Awards and Reviews
Adam is has an amazing talent for capturing the moment. He went with us to our destination and everything went perfect. He looked into the weather almanac ahead of time to see when the sun typical came up, went down and typical weather conditions. I didn't know how important it was to have a plan - but he did and I trusted it. Plan went perfect and everything worked out great. While he was taking the pictures you could see his passion and excitement which we believe lead to the result of perfection. He wasn't there only to do a job - he understood the meaning of the trip and was great to work with!
Adam Michaels is unreal! The photos he takes are absolutely phenomenal! Being a camera shy and nervous bride he made it such a relaxed and comforting setting for both the engagement shoot and wedding day. He is extremely accommodating when it comes to where and when you want to shoot. He will also capture any photo you have in mind for the wedding day! I would and will recommend Adam to anyone and everyone! We had a second shooter, Jamie, who is so great and fun to be around. Such talented, kind, fun people to work with. So glad we went with Adam for our wedding photographer!
Adam’s wedding and engagement photography are simply the best I’ve ever seen. After researching wedding photographers for months, my wife (then fiancee) and I met with Adam to go over ideas. We were planning a wedding with many moving parts, and Adam was open, receptive, and flexible enough to give us exactly what we wanted while still providing his top-notch artistic product. On the day of our engagement shoot, Adam had pre-planned locations, a second photographer, and a timeline that allowed us to get amazing sunset and twilight pictures that are like nothing I’ve ever seen before. He made us laugh, feel comfortable, and showed genuine interest in giving us what we wanted. On our wedding day, with so many guests to see and so much on our minds, Adam (and Jamie) were calm, professional, and working non-stop to capture every special moment of our day. It was one aspect of the day that we had absolutely no worries about: he and Jamie were incredible! Adam’s photography and editing skills speak for themselves. Just look at his portfolio to see how fantastic and unique his work is. However, with Adam you are getting more than a great photographer. You are hiring a true professional who will be transparent with pricing, who is 100% reliable, and who you will feel comfortable entrusting with such an important job: capturing your big day!
Adam was a fantastic photographer and captured every moment of our wedding day perfectly. Every little detail about the day (especially the ones we may have missed) were so beautifully documented. He’s extremely easy to work with... easy payments, flexible schedule, and responds quickly.
Ugh, where to start! Adam is an amazing photographer! He shot our engagement and wedding photos and I couldn't be happier! Very professional and on point and he will make you feel so comfortable! Even my family members came up to me after the wedding raving about how awesome he was! I promise you if you hire Adam he will not disappoint! Thanks again Adam :)
Adam was FANTASTIC! He was purposeful with our time and skillful with his photography and positioning. He made sure that we hit the best places in the city at the right time to capture the best light. He is absolutely a master of his craft and I look forward to booking him to capture my next big life event! If you’re on the fence about who to hire, Adam is your guy if you want the most remarkable pictures possible!
Adam was the best photographer a bride could ask for, and a dream to work with. From the moment I met him I knew we would work great together. His work is amazing and his personality is even better! My husband and I had a great time at the engagement shoot. We had never had pictures taken together before, and it really helped work out some of our awkwardness! Not to mention we received some pretty bomb pictures out of it for our Save the Dates!
When you hire Adam, you don’t just hire a photographer; you hire a day of coordinator too! He helped to plan out the entire wedding day, from getting ready to the big exit! He was incredibly organized and helpful, and on the timeline you can also list out what “must have” photos you want! The whole wedding day went without a hitch! He arrived at the hotel soon after hair and makeup came and stayed busy the whole time! We were running early so had time for extra pictures prior to the ceremony! After the ceremony, he stayed cool when all 70 members of my family lined up for a group picture! He was nonstop all reception, and guests kept coming up to us saying that he was the hardest working person there!
We received all of our pictures in an incredibly timely manner and they are AMAZING!!! (Seriously. Check out his blog. They’re awesome.) All of his hard work through the whole day really show with the amount of awesome pictures. Each one is perfect. There is a good mix of posed and candid, and even the dance floor pictures look great. We could not thank Adam enough for the unbelievable job he did in transforming two awkward engineers into models. HIRE HIM! You won’t regret it.
