Hello! Thanks for stopping by! I am Michael Anthony. We want to thank you for considering us to capture that special moment in your life. We understand that there are thousands of photographers to choose from, and a million different reasons to choose one or the other, and therefore we are humbled that you have found your way here!
Michael Anthony Photography is an internationally published wedding photography company located in Southern California. We were established in early 2011, after I was finally able to make this dream become a reality. Ever since our inception, we have photographed many weddings throughout the State of California. Our work has been featured in both print, and online publication. We have been fortunate and blessed to receive amazing reviews from our clients, as well as curators of the wedding photography industry.
Over the next few years, we plan on growing and changing the wedding photography industry by providing our clients with world class wedding portraiture and create memories that will last them a lifetime while maintaining innovative photographic techniques, exceptional value, and exemplary customer service to all of our clients. Also, to create cutting-edge photographic techniques that will provide our clients with a unique and memorable experience and one-of-a-kind imagery.
Let me introduce you to our company.
I started in photography when I was in high school. Within a year, I had sought out my first job working for a local portrait studio. It was then that I began assisting the main studio photographer shooting weddings throughout Southern California. I was able to photograph for that photographer as a second shooter, and ultimately began to branchout and second shoot for other photographers. After experimenting with different types of photography, I realized that I absolutely loved photographing couples. I was drawn to documenting the love between a couple, and felt that above all other types of photography, I was able to capture moments in a way that told a story. In 2007, I met the love of my life, Jennifer. In 2011, Jennifer and I started Michael Anthony Photography. We then got married in 2012 and are living our happily ever after. I love cameras (who would have thought?), dogs, and motorcycles.
When I am documenting a wedding, I want the bride and groom to be instantly taken back to their wedding day when viewing their images. I try to tell a story through my photographs, and I believe every bride and groom deserves the chance to remember the happiest day of their lives. I understand how important developing a good relationship with your wedding photographer is, and I believe that your wedding is the beginning of a long lasting relationship MAPhoto is going to have with your family.
Jennifer began her creative career in fashion while attending the Fashion Institute of Merchandising and Design (FIDM). After meeting Michael, she picked up photography as a hobby. Jennifer has an eye for detail and if you ask Michael, he would tell you that she “knows what looks good.” After learning the technical side to photographic science, she was able to apply her amazing talent for recognizing beauty in a couple. She is a wedding aficionado, and absolutely loves coordinating with our brides to help them plan the most intricate details of their wedding. Jennifer has taken some of the best photographs in our portfolio by being able to pre-visualize a moment. Jen loves chocolate, fitness, and anything pink.
What ultimately drew me to Jennifer was, I will admit it, her girlyness (I believe I just made up a word). What makes her such an asset to MAPhoto, is that she knows what looks good, and she knows how to capture it in a way that makes people oooohh and ahhhh. I cannot tell you how many times Jen and I compete with each other with who’s wedding cake shot looks better, but I can tell you how many times she wins, because it’s almost all of them. As a former bride, she understands the importance of the small things.
Angie was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up Angie never really saw herself as an artist, but always did have a thing for photography. Though she didn’t know much about the technical aspects of photography, she did know that photos were something to treasure. They build memories, freeze time, and give you the opportunity to relive moments that are no longer there. At the age of 20, she purchased her very first camera, a 35mm Canon EOS Rebel. At that moment, she still wasn’t able to use the camera to its’ full potential, but a few years later all that would change.
Angie is now a 2-time recipient of the coveted Fearless Photographers Award. She has photographed weddings throughout the country, and internationally as well. Her creative talent is second to none and she has a particular skill about pre-visualizing a moment and capturing it in the most stunning way possible
Angie is honestly one of the most amazing photographers I have ever met. Seeing the world through her photographic eye is intriguing every time I view her work. She is a master at using the environment to blend with her subjects, and has created some of the most beautiful work that I have ever witnessed.
Matt has been photographing weddings for several years. Matt is a 4-time recipient of the coveted and prestigious Fearless Photographers® Award, one of the most recognized awards in the wedding photography industry. He is extremely talented and has worked and collaborated with some of the most talented artists in the industry. Matt has photographed commercial jobs for major companies and publications and recently photographed a spread for MB! by Mercedes Benz. Matt photographed Michael and Jen’s wedding in August of 2012. Matt thinks the sheer interaction with persons on such happy occasions such as weddings is extremely fulfilling for him.
Matt is a lighting engineer. He understands the science behind creative lighting, better than some of the best teachers I have ever met. Matt is the one who ultimately convinced me to shoot with all prime lenses, and has had a profound impact on my own style as a photographer. As good as he is with lighting, he is even better with people, and knows how to get what he wants (and ultimately the couple wants) out of a photograph. When I was photographing a wedding with Matt one time, the DJ’s equipment broke down. Using nothing but an iPhone, and his America’s Got Talent Dance skills, he was able to get the crowd dancing and singing like it was 1999.