Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas from Philip Michael Photography!


May the season bring you happy moments with the ones you love! And I look forward to capturing your many great moments of 2013!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

50% OFF Upgrades till 12/31 !

Cut the Cake

Book your wedding photos now to get 50% OFFPackage Upgrades like beautiful custom photo books & Engagement Portrait sessions!

Philip Michael Photography

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Walker Family Portraits

Walker family portraits

Fall is a great time for family portraits. With Philip Michael Photography, beautiful and memorable portraits are fast and affordable. Contact me today!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Upgrade Your Wedding Package for Half Price!

From now until the end of 2012, brides who book with Philip Michael Photography can add Photo Books, Engagement Portraits, and extra photographers to their wedding package for 1/2 the normal add-on price!

It's the perfect opportunity to save BIG on a premium wedding package!

Contact me today!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Whose photos are they, anyway?

A great wedding photographer is a worthwhile investment. Many of them, however, will keep you paying long after you've said your vows. Mom and Dad will want copies of the photos--and guess what? There's an extra fee for the rights to share. Need more prints? You'll need to pay more for a print release.

A lot of these photogs will say these fees protect their work, but really it's a better way to get more of your money after you've been lured in with a slightly lower booking fee.

Not so with Philip Michael Photography! My up-front booking fee has no strings attached. I'll deliver your photos on disc (with super-fast turnaround time!) and then they're yours. Print, share, do whatever. I'm not going to charge you extra for the right to keep and enjoy your wedding pictures.

Contact me today for a no-pressure consultation!

Chloe & Todd Album
Chloe & Todd Page
Custom album pages by Philip Michael Photo. Watermark does not appear on actual album.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

More Pages...

In contrast to Josh & Julie's bright, Springtime wedding, Ryan & Leah had a Starry Night reception.
Ryan & Leah Pages

Ryan & Leah Pages 2

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Real Page-Turner

Several different websites have made it easy to create your own photo book. With just a couple of clicks, you can dump all your pictures into a generic template that comes out looking alright.

But this is your wedding album--it's got to be uniquely you. When you choose to have Philip Michael Photography create your wedding album, you get a big and beautiful photo book that's custom made on every page, edge to edge. Nobody will have an album quite like yours. Even the background textures and patterns I use are pulled from stuff at your wedding--not a stock library.

Check out a few pages from Josh & Julie's album. Click any pic to see it bigger.

Oh, and that "Philip Michael Photography" watermark does NOT appear in the actual album ;-). Keck Wedding Pages
Keck Wedding Pages 1
Keck Wedding Pages 2
Keck Wedding Pages 3
Keck Wedding Pages 4

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Candidly Speaking...

BridesmaidsYou need to get a shot of the bride's family, and the groom's family--and the bride and groom's families together. Those are a must. But the difference between a typical wedding album and one you'll love looking at all the time are the candids--the genuine moments, the spontaneous emotions, connections captured beautifully.

A great wedding album captures the relationships that are being celebrated at your wedding. Not just you and your loved ones posing together (though that's included), but laughing together, dancing, being yourselves. That's what I want to capture at each and every wedding I do.

When it comes to the standard shots, we'll get it done and they'll look great. Then you return to your celebration, and for me, the hunt begins. I'm after those magic moments you'll want to remember, because they are what make your day magical.
Philip Michael Photography
Asad & Kristina
ToastGrandfather of the bride

Monday, October 15, 2012

If something happens to the cake...

If something goes wrong with your wedding cake, it eventually becomes a funny story. The same is true of almost all the details of your celebration--except for the photos.

I've met too many brides who--even ten years later--regret choosing the cheapest photographer, or an inexperienced one just because they were a friend. Ultimately it's OK if something goes wrong with the cake, because when the cake is gone, it's gone. But you'll have your wedding photos forever.
Click here to read reviews by my brides, then ask yourself what you want to be saying about your wedding photos from here on out.

Contact me today for a no-strings consultation! =)


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Another Disney Indulgence

The Happiest Place

Even though it's so much smaller than it's Florida counterpart, I still love Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park. It's the centerpiece to so many good memories!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Senior Portrait Time!

Everyone's going back to school, and it's time to take those senior portraits! Please don't let them put a tacky chin-on-fist picture of you in your yearbook. Do something stylish with me! Contact me today to learn what deals I'm offering 2013 seniors!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Haven't posted in a while, 'cause I just got back from a nice long break on the West Coast! Click the pic if you'd like to see more images from my visit to California! (more to upload soon)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Great Deal on Photo Canvases Today!

Josh & Julie printed one of their favorite wedding photos on a giant canvas for their home.

MooLaLa often has deals on photo canvas, like the one they're offering today. Check it out!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Keck Wedding Album

Preview my latest wedding album, fully custom designed by Philip Michael Photography!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Engagment Offer Ending Soon!

Brides who consult and book with me through this Saturday (June 30th, 2012), will get a FREE Engagement Portrait Session. Celebrate your engagement with beautiful portraits like these:

walk in the daylight

I'm Gonna Marry Jegie!

one more of Dustin & Jihan

Engagement: Josh & Julie

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Photo Challenge: Clothing


It's the last weekend of Spring, so here's an official goodbye to the 2011-12 cool-weather fashions. Although, we said goodbye to them quite awhile ago here in Florida.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's in the Details

A lot of love and thoughtful intention go into the details of every wedding. And it would last only a day, if not for the photographer! ;-) Remember the little things that make your celebration uniquely yours.

Keck Invitation

Dress & Shoes

Wedding: Jessica & Lubin

Friday, June 1, 2012

Between Takes

The formal portraits are often my least favorite part of shooting a wedding, but it must be done! Still, having the wedding party and families altogether often results in my favorite thing--unscripted, true-to-life moments that bring out people's character and relationships. Here are a couple of my favorite in-between shots.

Between Takes

In the midst of about three hundred very stoic formal portraits, a moment of levity.

Asad & Kristina

Photo Challenge: Grandeur

the lion king