“To say that I was pleased with Mike’s work is an enormous understatement. My wedding photos from Mike are the most gorgeous photos I’ve ever had. More importantly, they capture the joy, excitement, beauty, and overwhelming love that I felt on that day. There are so many PERFECT photos that it will be almost impossible to choose which ones to frame.
From day one, Mike was communicative and responsive, and always relaxed and cheerful. At the wedding, his presence was one of calm competence. I gave him a list of family portraits to take, and he corralled our family into place with cheer and good humor. He was a pleasure to be around — one of my guests even commented how nice it was to see the photographer having FUN doing his job. My guests loved Mike, and he made all of us feel so comfortable. And during those times when you want to pretend he’s not there, he disappears: During the ceremony, I never once saw him or his partner, and yet the photos they captured during the ceremony are some of my absolute favorites.
The bottom line is that Mike’s skills are unparalleled — you will, without doubt, LOVE your photos. Just as important, he is a joy to be around. The photographer may be the person you have the most one-on-one time with during your wedding, besides your spouse-to-be; you want that person to be fun, easy-going, and charming. Mike is that person. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
My husband and I met Mike in Davis, CA, where we had the privilege of getting to know Mike as both a friend and a talented photojournalist and burgeoning wedding photographer. When it came time for our wedding, there was no question that we wanted Mike to be our photographer, despite having to fly him out to CA from Montana.
We have zero regrets. I appreciated that Mike talked with me before the wedding to get a sense of our vision, and share some of his own ideas. When our plans for a fun photo shoot didn’t work out the day of our wedding, Mike just rolled with it and rescheduled it for later that weekend. He made a point of making sure that he wouldn’t add any extra stress to the event. Far from adding stress, Mike’s positive energy and supportive attitude made him a blast to work with, for my husband and I as well as our guests. At the end of the weekend, I kept hearing the same words from my friends and family, almost as though someone passed them a political talking point: “Best wedding photographer EVER!” And that was before we saw the photos…
Mike’s photojournalism background is evident in his approach to wedding photography: rather than doing round after round of boring posed portraits, Mike keeps the focus on candid shots, making people look their best while also looking REAL (though he snaps a nice portrait as well!)
While looking through our wedding photos, I feel like I’m reliving the events, seeing genuine happiness and love in the faces of our friends and family. We now have the story of our wedding captured in beautiful photographs, and we will treasure them for a lifetime.
It’s hard to say what I appreciate more about Mike as a photographer- his positive energy and downright charming manner, or his fabulous photographs. It’s rare to find a person who is both easy-going and fun, AND extremely professional. Mike is both of these, and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs a wedding photographer!
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Mike Greener is an AMAZING photographer and businessman. He was flexible and open minded when it came to our wants and needs as clients. He has an eye for such natural and story telling photos. He has a sense of humor and knows how to make a bride feel at ease on such a stressful day. He was there from start to finish on our big day. That was one thing that I really wanted in a photographer. I didn’t want a “4 hour package”. I wanted someone to document our journey from morning to night. Mike outdid himself and I am so thankful we hired him for our wedding photographer. When I look back at my wedding photos, I feel as though I am reliving the best day of my life. We would not change ANYTHING about our experience with Mike.
Big Fork, Montana
“We knew Mike would be great when we hired him and when we got the shots back after the wedding they were even better than the already high expectations than we had. Any photographer can take set shots of the bride and groom and their families. Not many can get the candid shots that Mike gets regularly. The day goes by so fast and there is so much that you don’t see, but then we got to see it all through Mike’s lenses. From the amazing action shots on the dance floor, the fantastic photographs of everyone’s reactions, the speeches to the truly unbelievable shots of everyone watching the homemade fireworks display at the end of the night. He used the light from the fireworks to get pictures that I didn’t think were possible in the middle of the night with no other light. One of the best parts is that I’m a strong believer that you should live life and not interrupt it to take pictures. Mike was invisible the entire time he was doing this great work. He went beyond not getting in the way of the party and the natural flow of what was happening. I literally forgot that he was there. In the best way. I’ve lost count of the compliments that we’ve gotten from people on what a great job he did.”
“Mike! Thank you so much for everything! You are an amazing photographer & person. From the very first phone call with you, we knew we were in good hands! Your easy going, fun demeanor made things go just that much smoother on the day of! Meeting you for the first time on the day of our wedding, I felt like you were an old friend. It’s probably due to your great communication on the phone and through email. You definitely puts us at ease and were not all up in your face when photographing! I appreciated how you let the day flow organically and were there to capture those magical in the moment-moments; which is exactly what we wanted! We’ll definitely be recommending you!”
Charleston, South Carolina
“Josh and I got married last year at the Creek Club at I’On just outside Charleston, South Carolina. Mike was incredible! He flew across the country to come photograph our wedding and we couldn’t have been happier. We tell stories about Mike when we get together with our family and friends about how hard he worked and captured every special moment from start to finish. Everyone loved Mike at our wedding and ask for his info all the time. Mike will slide across dance floors in dripping sweat to make sure he gets every perspective of the wedding. His pictures really tell a great story and he is so easy to work with on top of his great personality!”
“Mike was the first to arrive at the ranch on the wedding day, lucky enough to encounter the black bear on the property. He scouted out the property and the day began. His personality is, for lack of a better word, perfect for the job he does. He is personable, fun and easy which makes the “photographed” feel at ease and natural, making for successful and flattering photographs. His documentary style is unique and exciting.
His photographs are very alive and dynamic. I wasn’t able to be everywhere at once, but through his photographs, I feel like I can share a bit more in everyones celebration. Mike is the one for capturing facial expressions and emotions.
