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Mike Danen Photography + Cinema

Santa Cruz , CA

LOCATION

Santa Cruz, CA US 95060 (map)

PHONE

831-325-9904

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Mike Danen is a distinctive wedding photographer in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and the San Francisco bay area of Northern California. Available for assignments worldwide. Available... Read more
Mike Danen is a distinctive wedding photographer in Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and the San Francisco bay area of Northern California. Available for assignments worldwide. Available by appointment at: http://www.mikedanen.com/ Read less
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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, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike Danen did such a great job for us. While some vendors do a good job, it can still be a grind to work with them, Mike was never once a worry for us. Our pictures look wonderful and we got soo many from Mike. They were very clear and in focus pictures, and not that instagrammed type look or messy blurred backgrounds from being focused wrong.

He really seems to enjoy his work, we found a number of pictures from guests that happened to have him in them and every time he had a smile on his face. He was extremely patient with us and really a calming presence when we felt like we were running late. He also made sure we made it to our ceremony on time and stuck to our timeline.

We looked at a couple dozen photographers and no one could match the quality, experience, and packages that he offered. He had a second photographer who also was equally talented and friendly. She took some great up close and detailed photos of our rings and other elements of our wedding. We also loved seeing close up pictures of nearly every guest and pretty much everyone had people with their eyes open and were flattering. I don't know how he got so many shots, because he pretty much felt invisible at the wedding. Lastly, he returned all of our photos to us in just a few weeks.

Super professional, easy to work with, responsive, good prices, nice pics and fast delivery, definitely check him out.
Mike Danen did such a great job for us. While some vendors do a good job, it can still be a grind to work with them, Mike Read more...
Mike Danen did such a great job for us. While some vendors do a good job, it can still be a grind to work with them, Mike was never once a worry for us. Our pictures look wonderful and we got soo many from Mike. They were very clear and in focus pictures, and not that instagrammed type look or messy blurred backgrounds from being focused wrong.

He really seems to enjoy his work, we found a number of pictures from guests that happened to have him in them and every time he had a smile on his face. He was extremely patient with us and really a calming presence when we felt like we were running late. He also made sure we made it to our ceremony on time and stuck to our timeline.

We looked at a couple dozen photographers and no one could match the quality, experience, and packages that he offered. He had a second photographer who also was equally talented and friendly. She took some great up close and detailed photos of our rings and other elements of our wedding. We also loved seeing close up pictures of nearly every guest and pretty much everyone had people with their eyes open and were flattering. I don't know how he got so many shots, because he pretty much felt invisible at the wedding. Lastly, he returned all of our photos to us in just a few weeks.

Super professional, easy to work with, responsive, good prices, nice pics and fast delivery, definitely check him out. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I LOVE my wedding photos! Mike did a great job and was a pleasure to have at our wedding. He did a wonderful job on our formal photos, as well as photographing the guests and decorations of our wedding. He was very professional and courteous. My friends loved being able to see my photos in the online gallery.
I LOVE my wedding photos! Mike did a great job and was a pleasure to have at our wedding. He did a wonderful job on our Read more...
I LOVE my wedding photos! Mike did a great job and was a pleasure to have at our wedding. He did a wonderful job on our formal photos, as well as photographing the guests and decorations of our wedding. He was very professional and courteous. My friends loved being able to see my photos in the online gallery. Read less
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sammy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike is an amazing photographer! My husband and I had him as the photographer for our wedding in Santa Cruz, CA in October 2013. The photographs were absolutely beautiful! He was so kind and generous throughout the entire process. The photo book we received is absolutely stunning. He did such great work!!

Thank you so much Mike! My husband and I have pictures that will bring back out beautiful wedding memories always and forever!
Mike is an amazing photographer! My husband and I had him as the photographer for our wedding in Santa Cruz, CA in October Read more...
Mike is an amazing photographer! My husband and I had him as the photographer for our wedding in Santa Cruz, CA in October 2013. The photographs were absolutely beautiful! He was so kind and generous throughout the entire process. The photo book we received is absolutely stunning. He did such great work!!

