Quality of service5.0
Molly Giffen, Married on 09/09/2017
Michael and Kailyn were beyond amazing to work with! They were extremely quick to reply when we were inquiring about their services and provided every detail needed for us to make an informed decision about the package we wanted to go with.
They recommended an amazing location for our engagement session and were so friendly. We received multiple comments on how gorgeous the pictures turned out.
Prior to our wedding day they checked in to make sure everything was in order and helped us confirm our timeline. We felt extremely prepared for our day. The day of our wedding was beyond amazing, they both met us while we were getting ready and got to capture those beloved preparation pictures. We were kept on our schedule all day. We even had a slideshow of images of the day during our reception. Every wedding guests kept commenting on how extraordinary the pictures were.
I would recommend Michael Steingard Photography to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!
Ashley, Married on 27/08/2017
We loved having Michael & his wife Kailyn shoot our epic elopement in Banff! We first met Michael for our engagement shoot and knew we had to have his easy going and contagious energy present on our day. From making us feel comfortable and natural with poses, to making us laugh out loud, they captured the genuine love between us in their pictures. It was an absolute blast to work with them and we loved seeing our pictures in their photography style - from candid to documentary, their pictures tell a story!
Michael & Kailyn are fearless in doing what they have to to get that money shot (ie. balancing on wet rocks & lending a coat so we wouldn't sit on mud) & show nothing but joy for their work as they do it. They are so in tune with details from using Google Earth to find epic shooting spots in a foreign province, to their gear choices, photography knowledge, & amazing image manipulation skills.
We really appreciated their patience with all of our questions and wedding day changes, their speedy correspondence, and how quickly our sneak peek photos came in. We cannot wait to see the rest & our video!
Thank you both for making our day so breathtakingly memorable! & for being so wiling to put on all the different hats during our ceremony! You guys by far exceeded our expectations for hiring a wedding photographer!
A & A
Carly Simons, Married on 19/08/2017
Michael was absolutely amazing, we are so happy we had him to capture our wedding day in Stratford. He is truly an amazing person to work with; he is patient, kind, respectful and fun! He did a same day slideshow at our reception for our guests to have a little preview of the wedding day and we had numerous people tell us how good our photographer was and wanted his contact information. Would definitely recommend Michael to anyone needing photos/video done.
Melissa Mcdonell, Married on 31/07/2017
My husband and I decided to elope and keep everything a secret from everyone including our closest family and friends. We decided to marry in Stratford which is roughly 9 hours south of where we live. Having a great photographer, one who'd see our vision, our love story and our sense of humour was going to be hard to find since we knew absolutely nobody from the area. I started my search like everyone does and headed to social media. I went on Instagram and searched Stratford photographers, that's where I came across Kailyn and her beautiful photos. I emailed her and within hours she replied and sent me information on how to contact her husband Michael. He was absolutely phenomenally, very understanding, easy to work with, listened to what I wanted, seen our vision and made it all happen. They were very helpful and extremely accommodating. I asked if they could play a song as I greeted my then soon to be husband for our first look, which they did, they signed for us and captured every beautiful, romantic and intimate moment we shared that day in our moving portrait video (which I highly recommend you get.) You can see the passion they have for what they do in all the angles, poses, and places you'll find them in, you'd think they were Yoga masters trying to capture the perfect shot in the perfect spot.They are a very professional husband and wife team who work extremely well together, what one misses the other captures. They made us feel very comfortable, was like we had been friends for years. If you are in search of a great photographer, I definitely would suggest you go with them. Our amazing secret will now be displayed beautifuly in photos that will last us a lifetime.
"Photography takes and instant out of time,altering life by holding it still" -Dorothy Lange
Laura Burjoski, Married on 15/07/2017
Michael is the BEST! Not only ultra talented, he is also one of the kindest people you'd ever want to meet. He ensured all day that I (the bride) felt calm and his photos reflect our day perfectly. You cannot go wrong booking Michael for your special day.
