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Michael Stephens Photography

San Luis Obispo , CA
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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 US (map)

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805-703-4477

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ABOUT US

I am eternally grateful to be a wedding photographer and my promise to every client is to provide not only amazing photos but an incredible experience. Every moment is fleeting and we... Read more
I am eternally grateful to be a wedding photographer and my promise to every client is to provide not only amazing photos but an incredible experience. Every moment is fleeting and we only get one chance to capture it. Be it the emerging gap tooth smile of your youngest daughter during a family photo shoot or the epic grand exit to your happily ever after. I want to document that place in time for you so you are able to look back, laugh, cry and remember.

My biggest loves:

God, Chloe, Caedmon and Carly
Photography
Laughing
Amazing Food (Especially with amazing people)
Craft Beer
Adventuring

Contact me at (805) 703-4477 or by EMAIL. Read less

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INFO FOR RENTALS & PHOTOBOOTHS

What event items are available?
Photobooth
What photobooth items are available?
Backdrop(s), Flip Book, Prints, Props, Social Media Integration

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
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, Thank You Cards

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I have only wonderful things to say about Michael Stephens Photography. He perfectly captured our wedding day memories. In the days leading up to our wedding he listened to what our expectations were and answered all of our questions with a friendly reassuring confidence that was all we needed to know we picked the most awesome photographer. Our photos came out AMAZING and he and his second shooter made photographing our wedding fun and memorable. I honestly cannot thank him enough. He's also just a pretty cool person to get to know. Send him a message and give him a call... you'll see :)
I have only wonderful things to say about Michael Stephens Photography. He perfectly captured our wedding day memories. In Read more...
I have only wonderful things to say about Michael Stephens Photography. He perfectly captured our wedding day memories. In the days leading up to our wedding he listened to what our expectations were and answered all of our questions with a friendly reassuring confidence that was all we needed to know we picked the most awesome photographer. Our photos came out AMAZING and he and his second shooter made photographing our wedding fun and memorable. I honestly cannot thank him enough. He's also just a pretty cool person to get to know. Send him a message and give him a call... you'll see :) Read less
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Armando
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael is not your "cookie cutter" wedding photographer, he is unique and amazing! The visions he has for the pictures are top notch and come out great! He has a great way to make you feel comfortable when taking pictures, because lets be honest...it can get awkward at time :) . He goes out of his way to make you laugh and feel important. From the moment we saw his pictures we knew...this was the photographer for us! He will email and text you as you are planning your wedding to make sure you don't have any questions and he is also very responsive when you reach out to him.

The most important thing and what he did to perfection....he told a story with the pictures he took. Every single picture my wife and i had a conversation about...isn't that what you want? He made our day that much more special and i would recommend him to anyone!!
Michael is not your "cookie cutter" wedding photographer, he is unique and amazing! The visions he has for the pictures Read more...
Michael is not your "cookie cutter" wedding photographer, he is unique and amazing! The visions he has for the pictures are top notch and come out great! He has a great way to make you feel comfortable when taking pictures, because lets be honest...it can get awkward at time :) . He goes out of his way to make you laugh and feel important. From the moment we saw his pictures we knew...this was the photographer for us! He will email and text you as you are planning your wedding to make sure you don't have any questions and he is also very responsive when you reach out to him.

The most important thing and what he did to perfection....he told a story with the pictures he took. Every single picture my wife and i had a conversation about...isn't that what you want? He made our day that much more special and i would recommend him to anyone!! Read less
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Gretzen
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a GREAT wedding photographer BOOK MICHAEL! Now! You will not regret it!

Michael is professional, super cool, calm and organized. Joey and I went to a bridal show at the Madonna Inn and Michael Stephens made an impression on us. His style of photographing weddings was just what we were looking for: photojournalistic. Also, we were looking for a photo booth, because who doesn’t like those!? So we booked Michael’s Beard Booth in addition to his photography services. He provided a cute album with all the photo booth pictures that were taken.

