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Vibrant, Energetic, Joyfully Romantic Imagery

Because all the moments of your most special day deserve the best treatment possible, because love and commitment and the connections between family are so important, House of Light was established to provide the highest quality wedding photos and video available at a price that is accessible to all. With a variety of payment options and packages that suit all needs you are guaranteed to find the one that is right for you.

Don't risk letting your big day go by without capturing all the beautiful moments in the way they deserve, inquire now about reserving your date!

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My Passion is Capturing Love and Connection

I'm Michael and I'm a North Texas Wedding and Portrait Photographer based out of the Dallas area. I specialize in capturing authentic moments in a photojournalistic style and utilizing the natural light to make your images feel REAL while emphasizing their emotional impact through artistic composition.

I love creating high quality artistically inspired images that have emotional impact, and I love discovering and being part of capturing the unique and one-of-a-kind love story that each one of my couples has.

My goal is to provide my clients with the most amazing experience and images that I can, and to leave them remembering their wedding day for years to come as the best day of their lives, and the photography and videography as the best part of that day.

 

Because while everything else that you will purchase for your wedding day is important for that day, your photography and videography are going to be important for your marriage, the thing you look back on to celebrate but also to remind you of the promises you made and the love and connection that you share.

I serve the Dallas, Ft. Worth, Waco, McKinney, Austin, and surrounding areas, and I am also available for destination Weddings.

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Stellar Customer Service 

I got into the Wedding Photography business because I like being exceptional at what I do, and I love sharing that with the world.

With my business I can do what I love to do in the way that I want to do it. I can create stunning, beautiful, artistic wedding photography and I can do it while making sure that my couples have a great experience as well. I don't nickel and dime, I don't bait and switch, there are no added fees or expenses, what you see is what you get.

That is why I always offer Hi-res files and there is no image limit. If we get 800 keepers in an hour, you will receive 800 images. If you have 8 people in your family portrait session we'll get pictures of all of them. I'm here to share my photography with the world, not to hold the precious moments of your life hostage.

Cinematic Quality Wedding Video

Capturing a wedding day is about more than just photos. Modern cameras take fantastic video and I've developed a system that allows me to do both, even when I'm on my own. I can seamlessly switch between the two modes and capture both stunning wedding photos and impactful 4K wedding videography.

All your moments, to be enjoyed printed out on your wall, or posted to your social media and watched on your anniversary for years to come.

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A PARTNER Through the Entire Wedding Photography Process

Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming endeavor, and I want the photography and videography part of that equation to be the easiest aspect.

After an initial consultation we'll devise a thorough and detailed plan for your wedding day's photography/videography needs, which includes things like developing a timeline, and whether or not you'll be needing a second shooter or dedicated videographer.

I'll be available to answer any questions you have and you'll never be left unsure about what you'll need to do in order to get the best possible images for you to enjoy for the rest of your lives.

An Artistic Approach with a focus on capturing Authentic Emotions

Creativity and an eye for artistic composition, lighting and exposure sets me apart from a lot of other studios, but it is my approach to capturing the story of your wedding day and how I run my portrait posing sessions that makes the most difference. I keep my portrait sessions loose and fun and I efficiently make the most of the time we have in order to keep your wedding day about you, not me. I focus on capturing authentic emotions whether that be tears of joy or smiles of laughter, and I always go the extra mile to not miss a single moment of your very special day.

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"Michael is the BEST, hands down. He did our engagement photos and our wedding photos, both with great turn around. He was attentive to our needs and helped steer us when we were lost. He was the best wallflower you could imagine during the prep, ceremony, and reception and made sure to capture all of the special little moments in between. The finished products are absolutely stunning and he made the process so easy and fun."  --Robyn A.

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Relaxed, Fun, Dynamic, Engaging Wedding Imagery

Your wedding day is one of the most momentous days of your lives as a couple, and you should be able to enjoy it as much as possible.

That's why I take a largely hands-off approach to capturing those moments that tell the story of the day, giving guidance here and there to help ensure the best, most beautiful captures possible and working with the natural light to create realistic, artistic compositions. I allow the moments to happen freely and naturally, being in the right place at the right time to make sure nothing escapes my lens.

My couples portraits and bridal party sessions are done with a "fluid" posing style to ensure a relaxed an "un-posed" look.

This dynamic way of doing things keeps the day fun, romantic and celebratory, not boring, stale and austere.

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"Michael was absolutely phenomenal for our wedding!! He worked with everything that was going on, I gave him some specifics that I wanted captured and he was on the ball. He captured everything and the pictures were absolutely beautiful! We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer! He was so fun to work with!"  --Kylie R.

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"Creative. Professional. Efficient. Attention to detail. Patience. Michael at House of Light Photography has an eye for detail and a way with colors. We loved the play of light and shadows in our wedding photos! We recommend House of Light Photography!!!!! Keep up the good work."  --Keela O.