Thank you so much Mike! My husband and I have pictures that will bring back out beautiful wedding memories always and forever! Read less
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Debra
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want a photographer who will take your ideas for photos along with bringing his own creativity to the day, Mike is the photographer that you need! He captured beautifully the day from start to finish with such professionalism. We now have the special moments captured, thanks to Mike!
If you want a photographer who will take your ideas for photos along with bringing his own creativity to the day, Mike is Read more...
If you want a photographer who will take your ideas for photos along with bringing his own creativity to the day, Mike is the photographer that you need! He captured beautifully the day from start to finish with such professionalism. We now have the special moments captured, thanks to Mike! Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I LOVE our engagement and wedding photos taken by Mike Danen. He was able to really capture the love and excitement in the air between my partner and I and all of our guests. We had the Photo Booth at the wedding which really provided some great moments and excellent shots. We love looking at those pictures, our only regret was that we (my wife and I) were not able to get into the photo booth before it was taken down :( but other than that NO regrets :).
Mike brought a team of photographers with him to our wedding and we could not have been happier! They caught moments with our guests that we missed, so thank you Mike and team!
Overall, we are truly happy with all of our images and can't wait to book Mike for the next chapter in our lives......baby ;)
My wife and I LOVE our engagement and wedding photos taken by Mike Danen. He was able to really capture the love and Read more...
My wife and I LOVE our engagement and wedding photos taken by Mike Danen. He was able to really capture the love and excitement in the air between my partner and I and all of our guests. We had the Photo Booth at the wedding which really provided some great moments and excellent shots. We love looking at those pictures, our only regret was that we (my wife and I) were not able to get into the photo booth before it was taken down :( but other than that NO regrets :).
Mike brought a team of photographers with him to our wedding and we could not have been happier! They caught moments with our guests that we missed, so thank you Mike and team!
Overall, we are truly happy with all of our images and can't wait to book Mike for the next chapter in our lives......baby ;) Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We chose Mike because he had a calm, laid back attitude, a beautiful portfolio, and very reasonable rates (especially for the amount of experience he has). We were not disappointed. Our wedding photos are GORGEOUS! Plus, he really captured the whole event and all of our guests. We have the bridal portraits and portraits of our families and wedding party, but in addition we have so many great candid shots of our friends and family and pictures of special moments. As an added bonus, all our guests said (and I agree) that we didn't even notice him taking pictures. He was so unobtrusive, but he captured everything beautifully. We had other photographers try to tell us how our day should go and what kind of pictures THEY thought we should have. Mike never did that. He took the formal shots we wanted, and then just quietly went about documenting our day like the total PRO that he is.
We chose Mike because he had a calm, laid back attitude, a beautiful portfolio, and very reasonable rates (especially for Read more...
We chose Mike because he had a calm, laid back attitude, a beautiful portfolio, and very reasonable rates (especially for the amount of experience he has). We were not disappointed. Our wedding photos are GORGEOUS! Plus, he really captured the whole event and all of our guests. We have the bridal portraits and portraits of our families and wedding party, but in addition we have so many great candid shots of our friends and family and pictures of special moments. As an added bonus, all our guests said (and I agree) that we didn't even notice him taking pictures. He was so unobtrusive, but he captured everything beautifully. We had other photographers try to tell us how our day should go and what kind of pictures THEY thought we should have. Mike never did that. He took the formal shots we wanted, and then just quietly went about documenting our day like the total PRO that he is. Read less
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Kay
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I would look no further, if you are in the market for a wedding photographer. Mike Danen is your guy! We interviewed several carefully selected photographers for our daughter's wedding in San Francisco this month. It was obvious to us at the end of the process, Mike Danen, was the obvious choice. Our bride and groom picked a beautiful venue at the Grace Cathedral and University Club. Mike captured every detail of the day with professionalism, hard-work and unobtrusive style. He listens extremely well to your wants, delivers what you ask for plus much more and communicates with you promptly and clearly. He is well worth the investment, because at the end of the day, it is your photographs that remain to enjoy and relive the moments. Do NOT skimp here! He will be your best investment!
I would look no further, if you are in the market for a wedding photographer. Mike Danen is your guy! We interviewed Read more...
I would look no further, if you are in the market for a wedding photographer. Mike Danen is your guy! We interviewed several carefully selected photographers for our daughter's wedding in San Francisco this month. It was obvious to us at the end of the process, Mike Danen, was the obvious choice. Our bride and groom picked a beautiful venue at the Grace Cathedral and University Club. Mike captured every detail of the day with professionalism, hard-work and unobtrusive style. He listens extremely well to your wants, delivers what you ask for plus much more and communicates with you promptly and clearly. He is well worth the investment, because at the end of the day, it is your photographs that remain to enjoy and relive the moments. Do NOT skimp here! He will be your best investment! Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
What can I say, I am absolutely thrilled with my wedding pictures, and my gorgeous album! Mike was delightful to work with, and is super talented. He was always responsive and provided great customer service. He exceeded my expectations in every way.
What can I say, I am absolutely thrilled with my wedding pictures, and my gorgeous album! Mike was delightful to work Read more...
What can I say, I am absolutely thrilled with my wedding pictures, and my gorgeous album! Mike was delightful to work with, and is super talented. He was always responsive and provided great customer service. He exceeded my expectations in every way. Read less
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Vince & Monica
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike Danen is an outstanding photographer on all levels! Punctual, Professional, Creative, Patient and organized! We first met with Mike in Santa Cruz to discuss possibly using his services for our wedding. He was patient (stayed with us for 2 hours), thorough, brought a variety of engagement & wedding albums for us to view and answered all the questions we had.

