TESTIMONIALS

 

 

 

  • 5/5 stars April 3, 2015

    Michael was our photographer for our wedding and he did an amazing job! He met with us in person 6 months before just to answer any of our questions and get a sense of us as a couple before we hired him. On the day of the wedding, he was on time and had alot of great photo ideas. Neither one of us are very fond of getting our pictures taken usually, and he made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. He was also very quick in processing the pictures- we got the final products 2 weeks later and loved them all! We would definitely recommend Michael to anyone and if we ever need a photographer in the future, we would love to work with Michael again!

    Alyssa J.

  • 5/5 stars March 31, 2015

    We are very fortunate to have Michael shoot our wedding pics. It was a very small civil ceremony in SF city hall with just barest attendance, me my husband and 1 witness. I was quite happy with the pictures after. I actually only asked him to shoot during the ceremony but he said we can get shots on the top floor as well if we wanted to. I was happy to oblige. Although I got tired pretty quickly because I've never been in a situation like that. ^_^ My husband is also a serious hobby photographer so I'm more used to unaware shots. In the short time I could tolerate Michael captured several impressive action shots. We are very fortunate to be blessed by his talent. And thank you also for being patient with us. I wanted the best photographer for my wedding and I'm happy to get it.

    Giselle H.

  • 5/5 stars January 13, 2015

    We hired Michael to shoot our wedding this past November, and my husband and I were beyond happy with his work. The photographs turned out absolutely amazing! From the beginning, working with him was completely seamless. He was quick to respond to any questions we had prior to the event and helped put our minds at ease. When the day came, he knew exactly what we wanted, which helped alleviate a lot of stress on a very busy/stressful day. He was very professional, friendly, and easy to work with. The wedding photos were remarkable; everything we anticipated and more. I would very much recommend Michael to anyone, and would definitely hire him again.

    Danielle C.

 

  • 5/5 stars January 11, 2015

    The world should been seen through the lens of Michael Keel.

    For my husband and I one of our top 5 "must haves" for our wedding was a great photographer.

    While looking at Michael's portfolio, amongst other bidding vendors, it was a no brainer. He showcased an artistry that resonated with how we wanted to remember our 2 day Wedding Celebration in San Francisco. His clients were not posed or placed for "traditional" wedding pictures that you see ALL the time. His pictures are of real and authentic moments.

    As a person, Michael is kind, easy going and helpful. (He gave me a hand figuring out how to tie my husband bow tie). He moves quietly and swiftly around people/crowds going unnoticed to capture moments....must be the Onitsuka Tigers he wears.

    Michaels' work is beautiful. Our friends and family have continued to praise him on how "amazing, stunning, cool and different" our pictures are from any other pictures, wedding or not, they have seen.

    Head on over to his website and take a look for yourself.

    Jessica M.

 

  • 5/5 stars January 9, 2015

    We hire Keel for our engagement. The shot takes two phrases, one on a helicopter and one on land. In total, it takes 4 hours including traffic.

    Keel showed up on time for both shots and did a good job . As we cannot decide the exact the shooting date until the day before shooting, he is able to book two days on his calendar to make rooms for us.

    The final photos are around 120 with some extra versions of the same shots, good work.

    Chenyun Y.

 

  • 5/5 stars January 5, 2015

    He shot a big party for mozilla for my event company. Did a great job. Photos were turned around quickly, and he captured the moment!

    Jud Y.

 

  • 5/5 stars December 24, 2014

    Michael was very personable and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera, which is not an easy feat. The pictures were amazing, and he delivered them in record time! We enjoyed having Michael shoot for us: his creative touch lent a uniqueness to our wedding that made it even more of a special day. Looking back through the pictures today takes me right back, and helps me relive all the best moments, exactly what good pictures should do!

    Siobhan M.

 

  • 5/5 stars December 20, 2014

    We engaged Michael for a pre-wedding photoshoot in San Francisco and he was very easy to work with. He is very efficient in sending over our photos, (way before the agreed timeline!!), and the photos are really nice! Thank you Michael!

