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Michael Jonathan Studios

Villa Park , CA
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17859 Santiago Blvd. Suite C
Villa Park, CA 92861 US (map)

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714-633-3130

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
There are some things that are priceless....experience, genuineness, etc. MJS is a rare find in the overly saturated market of wedding photography. Can you find cheaper? Yes. But you will be hard pressed to find a better eye to capture your once in a lifetime moments. Don't settle. I will never trust another with my photos (baby, family, corporate). Other than just being a true pleasure to work with you will see your special moments through his lens and be amazed.
There are some things that are priceless....experience, genuineness, etc. MJS is a rare find in the overly saturated Read more...
There are some things that are priceless....experience, genuineness, etc. MJS is a rare find in the overly saturated market of wedding photography. Can you find cheaper? Yes. But you will be hard pressed to find a better eye to capture your once in a lifetime moments. Don't settle. I will never trust another with my photos (baby, family, corporate). Other than just being a true pleasure to work with you will see your special moments through his lens and be amazed. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with Michael Jonathan Studios. I had more than one friend use Michael as their wedding photographer, one of which I was a bridesmaid for, and when I saw their images I knew that I wanted to have Michael do my wedding as well. I especially like his ability to work with nature-y backgrounds (we did our engagement pictures at a park and pre-ceremony pictures at a park as well, and the pictures of the parks look better than the parks were in real life).

Michael was very easy to work with, both leading up to the wedding day and on the day of. Very upfront and honest, always available when we contacted him, and very quick to respond to us. We had to change the location of our wedding halfway through the planning process and he did not charge us for change of location (we were doing our pre-ceremony + ceremony + reception at one location and it changed to three different locations), which one of my other vendors did, sadly. Because he was so experienced, he gave us good advice and feedback on the times and locations that would be best for our pictures.

Michael stayed longer and later than we had paid him for on the day of, for no extra charge. He also had our pictures ready for us by Thanksgiving (less than two weeks after our wedding) so that we can share with friends and family, without us even asking him to do it.
We were very happy with Michael Jonathan Studios. I had more than one friend use Michael as their wedding photographer, Read more...
We were very happy with Michael Jonathan Studios. I had more than one friend use Michael as their wedding photographer, one of which I was a bridesmaid for, and when I saw their images I knew that I wanted to have Michael do my wedding as well. I especially like his ability to work with nature-y backgrounds (we did our engagement pictures at a park and pre-ceremony pictures at a park as well, and the pictures of the parks look better than the parks were in real life).

Michael was very easy to work with, both leading up to the wedding day and on the day of. Very upfront and honest, always available when we contacted him, and very quick to respond to us. We had to change the location of our wedding halfway through the planning process and he did not charge us for change of location (we were doing our pre-ceremony + ceremony + reception at one location and it changed to three different locations), which one of my other vendors did, sadly. Because he was so experienced, he gave us good advice and feedback on the times and locations that would be best for our pictures.

Michael stayed longer and later than we had paid him for on the day of, for no extra charge. He also had our pictures ready for us by Thanksgiving (less than two weeks after our wedding) so that we can share with friends and family, without us even asking him to do it. Read less
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Grisel
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Dear Michael,

When we spoke at the end of the wedding reception, honestly, I found myself a little speechless as to how to compliment you & your assistant's incredible work throughout the day.

Fresh from the early morning and throughout the evening, you were diligently working at capturing every bridal & wedding detail, perfect shots, & sentimental memories. All the while, working with grace and patience at a time when nerves have set in on our end.

Thanks for keeping in constant and calm communication with myself, the bride, and the entire bridal party regarding timeline. Your follow through and keeping us posted on everything helped to calm my time pressured thoughts.

Lastly, thanks for working so seamlessly with the video company I hired and other vendors. You all worked hand in hand the entire day and night to capture everything but without even noticing that you're there. Incredible job done by all!

One of the biggest compliments I can extend to you now is to recommend your photo studio to all that ask. As a matter of fact, Gloria Gonzalez, Catering Manager at Mesa Verde Country Club, wants me to send her a list of all my vendors because you were a "dream team!"

Take care and God bless.

Grateful Mother of the Bride,
Grisel Marino
Dear Michael,

When we spoke at the end of the wedding reception, honestly, I found myself a little speechless as Read more...
Dear Michael,

When we spoke at the end of the wedding reception, honestly, I found myself a little speechless as to how to compliment you & your assistant's incredible work throughout the day.

Fresh from the early morning and throughout the evening, you were diligently working at capturing every bridal & wedding detail, perfect shots, & sentimental memories. All the while, working with grace and patience at a time when nerves have set in on our end.

Thanks for keeping in constant and calm communication with myself, the bride, and the entire bridal party regarding timeline. Your follow through and keeping us posted on everything helped to calm my time pressured thoughts.

