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Lucid Captures Photography

Bellevue , WA
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Bellevue, WA US 98006 (map)

PHONE

425-444-2769

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ABOUT US

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, we have worked in just about every possible lighting scenario and have appropriate equipment and expertise for any lighting situation.
Is your media preference film or digital?
We shoot 100% digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
Most of our weddings are shot with just one photographer, but some of our packages include a 2nd photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, we don't book more thank one wedding per week.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Professional grade Canon equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.5/5.0
Michael shot both our engagement and wedding. Our engagement photos are beautifully composed and we love them. The only issue is that the same poses are used over and over again which makes them a bit monotonous. Michael has more of a photojournalistic approach so I just assumed posing wasn't his thing. Regardless, the pictures are alluring.

Our wedding pictures did not turn out well at all. While interviewing Michael as a potential photographer we asked him if he would edit out noticeable blemishes or dirt on the wedding dress, etc. He said, "absolutely". This was not the case. We went outside into the wind to begin shooting photos rather than starting inside - huge mistake. This caused my dress to become filthy on the bottom (and not edited out in any photos) and my hair to take on a disheveled look that does not at all look bridal any longer. We have all of 5 "portraits" taken indoors and they are all poorly colored. We have very few "portrait" photos and many photos of us walking or staring off into the distance. There was a make-up issue that not only did not get edited out, but could have easily been fixed by Michael mentioning it. The color is off in many of the pictures (and all of the indoor photos with the exception of the ceremony) and many photos, especially of the little details, look as if they were shot by an amateur with a point-and-shoot. Before the ceremony, I asked Michael if a crease in my wedding dress was showing up in the photos. He looked at his camera and said "no". That crease is in every last photo and is incredibly noticeable. Had he just told me it was showing up in the photos, I would have simply changed undergarments! After receiving the photos it looked as if he just gave up on editing and gave up on shooting the wedding about halfway through it. I am so disappointed with the photos. Though it won't be the same and will of course be an added expense, we are now looking into having some wedding photos redone.
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Alex
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael and Anna make a great team! I put a lot of thought into searching for a photographer, these are after all, some of the most important photos you will take! Michael's style of photography was exactly what I was looking for and our photos came out better than I could have imagined! We booked Michael about 10 months in advance and throughout our entire experience, he was very quick to answer emails about any questions/concerns I had regarding the photography. My husband and I live in Houston, Texas and got married in Seattle, so planning posed a bit of a challenge. We weren't able to meet Michael face-to-face until July, 2 months before the wedding, but through our email correspondence I felt like I already knew him and his calm, professional personality reiterated that he was the right choice. On the day of the wedding, they arrived early and didn't stop shooting until the end of the night! He gave us so much direction during our photo sessions and listened to my requests regarding certain poses that I had seen on sites like Pinterest and other wedding blogs. Even though I had those certain photos I wanted, I gave him complete creative freedom because he definitely has an eye for capturing the beautiful moments. After the wedding was over, he was still very prompt with answering emails and questions regarding our photos and they arrived right when he said they would. I've gotten so many complements on our photos and would recommend Michael and Anna to anyone getting married or scheduling an engagement session!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I would completely recommend getting your wedding pictures done by Michael with Lucid Captures. Leading up to the wedding, he was very helpful with all of my questions, gave me some great advice on where to have the pictures taken on the wedding day, and he was very quick to respond to all of my e-mails. On the wedding day, he showed up early and stayed until the very end of the wedding even though I think we went over the "agreed upon" time frame. He was so fun but still very professional. He did a great job at the church where our pastor had some rules regarding the photography during the ceremony. He followed them very well and I was so thankful for that :) All of our pictures turned out so great. I love the lighting in his pictures and he makes everything so soft and romantic. Perfect for wedding pictures! He was able to capture some great memories. My husband and I couldn't be happier with our choice to go with Lucid Captures!
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Quinn
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael and Anna were great! I had seen Lucid Captures photos and was thrilled when he was available for my wedding. I was even more thrilled that he was within my budget. I wanted amazing photographs without breaking the bank - AND he gave us the rights to all prints (super important in my book!).

Michael was great to work with before, during and after the wedding! Before, he called and we chatted about what I wanted for our wedding. He was already familiar with the venue, which was nice. He was laid back, but professional and always on top of things. I was really nervous to take pictures because I hadn't gone to the gym before the wedding and posing and posing and posing makes me feel self conscious - Michael got shots that I didn't even know he was taking and he gave instruction and it didn't take forever. We got WONDERFUL shots (about 600+ photos!). The sessions were fun, not awkward.

Our pictures were sent to us via an email link LESS THAN A MONTH after the wedding! I immediately printed several out. Shortly after that, a USB drive (in a beautiful wooden case) and a CD - both with the photos on them - arrived at our home.

VERY happy with Michael's work.
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Shanon
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael was absolutely amazing! We got everything we wanted and more. Michael was professional, friendly, creative, funny, and best of all he completely understood our vision and made it happen. From our engagement photos to our completed wedding album, we were nothing but amazed at the quality. We will be recommending Lucid Captures to friends, family and everyone we meet!
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Maple
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael is such a talented photographer! He's able to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is great because my husband and I are pretty camera shy. He's very creative with his shots and also takes your personalities/likes into consideration. This being the case, our engagement photos turned out wonderfully, and they were very unique!

The pictures from our wedding didn't disappoint either. He took 700+ pictures (!!!!) the day of our wedding, which in my mind, shows just how dedicated he is to making sure he captures all of emotions, memories and experiences on your wedding day. Our photos were up on a website shortly after our wedding, and we were able to proof and comment on the pictures going into our wedding album easily.

Regarding our overall experience, Michael was always on time when we met up, he was always very responsive via email, he was very accomodating when it came to scheduling and he was easy to work with. So, in summary, he is pretty much as good as it gets. Thanks to Michael, Timothy and I have lovely photos that will remind us of our wedding day for years and years to come.
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Brittany
Wedding:
3/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We just had our engagement photo shoot with Michael and we couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. We had a fun time shooting the pictures all around Seattle—at the arboretum, Alki Beach and Gas Works Park. Michael had great ideas on poses, lighting, etc. yet perfectly captured our natural interaction as well. We got to look at our online album (over 800 photos!) soon after the shoot and got a nicely packaged photo CD in the mail soon after as well. My only complaint would be that we can’t choose which ones we like the best because there are too many to choose from! We absolutely can’t wait for our wedding and to see the photos Michael shoots. I highly recommend Lucid Captures Photography.
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