/2018
Ann · Married on 07/07/2018
The best wedding photographer!
Michael was such a wonderful wedding photographer. Fom our first phone call it was clear he was the perfect choice for us. He traveled all the way to Philadelphia for our July wedding, scouted the best locations for our pictures, and was a warm and calming presence throughout the day. Michael is super accommodating to what you want for your wedding day and most importantly, our photos turned out so wonderfully. We can't recommend Michael enough for your wedding - you'll be in great hands!Sent on 11/30/2018
Kerry · Married on 10/14/2017
My husband and I agreed photos are one item you cherish most after your big day so we really wanted great images and hiring Michael was one of the easiest and best decisions we made for our wedding. Michael kept everyone on time, looking beautiful and most importantly he kept me, the bride, calm and able to enjoy the whole day/night without having to keep track of anything besides enjoying the moment. Michael was very professional and communicated clearly and thoroughly before and during the wedding. He was quick to answer any questions and we loved that he had specific photographic ideas for our unique venue. After the wedding, he delivered preview photos to us within days and all our guests kept telling us how amazing and professional our photographer was. I will be recommending Michael to all of my engaged friends.Sent on 01/12/2018
Matt · Married on 09/23/2017
Michael is a special kind of photographer. His combination of easy going charm and consummate professionalism will make him a trusted asset on your special day. He truly went above and beyond for us, wrangling relatives for group shots, scouting the locations ahead of time and providing us with clear directions to ensure we could get everything captured without feeling distracted from our celebration. And of course, the pictures are truly stunning. They are rich with emotion and staggeringly authentic. They paint a portrait of our wedding day so true that I find myself tearing up whenever I look at them. I’m so grateful to have such a powerful and beautiful record of our celebration. Thank you Michael!Sent on 01/06/2018
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:Your wedding was one of the best weddings I have ever photographed! So many amazing pictures were made! Thank you both for making it such an amazing experience!
Caitlin · Married on 09/09/2017
Michael is the kindest, calmest, most professional photographer. We loved every moment during our engagement shoot and our wedding. He made us feel so incredibly comfortable and at ease. Our photos are phenomenal and we couldn't be happier. Thank you thank you thank you.Sent on 10/17/2017
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:Such a fabulous day! Every single person at your wedding was a phenomenal guest! You and Chris are both so lucky to have so many great people in your lives. Thanks for letting me be a part of your wedding day!
Allen · Married on 09/02/2017
I cannot speak highly enough about the interactions I had with Michael during the entire wedding process. From Day 1, Michael went out of his way to ensure that our special day was exactly that - OUR special day! He was extremely patient with us, taking the time to ask relevant questions while providing us with meaningful advice on what things could look like. What I appreciated most was how Michael was able to balance our vision/ “wish list” with his own style. The end result was a perfect representation of what my Bride and I are all about! On a personal note: Michael is a really really nice guy, professional, highly experienced, and accessible! He was able to make us feel like we were the only clients he had; everything was catered to us. Thank you Michael, I would recommend you’re services to everyone!Sent on 07/18/2018
David · Married on 08/12/2017
Words can't describe how great Michael was. Truly, one of the nicest people you will meet and an absolute pleasure to work with. Most importantly, Michael and his 2nd photographer took amazing photos! We've received so many compliments on them and my wife looks at them with joy daily.Sent on 01/06/2018
We didn't have a day of planner or coordinator, but Michael kept us on time and helped keep everything moving along. We were able to take all of the pictures we wanted including incredible sunset photos that will take up spaces in the walls of our home for our lifetime.
We've been married 5 months now and as we've looked back on the expenses of our wedding the one thing we both agree on was that Michael was worth every penny. If you have the opportunity to work with Michael/Maine Coast Wedding Photography you will be extremely happy you did.
Thanks Michael for helping make our day so wonderful!
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:Dave, the two of you and all your friends and family made is such a spectacular day! Some of my favorite pictures of 2017 are still the ones of you in the marsh grass at sunset, you two look like fashion models! Thank you again for having me on board!
Tabitha · Married on 08/12/2017
Michael was an amazing photographer! We could not be happier with our engagement shoot and wedding photos. Everything was perfect-every special moment was captured beautifully. Michael kept us on an organized schedule that was not intrusive of our celebration while focusing on capturing all the specific photos we wanted. You could not ask for a better, more personable photographer. -Dave & Tabi DeWolfeSent on 03/13/2018
Sarah · Married on 08/05/2017
Michael made our day really special! He was fantastic to work with- extremely responsive to questions. His presence actually made the day better rather than took away from it like some photographers.Sent on 10/12/2017
Our photos- both the engagement session and the day of- were gorgeous!
