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Mike Sidney Photography

Wailuku , HI
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LOCATION

2200 Main Street, Suite 540
Wailuku, HI 96793 US (map)

PHONE

808-249-2808

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ABOUT US

You have many important decisions to make for your wedding day. Choose Mike Sidney Photography and have one less decision to worry about. Have fun and relax as Mike guides you... Read more
You have many important decisions to make for your wedding day. Choose Mike Sidney Photography and have one less decision to worry about. Have fun and relax as Mike guides you comfortably through family and romantic portraits, all the while capturing the natural moments of your wedding. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Slideshow/Montage, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Roger
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
Mike Sidney was the first choice we made regarding our Maui destination wedding, even before we hired our wedding planners. While searching for wedding planners and locations for our wedding, I kept being drawn to certain photos. These photos shared a unique characteristic that were not only beautiful to the eye, but which evoked wonder and emotions. The use of color, lighting, weather and its elements, how he captured people as well as the beautiful landscape, whether indoor or outdoor amazed me. I learned through these photograph’s watermarks, that the artist behind them was Mike Sidney. As we kept searching for our wedding planner, I would look at photos and would quickly be able to pick out his work and say to my wife, “classic Mike Sidney.” It is hard to express in words exactly what makes his work so great, and is best appreciated by viewing it. Fortunately, once we hired our wedding planners, Mike Sidney was available on our date and we immediately booked him.

In addition to his unique style and vision, his photographs tell a complete story. I received several hundred pictures from Mike and our biggest issue right now is choosing 40 photos for an album; they are ALL good.

Not only does he have mastery of the technical and artistic skill of photography, but he is one of the nicest people out there. He has a great personality; he is very hard-working yet easy-going and personable, a great communicator, very patient, accommodating, and flexible. Our families are pretty…assertive? Maybe a little loud?, however Mike was able to be assertive and direct people when he needed to without anyone really noticing that he had just done so. He always looked like he was having a good time. Our guests kept commenting on how hard he was working and all the running around he was doing to get the shots he envisioned.

If Mike is available for your big day, BOOK HIM. We feel privileged that Mike was able to capture the memories of our special day.
Mike Sidney was the first choice we made regarding our Maui destination wedding, even before we hired our wedding Read more...
Mike Sidney was the first choice we made regarding our Maui destination wedding, even before we hired our wedding planners. While searching for wedding planners and locations for our wedding, I kept being drawn to certain photos. These photos shared a unique characteristic that were not only beautiful to the eye, but which evoked wonder and emotions. The use of color, lighting, weather and its elements, how he captured people as well as the beautiful landscape, whether indoor or outdoor amazed me. I learned through these photograph’s watermarks, that the artist behind them was Mike Sidney. As we kept searching for our wedding planner, I would look at photos and would quickly be able to pick out his work and say to my wife, “classic Mike Sidney.” It is hard to express in words exactly what makes his work so great, and is best appreciated by viewing it. Fortunately, once we hired our wedding planners, Mike Sidney was available on our date and we immediately booked him.

In addition to his unique style and vision, his photographs tell a complete story. I received several hundred pictures from Mike and our biggest issue right now is choosing 40 photos for an album; they are ALL good.

Not only does he have mastery of the technical and artistic skill of photography, but he is one of the nicest people out there. He has a great personality; he is very hard-working yet easy-going and personable, a great communicator, very patient, accommodating, and flexible. Our families are pretty…assertive? Maybe a little loud?, however Mike was able to be assertive and direct people when he needed to without anyone really noticing that he had just done so. He always looked like he was having a good time. Our guests kept commenting on how hard he was working and all the running around he was doing to get the shots he envisioned.

