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The details

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 

Maya Angelou

The details

Let's be real: all weddings have some similarities. But here's the thing... each wedding is absolutely unique. You don't want your photographer to approach your wedding day as just another paycheck. It's too important of a day and we cherish it just as much as you do. Our dedication to that truth is the same if you're having a wedding celebration with 500 people or it's just the two of you eloping on the coast of Big Sur or Maui. You want the best, and we don't settle for anything less. We invite you to spend a few minutes hanging around - dig into this website - and you'll start to see what we're about.  

we don't just take photos, we create art from your beauty™

Experience

The Steelman photographers

1. What to expect/what we believe
2. Are you the one?
3. What people are saying
4. A quick look at the numbers
5. F.A.Q.'s 
6. your investment
7. Shortcut to THE GALLERIES
8. What's next

1. What to expect/what we believe

5. F.A.Q.'S

6. YOUR INVESTMENT

7. SHORTCUT TO THE GALLERIES

8. WHAT'S NEXT

2. ARE YOU THE ONE?

3. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYINg

4. A QUICK LOOK AT THE NUMBERS

What's below...

Your photos should bring you back to your memory, not become your memory.

authenticity
is everything

We believe

You'll always be able to find someone cheaper. Good work isn't cheap, and cheap work isn't good. Invest in what lasts. There, we said it. Glad that's out of the way.

quality is remembered long after price is forgotten

We believe

Your photos will come out 1000% better when you're comfortable with us. We keep your experience fluid and down to earth.

you should be comfortable

We believe

We're not going to manipulate your images, but rather, enhance what's already there. Not overly done, no IG filters, no photoshop. Just clean, beautlful imagery. 

less is more

We believe

You'll get out of it what you put into it, plain and simple. If you want epic location shots, let's go! Bring some comfortable shoes though.

life is an adventure

We believe

Bring your heart, but don't forget your lipgloss.

there's no such thing as too many kisses

We believe

You shouldn't try too hard for great photos. the real, unadulterated moments are what last. There's a time for a little guidance, but never a time for overbearing, overzealous photographers. We'll leave it at that.

organic is best

We believe

We'd want the digital files too, so we include them with a minimal print investment. 

you should get the goods

We believe

Let's not get caught up in trying to make you someone you're not. Get inspired on Pinterest, but let's move past that and let who you are together be celebrated.

your images should reflect you

We believe

We love to travel and have connections everywhere. with our exclusive collection and above, we'll go where you want to be.

West Coast... free
idaho & pnw... Free
Hawaii... free
East Coast... free airfare
International... minimal

With our Exclusive Collection & above, our travel costs are simple:


West Coast... FREE
Hawaii... FREE
Idaho... FREE
PNW... FREE
Rest of the USA... FREE Airfare
International... Minimal

*some limitations might apply.

travel is part of the deal

We believe

You might be one of our couples if:

You might be one of our couples if:

We're looking for rad couples to work with.

Is this you?

You ditch the shot list & you trust us to do what we do best: tell your story.

You value experiences over things.

you want your wedding day to be amazing, but your marriage is more important.

You might be a nurse, cop, or firefighter. Seriously though, We photograph a lot of nurses, first responders...And wedding planners too!

Windblown hair? You Don't care. You'd rather be in the moment and live it up! 

You are afternoon brewery/winery visitors. (Don't worry, you're not alone).

You know the value of a dollar but appreciate the finer things in life. 

Real relationships are priceless to you.

You're down for a spontaneous trip or bonfire.

Name brands are important to you but not always necessary.

"WOW! ARE YOU KIDDING? THESE ARE SO AWESOME!"

Carley & Mac

"TO SAY THESE ARE AMAZING WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT. YOU EXCEEDED ALL EXPECTATIONS & WE'RE SO GRATEFUL! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING RAD AND FRIENDLY, & FOR MAKING US FEEL INSANELY COMFORTABLE DURING OUR SHOOT. YOU CRUSHED IT!! WE LOVE YOU!"

