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  • September 10, 2013 - 2:37 am

    Michelle Thiwn - Oh my!! Great job capturing the happiest day of my life.

  • September 10, 2013 - 2:55 am

    Lisa Hessel - Mike. Holy shit.
    this is beautiful and so joyful.
    excellent stuff :)

  • September 10, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    nadine austin - what an elegant bride! also some great emotional captures!

  • September 10, 2013 - 8:42 pm

    John Bello - Beautiful from top to bottom – I love the warm first dance image, and the portraits so gorgeous!

  • September 10, 2013 - 8:56 pm

    small - What a gorgeous group of people! Such a fun wedding, love the sno-cone truck and PBR place cards. I want to be friends with this group!

  • September 11, 2013 - 2:03 am

    stefanie - love them all! That shot in the car <3

  • September 11, 2013 - 11:35 am

    Natalie - The groom’s reaction as the bride is coming down the aisle… WOW! You captured this day so beautifully!

  • September 11, 2013 - 11:47 am

    ed peers - What great eyes you have… Super framing and compositions. Squeaky clean.

  • September 11, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Kristian - Stunning – and I echo Natalie’s comment about the Groom shot, amazing. A really quality set.

  • September 11, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    Darren Gair - Amazing work Mike, consistant throughout….

  • September 11, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    Mary Bottini - Great pictures. They look like everyone was so photogenic / they remind me of looking at a magazine at all the models.

  • September 11, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    Sachin Khona - The decor and their style throughout is sick! Love it!

  • September 11, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    PJ - Bride and grooms portraits are my fav! So intimate! great work Mike…

  • September 12, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    rich - super clean and beautiful work! really great job telling this story!

  • September 19, 2013 - 11:53 am

    Chris Bottrell - Wow what a lovely set of images, the ceremony looked amazing, nice and personal, great work.

  • July 12, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    Wednesday Wow::: Ian & Victoria, a St. Louis Wedding by MNC Photography - {according to ame} - […] wedding of Ian and Victoria, from late August, is a perfect example of his incredible eye and skill.  He has captured the […]

Recently, I was lucky enough to attend a workshop hosted by the incredibly talented and kind, Clary Pfeiffer. I’ve been a huge admirer of Clary’s work for quite some time now and it was such a great experience to learn from her. The workshop focused primarily on shooting with film. Now, I don’t actually shoot film, but I do love the look and feel of film images and wanted to learn more about it. Not only do I like the way film images look, but I like the manner in which film makes you shoot – or rather, think before you shoot. Carefully composing a scene prior to releasing the shutter. This is definitely one of the most important things I took away from the workshop. I’m so grateful to have had this opportunity and to work with such a great group of people.

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None of this would have been possible without the incredible efforts of these amazing contributors:

Florist – Catherine

Styling Assistant – Sarah

Dress Designer – Alice Padrul Bridal Couture

Letterpress – Ruby the Fox

Jewelry – Simons

Hair and Makeup – Annie Heyward

Calligraphy – Yours truly

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  • August 23, 2013 - 4:30 am

    meagan meier - i found this on facebook through dina althardt. i LOVE this. everything about it. i have an old high school friend who does film in the boston area and would like more than anything to learn her ways – which it appears are very similar in style to this workshop and clary’s images. do you know of any other workshops?? thanks! :)

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  • August 20, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    Joel - awesome set

  • August 20, 2013 - 4:42 pm

    Mitch Arnett - Wow. Amazing work here! Love the first look. Beautiful set!!!

  • August 20, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    naomi - completely love that black and white first dance photo, and the tearful groom. great work.

  • August 20, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    TALL - Awesome! First, love the officiant’s style! This couple looks so happy. And, you did a nice job tilting!

  • August 20, 2013 - 7:58 pm

    preston - Superb job photographing this wedding. Such lovely details here. Best of luck to Noah and Julie!

  • August 20, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    Lauren - Holy cow! This wedding is GORGEOUS! I love the colors, style, details. WOW WOW WOW!

  • August 20, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    Jessie - I love this wedding! So elegant.. so beautiful!

  • August 20, 2013 - 10:31 pm

    don barrington - hard to beat that. well done.

  • August 20, 2013 - 10:55 pm

    Ross Harvey - Gorgeous wedding, edited expertly!

  • August 20, 2013 - 11:51 pm

    tobiah - Brilliants composed images with style of a beautiful looking wedding. Wonderful

  • August 21, 2013 - 5:23 am

    benj haisch - well done. super consistent throughout.

  • August 21, 2013 - 5:48 am

    Anton Chia - Beautiful bride! Love the bridal portraits backlit.

  • August 21, 2013 - 10:55 am

    David McNeil - love the mixture of emotions you’ve captured, and the lighting in the venue comes across so well. Great stuff!

  • August 21, 2013 - 2:05 pm

    Sandra LaRouche - What a wonderful set of photographs of a wonderful wedding. Thanks for letting me be a part of it all. I appreciate your kind message to me too. I loved the guys in your wedding party-they were so nice to me.

  • August 21, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    Jon Yoder - Awesome work. You’ve documented this so well. Love the last dancing shot. :)

  • August 22, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    Jewele Merit - You did such an amazing job! Love all the photos so much. The light in the reception really turned out nicely in the photos and you took great shots of the room, flowers, and party people.

  • August 23, 2013 - 5:39 am

    Sandy Matuschak - Beautiful wedding and great photos! Some really nice artistic shots as well as capturing un-posed and ‘of the moment’..

  • August 27, 2013 - 6:40 am

    Sarah Rominger - Looove those bridal portraits! So beautiful. :)

  • April 24, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Mark Pacura - Those photos are very pretty! I love this violet coloristic composition!

A friend of mine who works for the Down Syndrom Association of Greater St. Louis recently asked me if I would be interested in doing some family photos for their annual calendar. I’ve been wanting to do some sort of charity work for a while now, so her email couldn’t have come at a better time. It was such a great experience meeting all of these incredible kids and their families. I’m so grateful to have been given the opportunity to work on such an amazing project.

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  • July 12, 2013 - 3:08 am

    Mary Steiner - AMAZING!

  • July 15, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    Shannon - Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • July 17, 2013 - 8:37 pm

    shari - Oh my gosh these make me happy just looking at them!

  • July 17, 2013 - 9:35 pm

    Julianne - Such a great idea! I see so many smiles, so so awesome!

  • July 17, 2013 - 11:31 pm

    Victor Saidov - Kudos to you for doing a great job with these photos! These kids are so much fun!

  • July 18, 2013 - 4:04 am

    Lyn Ismael - These portraits are so precious and so beautiful. I’m sure these families love these!

  • July 18, 2013 - 4:28 am

    Andrew - Love the smiles!

  • July 18, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    small - What cute kids!

  • July 19, 2013 - 12:42 am

    Natalie Gibbs - You really captured the spirit of these kids, and I know their families must LOVE these photos. Those little girls in the grass completely melted my heart.

  • July 19, 2013 - 4:19 am

    bryan - these are so fun! great work :)

  • July 19, 2013 - 6:40 am

    heather nan - What an opportunity! Such pureness is flowing from these images. So beautiful!

  • July 19, 2013 - 7:40 am

    Gavin Farrington - Such a generous project, Mike. And beautiful light, too!

  • July 20, 2013 - 4:15 am

    kong wai - Love it. the boy is so cute

  • September 10, 2013 - 1:37 am

    Nick Cassimatis - You do awesome work Michael. You have a natural gift for “framing” a situation. I am very proud of you and your work.

    hugs,
    DaD