If Mike is available for your big day, BOOK HIM. We feel privileged that Mike was able to capture the memories of our special day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike and his team were very pleasant to work with. Mike was very open to our visions and politely gave his suggestions on how to improve them. It also helped that he is super nice and enthusiastic. Our photographs are amazing. Mike & his team did a great job capturing the love and joy of our event.
Mike and his team were very pleasant to work with. Mike was very open to our visions and politely gave his suggestions on Read more...
Mike and his team were very pleasant to work with. Mike was very open to our visions and politely gave his suggestions on how to improve them. It also helped that he is super nice and enthusiastic. Our photographs are amazing. Mike & his team did a great job capturing the love and joy of our event. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was the utmost professional! He made us feel relaxed and gave us great direction! Mike was very organized and everything ran very smoothly! He was wonderful!
Mike was the utmost professional! He made us feel relaxed and gave us great direction! Mike was very organized and Read more...
Mike was the utmost professional! He made us feel relaxed and gave us great direction! Mike was very organized and everything ran very smoothly! He was wonderful! Read less
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Mike Sidney Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Lauren!!!! I really enjoyed being a part of your wedding!
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Evelyn
Wedding:
6/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We eloped to Maui in June! Our families weren't with us, so pictures were a MUST! Mike Sidney is the best! I am not photogenic and was worried how our photos would turn out. Normally, when I have professional pictures taken, I find one or two I like. However, this was a totally different experience! Upon Mike's arrival, I knew we had made a great choice! Mike worked with me to get the best photo. He was amazing! We have nearly 200 photos and I LOVE THEM ALL! Mike captured our special day! He didn't miss a moment! We have the entire wedding on film! We received the pictures back quickly and he offers many extra's as a reasonable price! I highly recommend Mike Sidney Photography!
We eloped to Maui in June! Our families weren't with us, so pictures were a MUST! Mike Sidney is the best! I am not Read more...
We eloped to Maui in June! Our families weren't with us, so pictures were a MUST! Mike Sidney is the best! I am not photogenic and was worried how our photos would turn out. Normally, when I have professional pictures taken, I find one or two I like. However, this was a totally different experience! Upon Mike's arrival, I knew we had made a great choice! Mike worked with me to get the best photo. He was amazing! We have nearly 200 photos and I LOVE THEM ALL! Mike captured our special day! He didn't miss a moment! We have the entire wedding on film! We received the pictures back quickly and he offers many extra's as a reasonable price! I highly recommend Mike Sidney Photography! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike was so fantastic. We only signed up for his basic package but he really gave us value for money. He is a quality photographer that makes you feel very comfortable. His easy going nature was so important and made us feel at ease.
He is an absolute expert and his attention to detail is impeccable. The best photographer on Maui for sure. In my job I have worked with many world renowned photographers for fashion photoshoots and I always look for the elusive combination of technical ability combined with a personality that has the ability to bring whom they are photographing alive. Mike's technical ability is incredible and he certainly has the personality to make you feel very comfortable.
Mike was so fantastic. We only signed up for his basic package but he really gave us value for money. He is a quality Read more...
Mike was so fantastic. We only signed up for his basic package but he really gave us value for money. He is a quality photographer that makes you feel very comfortable. His easy going nature was so important and made us feel at ease.
He is an absolute expert and his attention to detail is impeccable. The best photographer on Maui for sure. In my job I have worked with many world renowned photographers for fashion photoshoots and I always look for the elusive combination of technical ability combined with a personality that has the ability to bring whom they are photographing alive. Mike's technical ability is incredible and he certainly has the personality to make you feel very comfortable. Read less
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Mike Sidney Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Crystal! It was a lot of fun meeting and photographing you, Grant, Sara and the rest of your group!
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike Sidney is AWESOME! His get it done attitude and excellent quality work are very much worth the money. You don't have to wonder if you're going to get great photos, you can relax and know that he will provide you with the best quality work. The amount of pictures along with the negative rights make him not only a great value, but the best (affordable) option on Maui! ---Kristen (Marana, AZ) Maui wedding 7/13
Mike Sidney is AWESOME! His get it done attitude and excellent quality work are very much worth the money. You don't have Read more...
Mike Sidney is AWESOME! His get it done attitude and excellent quality work are very much worth the money. You don't have to wonder if you're going to get great photos, you can relax and know that he will provide you with the best quality work. The amount of pictures along with the negative rights make him not only a great value, but the best (affordable) option on Maui! ---Kristen (Marana, AZ) Maui wedding 7/13 Read less
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Mike Sidney Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you SO much Kristen!
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Josh
Wedding:
5/17/2013
4.7/5.0
In picking our wedding vendors, I was especially picky about a photographer. I'm an amateur photographer and have filmed many weddings, so I had an especially high bar for photography. Mike exceeded all of our expectations and then some. He has a great eye for a photo, takes many creative approaches, is awesome at catching candid moments and was incredible in dealing with our very large wedding party. I've worked with many photographers who just seem pushy, but Mike is gifted at making sure everyone is in the right place and looking in the right direction by applying a calm disposition with a good sense of humor. Many of our guests and members of our wedding party commented on how great he was to work with on our wedding day. The deliverables also lived up to expectation. Mike does a very tasteful job at editing and was able to provide us with pictures we will treasure for a lifetime. Also note that Mike "gets it" for the younger generation. He'll provide you with a link to all of the pictures on his website, a flash drive that contains all of your edited images, a photo montage set to music, and a release form that allows you to use and print the pictures in whatever way you see fit; you're in no way obligated to go through him for printing, photo books, etc. We highly recommend Mike for your Hawaiian wedding!
