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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Amanda · Married on 07/21/2018

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    My husband and I loved working with Michael for our July wedding, for many reasons. Leading up to the wedding Michael is a great communicator - quick to respond to emails, happy to meet in person to go over any and all questions/concerns, and he asks the right questions ahead of time so that the big day runs as smooth as possible. His demeanor is calm and positive - who wouldn't want to be surrounded by that on their wedding day?! I think he is genuinely excited for every wedding he photographs, and this shows in the quality of the images. We received our photos only 2 weeks after the wedding (this being in the height of wedding season too!) and not only are there so many images, but so many stunning images! Michael has a great artistic eye, great attention to detail and honestly is so easy-going and nice that we just loved working with him. Also of note is that he is one of those invisible photographers - you get all the great shots of your big day without someone being pushy or in your face. Highly recommend!

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    Cynthia · Married on 10/14/2017

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    Choosing a wedding photographer can be stressful because this is the person charged with capturing one of your most important life moments. Working with Michael Brook was a breeze! From the moment we sat down and talked to him, we immediately felt like old friends. He can make anyone feel comfortable in front of a camera and he has a knack for capturing the sweetest, candid moments. Michael also made sure to learn who the most important people in our wedding were so that he could get as many pictures of them as possible. On the day of the wedding, he was punctual, energetic, and professional. He brought an assistant that was just as wonderful and together they captured beautiful photographs that we will forever cherish.

    I would recommend Michael to anyone looking for a stress-free wedding with gorgeous photographs!

    Sent on 11/17/2017

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Cynthia! You and Ryan really did feel like old friends off the bat. It was so cool witnessing you at the center of your family and friends' universe on your wedding day. Congratulations again - hope our paths cross again soon!
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    Macarena · Married on 10/07/2017

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    Michael was a dream to work with! He was professional at all times and very flexible with a hectic wedding day. He collaborated seamlessly with a quirky videographer we also hired. He was on time and got beautiful shots. His second photographer did a great job as well and as a team photographed the ceremony from different angles. We had the pictures in week!

    Sent on 11/10/2017

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Macarena!! ...for everything, your review, the chance to photograph your wedding, being such a cool person...! Warmest regards to you and Geoffrey!
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    Elitza · Married on 09/02/2017

    5
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    Before working with Michael, I found myself somewhat skeptical of his 85+ perfect reviews. Could that be real?!? Now that he's shot my wedding, there is no doubt that he deserves that perfect rating and more. Michael was incredible to work with from day 1. He communicated promptly and easily and asked all the right questions about our vision for the day. He expressed genuine excitement and had immediate ideas about how he could fit in and enhance the experience. Leading up to the wedding, I never once felt like I had to worry about whether I was a priority to him and whether he would come through (and that most definitely is NOT a given. I should mention that he made me feel this taken care of even though I did NOT book him for an entire day and had a smaller wedding that only required a few hours.)

    The day of, he was so easy-going and professional. He somehow made everyone feel at ease, remembering family members' names and juggling all personalities and quirks. I felt incredibly hectic and stressed the entire day and somehow Michael made that melt away as soon as he showed up. He was prompt, organized, thoughtful, quick on his feet, and also kind and funny to be around. If that all wasn't enough, he also captured gorgeous photographs (way cooler than I could have imagined, honestly) and had them back to me quickly. I really can't say enough about this experience. He blew us away. He was the shining light of my wedding and by far the best "vendor" decision I made that day.

    Sent on 09/12/2017

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thank you for sharing that - it's heart warming to hear you had a good experience. I had an amazing time working with you too and am so happy for you and Mike! Congratulations!!
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    Jeff · Married on 08/26/2017

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    Michael Brook was wonderful. A great person to start, he was incredibly receptive to all of our ideas. We had a more casual timed event and Michael and his second photographer really captured that vibe. Some of his still shots still have our family talking and his timeliness, professionalism, and artistry really shined on our wedding day. Totally recommended for a wedding, for family events and more. We are considering him and recommending him for some of our family events upcoming.