Gabriel · Married on 08/02/2017
Sent on 09/17/2017
Michael Wilson is the consummate wedding photographer. He made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire process from initial contact to the actual wedding day.
He is truly talented and a rare gem! The wedding photos we received were simply amazing and his dedication and craft showed through the quality. You won't regret it!
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:Gabriel! Thank you so much, it was such a pleasure working with you and Jessdine! I loved sharing stories from NYC together!
Colleen · Married on 07/25/2017
We truly cannot say enough positive things about Michael Wilson! As a couple living in NJ and getting married in Maine, it was nerve wracking to pick a photographer without the benefit of word of mouth but luckily we hit the jackpot with Michael. He put us at ease by spending hours FaceTiming in the months prior to the wedding to discuss ideas we had and He was game for anything. Our wedding was 6 months ago and guests are STILL talking about how amazing he was. He felt like a guest at our wedding blending right in while going above and beyond to get the perfect shot (including wading through a moving stream). Even after the wedding he was so responsive with questions we had and with quickly putting together our beautiful album. We try to get to Maine several times a year and will not think twice about hiring Michael again for future photo shoots. He is truly a rock star!Sent on 12/14/2017
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:Colleen! The feeling is mutual! You and Neil were an absolute joy to work with! I'm always into wading through creeks to get the shot.
Keagan · Married on 07/08/2017
Michael was a fantastic photographer to work with from start to finish. We are thrilled with the beautiful photos from our wedding! Michael was incredibly responsive to all of our questions through the planning process, and his cheerful and friendly attitude put us completely at ease on the day of our wedding. Michael also went above and beyond, researching some of the detailed parts of our ceremony and location beforehand to ensure that the best photos were captured. Can't recommend Maine Coast Wedding Photography enough to anyone looking for a photographer in Maine!Sent on 04/04/2018
Clare · Married on 10/29/2016
I first met Michael at my sister's wedding. He was from Maine but was shooting the wedding in New Orleans. We were so intrigued by his kind nature and enjoyed speaking with him. I appreciated how enthusiastic he was about the occasion and was very impressed with how quickly he sifted through the countless family and wedding party pictures. I also noticed that he did not miss a beat and was always a part of the action getting priceless beautiful and candid shots. I was further impressed when we received the wedding photos. The images were beautiful and I especially appreciated the candid shots he managed to capture during the dancing portion of the evening. When my husband proposed to me we knew that we wanted Michael to shoot our wedding. Michael traveled from Maine to Southeast Louisiana and captured the best day of our lives and for that we are forever grateful.Sent on 01/04/2017
Brianna · Married on 10/08/2016
Michael was fabulous in every aspect of photographing our wedding. From our initial conversation with him up to the very last detail, Michael was professional, caring, and considerate. He really wanted to get to know our style and take that into thought while photographing both our engagement photos and our wedding photos. All of my guests were really impressed with his work, and I am so fortunate to have worked with such a talented photographer!Sent on 01/06/2017
Morgan · Married on 09/10/2016
We were very fortunate to have met & booked Michael early on in our wedding planning process. He is nothing short of incredible! All of our wedding guests commented on his experience, energy and charisma. His positivity and flexibility really helped shape our day! He was able to capture the whole "feel" of the event, which was what was most important to us. We really can't say enough great things about Michael!Sent on 01/04/2017
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:I am grateful that you choose to get married in the mountains of Maine! It's hard to imagine a wedding guest list dancing harder than the dancing I saw at your wedding! Plus, vintage VW's will always make an excellent additional to any wedding.
William · Married on 09/03/2016
Michael is the most incredible photographer I have ever met and we were beyond blown away by his work. Michael is beyond kind and a pleasure to work with, incredibly friendly and handled so much on the day of our wedding phenomenally without stress at all and everyone remarked at how great he was in taking their pictures. In terms of his work its unmatched by any photographer I have ever seen do a wedding. He took incredible photos of our engagement and our wedding that were beyond the quality of any I have seen with any other wedding. We have not stopped getting compliments on our photos at how much of the day and evening's joy was captured perfectly with his shots. I cannot recommend Michael enough.Sent on 10/04/2016
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:Those are some pretty incredible words! Thank you so much for this review and for being so easy to work with! You're also forgetting that great pictures require a great couple and you and Whitney were nothing short of amazing to work with!
