Main Office Location:
By Appointment Only
Santa Cruz, Monterey, Carmel, and beyond.
Wedding venue: InterContinental The Clement Monterey
With the talent and artistic eye for capturing unscripted, unforgettable moments, Mike Danen brings a fresh, artistic sensibility to wedding photography. He joyfully documents some of the most beautiful weddings in the Monterey Bay Area. With his unobtrusive yet fun approach, Mike creates gorgeous collections and wedding films that become treasured family heirlooms.
Mike also offers photobooth services.
Fresh. Creative. Romantic.
Because I'm passionate about my work, and I care about each of my couples. My approach to every wedding is to tell your story in a fun, fresh way that reflects your unique personality and style. I work with a sense of wonder, discreetly capturing all the real, unscripted, unforgettable moments. I also know that details matter—your dress, shoes, flowers, jewelry, friends, family etc. I get that, and provide a complete documentation of your wedding day.
Once you're done planning and everything is set, trust your vendors and just enjoy your wedding day. Relax and have fun, I'll make you look good!
Mike is an active member of Monterey Bay Wedding & Event Professionals (MBWEP), Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Professional Photographers of the Greater Bay Area (PPGBA), and National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP).
- Central Coast Beach Area and San Luis Obispo
- Paso Robles and the Central Coast Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
“I got around 1,000 photos and I am obsessed with looking at them. They are absolutely beautiful.”
“Mike’s photos definitely conveyed all the emotions and spirit of our wedding that we’ll want to remember in fifty years.”
“I was shocked when we came back from our honeymoon and our photos were waiting for us. He is FAST!”
“He is a great communicator and his actions made it easy for me to trust him with my big event.”
“Mike listens and really hears what you want.”
“I loved the amount and variety of images. He delivers what you asked for and then ‘surprise’ some shots you didn’t expect…and some I didn’t even know about!”
“His presence is incredibly comforting and patient, drawing out the best in the people he’s photographing.”
“His professionalism and commitment to quality makes him an outstanding photographer and his ability to relate with people makes him extremely easy to work with.”
“He has an unusual ability to make people comfortable and almost forget they are being photographed.”
“Mike captured everything down to the last detail.”
“Mike also helped us make a gorgeous wedding album, and the video was really beautiful.”
“I have nothing but good things to say about my experience with Mike, and am happy to recommend him.”(What does this mean?)