Mike Olbinski Photography

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Yup, that's us in the photograph. My little family. And this whole thing started with them. If it wasn't for my wife, I wouldn't be here. And if it wasn't for my daughter… well, let's just say she is the little muse that kicked this whole photography thing off in the first place. And those two little guys… well, they keep things interesting.

But also, they make me who I am. My wedding was the best day of my life, and my daughter's birth was the second. I've never shot a wedding where I didn't get at little choked up during the father-daughter dance. And that sappiness is due to my wife, who instilled in me a fantastic sentimentality that runs deep in her family. They are criers, and I've officially become a member.

Weddings are a huge deal. The moments within them are even bigger. You hear about a funny moment when your brother did the splits on the dance floor, but you missed it. Or that welling tear brimming in your father's eye. The laughter. The fun. The experience.

That's why you hire me. I'm there for all of it. I capture those memories for you. From start to finish. And we have a lot of fun along the way.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

Everything about me is against the grain. You won't meet many wedding photographers who also storm chase during the Arizona summers. I love beauty. I love nature. I love old things. I love barns. I love weathered brick warehouses downtown. I love rustic details. I love different. I crave different.

I'm laid back. Your engagement shoot, your wedding…it's all going to be fun. I like to have a good time, and I think that's how your wedding day should be, right? And to me, shooting quirky, random and unique weddings are a heck of a lot of fun.

So hit me with your wedding idea, and we'll make it happen. I'm located in Phoenix, but I'd love to travel to wherever you are to learn your stories and capture one of the most important days of your lives.

"Mike, thank you so much for shooting our wedding! Every detail was perfect! Chris and I felt so blessed and honored to have you as our photographer, especially since you took our very first picture as a couple a few years prior! Your attention to detail, professionalism, humor and passion were just a few of the amazing qualities that led us to you! Thank you for making our wedding day a blast and capturing the most precious and memorable moments. We will remember June 28th, 2014 forever."

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