Hiring a wedding photographer is a personal decision, and I believe that the person behind the camera is just as important as the photos.
I was born and raised in Switzerland and moved to Puerto Rico at the age of nine. My Dad is Swiss, and my Mom is Puerto Rican, and the story of how they met is pretty amazing. It makes me believe that anything is possible (ask me, and I'll tell you!).
I went to a typical, American university in Florida, which was where I met Eleanor (at a coffee shop!). We've been together for over five years, and in 2016 I moved halfway across the world to live with her in London. She makes me a better person, and I feel so fortunate to live in this vibrant city I get to call home.
I've been photographing weddings for 5 years, and I’m so grateful to photograph them for a living because I get to capture people on one of the happiest days of their lives. I love taking the time to really get to know the couples that hire me - your trust in me helps me create beautiful, heartfelt images. On a wedding day I'm all smiles and treat everyone like friends. In the end, it's about you, not about me.
I consider myself to be warm, approachable and easy-going on one hand, and organised, discreet and professional on the other.
In my spare time, I love making pizzas, drinking coffee and playing video games. A website can only go so far, so if you'd like to see more wedding photos (and get a better feel for who I am!) have a look at my Instagram
I'm based just outside Richmond, Greater London (in St. Margarets!), and would love to photograph your wedding wherever it takes place.
"Michael exemplifies the great distinction between service and hospitality. Service is fine: transactional, detached, and straight to the point. Hospitality goes beyond that: it is about giving, intimacy, and all in the details. Hospitality is an act of love. Michael's manner and work speak more to those virtues that than any vendor we could have dreamed of. Throughout this process, he has become closer to friend and family. We could not be more fortunate to have had him as such an important part of the goofiest, funnest, most perfect day ever. " - Gabi & Raúl
My favourite wedding venues I’ve worked at are -
Hampton Court House
My favourite parts of the wedding day are -
The 15 minutes before you leave for the ceremony, because there’s so much emotion to capture.
That walk down the aisle as a married couple — you’ve done it, time to get a drink!
The speeches, because they bring out the best (and funniest) in everyone.
Here's 5 things about me -
1 - I’d like to think I’m outgoing and friendly, and although I’m guilty of overthinking some things (like whether it’s okay to have that last Percy Pig before breakfast), I’m pretty easy to talk to. An ESFJ after all!
2 - I learn something new with every wedding, and by far two of my favourite things about what I do are all the fascinating people whose weddings I get to photograph and that I get to be surrounded by so much joy and happiness.
3 - Food is one of my biggest joys in life. If I had to pick one thing to eat forever it would probably be pizza (the Neapolitan-style, Italian kind). Coffee is my drink of choice – but before I met Eleanor all I drank were chai tea lattes. She showed me the light!
4 - I really enjoy going out and doing things, but admit that in the winter months cozying up with the heating on and playing on my Nintendo Switch sounds just as appealing.
5 - I’ve been a photographer for almost seven years, and actually started out by photographing music festivals in Puerto Rico and looking back on those pictures now I think my editing was the cringiest thing ever, haha!
That's me! - I'd love to hear about you.