It’s always so excit­ing to step out of your safe zone and to shoot some­thing new. What was so spe­cial at this wed­ding? Beau­ti­ful music, which I’m afraid I could not cap­ture and three wed­ding cere­mon­ies back to back – civil, Jew­ish and Chinese. Enjoy the images and don’t miss the testi­mo­ni­al below the post. Laura and Dav­id, thank you for the trust you put in me.

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Wedding album

wedding album

Testimonial

One supremely talented photographer”

For us, more than any­thing, a wed­ding pho­to­graph­er had to sur­prise, amuse, delight and move, but def­in­itely without glitz or sen­ti­ment­al­ity. Fab­ulous, assured and com­plete tech­nic­al mas­tery are the most import­ant qual­it­ies – and, the sign of a real pro­fes­sion­al – get­ting it right first time, every time, because you don’t get many repeat oppor­tun­it­ies at a wed­ding. Michael under­stood instantly what was required – we are an older couple, a bit out of the soft-focus age-group – and we had a com­plex series of cere­mon­ies: civil, Jew­ish, and then Chinese. He was as excited as us about them, and des­pite nev­er hav­ing exper­i­enced the last two, cap­tured them with all the joy and occa­sion­al solem­nity that they require. They would tax the finest pho­to­graph­ers, but he was imme­di­ately attuned. His por­traits of our guests were won­der­ful, and some are mas­ter­pieces of the photographer’s art. He is a charm­ing, mod­est, THINKING pho­to­graph­er and we occa­sion­ally – but only occa­sion­ally – glimpsed him dur­ing the day scut­tling around at high speed get­ting the most beau­ti­ful, unex­pec­ted and relaxed pic­tures. The res­ult was a treas­ury of views that we nev­er saw or exper­i­enced ourselves: a com­pletely dif­fer­ent view of our wed­ding, a new dimen­sion. Any com­pet­ent pro­fes­sion­al can do the stand­ard stuff. He delivered this with amaz­ing speed and assur­ance (and without bor­ing our guests, who have more import­ant things to do). But there was much more besides. His fee was also extraordin­ary value com­pared with the usu­al sus­pects. Snap him up, so to speak, while you can. Every­one is to a cer­tain extent appre­hens­ive about their wed­ding pho­to­graph­er; you can have com­plete con­fid­ence in this delight­ful and superb artist.

Dav­id Levy and Laura Liew, Lon­don