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Paradiso Foto

San Diego , CA

LOCATION

849 22nd Avenue
San Diego, CA US 92102 (map)

PHONE

619-231-9061

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Building your confidence in what we do is critical to us. If you feel good - about what we are doing - you look good. We believe you can see this in our images.

We have the... Read more
Building your confidence in what we do is critical to us. If you feel good - about what we are doing - you look good. We believe you can see this in our images.

We have the ability to communicate in Spanish and Italian and understand the cultural significance of your wedding.

Professional and cost effective productions are key elements in all our photography projects.

Our greatest asset is our ability to work in partnership with our clients so that your photos tell "your" story.

You never hear us say we can’t, because we can... and always have.

We are up to date on all forms of current image capture technology and can deliver images ready to view in all media.

Thank you for viewing our portfolio, but please remember, we are here to work at immortalizing your memories for you.

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Photography

PHOTOS

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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, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Michael does lighting seminars specializing in mixing natural/ambient light with strobes and has worked in the studio for over 20 years. Our cameras have the latest sensors that can work with just candle light.
How many photographers do you work with?
As few as one and many as four - for when the occasion calls for it.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Have booked one photographer in this manner only if the second venue is within walking distance.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Of course.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two bodies (one back-up in the car), three lenses (two back-ups), two strobes (one back-up), extra cards (or film) and plenty of batteries.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Above.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Typically full day. Sometimes a morning or afternoon or evening rate.
Do you charge for travel?
Typically only over 100 miles.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Two weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online and disk - contact sheet or proofs if ordered.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Coffee table book, Traditional Leather Bound and a variety of newer binding and printing techniques only available from our publishers in Italy.
When will the client get the final album?
Four weeks after final approval of proofs.