In picking our wedding vendors, I was especially picky about a photographer. I'm an amateur photographer and have filmed Read more...
In picking our wedding vendors, I was especially picky about a photographer. I'm an amateur photographer and have filmed many weddings, so I had an especially high bar for photography. Mike exceeded all of our expectations and then some. He has a great eye for a photo, takes many creative approaches, is awesome at catching candid moments and was incredible in dealing with our very large wedding party. I've worked with many photographers who just seem pushy, but Mike is gifted at making sure everyone is in the right place and looking in the right direction by applying a calm disposition with a good sense of humor. Many of our guests and members of our wedding party commented on how great he was to work with on our wedding day. The deliverables also lived up to expectation. Mike does a very tasteful job at editing and was able to provide us with pictures we will treasure for a lifetime. Also note that Mike "gets it" for the younger generation. He'll provide you with a link to all of the pictures on his website, a flash drive that contains all of your edited images, a photo montage set to music, and a release form that allows you to use and print the pictures in whatever way you see fit; you're in no way obligated to go through him for printing, photo books, etc. We highly recommend Mike for your Hawaiian wedding! Read less
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Mike Sidney Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this!!!
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Sydney
Wedding:
5/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We did a lot of research before choosing Mike Sidney. We already knew his images were stunning from his blog, but after meeting him it was clear why. He has the ability to connect with people and knows how to engage them. He is a complete professional and knows how to take charge while being efficient with time. We had a large group for Maui and lets face it, our guests were distracted by the lure of the bar. He was able to gather everyone, direct them, and take some breathtaking shots that were organized without looking stiff or posed. When our wedding timeline went astray, he jumped to action and made suggestions to get back on track. He took control expertly, but he wasn't imposing in the slightest. Walking down the aisle, I nearly forgot he was there. I had given Mike an entire Pinterest board of "must-have shots", which definitely would have been overbearing to most...then on top of that, I threw in the wrench that I wanted him to be as creative and try new things! How impossible! We received our images a few nights ago (less than 3 weeks after the wedding...I've heard many brides have to wait months!) I cried 7 times. My husband and I were amazed. Our images are stunning. The ones that Mike re-created from Pinterest were even better, and there were others that were so different to any we had ever seen before...everything very true to his "Mike Sidney" style. Probably the part that impressed us most, however, was his photojournalistic ability. He captures those split second moments that are so important. My mom gets this fleeting look in her eye right before she is about to cry...Mike got the shot. It's amazing. I would also like to mention Nicole, Mike's office manager. She organizes all the details and she was a dream to work with. The wedding day goes by far too fast - but my husband and I now have these incredible images to preserve our memories! Couldn't have been happier!
We did a lot of research before choosing Mike Sidney. We already knew his images were stunning from his blog, but after Read more...
We did a lot of research before choosing Mike Sidney. We already knew his images were stunning from his blog, but after meeting him it was clear why. He has the ability to connect with people and knows how to engage them. He is a complete professional and knows how to take charge while being efficient with time. We had a large group for Maui and lets face it, our guests were distracted by the lure of the bar. He was able to gather everyone, direct them, and take some breathtaking shots that were organized without looking stiff or posed. When our wedding timeline went astray, he jumped to action and made suggestions to get back on track. He took control expertly, but he wasn't imposing in the slightest. Walking down the aisle, I nearly forgot he was there. I had given Mike an entire Pinterest board of "must-have shots", which definitely would have been overbearing to most...then on top of that, I threw in the wrench that I wanted him to be as creative and try new things! How impossible! We received our images a few nights ago (less than 3 weeks after the wedding...I've heard many brides have to wait months!) I cried 7 times. My husband and I were amazed. Our images are stunning. The ones that Mike re-created from Pinterest were even better, and there were others that were so different to any we had ever seen before...everything very true to his "Mike Sidney" style. Probably the part that impressed us most, however, was his photojournalistic ability. He captures those split second moments that are so important. My mom gets this fleeting look in her eye right before she is about to cry...Mike got the shot. It's amazing. I would also like to mention Nicole, Mike's office manager. She organizes all the details and she was a dream to work with. The wedding day goes by far too fast - but my husband and I now have these incredible images to preserve our memories! Couldn't have been happier! Read less
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Mike Sidney Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Sydney! I had so much fun with you guys!!!
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Heather
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not possibly say enough great things about Mike and his team. Planning a wedding from a distance can be stressful because you have to trust the people you are hiring 100% without even meeting them. Working with Mike and his office immediately put me at ease. His office manager Nicole was always a pleasure to work with and had the answers to my questions. This office is VERY well organized. The timeline of pictures ran exactly to schedule. Mike was great! He gets really excited when he sees a good shot or angle, and you know you are going to have awesome pictures.

