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Mike Kane Photography

Seattle , WA
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Seattle, WA 98199 US (map)

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206-718-0347

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ABOUT US

Hello all and thanks for stopping by. For ten years it has been my job and passion to tell stories with pictures, and some of the best publications in the world have hired me to do so.... Read more
Hello all and thanks for stopping by. For ten years it has been my job and passion to tell stories with pictures, and some of the best publications in the world have hired me to do so. In 2009 when the Seattle P-I closed, I left my career in newspapers to bring my honed skills to other areas, and I was delighted to discover a real affinity for shooting weddings. I found that all my photojournalism skills transferred seamlessly over to documenting weddings, and some aesthetic sensitivities that had been underutilized at the paper suddenly sprang to life.

I approach photographing weddings like I do documentary projects. I am there to record, to document, unobtrusively, to capture all those huge and tiny revealing moments, as they happen, naturally. There is a sacredness to documentary photography. It can't be faked. It can't be rushed. The power of photography lies in its ability to convey truth, and in that truth any beauty you find is all the stronger because you can trust it. It is real. Simply put, my pictures reveal the truth and beauty of your amazing day. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are one of the many couples who consider ourselves un-photogenic and feel incredibly uncomfortable in front of a camera. But, pictures of our wedding day were important to us, so we interviewed several photographers in search of someone who was the right fit to document our day. We were immediately drawn to the depth, emotion, and what would have otherwise been hidden moments and expression that Mike Kane so artfully captured in his photographs. He was the only vendor we communicated with that did not make us feel overwhelmed with the Wedding Industrial Complex or push this or that on us “because it’s a wedding.” He was consistently responsive throughout the process, and just an overall pleasant person to work with.

During our engagement shoot, not only did Mike accommodate our excited, uncooperative puppy without complaint, but after meeting us only once before, he somehow expertly captured our personalities and produced more flattering pictures of us in a single photo shoot than we own cumulatively after 5 years together.

Mike is not your typical wedding photographer. He is not going to tell people to “stand there,” or ask someone to “come over here.” While he obliged us by taking a few (perhaps too many?) posed photographs of our families, he prefers and is more comfortable being unobtrusively present, quietly observing and snapping images as the story of your day tells itself. That said, several of our guests commented how easygoing and “great” Mike is; some assumed he had been our friend for years! Additionally, whenever we had questions or wanted his opinion about ideas we had for our pictures, Mike offered truthful feedback that helped us feel even more confident that we had hired the right guy.

If you want someone to run your wedding day timeline or snap hundreds of posed photographs, better to look elsewhere. If you want someone to document the story of your day, including all those breathtaking, love-filled moments you missed because
My husband and I are one of the many couples who consider ourselves un-photogenic and feel incredibly uncomfortable in Read more...
My husband and I are one of the many couples who consider ourselves un-photogenic and feel incredibly uncomfortable in front of a camera. But, pictures of our wedding day were important to us, so we interviewed several photographers in search of someone who was the right fit to document our day. We were immediately drawn to the depth, emotion, and what would have otherwise been hidden moments and expression that Mike Kane so artfully captured in his photographs. He was the only vendor we communicated with that did not make us feel overwhelmed with the Wedding Industrial Complex or push this or that on us “because it’s a wedding.” He was consistently responsive throughout the process, and just an overall pleasant person to work with.

During our engagement shoot, not only did Mike accommodate our excited, uncooperative puppy without complaint, but after meeting us only once before, he somehow expertly captured our personalities and produced more flattering pictures of us in a single photo shoot than we own cumulatively after 5 years together.

Mike is not your typical wedding photographer. He is not going to tell people to “stand there,” or ask someone to “come over here.” While he obliged us by taking a few (perhaps too many?) posed photographs of our families, he prefers and is more comfortable being unobtrusively present, quietly observing and snapping images as the story of your day tells itself. That said, several of our guests commented how easygoing and “great” Mike is; some assumed he had been our friend for years! Additionally, whenever we had questions or wanted his opinion about ideas we had for our pictures, Mike offered truthful feedback that helped us feel even more confident that we had hired the right guy.

If you want someone to run your wedding day timeline or snap hundreds of posed photographs, better to look elsewhere. If you want someone to document the story of your day, including all those breathtaking, love-filled moments you missed because Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike was the photographer at my wedding and he was absolutely amazing! Our pictures are beyond what I had expected. I am very picky about pictures and had spent hours upon hours interviewing photographers and reviewing their work. I really like Mike's style as he seems to capture the moments of the day rather than stage them which was really important to me. He was also great about being discrete while at our wedding so we did not feel like there was paparazzi following us around all day. He was very professional and friendly and we enjoyed having him around on our wedding day.
Mike was the photographer at my wedding and he was absolutely amazing! Our pictures are beyond what I had expected. I am Read more...
Mike was the photographer at my wedding and he was absolutely amazing! Our pictures are beyond what I had expected. I am very picky about pictures and had spent hours upon hours interviewing photographers and reviewing their work. I really like Mike's style as he seems to capture the moments of the day rather than stage them which was really important to me. He was also great about being discrete while at our wedding so we did not feel like there was paparazzi following us around all day. He was very professional and friendly and we enjoyed having him around on our wedding day. Read less
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Alice
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike Kane is AWESOME. He just did our wedding last Saturday and we cannot gush about him enough. Mike worked his butt off for over 10 hours, making sure he caught every important moment during our ceremony and reception. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get a killer shot, whether that means dodging the drunk and the homeless in Capitol Hill or wading into a bird-poo filled reflection pool to capture just the right angle.

