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michael bonfigli photography

Washington , DC
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3434 Oakwood Terr. NW
Washington, DC US 20010 (map)

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202-262-8282

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ABOUT US

Michael has been featured in The Washingtonian magazine for the past 10 years as one of the area’s premier wedding photojournalists. He is also featured in DC Magazine, The Knot... Read more
Michael has been featured in The Washingtonian magazine for the past 10 years as one of the area’s premier wedding photojournalists. He is also featured in DC Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Brides Magazine, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. As a photojournalist, Michael has photographed for The Washington Post and a variety of other national publications. Michael captures the beauty, emotion, and joy of each wedding in a style that is both natural and artistic. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Michael was such a blessing! My favorite photos are the candid moments he captured. He is an exceptional photo journalist and still captures great posed photos. His candid photos tell a beautiful story of our wedding day! The proofs had me crying more than I did on our actual wedding day!

Michael has a great personality and really felt like a close friend on our wedding day. He gets excited when he snaps great photos and really caught all of our emotions and happiness so perfectly.

We highly recommend Michael to anyone for any occasion!
Michael was such a blessing! My favorite photos are the candid moments he captured. He is an exceptional photo journalist Read more...
Michael was such a blessing! My favorite photos are the candid moments he captured. He is an exceptional photo journalist and still captures great posed photos. His candid photos tell a beautiful story of our wedding day! The proofs had me crying more than I did on our actual wedding day!

Michael has a great personality and really felt like a close friend on our wedding day. He gets excited when he snaps great photos and really caught all of our emotions and happiness so perfectly.

We highly recommend Michael to anyone for any occasion! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Bonfigli is a photo journalist. He told the story of our daughter's wedding in beautiful detail catching the emotions and the energy photographically. From getting ready to the "reveal" to the pre-wedding photos , the ceremony, and the reception--all chronicled exquisitely.

Remarkably, no one noticed the photographer! Yet he was omnipresent.

His organization and presentation of the photo galleries was excellent.

We give him our highest recommendation. He is the best!!!
Michael Bonfigli is a photo journalist. He told the story of our daughter's wedding in beautiful detail catching the Read more...
Michael Bonfigli is a photo journalist. He told the story of our daughter's wedding in beautiful detail catching the emotions and the energy photographically. From getting ready to the "reveal" to the pre-wedding photos , the ceremony, and the reception--all chronicled exquisitely.

Remarkably, no one noticed the photographer! Yet he was omnipresent.

His organization and presentation of the photo galleries was excellent.

We give him our highest recommendation. He is the best!!! Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Our pictures are amazing and we got to see them so quickly. I knew we made the right choice when we selected Michael, but I could not be more pleased with how everything worked out and how wonderful every single picture looks. He captured the day perfectly!

Michael, and his second shooter, Amanda, arrived right on time and were shooting pictures within seconds of arriving! They did a great job focusing on all the details and pre-ceremony pictures. They were unobtrusive during the ceremony, but seemed to have every shot we would have wanted.

After the ceremony, we headed downtown for some great pictures at the monuments. They were great providing direction, but not too much that they came across bossy, but just enough that we knew what to do. We even went to where my husband and I met playing kickball. We have some great shots with my dress hiked up to my knees playing kickball in heels!

Once at the reception, we got the required family shots and other great location shots of the bridal party along with pictures of me with my groom. I knew the party would go fast, but I had no idea how fast. Thank goodness Michael and Amanda were there because I have tons of pictures reminding me of the party, they seemed to have got a picture of almost every single one of our guests. If you ask Michael and Amanda I think they had a great time too ☺ I can’t wait for our albums…which we should get within 3 months.


Engagement pictures were also a great dry run to know what to expect when shooting with Michael on our wedding day.
Our pictures are amazing and we got to see them so quickly. I knew we made the right choice when we selected Michael, but Read more...
Our pictures are amazing and we got to see them so quickly. I knew we made the right choice when we selected Michael, but I could not be more pleased with how everything worked out and how wonderful every single picture looks. He captured the day perfectly!

Michael, and his second shooter, Amanda, arrived right on time and were shooting pictures within seconds of arriving! They did a great job focusing on all the details and pre-ceremony pictures. They were unobtrusive during the ceremony, but seemed to have every shot we would have wanted.

After the ceremony, we headed downtown for some great pictures at the monuments. They were great providing direction, but not too much that they came across bossy, but just enough that we knew what to do. We even went to where my husband and I met playing kickball. We have some great shots with my dress hiked up to my knees playing kickball in heels!

