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“Michael, Thank you so much for the time spent making our wonderful wedding album.  Can’t tell you enough how impressive it is and how much we appreciate you making our big day so memorable.”

JEM & KEVIN HOPKINS

Grand Rapids, MI



“We just celebrated our 1 year anniversary last week.  We had a lovely family celebration and we finally got a chance to share our pictures with everyone.  It was great to look back on our wedding day and re-live those moments through our photos.  We love that our album truly tells a story from beginning to end.  My grandma who was not able to attend the wedding felt part of that day by looking at our book.  Thank you for capturing these special events.

ADINA & MARLON VILLADIEGO
Chicago, IL



“My sincerest thanks for your thoughtful photos of my parents’  50th Wedding Anniversary.  They were simply overjoyed by their beautiful album.  Again, I appreciate all of your help in making this a meaningful and blessed event.  Your professionalism and kindness will remain with our family forever.”

CATHY JACKSON
Chicago, IL



“Thank you so much for the amazing wedding photos!  We are very pleased with them!  We’ve gotten several compliments on your friendliness and professionalism from our guests!  We look forward to ordering our prints and album.  We will continue to refer you to anyone in need of a photographer.”

CINDY & JEFF LOPEZ

Glendale Heights, IL



“I must express an experience of overwhelming speechlessness following our viewing of all of your photos over a two hour period.  They are absolutely spectacular, outstanding.  Neither of us could have imagined that you would have captured so many memorable, poetic, and timeless images, so much so that it seemed you were everywhere at once.  Indeed, we were deeply impressed by how well you were able to choreograph your photographic intervention and plan your locations so that the events that took place in a moment could be captured and elaborated in images.  The color is beautiful, the composition of the photographs extremely catching. We are thrilled, and your pictures have allowed us to relive the entire wedding day.  It has been an experience filled with emotion.


Thank you again, Michael, for working with us. Your eye is amazing and your finished photographs incredible. We are glad you found our wedding so special and thank you likewise for allowing us to remember it so vividly.”

DORIS & MICHAEL BAKER
Evanston, IL



“Michael photographed our October 2009 wedding and did a fantastic job.  A couple years earlier he had photographed the wedding of friends.  Their pictures turned out great and we remembered him as being very friendly but unobtrusive.  After our first meeting with Michael, we knew that he would be the photographer for us too.  


My husband and I aren't really "picture" people so we were both nervous about having engagement photos done.  Michael put us totally at ease with his friendly and funny demeanor and gave us really good direction and feedback the entire time.


The engagement session also served to help us get to know him better, so when wedding day came it really was like having a friend with a really really good camera there.  Michael really became part of our wedding day as opposed to someone there just to document the day.  Our families and friends loved him (as did our dog :) and his enthusiasm for capturing their happiness and goofiness really made my husband and I smile.


Great photographer.  Great person all around.”

AMANDA & CHARLEY TOLLEFSEN

Milwaukee, WI



“Michael Lee was my photographer for my wedding and my husband and I were blown away with his work. Michael takes great pride in his photography as well as his relationships with his clients. His wedding packages include an engagement photo session, as he wants his couples to become comfortable with him and the camera so that on the day of the wedding the photography is a fun and natural experience. We recently received our photos from the wedding and we absolutely love them! He does a great job of providing a really nice balance between the standard wedding photos, candid, and photo journalistic photos to beautifully tie in the events of the whole day.


The day we got married it was a very rainy day and Michael did such a wonderful job working with the elements of the weather to still produce amazing outside shots. Michael is extremely easy to work with and certainly the type of person that you want by your side on the wedding. Our guests really loved him and we barely noticed he was there. Michael is based in Glenview but will do weddings all throughout Chicago and Illinois and also does a lot of events in Milwaukee. For all you brides and grooms out there, Michael is a great choice - you won’t be disappointed!”

MICHELLE JOHNSTON

Chicago, IL



“I’ve never seen a photographer quite like Michael.  He does not merely document events - It’s hard to describe, but he creates a whole festive energy and sense of celebration around him.  People were so excited they actually put themselves in line to get their pictures taken.  I know our wedding wouldn’t have been the same without him, and we have beautiful pictures to prove it!”

Jens Rasmussen

New York, NY



“Michael photographed our wedding this summer and it was such a wonderful experience, I can’t wait to find something else for him to photograph.  it started with our initial meeting last winter and moved on to our engagement session at Montrose Harbor.  We had a blast and he took beautiful pictures.  The fun and amazing photos continued a month later with our wedding ceremony and party.  His photographs are beautiful, he’s easy to work with, and he really did an amazing job.  He told the story of our wedding day - he didn’t just snap pictures, and he accommodated us and all of the special requests of our guests. 


Unlike a big studio where you don’t even get to meet the photographer until the day of your event, Michael takes the time to get to know you and really understand what you want to accomplish with your photographs and the story you wish to tell.”

RACHEL & JONATHAN ROTH

Gilberts, IL



“Michael took our wedding photos and they turned out beautifully!  I've gotten so many compliments on them.  From the combined bachelor / bachelorette party, to the ceremony, to the reception...every moment was captured and are wonderful to look at!  HIRE HIM!!!!”

KIMBERLY FAITH HICKMAN

Columbus, GA


“Michael is absolutely wonderful to work with.  He took amazing engagement pictures and did a great job photographing our wedding day.  


The best part about working with Michael is his personality.  This was very important to me when picking a photographer for our wedding.  He was so easy to be around that our pictures looked very relaxed and not forced.  It felt like having one of our own friends photograph our wedding (even though we had only met with Michael a few times).    


The pictures turned out really great.  He captured all aspects of the day and there is definitely a storyline in his pictures.  We did not have a videographer but after receiving all of our pictures (within a few days after the wedding!) I did not feel that we needed one since he did such a great job capturing all of the moments.


Michael went above and beyond to give us great service and we were very happy with him.  I would highly recommend him.”

ANNA KAUFMANN

Chicago, IL



“Michael Lee photographed our wedding this past July, and he was WONDERFUL! 


His photos are beautiful (he has a great eye), and I cannot think of an easier person to work with.  Michael took the time to really get to know the important people in the ceremony, and worked closely with me to develop a plan for the day. He was certainly bride-friendly, reminding me periodically to enjoy myself, not get too stressed, and it worked! I truly believe that I wouldn't have stayed as calm and pleased without Michael's gentle reminders.


The photos of the entire day are beautiful, but the special shots that he got of me and my husband during a few private moments are my absolute favorite.  I will treasure them forever, and Michael knew just how to arrange things so that we could sneak away for a few moments.


He really went above and beyond to make my wedding day a great experience, and my entire family loved him as well.  I highly recommend him for all of your special events!”


CELESTE SANTAMASSINO

Los Angeles, CA



“Our experience with hiring Michael Lee to photograph our recent wedding was excellent!  He worked with us to customize a package to fit our small wedding and also took some engagement photos of us to get a better feel for how we were in front of the camera before our big day.  Michael was professional throughout our whole experience with him and worked very easily with our families on our wedding day.  Our pictures turned out beautiful and we couldn't have been happier with chosing Michael to photograph such an important event.  I would definitely recommend his services!”


STEPHANIE KLINE

Mount Prospect, IL

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