    Doreen T.

 

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2014

    Michael was great to work with. Professional and friendly he was able to get the job done without interrupting my work flow during his studio visit.

    Lisa A.

 

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2014

    Michael was awesome to work with. He's extremely talented and came back with more photos than I asked for, all high quality. He took care of everything from beginning to end which made my job a lot easier. I'd recommend him with flying colors.

    Michael K.

 

  • 5/5 stars September 24, 2014

    We hired Michael to do a family shoot in San Francisco. It was a pleasure working with him and we love the results.
    We highly recommend Michael for your next photo shoot.

    Thank you, Michael!

    Kate M.

 

  • 5/5 stars September 17, 2014

    Despite horrendous unforeseen traffic problems, Michael still got there on time and checked in with the bride and groom throughout the event to make sure he was doing what they wanted.

    Sangye H.

 

  • 5/5 stars September 12, 2014

    Michael was exactly what we were looking for! He helped us out with a breathtaking place to shoot in Sonoma County with a laid back attitude. We had a wonderful experience shooting with him and in the end, he provided us with a beautiful portfolio of engagement photos. I would highly recommend Michael for your next shoot!

    Chelsea H.

 

  • 5/5 stars September 7, 2014

    Michael was so incredible to work with! He was very patient even though I was 45 minutes late to our shoot due to various bridal delays. This shortened our available time for our portrait session but Michael used the time he had to get as many amazing shots of me and my husband as possible. Furthermore, he made us feel incredibly comfortable even though both of us aren't used to being in front of the camera. It was a pleasure working with Michael and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a really cool, affordable photographer =)

    Rabell A.

 

  • 5/5 stars August 21, 2014

    My company hired Michael to take photos of a medical professional that will be posted on the website of a large, corporate company soon. Michael was very easy to reach and very flexible throughout the scheduling process. He clearly grasped the client's goals for the look and feel of the shoot when we spoke with him beforehand. Upon receiving the edited photos after the shoot was done, both my company and the client were extremely impressed. Michael captured the subject and her surroundings crisply and cleanly- shedding light on the subject as well as her work environment naturally. All parties are very satisfied with Michael's work and my company looks to maintain a relationship with him and reach out to him for any future photography opportunities.

    Hope S.

 

  • 5/5 stars August 13, 2014

    We had a great experience working with Michael. He was professional and compassionate and easy to communicate with. He completed the job with better than expected results and provided the pictures in a timely manner. I would highly recommend hiring Michael for any project. He is wonderful!

    Lorna C.

 

  • 5/5 stars August 9, 2014

    My husband and I received our photos a while ago and we absolutely love them! Everything went great from the Photo shoot to the final product. Now we have amazing photos to show around... Thank you

    Karen M.

  • 5/5 stars August 3, 2014

    Michael photographed our vow renewal in San Francisco. We just wanted a few photos in two locations (not a whole wedding album) and didn't want to spend multiple thousands of dollars for this. I was having difficulty finding anyone at all who could do high quality photos within our budget. When I got a response from Michael via thumbtack, and viewed his website, I thought there must have been a miscommunication over his prices - because he charges significantly less for very high quality photos. But, the quote was real! He was on time, friendly and professional. He listened to what we wanted and was very easy to work with. I would highly recommend him and will consider him in the future (he does more than weddings!).

    Elizabeth M.

  • 5/5 stars August 3, 2014

    Michael did photo portfolio for me and for my friends. I'am very pleased about work with Michael! He is good professional and kind guy.

    Narek A.

  • 5/5 stars July 29, 2014

    Michael shot our wedding reception at a winery in Napa, and we loved him! He was prompt and very imaginative with the shots he took and suggested we take. We received our picture disc yesterday and we are blown away with the quality of his work! Would definitely recommend him!

    Pamela M.

  • 5/5 stars July 29, 2014

    We recently hired Michael as the photographer for our wedding. Michael was great to work with. He was very patient with us on our wedding day as we tried to make sure that everything was running smoothly. Michael always responded to my emails quickly and was very helpful in answering my MANY questions for him. Our pictures turned out excellent. I highly recommend Michael Keel for any occasion.