Once at the reception, we got the required family shots and other great location shots of the bridal party along with pictures of me with my groom. I knew the party would go fast, but I had no idea how fast. Thank goodness Michael and Amanda were there because I have tons of pictures reminding me of the party, they seemed to have got a picture of almost every single one of our guests. If you ask Michael and Amanda I think they had a great time too ☺ I can’t wait for our albums…which we should get within 3 months.


Engagement pictures were also a great dry run to know what to expect when shooting with Michael on our wedding day. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I searched through hundreds of photographer websites until I ran upon Michael. I immediately loved his work and made an appointment with him. I decided to hire at our first meeting and he did a great job on our wedding photos! Him and his assistant, Amanda, were right on time on our wedding day and were both a pleasure to work with. They were not obtrusive at all and we barely noticed they were there most of the time! Because of timing we didn't get in all the photos I had planned, but what he came up with anyways was great! We would definitely recommend Michael to any brides looking for great photos!
I searched through hundreds of photographer websites until I ran upon Michael. I immediately loved his work and made an Read more...
I searched through hundreds of photographer websites until I ran upon Michael. I immediately loved his work and made an appointment with him. I decided to hire at our first meeting and he did a great job on our wedding photos! Him and his assistant, Amanda, were right on time on our wedding day and were both a pleasure to work with. They were not obtrusive at all and we barely noticed they were there most of the time! Because of timing we didn't get in all the photos I had planned, but what he came up with anyways was great! We would definitely recommend Michael to any brides looking for great photos! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael was our photographer for our August wedding and we just saw our proofs. He did a wonderful job in capturing the day - the emotions, the details and the joy of everyone. He did a great job in making everything and everyone look beautiful. He was very unobtrusive and was able to take great candid shots.

I would recommend his services for couples who are looking for a photo journalistic and beautiful wedding pictures. He is very professional and provides great direction so the pictures turn out beautifully.
Michael was our photographer for our August wedding and we just saw our proofs. He did a wonderful job in capturing the Read more...
Michael was our photographer for our August wedding and we just saw our proofs. He did a wonderful job in capturing the day - the emotions, the details and the joy of everyone. He did a great job in making everything and everyone look beautiful. He was very unobtrusive and was able to take great candid shots.

I would recommend his services for couples who are looking for a photo journalistic and beautiful wedding pictures. He is very professional and provides great direction so the pictures turn out beautifully. Read less
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Raquel
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.6/5.0
Michael is very talented and a pleasure to work with. His easy going style meshed well with ours and made us feel comfortable while he photographed us. It’s clear he enjoys what he does and my wedding party commented how it made them relax in front of the camera too. He was able to capture all the important moments in a very unobtrusive way and even stayed past the contracted time taking photos. Overall, we thought he was a great value and we were happy with our photos.
Michael is very talented and a pleasure to work with. His easy going style meshed well with ours and made us feel Read more...
Michael is very talented and a pleasure to work with. His easy going style meshed well with ours and made us feel comfortable while he photographed us. It’s clear he enjoys what he does and my wedding party commented how it made them relax in front of the camera too. He was able to capture all the important moments in a very unobtrusive way and even stayed past the contracted time taking photos. Overall, we thought he was a great value and we were happy with our photos. Read less
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MsNicole5678
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
We are thrilled to have found and chosen Michael Bonfigli as our wedding photographer. He was so professional and warm and personable and we couldn't be happier with the photos! He truly captured the spirit, fun, beauty and glamour of the evening, plus the shots of me and my husband look so genuine and romantic too. This is the most important decision is wedding planning and we searched long and hard for the right photographer and couldn't be happier with our decision.
We are thrilled to have found and chosen Michael Bonfigli as our wedding photographer. He was so professional and warm and Read more...
We are thrilled to have found and chosen Michael Bonfigli as our wedding photographer. He was so professional and warm and personable and we couldn't be happier with the photos! He truly captured the spirit, fun, beauty and glamour of the evening, plus the shots of me and my husband look so genuine and romantic too. This is the most important decision is wedding planning and we searched long and hard for the right photographer and couldn't be happier with our decision. Read less
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SummerWedding
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Excellent photographer. We absolutely adore our photos. He has a great artistic sense and he understood our style and what we like. He is also very friendly and approachable. Completely professional all the way.
Excellent photographer. We absolutely adore our photos. He has a great artistic sense and he understood our style and what Read more...
Excellent photographer. We absolutely adore our photos. He has a great artistic sense and he understood our style and what we like. He is also very friendly and approachable. Completely professional all the way. Read less
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SarahCadagin
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.8/5.0
Michael Bonfigli took my wedding photos, and he was absolutely amazing. He was so pleasant, easy to work with, flexible, and talented. Michael also does both traditional wedding portraits and fabulous candids - the best of both worlds - and you album is included with the package. I would unequivocably recommend him to anyone for all their wedding and photography needs.
Michael Bonfigli took my wedding photos, and he was absolutely amazing. He was so pleasant, easy to work with, flexible, Read more...
Michael Bonfigli took my wedding photos, and he was absolutely amazing. He was so pleasant, easy to work with, flexible, and talented. Michael also does both traditional wedding portraits and fabulous candids - the best of both worlds - and you album is included with the package. I would unequivocably recommend him to anyone for all their wedding and photography needs. Read less
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wacosta
Wedding:
11/7/2009
4.2/5.0
We planned our wedding in 2.5 months and looked to Michael B's photography to capture some key moments in the course of 7 hours. Because of the timing he was able to work with us on pricing, comparable to other photographers in his range. I would say overall, we were pleased with his outside shots in black and white, but felt that his assistant Amanda produced color shots that were more to our liking. She's a rising star and if you can't afford Michael, we would highly recommend Amanda.