Adam was the best photographer I could have asked for! He made our engagement photos so much fun and our wedding day so easy. He was very thorough and made sure we took every picture we wanted. On top of that, our photos are outstanding! He truly captured our relationship and made the entire experience that much better. He was basically my personal assistant the day of the wedding and made sure I had everything I needed and everyone was where they needed to be. I want to say that before we booked him we had never even heard of him and after booking him we gained a great friend! I would recommend him to any family member, friend, stranger, etc. He is so talented! Thank you Adam, you rock!
From our very first meeting at one of our favorite neighborhood haunts to our wedding day and beyond, we felt that no other photographer could have captured our love and joy quite like Adam. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, which paid off in a big way in our photos. My wife and I were nervous about having engagement photos because we didn't think it was our "thing", but Adam and Jamie made the experience a joy and took us to wonderful locations around the city. The pictures were beautiful and having an engagement session was such a good way to get to know our photographers before our big day. Adam was fun and professional, so easy to work with, and felt like a part of our family on our wedding day. All of our wedding vendors were great, but Adam was the absolute best and went above and beyond - he even volunteered to drive me to the location of our first look. Our pictures turned out beautifully and we could not have been happier. Adam and his second shooter, Jamie, captured moments from our wedding that have made us laugh and cry and gave us memories to treasure for the rest of our lives. I have recommended Adam to every friend I know who has recently gotten engaged and I can't wait to hire him again as a photographer for more special occasions.
When we needed a fantastic yet affordable photographer for our wedding, Adam Michaels was there for us, both literally and figuratively. He was willing to work with us to meet our budget, and the pictures he produced went far beyond our expectations. Not only are his results incredible, but the whole experience, from the first time we met him in a coffee shop to chat, to the day we will remember forever, was great. The engagement session serves as the perfect opportunity to become familiar with Adam and his shooting style and, not to mention, is a ton of fun! Leading up to the day of the wedding, Adam was more than willing (and patient enough) to answer our endless questions. On the day of, working with Adam, was super easy and very laid back, and allowed us to worry about one less thing on such a hectic day. Fortunately, almost everything else went smoothly that day, making it such an amazing memory, which is in every way enhanced by the beautiful photos we have of it! We, Chris and Christine, highly recommend you book Adam Michaels for your Wedding or other big event!
Adam was AWESOME!!! He gets back to you very quickly and if very friendly. Our first shoot was rained out but he was very kind about rescheduling. The second shoot we got about half way through and it started raining again. And again we had to reschedule to finish the rest ofthe shoot but he was still amazing about it. His prices are very reasonable for the amount of pictures you get. One thing my fiance and I noticed is that he is not afraid to climb a mountain to get the shot that he wants. He was hands down the best photographer that I have ever met!
We could not have asked for a better photographer than Adam! He did an absolute perfect job from our first meeting up to our wedding day. He was timely in answering all of our questions, worked with us on any issues that came up, and assembled the perfect photography team for our wedding day! He went the extra mile to ensure that we were completely stress-free by meeting us before the wedding and walking through possible photo locations, coming up with a plan for inclement weather, putting together an organized time line for the day, and so much more! We truly felt like we were working with a friend through the entire planning process - he made us feel so much at ease with our decisions and for that we are so grateful. Adam is incredibly talented with his artistic eye and amazing editing skills, we couldn't be more happy with the end results. We also received multiple compliments from friends and family who thought his work was outstanding. We would recommend him to anyone in need of a photographer who will be fun to work with and provide amazing results!
Adam was great to work with for both our engagement and wedding photos. He was very professional and prompt in his communications with us and was always willing to answer any questions we had. He also worked with us on setting up the timeline and made sure everyone stayed on task. He has a great eye for photography and offered some great suggestions on when/where to shoot in order to maximize the time and lighting. His assistant Jamie was also top notch. Both of them blended in with our family and friends so well that it seemed like they were guests and not paid photographers. We all loved having them around! They're both great people that love to have a good time, but when it comes down to it they get their sh*t done. I'd hire Adam again and I highly recommend him to all of my friends. Thank you Adam and Jamie for all of our great engagement and wedding photos that will last a lifetime!
