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Michael Stephens Photography

Atascadero , CA
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Atascadero, CA 93422 US

PHONE

805-703-4477

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ABOUT US

We are Michael Stephens Photography. We LOVE weddings. We love capturing images of all the details and small, quiet moments as well as the exhilarating, heart pounding events that make... Read more
We are Michael Stephens Photography. We LOVE weddings. We love capturing images of all the details and small, quiet moments as well as the exhilarating, heart pounding events that make up your most special of days.

We are based out of San Luis Obispo County, CA, one of the MOST stunning areas we've ever experienced. We love working with natural light, shooting into the sun and framing stunning images.

We believe that everyone is created beautiful and unique and we want to capture that. Working out of the Central Coast of California has allowed us to photograph couples and families in some of the most beautiful, natural settings in the whole world. Still, the very best of it all, is you. We want to be there to document this amazing part of your journey through life.

Together, lets capture moments that you can look back on, years from now, and laugh, cry, re-live and love.

Please contact us at (805) 703-4477 or by EMAIL. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Mike
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
When my wife and I first started planning our wedding, we knew one of the most important decisions was to get the best wedding photographer. After the wedding has come and gone 10 or 20 years later it will be the wedding photos that will help us relive the most important day of our lives. I knew about Mike Stephens photography, but had no idea how amazing his work was. When looking through his portfolio it was difficult for me to see myself in other people's pictures. The package I chose to purchase from Mike was the engagement shoot as well as wedding photos; every penny was worth it! When arriving on the location for our shoot my wife and I had no idea how to pose for a camera, where to go, or what to do, Mike was able to take control of the situation and guide us through an amazing photo shoot. He picked the location and knew exactly what to photograph and how to shoot it, I put all of my faith into Mike, hoping he would do a good job. Once our photos were taken, Mike was able to edit them and distribute them to us so quick. When my wife and I opened up the email that included the images of us, we were in aw, we had the biggest smiles on our faces. The photos turned out some much better than I could have ever imagined; everything looked perfect. This lead us to the wedding, I knew my wife and I would already be under a lot of pressure, so the last thing we wanted to worry about was the photos. I had no doubt Mike would do an outstanding job, it was such a relief to know I hired such a phenomenal photographer. Every single one of our photos looked "picture perfect." I do not regret the decision to hire Mike by any means, I would recommend him to any one looking to hire a professional and outstanding photographer!
When my wife and I first started planning our wedding, we knew one of the most important decisions was to get the best Read more...
When my wife and I first started planning our wedding, we knew one of the most important decisions was to get the best wedding photographer. After the wedding has come and gone 10 or 20 years later it will be the wedding photos that will help us relive the most important day of our lives. I knew about Mike Stephens photography, but had no idea how amazing his work was. When looking through his portfolio it was difficult for me to see myself in other people's pictures. The package I chose to purchase from Mike was the engagement shoot as well as wedding photos; every penny was worth it! When arriving on the location for our shoot my wife and I had no idea how to pose for a camera, where to go, or what to do, Mike was able to take control of the situation and guide us through an amazing photo shoot. He picked the location and knew exactly what to photograph and how to shoot it, I put all of my faith into Mike, hoping he would do a good job. Once our photos were taken, Mike was able to edit them and distribute them to us so quick. When my wife and I opened up the email that included the images of us, we were in aw, we had the biggest smiles on our faces. The photos turned out some much better than I could have ever imagined; everything looked perfect. This lead us to the wedding, I knew my wife and I would already be under a lot of pressure, so the last thing we wanted to worry about was the photos. I had no doubt Mike would do an outstanding job, it was such a relief to know I hired such a phenomenal photographer. Every single one of our photos looked "picture perfect." I do not regret the decision to hire Mike by any means, I would recommend him to any one looking to hire a professional and outstanding photographer! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
I scheduled Michael less than a week before our wedding, and everything worked out perfectly! He was great to work with over email and phone, and in person. He showed up on time, had great ideas for pictures, and my husband and I both felt comfortable and really enjoyed working with Michael. We got our pictures back sooner than expected and they are beautiful! I highly recommend Michael Stephens Photography.
I scheduled Michael less than a week before our wedding, and everything worked out perfectly! He was great to work with Read more...
I scheduled Michael less than a week before our wedding, and everything worked out perfectly! He was great to work with over email and phone, and in person. He showed up on time, had great ideas for pictures, and my husband and I both felt comfortable and really enjoyed working with Michael. We got our pictures back sooner than expected and they are beautiful! I highly recommend Michael Stephens Photography. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Seth & I traveled from Utah to wed in Paso Robles, CA. Due to the distance, we didn't have an opportunity to meet Mike before he shot our engagement photos the day prior to our wedding. After email exchanges and a couple phone calls, we were certain that Mike was our guy. His work speaks for itself (obviously brilliant), so the fact that he was professional, prompt and easy to talk to set our minds at ease.

