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Mike Larson, Photographer

San Luis Obispo , CA
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LOCATION

1225 Pepper St , Ste A
San Luis Obispo, CA US 93401 (map)

PHONE

805-549-0199

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ABOUT US

A great story is told with a depth of knowledge, thereby our relationship with each couple is cultivated over time, allowing us to tell your unique story through imagery. We are... Read more
A great story is told with a depth of knowledge, thereby our relationship with each couple is cultivated over time, allowing us to tell your unique story through imagery. We are passionate about marriage and about documenting who you are together. We love discovering the reasons why you love each other, and then creatively capturing that through pictures, which serve as a reminder and set a precedent for how great your relationship should always be.

-Mike


Private estate and vineyard weddings are a beautiful blend of celebration, intimacy, and unique character drawn from the historic countryside, warm sunsets, the smell of oak trees, and amazing wine and culinary treats luxuriously enjoyed with your close family and friends, creating a truly incredible wedding event. Through trusted relationships with our brides and grooms, we are able to capture who you are together as a couple through images that tell the story of your day and document the beginning of your lives as one. For the last thirteen years, we have been passionate about capturing these intimate events at estates and vineyards around the world. Each of these locations is unique, with a character and history all their own. Most importantly however is the uniqueness of both of you. Learning the story of your relationship and what you are passionate about, and taking time to develop trust and a friendship with you, enables us to capture you and your day in a timeless and unique way. Our goal is to provide you with a world class experience leading up to the wedding day, as well as throughout the wedding day and beyond.
"Thanks for stopping by and we look forward to connecting and getting to know you!"

-Mike & Rachel Larson Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
I started shooting with a hasselbald in film days. I LOVE using digital with a film look and feel.
How many photographers do you work with?
I always have myself plus 1-2 photographers per event covering every engagement and interaction possible, while keeping a low profile, blending in with guests.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I ask for a base creative fee for me to cover the day. Extras are on top of that.

REVIEWS

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Elaina
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.6/5.0
Mike Larson and his team are so incredible, we are so blessed to have them with us on our big day. He was such a calming presence during the stressful pre-wedding time, and his pictures are so amazing that it looks like we were clipped out of a couture wedding magazine. He was the first vendor we booked because we knew the photos, and his artistic style, were our top priority. He was worth every penny and we are so grateful to have him share our special day.
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/8/2011
4.8/5.0
Sophie is the best. She and I worked together for my now-husband and my engagement session, my bridal shoot and wedding. The photos are spectacular. They have a level of whimsy and timelessness that I am astonished by. I am so impressed by the entire Mike Larson team for making my wedding photo events such a success. For the kind of photos and service you get, the value is amazing. They are worth every penny.
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Chloe is THE BEST!!!! She has the best personality, so sweet, so easy to be around and she is incredibly calming and has a great energy! I'm not the most comfortable getting my picture taken (other than casually) and for the engagement shoot she made it just so easy to be ourselves and relax!

For the wedding weekend, I cannot thank Chloe enough for the incredible time she spent with us, sharing her talent with us for our wedding! She was so wonderful in so many ways, I really cant thank her enough.....she has this amazing warm, easygoing happy energy that she brings and it really makes people feel comfortable! I never felt anything but calm while she was in the room while I was getting ready taking pictures before the ceremony and it really meant a lot to me that her and her team, were there and just so sweet and kind to everyone, all of the time.

Chloe had to be in a million places at once for our wedding, but somehow she did it! I just loved looking around the reception and seeing her right there in the heart of the action! As the bride an groom you cant be everywhere at once and can feel like you're missing things, but I felt like knowing that Chloe was there, I know I will get to see everything that we missed! Everyone was telling me how amazing she was and that she was always right there when they thought there was a photo op, they never were bummed that there was no one to capture the moment....she was always right there! I don't know how she did it!