We were so happy and honored that we chose Mike as our photographer. He definitely did not disappoint and went above and beyond what we envisioned for our wedding. Mike is so creative with staging and setting up shots as well as worked around all our crazy family members that kept getting in the way with their cameras. He directed our bridal party with ease and we had 21 in our group! Throughout the evening our parents dragged him around to take photos with friends and family and it went smoothly. Mike seemed to always be in the right place waiting for the right moment to capture the right shot. Mike Danen gets 10 stars from us and we would highly recommend his services to family and friends!
Mike Danen is an outstanding photographer on all levels! Punctual, Professional, Creative, Patient and organized! We first Read more...
Mike Danen is an outstanding photographer on all levels! Punctual, Professional, Creative, Patient and organized! We first met with Mike in Santa Cruz to discuss possibly using his services for our wedding. He was patient (stayed with us for 2 hours), thorough, brought a variety of engagement & wedding albums for us to view and answered all the questions we had.

We were so happy and honored that we chose Mike as our photographer. He definitely did not disappoint and went above and beyond what we envisioned for our wedding. Mike is so creative with staging and setting up shots as well as worked around all our crazy family members that kept getting in the way with their cameras. He directed our bridal party with ease and we had 21 in our group! Throughout the evening our parents dragged him around to take photos with friends and family and it went smoothly. Mike seemed to always be in the right place waiting for the right moment to capture the right shot. Mike Danen gets 10 stars from us and we would highly recommend his services to family and friends! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike is a fantastic photographer and just an all around nice person. I usually take horrible pictures, but Mike has a very laid back personality that made me feel very comfortable with him. :) If you want a great photographer who take great shots, makes people feel comfortable, and is just a great person to work with, I HIGHLY recommend Mike!
Mike is a fantastic photographer and just an all around nice person. I usually take horrible pictures, but Mike has a very Read more...
Mike is a fantastic photographer and just an all around nice person. I usually take horrible pictures, but Mike has a very laid back personality that made me feel very comfortable with him. :) If you want a great photographer who take great shots, makes people feel comfortable, and is just a great person to work with, I HIGHLY recommend Mike! Read less
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Brandi
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
My entire experience with Mike has been excellent in every way. From the first time we met and he showed me his beautiful albums and wedding films, it has truly been a pleasure working with him. Whenever I needed something, or had a question, he got back to me promptly. On my wedding day, he was like a member of the family. Totally a calming presence when I was super nervous. He made me feel comfortable, and made everything go smoothly. My wedding pictures are unbelievably beautiful and artistic. He captured so many things that I missed in the rush of the day. All of my family and friends were so impressed with him, and loved the photographs. I highly recommend him!!!
My entire experience with Mike has been excellent in every way. From the first time we met and he showed me his beautiful Read more...