    Audra E.

  • 5/5 stars July 26, 2014

    Michael was awesome! Really talented and professional and a pleasure to work with. He got some truly gorgeous shots of our wedding and captured all of the best moments :)

    Thanks Michael!

    Kaitlin Y.

  • 5/5 stars July 3, 2014

    Before I begin let me just say that the pictures that Michael took of my family are perfect! We never had a professional photography session before so we didn't know what to expect.
    He really took the time to find the best locations at the venue and made sure everything was just right before he took our pictures.

    Michael is very fun and personable as well as professional. Would definitely recommend him and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

    Omer M.

  • 5/5 stars July 3, 2014

    Michael took photos at our daughters outdoor wedding in Sonoma County. He was recommended by a friend of hers and when we saw his website, we knew we wanted to hire him. He does not take just standard pose and smile photos. He makes sure they are unique and adds style through his editing. He was great to work with and we are more than happy with the results!

    Betsy A.

  • 5/5 stars June 30, 2014

    Very pleasant, professional and absolute happy with the wedding photos!

    Bill P.

  • 5/5 stars June 29, 2014

    My wife and I were extremely pleased with michael's work. He was punctual, polite, and just great to work with. Very patient with our family, friends, the children in attendance and with our wedding party. Very flexible with shots that we requested and gave great direction for the formal type shots. He also captured many great moments when we were unaware we were even being photographed. He provided all of the images quickly. He work truly speaks for itself but I must stress again how wonderful he was to work with. I would recommend him to anyone. Do yourself a favor and hire Michael you won't be disappointed. Thanks again for helping to make our wedding day so special Kelley and I truly appreciate you and your work.

    Jason R.

  • 5/5 stars June 9, 2014

    Michael shot my fiance and my engagement shoot, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with him. He helped us to pick out the right location, and made us feel comfortable as we set up a variety of different poses. We just received our CD back from him and love it - he captured the moment, and the SF scenery, so well! And he even went above and beyond again afterwards, to help us touch up a few items we were self conscious about our photos :) Wonderful working with him!

    Amy S.

  • 5/5 stars June 7, 2014

    It's a pleasure to work with Michael on our wedding photos. He's very professional but also very friendly. Besides, he responded to our questions and requests very promptly. I've already recommended him to a couple of my friends.

    June C.

  • 5/5 stars June 5, 2014

    I’m not sure I will be able to fully express what an incredible photographer Michael is. My sister found him through internet search for my (surprise) engagement in Napa. She had a few photographers in mind; however, she was most impressed by Michael’s professionalism, prompt response and flexibility…. and of course AMAZING photography portfolio – as are my fiancé and I!
    Firstly, he is a laid back person that exudes positive energy, which definitely helped my fiancé and I be more playful during the photo session. Since we were visitors, he chose the location, which was both beautiful and convenient for us. Michael was also flexible to change the session time, an absolute brilliant idea because the photos came out phenomenal – romantic, artistic, just perfect!!
    Michael, thank you so much for spending the afternoon with us and I look forward to have you as our wedding photographer, maternity and whatever wonderful, memorable events we may have in the near future.
    If you’ve read other review, you probably know that Michael Keel is the best but just in case you have second thoughts because you want your photos to be the absolute best, let me reassure you : get Michael, you won’t regret it !!

    Bardha S.

  • 5/5 stars May 28, 2014

    Michael was wonderful to work with and everything that you could ask of a photographer. He was on time (maybe even early), was fun to work with, and produced extremely high quality and artistic shots that we will treasure forever. :)

    Gina R.

  • 5/5 stars May 8, 2014

    Michael is a rockstar. My husband and I originally scheduled a shoot at 6:30pm but requested to move it to 2:30pm because of weather condition. We were very glad Michael was able to accommodate our request. He was on time, very friendly, coached us well, and we had a great time shooting. He showed us some of the photos he took and we love them!
    I would not hesitate to recommend Michael to my friends, and I think I just found the photographer to contact for a maternity shoot (when the time comes).
    Thank you, Michael, for spending your afternoon with us and for being so flexible. We're so excited to see how the pictures turn out.