Michael knows and understands how crazy and stressful it is for the bride and groom on their wedding day and he was so helpful in keeping us calm and on schedule. He made us and our whole wedding party comfortable. He just does his work so effortlessly. We had numerous comments from our guests of how professional and great Michael was at our wedding.

When we received our wedding photos, we smiled, laughed, and teared up while looking through the digital album. Michael did an amazing job capturing our whole day, from our ceremony to the last second of the last song. He captured all the little details. He even posted a sneak peak of our wedding the day after!

Thank you Michael for the amazing photos which we can look back and share with our loved ones.
If you are looking for a GREAT wedding photographer BOOK MICHAEL! Now! You will not regret it!

Michael is Read more...
If you are looking for a GREAT wedding photographer BOOK MICHAEL! Now! You will not regret it!

Michael is professional, super cool, calm and organized. Joey and I went to a bridal show at the Madonna Inn and Michael Stephens made an impression on us. His style of photographing weddings was just what we were looking for: photojournalistic. Also, we were looking for a photo booth, because who doesn’t like those!? So we booked Michael’s Beard Booth in addition to his photography services. He provided a cute album with all the photo booth pictures that were taken.

Michael knows and understands how crazy and stressful it is for the bride and groom on their wedding day and he was so helpful in keeping us calm and on schedule. He made us and our whole wedding party comfortable. He just does his work so effortlessly. We had numerous comments from our guests of how professional and great Michael was at our wedding.

When we received our wedding photos, we smiled, laughed, and teared up while looking through the digital album. Michael did an amazing job capturing our whole day, from our ceremony to the last second of the last song. He captured all the little details. He even posted a sneak peak of our wedding the day after!

Thank you Michael for the amazing photos which we can look back and share with our loved ones. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/12/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was professional, responsive and polite. His level of service is a model for others. Michael could have a second career teaching people who to interact with clients and potential clients. As for the quality of his work - OUTSTANDING. I mean, really super high-end quality work. His fee was very fair especially relative to the quality of work delivered. Wile we had x amount of time scheduled, he went over and didn't shave minutes or anything like that. You don't have to believe me - check out his website for yourself and you'll see first-and the spectacular quality of his work. We'll definitely try to use Michael again in the future when we need our portraits taken or even for a special event. I should also say we wanted to use one of these wedding pictures for our announcement and he went out of his way to provide us a few options in a couple of days. Thanks Michael for the great service, professionalism and wonderful pictures.
Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was professional, responsive and polite. His level of service is a model Read more...
Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was professional, responsive and polite. His level of service is a model for others. Michael could have a second career teaching people who to interact with clients and potential clients. As for the quality of his work - OUTSTANDING. I mean, really super high-end quality work. His fee was very fair especially relative to the quality of work delivered. Wile we had x amount of time scheduled, he went over and didn't shave minutes or anything like that. You don't have to believe me - check out his website for yourself and you'll see first-and the spectacular quality of his work. We'll definitely try to use Michael again in the future when we need our portraits taken or even for a special event. I should also say we wanted to use one of these wedding pictures for our announcement and he went out of his way to provide us a few options in a couple of days. Thanks Michael for the great service, professionalism and wonderful pictures. Read less
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Taelor
Wedding:
7/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael was the perfect fit for our wedding! He made us feel extremely comfortable from the moment we met him. He was easy to work with, and always made us feel like we were the most important clients he had. To top it all off, we have the most beautiful wedding photos to look at for the rest of our lives!
Michael was the perfect fit for our wedding! He made us feel extremely comfortable from the moment we met him. He was easy Read more...
Michael was the perfect fit for our wedding! He made us feel extremely comfortable from the moment we met him. He was easy to work with, and always made us feel like we were the most important clients he had. To top it all off, we have the most beautiful wedding photos to look at for the rest of our lives! Read less
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Michael Stephens Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Taelor:) It was an honor!
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Alexandria
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael was a wonderful photographer. We felt immediately at ease with him. He took our engagement photos at Avila Beach and our wedding photos at El Presidio de Santa Barbara. I would definitely recommend getting an engagement session so you can get used to the photoshoot process. Our photographs were beautiful and we will certainly treasure them for years. I cannot recommend him enough and would suggest him to any of my friends.
Michael was a wonderful photographer. We felt immediately at ease with him. He took our engagement photos at Avila Beach Read more...
Michael was a wonderful photographer. We felt immediately at ease with him. He took our engagement photos at Avila Beach and our wedding photos at El Presidio de Santa Barbara. I would definitely recommend getting an engagement session so you can get used to the photoshoot process. Our photographs were beautiful and we will certainly treasure them for years. I cannot recommend him enough and would suggest him to any of my friends. Read less
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Michael Stephens Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Alexandria! I loved working with you and Chris:)
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G
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Michael was one of the best parts of our wedding! Easy going, friendly, will give honest answers, and of course, great photos. We were a silly bunch and he completely rolled with it :) . Really appreciated that he works with a second shooter (Melissa, she was also fantastic) which was especially nice to capture different angles during the first look.