Simply put Adam is THE BEST wedding/engagement photographer in the business! He surpassed all of our expectations and produced a product that truly captured our love for one another. He makes you feel extremely comfortable even if you feel awkward in front of the camera. He gives you advice on different poses but also catches you being your true self. We showed him a bunch of poses we found online and he made sure we were able to use them all and then some! Our engagement shoot took about 4 hours but felt like 10 minutes because it was so much fun! We walked all around downtown Pittsburgh highlighting different parts of the city and Adam continued to find interesting places for our backdrop. He has an amazing eye for pictures and the results are incredible. He is extremely reliable and is always quick to respond to any questions. We got married in Cleveland on a Saturday and Adam drove in on Friday to take pictures at our rehearsal and rehearsal dinner- thats what I call going above and beyond! Our wedding day began early and Adam was there every step of the way! He arrived at our house at 9am and did not leave the reception until almost midnight! The day flew by and we wished we could do it all again but luckily, thanks to Adam, we have pictures to help us remember that wonderful day! He did not miss anything! We could not be happier with the experience we had with Adam and I would highly recommend him to any future brides! He does not disappoint!
Working with Adam for our engagement photos was incredible! From planning everything out, to the very last shot at the end of the night, everything was tailored to us and made us feel very special and at ease. Adam brought along a second shooter as well, which was great to get some of those candid shots that every bride loves. Adam even adapted to changes in weather when the sun was still too bright at the time we were supposed to meet. He gave us posing suggestions but also let us just do what felt natural to us, which definitely came through in the pictures. Once the shoot was over, Adam was very efficient at getting the photos uploaded and sent to us for review. Lastly, the editing was incredible and we were amazed at how wonderful each and every one of them turned out. Overall, we had the most amazing experience with Adam Michaels Photography and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional photos.
Adam was awesome to work with, he made our day so memorable!! His work and proffesionalism was beyond our imagination! What a great way to remember such a special day!! Thank you!!
I’ll be honest...when I first went to meet with Adam, he was recommended by another photographer who was already booked (joys of planning a wedding 1.5-2 years out, often it’s STILL not enough time...) Anyways, she had mentioned Adam but also let me know that at the time he had no wedding experience. Of course you can see where this might cause some concern for a bride-to-be. Nonetheless, my then fiancé and I took a look thru his portfolio, which was great, and decided to meet with him. The meeting with Adam went great but we wanted to “shop” around a little more before we signed. We met with another photography couple and their shots were nice but there was something about them that just didn’t click with us.
Within the next day or 2, we had contacted Adam and said we’d love to work with him. I believe a few weeks later is when we did our engagement shoot with him and the pictures were phenomenal! Adam made both Joe and I feel at ease and the shoot flew by...seriously I think we shot for 3 hours and it definitely didn’t feel that way! He also had our pics to us in record time, so that was awesome...the hard part was choosing the raw images that we wanted edited, because there were so many fantastic ones to choose from.
Adam was extremely prepared for the wedding day and covered things we never would have thought of. I never had any issues contacting him if I had any questions or concerns (read: bridal anxieties).
Every time we look through the pictures from our wedding day, we are reminded of all the wonderful moments that made the day so special, and that wouldn’t have been possible without Adam.
I would without a doubt recommend Adam for both his craft and how easy he is to work with. We are so glad we took that risk, but don’t worry, he has PLENTY of wedding experience now!
We were so lucky that we were able to book Adam Michaels Photography to take our wedding photos! If you are looking for a photographer, I hope you looked at his work before reading this review because really, the photos speak for themselves! All of our photos are excellent. Adam and his assistant Jamie are particularly skilled at finding just the right light, take framing into account, and do amazing things with reflections (so make sure your venue/location has some water around it) but I’m not a photo critic so basically, Adam will make you and your loved ones look GOOD. Adam was very easy to work with. He was constantly open to suggestions and took the time to get to know us to find out what kind of shots would capture our personalities the best. I wanted to have our engagement pictures taken on my family’s farm, and he was gracious enough to meet us there and make it happen, he even took a couple shots of my brother’s dog who showed up to see what was going on! He takes everything in stride and is always cool, calm, and professional. I appreciated having Adam and Jamie around on my wedding day to help keep things running smoothly, they know exactly what to do and will help you with scheduling your photo times, which is very helpful if you are like me and didn’t use a wedding planner! If you feel that you are “bad at pictures” don’t worry! They will tell you how to pose so that you look your best. I am so glad that we picked Adam Michaels Photography as our wedding photographer. Our photos are high quality, artistic, and most of all, gorgeous. Thank you again Adam and Jamie for your hard work, and I highly recommend your services to anyone who is planning a wedding or other special event!