Overall, great black and white shots with a memorable vintage feel to them. Amanda was great---great color shots!
We planned our wedding in 2.5 months and looked to Michael B's photography to capture some key moments in the course of 7 Read more...
We planned our wedding in 2.5 months and looked to Michael B's photography to capture some key moments in the course of 7 hours. Because of the timing he was able to work with us on pricing, comparable to other photographers in his range. I would say overall, we were pleased with his outside shots in black and white, but felt that his assistant Amanda produced color shots that were more to our liking. She's a rising star and if you can't afford Michael, we would highly recommend Amanda.

Overall, great black and white shots with a memorable vintage feel to them. Amanda was great---great color shots! Read less
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michael bonfigli photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. Here is a link to some color photographs that I took at your wedding so that my future clients can see what kind of color photographer I am.

http://michaelbonfigli.blogspot.com/2009/11/willard-washington-dc-wendy-and-brian.html
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MollyKid
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married in Annapolis, MD on October 10th of 2009 and I have nothing but the highest praise for Michael!! As a photographer, he is amazingly able to be everywhere at the right time to capture all the most important and touching moments of your wedding. He has such a great eye that every picture is truly a work of art, and with his photo journalist style you feel like you are reliving your wedding day as you view the hundreds and hundreds of beautiul photos that he took. He is able to fade into the background and really makes you feel at ease! As a person, Michael is just a really great, genuine guy who you want to have around you. He is communicative, flexible, and prompt. I would HIGHLY recommend him!!
My husband and I got married in Annapolis, MD on October 10th of 2009 and I have nothing but the highest praise for Read more...
My husband and I got married in Annapolis, MD on October 10th of 2009 and I have nothing but the highest praise for Michael!! As a photographer, he is amazingly able to be everywhere at the right time to capture all the most important and touching moments of your wedding. He has such a great eye that every picture is truly a work of art, and with his photo journalist style you feel like you are reliving your wedding day as you view the hundreds and hundreds of beautiul photos that he took. He is able to fade into the background and really makes you feel at ease! As a person, Michael is just a really great, genuine guy who you want to have around you. He is communicative, flexible, and prompt. I would HIGHLY recommend him!! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael Bonfigli and his assistant, Amanda, gave my husband and I the best wedding gift possible- perfectly captured memories to be enjoyed for years to come. Looking through Michael's photos was to relive our wedding day in immense detail. We were amazed that his photos evoked memories we had forgotten and allowed us to enjoy parts of the day that one or the other of us may have missed (time while we were getting ready, our guests at the cocktail hour, etc.). Michael had an innate sense for capturing timeless moments and his photos are incredible works of art.

Michael was professional yet comfortable to work with. His pictures attest to the fact that he was there for every moment of our day, yet we barely noticed his presence during the ceremony and reception. Michael is very kind and truly wants the couple to be happy with his work. We will never be able to thank Michael enough for capturing our day so perfectly, and would recommend him to any future brides and grooms.
Michael Bonfigli and his assistant, Amanda, gave my husband and I the best wedding gift possible- perfectly captured Read more...
Michael Bonfigli and his assistant, Amanda, gave my husband and I the best wedding gift possible- perfectly captured memories to be enjoyed for years to come. Looking through Michael's photos was to relive our wedding day in immense detail. We were amazed that his photos evoked memories we had forgotten and allowed us to enjoy parts of the day that one or the other of us may have missed (time while we were getting ready, our guests at the cocktail hour, etc.). Michael had an innate sense for capturing timeless moments and his photos are incredible works of art.