    Kai D.

  • 5/5 stars April 27, 2014

    Michael photographed our small backyard wedding, as well as the separate reception that we had at Stern Grove a couple of days later. He made us feel completely at ease and provided the photos in a very timely manner, as well as checked back with us to be sure we received and we were happy with everything. I knew that Michael's vision was excellent just by viewing his photos on his website, but was completely blown away by how well he captured the feeling of our wedding day and the vibe of the party. Thank you Michael for making everything so simple and for making us look so great in photos!!

    Jeannie P.

  • 5/5 stars April 25, 2014

    It was wonderful working with Michael! He was very relaxed and easy to get along with. He was also very patient with us and our shyness with photography :-) I would use him again for sure!!!

    Cori W.

  • 5/5 stars April 24, 2014

    Michael replied to us very promptly. I also appreciated his work and style very much.

    June F.

  • 4/5 stars April 21, 2014

    Michael was great to work with, and the pictures turned out great! We used a couple of them for our holiday cards, and printed and framed a few, too. Overall a great experience. Quick turnaround time and a good value. Would definitely recommend.

    Beth F.

  • 5/5 stars April 20, 2014

    We were married on April 11,2014. You hardly new that Michael was shooting Our Special Day.! Can't wait to see the pictures of our Wedding. Michael was very laid back. He was Professional throughout the whole event.. :) When we receive our photo's we will finish our post ...:) Allan and Carol

    Carol L.

  • 5/5 stars April 17, 2014

    His photos were beautiful. He was also very easygoing about other people taking pictures and was very unobtrusive during the ceremony. I would definitely recommend him.

    Katherine S.

  • 5/5 stars April 2, 2014

    We had a great experience working with Michael on a photo shoot that my husband gifted me for Christmas. I always complain that there are no pictures of myself with my one year old daughter - I am always the one taking them, and so he billed a session with Michael to remedy the situation.

    We decided to meet at a nearby park, and of course the day of the photo shoot my daughter is grumpy, and during the hour I become sweaty and unphotoworthy from holding her and trying to dance around like a monkey to get her to smile... I was pretty certain that we didn't give Michael much to work with that day.

    I was pretty astounded to receive the results! Not only did Michael capture some if the most darling emotions on our faces, there are at least a half dozen images that I am ready to mount on the wall... Bravo!

    We were also so pleased that he charged such a reasonable rate for a complete digital set of pictures from the session. I would highly recommend Michael Keel!

    Amanda G.

  • 5/5 stars March 9, 2014

    On September 7, 2013 we had our wedding in Half Moon Bay and Michael was our wedding photographer. He reached out to us via craiglist. We reviewed his portfolio and instantly fell in love with his work. His follow through and follow up was impeccable. He arrived early to view his scenery and was able to capture moments of magic, love, and untold stories of our future. Our wedding portraits took place in two destinations, Half moon bay and the cable car in San Francisco, and he was able to accommodate with ease. The end results had me in tears. His work and him working with us was a great experience. We HIGHLY recommend him to capture your glimpse of moments in time.

    As a side note, we're a gay couple and he handled our unique situation in a professional manner. He made us feel so comfortable that he drew a crowd in a very busy intersection of San Francisco that captured a beautiful moment of tenderness.

    April Veannisa H.

  • 5/5 stars February 23, 2014

    Michael shot anniversary photos for me and my husband. Working with him was such a fun experience - we felt so comfortable and confident shooting with him. He was very professional, yet laid back enough and easy to work with - both in being amenable to our ideas and offering his own creative take. Michael was also incredibly generous with his time with us. The pictures turned out beautifully and exactly what we were hoping for. Thank you, Michael!

    Laura M.

