"Mike was fantastic to work with - on time, professional and the pictures turned out beautifully. The feedback I got the most from the wedding party and the guests was how excellent Mike was at providing direction for each of the pictures. I can tell you that to have someone take charge the day of the wedding without being overbearing is a really a skill -and to have the pictures reflect that is fantastic. We love our pictures and would highly recommend Mike for your event."
Anne and Ryan Hitchler
"What we liked about you as a photographer follows:
1. You have a great eye and you can tolerate people working around you. The rest of us got wonderful shots as well.
2. You were firm in giving directions that were easy to follow. It was easy to do what you asked.
3. Besides all this, you were fun to be around. The photo shoot was an integral part of the wedding.
Thanks for the great job."
Mary Jo McIlhon Mother of Bride
"Working with Pixels by Mike (Mike Carrizales) was a terrific experience! Our engagement and wedding photos turned out amazingly well! We couldn't be happier with the finished product. Mike made the experience very simple for us...all you have to do is smile for the camera and he takes care of the rest! Mike is a true professional with an eye for cool, candid shots that will last a lifetime. We HIGHLY recommend Mike for any and all of your photography needs...you will not be disappointed! Thanks so much, Mike, for photographing our wedding and sharing in our big day!"
Kelly and Ryan Grygiel
"Mike Carrizales is an outstanding photographer! He photographed our wedding. When we received the photos, we were so impressed with the variety of shots Mike took from creative/artistic, to posed, to ones that were candid. As a bride, I truly appreciated all the pictures of décor and the room setting. These are many things that I did not necessarily notice being swept up with the whole day. It was nice to be able to experience my wedding again, seeing all these little details. Mike did an excellent job of taking the pictures we wanted. And I loved all the candid shots that caught those unexpected looks and moments. Our pictures are beautiful! Mike was truly professional and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend his services. Thank you again!!"
Lynne & Reed Marquand
"Mike Carrizales (Pixels by Mike Photography) was the smoothest running part of the machine that was our son's recent Bar Mitzvah.
He really heard us. What we wanted. What we didn't want. And what came back to us was all that plus what we didn't even know to ask for.
Of course all the standard shots were grabbed, but Mike captured funny candids and subtle moments that can't be requested ahead of time.
It takes a professional to deliver the standard shots, it takes an Artist to deliver the memories.
We'll always be grateful for his attention to our details and the nuances of a milestone evening. "
"We are very happy with the photos Mike took of our family. We were on a tight time crunch and Mike did everything in his power to schedule the photo session and return our proofs to us in record time. He went above and beyond to be sure we had great photos in the almost impossible timeframe we were under. No one else could help us in such a short amount of time.
The outdoor location that he chose was amazing-and would be any time of the year! The beautiful scenery and astounding landscape was truly breathtaking. Mike knew the exact spots to get the most out of every shot.
Mike was great at making us feel comfortable and he even put my 2-year-old daughter at ease so we could get some great individual poses of her. He was friendly, calm and professional even under the pressure of daylight setting and cold temperatures settling in.
Post-session, Mike's accessibility exceeded our expectations. He was available by phone and email to respond to questions and answer our request for additional editing. It is clear that he takes pride in his work and his business.
Mike’s process of giving us rights to all of our photos and the autonomy to have them printed at any time was icing on the cake. We will definitely have our repeat business and we are happy to recommend him to our friends! "
"We found Mike on Craigslist and contacted him about taking family portraits for us....for a total of 10 adults and 4 kids. Mike met us at sunrise at Daniels Park and took some breathtaking pictures! He is very personable and took the time to shoot our huge group even with cranky crying toddlers! We had several different shots we wanted to take, and he happily shot every one without hesitation. I would definitely recommend Mike, he is a great photographer!!"
"We met Mike at a family wedding and used him for our engagement pictures. Our session went extremely well! He choose a very suitable venue (outdoor park) and he was very friendly and professional during our shoot. He had our pictures to us when promised and we are completely satisfied with the results. We would highly recommend him to any couple, friends or family wanting an enjyoyable photography experience!!"
Kerri Shephard & Brad Block
"I've had the pleasure of working with Mike not once, but twice, in a very short amount of time. The first time for my best friends wedding and the second was the first chance we had the for family portraits in 4 years due to my husband very busy schedule since the Army always whisks him off to some sort of icky-stan. So, as you can tell, both were moments that needed to be skillfully captured and cherished. In addition to Mike's talent, he is professional, reasonable, and simply, FUN to work with. We can't imagine working with anyone else again! "
"Jason and I are getting married in June of next year and just had our engagement session last week with Pixels by Mike. We enjoyed working with Mike very much! The pictures turned out great and we had so much fun doing the engagement photo shoot. He made us feel relaxed and got us laughing to make our pictures more natural looking. He was very directive, yet flexible and open to our suggestions of what we had in mind as well. He took many fabulous pictures in a very short amount of time. We are confident that our wedding pictures will look sensational!"
