Kind words from my lovely clients
Michele really captures the true essence of the human connection in the most genuine moments.
We love her lifestyle approach!
Colette Barnabé Strachan | Port Moody, BC | May 22, 2016
Michele is not only the most fun photographer in the world, she is also the fastest!! Two days after our engagement shooting we already received the edited photos online!
We absolutely loved working with her and she managed to capture our best and most natural moments. Nothing looks fake or artificially put together. The pictures tell our story and show who we are and how we are together. We loved every minute of the shooting. You will, too.
When I was ready to pull the trigger on a new branding campaign for my coaching practice for professional women, I began asking my network who they would recommend. The name Michele Mateus Photography came up time and time again.
Her personable and light-hearted nature, paired with her skill, professionalism and intuitive directing skills produced photographs that captured exactly what I was going for with these new images. She made such a sincere effort to find out what I needed from the images she was capturing and was open and gracious in the collaborative effort. Michele is a ninja with her camera and lighting kit; always observing with a keen eye, encouraging the flow of the shoot all while making subtle adjustments that produce fabulous photos, seamlessly.
Since the shoot, I have been able to submit to two magazines for on-line and print, I have been invited to three public speaking events, have more new client meetings than ever before and have executed a successful on-line re-branding on my social media accounts. And I have done it with confidence and grace! Without Michele’s incredible photos, I would not have been able to expand my business in this way.
If you are looking for an amazing photographer for your wedding, you just found her!
When we were looking for a photographer for our wedding, Michele was recommended to us by a friend. And what can I say, she is just great. She offered a 4 hours package which you don’t find often and it was exactly what I was looking for. But even though she would not spend an entire day with us, she put so much heart into this job. We had a first meeting with her to break the ice, she took some engagement pictures (which were beautiful), she came out to the rehearsal and she did an amazing job capturing our ceremony and wonderful portraits of us with family and friends. I am already looking forward meeting her again, capturing future important steps of our life as a family.
I can’t say enough about how amazing Michele was. She made our wedding day THAT much better not only because she had so many great ideas for our pictures, she made us feel comfortable while doing them and she helped me with the whole process since we eloped and I had no friends to help me with the usual wedding day stuff. We have only seen a few ‘sneak peeks’ of our elopement pictures and my inbox and wall has filled up with compliments. Can’t wait to see the rest.
Thank you for everything Michele!
Holly Paqutte | Langley, BC | August 21st, 2015
Michele, you captured so many unbelievable photos from our wedding, I am quite speechless. I can’t even believe there are more and more good ones. After looking through your blog post I feel a few things… awe and wonder that this actually happened– that we were captured so beautifully on our wedding day– and affirmation of our relationship and the goodness that surrounds us. What a package, Michele! You are incredibly gifted, and I wish I could give you the moon for what you’ve given us. I have been thinking about this over the past couple weeks since the photo shoot, that from start to finished product you have created a nurturing atmosphere within which Michael and I can play and enjoy, and then simultaneously you’ve affirmed us at such a core level. It is like you are something of a major support system on one’s wedding day. You have a gift with making people feel delight, ease, and appreciation. It being such a small wedding, it was delightful that you ended up playing such a large role in literally bringing us to where we needed to be. I had never thought that a wedding photographer’s role was quite so involved, but perhaps you have in some ways invented something new– a wedding attendant-counselor-photographer-companion. Wow. Blown away, really. Lots of love!!
Fiona Henderson | Vancouver, BC | Apr 16th, 2015
Michele is a talented photographer, and our photo shoot was a relaxed and fun. She recommended a great location and me and my wife are very happy with the results. We had a short window of perfect light and Michele utilized it perfectly. She is very efficient, and required only a couple takes to nail each shot, which allowed us time to shoot in at least a dozen sites around the villlage and along the river and to try a variety of shots. Thank you Michele, I will treasure these photos.
Rurik Wilhelm | Pitt Meadows | February 21st, 2015
Michele is great! She was very flexible with my schedule, and very good with her communication-offering me suggestions and answering my questions promptly. On photo day she was confident and creative with her shots. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable, which is so important for photos. We were laughing the whole time! Moreover, she made me feel so beautiful- which at 36 weeks pregnant can be a bit harder. We had a lot of fun with Michele and love what we’ve seen so far of our photos and can’t wait for the rest!! Thanks Michele!!
Nichelle Mac | Pitt Meadows | February 21st, 2015