  • 5/5 stars February 18, 2014

    We live in Dallas, but have family in The Bay! I did my research online and selected Michael. He was very responsive to my emails as well as my thoughts and ideas! He was easy going, very laid back, and most importantly his style was our style. He allowed us to use our ideas and put it into his vision. He was very patient with our kids (3) and (6), which I definitely give him kuddos and a hi-five for that!! :) It was a fun session, and we look forward to you shooting out photos in the very near future!!

    Tiffany M.

    You replied to this review on February 18, 2014:

    Thank you so much!!

  • 5/5 stars February 15, 2014

    Very easy and laid back had a awsome time cant wait to see them.

    Lexie M.

  • 4/5 stars February 10, 2014

    Michael was great - communicative, easy to work with, and we have some wonderful pictures of our family!

    Courtney K.

  • 5/5 stars February 4, 2014

    Amazing amazing photos!!!! Michael's attention to detail and dedication to time for taking the photos was remarkable and better than any other photographer I have ever seen or worked with. My pictures that Michael took on facebook and linkedin got 100s of "likes"! ;) I would definitely hire Michael again in a heartbeat.

    Julia R.

  • 4/5 stars January 30, 2014

    Its great working with Micheal. He makes you comfortable to worth with. He also suggests places and considers your concerns regarding pictures.

    Swetha R.

  • 5/5 stars January 14, 2014

    Michael is very professional, easy going, has excellent communication, on-time, very comfortable and loves what he does, does not make you feel awkward and makes the photoshoot fun. I would recommend him to a friend in a heartbeat!

    Morgan H.

  • 5/5 stars January 13, 2014

    Michael did the photography for my companies corporate photos on our website imatchative.com, he has also done a corporate event for my company when we had our San Francisco launch party. I would recommend him to anyone. He doesn't need much guidance and is very talented. Micahel has done a great job for me both times and is pretty flexible in working with difficult schedules.

    Abigail R.

    You replied to this review on January 13, 2014:

    Fantastic company to do work for, looking forward to doing more with you all.

  • 5/5 stars January 13, 2014

    Great guy to work with. Loved the photos that came out of our surprise engagement. He knew how to handle the situation to help come up with some amazing photos we will treasure forever. Thank you, Michael!

    Blake A.

    You replied to this review on January 13, 2014:

    You are VERY welcome!!!! Remember me for the future date :) Would love to be on board for your special day!

  • 5/5 stars January 11, 2014

    Haven't seen the photos yet but I will make a comment about Michael......awesome guy. He was very personable and knew City Hall very well. Everyone loved him and he helped us feel comfortable

    Stiofan M.

    You replied to this review on January 12, 2014:

    Stiofan- Meeting the both of you was great! You both were a joy and a very fun couple to shoot. Looking forward to being in touch for your wedding shoot as well. Few previews coming your way soon. Have a great week - and talk soon.

  • 5/5 stars December 27, 2013

    I cannot express enough gratitude. I had a very big request......a portrait of 19 grandchildren (a Christmas present to my Gramma). Michael did an outstanding job. As you can imagine, it took a lot of effort to coordinate the schedule of 19 adults. Michael was super patient and understanding with all of the scheduling fuss. He took a ton of pictures of my very large brood, and delivered the edited, gorgeous pictures to me just in time to present a beautiful portrait to my Gramma on christmas eve. Thank you again Michael.

    Danielle S.

    You replied to this review on January 12, 2014:

    You are very welcome, thank you so much. 19 adults was a challenge but everything turned out fantastic! Happy new year!

  • 5/5 stars December 19, 2013

    Michael was awesome and easy to work with! Very efficient, so fortunate he was there to capture our most special day!

    Angela M.

  • 5/5 stars December 8, 2013

    Michael is amazing!! I've used his services for both my wedding & engagement! He knows what he does. Very easy & fun to work with him! Would definitely recommend to anybody! Thanks, Michael for awesome shots!

    Anastasia K.

    You replied to this review on January 12, 2014:

    You are VERY welcome! Hope to see you in the near future.

  • 4/5 stars December 8, 2013

    Ana F.

  • 4/5 stars December 2, 2013

    Was a very pleasant 1.5hr experience. our first time doing a photoshoot and we thought it was going to be awkward but Michael made it a very relaxing enjoyable process. we are looking forward to the pics!