    Sent on 11/11/2017
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    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks for the kind words Jeff! It was such a fun time photographing your wedding. Congratulations and warmest regards to you and Carling!
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    Greg · Married on 06/24/2017

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    Michael was a true professional, from the first visit to the big day. He and his assistant made us feel important, and made sure to capture all the important shots as they happened. When we were able to look back over the gallery just a few days after the wedding, we were truly amazed at the amount of beautiful shots that he was able to capture without feeling like he was even there. He was very accommodating to not only us, but our guests wishes as well. I would definitely suggest Michael for any of your photography needs

    Sent on 11/10/2017

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Greg - it's thrilling to hear you had a good experience with your photography! It really was a privilege to work with you and Shannon and to capture some of the scenes of your wedding day (what an awesome celebration!). I'll be stopping in to The Quarry during our next excursion to Hingham. Best of luck to you both in the meantime.
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    Vannary · Married on 04/29/2017

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    Michael was very pleasant to work with. He was very professional and flexible. He did a great job with our wedding photos!

    Sent on 11/10/2017

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Vannary!! Working with you and Matt and all your family and friends was a pleasure!
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    Emma · Married on 03/25/2017

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    I just had my wedding in Boston a couple of weeks ago and Michael was our photographer. I don't have enough good things to say about him! Michael is very professional and makes you feel so relaxed and clam around him - which is huge considering the stress surrounding a wedding and the variety of personalities a family can have. He was very flexible and accommodating in what photos we did and didn't want to do and our timings. He's not pushy like some photographers can be and to be honest I didn't even know he was there for the entire ceremony or reception - so he wasn't shoving the camera in your face and he was respecting peoples’ space.

    Michael took some fantastic photos that were so natural (vs. staged) and are photos that really capture the day and how much fun and love was in the room. I personally don't like photos that are forced and he didn't do that at all. The pictures are of great quality and he took a lot, both in black and white and in color. The pricing was extremely reasonable compared to the other quotes I received and quite frankly his work is much better! If you need a photographer - definitely give him a call! I would use Michael again in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 04/12/2017

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Emma - congratulations again to you and Justin! I was just remembering how elegant and fun your wedding was - plus McKenna was adorable and hilarious. Best of luck and kindest regards!
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    Jessica · Married on 02/18/2017

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    Michael was so great and we could not be happier with our choice of photographer! I met with him a year in advance and he was always available and responsive to answer all of my million questions. He initially stood out because of his excellent candid photos, they are amazing and he did not disappoint! His portraits are also outstanding and he gave valuable instructions in an encouraging way for the intimate photos and large group shots. Always attentive to our needs and wishes for the day, he talked with me on the phone about 6 months before the event to get a better idea of what was important to capture on the day. A month before, he sent me a file to fill out of who was important to know (he memorized all the names of people in the wedding party) and what photos were essential to get. All day he was behind the scenes taking pictures and we were thrilled with the final collection of photos. He dresses to fit into your setting, my wedding was formal and he wore a nice black suit. He was very enthusiastic about the pictures, gave great instruction for the portraits when needed, and added a positive presence to the day that was appreciated by everyone. Of all the vendors involved in the wedding, Michael stood out as the highlight
    and I’m so glad he was part of the day. The pictures and memories he captured were priceless and I would highly recommend Michael for any event!

    Sent on 03/05/2017

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Hi Jessica - thank you so much for sharing your experience online - working with you and Neil was a blast (and it was more than a little magical that we had such a beautiful February day in New England to do portraits outside). Congratulation again to you!! Warmest regards!
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    Wendy · Married on 10/22/2016

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    We really liked working with Michael! He is a soft spoken man who has a keen artistic eye. Initially, we chose him because his photos looked natural and vibrant, but after meeting in person we really liked his calm demeanor. With the amount of stress that can be experienced in wedding planning, he was like a breath of fresh air. We were not used to being in front of the camera to that extent, but he always made us feel relaxed. We found it particularly helpful when he guided us along with the wedding party to be positioned in the best light and flattering angles. He also gave a very quick turn-around with our wedding photos. If you haven't been a part of a professional shoot before, Michael is a wonderful choice.