He's great professionally, and at the same time someone we could imagine getting beers with. Very happy that we worked with him. I would reach out to him again for other events.
Working with Michael was one of the best parts of our wedding! Easy going, friendly, will give honest answers, and of Read more...
Working with Michael was one of the best parts of our wedding! Easy going, friendly, will give honest answers, and of course, great photos. We were a silly bunch and he completely rolled with it :) . Really appreciated that he works with a second shooter (Melissa, she was also fantastic) which was especially nice to capture different angles during the first look.

He's great professionally, and at the same time someone we could imagine getting beers with. Very happy that we worked with him. I would reach out to him again for other events. Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
I would book in advance and definitely do an engagement session so you have a chance to meet Michael Stephens before the big day. Michael is such a professional, he makes having your picture taken easy and enjoyable whether or not you are a "picture person". After seeing our engagement photos, we couldn't wait for the wedding, and the pictures did not disappoint. I have so many incredible pictures, not just of my husband and me, but also of family and friends. Michael has mastered how to use light and unfiltered surroundings to create breathtaking pictures that look more like paintings and works of art versus typical wedding photos. He is truly talented with an impressive portfolio that speaks for itself. No gimmicks, no props - just Michael, the happy couple and a natural backdrop he brings to life. Seeing our pictures brought me right back to our wedding day (happy tears and all), and I am deeply grateful Michael was able to so beautifully capture these moments. I have nothing but sincere and heartfelt praise for all of his abilities. I would (and already have) recommended him to family, friends, coworkers, etc. And the best part, Michael's temperament is so easygoing and relaxing, you will feel like old friends right from the start.
I would book in advance and definitely do an engagement session so you have a chance to meet Michael Stephens before the Read more...
I would book in advance and definitely do an engagement session so you have a chance to meet Michael Stephens before the big day. Michael is such a professional, he makes having your picture taken easy and enjoyable whether or not you are a "picture person". After seeing our engagement photos, we couldn't wait for the wedding, and the pictures did not disappoint. I have so many incredible pictures, not just of my husband and me, but also of family and friends. Michael has mastered how to use light and unfiltered surroundings to create breathtaking pictures that look more like paintings and works of art versus typical wedding photos. He is truly talented with an impressive portfolio that speaks for itself. No gimmicks, no props - just Michael, the happy couple and a natural backdrop he brings to life. Seeing our pictures brought me right back to our wedding day (happy tears and all), and I am deeply grateful Michael was able to so beautifully capture these moments. I have nothing but sincere and heartfelt praise for all of his abilities. I would (and already have) recommended him to family, friends, coworkers, etc. And the best part, Michael's temperament is so easygoing and relaxing, you will feel like old friends right from the start. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths
Michael Stephens Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Leslie and Andy! It was my honor and privilege to photograph your wedding! I loved getting to know you both and am thankful for your friendship! Thank you for the most amazingly kind words:)
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Katie
Wedding:
5/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Michael was our photographer for our wedding, and he did a fantastic job. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. He captured our day to it's entirety; everything from the moment we got ready to the moment we left the venue. We each spent the morning in opposite sides of the city, but he accommodated us with an excellent second shooter and didn't skip a beat, capturing both parties. He also did an wonderful job capturing the entire wedding party together of twenty! Beyond his photography skills, he is very professional and personable. He kept everything on schedule and in a kind manner. We felt at complete ease with him, which is something so important when it comes to a day as important as your wedding. It allowed us to be our true selves and our photos are not only stunning quality but also effortless because of it. We appreciate how many images Michael sent us, it is so nice to be able to look at everything and decide what is special to us instead of only getting a small number of photos. We have received countless compliments on Michael's photography of our big day. Would gladly recommend him for any shoot!
