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Michael S. Kelley Photography

Southern California And Beyond , CA
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Imagine. Create.
Photography by Michael S. Kelley

Shooting weddings all over California and beyond for over 12 years, our clients constantly thank us for not only... Read more
Imagine. Create.
Photography by Michael S. Kelley

Shooting weddings all over California and beyond for over 12 years, our clients constantly thank us for not only producing beautiful wedding day images, but also for having a knack for capturing their spirit in our work, too. In fact, Michael specializes in making natural looking images with tasteful digital expertise, where the subject is the focus of the image.

He has been featured in multiple publications and won several awards for both his wedding and fine art work. Working professionally for over 15 years and trained on old school film cameras, Michael consistently produces classic images that somehow also blend a modern and edgy feel that the digital age affords.

Michael feels that it is YOUR wedding day or portrait session, and he strives to tell YOUR story with every shoot!....never allowing digital manipulation to overtake the most important aspect of the image, YOU!



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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, Negatives, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Digital effects include traditional black and white and toning techniques, in addition to edgy, artistic touches
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I love and prefer to work with natural light under any circumstance, but I also am very capable iat ntroducing lighting into my images.
Is your media preference film or digital?
All digital, but I still own some medium format film cameras
How many photographers do you work with?
Depends on your package choice, but it always includes me. Most packages include two photographers, most often my wife as the second.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I never double book a day, but I do book Saturday and Sunday weddings.
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?
High-end digital SLR cameras and lenses with multiple back-ups. I also utilize wireless falsh units in areas such as night-time or indoor receptions
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely a must!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Mostly full day, but hourly events are possible.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
$150.00 an hour for time after negotiated hours.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Almost none....just a few minutes to eat depending on the timing of the day.
Do you charge for travel?
None for Southern California, negotiable on a case by case basis beyond there.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
30-45days
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Website
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Website intially up for 90 days, but can be extended. But most packages include the discs with all of the full-resolution images
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, but I do honor requests not to publish sensative images.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, with all but our least expensive package.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
High-end authentic leather-bound flush mount albums. Other styles also avilable.
When will the client get the final album?
Depends on when our clients get their image choices to us. We actually allow our clients to choose all of their images, and after we design their album, we show them a digital proof and allow for reasonable modifications.