I cant thank Chloe enough for the amazing job she did and for being such a wonderful person! I am so happy to have found her and met her, the day would not have been the same without her and she will always be in my fondest memories of the day!
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.5/5.0
Chloe and her husband Dan are amazing. She is a true artist and captured our day perfectly. She is everywhere but you don't see her. My husband Matt and I had so much fun with her! I highly recommend Chloe.
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brianne316
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.9/5.0
We are so thankful that we chose to work with Mike Larson Inc. Every single person we've interacted with there has been so knowledgeable, friendly, and genuine. We chose Chloe as our photographer, and we're pretty much obsessed with her! If you hire Chloe as your photographer, by the time you're married she's not only your photographer, but also your friend. When Chloe takes pictures of you, it feels like you're just hanging out, having a great time. And once you get your images, they are the most wonderful bonus! We will treasure our engagement photos and our wedding photos for the rest of our lives together! Thank you so much, Chloe! (And everyone else at MLP!)
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stace.ridgeway
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Jake was amazing!!!
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Julie
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.6/5.0
We had the wonderful opportunity of working with Jake. When we first researched wedding photographers, we knew we wanted unique pictures..the kind that stand out from the "ordinary." Jake is incredibly talented! My husband and I were over the moon when we received our pictures. We got to re-live our amazing day all over again through his eyes. We've received an overwhelming response from our family and friends on how AWESOME our pictures turned out. We would have to agree! :)
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Korina Loncosky
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.6/5.0
Wonderful engagement pictures and wonderful wedding photos!!! So happy we chose Mike Larson Photography for our wedding!! Thanks to Jake and Necia....great job!!
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ScottMarriesAmber
Wedding:
1/2/2010
4.7/5.0
We planned our California wedding from our home in Texas, which meant a lot of email and phone communication. Selecting a photographer wasn't easy - everyone has a great website, so we had to rely on our phone and email interactions. As soon as we talked to Chloe at Mike Larson we knew that we'd make the right decision using her services.

Chloe was great to work with. She was very personable, and we had a great time getting to know her at our engagement photo shoot. On the day of the wedding she and her husband took great care of us, and got some incredible pictures while never being intrusive.

