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Testimonials

Mary & Aaron

Good Afternoon Mike, I wanted to thank you very much for the beautiful pictures you took! We were both very happy with the pictures of the sneak peak! We were so happy we decided to go with someone as professional as you! I have received nothing but compliments on how well the pictures turned out and how professional you were. I was very happy that we did not go with the “point and shoot, then photo shop” kind of person! Aaron was very adamant about choosing a photographer that knew what they were doing , whether it was digital or film and that’s why he picked you. We were very happy to have you and will recommend you to anyone looking for a photographer!!!! Thank you! Best Wishes, Mary (Maurus) Doughty!

Sonali & Yatish

When my fiancée was booking his ticket to come to Michigan from London, I was in a panic to book appointments. We wanted to take engagement photos but weren't sure about which photographer to choose. On a whim, we called Michael Sackett after finding him on The Knot. He was very easy to talk to, explained things very well, and had an opening. I visited him in his Troy studio to confirm I made the right decision in choosing him to shoot our engagement portraits and I was not disappointed. Michael's studio in Troy is comfortable, quirky, and fun. Located in an old church, he has a beautiful display of his work for his clients to peruse. Being an Indian bride whose family really wanted a photographer with experience with our culture, I practically drooled over the huge print of the Indian couple right outside his studio door. We discussed locations and decided on a few. He was relaxed with the payment process and was always available for me to call and email (maybe more than he would have liked, what can I say? I'm a nervous bride). We arrived yesterday to take our portraits not sure what to expect. For some reason, I thought I would be extremely comfortable with the process. Instead of being some starlet in front of the camera, I froze. I was very stiff and so was my fiance in several photographs but Michael eased us into it and asked us to just behave together as we normally would. I was nervous about how I looked but he reassured me that everything would turn out great. By the time we got to our second location, we were much more relaxed and calm and when I saw the sneak preview of our photographs today, we looked naturally blissful. The whole experience was amazing and easy. I am a control freak but I was happy to let go of control with Michael because from the beginning of our appointment to the end of our session, there was trust there between the three of us. - Sonali & Yatish

Mike was one of three photographers we met with before our wedding. The choice was an easy one after seeing his work and immediately feeling comfortable with him. He was happy to help us tweak one of his photography packages so that we were able to get exactly what we wanted and still stay within our budget parameters. I am thrilled to say that we couldn't be happier with our choice. We had a ton of fun with Mike during the engagement session and the wedding. He was never intrusive, but was still always there to catch the best moments of our big day. He has a very creative eye, which clearly shines through in the finished product. We are so happy with the proofs he gave us and are incredibly excited to work with him on developing our album. As an event planner by profession, I have very high expectations from the vendors I use. Mike consistently went above and beyond to exceed our expectations and ensure that our photographs perfectly told the story of our spectacular wedding! Thanks...

Mike, The canvas is FANTASTIC!!!! Love it!! Look forward to booking another "lifestyle" with you next July, when Makayla is 1 years old :) Thanks again for your repeated perfect experiences! Andrea

From both Vence and me, thank you so much for making our wedding day and engagement photo session so special! I think you found a way to capture our personalities very well through your candid shots and you made us feel very comfortable. We appreciated your creativity while we took our engagement photos downtown and the number of great shots you took throughout our wedding. I couldn’t imagine ever using another photographer for anything else we do!Thank you for everything,Vence and Katie

Thank you so much for taking such beautiful wedding photos for us! You did such an amazing job and we're so glad we chose you to be our photographer. We had a wonderful time at our wedding, and now we can relive all the special moments of the day over and over again thru your work. You will always have our recommendation. Thanks again!- Jaclyn & Bobby

I just wanted to express my gratitude for taking such wonderful pictures of my son! I am beyond happy with my decision to have you capture his growth throughout his first year! Thank you Mike for everything!!- Jennifer

Hi Mike! I just wanted to email you and let you know I have gotten TONS of compliments on the engagement pictures from your blog! All of our family and friends LOVE them! Thanks again so much and I'm so excited to see the rest of them and for the wedding day :) I'm so glad we chose you for a photographer!-Megan

His work is very classic but also a little artistic. You don't know that he's taking certain pictures because he is sneaky. All of my guest and bridal party felt comfortable with him. Only after 1 week of my wedding he e-mailed me 19 sneek peek photos from the wedding, and within 4 weeks I had a CD filled with over 1000 photos from our wedding and I own the rights to all of them. Him and his team is very creative and will make your photos come to life. Highly recomended.