We're both self-professed awkward photo takers and doing the engagement shoot before the wedding was just what we needed to get comfortable in front of the lens and build a rapport with Mike. If you're traveling from out of town, I highly recommend doing a session before the wedding to get comfortable. I think this made a huge difference on the big day. Seth & I ended up actually enjoying photo taking and have vowed to return to Paso, not just for the wine, but for a family session with Mike.

The photos turned out better than we could have imagined. I look at them everyday and think "Mike made us look so good, we could actually be in a bridal magazine."
Seth & I traveled from Utah to wed in Paso Robles, CA. Due to the distance, we didn't have an opportunity to meet Mike Read more...
Seth & I traveled from Utah to wed in Paso Robles, CA. Due to the distance, we didn't have an opportunity to meet Mike before he shot our engagement photos the day prior to our wedding. After email exchanges and a couple phone calls, we were certain that Mike was our guy. His work speaks for itself (obviously brilliant), so the fact that he was professional, prompt and easy to talk to set our minds at ease.

We're both self-professed awkward photo takers and doing the engagement shoot before the wedding was just what we needed to get comfortable in front of the lens and build a rapport with Mike. If you're traveling from out of town, I highly recommend doing a session before the wedding to get comfortable. I think this made a huge difference on the big day. Seth & I ended up actually enjoying photo taking and have vowed to return to Paso, not just for the wine, but for a family session with Mike.

The photos turned out better than we could have imagined. I look at them everyday and think "Mike made us look so good, we could actually be in a bridal magazine." Read less
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Melly
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
I don’t even know where to begin. We had a big wedding at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California with about 250 guests. Having a wedding that size, there are inevitably things that will go wrong, but the saving grace of it all was having Michael Stephens Photography there. We contracted Michael to photograph our event with 2 photographers. He and Paul did an absolutely incredible job of keeping us calm, making sure we had fun taking pictures, and above all providing us with some absolutely STUNNING photos from our wedding day.
I loved that they were creative with poses and backgrounds. Michael has an ease about him that makes you forget he’s even taking photos & Paul did some incredible things with light capture. We were fortunate to receive so many photos that we love, like a really cool photo with the Long Beach skyline at dusk or a great picture of us on the docks with the boats. I’m not one who is very photogenic, or even likes to have my picture taken, but Michael Stephens was the best to work with & my husband and I would recommend him to ANYONE! In fact… my best friend is getting married in January & she’s hired Michael as well!

In the sea of wedding vendors you’re inevitably bombarded with once you’re engaged, Michael Stephens Photography truly stands out for professionalism and quality of product. Seriously – the best photographer and such a wonderful and honest vendor to work with!
I don’t even know where to begin. We had a big wedding at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California with about Read more...
I don’t even know where to begin. We had a big wedding at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California with about 250 guests. Having a wedding that size, there are inevitably things that will go wrong, but the saving grace of it all was having Michael Stephens Photography there. We contracted Michael to photograph our event with 2 photographers. He and Paul did an absolutely incredible job of keeping us calm, making sure we had fun taking pictures, and above all providing us with some absolutely STUNNING photos from our wedding day.
I loved that they were creative with poses and backgrounds. Michael has an ease about him that makes you forget he’s even taking photos & Paul did some incredible things with light capture. We were fortunate to receive so many photos that we love, like a really cool photo with the Long Beach skyline at dusk or a great picture of us on the docks with the boats. I’m not one who is very photogenic, or even likes to have my picture taken, but Michael Stephens was the best to work with & my husband and I would recommend him to ANYONE! In fact… my best friend is getting married in January & she’s hired Michael as well!

