Raves & Reviews

We love every single photograph that Michael took of our wedding! We learned of Michael from a personal referral, after meeting him we were impressed with his professionalism, portfolio, flexibility of packages offered, and his willingness to travel to our event site. We were pleasantly surprised that his wedding packages include the engagement photos, an added benefit of Michael taking the time to get to know us.
Michael was always on time, prepared, courteous and patient. He was open to our ideas and we feel his professionalism is apparent in his skill and attention to detail.
We greatly appreciated his accessibility, and the convenience of his web site. We would not hesitate to recommend Michael Bauer Photography to anyone at any time.
Sarah and Aaron Brendehl

Michael was our photographer for our wedding. Michael was great to work with all the way through the process: from meeting with him to discuss whether to hire him to his final edits on our photos. He was incredibly flexible, always professional, and just a cool guy who is a pleasure to be around. We had a wardrobe issue that we discovered when we were getting dressed for our pre-ceremony wedding shoot and he rolled with the punches and helped us keep our cool. Later, he worked with our DJ to make sure things moved along smoothly and steadily, so that he could capture all the important moments. And he has been very accommodating to our editing requests.
Ultimately, we are very pleased with our pictures. I would recommend him to any and all of my friends.

Tim & Carrie Richards

Michael Bauer is amazing and has become a wonderful friend! He worked his schedule around ours and always made time for phone calls and answering questions. His photography skills are worth their weight in gold! He got the most awesome shots and did such a great job that I forgot he was there. I couldn't be happier with my pictures and the quality is wonderful!
Michael made my dream wedding a reality that I can look at everyday and smile. I can't wait to have him do our family portraits with our new addition. I am truly blessed to know a great man and photographer like Michael.
Megan & Gordy Schroeder

Michael was an incredible presence at our wedding. He is professional yet fun: keeps the atmosphere light, but get's some serious work done. We've all been to weddings where the pictures take hours and are grueling, this was the opposite. Half an hour of group shots, and a bunch of candids-- and we had an entire album. He arrived ready to work, and didn't stop for the entire six hours of our wedding. He was always smiling and laughing, and there for all the right moments.
The end results are stunning-- everyone who has seen them asks who the photographer was. He made the day so bright and vivid that I was in tears looking at the pictures.
Anna Coogan, Bride

Wow! Really fantastic work! Sue and I love the photos! We cannot express how sincerely grateful we are. The pictures really capture the little details of the day and you have really caught the personalities of everyone who was there. Thank you so much! Our Mums will cry when we show the pictures to them. You have created a perfect memento of our day for us. Truly, thank you!
John Eatherly, Groom

We are very pleased to have had Michael Bauer as our wedding photographer He made us feel so relaxed about having our pictures taken, and gave us as much time as we needed to discuss what we wanted prior to our wedding. As a result we have beautiful candid pictures of our wedding and also all the little details of our little details that we chose to add to the day. Mike has really given us a wonderful document of our most precious day. Our families' and friends' personalities and our joy on our day really shine through. We recommend Mike highly. A photographer of this skill and ability to empathize with his subjects is rare. We were very impressed with his talents and pleased with the results!
Susan Little, Bride

I have worked with Michael for years on my professional musician photos. We've done live show shots, album covers, and general photos. He is extremely professional, gets the work done fast and well, and is a lot of fun to work for. I have used his photos in my last 2 posters, the back of my recent CD, and on my website and various promo sites. He is also very affordable and can work within your budget. He also shot my wedding, and I get teary every time I look at those beautiful shots.
Anna Coogan

Michael is fantastic. He has done a number of photo shoots for my wife, a musician, and he shot our wedding. He is great fun to work with, easygoing about the details, and prompt on the turnaround.
At the wedding he was very unobtrusive and but still managed to get all of the important shots, plus a bunch of others I would never have thought of. Some wedding photographers bring two people to get maximum coverage - Michael proves that this is totally unnecessary, because he covers everything! He makes everyone feel at ease because of his nature and therefore his photos have a very authentic quality.
Do not settle for someone else - Michael's rates are affordable so you have no excuse!
Brooks Miner

Michael Bauer is amazing to work with. He is patient and funny and always makes sure that his clients are happy. My boyfriend and I had our senior photos done by him, and I love every single one.
Michael was very open minded as to our ideas of what we wanted, and also gave very helpful hints as to what would look good. I felt like a princess working with him, and my pictures are absolutely beautiful.
I highly recommend Michael Bauer Photography for all the important moments in your life that you want documented!
Libby Witter

It was so exciting to come home and look through all of the pictures! You did a great job - we love them. I have sent the link to all of our friends and family to look through and they love them, too. You captured everything we were hoping for! We got the CDs in the mail, and now the challenge I face is trying to decide which wallet photo to send out in our thank you cards.
Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication!
Shay and Casey, Bride and Groom