REVIEWS

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Arturo
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We would like to thank Pola from Paradiso Foto, for doing an outstanding job with the Wedding pictures. She was so nice, polite, professional and had a great attitude the whole time before the actual wedding and after. She took amazing pictures of everyone and we couldn't have asked for a better quality job. Overall amazing! Once again, thank you very much for everything!
- Fam Antillon
We would like to thank Pola from Paradiso Foto, for doing an outstanding job with the Wedding pictures. She was so nice, Read more...
We would like to thank Pola from Paradiso Foto, for doing an outstanding job with the Wedding pictures. She was so nice, polite, professional and had a great attitude the whole time before the actual wedding and after. She took amazing pictures of everyone and we couldn't have asked for a better quality job. Overall amazing! Once again, thank you very much for everything!
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P
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael and Pola are great photographers and better people.
They both care about what you want and put their extensive experience into the captured moment. Easy to work with and great to like!
Thanks Michael and Pola for all you do.
Sincerely P.
Michael and Pola are great photographers and better people.
They both care about what you want and put their extensive Read more...
Michael and Pola are great photographers and better people.
They both care about what you want and put their extensive experience into the captured moment. Easy to work with and great to like!
Thanks Michael and Pola for all you do.
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LORI
Wedding:
3/7/2009
4.2/5.0
Our photographer Michael S. was awesome! He had some great ideas, settings and is really into his photography ideas. We had some different ideas, and he was all ready for them, and welcomed them.
Our photographer Michael S. was awesome! He had some great ideas, settings and is really into his photography ideas. We Read more...
Our photographer Michael S. was awesome! He had some great ideas, settings and is really into his photography ideas. We had some different ideas, and he was all ready for them, and welcomed them. Read less
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Lena
Wedding:
8/27/2008
5.0/5.0
We loved are pictures, every important moment was captured.
We loved are pictures, every important moment was captured.
We loved are pictures, every important moment was captured. Read less
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Kimberly Weir
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.2/5.0
We went through a company called Bella Pictures. Micheal was our photographer and he was wonderful. He helped us organize the wedding party. Went as far as running around to make sure I got all the photos I wanted.
We went through a company called Bella Pictures. Micheal was our photographer and he was wonderful. He helped us organize Read more...
We went through a company called Bella Pictures. Micheal was our photographer and he was wonderful. He helped us organize the wedding party. Went as far as running around to make sure I got all the photos I wanted. Read less
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Mschwick
Wedding:
7/18/2008
4.8/5.0
Michael did such a great job on our photos! He was very thorough and professional through the whole process. I would recommend his services to anyone wanting beautiful photos from their wedding!
Michael did such a great job on our photos! He was very thorough and professional through the whole process. I would Read more...
Michael did such a great job on our photos! He was very thorough and professional through the whole process. I would recommend his services to anyone wanting beautiful photos from their wedding! Read less
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One Happy Bride
Wedding:
7/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Michael is very professional and captured priceless moments on my wedding day. He is friendly, creative, and has a great work ethic. He busily photographed my wedding day the whole time, but he stayed discreet at the same time. I would strongly recommend Michael Slattery to anyone. His photos speak for themselves!
Michael is very professional and captured priceless moments on my wedding day. He is friendly, creative, and has a great Read more...
Michael is very professional and captured priceless moments on my wedding day. He is friendly, creative, and has a great work ethic. He busily photographed my wedding day the whole time, but he stayed discreet at the same time. I would strongly recommend Michael Slattery to anyone. His photos speak for themselves! Read less
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cewing
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Michael Slattery was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer! Michael worked hard to capture every photo opportunity possible, and our photos were amazing! When asking for specific poses or giving direction, Michael was polite and extremely helpful. If a girls hair was messed up or a dress strap had fallen, he made sure to inform them so the pictures would not suffer. His suggested photo ops are some of our favorite photos!
Working with Michael was a wonderful experience and is highly recommended! He is completely professional and only wants the best for your big day. His passion for what he does is greatly appreciated and it clearly shows within his photographs. Thank you for sharing our day with us, Michael!
Michael Slattery was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer! Michael worked hard to capture every photo Read more...
Michael Slattery was the perfect choice for our wedding photographer! Michael worked hard to capture every photo opportunity possible, and our photos were amazing! When asking for specific poses or giving direction, Michael was polite and extremely helpful. If a girls hair was messed up or a dress strap had fallen, he made sure to inform them so the pictures would not suffer. His suggested photo ops are some of our favorite photos!
Working with Michael was a wonderful experience and is highly recommended! He is completely professional and only wants the best for your big day. His passion for what he does is greatly appreciated and it clearly shows within his photographs. Thank you for sharing our day with us, Michael! Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
5/31/2008
4.3/5.0
We looked at several photographers' photos before choosing Mr. Slattery. His body of work resonated with us more than any other. We wanted a more documentary-style approach rather than traditional mostly-posed or manufactured shots. We wanted to capture us as we ARE, not as us acting like someone else. He helped us get those shots. On our special day, he was unobtrusive; we didn't even notice him most of the time. He worked quickly and efficiently at getting the few shots and poses we requested (family, bridal party, etc) before moving on to the more candid-style photos. He caught some surprising moments on 'film,' photos that give us joy and laughter to this day...every time we look at them. If you communicate to Mr. Slattery what your desired style is, the key photos you must have and what you do and do NOT like in other wedding photo books, we're confident you won't be disappointed. We weren't. :) ---Daniel and Lisa
We looked at several photographers' photos before choosing Mr. Slattery. His body of work resonated with us more than any Read more...