    Sent on 11/12/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Wendy and Tommy - the incredible community that rose up to celebrate your wedding and the heartwarming circle of family and friends that helped orchestrate everything were incredible to witness. Thanks for the chance to work with you and to document the day.
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    Meghan · Married on 10/15/2016

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    I would recommend Michael and his team to anyone getting married. Michael was great to work with. He was incredibly flexible and accomodating during the planning process as well as the day of. He was able to take great shots throughout the day and during the reception itself he snapped awesome candids. In addition to being a gifted photographer he is an all around good person - whose kindness and sincerity are obvious to all he meets.

    Sent on 10/29/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Meghan - your wedding was beautiful. And I was in awe with how unflappable you and John were. The affection between you and John and all your family and friends was heartwarming, and I can't help but laugh recalling how much fun your reception was for everyone! Congratulations!!
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    Shabnam · Married on 10/08/2016

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    We had the most fantastic experience with Michael. His professionalism and attention to detail are much to be praised. He left such a great impression on our guests. They absolutely loved him! He was patient and understanding during the most stressful moments, and he was so great at making sure everyone was positioned just right for each photograph. I especially loved how creative he was and that he gave us so many suggestions on ways to pose. Thanks to Michael, we have AMAZING photos from our special day. He went above and beyond to capture our wedding in the most beautiful and artistic way.
    Michael is the best anyone could ask for in a professional photographer. I wholeheartedly recommend him and his team to all of my family and friends and look forward to using his services again in the future.

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    Kathryn · Married on 10/01/2016

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    Michael and his team are extremely professional and easy to work with. My husband and I wanted to stay stress free throughout our wedding planning process and Michael delivered especially on responsiveness and flexibility. We knew were were getting a great value on the day of but when we saw our pictures...WOW. The color/lighting and creative angles made for beautiful pictures. The overall happiness of the day was captured perfectly. You cannot go wrong with Michael Brook Photography.

    Sent on 10/23/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much Kathryn! It has been a joy working with you - congratulations again!
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    N · Married on 10/01/2016

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    Michael Brook Photography should be your go-to pick for all photography needs! I found Michael searching for my wedding photographer--Michael (and his photo partner David) provided immense expertise, calming influences, and great knowledge at a reasonable rate--Michael Brook Photography is one-of-a-kind photography for your one-of-a-kind need! I'm so thankful we found Michael and would only ever use him again.

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    Jessica · Married on 09/24/2016

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    Michael Brook is an excellent photographer and an excellent communicator. The latter quality was very important to me and my husband because we were planning the wedding remotely and wanted to minimize the stress. Michael was very responsive via email and also provided the photos about 12 days after the wedding (while we were still on our honeymoon even). On the day of, we found him to be very friendly and easy to work with. The photos themselves are beautiful and fun, and we're sill enjoying looking at them weeks later (and hopefully for years to come!). My husband and I both happily recommend him to anyone getting married in the area.

    Sent on 11/04/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much! Hearing that you're enjoying the images makes me so happy. It was awesome working with you! Congratulations again!
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    Laura · Married on 06/25/2016

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    We LOVED working with Michael. Neither one of us was terribly comfortable with the whole wedding planning process, and Michael made it really enjoyable and totally put us at ease. We felt like we were in great hands, and we were! The photos came out better than we could have ever imagined. It was really a pleasure working with him, start to finish. If we had to do the whole thing over again we'd hire him again in a heartbeat!

    Sent on 10/25/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    I'm so glad to hear you had a good experience - it was gorgeous day for your wedding up on Lake Winnipesaukee. Congratulations to you and Warren! Hope our paths cross again soon! Warmest, Michael
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    Samantha · Married on 06/25/2016

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    Michael was absolutely incredible. He was calm and took special consideration to learn about us as a couple as well as all of our family members! He was sensitive to our needs and was easily accessable! We loved working with Michael and would recommend him to any couple!
    The albums came out goreous and quickly!

    Sent on 10/28/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Sam! - by the end of the evening you had me feeling like one of the family. It was easy to see why you and John were so beloved by everyone there. Congratulations again!!
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    Jaclyn · Married on 05/14/2016

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    Michael definitely loves what he does and even though my husband and are usually pretty camera shy he made us both feel totally comfortable even though he was taking so many pictures! His poses were interesting and he definitely captured a lot of personality and special moments! I"m so happy I have so many gorgeous pictures to share with my friends and family. I highly recommend Michael!

