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11/10 can't wait to work with him again!
We've been hiring Michael to take photos of the clients of our organization for several years now and he never ceases to amaze us! His photos are all extremely stunning and capture the true essence of the individual. His use of color and composition are flawless and only enhance to the story he tells through his photos. Earlier this year, I had the chance to watch Michael work behind the scenes. I was so impressed by his ability to make each of our clients, many of whom are not used to being photographed, feel immediately comfortable. He was attentive to both the needs of the client and the goals of what we needed to be captured for the photographs. Michael was able to walk into any setting however chaotic (a daycare with 20 screaming children, a busy restaurant kitchen), and within seconds figure out the best light, angles, etc., to capture the intended vision. You can really feel the personality of each individual leap off the page. I can't wait to work with him again!
Michael did an amazing job. (Outdoor, formal dinner, 200+ attendees)
My organization was hosting a formal outdoor dinner event for several hundred people and I only thought to hire a photographer last minute. With little notice, Michael quickly made it to the venue, we discussed the plan for the dinner, and he immediately got to work. He took great pictures of the attendees as they arrived and greeted each other, during the dinner, and after dinner as everyone mingled before they left. He took amazing pictures of large and small groups, single attendees, couples, and even a pet dog that one of the attendees brought. The event was held at night and even though the lighting was not ideal for photography (with a mix between outdoor flood lights and tiki torches), Michael was able to take great pictures and capture the overall ambiance of the event. He was even able to send me the final pictures very quickly soon after the event. Overall he was friendly, really great to work with, and I was extremely impressed by his work. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding photographer and I will be looking to book him for future events.
So very impressed - Mike, Lindsey and Hershey
Michael came highly recommended to us by a friend who had used him for graduation pictures. I was bit hesitant because I know that photographing my dog can be quite challenging (SQUIRREL!). However, Michael surpassed our expectations ten fold. We received our edited photos just two days after we had shot them. Not to mention, there were so many more photos than we expected. Michael took the time to move to many locations with us as we took the pictures. In addition, he was very patient with Mike, Hershey and I as we posed for the pictures and added props. I have not stopped looking at the pictures since we received them because I am truly amazed at how well Hershey's personality was captured. They are just so beautiful. Thank you for your amazing work, Michael. I'm happy these pictures will fill our home for many years to come.
Our Wedding Photos Are Simply Amazing and Michael Is A True Professional!
Michael photographed our wedding in Boston and we are SO happy he was such an intricate part of our day. Traveling from FL to MA, Michael was a true professional from the moment we met him. His creativity and photographic eye for producing stunning photos are top notch. I have worked with other photographers in the past and none have been as patient, kind or creative as Michael. He listened to us every step of the way making it a priority to capture the day as we envisioned it. When I say he knocked it out of the park I mean it. Michael has the ability to transform photos into stunning works of art and does so with true passion and attention to detail. He exceeded our expectations and we would love to work with Michael again in the future. We cannot thank him enough and are reminded of his talent everyday when we see our most favorite photo from our wedding day enlarged on canvas hung in our bedroom :)
I would (and have) highly recommend Michael as a photographer to my family, friends and acquaintances. You will be very happy you chose to work with him!!
FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a photographer myself and have known Michael for a few years.
When I was graduating from UCF the first person I went to was Michael. I had a vision of a certain photograph I wanted to capture and shared it with him, & Michael crushed it! After I thought we got the shot done I was ready to leave because it was all I wanted but he insisted in doing a full session and the photographs that I initially didn't really want, were some of my favorite photographs I have ever received of myself. I would highly recommend Michael to anyone I know.
Michael photographed my wedding a year ago and every picture and suggestion by him turned out to be amazing. It was obvious that day he pays attention to detail and has a passion for his craft. I'm so delighted to have crossed paths with him and will definitely utilize his services in the future for any other shoots I would like done. Thanks Michael for helping to capture our special day!
Consistently beautiful images from a true professional
We've been using Michael as a photographer for Accion East for a couple of years now. We are impressed at his ability to capture creative and beautiful photos consistently. He is always able to produce the shots we want, even when working in a difficult environment. We love his work and plan to continue working with him!
Five stars every time.
I have worked with Michael on multiple projects for the event venue I work for and each time we were left with impressive photos. Michael is professional, quick to respond, and his work is fantastic. I highly recommend him!
Maternity Session Photos
Our experience with Michael was really great. We had a cancellation by another photographer and he made our set date a priority, stepping up to the plate to make it happen for us! What I enjoyed most about our experience is his flexible nature, and his creativity - the photos turned out so beautiful, capturing this very special moment for us perfectly.
Exactly what I imagined my pictures would look like.
Michael takes your word very seriously. When I asked for a fun filled yet romantic graduation photoshoot with my boyfriend, he delivered exactly what I wanted. I was extremely happy with the outcome and will definitely book Michael for any other photoshoot I need.
UCF Graduation Photos.
Michael had unique ideas during my graduation photo shoot. My pictures have amazing quality. He made the photo shoot very relaxed and I felt very comfortable throughout. He was very personable and great to work with.
Couples Session & Graduation Session
I am not one who enjoys being the center of attention, so having pictures taken of me for a Couples Session and a Graduation Session definitely made me nervous. I was worried that I would look awkward in the photos and feel uncomfortable the whole time - but I was very wrong. Michael does a fantastic job at lightening the mood and guiding you into the right position so that the images come out looking natural and unstaged. For my Graduation Session, I didn't want the usual poses and locations around campus that my parents could capture simply on their iPhones - Michael takes the session to another level by utilizing different angles and techniques that transform an otherwise typical picture. I highly recommend Michael Mendonca Photography to anyone looking for a quality photographer who delivers images 10x better than you ever imagined!
Awesome session, creative photographer, unique photos
100% recommend Michael if you're looking for a photographer. He took my grad photos for me this past Spring and was awesome through out the entire process. I feel awkward in front the camera sometimes, but he did a great job directing me and waiting for me to stop being silly. The photos turned out really great and came to me through a drop box link very quickly. Overall, great experience!!!
Michael is one of the best photographers I've ever dealt with