Victoria & Ian

"WOW, THESE ARE FANTASTIC!! THANK YOU SO MUCH! STUNNING!! THE PHOTOS ARE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!"

Alyssa & Andrew

"THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID!! YOU MADE MY FIANCÉ FEEL SO SPECIAL...SHE FELT TOTALLY COMFORTABLE AND EXCITED! YOU MADE OUR DAY EVEN MORE SPECIAL... IT WENT PERFECT. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR WIFE FOR MAKING IT SOOOO INCREDIBLE. AND WE ARE THANKFUL BEYOND WORDS CAN SAY!! ... STUNNING!! THE PHOTOS ARE ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!"

Josh & Jordan

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CAPTURING OUR SPECIAL DAY. WE COULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN SOMEONE BETTER. THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING US!"

Dalia & Matt

"These are unreal! We are just over the moon right now.  thank you mike & gina! these photos are amazing!"

Alicia & Randy

"AMAZING!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CAPTURING OUR MOMENT! LOVE."

McKinley & Fadi

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a quick look

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We actually don't know this one, but it is a lot!

Micro weddings start at $4,000

Don't judge. We only drink the good stuff.

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Wedding COLLECTIOns start at for 2022

cups of coffee we have in a week

kisses we've photographed

years we've been photographing weddings

weddings we shoot per year

our couples who do first looks

minutes it takes to book us online

miles that are too far for us

THE MICRO WEDDING • 3500

Includes 5 hours of coverage, Mike as your photographer, a general edit on the images, an online gallery and a high resolution digital file download. Exclusively for weddings with 40 people or less. Tax free with digital delivery only. *Limited availability

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The Essential Proposal

899

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The Commitment Proposal

1099

The Signature Proposal

1899

1 hour of photographer time with Mike and Gina as your undercover photographers, a smooth plan of action, our signature edit, an online gallery, & high resolution downloadable files. Good for Monday - Friday. Reduced by $100 if in Monterey or Carmel. Weekends add $650.

2 hours of photographer time with Mike and Gina as your undercover photographers, a smooth plan of action, a deeper signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution downloadable files, and a custom mobile app designed for you. Good for up to 3 hours from Monterey or Boise, though further travel is definitely available.  Weekends add $500. Venue site fees may be additional.

Up to 3 hours of adventure photography with Mike and Gina as your undercover photographers, a smooth plan of action, a deeper signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution downloadable files, and a custom mobile app designed for you. Plus a 10x10" Fine Art Book! Good for up to 3 hours from Monterey or Boise, though further travel is definitely available. Weekends add $500. Venue site fees may be additional.

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Hourly Weekday Coverage

Hourly Coverage

799

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Elopement Package

2799

Hawaiian elopement Package

2899

Weekday coverage with a signature edit, online gallery, and unlimited downloads. Good for up to 10 guests along the CA Central Coast or in the Treasure Valley, ID. Weekdays only. $100 more outside of Monterey or Carmel

Adventure coverage for up to 3 hours, our signature edit, an online gallery, unlimited downloads, and a press-printed book. Good for 15 guests and under. Weekends are $650 more. Up to 3 hours distance from Monterey or Boise.

An exclusive elopement package for our friends getting married in Hawaii. Signature coverage for up to 3 hours, our signature edit, an online gallery, and unlimited downloads. Travel included. Limited availability and some limitations may apply.

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The Exclusive

5,750

Core Collection

4,500

Core Collection

Signature Collection

7,500

Platinum Collection

11,750

Mike & Gina working together for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital download, a custom mobile app, and a 10"x10" Fine Art Book beautifully showcasing 50 of your favorite images. PST, MST, & HST travel included (some limitations might apply).

You get Mike's creative eye for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, and a high resolution digital download of images. Tax free.

You get Mike's creative eye for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, and a high resolution digital download of images. Tax free.

