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Michael Simon Photography

Richmond , VA
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Richmond, VA 23227 US (map)

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646-354-3798

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ABOUT US

After graduating from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Arts (Photography) in 1999, I moved to New York City to be a photojournalist. Since then I have worked... Read more
After graduating from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Arts (Photography) in 1999, I moved to New York City to be a photojournalist. Since then I have worked for The Newark Star Ledger, The Baltimore Sun, and The New York Times, among others. I photographed my first wedding in 2003. In 2014 my wife and I moved our family to Richmond, Va.

Wedding photography allows me to document and be a part of one amazing day in the life of two people. It allows me to work directly with the clients and experience their excitement. I would love to speak with you about photographing your wedding.

My photography style is natural and organic. There will be no awkward posing or table shots. I will not instruct the couple to kiss each other again "and this time with more fire!" I want to work with you to achieve a photo document that will let you relive your wedding day every time you look at it, from the carefully chosen details to the overwhelming emotions to the presence and support of friends and family.

This is your day, and these are your photos. When you receive your photos on flash drive, they are yours to share online or reprint in any quantity or size forever.

I am available to photograph weddings in Virginia, New York, and worldwide. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Negatives, Prints, Proofs

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Amy Beth
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael is talented, organized, and professional. We feel fortunate he was available for our wedding, and we are thrilled with our photos from the day. Communication was thorough and clear, and it was easy to access and share our beautiful photos with family. We recommend him with no hesitation; he is artful, has integrity, and is a pleasure to work with.
Michael is talented, organized, and professional. We feel fortunate he was available for our wedding, and we are thrilled Read more...
Michael is talented, organized, and professional. We feel fortunate he was available for our wedding, and we are thrilled with our photos from the day. Communication was thorough and clear, and it was easy to access and share our beautiful photos with family. We recommend him with no hesitation; he is artful, has integrity, and is a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I do not have single complaint about Michael Simon. As a photographer, he did everything we wanted on our wedding day: he thoroughly documented the preparations for the wedding, the ceremony, and the reception; he captured lots of moments that we would have never known about if he hadn't been there to record them; and he took lots of beautiful, beautiful photographs. Michael's wedding photography is creative without being cheesy or overcooked. And he works very hard, during the event and before and after it. (One example: we ran in to him a couple of days before the wedding when we were doing our final site visit at the park where the ceremony took place--he was there scoping out shooting locations for our wedding.)

Aside from his skill as a photographer, Michael is a nice guy. We found him very easy to work with; he was a much-needed calming presence during the planning process and on the wedding day. He has shot many weddings and knows what he's doing. When it came time for us to cut the cake and we realized we hadn't rehearsed or planned that moment, he was there to tell us exactly what to do.

I am a photographer myself, and I would highly recommend Michael Simon to just about anyone.
My wife and I do not have single complaint about Michael Simon. As a photographer, he did everything we wanted on our Read more...
My wife and I do not have single complaint about Michael Simon. As a photographer, he did everything we wanted on our wedding day: he thoroughly documented the preparations for the wedding, the ceremony, and the reception; he captured lots of moments that we would have never known about if he hadn't been there to record them; and he took lots of beautiful, beautiful photographs. Michael's wedding photography is creative without being cheesy or overcooked. And he works very hard, during the event and before and after it. (One example: we ran in to him a couple of days before the wedding when we were doing our final site visit at the park where the ceremony took place--he was there scoping out shooting locations for our wedding.)

Aside from his skill as a photographer, Michael is a nice guy. We found him very easy to work with; he was a much-needed calming presence during the planning process and on the wedding day. He has shot many weddings and knows what he's doing. When it came time for us to cut the cake and we realized we hadn't rehearsed or planned that moment, he was there to tell us exactly what to do.

I am a photographer myself, and I would highly recommend Michael Simon to just about anyone. Read less
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Bill
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Micheal is a consummate professional. Prompt, courteous, informative, and efficient.

And yes, the photos are fantastic!