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Noelle
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8/25/2012
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Mike was a great photographer at my wedding. We had guests and members of the wedding party coming in from France, which could have been an added complication but he handled it wonderfully. Several members of the wedding party and my family said they liked this photographer. He was fun to work with, and helped reduce my stress both before and the day of the wedding by always keeping in contact and communicating clearly. I'm really happy with the quality and the variety of images he produced. I would definitely recommend him to a friend for their wedding or special event.
Mike was a great photographer at my wedding. We had guests and members of the wedding party coming in from France, which Read more...
Mike was a great photographer at my wedding. We had guests and members of the wedding party coming in from France, which could have been an added complication but he handled it wonderfully. Several members of the wedding party and my family said they liked this photographer. He was fun to work with, and helped reduce my stress both before and the day of the wedding by always keeping in contact and communicating clearly. I'm really happy with the quality and the variety of images he produced. I would definitely recommend him to a friend for their wedding or special event. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was fantastic. I would recommend him to everyone! He was very professional and always responded quickly to e-mails and questions that I had. His pricing was very reasonable, and he is always honest and down to earth.
Mike was fantastic. I would recommend him to everyone! He was very professional and always responded quickly to e-mails Read more...
Mike was fantastic. I would recommend him to everyone! He was very professional and always responded quickly to e-mails and questions that I had. His pricing was very reasonable, and he is always honest and down to earth. Read less
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Tim
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone understands that a good photographer is an important part of capturing the memories of such a special day but I didn't know how important until I saw the pictures from our day. Mike was able to capture not only great shots but the real emotion of everone shown in the pictures. We really feel as though we can relive the day by looking at our photos. I cant speak highly enough about his talent for understanding what it takes to create great photos. Created such a comfortable environment across the board! Wish I could rate him higher.
Everyone understands that a good photographer is an important part of capturing the memories of such a special day but I Read more...
Everyone understands that a good photographer is an important part of capturing the memories of such a special day but I didn't know how important until I saw the pictures from our day. Mike was able to capture not only great shots but the real emotion of everone shown in the pictures. We really feel as though we can relive the day by looking at our photos. I cant speak highly enough about his talent for understanding what it takes to create great photos. Created such a comfortable environment across the board! Wish I could rate him higher. Read less
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Zaidee
Wedding:
3/6/2012
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Great person to work with. He gave us wonderful memories on our wedding day and would definitely be a bonus to anybody using his services.
Great person to work with. He gave us wonderful memories on our wedding day and would definitely be a bonus to anybody Read more...
Great person to work with. He gave us wonderful memories on our wedding day and would definitely be a bonus to anybody using his services. Read less
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KristaErickson
Wedding:
2/4/2012
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Mike did a phenomenal job at my wedding. If you're looking for a friendly, personable professional to capture the greatest moments in your life, Mike is the one to hire. I had my own ideas of what I wanted and he listened to my ideas and made sure he met all my expectations, while at the same time using his creativity and capturing some heartfelt moments. I was behind pleased with the quality of the pictures as well as the variety of pictures taken. From special pictures with my dad (which is one of my all time favorite pics), pics with my wedding party, to pics with my husband, each one was amazing. I love to go back and looks at all the pictures from my wedding day. It wouldn't have been the memory it is today without the amazing work from Mike Photography.
Mike did a phenomenal job at my wedding. If you're looking for a friendly, personable professional to capture the greatest Read more...
Mike did a phenomenal job at my wedding. If you're looking for a friendly, personable professional to capture the greatest moments in your life, Mike is the one to hire. I had my own ideas of what I wanted and he listened to my ideas and made sure he met all my expectations, while at the same time using his creativity and capturing some heartfelt moments. I was behind pleased with the quality of the pictures as well as the variety of pictures taken. From special pictures with my dad (which is one of my all time favorite pics), pics with my wedding party, to pics with my husband, each one was amazing. I love to go back and looks at all the pictures from my wedding day. It wouldn't have been the memory it is today without the amazing work from Mike Photography. Read less
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Wendee
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My experience with Mike was amazing! We had our Engagement and Wedding pictures done with him and couldn't be happier with the result. The pictures came out better then I could have hoped, and he gave us a great selection of different poses and scenery. He has that vision that makes ordinary places and spaces become extraordinary in pictures. I am so proud to display our Engagement/Wedding pictures in our home, and have gotten so many compliments. I can't wait to hire him again for future family pictures. I have and would recommend him to anyone for all their photography needs.
My experience with Mike was amazing! We had our Engagement and Wedding pictures done with him and couldn't be happier with Read more...
My experience with Mike was amazing! We had our Engagement and Wedding pictures done with him and couldn't be happier with the result. The pictures came out better then I could have hoped, and he gave us a great selection of different poses and scenery. He has that vision that makes ordinary places and spaces become extraordinary in pictures. I am so proud to display our Engagement/Wedding pictures in our home, and have gotten so many compliments. I can't wait to hire him again for future family pictures. I have and would recommend him to anyone for all their photography needs. Read less
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Pablo
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11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Best photographer ever. Great pictures
Best photographer ever. Great pictures
Best photographer ever. Great pictures Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
As the "Mother of the Bride" I only wanted what was best for my daughter's wedding. I was in a co-worker's office one day when I noticed the beautiful picture on her wall of her and her son at the beach. She told me Mike was the photographer. I knew Mike took great photos and decided I would tell my daughter about him and let her make her own decision. She instantly clicked with Mike and liked his portfolio. I know Mike and his wife Bev from working at the hospital. We are all registered nurses so I knew his integrity and trusted him completely. Of course the wedding photos turned out beautiful (he took a ton of photos to choose from) and my parent book is exceptional. When my close friend became engaged shortly after, I gave her Mike's name too. And guess what? My youngest daughter caught her sister's bouquet and now she is engaged too! We'll let you know when the date is Mike!
As the "Mother of the Bride" I only wanted what was best for my daughter's wedding. I was in a co-worker's office one day Read more...
As the "Mother of the Bride" I only wanted what was best for my daughter's wedding. I was in a co-worker's office one day when I noticed the beautiful picture on her wall of her and her son at the beach. She told me Mike was the photographer. I knew Mike took great photos and decided I would tell my daughter about him and let her make her own decision. She instantly clicked with Mike and liked his portfolio. I know Mike and his wife Bev from working at the hospital. We are all registered nurses so I knew his integrity and trusted him completely. Of course the wedding photos turned out beautiful (he took a ton of photos to choose from) and my parent book is exceptional. When my close friend became engaged shortly after, I gave her Mike's name too. And guess what? My youngest daughter caught her sister's bouquet and now she is engaged too! We'll let you know when the date is Mike! Read less
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Anonymous
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2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I really enjoyed having Mike as our photographer for our wedding. He played such a big role in making our day memorable and capturing all of the wonderful moments on camera. He was always professional and easy to work/communicate with. We absolutely love our wedding and engagement photos and love showing off our photo albums. Thank you Mike for being part of our special day!!
My husband and I really enjoyed having Mike as our photographer for our wedding. He played such a big role in making our Read more...
My husband and I really enjoyed having Mike as our photographer for our wedding. He played such a big role in making our day memorable and capturing all of the wonderful moments on camera. He was always professional and easy to work/communicate with. We absolutely love our wedding and engagement photos and love showing off our photo albums. Thank you Mike for being part of our special day!! Read less
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Redlands
Wedding:
8/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Redlands Symphony had used Michael for all their photography needs for the last 2+ years. He shows up early, is very professional and comes to us with great ideas for photography that is creative and interesting, not just your run of the mill corporate photos. Several employess have also used Michael for their family photos. We would highly recommend him for any of your picture needs!
Redlands Symphony had used Michael for all their photography needs for the last 2+ years. He shows up early, is very Read more...
Redlands Symphony had used Michael for all their photography needs for the last 2+ years. He shows up early, is very professional and comes to us with great ideas for photography that is creative and interesting, not just your run of the mill corporate photos. Several employess have also used Michael for their family photos. We would highly recommend him for any of your picture needs! Read less
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