"Mike Steelman is a true professional with a passion for his job. He made me and my fiance feel very comfortable in front of the camera, resulting in natural expressions and amazing images (the colors he brings out are fabulous!). Mike was unobtrusive throughout the day, but was able to capture all of the special moments of our wedding day in a most beautiful way. He is amazing, and as a wedding professional myself, I would definitively recommend him to any and all couples!" - Kristin Clayton
�The wedding pictures are seriously amazing!!! I love how you caught so much emotion in a picture. Normally pictures are a snap shot, a still. But these are an exception. They have so much life in every one, it is amazing. I don't know how you do it! Those special moments really are priceless and you can't get them back. Thank you again!� - Niki West
"Mike was an absolute dream. I would highly recommend him. He is incredibly passionate and enthusiastic about weddings and his work, and passionate about his subjects. He really took the time to get to know us and to share in our excitement about our day. And it shows in the photos, how relaxed we were around him, how much fun we had!� - Kat J.
"Mike Steelman and his staff are by far the most talented photographers I know. I have worked in the news business for five years and have not encountered a photographer with as much passion, creativity, and professionalism as Mike.� - Dianne Derby
"LOVE HIM! He not only takes great pictures, he has wonderful energy. The first thing I noticed about his pictures was his ability to get awesome shots of children which is not always easy to do. I don't know how he does it but he has found a way to make everyone look their best. He is very creative in his pictures and not afraid of thinking outside of the box. Another thing that was a deciding factor for me was his personality. We were so happy to have him there to be a part of our wedding day. He loves his work and really cares about your event. My husband is one of those people who is afraid of the camera but Mike put him at ease and got tons of gorgeous shots! We really had a lot of fun taking pictures with Mike." -Kayla R.
Wedding Photography for the Discerning Bride ~ San Francisco Wedding Photographer, Monterey Bay Wedding Photography, serving San Francisco, Monterey, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Los Altos, Atherton, SF Bay Area, Napa Valley, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Boise, and beyond.Bay Area Wedding Photographer Mike Steelman is a lifestyle wedding photographer. His base studio is located in Monterey, California but he frequently travels easily to serve his clients. Mike is the preferred photographer for the Monterey Plaza Hotel, The Intercontinental Monterey, The Clement, La Playa Hotel, Chateau Julien Wine Estate, The Beach Resort Monterey, Quail Lodge Golf Resort, and many more. Specializing in boutique wedding photography with an "unobtrusive yet gently persuasive approach"�, Mike is able to use his photojournalism skills combined with a classic undertone to create more than just photographs, but life art. His wedding photography is edgy, refined, fun, and all about who you are. Mike is down to earth and eager to earn your trust. He believes that trust is the key ingredient to producing beautiful imagery. With clients from from the Pacific in Maui, Hawaii to Hollywood, CA; the beaches of Miami, Florida to the country fields of Boise, Idaho and beyond.
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