Jason Davis & Aimee Hobbins
"Working with Mike was easy and the timing was fast. He picked a perfect location for outdoor business photos that allowed for a variety of backgrounds. He made me look photogenic and his personable personality made me feel comfortable while posing. After the shoot, he was quick to send the me the photos. I will definitely consider him when looking for a photographer in the future."
"Mike is an amazing photographer, and I love every picture he took. He took one of a kind shots that you don't see from other photographers.
He was calm, always professional and took his time making sure the images were perfect. I will recommend Pixels by Mike to everyone, he made my special day even more perfect. He made everyone feel relaxed and our photos are amazing. We are very appreciative!"
Cheryl & Mike Barttels
"Mike is the nicest photographer we spoke to when trying to find someone to do the pictures for our wedding. He is very accommodating, professional and went out of his way to travel and be a part of the event. I think the quality of his work reflects the fact he paid attention to what we, as the client wanted him to focus on. The pictures all came out lovely and personal and he didn't even bat an eye at the difficultly in wrangling a loud and rowdy wedding party. His turn around time was fast and his prices were very fair. I would book him again in a heartbeat!!"
"Mike took my sister's wedding photos and did a fantastic job. After the wedding I contacted him to make an album so I could give it to her as a gift. It was amazing, and I could have never put something together that nice! You could tell he carefully thought about placement of photos, and it was a perfect time line of their day. They totally loved it and I totally appreciate everything he did. He is an awesome photographer!!"
"We had the pleasure of working with Mike at our wedding & we were deeply impressed with his professional demeanor. He smoothly coordinated with us throughout the entire wedding, as well as with the other vendors at the wedding too. This seamless teamwork really helped to make our wedding flow nicely and we appreciated that quality. He listened to the types of photos we wanted & produced beautiful & creative memories for us on our special day. When we look through them it really feels like we are reliving those moments all over again. Some photos can feel too coached and arranged. There were plenty of organic/free spirited photos throughout the night & the family/group shots that we wanted. He has a real talent for this delicate balance that truly captures the event. His prices were very affordable compared to others and his work is top quality too! My husband and I couldn't be happier that we made the right choice in a photographer for our wedding day. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a professional photographer who feels more like a friend of the family - Thanks for everything Mike!"
Michelle & Josh
"We love the photos that Mike took for our wedding. Before the wedding he met us at the venue and found all the best places for photos. We are so thankful that he was available as we were on a short timeline. Receiving the photos on a CD is so convenient. We can print them when we are ready. We would recommend his services to anyone. Thanks Mike!"
Ray & Laura
"I just wanted to say that I really think the photos are fantastic. You really captured the beauty and the action of Simone's Bat Mitzvah. Thank you so much for helping us preserve these amazing memories!"
"Mike and Crystalle were AMAZING! They took such care on our wedding day to get all the shots we wanted and more. They were absolutely wonderful to have at our wedding. And the finished product is FANTASTIC!! We couldn't have asked for more. We are already getting so many wonderful compliments. I even referred my cousin to Mike for her wedding. Thanks again for all the wonderful memories! We will cherish them forever!!!"
Ben & Angie Sloboda
"I wanted some pictures of my daughter and I before she got too grown up! I have seen Mike's work before, and he really has true talent! I was very pleased to say the least with our pictures! They were everything I could have hoped for and more!!! He is very knowledgable, professional and makes it really fun! He truely has a gift! I would recommend him to anyone who needs a great photographer!!!!"
Lindsay & Mallorie
"Mike was awesome to work with! My fiancé and I wanted to have pictures taken with
our dog and many photographers were unwilling to do it or wanted way more money.
Mike did not hesitate. He was professional, flexible and full of great ideas. He was a joy
to be with. The pictures came out better than we could have hoped for and he was patient
with the dog. We couldn’t be happier and along with using him in the future, would
recommend him to anyone that needed a photographer.
Moe & Jen
"Mike was a pleasure to have at our wedding! He was very personable, flexible, and managed to capture many special moments without our even knowing it! The images and portraits that Mike took are beautiful. He took a great mix of formal and journalistic style images, which were exactly what we wanted! Mike not only had many creative ideas for our pictures, he was also open to all suggestions we had. He took the time leading up to the wedding to look at the venue and create a list of places for photos to be taken. Last, but not least, we really appreciated the CD of our images what a convenience! Mike, thank you so much for documenting our special day and for capturing so many of our timeless moments!"