This is AN EPIC assignment, there is so much film to sort through,sequence etc and he got it all up so fast. I myself would havebeen dizzy for a decade in processing these images. In additionMike was incredibly gracious, easy going, diligent, technically sharpand accomodating at every event. A real professional. There are really some stellar gems in the roll and I know thebook will be stunning. We were waiting with bated breath to see the photos and weare truly overjoyed. The photographer is an important member of thefamily. Imagine how Will and Kate must feel now that a billion peoplehave turned off their television sets :)~ S. Patel

We met with Mike Sackett about a year before our wedding, we didn't personally know any photographers and didn't want to use any that our friends used. He was the first photographer we met with. We loved his work and really got a long well with him. We read all the advice from all the websites that said meet with multiple people but we knew right away that he was who we wanted to do our wedding photographry. We were not dissapointed. Mike was wonderful not just on the wedding day but all the time leading up to the wedding. Our package included an engagement session. We weren't really sure that we wanted to have one but we can't even begin to tell you how much we love those pictures as well as our wedding photos, it also made us even more comfortable for the wedding day when you have more cameras in your face. We couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. Our photos are beautiful, our wedding album is beautiful, and we were very happy. Both my husband and I have stood up in weddings where the photographer was just weird but we can honestly say that we never felt that way with Mike and enjoyed his company. Someone gave us a very interesting tip during the whole wedding planning process, which we really took to heart. Besides your spouse on the wedding day you will spend most of your time with the photographer make sure you pick someone that you want to spend that much time with and that you will be happy with their work. We were so happy with his work, the pictures were beautiful and something we will treasure forever.

We hired Michael because we fell in love with his talent in capturing candid moments and his ability to create artistic photographs. We wanted a mix of traditional and yet creative and Michael succeeded. The photography was one of my most important investments in my wedding and I am glad we hired him! Michael is laid back, flexible, and easy to work with. He will be receptive to any ideas you have and will graciously take any photos you want. He went to our church and reception site with us beforehand and spent time planning the day. I have wonderful memories, an amazing wedding book, and would gladly recommend him to anyone! - KozyRager

Michael's photography was out of this world - not only did he work with us on our package, but listened to our wishes for how we wanted our wedding to be remembered and his final product was beyond what we imagined. He provided us excellent service, made ourselves and our family feel completely comfortable in front of the camera, made suggestions and went above and beyond what our package detailed. He provided professional, personal service, responded in a timely fashion to all inquiries and provided absolutely stunning pictures for our wedding. He will be my primary recommendation in the future for wedding/engagement or portrait photography. - ETYoung

Michael was wonderful to work with. I loved his photojournalism approach to shooting our wedding day and he did a fantastic job of capturing special moments. I chose him because he was the most flexible photographer I met with. He is willing to go to several locations, spend several hours with you, and in the end hand over all the digital rights to every photo taken. All for an extreemly fair price. His great work continued after the wedding when he pieced together our albums. We were able to review the layout and make changes as it progressed. The albums truly tell the story of our day and I have received compliments from everyone about the craftsmanship.I would recommend that if you only have Michael shooting your wedding that you put someone in charge of helping him coordinate candid shots and keeping people organized. Be it your wedding coordinator, or a trusted friend or family member, Michael would most likely appreciate that help. We are so entirely pleased with Michael's services and would recommend him to anyone selecting a photographer for their special occasion.- Laura & Frank

Last September I was lucky enough to have my best friend propose to me. I wanted to give my fiancé a gift that was meaningful but was fun and sexy. Mike Sackett had talked with me about doing a boudoir shoot – I was confused at first what it was. Mike sent me a few links to websites of photographers that had done boudoir shoots. After looking over them I decided it would be a fun experience for me and a sexy gift for my soon to be hubby. I set up my shoot to be on a Sunday afternoon, out of my house. Mike had no problem coming to my house, he brought his wife Tracey to help out with lighting and I was able to invite anyone I wanted, to make it fun. Mike let me pick out about six different outfits. The afternoon was fun and exciting. The first few photos I was a little nervous but by the end of the shoot I didn’t want to stop. It was a lot of fun. Mike showed me a few pictures while we were shooting and I was so excited with the results. I couldn’t wait to give the pictures to my fiancé. I felt so beautiful and knew my fiancé would love a gift that was meant just for him. The best part of the shoot was - yes it was for my fiancé but the way I felt after seeing the finished product made me feel like the sexiest women alive. Ladies if you want to give your fiancé a gift that they will never be able to forget; even if you and your ladies want to have an unforgettable bachelorette party –a boudoir shot is the way to go!! Thank you Mike for the amazing experience! - JK

"Thanks so much, Michael. The headshots you took of me turned out great. They're already up on my website and Facebook page. So glad I found you on the Internet. You can be sure that I'll be referring to you any friends, family or business acquaintances that need an affordable, top-notch photographer. Thanks again!"Mark Brinker (www.markbrinker.com)

Kristin & Kyle

Mike, These are the most stunning pictures! I actually teared up at work! Thank you so much and we're so blessed to be working with you!! Kristin and Kyle