We looked at several photographers' photos before choosing Mr. Slattery. His body of work resonated with us more than any other. We wanted a more documentary-style approach rather than traditional mostly-posed or manufactured shots. We wanted to capture us as we ARE, not as us acting like someone else. He helped us get those shots. On our special day, he was unobtrusive; we didn't even notice him most of the time. He worked quickly and efficiently at getting the few shots and poses we requested (family, bridal party, etc) before moving on to the more candid-style photos. He caught some surprising moments on 'film,' photos that give us joy and laughter to this day...every time we look at them. If you communicate to Mr. Slattery what your desired style is, the key photos you must have and what you do and do NOT like in other wedding photo books, we're confident you won't be disappointed. We weren't. :) ---Daniel and Lisa Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
8/17/2007
4.8/5.0
Michael was a wonderful photographer--- he kept me calm and was very professional all day. He even carried my wedding dress for me into our location!
Everyone felt relaxed around him and I think that is why we were able to have such wonderful pictures of our first day together.
Michael was a wonderful photographer--- he kept me calm and was very professional all day. He even carried my wedding Read more...
Michael was a wonderful photographer--- he kept me calm and was very professional all day. He even carried my wedding dress for me into our location!
Everyone felt relaxed around him and I think that is why we were able to have such wonderful pictures of our first day together. Read less
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dlovejoy
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
We were assigned 2 wedding photographers by Bella Photography, based on our preferences. They made the right choices - we were so lucky to get Michael! He made us feel at ease, and captured the casual, friendly feel of our outdoor wedding in Julian, CA perfectly. His work was also technically great; he didn't miss a beat. Working with him was easy - he made us feel more relaxed on our wedding day - always a good thing. Highly recommended.
We were assigned 2 wedding photographers by Bella Photography, based on our preferences. They made the right choices - we Read more...
We were assigned 2 wedding photographers by Bella Photography, based on our preferences. They made the right choices - we were so lucky to get Michael! He made us feel at ease, and captured the casual, friendly feel of our outdoor wedding in Julian, CA perfectly. His work was also technically great; he didn't miss a beat. Working with him was easy - he made us feel more relaxed on our wedding day - always a good thing. Highly recommended. Read less
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sb0721
Wedding:
7/21/2007
4.7/5.0
Michael is such a great photographer! He did an amazing job! I never even knew he was there because he's very non-intrusive. If I had to do it all over again, I would've asked for a more "close-up" wedding portrait of my husband and I -- the ones we got were generally all full-length. But that was a REALLY minor thing compared to the quality of service we received otherwise.
Michael is such a great photographer! He did an amazing job! I never even knew he was there because he's very Read more...
Michael is such a great photographer! He did an amazing job! I never even knew he was there because he's very non-intrusive. If I had to do it all over again, I would've asked for a more "close-up" wedding portrait of my husband and I -- the ones we got were generally all full-length. But that was a REALLY minor thing compared to the quality of service we received otherwise. Read less
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nwhite05
Wedding:
7/8/2007
4.4/5.0
Michael did an amazing job with our wedding! Our guests commented that the pictures look like he was right in the event, but they do not remember seeing him but for the short while we did portraits. We loved his photography and would recommend him in a heart beat!
Michael did an amazing job with our wedding! Our guests commented that the pictures look like he was right in the event, Read more...
Michael did an amazing job with our wedding! Our guests commented that the pictures look like he was right in the event, but they do not remember seeing him but for the short while we did portraits. We loved his photography and would recommend him in a heart beat! Read less
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Jolene
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Our photographer, Michael, was excellent. We contracted him through a well known company. Michael was very professional and picked up the pieces when our second photographer did not meet our expectations. His photos were beautiful and we used over 200 of his beautiful photos in our wedding album. He was timely and easy to work with. His sense of humor worked well with my husbands personality on our wedding day. He went over and beyond his call of duty. We would definately use him again and recommend Michael to all of our friends.
Our photographer, Michael, was excellent. We contracted him through a well known company. Michael was very professional Read more...
Our photographer, Michael, was excellent. We contracted him through a well known company. Michael was very professional and picked up the pieces when our second photographer did not meet our expectations. His photos were beautiful and we used over 200 of his beautiful photos in our wedding album. He was timely and easy to work with. His sense of humor worked well with my husbands personality on our wedding day. He went over and beyond his call of duty. We would definately use him again and recommend Michael to all of our friends. Read less
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Trisha
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Working with this vendor for the photography at my wedding was great. They were professional, provided fantastic pictures in exactly the style that my husband and I wanted, and have left me with nothing but enjoyable memories from the day.
Working with this vendor for the photography at my wedding was great. They were professional, provided fantastic pictures Read more...
Working with this vendor for the photography at my wedding was great. They were professional, provided fantastic pictures in exactly the style that my husband and I wanted, and have left me with nothing but enjoyable memories from the day. Read less
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mguerrero
Wedding:
11/18/2006
4.6/5.0
Once our photographer was selected. We made contact via email and telephone. He was very personable and interested in what Paul and I wanted to be photographed on our wedding day. I was quite pleased when I looked at the photographs online. It's been 2 1/2 years and I still list his website on my Favorites so I can look back on our wedding day at my fingertips (especially when the day is a bit hectic).
Once our photographer was selected. We made contact via email and telephone. He was very personable and interested in what Read more...
Once our photographer was selected. We made contact via email and telephone. He was very personable and interested in what Paul and I wanted to be photographed on our wedding day. I was quite pleased when I looked at the photographs online. It's been 2 1/2 years and I still list his website on my Favorites so I can look back on our wedding day at my fingertips (especially when the day is a bit hectic). Read less
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