Lindsay & David Berning
"Ricky and I were so happy we chose Mike as our wedding photographer. He did
an absolutely wonderful job from our first contact to the delivery of the
photos. He was professional, friendly, easy to work with, and most
importantly took fantastic photos that will remind us of our special day for
the rest of our lives! :) We would hire him again in a heartbeat if we
needed a photographer for another event. We would highly recommend Mike to
be your photographer for your wedding or any other occasion you are
Adam & Ricky
"Right from the beginning, Mike, impressed us with his professionalism and flexibility. We saw Mike’s ad and met with him on short notice to photograph our wedding. He was very accommodating to our wedding site and reception being a good distance apart. Mike was punctual to our meetings and event. His direction and demeanor really set us at ease and made the experience wonderful. His artistic style and ability to capture the small things, gave us pictures that will bring back memories for a lifetime. We would recommend Mike to anyone that has photo needs and wants a superb quality at great prices. Thank you, for the wonderful memories of our special day."
Tim & Suzie McGhghy
"Mike was an extremely professional photographer. The photos that he took for our wedding day were spectacular! I had already chosen a photographer prior to hiring Mike and had realized that the “friend deal” he was offering me was more expensive than a lot of the photographers we had looked at. My husband and I paid for our wedding with no help from family so we were looking for professional but inexpensive. Mike was PERFECT! He was on time to every meeting (and to the event) and he was more than I could have ever hoped for! Our pictures were amazing and I plan to hire Mike over and over again."
"Mike is an awesome photographer - the ultimate professional. We did our engagement shoot in Manitou Springs, and requested various outdoor and indoor shots. We spent 2 hours walking around the town, with Mike patiently taking many candid and posed pictures. He was very willing to listen to our ideas, even letting us take some of the pictures with our dog. He captured so many wonderful pictures, had some very unique and clever ideas for pictures, and did so with a very "hey-let's-try it" attitude. His photo-journalistic and artistic photography style made for some positively AMAZING pictures. We'll treasure them always. Professional, personable, flexible, and SO very easy to work with, choosing Pixels by Mike was the best wedding-vendor decision we made!!! "
Nicole & Arthur Powell
"Mike was an absolutely great photographer! He was very friendly, professional, and easy to work with; he showed up early and was very patient, willing to work with us on various shots. He made our wedding very memorable, and we were delighted with all of the great memories he captured for us."
Susan & Michael Wright
"Mike was absolutely amazing at photographing our wedding. He was prompt, polite and gave great directions to a very nervous Bride & Groom which lead to stunning portraits. He captured even the smallest of details that I didn’t think anyone would have noticed, but meant a lot to us. Mike took very creative and unique and photos throughout our ceremony and reception giving them the photojournalistic and artistic style we wanted.
Choosing Mike as our photographer was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding, I couldn’t have asked for more in a photographer. I highly recommend him to every couple looking for a great wedding photographer"
Crystalle & Zach McElvaney
"Mike did a fantastic job as the photographer for our wedding. He was so flexible and good natured. He willingly tagged along with the bride and bridesmaids to photograph us getting our nails, hair, and make up done. He was so creative and shot wonderfully unique pictures. Mike took a huge amount of pictures of which we received on DVD approximately 400. The pictures turned out beautifully. We are very pleased. Mike's prices are below competitors, his timeliness of photo delivery was reasonable, and his quality of work was impeccable. Mike comes highly recommended by the Tryons. "
Jack & Ingrid Tryon
"Right from the start, Mike impressed us with his professionalism. He was easy to work with and personable, flexible all on such a short notice.
Our wedding was the best day of our lives and Mike caught it all in wonderful pictures. It was such a whirlwind of a day and it was so difficult to remember everything after the fact but once we received all the pics we were reminded of what a special day it was for us.
Mike you really captured every important part of our day and I felt I could relive them through our pictures.
Thank you so much for preserving such a wonderful day for us. You did such a wonderful job.
I know my mom wants to use you again for future events and family photos!! Thank you again for being there for us on such short notice. "
Lina & Sean Carter
When I was on the search of a photographer, I saw Mike's ad, and being a little nervous not knowing how Mike worked with engagement pics. We got to the state park and it was AMAZING as I told him we wanted to have the fall look and country style and he got that in our pics.
If we were not having the wedding in Nebraska I would have him as our wedding photographer. I plan on using him in the future for x-mas cards and family pics.
Emily & Kyle
"I hired Mike to be the photographer for an event that I put on every year. He did an amazing job taking candid and group shots of everyone throughout the day. Being an avid photographer myself I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the pictures that he took. They were so much fun to look at and order prints of after the event! Even more importantly I got rave reviews from everyone who attended saying how much they enjoyed having him at the event and that they loved the photos he took. I would definitely hire him again and recommend him as a photographer for any occasion. "