    Jessica P.

  • 5/5 stars November 20, 2013

    Amazing! Michael was the photographer for our wedding, and he did a fantastic job. He was prompt, had great suggestions for getting the best photos, and most importantly, he was patient with us during our special day. His photos are worth every penny. Thanks for the memories!

    Jeremy P.

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2013

    Michael was professional, prompt and fun to work with. He suggested an appropriate duration of time for shooting the event we were planning at SF City Hall (a wedding) and, most importantly, his photographs just blew us away. The quality, artistry and talent involved are obvious. We couldn't be happier with the final product. Michael's background as a working photographer and photojournalist are obvious in the quality of his work.
    We would use him again in a heartbeat and recommend him without hesitation to any and everybody who needs photography for any occasion.

    Erica S.

  • 5/5 stars November 18, 2013

    Michael was great! Was very flexible and easy to get along with. Seems like a perfectionist when it comes to his work. I can't wait to see my pictures from my surprise engagement party!

    Nicole M.

  • 5/5 stars November 15, 2013

    Michael was a dream to work with! I needed some professional head shots on short notice, so I posted a job request on Tuesday night, hired Michael for Thursday and by Friday morning I had 45 top-quality shots to choose from. His work is beautiful (it speaks for itself) and he really knows what he's doing. If you're looking for professional, high-quality photographs, Michael is your guy.

    Katharine M.

  • 4/5 stars October 30, 2013

    Michael was prompt, arriving before we even showed up! He was very sociable and did amazingly well with our 1-year-old. It was her birthday party with a lot of different personalities and extended family so having someone that made everyone feel comfortable was very important! The CD of photos arrived within a week, impeccable follow-up with a LARGE set of images that covered 4 hours of festivities. Very professional, and a wonderful personality.

    Cherry P.

  • 5/5 stars October 30, 2013

    Michael was really a pleasure to work with. He photographed our wedding and we could not have made a better choice. The pictures turned out amazing! He captured the moments that now bring back such lovely memories so beautifully. Professionalism, photographic style and artistry - I am definitely hiring him again for future events! :)

    Tri N.

  • 5/5 stars October 24, 2013

    Michael was very professional and personable. He came to our home to photograph our newborn baby. The pictures turned out incredible and we couldn't be happier. He's a talented photographer and we will be asking definitely hire him in the future!

    Sara C.

  • 5/5 stars October 20, 2013

    Loved my anniversary photos with Michael. A true professional and will definitely work with him again!

    Ashmani J.

  • 5/5 stars October 12, 2013

    Michael was on time and picked our some great spots for or family pictures. He was also great with our 2 year old son and shockingly was able to consistently have him looking and smiling at the camera. I would definitely recommend Michael.

    Kelly A.

  • 5/5 stars October 3, 2013

    Mike, shot our outdoor wedding. He was on time, asked a lot of questions to gauge our wants and how he can blend his style of art with what we hoped to see. The end product were stunning shots, capturing everyone's happy moments. Simply mike delivered. Highly lucky that we found him. He gets my recommendation without an second of hesitation.

    Frank M.

  • 5/5 stars October 1, 2013

    We retained Michael Keel for a total of 6 hours, to photograph our San Francisco marriage in a documentary-style. We are completely satisfied and recommend him highly to anyone. We especially recommend him to creative persons, as you will meet a kindred spirit in Michael.

    We appreciated that Michael:
    • had thought about our shoot before the event
    • wanted to know our thinking, too
    • cabbed around with us no our marriage day and was okay with letting us ask him to photograph us in seemingly mundane times (waiting in line, eating lunch, being driven around, selecting pastries, etc). We prompted him several times in this way.

    We also love Michael’s photographic eye, which in our shoot captured, amongst other values, three dimensionalism, edginess (at times), pleasant angularity, and dynamism where and when possible.

    Michael delivered all images on time and without hassles or delay, and delivered images on disk.