My entire experience with Mike has been excellent in every way. From the first time we met and he showed me his beautiful albums and wedding films, it has truly been a pleasure working with him. Whenever I needed something, or had a question, he got back to me promptly. On my wedding day, he was like a member of the family. Totally a calming presence when I was super nervous. He made me feel comfortable, and made everything go smoothly. My wedding pictures are unbelievably beautiful and artistic. He captured so many things that I missed in the rush of the day. All of my family and friends were so impressed with him, and loved the photographs. I highly recommend him!!! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I are really into photography, and it was a priority for our wedding. We are so over-the-moon pleased that we found Mike. We did a lot of research, and wanted a nice person, who was good at candid pictures and with an artistic eye. We also wanted someone that would be fun to have along with us on our wedding day. I knew immediately that Mike was perfect for us. He's a fun guy, nice and relaxed, and his portfolio was beautiful.

Our experience with Mike has been nothing but superb. Our engagement and wedding pictures are so gorgeous. Our friends and family were so impressed. We got back from our honeymoon, and our pictures were ready- it was great! We also had Mike provide a wedding video, and a photobooth. Our guests really had fun with the photobooth at our reception.

Mike WOWED us every step of the way, and we can't recommend him highly enough!
My fiancé and I are really into photography, and it was a priority for our wedding. We are so over-the-moon pleased that Read more...
My fiancé and I are really into photography, and it was a priority for our wedding. We are so over-the-moon pleased that we found Mike. We did a lot of research, and wanted a nice person, who was good at candid pictures and with an artistic eye. We also wanted someone that would be fun to have along with us on our wedding day. I knew immediately that Mike was perfect for us. He's a fun guy, nice and relaxed, and his portfolio was beautiful.

Our experience with Mike has been nothing but superb. Our engagement and wedding pictures are so gorgeous. Our friends and family were so impressed. We got back from our honeymoon, and our pictures were ready- it was great! We also had Mike provide a wedding video, and a photobooth. Our guests really had fun with the photobooth at our reception.

Mike WOWED us every step of the way, and we can't recommend him highly enough! Read less
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JRomano
Wedding:
9/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I did a ton of research on wedding photographers and interviewed several of them to make sure I was picking the right one for our wedding day. When we finally met with Mike Danen and were able to discuss his practice, his art, and his prices, we knew that he was the right one for us.

Based on his calm flexible personality alone, we could tell how he would not only be a pleasant presence for us on one of the most important days of our lives, he would also produce amazing artistic images that we would cherish forever. Based on his portfolio, it was apparent that he was super talented and had a very unique approach to wedding photography, often producing images that could belong to an art or fashion magazine (as a former model, I found this to be especially appealing). Moreover, his prices were the most reasonable I had seen for his extremely high caliber work.

Signing a contract with him on the spot, my husband and I felt secure with our choice. When the time for our engagement shoot approached, we were both excited and nervous about how everything would turn out. Knowing he was really good, we wondered how he might capture us. As could be expected, the day turned out wonderfully; Mike gave us all of the time and scenarios we could want, completely flexible with his schedule.

This was all in spite of the fact that he had injured himself in the course of our shooting due to some rather jagged rocks in one location. Afflicted leg and all, he insisted that he could continue despite our concern for his comfort. Notwithstanding the injury, he still produced amazing images that day -- which were so awesome, we couldn't resist using our favorite ones in a photo guest book for our wedding reception.