Mike was amazing at not only being invisible when needed (during the ceremony), but also has a talent for working with all the family members. He knows what compositions he wants, he knows how to ask for them and he gets results quickly, so our guests didn’t have to wait all that long! big plus for everyone. Having said that, he was more than happy to oblige our every need, desire and request. His only downfall was that I wanted to hang out with him more, but he was “on the job”. I know I speak for my husband and Mother when I say I am indebted to Mike for doing the job that I had hoped for.
Picking a photographer can be daunting, as the market seems to be flooded these days.
In conclusion, the three words I’d pick to describe Mike as a wedding photographer would be; comfortable, perceptive and prepared.”
“We were so lucky to have Mike be our photographer for our Colorado Wedding Weekend! He did an amazing job of making everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera while getting the best shots. He even took a few rolls on the ground to get different angles. All of the wedding party loved having him around. We flew Mike all the way out to Colorado for our wedding because we heard what an awesome job he does…and let me tell you he didn’t disappoint!! Very professional, very high quality, and at the same time captured different aspects of our wedding that amazed my wife and I. I would highly recommend Mike for any event, not just weddings. Since I won’t be getting married again, I plan to have him do our photos for the rest of life’s adventures!”
“I’ve always had trouble relaxing around photographers — but not Mike! He put me at ease from the moment I met him. Mike manages to make photography fun. At the same time, he also takes seriously his commitment to photograph important life moments. He is enthusiastic, reliable and hard-working. He works well with family and friends of all ages. He did a beautiful job with our wedding and our engagement party, and now I never want to work with anyone else. Two of Mike’s greatest strengths are his candid photos and action shots. He really knows how to capture a moment — whether it was our first kiss as husband and wife, the breaking of the glass, or our special moments on the dance floor, Mike’s camera caught those moments and preserved them for us forever. I’d recommend Mike to others in a heartbeat — for weddings and all other occasions!”
Lake Tahoe, California
“Mike, You have an uncanny ability to capture the action and emotion of every moment with beautiful images. And in addition to giving us wonderful pictures, you were great to work with. We appreciate how your were able to incorporate our ideas and preferences, and really went the extra mile to be sure we were happy. The photo-booth was awesome and gave us some of the most hilarious photos and great memories of our friends. Thanks for setting it up. In addition, we liked how you weren’t obtrusive in any way, either during the ceremony, the reception, or any of the other parts of our day-long event. You were a comfortable guy to be around, and have a great sense of how to slip into the background when you needed to. All in all, I’m so glad we picked you to do our wedding. From the preparation, through the big day, and to the final delivery of a wonderfully edited album, it was clear that you care a lot about your photography work. We would recommend you to anyone!”
“Working with Mike Greener was a great experience. Obviously, I had never had my own wedding photographer before, but my husband and I had been to plenty of weddings and understood what we did not want in a photographer. I thought Mike Greener did a perfect job shooting our wedding. His approach seemed seamless to me and Mike blended in so well with the guests. We didn’t have too many ideas of what we wanted, but Mike always seemed to have a plan and we found him to be super helpful. We knew we wanted someone relaxed that could be sent off into the crowd and really capture what our friends and family are about.
When I went through the pictures just few days after the wedding, nothing was missing. Mike was there from the beginning. The traditional photos with family and the wedding party were an enjoyable experience and did not take a lot of time so we could still enjoy the cocktail party. I love the pictures of the wedding party getting ready, kids running all over the place, and he even got some great shots of the dog. Mike got the preparation, the walk down the aisle, the kiss, happy family members smiling after the ceremony, the dancing and speeches. I see something new every time I look through my wedding photos. Mike Greener was fun and laid back. The perfect wedding guest and a really nice guy with a great eye for what our Montana wedding was all about. When the light was falling behind the Bitterroot Mountains, Mike made sure he found John and I in the crowd and pulled us away for some of my favorite photos – you can totally count on him for something wonderful.”
“Mike Greener is an amazing photographer, and a talented photojournalist. He captured so many candid, special moments during our wedding day. He even noticed small things, such as the flower girl playing with her necklace and the groomsman wearing three top hats at the reception. Mike is easy-going and fun to work with. He listened to our requests to understand what we wanted out of having the wedding photographed. He balanced the needs of the guests with those of the bride and groom to take the right number of posed and candid shots. After the wedding, Mike created a gorgeous wedding photo album for us. His photos show the story of our wedding day, and we’re happy to have worked with him!”
San Francisco, California
“We were fortunate to have Mike document our wine country wedding and we were absolutely thrilled with the results! From first contact Mike showed the utmost willingness to seek out and deliver the very essence of our wedding experience through hard work and fine attention to detail. After sixteen months of wedding planning I had a very clear vision for our big day and Mike did such a fantastic job tuning in to not only what we wanted, but more importantly, what we did not want for our photos. The final product was spot on! Rather than being stuck with stuffy “classic” wedding pictures, Mike was able to capture all of the candid moments throughout our ceremony and reception.We never felt that he was “in the way” or disrupting the natural flow of the afternoon and he did such a great job connecting with our guests. Thanks to Mike, every time I look at our photos I am immediately taken back to the special moments and I can feel all the love and happiness we were surrounded with on our special day.”
Allison & Peter
“I will say that I was – and still am – incredibly impressed by the approach Mike Greener took towards photographing our wedding. He did such a splendid job. Neither Peter or I followed the “traditional” way of doing things at our wedding. Mike was incredible at capturing both the traditional and non-traditional aspects of the occasion. His attention to the details is what set him apart from the rest. Children and adults playing, the shot of our hands with our rings, etc. He really has an eye for intimate moments.
From the photos he took of everyone getting ready to the creative twist he on put on those of the party afterward, he was never invasive or annoying. Mike was all over the place, part of the crowd, friendly, and respectful. Mike Greener is an incredibly talented photographer and I feel blessed that we were able to have him at our wedding.”