Mike Danen wedding photography in the San Francisco and Monterey bay areas. My style is to allow your wedding day to unfold naturally, capturing each beautiful, emotional moment unobtrusively. Your wedding album will become your most valuable family heirloom, handed down to your grandchildren.

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  Person Mike Danen
  City San Jose , CA
  Zip Code 95139
  Phone Number (831) 325-9904

  • I would recommend this business

Mike and his team were great! From our first point of contact Mike was professional and took any possible worry out of the process! We live in San Mateo and got married in Carmel. Mike was willing to travel to our area to meet with us on a Sunday evening for our engagement photos. It was cold and there was walking involved but Mike was a trooper! During the next 7 months of planning, Mike stayed in contact as necessary and always let us know if he needed any information or assistance in his portion of the planning. When the wedding day came, Mike and his team were the first vendors to arrive (besides hair and makeup) and they were equipped with a drone, multiple photographers and someone taking video. We knew we were in good hands :-) We got our photos back about a month after the wedding and they were gorgeous. Not to mention the sweet video that was included in our package. Great memories to hold onto for a lifetime! Mike offers nice packages and the one we chose included a wedding album which Mike is currently working on. We can't wait to see it! Don't hesitate to get in touch with Mike for any photography needs. You won't regret it!

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  • I would recommend this business

Mike was a pleasure to work with. Always available to communicate via phone or email. Easy going and affordable rates!! I love his work, especially how he is able to capture people in the moment. He knows what he is doing if you just let him roll. Our guests said he was the kindest photographer they ever met. Thank you again for helping us remember such a special day with lovely photos!

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Mike did fantastic family portraits for us. I love how he worked to make even the teenager comfortable (!) and captured our funky family personality.

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My husband and I got married on July 30, 2016. I waited because I made some albums on Shutterfly and I wanted to see how the images transferred. We hired Mike for both our rehearsal dinner and our wedding. After our initial meeting my, now, husband said that he wanted to hire him (we met with a few more but he was right). For his experience, the area, and what you get he was reasonably priced. For our dinner rehearsal Mike was there for 2 hours and got several wonderful, good quality and good content shots. At the wedding, I hardly noticed him and his assistant were there (they blended right in), but they got lots of wonderful shots. Also the images transferred beautifully on the Shutterfly albums.

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This review is long overdue. With all of the stress with planning a wedding, it was such a pleasure to work with Mike. Mike was extremely professional and accommodating. I booked Mike to do my wedding and engagement photos about seven months before the wedding. We waited for better weather to take our engagement photos and ended up taking the engagement photos a month before the wedding. We took pictures at several locations in San Francisco, which took several hours because I wanted both day time beach photos and city lights pictures at night, and Mike was such a trooper! Even under the tight time constraints, Mike pulled through and put together gorgeous pictures for us. Mike and his assistant were so nice. They are so creative and perfectly captured this time in our lives that we will keep forever.

Mike's turn around is super quick. My wedding package arrived before I was back from my honeymoon. Even though Mike was quick to turn the photos around, he did not skip on the quality.

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Mike and his crew photographed our daughter's May wedding in Tiburon and the digital images were ready before they were back from their honeymoon. The traditional formal photos were very well done getting the groups organized quickly so that we could all go on to the reception. This included a photo of the entire 120 of us at the church. The candid photos are where he really shines capturing the emotion and beauty of the day.

There isn't rewind time in wedding photography... there is only one time to get these pictures that will be around for years right. Mike does it in a professional way and does not get in the way either. He will make sure that you get the photos that are important to you as he asks for a list from you before the event. Just be sure that you list everything you want.

After seeing the engagement photos (which incidentally were used to make a scrapbook that guests wrote their wishes for the bride and groom in instead of a traditional guest book at the reception), we were pretty sure that Mike would do a good job for the wedding. And he did.

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If you are looking for the best, your search is over. Seriously. Mike is so talented, he did such a beautiful job on my wedding day! My wedding album is unbelievably beautiful.

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Customer Testimonials

Mike is patient and creative. We love our wedding pictures and now we share with the kids. Thank you Mike!


Thank you, Mike Danen, for taking photos and video for our wedding! We also did an engagement shoot. The photos from both events turned out beautiful. The wedding video captured the day perfectly! Mike was professional and flexible and willing to work with us on any special request. I would definitely recommend Mike to anyone needing an event photographed.


Mike is an amazing photographer! My husband and I had him as the photographer for our wedding in Santa Cruz, CA in October 2013. The photographs were absolutely beautiful! He was so kind and generous throughout the entire process. The photo book we received is absolutely stunning. He did such great work!!

Thank you so much Mike! My husband and I have pictures that will bring back out beautiful wedding memories always and forever!


Mike did photos for our June wedding. Throughout the entire process, he was incredibly responsive and took extra time and effort to ensure that we were happy with our photos. He got some great shots that our guests were quite impressed with! Of note, he gives you all the digital files (and in a timely fashion as well), so you are able to print the photos wherever you want.

Also, he reminds me of Rick Steves...if you are a Europe travel fan, that's a good thing!

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