In the sea of wedding vendors you’re inevitably bombarded with once you’re engaged, Michael Stephens Photography truly stands out for professionalism and quality of product. Seriously – the best photographer and such a wonderful and honest vendor to work with! Read less
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Michael Stephens Photography responded with the following comments:

Melly ~ I don't have words to express how grateful I am to you and Kevin for the kind words and more importantly for trusting me to photograph your stunning wedding day. I love it when clients turn into friends and I consider you both the best of people and wish you both all the best in the years to come:)
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Kimberly
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Truly amazing photography! I would definitely recommend to anyone!
Truly amazing photography! I would definitely recommend to anyone!
Truly amazing photography! I would definitely recommend to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We got married in Morro Bay, California, but we are from Toronto, Canada, so we had to rely on Internet reviews like these to find our wedding photographer. Michael Stephens was very well reviewed, and he did not disappoint!! Michael was quick to reply to emails, and he was always very helpful and polite in his responses. We hired him for only two hours, as we had a very small and intimate ceremony, but he arrived and started early, making sure we never felt pressured about running out of time. Michael had lots of great ideas for poses and backgrounds, taking us all around the beach and main shopping strip as we had requested. Michael was easy to talk to and he kept us laughing the whole time! We felt very at ease, and had a lot of fun throughout the whole photo shoot. We told Michael that we wanted to make a slide show with our pictures for the reception we planned to have back home, and he assured us that we'd have the photos in time, and we did! We got our photos back very quickly, and they are amazing! Michael did a fantastic job of capturing our special day and bringing our personalities out in the photos he took. We are extremely happy with how the photographs turned out, as well as with the experience of working with Michael! We would definitely recommend Michael Stephens to anyone looking for a fun, friendly and creative photographer :)
We got married in Morro Bay, California, but we are from Toronto, Canada, so we had to rely on Internet reviews like these Read more...
We got married in Morro Bay, California, but we are from Toronto, Canada, so we had to rely on Internet reviews like these to find our wedding photographer. Michael Stephens was very well reviewed, and he did not disappoint!! Michael was quick to reply to emails, and he was always very helpful and polite in his responses. We hired him for only two hours, as we had a very small and intimate ceremony, but he arrived and started early, making sure we never felt pressured about running out of time. Michael had lots of great ideas for poses and backgrounds, taking us all around the beach and main shopping strip as we had requested. Michael was easy to talk to and he kept us laughing the whole time! We felt very at ease, and had a lot of fun throughout the whole photo shoot. We told Michael that we wanted to make a slide show with our pictures for the reception we planned to have back home, and he assured us that we'd have the photos in time, and we did! We got our photos back very quickly, and they are amazing! Michael did a fantastic job of capturing our special day and bringing our personalities out in the photos he took. We are extremely happy with how the photographs turned out, as well as with the experience of working with Michael! We would definitely recommend Michael Stephens to anyone looking for a fun, friendly and creative photographer :) Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike and Mekenzi were very fun and made us feel comfortable! They blended with the flow of the wedding with ease and never made it feel like the perfect shot was more important than the wedding and our guests enjoyment. When something needed to be done they always stepped up to help us, from offering to help us find an affordable DJ to last minute hair fixes and hiking steep hills to get the perfect sunset pictures. We are so happy we chose Mike and Mekenzi to document our engagement and wedding day!
Mike and Mekenzi were very fun and made us feel comfortable! They blended with the flow of the wedding with ease and never Read more...
Mike and Mekenzi were very fun and made us feel comfortable! They blended with the flow of the wedding with ease and never made it feel like the perfect shot was more important than the wedding and our guests enjoyment. When something needed to be done they always stepped up to help us, from offering to help us find an affordable DJ to last minute hair fixes and hiking steep hills to get the perfect sunset pictures. We are so happy we chose Mike and Mekenzi to document our engagement and wedding day! Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael and his wife Mekenzi make such an amazing team of photographers. Ryan and I are so lucky and grateful to have chosen them to capture our engagement/wedding photos. We first met with Michael to talk about our budget, what we wanted from a photographer, and to see if we would feel comfortable working with him. Michael is very professional but also incredibly personable and warm. Mekenzi is so wonderful because she makes sure that everyone is taken care of and relaxed. We felt so at ease during our engagement photo shoot and had the opportunity to get to know them; they really are great people and really take care of their clients.