Our most popular option, this is where our hearts meet yours. We start out with our signature lifestyle engagement session, up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage with Mike & Gina (the day's full story), our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital file download, a custom mobile app, a dynamic slideshow montage, and our gorgeous 12"x12" Signature Wedding Album (with a leather, cloth or silk cover & 100 images in a storybook layout). USA travel is included.

This is your "all up front" option, covering pretty much everything you'd ever need. Take our Signature Collection above and add 3 hours of rehearsal dinner coverage, the Engagement Fine Art Book, 2 Press Printed Parent Books, an extra 20 images in your 12x12 Signature Album, and The Vintage PhotoBox™ Classic photo booth for your reception. We top it all with a special premiere party in our downtown Monterey studio complete with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Oh and USA travel is included.

4,500

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EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION

5,750

SIGNATURE COLLECTION

7,500

Platinum COLLECTION

11,750

Mike & Gina working together for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital download, a custom mobile app, and a 10"x10" Fine Art Book beautifully showcasing 50 of your favorite images. PST, MST, & HST travel included (some limitations might apply).

Our most popular option, this is where our hearts meet yours. We start out with our signature lifestyle engagement session, up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage with Mike & Gina (the day's full story), our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital file download, a custom mobile app, a dynamic slideshow montage, and our gorgeous 12"x12" Signature Wedding Album (with a leather, cloth or silk cover & 100 images in a storybook layout). USA travel is included.

This is your "all up front" option, covering pretty much everything you'd ever need. Take our Signature Collection above and add 3 hours of rehearsal dinner coverage, the Engagement Fine Art Book, 2 Press Printed Parent Books, an extra 20 images in your 12x12 Signature Album, and The Vintage PhotoBox™ Classic photo booth for your reception. We top it all with a special premiere party in our downtown Monterey studio complete with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Oh and USA travel is included.

"A day in the life" Session

A day in the life

1950

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Signature Portrait

750

Weekday Mini Session

Headshots

350

175/275

A comfortable three hours with Uncle Mike documenting your lifestyle and home life with your loved ones in their natural element, focused on authenticity. Includes our signature edit, an online gallery, downloadable high resolution files & a gorgeous Fine Art book.

This is our most popular session. Up to 1.5 hours of photography with Mike. Senior Portraits, Modeling, and Family photos up to 6 people. Includes the location of choice, our signature edit, an online gallery, and high resolution image files. 

20 minutes with Mike for your fast on location portrait (up to 6 people). Includes our signature edit, an online gallery, and approximately 10-15 downloadable high resolution files. Prints can be purchased individually on the gallery. Weekdays only.

A quick and easy way to get a new professional headshot. Mike will modify the light in a natural open-air setting to make you look your best. In-Studio headshots are also available for a more traditional look with a plain background and studio lighting. Weekdays only.

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Mini Engagement Session

599

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Signature Lifestyle Session

899

Fine Art Book

799

1 hour session, general edit, an online gallery, & high resolution downloadable files. Good for Monday-Friday only.

Our most popular offering, and the best option for a real experience and awesome images. Includes 2-3 hours together, multiple locations, a deeper signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution downloadable files, and a custom mobile app. Some weekend availability. Venue site fees may be additional. Only $599 when you book your wedding with us.

An absolutely gorgeous 10"x10" fine art book showcasing 25 of your most favorite engagement images using real ink pigments, museum papers and your choice of book cloth covers. It can also be used as a stunning high end sign-in book.

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THE MICRO WEDDING • 4,000

Includes 5 hours of coverage, Mike as your photographer, a general edit on the images, an online gallery and a high resolution digital file download. Exclusively for weddings with 50 people or less. Tax free with digital delivery only. *Limited availability

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The Essential Proposal

799

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Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

The Commitment Proposal

1099

The Signature Proposal

1899

Custom packages available too

1 hour of photographer time with Mike and Gina as your undercover photographers, a smooth plan of action, our signature edit, an online gallery, & high resolution downloadable files. Good for Monday - Friday. Priced for Monterey or Carmel. 