When looking at Mike's website, I was just crossing my fingers that my pictures came out as good as those displayed online. I have to tell you, they came out even better! I have shown several friends and family the pictures and they are blown away by the quality! He has a real gift for playing with light, shadows, and the natural beauty of Maui. You won't be disappointed!
I could not possibly say enough great things about Mike and his team. Planning a wedding from a distance can be stressful Read more...
I could not possibly say enough great things about Mike and his team. Planning a wedding from a distance can be stressful because you have to trust the people you are hiring 100% without even meeting them. Working with Mike and his office immediately put me at ease. His office manager Nicole was always a pleasure to work with and had the answers to my questions. This office is VERY well organized. The timeline of pictures ran exactly to schedule. Mike was great! He gets really excited when he sees a good shot or angle, and you know you are going to have awesome pictures.

When looking at Mike's website, I was just crossing my fingers that my pictures came out as good as those displayed online. I have to tell you, they came out even better! I have shown several friends and family the pictures and they are blown away by the quality! He has a real gift for playing with light, shadows, and the natural beauty of Maui. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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Mike Sidney Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks Heather! I appreciate your review!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mike is positively amazing! We just got the comps back for our wedding pictures and they are stunning. Somehow, he even managed to get my parents (who are divorced) together with me for a picture without any stress at all! I would recommend Mike to anyone who is getting married on Maui! He's a great photographer, and wonderful to work with.
Mike is positively amazing! We just got the comps back for our wedding pictures and they are stunning. Somehow, he even Read more...
Mike is positively amazing! We just got the comps back for our wedding pictures and they are stunning. Somehow, he even managed to get my parents (who are divorced) together with me for a picture without any stress at all! I would recommend Mike to anyone who is getting married on Maui! He's a great photographer, and wonderful to work with. Read less
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Mike Sidney Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks! I'm always happy when we can get people together for a photo that may have seemed like an impossibility before the wedding. I'm so happy you enjoyed your day and your photos!

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