I am so thrilled that we booked Michael Corsentino to do our City Hall wedding! He is professional, hip and fun!! Beautiful work!
Michael was so much fun to work with. He is so talented, our pictures turned out amazing!!
Corsentino Photographer is the best of the best! He captured images of our wedding at the Forest House in Foresthill, CA in December of '07. Our pictures turned out beautifully. Many of our friends who were married years ago have said they wish that they could go back in time and have Michael work his picture magic on their special day! Corsentino is a joy to work with...he is a warm, kind and very professional individual. He works quickly and efficiently and keeps the mood fresh and fun, all while making his subjects feel like they are his number one priority. I would recommended Michael to anyone who is getting married and wants breathtaking images that will last long after the first dance...
Our first wedding was a spur of the moment decision. We didn't really think that it would be quite as memorable as it turned out. A quick trip to City Hall with a few friends and luncheon afterwards. We called Michael the day before as a fluke just to see if he was available. It was one of the best decisions we made. Michael spent the whole day from beginning to end capturing all the beauty and emotion that we would have missed. Even though it was a simple wedding when we look back at the pictures that Michael took we don't just remember each moment of the day, we can actually relive the feeling. We can't thank Michael enough for his hard work and artistic vision. Needless to say we highly recommend his work and urge any potential clients to trust their precious day to his highly capable hands.
I would strongly recommend Michael Corsentino to anybody that wants top of the line quality pictures. His exceptional images are what any bride would envision their wedding pictures to look like.
Michael provided us with the most amazing pictures I could have ever dreamed up. He took into consideration our personal style and taste and threw in his own and it turned out fabulous. I highly recommend him to any and every couple in need of a wedding photographer
Michael not only has an artistic eye, but is great fun to work with. He is available to travel anywhere in the world!
We have had the pleasure of working alongside Corsentino Photographer at many weddings. Their work is top caliber. Their clients receive a wonderful product and great service on their wedding day.
Corsentino Photographer is your best choice when capturing that perfect magic moment with stunning quality is the utmost priority. Uncompromising attention to detail and sizzling color make this the photographer for your upscale event.
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Why Hire A Professional?
As a professional wedding photographer I hear over and over again, either during consultations or in social situations, what a hard lesson it can be for brides who underestimate the importance of hiring a professional photographer to capture their wedding day.
In order to trim wedding expenses some couples decide to turn the photographic responsibilities of their wedding day over to a friend or relative, or to hand out disposable cameras to their guests and hope for the best. If your wedding images mean anything to you at all, then these are both big mistakes. What may help a wedding budget in the short term can have serious negative consequences in the long term.
"If only I had hired a professional photographer…" I can’t count how many times I’ve heard brides say this. What at first may seem like a good idea can have heartbreaking and irreversible results. Not choosing a professional wedding photographer in order to save money is a false economy and more often than not leads to very disappointing images, huge regrets, and strained relationships between the couple and whoever shot their wedding.
Many brides come to our studio and tell us sad stories about how their sister or girlfriend didn’t hire a professional photographer to capture their once in a lifetime day and how much they regretted that decision. Their stories always end the same way; with a crestfallen bride and bad pictures. Don’t make the same mistake. Remember these images are for the rest of your life.
A professional wedding photographer, along with his or her assistant(s) focuses 100% percent of their attention on telling the story of your wedding day, unlike family members or guests with little or no professional experience. Professionals are dedicated to carefully watching every moment of your wedding day unfold. Their sole mission is to freeze time by capturing images of each precious and fleeting moment for you to cherish for the rest of your life.
That’s why discerning brides seek out professional wedding photographers and allow their guests to have fun being guests. They know that their family members or guests, no matter how well intentioned or how good their vacation photos are, can’t match the experience, expertise, dedication, and single minded focus a professional photographer brings to their wedding day.
What sets truly take-your-breath-away fabulous photographic images apart from the images produced by novices is years of experience, a deep understanding of light and composition, and mastery of state-of-the-art equipment and software that only years of education, study, and photographing wedding after wedding can bring.
Hiring the services of a professional photographer isn’t something most people do everyday. Consequently it can be a confusing experience for them when they’re looking for a professional to work with. There are so many questions to consider: What to look for in a professional photographer, what styles are available, who has the most compatible personality, the best reputation, determining how much of their budget to allocate for photography, and learning what questions to ask prospective photographers. These are just a few of the issues they have to navigate.
It can be overwhelming for some and as a result people often make the mistake of focusing solely on cost. Obviously everyone has a budget but if at no other time in their lives, this is not the time to economize. I always ask brides this question - "What’s the one thing you’ll have from your wedding day when it’s over?" After the cake has been eaten, the band has gone home and you’re back from your honeymoon, what’s left?
The answer is obviously the beautiful, emotional, and stunning images captured by a professional photographer during your wedding. These images are the memories that will forever take you back to your special day and bring tears to your eyes year after year. What is that worth to you? I’d have to say it’s priceless, wouldn’t you?
An investment in professional photography is an investment in your future and should be considered in terms of decades not years. How many things have you purchased that will last fifty years? Look around your house right now and I’ll bet you’d be hard pressed to come up with a short list. Your investment in professional photography will last you the rest of your life. If you do the math, that’s a pretty good deal.
The three most important questions a couple should ask themselves when planning to invest in professional photography are, in order of importance:
1) What’s the most important thing about my wedding photography and which photographer has those qualities?
2) Which photographer’s images take-my-breath-away and why?
3) Which photographer do we want to have with us during our special day?
Again, I understand everyone has a budget in mind. I also understand what a large investment wedding photography is. But, at the end of the day it’s going to be the quality and emotional impact of your wedding photography that will mean the most to you. Remeber this is an investment in your future. In ten, or twenty, or even fifty years from now it will be the images you’re talking about, not how much they cost. So invest for the long term, choose wisely, and put your dollars where they’re most important. Hire a professional wedding photographer. You’ll be glad you did.