Michael was professional yet comfortable to work with. His pictures attest to the fact that he was there for every moment of our day, yet we barely noticed his presence during the ceremony and reception. Michael is very kind and truly wants the couple to be happy with his work. We will never be able to thank Michael enough for capturing our day so perfectly, and would recommend him to any future brides and grooms. Read less
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KatieDewi
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael was, in a word, fantastic. Choosing a photogrpaher from across the coast (DC wedding, but we're based in Seattle), was no easy feat, but his online portfolio was exactly our style. He was from the beginning very courteous and flexible: adjusting his packages to better suit our needs and budget, and more than willing to meet with my mother in person so she could get a feel for things. We were scooted off to have the group portraits taken, in a variety of poses and arrangements - it was all over quickly and painlessly as he knows exactly what he's doing. During the reception, he was almost invisible, and yet when we went over the photos after they were posted online, he somehow managed to get everyone in all the various shenanigans I thought only existed in my memory! We now have a wonderful collection of photographs that run the gamut from elegant to artistic to documentary - action shots, quiet moments, etc. I would reccomend him without hesitation.
Michael was, in a word, fantastic. Choosing a photogrpaher from across the coast (DC wedding, but we're based in Seattle), Read more...
Michael was, in a word, fantastic. Choosing a photogrpaher from across the coast (DC wedding, but we're based in Seattle), was no easy feat, but his online portfolio was exactly our style. He was from the beginning very courteous and flexible: adjusting his packages to better suit our needs and budget, and more than willing to meet with my mother in person so she could get a feel for things. We were scooted off to have the group portraits taken, in a variety of poses and arrangements - it was all over quickly and painlessly as he knows exactly what he's doing. During the reception, he was almost invisible, and yet when we went over the photos after they were posted online, he somehow managed to get everyone in all the various shenanigans I thought only existed in my memory! We now have a wonderful collection of photographs that run the gamut from elegant to artistic to documentary - action shots, quiet moments, etc. I would reccomend him without hesitation. Read less
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neimanmarxist
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
This was, hands- down, the best money we spent on our wedding. Michael Bonfligli captured all the important moments of our wedding with exceptional artistry and grace. Not every photographer has such an exquisite eye, nor this unique ability to portray poignancy without being cheesy. If that isn't enough, Michael is charming and professional, and can draw even shy people out and make the experience of being photographed special and enjoyable. This photographer gets five stars from me, and my highest recommendation.
This was, hands- down, the best money we spent on our wedding. Michael Bonfligli captured all the important moments of our Read more...
This was, hands- down, the best money we spent on our wedding. Michael Bonfligli captured all the important moments of our wedding with exceptional artistry and grace. Not every photographer has such an exquisite eye, nor this unique ability to portray poignancy without being cheesy. If that isn't enough, Michael is charming and professional, and can draw even shy people out and make the experience of being photographed special and enjoyable. This photographer gets five stars from me, and my highest recommendation. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Michael was a master at catching the moment of the day. We specifically did not want a lot of posed pictures with the exception of those the family required after the ceremony. Michael captured all the events unobtrusively and magically. I would highly recommend him. I would have liked to see a few pictures of my "details" but overall I was extremely pleased with the pictures.
Michael was a master at catching the moment of the day. We specifically did not want a lot of posed pictures with the Read more...
Michael was a master at catching the moment of the day. We specifically did not want a lot of posed pictures with the exception of those the family required after the ceremony. Michael captured all the events unobtrusively and magically. I would highly recommend him. I would have liked to see a few pictures of my "details" but overall I was extremely pleased with the pictures. Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.6/5.0
Michael Bonfigli's journalistic photographs of my wedding were exceptional. He did an excellent job of keeping me and my guests at ease while photographing our wedding. Our guests have also had an opportunity to view his work on Pictage, which they have appreciated, and all have been impressed with the special ways in which he captured them during our event. I would strongly recommend Michael Bonfigli for those in search of a photojournalist to capture their wedding or special event.
Michael Bonfigli's journalistic photographs of my wedding were exceptional. He did an excellent job of keeping me and my Read more...
Michael Bonfigli's journalistic photographs of my wedding were exceptional. He did an excellent job of keeping me and my guests at ease while photographing our wedding. Our guests have also had an opportunity to view his work on Pictage, which they have appreciated, and all have been impressed with the special ways in which he captured them during our event. I would strongly recommend Michael Bonfigli for those in search of a photojournalist to capture their wedding or special event. Read less
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