Documenting stories of love

both inner + outer

I'm Michael.

I’m a documentary style wedding photographer, based in a little city called Reno.

My work stems from values that are based on authenticity and presence, which means capturing you and your love as it is, as it unfolds. The story you’re a part of is uniquely yours, and I believe in retaining that in the art we create. 

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stories to explore




kind words

Working with Michael was awesome! Aside from the incredible photos provided, Michael was a great person to work with. His responsiveness and willingness to help stood out immensely and I'm truly grateful to have hired someone so down to earth. Thank you Michael for helping bring my vision to life. 

You are great at what you do



If you’re looking for a photographer that’s going to make your shoot fun, easy, and have the best results, Michael is your guy! We loved our hour long couples session at Sand Mountain with Micheal behind the camera- he has such an eye for the exact aesthetic I wanted! He coordinated plans perfectly and was very organized. Michael we are so grateful for your beautiful work!

felt like I was getting pictures done by a friend


couples session

He met us at our destination wedding in Virginia City, Nevada. He took photos of our actual wedding and then outdoors afterwards. He had tons of creative ideas and was so much fun to work with! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a seasoned photographer with extremely high quality work and an amazing eye! You definitely can't go wrong with Michael

Michael is simply amazing!



I was proposing to my now fiancé in Lake Tahoe but reside in Nashville, TN. I was very nervous how it would work with a photographer being so far away. Michael went out of his way to scout the spot a week before and developed a game plan to make the pictures extra special. Also, his editing and photography was top notch. Definitely would suggest his services.

Michael was fantastic from start to finish. 



Michael was our photographer in Virginia City for our wedding. He was great, from first booking him to the moment to our last hug. Michael was definitely the best choice for our wedding. He is very thorough and ready to take on anything you need. Leading up to your day he will make sure all little details will be arranged. There's something to be said about someone that is passionate and detailed about the work they put behind there name.

I can't speak highly enough about Michael



My number one priority is cultivating a space of inclusivity, comfort, and vulnerability.

I want to know you, the real and authentic you and capture that as such. On your wedding day, or on an afternoon with your love, you should look back and feel that moment as you were. This is a place of self love deserved for everyone.

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