The weather on our wedding day wasn't what we had hoped; it rained for the majority of the day but Michael and Mekenzi reassured us that our photos would be beautiful. They captured our families perfectly and made sure to get specific photos that I had asked for. Our guests really loved the photo booth that they set up at the wedding; they even brought all of the props and made sure it ran smoothly for everyone.

I really can't stress enough how wonderful they are as professionals and people. The quality of their work is impeccable; Ryan and I couldn't be happier with our photographs. We will always have our photos to help us remember what an amazing wedding we had, full of lots of laughter and love.
Michael and his wife Mekenzi make such an amazing team of photographers. Ryan and I are so lucky and grateful to have Read more...
Michael and his wife Mekenzi make such an amazing team of photographers. Ryan and I are so lucky and grateful to have chosen them to capture our engagement/wedding photos. We first met with Michael to talk about our budget, what we wanted from a photographer, and to see if we would feel comfortable working with him. Michael is very professional but also incredibly personable and warm. Mekenzi is so wonderful because she makes sure that everyone is taken care of and relaxed. We felt so at ease during our engagement photo shoot and had the opportunity to get to know them; they really are great people and really take care of their clients.

The weather on our wedding day wasn't what we had hoped; it rained for the majority of the day but Michael and Mekenzi reassured us that our photos would be beautiful. They captured our families perfectly and made sure to get specific photos that I had asked for. Our guests really loved the photo booth that they set up at the wedding; they even brought all of the props and made sure it ran smoothly for everyone.

I really can't stress enough how wonderful they are as professionals and people. The quality of their work is impeccable; Ryan and I couldn't be happier with our photographs. We will always have our photos to help us remember what an amazing wedding we had, full of lots of laughter and love. Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Stephens (and his lovely wife Mekenzi) were everything we wanted from our photographer and more. He was very friendly, patient, and could easily grasp and carry out our vision for how we wanted our wedding photographed. The most amazing part about Michael was his ability to shoot what we wanted, but also inject his own creativity and imagination into our wedding photos. The blog he created for us to view, our perfectly crafted wedding album, the photobooth (a HUGE hit at our wedding), and not least of all his true talent behind the lens, more than exceeded our expectations. Michael and his wife were also very supportive and helpful during the day of our wedding. More than once they were actively making sure that every aspect of our wedding was on time and also did a fantastic job of keeping the mood light and making us feel comfortable. We would recommend Michael Stephens Photography to anyone and everyone. Michael and Mekenzi's are truly professional photographers who are also great people to work with.
Michael Stephens (and his lovely wife Mekenzi) were everything we wanted from our photographer and more. He was very Read more...
Michael Stephens (and his lovely wife Mekenzi) were everything we wanted from our photographer and more. He was very friendly, patient, and could easily grasp and carry out our vision for how we wanted our wedding photographed. The most amazing part about Michael was his ability to shoot what we wanted, but also inject his own creativity and imagination into our wedding photos. The blog he created for us to view, our perfectly crafted wedding album, the photobooth (a HUGE hit at our wedding), and not least of all his true talent behind the lens, more than exceeded our expectations. Michael and his wife were also very supportive and helpful during the day of our wedding. More than once they were actively making sure that every aspect of our wedding was on time and also did a fantastic job of keeping the mood light and making us feel comfortable. We would recommend Michael Stephens Photography to anyone and everyone. Michael and Mekenzi's are truly professional photographers who are also great people to work with. Read less
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Jared
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael & Mekenzi make an amazing team. They were very professional , creative, and pleasent to work with. Most importantly, they are amazing photographers. I highly recommend Michael Stephens Photography.
Michael & Mekenzi make an amazing team. They were very professional , creative, and pleasent to work with. Most Read more...
Michael & Mekenzi make an amazing team. They were very professional , creative, and pleasent to work with. Most importantly, they are amazing photographers. I highly recommend Michael Stephens Photography. Read less
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