Our family and friends were amazed with how calm and friendly Mike was as well - he kept both of us relaxed, laughing and happy, which was quite a feat considering how busy and stressful (at times) the day was. He is the consummate professional, and he was always there, but in the background, out of the way and capturing priceless moments throughout the entire wedding.

Mike is a Pulitzer-prize nominated photo journalist, and his experience and talent shows in everything he does - he came highly recommended from some of our friends and after we saw the wedding photos, we knew we had to go with Mike. We want to stay friends with Mike because he's so cool. He's as good as it gets, and we cannot thank him enough for hanging out with our closest family/friends all day and working so hard to capture the day for us.
Mike Kane is AWESOME. He just did our wedding last Saturday and we cannot gush about him enough. Mike worked his butt off Read more...
Mike Kane is AWESOME. He just did our wedding last Saturday and we cannot gush about him enough. Mike worked his butt off for over 10 hours, making sure he caught every important moment during our ceremony and reception. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get a killer shot, whether that means dodging the drunk and the homeless in Capitol Hill or wading into a bird-poo filled reflection pool to capture just the right angle.

Our family and friends were amazed with how calm and friendly Mike was as well - he kept both of us relaxed, laughing and happy, which was quite a feat considering how busy and stressful (at times) the day was. He is the consummate professional, and he was always there, but in the background, out of the way and capturing priceless moments throughout the entire wedding.

Mike is a Pulitzer-prize nominated photo journalist, and his experience and talent shows in everything he does - he came highly recommended from some of our friends and after we saw the wedding photos, we knew we had to go with Mike. We want to stay friends with Mike because he's so cool. He's as good as it gets, and we cannot thank him enough for hanging out with our closest family/friends all day and working so hard to capture the day for us. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
When deciding on a wedding photographer, we knew right away we preferred the “photojournalistic” style of capturing the event. In our research for photographers, Mike attracted us in addition to another group as being former Seattle PI photographers. What better experience could I ask for in seeking this approach than former journalists? We chose Mike because weddings are just one of the many realms of photography he enjoys capturing. He brought to the table his experience in a multitude of other photo projects, clients, and arenas.

We chose a photo package that included engagement photos. I highly recommend doing these, as it gives you a sort of test-run with the photographer and you get to know the other’s preferred style - giving us overbearing brides the chance to provide feedback on the way we want our photos on the wedding day. The engagement session for us was simply amazing. All of our friends and family were astounded at the artistic, clever, and super-high quality photos he delivered.

On the wedding day itself, Mike was able to slip right into the crowd with a second shooter, hardly disturbing the party. We did the “first look” and photos before the ceremony. He had brilliant ideas for photos with the wedding party (one time even putting his life in danger in order to get a breathtaking shot!). When we received the photos a few weeks later, once again we were blown away – every photo he gave to us you could enter in a competition. Photography was our absolute top priority for the wedding. We selected a photographer based on his portfolio and fit and were delighted to see the results pay off. Mike is truly passionate about what he does and his photos are among the most professional you can obtain in the industry.
When deciding on a wedding photographer, we knew right away we preferred the “photojournalistic” style of capturing the Read more...
When deciding on a wedding photographer, we knew right away we preferred the “photojournalistic” style of capturing the event. In our research for photographers, Mike attracted us in addition to another group as being former Seattle PI photographers. What better experience could I ask for in seeking this approach than former journalists? We chose Mike because weddings are just one of the many realms of photography he enjoys capturing. He brought to the table his experience in a multitude of other photo projects, clients, and arenas.

We chose a photo package that included engagement photos. I highly recommend doing these, as it gives you a sort of test-run with the photographer and you get to know the other’s preferred style - giving us overbearing brides the chance to provide feedback on the way we want our photos on the wedding day. The engagement session for us was simply amazing. All of our friends and family were astounded at the artistic, clever, and super-high quality photos he delivered.

On the wedding day itself, Mike was able to slip right into the crowd with a second shooter, hardly disturbing the party. We did the “first look” and photos before the ceremony. He had brilliant ideas for photos with the wedding party (one time even putting his life in danger in order to get a breathtaking shot!). When we received the photos a few weeks later, once again we were blown away – every photo he gave to us you could enter in a competition. Photography was our absolute top priority for the wedding. We selected a photographer based on his portfolio and fit and were delighted to see the results pay off. Mike is truly passionate about what he does and his photos are among the most professional you can obtain in the industry. Read less
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rikki503
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
You would be lucky to get him!
You would be lucky to get him!
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