Member Since: 6/17/2011
We chose to use Mike Larson and The Collective Photographers for many reasons. Everyone on the team is brilliant at what they do, they cater to your wants, and they make sure to capture every important moment.
Meagan Ramirez is fabulous. She was great to work with from the moment we met her. She made us both feel very comfortable in front of the camera, made sure she knew what we was important to us, and more importantly captured all the special moments of our wedding. She is great to work with and has such a huge heart for the Lord and for people around her. My bridesmaids have become "groupies" of hers since the wedding! We all love her!
Member Since: 8/25/2011
My review is for Meagan Ramirez that works under Mike Larson. She was amazing. She took the best candid shots you could imagine, I didn't even know she was there the entire time. Her prices are good and the quality is definitely worth it. She is personable and can make anyone feel comfortable. She also travels long distances for her weddings if you ask her to...we love her and would definitely use her as a photographer for our other milestone moments.
Member Since: 7/19/2009
Chloe and her husband Jake came all the way from San Luis Obispo to photograph our wedding. They are exceptionally talented photographers that have the artistic eye that we fell in love with. They are so professional as well as so down to earth and fun people. I wish I lived closer to them because they are people I would love to be better friends with. Chloe spent the day with us in SLO for our engagement pictures and her ideas were so original and beautiful. Truly talented at what she does. They put you at ease and you feel so less stressed than what I would normally be being photographed.
Member Since: 2/1/2011
I found this company at the San Luis Obispo wedding fair at the Madonna Inn. I met Sophie (one of the photographers) and she really understood my vision. We got the pics back and we are so blown away by how amazing they are! At the wedding itself she took extra time to get all the pictures we really wanted and went out of her way, she did great and we just love the pictures!!!!
Member Since: 12/29/2010
No really, Chloe is THE BEST!!!! She has the best personality, so sweet, so easy to be around and she is incredibly calming and has a great energy! I'm not the most comfortable getting my picture taken (other than casually) and for the engagement shoot she made it just so easy to be ourselves and relax!
For the wedding weekend, I cannot thank Chloe enough for the incredible time she spent with us, sharing her talent with us for our wedding! She was so wonderful in so many ways, I really cant thank her enough.....she has this amazing warm, easygoing happy energy that she brings and it really makes people feel comfortable! I never felt anything but calm while she was in the room while I was getting ready taking pictures before the ceremony and it really meant a lot to me that her and her team, were there and just so sweet and kind to everyone, all of the time.
Chloe had to be in a million places at once for our wedding, but somehow she did it! I just loved looking around the reception and seeing her right there in the heart of the action! As the bride an groom you cant be everywhere at once and can feel like you're missing things, but I felt like knowing that Chloe was there, I know I will get to see everything that we missed! Everyone was telling me how amazing she was and that she was always right there when they thought there was a photo op, they never were bummed that there was no one to capture the moment....she was always right there! I don't know how she did it!
I cant thank Chloe enough for the amazing job she did and for being such a wonderful person! I am so happy to have found her and met her, the day would not have been the same without her and she will always be in my fondest memories of the day!
Member Since: 8/28/2010
Everything from the engagement pictures, to the guest book to the whole day of went so easily with Chloe from Mike Larson. The photos are all so amazing I could not have asked for anything more. The prices are great and you get so much coverage and so many pictures I feel like I relive the moment each time I look at them. Wouldn't ask for anything different!
Member Since: 7/26/2010
Jake Odening from Mike Larson Photography is AWESOME!! He is really good at making everybody feel comfortable. My groom is not exactly the pose-perfect-picture taker and Jake was able to make him feel comfortable and got some GREAT photos of him for the engagement and wedding photos! I would highly recommend them to any bride who wants creativity and professionalism
Member Since: 11/23/2008
Chloe and the Mike Larson team are fun and easy to work with. They know how to capture the great moments and all the details that you work so hard on!