Alyssa · Married on 08/05/2016
Michael Wilson was the most perfect photographer for our wedding. Honestly, I cannot say enough amazing things about him. Not only is he the warmest and most sincerely kind person I've met, but he genuinely loves what he does and it translates beautifully into his photos.Sent on 09/27/2016
Photography was the most important aspect I wanted for our wedding, and I spent hours researching photographers for the task. Michael was the perfect fit. He has this unique blend of journalistic and candid artistic vision, and was exactly what we were looking for (and not to mention LGBT friendly, which was something I was looking for, too). Not only that, but he was so accommodating and was always easy to reach if we had questions. We easily negotiated a price and our own special package that fit our needs (part of that package was hiring a second photographer friend of his for a shorter amount of time, to capture more of the reception and dancing fun!).
And then, on the day of our wedding, Michael was a ninja—I mean that in the best way possible. I don't know how he captured all the pictures he did, and every single one, even the outtakes, are gorgeous. Everyone at the wedding enjoyed his presence, as he has this wonderful, joyful aura that just makes you smile.
I would highly, highly recommend Michael Wilson to anyone and everyone for their wedding. Our photos are breathtaking and I haven't stopped looking at them since we received them.
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:This is so sweet! You and Kelsey were beyond enjoyable to work with. You were both so patient and willing to break away from dancing for a quick "must have" picture! Thank you for that! I will no doubt remember your wedding forever!
Ayumi · Married on 07/30/2016
Professional, without being stuffy. At ease and hilarious, without being inappropriate. Dynamic, without being contrived. We couldn't have imagined a better person for our wedding. He managed to capture personal, sweet moments without being awkward and intrusive. His compositions and sense of fun made the event look like a movie, except there were no disasters, and in fact, we had many, many people compliment us on both his easy demeanor and the quality of his work. Michael was prompt with communication, punctual, organized and delivered images in a minimum amount of time. We also appreciated his honesty about what might be cheesy, plus he was practical and realistic about what was doable. He was easy to work with and best of all, he's a "Yes Man", a guy who's willing to brainstorm about every idea with positivity, making this important event personal and special. If you're getting married on Mars, it's worth flying him out for it! Hands down, the best photographer around!!Sent on 01/05/2017
Jerrica · Married on 07/23/2016
Michael was such an amazing photographer, if I could give him ten stars I would. He had many challenges to overcome on our wedding day such as a hail storm, and two camera shy subjects. He made us feel so comfortable. Michael is dedicated, talented and flexible. Everyone from our wedding raved about him. Our photos are unlike any other wedding photos I've ever seen.Sent on 01/04/2017
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:I have always said that hail makes pictures more dramatic! It should also be noted that you two picked the COOLEST venue ever!
Jim · Married on 06/12/2016
There could not be a more attentive, energetic, meticulous and kindly photographer to help you record a major event. Michael is colossally thoughtful and engaged and shines extra light on any wedding. We could not have been more thrilled with or grateful for his work.Sent on 01/04/2017
Maine Coast Wedding Photography's reply:Thank you Jim! It was such a pleasure with with both of you!
megan · Married on 06/12/2016
It was an absolute pleasure to have Michael, with his laid-back vibe and friendly demeanor, there on our wedding day. And his work is sensational.Sent on 01/31/2017
Devon · Married on 06/11/2016
Michael was laid back and listened to what we wanted in terms of style and timing. He was easy to work with and got our pictures back really fast. He also made a photo book for us, which came out great. We would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a photographer.Sent on 01/16/2017
Chris and Rachel · Married on 12/05/2015
When we got back from our honeymoon and started talking to our friends and family about our wedding, we weren't really expecting the reactions we got. The second thing out of people's mouths (after telling us they had a great time and such) was "I loved the photographer! He was so awesome!" Everybody raved about his boundless energy, positive attitude, and friendly demeanor. In particular, people who don't usually like being photographed commented that he put them at ease. And we can't blame them -- Michael is great and really knows how to shoot a wedding right.Sent on 01/24/2016
When the group photos were happening, he happily took command, and when the focus was on us, he seemed to disappear -- exactly how it's supposed to work. We can't say enough about how awesome it was to have Michael do our wedding; we are so grateful to him for making everything better. He also did our engagement shoot as part of the package. Both sets of photos turned out so, so well. Truly a gentleman and an artist. Book him right now! Quick, before his schedule is full!