Now knowing firsthand beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mike was a photographic superstar, we were already excited in anticipation of our future wedding images. When the big day finally came, Mike showed up early and stayed late with his assistants, covering every artistic scenario and giving us way too many awesome photos to choose from -- a blessed curse, if you will. Notably, he and his team were able to capture all matter of awesome moments without interfering with our events or encroaching upon our space. Bottom line: they were very subtle but VERY effective.

Now we are left with the task of narrowing down our favorite images to incorporate into our wedding album -- a task that is nearly impossible when an fabulously talented artist like Mike Danen gives you way too much strikingly awesome material. Indeed, Mike was seriously one of the best investments we made for that day. Without him, we may not have been able to commemorate the details of our wedding nearly as well. I highly recommend!
I did a ton of research on wedding photographers and interviewed several of them to make sure I was picking the right one Read more...
I did a ton of research on wedding photographers and interviewed several of them to make sure I was picking the right one for our wedding day. When we finally met with Mike Danen and were able to discuss his practice, his art, and his prices, we knew that he was the right one for us.

Based on his calm flexible personality alone, we could tell how he would not only be a pleasant presence for us on one of the most important days of our lives, he would also produce amazing artistic images that we would cherish forever. Based on his portfolio, it was apparent that he was super talented and had a very unique approach to wedding photography, often producing images that could belong to an art or fashion magazine (as a former model, I found this to be especially appealing). Moreover, his prices were the most reasonable I had seen for his extremely high caliber work.

Signing a contract with him on the spot, my husband and I felt secure with our choice. When the time for our engagement shoot approached, we were both excited and nervous about how everything would turn out. Knowing he was really good, we wondered how he might capture us. As could be expected, the day turned out wonderfully; Mike gave us all of the time and scenarios we could want, completely flexible with his schedule.

This was all in spite of the fact that he had injured himself in the course of our shooting due to some rather jagged rocks in one location. Afflicted leg and all, he insisted that he could continue despite our concern for his comfort. Notwithstanding the injury, he still produced amazing images that day -- which were so awesome, we couldn't resist using our favorite ones in a photo guest book for our wedding reception.

Now knowing firsthand beyond a shadow of a doubt that Mike was a photographic superstar, we were already excited in anticipation of our future wedding images. When the big day finally came, Mike showed up early and stayed late with his assistants, covering every artistic scenario and giving us way too many awesome photos to choose from -- a blessed curse, if you will. Notably, he and his team were able to capture all matter of awesome moments without interfering with our events or encroaching upon our space. Bottom line: they were very subtle but VERY effective.

Now we are left with the task of narrowing down our favorite images to incorporate into our wedding album -- a task that is nearly impossible when an fabulously talented artist like Mike Danen gives you way too much strikingly awesome material. Indeed, Mike was seriously one of the best investments we made for that day. Without him, we may not have been able to commemorate the details of our wedding nearly as well. I highly recommend! Read less
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LSend
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Danen is the BEST! Seriously, there is not much more to say than that. He did an AMAZING job with our engagement photo session and an even more AMAZING job with our wedding pictures! In a nutshell, here is why working with Mike has been great:
1. He is extremely talented and professional! His photos are AMAZING and he has a great eye! All of my family members (many of them hobby photographers) rave about his work
2. He is responsive, I would email him and receive a response within 24 hours
3. He is flexible and willing to work with clients on scheduling, etc
4. He listens, if I asked for a certain pose or photo (like of my dog), he took the photo and then suggested other interesting photo opps
5. He did not get in the way, the nice part was that I hardly felt that he was at the wedding, and he was able to stay out of the way and still get all the shots I wanted. Unlike other photographers who you feel are constantly in your face/way trying to capture that "perfect picture"