My husband and I could not be more appreciative of Adam and all he did for us for our wedding!! He's so talented and so much fun. We highly recommend and will be referring him to everyone we know!!
Adam and his associates were professional and creative with shots. Very accommodating to whatever ideas we had and took the time to make sure we were satisfied.
I would HIGHLY recommend Adam!!
I hired Adam Michaels Photography to photograph my barn wedding this past September. I could not of asked for a better photographer. Not only is Adam very professional and hard working, he has a great eye for photography and is very creative. My wedding pictures are better than I could have ever imagined and all my friends and family rave about them. If your looking for a great photographer go with this one, you won't be disappointed.
Adam is so great! He did a session with me and my fiance. He took the time to research and find a really cool outdoor spot near my apartment so that it would be a convenient location for us, which I really appreciated. We can be a little awkward in front of a camera, but Adam made us feel so comfortable and let us be ourselves without feeling posed. He is so easy to work with and incredibly talented, and it's evident that his number one goal is to please the client. I would highly recommend Adam Michaels Photography for any occasion, and I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future.
I would highly recommend Adam as a wedding photographer. We actually got him as a bonus. He was the unexpected second shooter and I could not have been more thrilled. His personality and style added to our wedding experience. I absolutely loved his photos. He was so creative and produced stunning photos! We love his pictures just as much as our other highly qualified photographer (Modern Flash Photography). Again, I have nothing but rave reviews. If you want an awesome, friendly, and talented photographer book Adam. There was also some icing on the photography cake when he handed my mom (mother of the bride) a hand written note to me from the groom that was likely to be swept away by the cleaning service! Thanks Adam!
We were lucky enough to have Adam as a bonus shooter for our engagement pictures and couldn't have been happier with the way all of our pictures turned out!! Him and our photographer Kat both made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and the rainy day made for some truly spectacular images. Adam is professional, kind, and funny and I strongly recommend him for your wedding day. Thank you Adam!!
Adam did an amazing job capturing our baby girls first photos!! Not only was he incredibly easy to work with, but he captured moments and angles that I had no idea he was even getting! To say the photos came out great is an understatement.
He captured memories that I will never forget. I can not wait to order canvases for our home!! Amazing job Adam, Loyal and I can't thank you enough!!!
It was an absolute pleasure working with Adam Michaels Photography. He went over and beyond to make sure that I was comfortable during my shoot and making sure that every picture was top quality. He was open to my suggestions while also offering valuable opinions and critiques. I would highly recommend him to anyone searching for a professional, knowledgeable photographer!
We had our first family photos taken with Adam. With two young kids, I was nervous that the kids would be crazy causing the session to be difficult. Quite the contrary! Adam was extremely professional and made the session a breeze. He met us locally and worked around our kids schedule. He was prepared and ready to go when we arrived and captured priceless photos quickly (shoot only lasted an hour!) while keeping the kids attention. During the shoot he showed us previews of the photos - we loved what we saw and couldn't wait to see all of them! His turnaround time to get the photos was very quick and we had 30+ photos to choose from. Overall it was an excellent experience and we would recommend his work to anyone! Adam is a great guy and has an amazing eye for his work!!
Adam did such a fantastic job. He took his time and made sure I was in the right spot with the right lighting and asked what I thought about it too. He toughed it out with me even though it was FREEZING that day! The shots are amazing and I'm so pleased.
Adam Michaels is a FANTASTIC landscape and real estate photographer. My clients and I are so very impreseed with his work. It was incredible.
I asked Adam to take some pictures for me at my Master Piano Recital, and to also have a secondary exclusive session without all the pressure of my concert. I was a little nervous about the photo session because I didn't have any specific ideas in mind or how to with the the instrument and myself.I was very happy that he had some ideas already and he started working with the lights and what was the best angles for me.
We had so much fun!
And I really appreciate how Adam made me feel comfortable and I was not nervous anymore.
Adam has a great personality and is very outgoing and was always open to listen to my opinions.
We had beautiful pictures and I cannot thank Adam enough for being apart of such an important moment in my life.
Thank you Adam! For such an amazing job!
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