2 hours of photographer time with Mike and Gina as your undercover photographers, a smooth plan of action, a deeper signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution downloadable files, and a custom mobile app designed for you. Good for up to 3 hours from Monterey or Boise, though further travel is definitely available.  Venue site fees may be additional.

Up to 3 hours of adventure photography with Mike and Gina as your undercover photographers, a smooth plan of action, a deeper signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution downloadable files, and a custom mobile app designed for you. Plus a 10x10" Fine Art Book! Good for up to 3 hours from Monterey or Boise, though further travel is definitely available. Venue site fees may be additional.

Hourly Weekday Coverage

Hourly Coverage

799

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Elopement Package

2499

Hawaiian elopement Package

2699

Weekday coverage with a signature edit, online gallery, and unlimited downloads. Good for up to 15 guests along the CA Central Coast or in the Treasure Valley, ID. Weekdays only. $100 more outside of Monterey or Carmel

Adventure coverage for up to 3 hours, our signature edit, an online gallery, unlimited downloads, and a press-printed book. Good for 15 guests and under. Limited weekend availability. Up to 3 hours distance from Monterey or Boise.

An exclusive elopement package for our friends getting married in Hawaii. Signature coverage for up to 3 hours, our signature edit, an online gallery, and unlimited downloads. Travel included. Limited availability and some limitations may apply.

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*some travel limitations might apply

The Exclusive

$6,000

Core Collection

$5,000

Core Collection

Signature Collection

$7,500

Platinum Collection

$11,500

Everything above plus:
• Mike & Gina working together (i.e. 2 photographers) for 8 hours
• A custom mobile app
• A 10"x10" Fine Art Book beautifully showcasing 50 of your favorite images.
• PST, MST, & HST travel included*

You get Mike's creative eye for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution digital download of images and reprinting rights. Tax free.

You get Mike's creative eye for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital download of images, and reprinting rights. Tax free.

Our most popular option, you'll. get everything in the Exclusive plus: 
• 2 additional hours of coverage, making it a full 10 hours of coverage with Mike & Gina
• A custom dynamic slideshow montage
• Our gorgeous 12" x 12" Signature Wedding Album
(with a leather, cloth or silk cover & 100 images in a storybook layout).
• USA travel is included*

Your "all up front" option, taking all of the above and adding:
• 3 hours of rehearsal dinner coverage
• The Engagement Fine Art Book
• 2 Press Printed Parent Books
• An extra 20 images in your 12x12 Signature Album
The Vintage PhotoBox™ Classic photo booth for your reception.
• USA travel is included*

5,000

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION

6,000

SIGNATURE COLLECTION

7,500

Platinum COLLECTION

11,500

Mike & Gina working together for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital download, a custom mobile app, and a 10"x10" Fine Art Book beautifully showcasing 50 of your favorite images. PST, MST, & HST travel included*.

Our most popular option, this is where our hearts meet yours. We start out with our signature lifestyle engagement session, up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage with Mike & Gina (the day's full story), our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital file download, a custom mobile app, a dynamic slideshow montage, and our gorgeous 12"x12" Signature Wedding Album (with a leather, cloth or silk cover & 100 images in a storybook layout). USA travel is included*.

This is your "all up front" option, covering pretty much everything you'd ever need. Take our Signature Collection above and add 3 hours of rehearsal dinner coverage, the Engagement Fine Art Book, 2 Press Printed Parent Books, an extra 20 images in your 12x12 Signature Album, and The Vintage PhotoBox™ Classic photo booth for your reception. We top it all with a special premiere party in our downtown Monterey studio complete with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Oh and USA travel is included*.

"A day in the life" Session

A day in the life

1950

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Signature Portrait

750

Weekday Mini Session

Headshots

350

175/275

A comfortable three hours with Uncle Mike documenting your lifestyle and home life with your loved ones in their natural element, focused on authenticity. Includes our signature edit, an online gallery, downloadable high resolution files & a gorgeous Fine Art book.