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Mike. I hope that I am able to work with him again at some future point!
Mike Danen is the BEST! Seriously, there is not much more to say than that. He did an AMAZING job with our engagement Read more...
Mike Danen is the BEST! Seriously, there is not much more to say than that. He did an AMAZING job with our engagement photo session and an even more AMAZING job with our wedding pictures! In a nutshell, here is why working with Mike has been great:
1. He is extremely talented and professional! His photos are AMAZING and he has a great eye! All of my family members (many of them hobby photographers) rave about his work
2. He is responsive, I would email him and receive a response within 24 hours
3. He is flexible and willing to work with clients on scheduling, etc
4. He listens, if I asked for a certain pose or photo (like of my dog), he took the photo and then suggested other interesting photo opps
5. He did not get in the way, the nice part was that I hardly felt that he was at the wedding, and he was able to stay out of the way and still get all the shots I wanted. Unlike other photographers who you feel are constantly in your face/way trying to capture that "perfect picture"

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Mike. I hope that I am able to work with him again at some future point! Read less
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sahsahn
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike's photography & his assistant were INCREDIBLE. He was soooo pleasant to work with & I would highly recommend him to anyone who would like a professional memento to look at from time to time. The Engagement Photos Session was a blast. We would have liked a few more close up shots of us, and that should have been communicated by us, but everything else was perfect...
Mike's photography & his assistant were INCREDIBLE. He was soooo pleasant to work with & I would highly recommend him to Read more...
Mike's photography & his assistant were INCREDIBLE. He was soooo pleasant to work with & I would highly recommend him to anyone who would like a professional memento to look at from time to time. The Engagement Photos Session was a blast. We would have liked a few more close up shots of us, and that should have been communicated by us, but everything else was perfect... Read less
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alexis295
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike did such a beautiful job, we love our pictures!
Mike did such a beautiful job, we love our pictures!
Mike did such a beautiful job, we love our pictures! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
It was so great working with Mike, he's really a fun, easygoing guy. He did such a great job, I love love love my wedding photos! He made me look and feel so beautiful!
It was so great working with Mike, he's really a fun, easygoing guy. He did such a great job, I love love love my wedding Read more...
It was so great working with Mike, he's really a fun, easygoing guy. He did such a great job, I love love love my wedding photos! He made me look and feel so beautiful! Read less
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Beverly
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike is a special person, and a fantastic, creative photographer. Highly intuitive, he was a fun and calm presence on my wedding day- when I was melting down. He helped me calm down, not get too nervous, and enjoy my day. And he got so many beautiful images. Most of which I completely missed. I am overjoyed with my pictures, they are so beautiful! So many artistic shots that are more like fashion than wedding photos. All of my friends and family were so impressed with him, and my maid of honor has now booked him for her wedding! I highly recommend him! http://www.mikedanen.net/
Mike is a special person, and a fantastic, creative photographer. Highly intuitive, he was a fun and calm presence on my Read more...
Mike is a special person, and a fantastic, creative photographer. Highly intuitive, he was a fun and calm presence on my wedding day- when I was melting down. He helped me calm down, not get too nervous, and enjoy my day. And he got so many beautiful images. Most of which I completely missed. I am overjoyed with my pictures, they are so beautiful! So many artistic shots that are more like fashion than wedding photos. All of my friends and family were so impressed with him, and my maid of honor has now booked him for her wedding! I highly recommend him! http://www.mikedanen.net/ Read less
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sparkergirl
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
What can I say, Mike is absolutely an amazing artist. I loved working with him, he was so fun, helpful, and giving. What a charming guy. And my wedding pictures are so beautiful! He captured everything that I missed in the whirlwind of the day, and my wedding album is just to die for. All of my friends and family are so impressed. I get to pat myself on the back for finding him. Definitely see if he's available if you are getting married in the Bay Area.
What can I say, Mike is absolutely an amazing artist. I loved working with him, he was so fun, helpful, and giving. What a Read more...
What can I say, Mike is absolutely an amazing artist. I loved working with him, he was so fun, helpful, and giving. What a charming guy. And my wedding pictures are so beautiful! He captured everything that I missed in the whirlwind of the day, and my wedding album is just to die for. All of my friends and family are so impressed. I get to pat myself on the back for finding him. Definitely see if he's available if you are getting married in the Bay Area. Read less
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Gretchen
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike is fabulous! He has an artistic eye for wedding photography, and creates pictures that are really different from the usual stuff. So many of my photographs stand out as fine art prints on their own- not just typical wedding pictures. He was easy to work with, and made everything comfortable. I can't believe how good he made me look! Everyone thought he was great, and he was attentive and professional on my wedding day. I really can't recommend him highly enough!
Mike is fabulous! He has an artistic eye for wedding photography, and creates pictures that are really different from the Read more...
Mike is fabulous! He has an artistic eye for wedding photography, and creates pictures that are really different from the usual stuff. So many of my photographs stand out as fine art prints on their own- not just typical wedding pictures. He was easy to work with, and made everything comfortable. I can't believe how good he made me look! Everyone thought he was great, and he was attentive and professional on my wedding day. I really can't recommend him highly enough! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Mike....he is absolutely amazing!