No regrets whatsoever and we highly recommend Michael.
Micheal is a consummate professional. Prompt, courteous, informative, and efficient.

And yes, the photos are Read more...
Micheal is a consummate professional. Prompt, courteous, informative, and efficient.

And yes, the photos are fantastic!

No regrets whatsoever and we highly recommend Michael. Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Our entire wedding day, my groom and I kept saying Michael was worth every penny. We met with several photographers and knew from the moment we met him that he just got us. He has a calm demeanor, which was important knowing we were going to spend the entire wedding day together. We wanted someone that didn’t just take portrait/posey pictures but had a photojournalistic style.

He had never shot at our venue before and met with us the week before to scope out the church/reception space. He also helped review our timeline to make sure we were allowing enough time to ensure he captured what we wanted.

The day of he was on time and prepared. His assistant was also fantastic and so nice. He was the perfect blend of the calm demeanor we wanted on a hectic day, but also assertive enough to direct a large group of people and keep the family photos moving.

A week after the wedding we received a sneak peak of about 15 pictures. We then received the rest of the shots exactly 6 weeks after the wedding. hey were incredible. He captured some really great moments with a really artistic style.

I couldn't be happier and would book him all over again if I had the choice!
Our entire wedding day, my groom and I kept saying Michael was worth every penny. We met with several photographers and Read more...
Our entire wedding day, my groom and I kept saying Michael was worth every penny. We met with several photographers and knew from the moment we met him that he just got us. He has a calm demeanor, which was important knowing we were going to spend the entire wedding day together. We wanted someone that didn’t just take portrait/posey pictures but had a photojournalistic style.

He had never shot at our venue before and met with us the week before to scope out the church/reception space. He also helped review our timeline to make sure we were allowing enough time to ensure he captured what we wanted.

The day of he was on time and prepared. His assistant was also fantastic and so nice. He was the perfect blend of the calm demeanor we wanted on a hectic day, but also assertive enough to direct a large group of people and keep the family photos moving.

A week after the wedding we received a sneak peak of about 15 pictures. We then received the rest of the shots exactly 6 weeks after the wedding. hey were incredible. He captured some really great moments with a really artistic style.

I couldn't be happier and would book him all over again if I had the choice! Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Simon is the best. The photos were fantastic, and he was friendly and responsive starting from the first time we contacted him, to months after the wedding when we were putting together an album. He was accommodating to everyone at the wedding, and was generally a really fun guy. Guests commented afterwards about how much they liked the photographer!
Michael Simon is the best. The photos were fantastic, and he was friendly and responsive starting from the first time we Read more...
Michael Simon is the best. The photos were fantastic, and he was friendly and responsive starting from the first time we contacted him, to months after the wedding when we were putting together an album. He was accommodating to everyone at the wedding, and was generally a really fun guy. Guests commented afterwards about how much they liked the photographer! Read less
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Jessalyn
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I would 100% recommend Michael to any bride - he was such a pleasure to work with. Michael met with my husband and I to walk through every detail of what moments we wanted to capture, what portraits we wanted taken, etc. He was super flexible and easy to work with and made really great suggestions. He also did a really great job helping us manage our time to make sure we got all the shots we wanted. I also LOVED his idea of how our first moment seeing each other should go, which ended up being such a beautiful/emotional moment that i'm so glad he captured. We got a beautiful photo book of every photo taken (and of course an online album of every photo that we could share with friends/family that everyone can purchase prints from - very convenient). On top of being super professional, he's just a really great funny guy - you can't go wrong!
I would 100% recommend Michael to any bride - he was such a pleasure to work with. Michael met with my husband and I to Read more...
I would 100% recommend Michael to any bride - he was such a pleasure to work with. Michael met with my husband and I to walk through every detail of what moments we wanted to capture, what portraits we wanted taken, etc. He was super flexible and easy to work with and made really great suggestions. He also did a really great job helping us manage our time to make sure we got all the shots we wanted. I also LOVED his idea of how our first moment seeing each other should go, which ended up being such a beautiful/emotional moment that i'm so glad he captured. We got a beautiful photo book of every photo taken (and of course an online album of every photo that we could share with friends/family that everyone can purchase prints from - very convenient). On top of being super professional, he's just a really great funny guy - you can't go wrong! Read less
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erin and benn
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
you know when you speak to someone for the first time and you just click? in short, that's michael simon.