Member Since: 9/8/2010
We are so excited to see our pictures!!!! Our wedding was about two weeks ago and I can only say great things about this photographer. We worked with one of the associates, Sophie. She was very responsive throughout the process, showed up on time with an assistant, followed my suggestions, even drove my bridesmaids and me to the venue, and was great throughout the wedding. I didn't notice her at all throughout the course of the evening except every once in a while out of the corner of my eye. She stayed till the very end with her assistant. I will add to my review when we have the pictures. One reason we chose this studio over others was because they have a studio with a large flat screen in a living room setting and will host a viewing party when the pictures are available so we can gather with our friends and family to select photos for prints, books, etc.
Member Since: 8/5/2010
Jake did a fantastic job!!! Everyone keeps commenting on how my pictures look like they belong in a magazine! Such a fun artistic style and so easy to work with.
Member Since: 5/22/2009
We just received the digital images of our wedding last week - they are wonderful. We worked with Rachel Larson, Mike's wife, and she was so relaxed and friendly that my husband and I (neither of whom are very comfortable in front of cameras) really enjoyed the experience. I highly recommend doing an engagement shoot prior to the big day - it's a great way to get to know your photographer and for him/her to get a sense of your style.
Member Since: 11/25/2009
Although we are impressed with the pictures from Mike (as a whole, the pictures are AWESOME) ... HOWEVER, the overall experience (setting up the engagement pictures and the before, during and after wedding) was a let down and very STRESSFUL. Without our wedding coordinator, I'm not confident that Mike would be there on our wedding day -- he wasn't even on time! From the start, we never felt that it was important to Mike or his colleagues to coordinate schedules with us. And, once we did coordinate for the engagement pictures and the wedding, we were disappointed. Looking back at the pictures, there are many we love, but more importantly, we notice lots of "holes" where we are missing pictures of our parents, siblings, in-laws etc., even though we pointed out who we wanted pictures of. I think we could have gone with a photographer who was more willing to work with us and listen to what we were envisioning for our wedding.
Member Since: 2/12/2010
I give them a 5* because these are exactly what we wanted. There artsy and creative, some are action and in the moment shots, not all posed pictures.
Member Since: 4/7/2009
It was a pleasure to have Mike and his staff at our wedding. They work under the radar and I love that Mike captures all the details from a thoughtful perspective. We loved the final product! I would recommend him time and time again.
Member Since: 7/2/2009
For my wedding the photography was something that was very very important to me. I shopped around a LOT looking for the best photographers and the best deals and I fell in love with Mike Larson Photog. Mike Larson himself is super expensive to have shoot your photos so we went with one of their company photog, Chloe. She did such an amazing job! All the photog there are so great. The packages are still expensive but you get a lot for your money. I would definitely reccommend doing an engagement shoot with them because it really helped us to feel way more comfortable on our wedding day. The services they provide are above everyone else's. After the engagement shoot they took us out to dinner and genuinely wanted to get to know us. They also set up a slide show at the reception with pictures they took that day. They also had an image release party at their studio for us to see the pics for the first time. The thing I really like too is that we got all the photos on a disc so we have all of them and can take them somewhere to get printed etc. Would highly recommend using Chloe. Very worth every penny and I have no regrets!
Member Since: 9/22/2008
I used Chloe with Mike Larson Photography. She did such an amazing job. I couldn't be more happy with my photos. She was so fun to work with, and very relaxed. You can tell through her work that she truely loves what she does! She had a slide show at the end of our reception of some of the photos she had taken that day. People were gasping at how beautiful the photos were! All of my family and friends were as blown away as we were with how beautiful the photos were. I'm so happy to have these amazing memories! Thanks a million Chloe!
Member Since: 9/28/2008
Mike Larson's photos are absolutely amazing and he can cost as much as $10,000. His company does offer "associates" for lower prices, which is what we did. Everyone has been trained by Mike Larson and their photos are just as good and significantly cheaper. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.
Member Since: 5/8/2004
He was very laid back, yet very professional. The photos came out beautifully and our album is phenomenal. He took about 800 photos on the day and gave us all of the proofs. He was friendly with all of the guests and very creative... we couldn't have been happier.;I can't think of anything. Some of his services can add up and become pricey, but he's worth it.
Member Since: 6/21/2005
Mike LArson was amazing. Great/easy to work with and took stunning photographs!
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011