Lastly, thanks for working so seamlessly with the video company I hired and other vendors. You all worked hand in hand the entire day and night to capture everything but without even noticing that you're there. Incredible job done by all!

One of the biggest compliments I can extend to you now is to recommend your photo studio to all that ask. As a matter of fact, Gloria Gonzalez, Catering Manager at Mesa Verde Country Club, wants me to send her a list of all my vendors because you were a "dream team!"

Take care and God bless.

Grateful Mother of the Bride,
Grisel Marino Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael Jonathan is without a doubt the best and nicest photographer EVER! We cannot thank him enough for his services and professionalism. As a client, I felt he really listened and understood what was important to us. He also provided such a wealth of knowledge and suggestions, well beyond anything we could have ever thought of. He photographed our engagement session, rehearsal dinner, church wedding ceremony and hotel reception. We could not be happier with our pictures! We also received over pouring feedback from our guests about how happy they were with the pictures, too. There is no doubt we will continue to use his photography services in the future as we celebrate important life moments to come.
Michael Jonathan is without a doubt the best and nicest photographer EVER! We cannot thank him enough for his services and Read more...
Michael Jonathan is without a doubt the best and nicest photographer EVER! We cannot thank him enough for his services and professionalism. As a client, I felt he really listened and understood what was important to us. He also provided such a wealth of knowledge and suggestions, well beyond anything we could have ever thought of. He photographed our engagement session, rehearsal dinner, church wedding ceremony and hotel reception. We could not be happier with our pictures! We also received over pouring feedback from our guests about how happy they were with the pictures, too. There is no doubt we will continue to use his photography services in the future as we celebrate important life moments to come. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.9/5.0
Michael was absolutely amazing to say the least. He exceeded our expectations and provided us with beautiful photography that we will cherish for a lifetime. He was great and easy to work with and his work is absolutely stunning. We would recommend Michael to everyone and will be in contact with him to photograph when we have children one day.
Michael was absolutely amazing to say the least. He exceeded our expectations and provided us with beautiful photography Read more...
Michael was absolutely amazing to say the least. He exceeded our expectations and provided us with beautiful photography that we will cherish for a lifetime. He was great and easy to work with and his work is absolutely stunning. We would recommend Michael to everyone and will be in contact with him to photograph when we have children one day. Read less
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Billy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.9/5.0
Michael was very professional with lots of experience.
He was very responsive to our requests as well.
Would recommend him to all.
Michael was very professional with lots of experience.
He was very responsive to our requests as well.
Would Read more...
Michael was very professional with lots of experience.
He was very responsive to our requests as well.
Would recommend him to all. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I used Michael Jonathan Studios for my wedding at Rancho Las Lomas. I couldn't be happier with Michael's unique artistic eye, beautiful photographic skill, thoughtful communication, and follow through . Michael never waited for me to contact him, but always took initive. He was very professional and made sure I got all the wish list shots that I had been imagining. He was very familair with Rancho Las Lomas and able to use the venue and it's lighting to the best vantage. Michael continuously went above and beyond from holding doors to verifing that I'd recieved my photographs. I am so thankful that he was there to immortalize the memories of a day that went so quickly.
I used Michael Jonathan Studios for my wedding at Rancho Las Lomas. I couldn't be happier with Michael's unique artistic Read more...
I used Michael Jonathan Studios for my wedding at Rancho Las Lomas. I couldn't be happier with Michael's unique artistic eye, beautiful photographic skill, thoughtful communication, and follow through . Michael never waited for me to contact him, but always took initive. He was very professional and made sure I got all the wish list shots that I had been imagining. He was very familair with Rancho Las Lomas and able to use the venue and it's lighting to the best vantage. Michael continuously went above and beyond from holding doors to verifing that I'd recieved my photographs. I am so thankful that he was there to immortalize the memories of a day that went so quickly. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Jonathan Studios was probably the best choice I ever made for our wedding. Michael was so fast with taking pictures during our wedding that I don't even remember him taking the pictures. And they came out great! From the 1st day of contacting him to the last day of receiving the album and picture files, he was always prompt in getting back to us and made sure everything was taken cared of. What I liked most was the fact that he was up to date with today's trend of photo taking and also kept it traditional for my family. I highly recommend using Michael Jonathan Studios.
Michael Jonathan Studios was probably the best choice I ever made for our wedding. Michael was so fast with taking Read more...
Michael Jonathan Studios was probably the best choice I ever made for our wedding. Michael was so fast with taking pictures during our wedding that I don't even remember him taking the pictures. And they came out great! From the 1st day of contacting him to the last day of receiving the album and picture files, he was always prompt in getting back to us and made sure everything was taken cared of. What I liked most was the fact that he was up to date with today's trend of photo taking and also kept it traditional for my family. I highly recommend using Michael Jonathan Studios. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Five stars, indispensable, best decision I made about the wedding (aside from marrying my husband, of course). He:
