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Michael Hacker Photography

Beaverton , OR

LOCATION

13695 SW Burlwood St.
Beaverton, OR US 97005 (map)
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Matthew
Wedding:
9/13/2012
0.5/5.0
My wife and I were married on September 13th, 2012 and we chose Michael Hacker to photograph the wedding. At the time he had a handful of positive reviews online, and was punctual and personable every time we met with him. During our first consultation, he showed us the beautiful photos he had taken of other weddings held at the same venue my wife and I were to be married at.

And so we chose him to be our photographer. Michael required full payment for the event in advance, and confirmed the date of our wedding with us several times through out this process.

The day of the wedding, hours before the ceremony every one was present but our photographer was nowhere to be seen. I dialed the number my wife and I had always used to contact Michael, and it went to voice mail. 30 minutes went by, and we heard nothing.

After a while, the woman officiating our wedding told us she could not delay any longer because she was booked to marry another couple later that afternoon and would need to leave shortly. The assistant wine maker at the venue agreed to grab his camera and take photos, as did the maid of honor and both mothers.

After the ceremony, the venue where we were married received a phone call from Michael, asking to speak to me. I left my own wedding party to confer with him on the phone, fully expecting that something awful must have happened to cause him to miss our wedding day without so much as a word of warning.

The reason for his absence? From his own mouth he fully admitted he had forgotten that our wedding was scheduled to take place on a Thursday. Instead he had blindly assumed, without even checking his own records (which he admit
My wife and I were married on September 13th, 2012 and we chose Michael Hacker to photograph the wedding. At the time he Read more...
My wife and I were married on September 13th, 2012 and we chose Michael Hacker to photograph the wedding. At the time he had a handful of positive reviews online, and was punctual and personable every time we met with him. During our first consultation, he showed us the beautiful photos he had taken of other weddings held at the same venue my wife and I were to be married at.

And so we chose him to be our photographer. Michael required full payment for the event in advance, and confirmed the date of our wedding with us several times through out this process.

The day of the wedding, hours before the ceremony every one was present but our photographer was nowhere to be seen. I dialed the number my wife and I had always used to contact Michael, and it went to voice mail. 30 minutes went by, and we heard nothing.

After a while, the woman officiating our wedding told us she could not delay any longer because she was booked to marry another couple later that afternoon and would need to leave shortly. The assistant wine maker at the venue agreed to grab his camera and take photos, as did the maid of honor and both mothers.

After the ceremony, the venue where we were married received a phone call from Michael, asking to speak to me. I left my own wedding party to confer with him on the phone, fully expecting that something awful must have happened to cause him to miss our wedding day without so much as a word of warning.

The reason for his absence? From his own mouth he fully admitted he had forgotten that our wedding was scheduled to take place on a Thursday. Instead he had blindly assumed, without even checking his own records (which he admit Read less
Services Used: Photography
Michael Hacker Photography responded with the following comments:

Matthew is correct, I missed the wedding; what he failed to mention was that I gave him a full refund, and that this had never occured in twenty years of photographing weddings. Out of hundreds of weddings, this happened once, and will surley never happen again. Yes, it was a terrible mistake, and I have never felt so bad in my life. I don't however, believe that my career deserves to be totally demolished over one mistake in twenty years. I do understand his feelings about this, but now it seems like a vindictive and angry attempt to destroy me. I sincerely hope that other brides to be will still consider me and my services for their wedding. Having happened one time in twenty years does not constitute a pattern of behavior.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
He was so easy to work with! I loved his creative picture ideas
He was so easy to work with! I loved his creative picture ideas
He was so easy to work with! I loved his creative picture ideas Read less
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Nazia
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael and his wife did a great job on my wedding. He was very creative in taking pictures. There packages are very reasonable. I will strongly recommend him to everyone! Very nice and down to earth people!
Michael and his wife did a great job on my wedding. He was very creative in taking pictures. There packages are very Read more...
Michael and his wife did a great job on my wedding. He was very creative in taking pictures. There packages are very reasonable. I will strongly recommend him to everyone! Very nice and down to earth people! Read less
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Chris
Wedding:
8/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Michael works with his wife and as a team they are great. The have a very good eye and a unique touch to photography that has great results. Very inventive and classy. Costs were lower because he works out of his very nice home so he doesn't have to worry about crazy overhead. Definitely recommend for anyone who likes different approaches to classy pics.
Michael works with his wife and as a team they are great. The have a very good eye and a unique touch to photography that Read more...
Michael works with his wife and as a team they are great. The have a very good eye and a unique touch to photography that has great results. Very inventive and classy. Costs were lower because he works out of his very nice home so he doesn't have to worry about crazy overhead. Definitely recommend for anyone who likes different approaches to classy pics. Read less
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