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Coronado Engagement Photography, with David and Miki

A little rain did not stop these two sweet hearts. We where ready to capture what the day gave us and we came up with such special photos. Most days that people are afraid to shoot turn out the very best images, due to the dramatic nature of the weather. We where rewarded with the sun after the rain and a beer and laughs to close out the evening.

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Professional Wedding Photography

 

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In 2013 and 2014 I have had the amazing privilege of being mentored by Aaron Fleildman and his amazing staff at True Photography. I have grown so much as a wedding photographer working 1099 with this amazing company. Under Aaron’s guidance I was able to achieve a new level of excellence with my wedding work and would like to share the portfolio I have created with True Photography over the past two years. Please copy and past the link below to see my portfolio with True Photography and enjoy!

https://www.truephotographyweddings.com/mike-m

 


Underwater Portraits

I recently purchased about $8,000 in new photo gear to improve my underwater photography portrait sessions. I’m excited to create stunning imagery that will forever be apart of your family history! Your underwater portrait will be one of kind imagery, this opportunity is rare, it requires a very specialized skill set, and your session will be priced at a great value. I will see you in the water!

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Anna and Andrew Engagement Photos

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Andrew and Anna’s engagement session was so much fun, and full of beautiful locations in Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano, CA. Their love is evident and there sense for adventure and love of the outdoors really shows through in these photos. They met volunteering and Andrew invited Anna for a surf and we did this shoot in memory of their falling in love and first date. I’m so happy to have such a fun couple as clients. Afterwards we went to the Riders Club in San Clemente and had great beer, burgers and beer to cap of an already fantastic evening. I’m looking forward to there wedding on July 4th, 2015!


A Baja New Year

In recent years I have been pleasantly surprised by the nurturing I have received in various desert landscapes. I’m naturally draw to water and large trees, but where the desert meets the sea, there is much to draw inspiration from. I was blessed welcome the New Year in surrounded by friends, love and nature.

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2014 Night Reflections Show: at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, Normal Heights, San Diego, CA

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These photos will be on display by the second week of January at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, Normal Heights, SD… for your viewing pleasure. Its been such a joy to be present at each place I took these photos. I hope they open your heart to awe, wonder and beauty. I believe that these spaces can transcend our status quo states of consciousness and raise our awareness. We are not alone in the universe, we live in an enchanted and mystical space. Open your spirit to childlike wonder and your heart to beauty with me.


Evening Water Photography in Tahoe

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I lived in South Lake Tahoe 1996-2003. My family still lives there and I am so blessed to return home often to enjoy nature, family and a familiar vibe that is apart of my soul. I put on a pair of fishing waders and wondered a half mile out into the lake during a crisp thanksgiving twilight. Wait deep in fridged, clear water I approached this couple on their romantic paddle. I was able to not only capture a fun over/under landscape, but was able to document an authentic moment of magic between two lovers in this majestic scape. I think we each can see a bit of our selves if we project our imagination into the powerful photo. The shot of Emerald Bay is one of my favorite night landscapes to date!


Adventurous Pool Family Portraits

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I had the opportunity to do underwater portraits with the Mudd family last year. They invited me to their pool this year to get a family photo of them taking the plunge into their new pool. What a blast we had and to boot we where able to get great shots. I will be at waterbabbies in San Clemente Saturday 11/21/14 between 2-4 and have a few spots left if your interested.