Michael was our photographer for our wedding, and he did a fantastic job. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. He Read more...
Michael was our photographer for our wedding, and he did a fantastic job. We couldn't be happier with the outcome. He captured our day to it's entirety; everything from the moment we got ready to the moment we left the venue. We each spent the morning in opposite sides of the city, but he accommodated us with an excellent second shooter and didn't skip a beat, capturing both parties. He also did an wonderful job capturing the entire wedding party together of twenty! Beyond his photography skills, he is very professional and personable. He kept everything on schedule and in a kind manner. We felt at complete ease with him, which is something so important when it comes to a day as important as your wedding. It allowed us to be our true selves and our photos are not only stunning quality but also effortless because of it. We appreciate how many images Michael sent us, it is so nice to be able to look at everything and decide what is special to us instead of only getting a small number of photos. We have received countless compliments on Michael's photography of our big day. Would gladly recommend him for any shoot! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Michael Stephens Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Katie! You guys are the best:)
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Heather
Wedding:
4/29/2016
5.0/5.0
I met Mike at a bridal fair, saw one photo that caught by eye, and was hooked and knew I wanted him to capture my wedding. What I didn't know was how amazing it would be to work with him! My husband and I are not "photogenic" and over the many years we've been together we only have a couple pictures together so we weren't really sure what to expect with a professional photographer. Mike made the whole process so so easy and natural. We opted to do the engagement session and he immediately put us at ease and made us feel comfortable. I think my husband was more interested in chatting with him than getting our photos taken!
Mike was super helpful in the planning process for our wedding day and gave us great advice on our timeline, as well as being flexible with us and doing everything he needed to get great photos. AND our engagement and wedding photos both blew us away. They are a perfect reminder of our day down to the smallest detail and we can't stop looking at them, even months later!
Mike is a professional, but he's also a lot of fun to work with - plus he made us feel like supermodels. He is amazing and you won't regret working with him!
I met Mike at a bridal fair, saw one photo that caught by eye, and was hooked and knew I wanted him to capture my wedding. Read more...
I met Mike at a bridal fair, saw one photo that caught by eye, and was hooked and knew I wanted him to capture my wedding. What I didn't know was how amazing it would be to work with him! My husband and I are not "photogenic" and over the many years we've been together we only have a couple pictures together so we weren't really sure what to expect with a professional photographer. Mike made the whole process so so easy and natural. We opted to do the engagement session and he immediately put us at ease and made us feel comfortable. I think my husband was more interested in chatting with him than getting our photos taken!
Mike was super helpful in the planning process for our wedding day and gave us great advice on our timeline, as well as being flexible with us and doing everything he needed to get great photos. AND our engagement and wedding photos both blew us away. They are a perfect reminder of our day down to the smallest detail and we can't stop looking at them, even months later!
Mike is a professional, but he's also a lot of fun to work with - plus he made us feel like supermodels. He is amazing and you won't regret working with him! Read less
Services Used: Photography
Michael Stephens Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Heather! I so enjoyed working with you and Mike!!!

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