Michael was our wedding and engagement photographer. He did a wonderful job at meeting all our needs. The quality of our photos were amazing. We appreciated that during our ceremony that he was not a distraction at all and still got great pictures. He is personable and professional; this made it easy for us to work with him. We also enjoyed the flexibility of printing the pictures ourselves.
Cory Daker

My name is Jay Nazz and I'm a member of a national touring band called Reckless Kelly. We held our first annual celebrity softball event this year in Austin Texas raising money for The Miracle League. We had bands and athletes from all over, 7,000 seat in attendance and hired Michael Bauer to take pictures of the event from the field. We had to correspond quite a bit prior to the event and his response was always immediate. He was everywhere he said he was going to be and always prompt. He managed to get so many great pictures from the field and the dugout while maintaining a low profile himself. Many of the pictures we are sharing with our corporate such as Dickies. We would have him be apart of any of our future events with great confidence in his instinct and etiquette.
Jay Nazz, Drummer, Reckless Kelly

I've worked with Michael Bauer on a couple of projects in the Seattle area. He provided just what we needed for the Brandi Carlile feature in Seattle Sound Magazine and I would definitely work with him again.
Mark Cunningham, Manager, Brandi Carlile

Beautiful Pictures and Excellent Service!
Michael did some photos for me and he was great! I really liked his laid back personality and he really listened to my suggestions and ideas. The pictures turned out beautiful and I got them very quickly after the shoot. I will definitely recommend him to friends, family and clients in the near future. Thanks, Mike!
Jennifer W, Seattle Makeup artist (from insiderpages.com)

Michael Bauer Photography is Amazing!
I worked with Michael to add photos to my modeling portfolio and felt so at ease and got such great images that I had him do my engagement photos, which also turned out beautifully. He's very easy going, great to get along with and wonderful at what he does. If you need photos he's your man!
Alicia B, Local Model (from insiderpages.com)

Michael Bauer Photography is Awesome :)
I had a blast working with Michael Bauer :) he made our shoot very relaxing and I like that. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a fun and enjoyable photo shoot. And of course in need of great pictures :)
Taysia Riley, Local Model (from insiderpages.com)

I've been collaborating with Michael Bauer for approximately ten years on various graphic projects. He communicates clearly which saves both time and money. We typically complete a project after two or three drafts which is very quick for a client. Normally I have 7-10 drafts before completion. His photography has been a natural fit for me (see SharynAliceMurray.com, print, second poster). His photography captures emotion, depth of field, the lighting, composition is stunning but most importantly his subjects pop.
Sharyn Murray, Owner, Loco Motion Graphic Design/Multimedia

Michael Bauer is a consummate professional and was open and willing to take any shot we needed. His photos of our musicians in action, both onstage and backstage, really capture the essence of the experience. He has a great eye for "the shot" and we were lucky enough to walk away with number of usable options.
Elizabeth Ferlic, Public Relations Manager - Seattle Symphony & BH Music Center

I've had the pleasure of working with Michael Bauer on a recent photo shoot and he was very professional. It was pleasurable working with him, and I'm looking forward in seeing his model portfolio grow.
CeeCee, Local Model

I had a good time and will definitely be working with you again. The proofs look wonderful, I really do like them. They make me want to do more outdoor work, so we'll have to shoot again soon. The color photos are beautiful, but the black and whites are magnificent. I'm very pleased with the day's work!
Alicia Blyth, Local Model

Michael They look great! :) I can’t wait to get the rest of them. Thanks again. You will be highly recommended to all my friends.
Kelsey Hetman, Bride

We love working with Mike, he's a great photographer. Our CD Release Pictures came out GREAT and we were able to use two of his shots for our CD cover. You rock Mike! Jason and Alysa, Everyday Jones

Working with Michael Bauer for my latest CD & promotional shots was an absolute pleasure. Mike's professionalism immediately put me at ease and his creativity yielded some very cool photos. One of which is now the cover shot for my album 'Sail Away!'
Eva Tree, Local Songwriter

The photograph that graces the CD (sic Eva Tree “Sail Away”) cover is simply beautiful and reflects what is contained inside, making for a solid package both visually and musically.
Victory Review - September 2006

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* Mary Cutrufello || Fireflies Till They're Gone || CD Images and Promo items || 2012
* Brandi Carlile || Live at Benaroya Hall With The Seattle Symphony || May 2011
* Anna Coogan CD Cover and Promo Shots|| The Nocturnal Among Us|| January 2010
* Country Line Magazine || Reckless Kelly || June 2009
* National Press Release || Reckless Kelly || May 2009
* Q Magazine (UK) || Rachel Harrington || October 2008
* Seattle Sound Magazine || Brandi Carlile || October 2008
* Everyday Jones CD Cover & Promo Shots || Here I Am || 2006
* Eva Tree CD & Promo Shots || Sail Away || 2006
* Indiegrrl.com Featured Artist || Rachel Harrington || 2006
* Disheveled Magazine || Big Business || November 2005
* Disheveled Magazine, Cover || Vendetta Red || October 2005
* Disheveled Magazine || Darius Willrich || September 2005

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