Seriously.

I am so happy with my wedding pictures, and my album. Breathtaking. He has such an artistic eye, everything came out so much better than I imagined possible. And he captured so many precious moments that we would have totally missed.

Mike is fun and easy-going, and really made us comfortable. That is so important, because I really don't like my picture being taken.

If you can get him you will be so happy. Our friends and relatives are all ooohing and aaaaahing over our photos. We really cherish them!
What can I say about Mike....he is absolutely amazing!

Seriously.

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What can I say about Mike....he is absolutely amazing!

Seriously.

I am so happy with my wedding pictures, and my album. Breathtaking. He has such an artistic eye, everything came out so much better than I imagined possible. And he captured so many precious moments that we would have totally missed.

Mike is fun and easy-going, and really made us comfortable. That is so important, because I really don't like my picture being taken.

If you can get him you will be so happy. Our friends and relatives are all ooohing and aaaaahing over our photos. We really cherish them! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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marym
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike is amazing! He made us feel comfortable and took beautiful pictures! Can't wait to do my trash the dress shoot!
Mike is amazing! He made us feel comfortable and took beautiful pictures! Can't wait to do my trash the dress shoot!
Mike is amazing! He made us feel comfortable and took beautiful pictures! Can't wait to do my trash the dress shoot! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Sally
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike Danen is really an amazing wedding photographer. Our pictures are so beautiful, and he really caught the spirit and fun of our day. It was so nice having him with me, really making me feel calm and beautiful, which I'm sure helped the photos. The guys loved him, he was fun and casual, and caught really fun shots of them. My wedding album is so amazing, with a beautiful design, and it looks great in our living room. All or my friends and family have been amazed, they've really never seen wedding photos like this!
Mike Danen is really an amazing wedding photographer. Our pictures are so beautiful, and he really caught the spirit and Read more...
Mike Danen is really an amazing wedding photographer. Our pictures are so beautiful, and he really caught the spirit and fun of our day. It was so nice having him with me, really making me feel calm and beautiful, which I'm sure helped the photos. The guys loved him, he was fun and casual, and caught really fun shots of them. My wedding album is so amazing, with a beautiful design, and it looks great in our living room. All or my friends and family have been amazed, they've really never seen wedding photos like this! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Kelly
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with, and he got every shot that I wanted, plus a ton that I missed in the mad rush of the day. I was stunned by the gorgeous photographs, and all the beauty and emotion that he captured. I can't recommend Mike highly enough, he's a true artist. Plus, he made me a beautiful video of the day.
Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with, and he got every shot that I wanted, plus a ton that I missed in the mad rush Read more...
Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with, and he got every shot that I wanted, plus a ton that I missed in the mad rush of the day. I was stunned by the gorgeous photographs, and all the beauty and emotion that he captured. I can't recommend Mike highly enough, he's a true artist. Plus, he made me a beautiful video of the day. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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SandyB
Wedding:
12/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how much I LOVE my wedding photographs! Mike Danen is really an amazing artist. All of my friends raved about my album, and they wish that he had photographed their wedding. Mike was definitely my best wedding vendor, fun to hang with, a pleasure to work with, and the photos are fantastic. He got all the details, and captured everything- including a lot that I somehow missed! I highly recommend him.
I can't say enough about how much I LOVE my wedding photographs! Mike Danen is really an amazing artist. All of my friends Read more...