Tara Nardocchio, Married on 29/10/2016
Choosing Michael and Kailyn was easily one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! They are everything you could possibly want in wedding photographers - kind, easy-going, and fun. We initially chose Michael for his outdoor scenic shots and unfortunately our wedding day was super rainy. We were outside for about 15 minutes all day to get pictures, and to be honest I thought the chances of us getting shots as good as we'd hoped were slim to none. Luckily, the weather the following day was beautiful and we ended up getting everything we wanted and then some in an extra shoot! But if I'm being honest, what really blew us away were the shots throughout the wedding day. I was fooled into thinking they would be 'normal' wedding pictures of family, decor, etc. because they shot so effortlessly and quick. I have to admit, I was so wrong! Their creativity is amazing, and their use of different angles and colours really make every picture come alive.
On top of the fact that we received hundreds of amazing pictures, Michael and Kailyn truly added something special to our wedding day. Besides each other, they are probably the two people we were with the most throughout the day and I have to say it was heartwarming to have them with us. The level of love, respect and admiration they have for each other and their respective talents was something beautiful to see, and exactly the kind of feels you want to be surrounded with on your wedding day.
My husband and I both agree the Steingards were an excellent choice and worth every penny! An investment you will never regret!!!
Stephanie Figas, Married on 24/09/2016
I can't even begin to describe how much of a pleasure it was to have Michael shoot our wedding. What sets Michael apart from any other photographer is his artistic vision and extraordinary technical skills. Michael's ability to coach us into poses bringing out the best of the moment and the environment truly made every shot creative, artistic, and special. I have received countless comments of how our wedding photos look like they are straight out of a magazine and Michael was able to produce those photos will little touchups or effects. And best of all, Michael is so personable that it felt like he was just one of our friends, which was a great bonus since we directly spent from 10:30 am - 4:30pm with him shooting pictures.
Ellie Barber, Married on 30/08/2016
We had the privilege of having Michael and Kailyn shoot both our engagment and wedding photos! They were at the top of our list to photograph our wedding. We have friends who had them shoot their wedding and we both fell Inlove with their style of capturing a wedding and the creativity in every picture they took was refreshing and just flipping amazing! They are both the most chilled and down to earth people we know, we both felt so comfortable and ourselves being with them and during photo taking - throughout our wedding day we felt so relaxed and at ease that they would capture our day perfectly, and they did above and beyond! You will feel like an ultimate celebrity as they snap away the moments of your day...the laughter never stops with these two, especially when they capture the natural and genuine moments with your spouse to be. Communication with them was phenomenal and so reassuring and prompt, we planned our wedding in a short 6 months and they were always quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. I love how they captured our wedding in a way that matched our personalities and the style of our wedding - every picture they took was unique to us and our day. Everything down from being socialable with our family and making children laugh whilst taking pictures of them, and just being their talented amazing selves - you will not be disappointed with their work! Highly highly highly recommend them for any wedding/engagment/family event, they love what they do and have ridiculous skill and talent in photography!!!
Sarah Scherbarth, Married on 27/08/2016
We recently hired Michael and Kailyn to photograph our wedding and it was the best decision that we made. Our experience with them began with a very well thought out, kind and informative email about their packages and why they love what they do. We then met with them in person and it was like hanging out with our best friends, we immediately felt relaxed and comfortable with both of them. They were very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that we had. On our wedding day they were very prompt and prepared for everything; they knew what types of photos we were looking for and they had many of their own great ideas. Our wedding party and family all loved working with Michael and Kailyn. They worked so well with the children in our family and had all of them smiling and laughing. They provided us with a same day slide show of some of our photos for our guests to see which was a huge hit. I still have guest and family talking about how kind Michael and Kailyn are and how impressed they were with them on our wedding day. The quality of the photos are stunning and so natural. You won't regret hiring this wonderful couple!
Amanda Bayley-Hay, Married on 13/08/2016
Michael and Kailyn did our engagement photos in October 2015 and we were blown away by what a great job they did. Not only were we incredibly satisfied with the quality of the photos but we loved how down to earth Michael and Kailyn were. They made us feel so comfortable during the photo shoot and I believe that this is a big reason that the pictures turned out so nicely.
Michael was booked for another wedding on the same day as ours but we were fortunate enough that Kailyn was available (August 2016). Again, the photos were nothing short of perfect. Despite the rain, Kailyn's work was so well done and we couldn't be happier.
We will be referring Kailyn and Michael to all of our friends and family.
Amanda and Isaiah Bayley-Hay