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"Mother Nature meant for the world to look the way it does through Michael's lens." -Nada Marjanovich, Editor, Long Island Pulse Magazine
"…Photography on par with the best of the best…" -Bill Hurter, Editor, Rangefinder Magazine, WPPI
"…talent, timing, hard work and attention to detail…Michael's images are proof the he practices what he advocates…" -Barry Tannenbaum, Editor, www.NikonPro.com
"The perfect blend of traditional elegance and contemporary styling.", The Wedding Pages

Professional Associations • Industry Awards

The Knot

• Best of Weddings Award Winner

WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International)

  • Awarded "Double Master of WPPI" in 2018, One of only 28 photographers in the world to hold that designation as of November, 2018
  • WPPI Accolades of Excellence award winner every year from 2008 through 2018
  • WPPI 16 X 20 Print, Album and Filmmaking Competition judge every year from 2009 through 2017
  • WPPI Convention Platform speaker and Master Class instructor 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

PPSNYS (Professional Photographers Society of New York State)

  • Four Court of Honor awards, 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • 320 Club Award winner, 2014, 2015 and 2016

PPGNY (Professional Photographers of Greater New York)

  • Executive Board Member 2015, 2016
  • Photographer of the Year 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • Past Winner, Portrait Photographer of the Year
  • Past Winner, Illustrative Photograph of the Year

Nikon USA

  • Nikon Wedding Edge Photographer
  • NikonPro Featured Photographer

Fujifilm North America Group Companies

  • X-Series Elite Photographer and Spokesperson


Rangefinder Magazine Featured Photographer

  • March 2007, Wedding Issue
  • March 2008, Wedding Issue
  • February 2010, WPPI Preview Issue

Long Island Pulse Magazine • Featured Artist

  • September 2006, "Long Island Artists You Need To Know"

Studio Photography Magazine

  • February 2009, Nikon Wedding Edge Supplement

Featured Photographer

  • Amherst Media, Professional Photography Book, "100 Techniques For Professional Wedding Photographers"
  • Amherst Media, Professional Photography Book, "Master Posing Guide For Wedding Photographers"
  • Amherst Media, Professional Photography Book, "Wedding Photography: Advanced Techniques For Digital Photographers"
  • Amherst Media, Professional Photography Book, "Small Flash Photography • Techniques For Professional Digital Photographers"
  • Oliver-Cameron Publishing, Photography Book, "Wedding Photography: A Guide To Posing"