I can't say enough about how much I LOVE my wedding photographs! Mike Danen is really an amazing artist. All of my friends raved about my album, and they wish that he had photographed their wedding. Mike was definitely my best wedding vendor, fun to hang with, a pleasure to work with, and the photos are fantastic. He got all the details, and captured everything- including a lot that I somehow missed! I highly recommend him. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Julie
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
I am so delighted that I was able to have Mike Danen photograph my wedding day! He was such a pleasure to work with, every step of the way. He got everything, including so many moments that I missed in the whirlwind of the day. He was also fun to have along with us on our day. My wedding photographs exceeded my expectations, they are truly beautiful works of art. I get misty eyed every time that I look at them. Mike was my favorite vendor, and I would give him my highest recommendation.
I am so delighted that I was able to have Mike Danen photograph my wedding day! He was such a pleasure to work with, every Read more...
I am so delighted that I was able to have Mike Danen photograph my wedding day! He was such a pleasure to work with, every step of the way. He got everything, including so many moments that I missed in the whirlwind of the day. He was also fun to have along with us on our day. My wedding photographs exceeded my expectations, they are truly beautiful works of art. I get misty eyed every time that I look at them. Mike was my favorite vendor, and I would give him my highest recommendation. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Geena08
Wedding:
3/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike Danen is truly a dream come true! The time and energy that he put in for my wedding photographs was unbelievable. The beauty shows in every image. We look at our album and photographs all the time, and always see things that we missed, or had forgotten. He made my fairytale wedding come true! One of the best wedding photographers in San Jose, and the entire country.
Mike Danen is truly a dream come true! The time and energy that he put in for my wedding photographs was unbelievable. The Read more...
Mike Danen is truly a dream come true! The time and energy that he put in for my wedding photographs was unbelievable. The beauty shows in every image. We look at our album and photographs all the time, and always see things that we missed, or had forgotten. He made my fairytale wedding come true! One of the best wedding photographers in San Jose, and the entire country. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Merri
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
I had the best experience booking Mike Danen to photograph my wedding! He is really busy, I was lucky to get him. Everything was great, he was a pleasure to work with, easygoing, friendly. He was fun, and able to get us relaxed in front of the camera. If you are getting married in the San Francisco bay area, I highly recommend Mike. I am so happy with my pictures, and got tons of compliments from my friends and family. His site is http://www.mikedanen.com
I had the best experience booking Mike Danen to photograph my wedding! He is really busy, I was lucky to get him. Read more...
I had the best experience booking Mike Danen to photograph my wedding! He is really busy, I was lucky to get him. Everything was great, he was a pleasure to work with, easygoing, friendly. He was fun, and able to get us relaxed in front of the camera. If you are getting married in the San Francisco bay area, I highly recommend Mike. I am so happy with my pictures, and got tons of compliments from my friends and family. His site is http://www.mikedanen.com Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Mike was a delight to work with. He was always on time and very professional. We truly loved all our engagement and wedding shots! We loved him so much that we are hiring him again for our religious ceremony this coming December!

Thank you Mike!

Danitza and Heriberto
Mike was a delight to work with. He was always on time and very professional. We truly loved all our engagement and Read more...
Mike was a delight to work with. He was always on time and very professional. We truly loved all our engagement and wedding shots! We loved him so much that we are hiring him again for our religious ceremony this coming December!

Thank you Mike!

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Services Used: Photography
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/15/2004
5.0/5.0
Everything was perfect ! they captured every image i hoped for
Everything was perfect ! they captured every image i hoped for
Everything was perfect ! they captured every image i hoped for Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography

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