Michael Steingard Photography
Downie Street N5A 1y2 Stratford (Ontario) View map

Reviews from Michael Steingard Photography

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  • Samantha Melzer, Married on 07/06/2018

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    Amazing Photographer!

    Michael photographed our local wedding and we were beyond happy with the photos he took. Michael is extremely personable and friendly. He is able to pull natural and real emotions out and capture those special intimate moments. He was super friendly and put us both at ease immediately and even helped to calm any stress we were feeling that day. His photos are more than pictures, they're truly art. He has such a creative eye and knows exactly how to capture each and every moment. We would highly recommend Michael to be your wedding photographer. We were beyond happy with all of our pictures and our moving portrait, he did a fantastic job!

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    Sent on 19/06/2018
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    Kathryn, Married on 29/12/2017

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    You're crazy not to use this Photographer!!!

    I highly recommend Michael Steingard Photography. Our wedding was planned within a very short span of time, less than three months. Michael walked us through everything we needed to know and was very understanding. Upon telling family, friends, and coworkers that I was using Michael as my photographer, many people told me . “Oh good! He is so amazing, you will be so happy with your photos, he’s such a great guy”.

    Michael was very personable and easy to talk to, which was extremely important to me when choosing a photographer. He provided clear direction to all parties involved in the photos to ensure everything went smoothly. He was very easy going and was able to provide a comfortable environment, which made everything very natural getting photographed. It was very easy to be myself as it was like having a friend there. Within minutes of meeting Michael, I had all family and friends comment on how amazing he was and very helpful.

    Michael was very quick to provide previews of our photos. We received them the next day, and the preview contained a wide variety of photos. Many of the photos took my breath away. They were absolutely gorgeous. I was very happy with the quality of his work. He provided the remaining photos within a very reasonable timeline. I still can’t stop looking at the photos. Everyone comments how amazing the photos are and that Michael did such amazing work. I look forward to using him again for future events.

    Sent on 01/03/2018
  • Tara Haasnoot, Married on 30/09/2017

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    We would absolutely recommend Michael Steingard Photography to anyone getting married! Michael is incredibly talented and so easy to work with. Part of the reason our wedding day was so fun was because of him. We never felt staged or posed or like he was in the way of our day. We were so relaxed and incredibly comfortable with his ability to photograph our day. We couldn't be more excited with how our sneak peak turned out! We highly recommend his package with the slideshow. It was such a hit for our guests as they were able to view photos that Michael had taken earlier in the day during our reception. We are also looking forward to seeing the moving portrait he put together for us!

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    Sent on 01/11/2017
  • Molly Giffen, Married on 09/09/2017

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    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!

    Sent on 12/09/2017
  • Ashley, Married on 27/08/2017

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    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!

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    Sent on 06/11/2016
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    Carly Simons, Married on 19/08/2017

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    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.

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    Sent on 29/08/2017
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    Melissa Mcdonell, Married on 31/07/2017

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    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

    Sent on 03/09/2017
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    Laura Burjoski, Married on 15/07/2017

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    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.

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    Sent on 22/07/2017
  • Tara Nardocchio, Married on 29/10/2016

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    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!!!

    Sent on 12/01/2017
  • Stephanie Figas, Married on 24/09/2016

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    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.

    Sent on 16/10/2016

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