- Made me feel even more beautiful than I did on my wedding day
(I liked my hair, makeup and veil BETTER after seeing the photos)
- Helped PLAN my ceremony & reception (I would ask him, "How long should I schedule for photos with the grandparents", and even "What time do you think I should start getting ready"). He reviewed our entire schedule
- Made me promise to spend at least 1 hour for "one-on-one photos" with my husband after the ceremony/before the reception, making possible my favorite photos from the entire day
- Corralled our large family (he calls it "herding cats") and kept the pace, yet somehow still remained "invisible"
- Helped us take the sweetest most personal photos by encouraging us to laugh, hold hands, lean into each other, close your eyes, etc…the photos from these poses are drop-dead-gorgeous, and the direction he gave us never felt intrusive
- Took photos when I didn't know he was there (capturing moments I deeply treasure)
- Wowed my entire family ("Wow, that photographer really knows his stuff", "Wow, that pose you guys did by the fountain looked like you were in a magazine shoot", "Wow, he has the best energy")
- Throughout the year leading up to the wedding, sent me photos from other weddings asking for my opinion, so that he could get a feel for my favorite poses/styles/lighting
- Has the most amazing eye for "good light" -- trust him when he takes you to an area with "good light," they will be your favorite photos!
- Referred me to our DJ
- Spent 1 hour on the phone the night before the wedding, going over details, telling me what to expect. This was indispensable information for a nervous bride.
I will forever be grateful to this talented, dedicated, and kind dude who loves his job so much, it's inspiring!!
Five stars, indispensable, best decision I made about the wedding (aside from marrying my husband, of course). He:
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Five stars, indispensable, best decision I made about the wedding (aside from marrying my husband, of course). He:
- Made me feel even more beautiful than I did on my wedding day
(I liked my hair, makeup and veil BETTER after seeing the photos)
- Helped PLAN my ceremony & reception (I would ask him, "How long should I schedule for photos with the grandparents", and even "What time do you think I should start getting ready"). He reviewed our entire schedule
- Made me promise to spend at least 1 hour for "one-on-one photos" with my husband after the ceremony/before the reception, making possible my favorite photos from the entire day
- Corralled our large family (he calls it "herding cats") and kept the pace, yet somehow still remained "invisible"
- Helped us take the sweetest most personal photos by encouraging us to laugh, hold hands, lean into each other, close your eyes, etc…the photos from these poses are drop-dead-gorgeous, and the direction he gave us never felt intrusive
- Took photos when I didn't know he was there (capturing moments I deeply treasure)
- Wowed my entire family ("Wow, that photographer really knows his stuff", "Wow, that pose you guys did by the fountain looked like you were in a magazine shoot", "Wow, he has the best energy")
- Throughout the year leading up to the wedding, sent me photos from other weddings asking for my opinion, so that he could get a feel for my favorite poses/styles/lighting
- Has the most amazing eye for "good light" -- trust him when he takes you to an area with "good light," they will be your favorite photos!
- Referred me to our DJ
- Spent 1 hour on the phone the night before the wedding, going over details, telling me what to expect. This was indispensable information for a nervous bride.
I will forever be grateful to this talented, dedicated, and kind dude who loves his job so much, it's inspiring!! Read less
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Kami
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot express in words how satisfied I was with Michael. Photography is one of the most important vendors you will hire. When the wedding day has come and gone, what do you have left? Your memories and photos. He is extremely creative, professional, and articulate. He is definitely a perfectionist! The wedding day went smoothly and he kept everyone very organized. Another thing I loved about him was he didn't just take shots he wanted, he repeatedly asked myself and family members if there were any specific shots we really wanted him to shoot. We were able to view our photos in his studio about a week later and our album was then created. Out of about 850 shots, there was not a photo I didn't love, they were all amazing! Michael was always in contact with me and was very prompt about responding to emails/phone calls. These are only a few reasons he is so awesome! I highly recommend Michael Jonathan Studios!
I cannot express in words how satisfied I was with Michael. Photography is one of the most important vendors you will Read more...
I cannot express in words how satisfied I was with Michael. Photography is one of the most important vendors you will hire. When the wedding day has come and gone, what do you have left? Your memories and photos. He is extremely creative, professional, and articulate. He is definitely a perfectionist! The wedding day went smoothly and he kept everyone very organized. Another thing I loved about him was he didn't just take shots he wanted, he repeatedly asked myself and family members if there were any specific shots we really wanted him to shoot. We were able to view our photos in his studio about a week later and our album was then created. Out of about 850 shots, there was not a photo I didn't love, they were all amazing! Michael was always in contact with me and was very prompt about responding to emails/phone calls. These are only a few reasons he is so awesome! I highly recommend Michael Jonathan Studios! Read less
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