    We had a stellar time meeting Michael, working creatively with him, and, frankly, cabbing around San Francisco with him in the mix! He made us feel comfortable and a little like celebrities! We would retain Michael Keel again, and we are thrilled in advance for anyone else who retains him.

    Ted and Tiffany

    Ted N.

    You replied to this review on January 12, 2014:

    This was by far one of the most fun experiences shooting a couple for me. Documentary style, following you around and documenting YOUR special day. Wishing you nothing but positivity and love for the rest of your lives. Cheers to 2014.

  • 5/5 stars October 1, 2013

    I cannot say enough good things about Michael. We have done family photos with a professional a few times and this was by far the very best experience we have had. Michael was fun, imaginative, good with our kids, etc. Most importantly, the photos were stunning. Truly thoughtful and beautiful work - would highly recommend Michael for any type of photos!

    Katie B.

  • 5/5 stars October 1, 2013

    Michael was awesome to work with. He was easy to contact and deal with. He was at our event right on time, took over immediately and we barely even had to ask for anything. He captured our day beautifully for us, including some of finer details. Thanks Michael, look forward to working with you again!

    Praneeti P.

  • 5/5 stars September 13, 2013

    Michael was great to work with. Very accommodating to our schedules and got some great artistic shots.

    Brian N.

  • 4/5 stars September 7, 2013

    Michael Keel Photography was hired to take pictures of an author I represent as she participated in a book signing tour. The project required two consecutive days and 50 minutes time at each of 3 locations. Michael has a good eye in combination with a vivid imagination which he puts to use in staging pictures and in taking shots of a more candid nature. I would like to have seen more interaction between the author and the store customers. Would I use his services should the need arise in the future? Most assuredly. Michael delivers on his promises and has a code of ethics and personal values which I find too often missing in businesses. His word is his bond. Thank you Michael.

    Ron P.

  • 5/5 stars August 28, 2013

    Michael was a great photographer to work with. He was very flexible with timing, stayed with us longer to get the right shots, and turned them around for us very quickly. Definitely recommend Michael for anyone that wants some unique artsy photos.

    Jen K.

  • 5/5 stars August 23, 2013

    Very professional an knowledgeable. Was a excellent instructor. He taught us how to use our digital SLR correctly.

    Ward M.

  • 5/5 stars June 24, 2013

    Just had a fantastic photo shoot with my kids the other day. Michael is so personable and professional - and the best part is that my kids love him. We chose the site and he showed up and got to work. We just got the images back and they're ALL fantastic - not an easy task as my kids are 6 years and 11 months. I had hoped for that one perfect shot that would scream "print me!" but I ended up with more than 20 of them! We were very impressed with his ability to deal with and direct both kids (and the two of us parents!) while getting great shots and letting the kids have fun at the same time.
    I highly recommend Michael for a fun, relaxed, professional photo session.

    Renee P.

  • 5/5 stars June 17, 2013

    Michael responded to my request the same hour that I posted the request for a photographer. I was quoted a reasonable price that we agree on. Michael showed up on time. my mother was there to greet him, she said he was friendly and professional. we asked if we could have the pictures done on a rush schedule. we paid a small rush few and the pictures were delivered within the week as promised. The images turned out really great. we will definitely use him on our other projects. I even have people asking me for his number. I'm very happy that I found Michael and thumbtack.

    Shante B.

  • 5/5 stars March 17, 2013

    i haven't received all the proofs yet, but Michael was here taking photos yesterday and did a great job. Was easy to be around and knew what photos would be great for my newborn. He was really reasonably priced and did a good mix of photos I had said I want and ideas of his own that I thought sounded great. Can't wait to receive the final product...thanks!

    Update: I received the photos from Michael and they were great! A good variety of shots, and a good amount of edited photos per our terms. He also provided watermarked and non-watermarked photos so I could post online and print out for myself. Overall it was a great experience, I will definitely use him again and would recommend to anyone!

    Rachel K.

  • 5/5 stars February 16, 2013

    Michael did a great job taking photos of our family. We are thrilled with the images and loved working with Michael. My husband also uses him to photograph his work projects and the results are never less than spectacular. I highly recommend Michael for any and all of your photography needs.