    Sent on 11/04/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Jaclyn! - it was such a great privilege to photograph your wedding. And it was fun being around you, Chris and all your family and friends. It was inspiring to see the art you made for guests and all the creative decorations you produced. Congratulations on your wedding - wishing you a lifetime of connection!
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    Nisha · Married on 05/01/2016

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    We were beyond delighted with our experience with Michael Brook. He is a talented photographer and a kind, friendly and helpful person. Our wedding photos are stunning, and he thought of details and perspectives to include that we would not have thought of but we love. He also did a beautiful job with our engagement photos about 6 months earlier. We give him our very highest recommendation!!

    Sent on 05/10/2016

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thanks Nisha! It was an absolute joy to witness and photograph your wedding. Congratulations!
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    J · Married on 10/03/2015

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    Michael is an extremely talented photographer with the most calm, relaxed, and professional demeanor. He photographed my friend's wedding (in which I was a bridesmaid), and I knew that I would hire him for my own wedding because he did such a fantastic job. He was the very first vendor I booked for my wedding, and I could not wait to book him!

    He takes beautiful, creative photos and seems to be everywhere, capturing all of the important and fantastically candid moments. He is also incredibly discreet - at my friend's wedding and at my own, his shooting was so unobtrusive and yet he managed to capture everything!

    Michael is just a complete joy to work with, from start to finish. He is professional, extremely responsive, and seems to really enjoy his work. I cannot say enough about his wonderful demeanor - he puts people completely at ease! - and he really captures the details of the event, including the venue decor and flowers. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone!

    Sent on 10/26/2015

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    That is so nice to hear - thanks for the kind words. The feelings are mutual! Your you and your friends and family were a real pleasure to be around and work with. Thanks!
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    Alli · Married on 09/12/2015

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    Michael did a wonderful job. Prior to the weddding he was organized and reposonsive to all of my emails and phone calls. He adjusted well to last minute requests that I had. I had so much trust in Michael going into the wedding that I was able to remain stress-free all day long. He kept us on schedule throughout the day so that I did not have to worry to look at the clock. The pictures turned out wonderfully. He captured all of the shots I was hoping to have of the wedding, plus many more that have turned out to be my favorites. And he was very promt in editing the photos and uploading them to the website. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 05/29/2013

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind words - what a beautiful day your wedding day turned out to be! It was great working with you and Doug!
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    Anna · Married on 09/01/2015

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    What can I say about Michael? He photographed my best friend's wedding and I knew then that I wanted to work with him. He's so calm and positive that he makes everything around him feel peaceful. He gives easy to understand directions, takes beautiful pictures, and is a generally happy presence to have around you. I would very highly recommend him.

    Sent on 10/19/2015

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    It's been so nice having the chance to photograph your best friend's wedding (and her other close friend's wedding!) and then having the chance to cover yours, with her as the maid of honor. Amazing, warm, and brilliant birds of a feather flock together. Congratulations!
  • User5537632 · 2+ years ago

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    Michael was my favorite vendor we hired, he did a phenominal job. The pictures came out amazing and he worked with us to do what we wanted. We never felt like we were being forced to do anything and he never interupted us during important moments. We decided to go with Michael after meeting him the first time. Absolutely wonderful person to work with, everyone in the wedding party thought he was the absolute best. Couldn't have asked for more and couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.

    Sent on 10/19/2015

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    It's thrilling to hear that! It was a joy to work with you and photograph your big day! Congratulations!
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    Paige · Married on 08/22/2015

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    Michael Brook was absolutely incredible to work with from start to finish. He is kind, helpful and extremely talented. He was organized and made me feel comfortable every time we spoke with him. The best part was that all of our guests appreciated Michael as well. We are still receiving comments from our wedding guests about how wonderful Michael was. Our pictures are beautiful and hiring him was the best decision we made for our wedding. Thank you, Michael for everything.

    Sent on 10/20/2015

    Michael Brook Photography's reply:

    There was definitely magic that day - must have been the griffindor robe worn by your officiant! So memorable!. And I won't forget the breathtaking evening shoot during your rehearsal. Thank you so much for the chance to cover your wedding. It was great working with you!

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