"It felt like my husband and I scoured through so many wedding photographers with the same poses, same images, same type of couples until we found Michael. Once we found him, we recognized that we had found an artist and wanted him to be there on our big day. He is extremely personable, kind, and knowledgeable. He made both of us feel very at ease the entire time we worked together. He took the time to meet with us twice before the wedding day to go over what we were hoping to have captured. He communicated openly and was very quick to respond to email and text.

The images he took of us are unique and beautiful. We loved that he shot on film; it gave the images more depth and tells the story of our day. We can not recommend Michael Schaffer highly enough. If you are looking for a calm, wonderful, and professional photographer, he is the one!"

Jeanette + Justin

"Michael was amazing!! We knew in the planning stage that we wanted a small wedding, and we also realized that our wedding would happen on the same day as Daylight Savings, so we knew the photographer would have to be able to highlight the intimacy of the event and make the most of limited daylight.

Michael delivered on all counts; from the first set of engagement shots we took with him, we knew we had made the right decision. He always managed to capture just the right moment where we kissed or laughed at each other, or when our friends and family members seemed to be at their most joyful.

Michael was also a calming presence during the wedding, providing a perfect balance of direction and guidance along with a tremendous amount of warmth and support. It was truly a treat to work with him and we cannot recommend him highly enough."

Claire + Patrick

Michael was so, so awesome to work with! He met with us before our wedding and made certain that he understood our preferred style and what was important to us to be captured on our wedding day. He also was incredibly dynamic, flexible, and quick to adapt on our wedding day when needed. He truly was able to deliver exactly what we wanted. Our photos are structured, but also organic and natural.

Our pictures truly capture the essence of our entire day and take us back to specific moments when we look at them. I would recommend Michael to anyone that wants to work with an incredibly skilled, professional photographer, receive photos that belong not only in a wedding album, but in a freaking art gallery, and anyone that wants to have full faith in their photographer’s ability to deliver to their unique vision.”

Kendall + Alex

"Michael was such a joy to work with!! He's not just "good at taking pictures", he's an artist. He understands light and the composition of photos. We used him for our engagement shoot and wedding and I'm over the moon at the quality of photos we have to document those moments. He's such an easy going guy, and communicates well, which is very important when you're trusting a person with making your vision come to life. 100% would recommend to any and everyone, and Michael, let's hang out soon and we'll buy you a beer!"

Erin + Jacob

"To begin - Michael was some of the best money we spent for our wedding. His artistic eye and expertise were apparent from the get go, and he did NOT disappoint. He gets an A+ from us. Michael was easy-going, professional, and full of knowledge during the entire process.

He was always easy to get ahold of, gave fantastic recommendations, and also was willing to take special shots for us. It was important to me that he take some portraits of my grandparents during the night - in all of the craziness, he remembered my request, and the results were beautiful.

He was able to capture the quiet candid moments, party pics of us and our families and friends dancing the night away, stunning and emotional ceremony pictures, and staged pictures of us as a couple that were beautiful and NOT corny or too "posey" (super important to me!) I would not hesitate to recommend Michael to anyone. I am so grateful that he was our photographer. It was a joy to work with him and a privilege to be photographed by him.

Taylor + Lewis

"Michael was absolutely amazing to work with. I called a ton of photographers before choosing Michael. He made us feel completely comfortable and brought such an artistic presence to his work. He was also really really FUN to work with, which made both our engagement shoot and our wedding portraits a key part of our experience.

The photos were crystal clear, well lit, and well framed. We have our photos up around our new home and it brings us such joy to have them. My friends and family all spoke highly of Michael's work and his personality. He was a great choice and if you go with him you won't regret it!"

Caitlin + Jon

"My wife and I are extremely happy with the work Michael did for our engagement and wedding photos. He is truly an artist who gave us photos that were as original and beautiful as the ones we saw on his website. Michael was also very friendly and easy to work with, and did a great job of respecting our preferences while also helping explain why some ideas might be better than others. Michael was very accessible and reliable, also responding to emails and showing up on time for meetings. In short, amazing artistic eye, great attitude, absolutely trustworthy."

Eamon + Jen

"Michael is absolutely the best photographer, I can't say enough great things about his work. He is such a chill guy that makes you feel so comfortable in every situation. I highly recommend doing your engagement shoot too. It's a great way to get to know one another and you'll get some amazing images! You will not regret hiring him for any of your special occasions. The quality of his work can't be compared and he has this ability capture candid moments that will bring a tear to your eye. He's the best!"

Danielle + Brian

"My husband and I both agree that having Michael photograph our wedding was one of the best decisions we made for our big day. Michael is incredibly talented, patient and kind. He is an artist and approaches each wedding that he photographs as such. He takes time to understand your goals and aspirations for your wedding day on a wider scale – what’s the vibe you’re going for? What’s most important to you? Just this sheer attention to detail is indicative of the level of careful care and consideration Michael puts into every frame.

Michael took the time to chat with my husband and I multiple times during our engagement to ensure that our vision or goals hadn’t shifted. He put together a great timeline and collaborated extremely well with our other vendors. Michael and his team were so professional, calm, cool and collected, and it brought a much-needed sense of ease and tranquility that is so needed on such a momentous day – not only for myself, but for my husband, our families, wedding party and guests. The tone that they set comes through in each and every one of the beautiful photos that we will cherish forever. If you’re looking for unique and personalized photos and the experience to match, I cannot recommend Michael enough."

Monica + Jacob


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