    Lindsay K.

  • 5/5 stars February 13, 2013

    My experience with Michael Keel of Michael Keel Photography was excellent. I am a painter and I contracted him to photograph some of my paintings for my website. I am very happy with the quality of his images; my work is hard to photograph due its size and paint application, yet he was able to convey a sense of the scale and do justice to the surface. He was also very professional and prompt. I would definitely recommend his services to a friend.

    Anne H.

  • 5/5 stars February 13, 2013

    Michael's photography went above and beyond my greatest expectations...and I am a photographer myself, so I was really hoping for something special.
    I had been taking our family photos myself for years...start the timer and run kind of thing. Finally decided to hire a real photographer to hopefully get something done right. Well, I will never worry about the self timer again. And as much as I hate to admit it, Michael's vision and talent for setting the scene surpasses even my own. The photos were both very artistic and completely natural looking, all rolled into one!
    Not to mention...Michael was very professional, genuinely interested in our family, and enjoyable to be around.

    Kevin W.

  • 5/5 stars February 13, 2013

    My husband and I needed a photographer that had the patience to capture a great photo of us and our 6 dogs. We've done this before with other photographers and we know what a challenge it is getting all 6 to behave and look at the camera at the same time. As predicted it did have it's chaotic moments. But Michael just kept shooting and telling us it was all fine, which put me at ease and captured some fun moments. Even when one of our dogs took off (our fault) Michael put down his camera and took off after him, and brought him back to finish the shoot. The photos were very artistically done with this cool 60's effect. Not sure how he did it but we loved it because it was very different from other photos we have. He also did some lovely B&W's which are begging to be made into an iPhoto booklet. We even blew up our favorite and had it canvas wrapped to hang in our office at home. I would recommend Michael Keel Photography for any type of photo shoot knowing you will get something artistically beautiful and maybe a little unexpected.

    Andree S.

  • 5/5 stars February 13, 2013

    I had used Michael Keel years ago for some beautiful nature shots in Northern California. Then when it came time to have some engagement/wedding shots taken I looked him up again. I was really happy to see that he not only was still taking photos, but also had matured and gotten much more accomplished. He is very easy to get along with and the results are beautiful.

    Brian M.

  • 5/5 stars February 13, 2013

    Michael exceeded my expectations in every possible way. He's very professional and dependable. The guy knows what he's doing...and he's great with making suggestions and pointing out details re: planning, staging, etc. that we never would have thought of. He listened very carefully to what we were looking for re: our wedding photos and, simply put, he nailed it.

    Not only is Michael a superb photographer, he's extremely creative and an excellent graphic designer. I was extremely pleased with the photo proofs (as I knew I would be)...but when I saw them put together in our album proof I was blown away. I've never seen an album that looks as good as ours.

    And the icing on the cake? He's such a nice guy and easy to work with. Michael is worth every penny and then some.

    Karel S.

  • 5/5 stars February 13, 2013

    Michael keel is great at what he does and always acts in the upmost professional manner. I wouldn't have photos taken by anyone else!!!

    Renee G.

  • 5/5 stars February 5, 2013

    I recently started my own Catering company. I hired Michael to photograph the food for my website. He has an incredible eye, is so easy to work with, and is so professional. His attention to detail is remarkable.

    When I received the finished photos I was amazed! The colors were so vivid and each photo was frame worthy! We have already scheduled a second shoot. He is the best. I highly recommend him for any kind of photo shoot.

    Tamara W.

  • 5/5 stars January 28, 2013

    Michael J.

  • 5/5 stars October 14, 2012

    Michael was an absolute professional and I couldn't recommend him more highly. I hired him to photograph my proposal to my girlfriend (now fiance). We are able to coordinate by email and phone having never met in person. He arrived early and was able to capture us talking before I proposed, during the proposal, and then after as we celebrated. It was perfect.

    And his photos are beautiful! He has a creative eye and a masters touch. My fiance and I couldn't be more pleased!

    Todd S.