This is our most popular session. Up to 1.5 hours of photography with Mike. Senior Portraits, Modeling, and Family photos up to 6 people. Includes the location of choice, our signature edit, an online gallery, and high resolution image files. 

20 minutes with Mike for your fast on location portrait (up to 6 people). Includes our signature edit, an online gallery, and approximately 10-15 downloadable high resolution files. Prints can be purchased individually on the gallery. M-Th Weekdays only.

A quick and easy way to get a new professional headshot. Mike will modify the light in a natural open-air setting to make you look your best. In-Studio headshots are also available for a more traditional look with a plain background and studio lighting. Weekdays only.

Book your session

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Mini Engagement Session

599

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Signature Lifestyle Session

899

Fine Art Book

799

1 hour session, general edit, an online gallery, & high resolution downloadable files. Good for Monday-Friday only.

Our most popular offering, and the best option for a real experience and awesome images. Includes 2-3 hours together, multiple locations, a deeper signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution downloadable files, and a custom mobile app. Some weekend availability. Venue site fees may be additional. Only $599 when you book your wedding with us.

An absolutely gorgeous 10"x10" fine art book showcasing 25 of your most favorite engagement images using real ink pigments, museum papers and your choice of book cloth covers. It can also be used as a stunning high end sign-in book.

Book your session

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*some travel limitations might apply

The Exclusive

5,250

Core Collection

4,250

Core Collection

Signature Collection

7,000

Platinum Collection

11,250

Mike & Gina working together for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital download, a custom mobile app, and a 10"x10" Fine Art Book beautifully showcasing 50 of your favorite images. PST, MST, & HST travel included*.

You get Mike's creative eye for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, high resolution digital download of images and reprinting rights. Tax free.

You get Mike's creative eye for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital download of images, and reprinting rights. Tax free.

Our most popular option, this is where our hearts meet yours. We start out with our signature lifestyle engagement session, up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage with Mike & Gina (the day's full story), our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital file download, a custom mobile app, a dynamic slideshow montage, and our gorgeous 12"x12" Signature Wedding Album (with a leather, cloth or silk cover & 100 images in a storybook layout). USA travel is included*.

This is your "all up front" option, covering pretty much everything you'd ever need. Take our Signature Collection above and add 3 hours of rehearsal dinner coverage, the Engagement Fine Art Book, 2 Press Printed Parent Books, an extra 20 images in your 12x12 Signature Album, and The Vintage PhotoBox™ Classic photo booth for your reception. We top it all with a special premiere party in our downtown Monterey studio complete with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Oh and USA travel is included*.

4,500

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

Steelman Photographers

EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION

5,250

SIGNATURE COLLECTION

7,000

Platinum COLLECTION

11,250

Mike & Gina working together for 8 hours on your wedding day, our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital download, a custom mobile app, and a 10"x10" Fine Art Book beautifully showcasing 50 of your favorite images. PST, MST, & HST travel included*.

Our most popular option, this is where our hearts meet yours. We start out with our signature lifestyle engagement session, up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage with Mike & Gina (the day's full story), our signature edit, an online gallery, a high resolution digital file download, a custom mobile app, a dynamic slideshow montage, and our gorgeous 12"x12" Signature Wedding Album (with a leather, cloth or silk cover & 100 images in a storybook layout). USA travel is included*.

This is your "all up front" option, covering pretty much everything you'd ever need. Take our Signature Collection above and add 3 hours of rehearsal dinner coverage, the Engagement Fine Art Book, 2 Press Printed Parent Books, an extra 20 images in your 12x12 Signature Album, and The Vintage PhotoBox™ Classic photo booth for your reception. We top it all with a special premiere party in our downtown Monterey studio complete with wine and hors d'oeuvres. Oh and USA travel is included*.