from the first time we spoke, michael understood who were we as a couple and totally understood what we wanted to capture on our wedding.

the day itself was amazing. looking through our album we saw completely natural pictures of ourselves and our family and friends enjoying a series of perfect moments, which brings me to his style.

he's very journalistic. he found a way to capture every moment without intruding and what we ended up with was an entire album filled with favorites, not just a few stand out pictures.

by the end of our day, it was a growing joke that if my husband had met michael earlier, michael would have probably been the best man.

he's a great guy with great talent and we loved him and consider him a friend to this day.

erin and benn azar
new orleans, la
you know when you speak to someone for the first time and you just click? in short, that's michael simon.

from Read more...
you know when you speak to someone for the first time and you just click? in short, that's michael simon.

from the first time we spoke, michael understood who were we as a couple and totally understood what we wanted to capture on our wedding.

the day itself was amazing. looking through our album we saw completely natural pictures of ourselves and our family and friends enjoying a series of perfect moments, which brings me to his style.

he's very journalistic. he found a way to capture every moment without intruding and what we ended up with was an entire album filled with favorites, not just a few stand out pictures.

by the end of our day, it was a growing joke that if my husband had met michael earlier, michael would have probably been the best man.

he's a great guy with great talent and we loved him and consider him a friend to this day.

erin and benn azar
new orleans, la Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Michael Simon Photography was a fantastic experience - he is organized, easy mannered and a real professional. The quality of his work is exceptional. I have already and will continue to recommend Michael to friends and colleagues.
Working with Michael Simon Photography was a fantastic experience - he is organized, easy mannered and a real Read more...
Working with Michael Simon Photography was a fantastic experience - he is organized, easy mannered and a real professional. The quality of his work is exceptional. I have already and will continue to recommend Michael to friends and colleagues. Read less
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Sarah Beth
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I honestly can't say enough nice things about Michael Simon. The quality of his work is only rivaled by the kindness and generosity of him as a person. He is supremely helpful and willing to go to any and all lengths to get the shot he needs. He has fantastic ideas about what makes a beautiful shot. He gives direction without being intrusive and takes the most amazing photos I have ever seen. He has an incredibly professional and calm demeanor and puts everyone at ease within moments of meeting them. He captures all your important moments without being the slightest bit intrusive. I will recommend him to any and everyone I know.
I honestly can't say enough nice things about Michael Simon. The quality of his work is only rivaled by the kindness and Read more...
I honestly can't say enough nice things about Michael Simon. The quality of his work is only rivaled by the kindness and generosity of him as a person. He is supremely helpful and willing to go to any and all lengths to get the shot he needs. He has fantastic ideas about what makes a beautiful shot. He gives direction without being intrusive and takes the most amazing photos I have ever seen. He has an incredibly professional and calm demeanor and puts everyone at ease within moments of meeting them. He captures all your important moments without being the slightest bit intrusive. I will recommend him to any and everyone I know. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Michael was wonderful to work with. He took fantastic photos for our wedding while making everyone (including this very nervous bride) feel at ease. He was extremely responsive, professional, and organized, and was just a superbly nice guy to be around. My husband and I (and even the very-hard-to-please relatives) have nothing but great things to say about him and his work.
Michael was wonderful to work with. He took fantastic photos for our wedding while making everyone (including this very Read more...
Michael was wonderful to work with. He took fantastic photos for our wedding while making everyone (including this very nervous bride) feel at ease. He was extremely responsive, professional, and organized, and was just a superbly nice guy to be around. My husband and I (and even the very-hard-to-please relatives) have nothing but great things to say about him and his work. Read less
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