Mike Larson pricing was very competitive, and you get lots of little extras in their packages. For example, they'll put together a slideshow right after the ceremony that you can show all of your guests at the end of the reception. I don't think we found anyone else that offered that service.
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castleact
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We had such a wonderful time working with Mike Larson as our photographer for our wedding. Not only did we get an opportunity to meet with him before the wedding day to take some engagement photos, but we had the challenging task of choosing a few photos for the sign-in book from the many excellent photos he had taken. That's really how it should be! There were so many great pictures taken during our wedding and reception and not once did we notice them or did they get in the way. They even gave our guests a sneak-peak slideshow of the photos they had just taken! The benefits of working with Mike Larson are far above and beyond the cost. It was convenient for us to rent "The Photobooth Experience" with the same company and they were the hit of our reception. It was the best favor we could have given our guests and the best gift we gave ourselves. They really are about you and how to make your day look great!
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Joanna
Wedding:
9/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Chloe was our photographer from the Mike Larson Photography Inc. and we were beyond thrilled to have her. We met Chloe in California but wanted our wedding to be in Illinois. Chloe was willing and even sounded excited to be traveling to photograph our wedding. When my (at the time) boyfriend, Mike and I met Chloe we were super impressed with her friendliness. She made us feel at ease and comfortable with her first as a friend. After we got engaged, I knew right away that I wanted Chloe to be our photographer based first on her personality and kindness. However, the more I watched Chloe work (on her blog) the more I felt positive that she was the best photographer for us.
She is a great photographer and artist. She took control and made us feel very comfortable and at ease. Even though Illinois was not her "turf" Chloe still took charge and came up with great locations and ideas for the shoot. Chloe felt like part of the family without crossing the line of "professional".
We have had many people tell us our wedding photos are the best they have ever seen. It is all due to Chloe's creativity and artistic eye for details.
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Eve Fine
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
I'm happy to see so many rave reviews about Chloe at Mike Larson Photography because she truly did an amazing job at my wedding as well. Our wonderful engagement photos alone were worth the total cost. And, of course, our wedding photos were fantastic as well. I never thought I would look at a photo of myself and say 'I love that photo', but there are several of Chloe's photos that I can say that about. Not only did she take some very artistic and creative photos, but she also took tons of candid, portrait-worthy photos of family members and friends. There are some beautiful photos of my niece and nephews that I'm sure my family members will frame and cherish for a lifetime. So, not only did we end up with tons of exceptional wedding photos, but our family and friends ended up with some simply unforgettable portraits.
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cwong
Wedding:
8/2/2009
4.9/5.0
Mike Larson's group has amazing quality of service. Their entire groups takes amazing pictures. I booked one of Mike's associates, Chloe. She takes beautiful photographs. To our surprise, however, on the day of the wedding, we had a total of 4 photographers, including Mike, taking pictures. We are extremely pleased with the quality of the pictures. I would give this group a 6 on quality of service if I could! Genuine people with great talent. This group is so good, they're super busy. Chloe had 3 events the weekend of our wedding so sometimes it takes them a few days to get back to you...I'm still waiting on my wedding pics from early August. I requested a few for my personal use, but they have a certain order in which they like to do things. One great thing is I get all of the pictures on a disk once I order my album (which is included in the initial cost). I would have liked to have the pictures earlier, but they are more than worth the wait!
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Chelsea
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Honestly Chloe from Mike Larson photography did an awesome job! All of our friends and family were so amazed at the beautiful pictures taken of our big day! Chloe captured all the special moments and details of our wedding perfectly. She is very easy to work with, flexible, easy-going, reliable, etc. I highly recommend using Chloe for your wedding!!
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Kayla
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.6/5.0
Chloe is wonderful! You wont be disappointed with her as your photographer!
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Nwilson
Wedding:
5/9/2009
4.8/5.0
Mike's team is fantastic. Jake did an amazing job with all of our photography from the engagement shoot to the reheardal dinner and finally wedding. We were astonished at how many photos they took and how many they uploaded for us to pick and choose. Their photobooth was a great asset as well, we couldn't believe how much fun people had with it! I highly recommend any, and all, of Mike's assistants, including himself, they are amazing.
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Denise
Wedding:
11/14/2008
4.7/5.0
Mike and his team are wonderful. Their work is unlike any other photographer I've seen, and our friends and family are very impressed with the images taken and everything we've received from our wedding package.
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delishdish
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.2/5.0
Chloe is so great at Mike Larson's studio! She really has a great eye, which translated into beautiful pictures. Also, since she is an associate, she shoots in the same style as Mike with the same equipment, but costs about half the price. TOTALLY worth every penny! Only problems I had were responsiveness. Chloe seemed to reply rather quickly, but the rest of the studio seems to be very busy and it takes a little while to get an e-mail or call back. Other than that, GREAT studio!
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scully
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.8/5.0
I could not be happier with the photographs from my wedding! We worked with Rachel & Chloe (Mike's associates) and they definitely shoot in the same style as Mike. The packages are very reasonable and offer lots of extras. I initially did not want to do engagement photos but decided to have the session since it was included in my package. It was the best thing I could have done. It got my fiance and I comfortable in front of the camera and with Rachel and Chloe.
I have not gotten my album yet but am sure that it will be stunning!

P.S. - Rachel and Chloe are two of the nicest people I have met in a long time. Truly genuine.
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.6/5.0
Chloe with Mike Larson Photography took the most beautiful photographs of our wedding and we could not be happier with the service she provided. Everyone is so amazed when we show them our pictures and most of my girlfriends who are not yet married have already decided they like the "Mike Larson" style and want to use them when they get married. The only problem was that there were too many good pictures to pick from!
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