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INVESTMENTS

"We hired Michael for our wedding photographer and we are so happy we did! He makes it so easy to just be yourself and he captured every moment perfectly!" --Nikki N.

"So glad that we chose Michael to photograph our wedding day. He was very professional, friendly and easy to work with. Our photos came out amazing, couldn't be happier. We also got the video option and I love it, will treasure it forever. I highly recommend booking Michael for your wedding day :)" --Hannah S.

"Hands down one of the best photographers I’ve ever worked with. We had a vibe from the start and he felt like an old friend. Michael, instantly put us all of at ease and offered his suggestions to help make everyone look their best. Michael’s professionalism helped keep us on schedule the entire day. His keen eye captured some stunning portrait and action photos with beautiful downtown Dallas skyline as the backdrop for our sunset wedding. My jaw literally dropped when I saw his work. Everyone loved the proofs of the photos. Definitely hard to pick our favs. Thanks Michael for making our “day one” so unforgettable!" --Kimberly K.

"THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY WEDDING! I stumbled across "House of Light Photography" online in search of a good Photographer at a budget friendly price. Looking through prior wedding photos and then speaking with Michael I felt confident he'd do a great job. The day of the wedding he was early, friendly and very helpful giving me a picture of what to expect. During the reception he even played up the crowd to get them going. The end results are a worth ten fold. I cried and laughed watching the compilation video he put together and got to see clips of moments I wasn't present for. The pictures throughout the wedding were vibrant, sharp and captured real moments between friends and family. I couldn't be happier! Definitely would recommend "House of Light Photography" for any special occasion. Thanks again Michael! --Tiffany H.

"Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond to make sure our wedding photos would turn out amazing. He's prompt, professional, and can work with "hard to handle" people like a champ. Not only would I recommend him for every couple looking for a photographer/videographer, but my wife and I are now expecting our first baby and will be reaching out to talk about pregnancy photos. 10/10 couldn't have been better." --Markus S.

"Michael is seriously, the most absolutely amazing vendor I have ever worked with. His photography is PERFECTION. On top of that, he is incredibly patient, always quick responses to any question I had, and so so so kind-hearted; plus a great sense of humor. He did our engagement photos, bridal shoot, and our wedding/reception (which he stayed longer than what we agreed on, just to capture these beautiful memories for us). Every session we had, I was so nervous, but he was able to make me feel comfortable in front of his camera and made me feel beautiful. We were on a tight budget and he worked with us to find a package that fit our needs. I will absolutely hire him in the future and have recommended him to all of my friends and family. Thank you so much, Michael! You will be seeing me again!" --Jade P.

"AMAZING PICTURES! He was involved in every aspect of the wedding. Pre ceremony, ceremony, reception, and post reception! Every picture was amazing! There was not 1 photo I did not like!" --Tanya G.

"Michael did a fantastic job at my daughters wedding! He worked extra hard to get are pictures back in time for the holiday to show family and friends! He is very professional and responds quickly to messages. Michael is very patient and works to make sure bridal party looks perfect in the pictures. Thanks again Michael!!" --Michele V.

"Michael was absolutely amazing!!! He did our engagement pictures as well as our wedding pictures and video. He has an obvious passion for his craft and it shines through in every single picture he takes. My wife and I were blown away by the quality of the pictures we received and so is everybody we’ve shown them to. There are so many pictures that perfectly capture the emotion and essence of the moment. That takes more than an expensive camera to capture. Michael knows what he is doing and he is so easy to work with. We have a 5 year old and it’s not always easy to keep any 5 year old on task with something like taking pictures for an extended period of time. Michael is so patient and great with kids. He obviously has a vision when he’s shooting, but he is always open to suggestions to enhance your experience. Whatever your vision is, he will accommodate it. If you don’t have anything specific in mind, he will take the lead and create exactly what you didn’t even know you wanted. If you’re looking for a photographer that will help you capture the special moments on your special day, Michael is your guy. We can’t say enough great things about him and his work. Out of all of our wedding vendors, Michael is hands down the best one we hired. We will be telling everybody we know about him and his talents. Hire him, you will not regret it!" --Brad J.

"We hired Michael for our wedding in September. He was super nice and professional and made everyone super comfortable with the cameras. I honestly hate having my picture taken and was very nervous for all the photos and videos to be pointed at me but he did such an amazing job of making me feel comfortable and forget about being self conscious. When the pictures and video came out me and my husband cried he did such a great job of capturing all the right moments! We plan on using him for all our family photo needs in the future. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECCOMEND!" --Sadie U.

"Michael was absolutely AMAZING! I'm sure many of you know when looking around to book vendors for you wedding day it becomes very stressful because you just want to make sure everything goes smoothly and is done well. From the moment I saw his photos online I knew he was someone I would love to have on our special day! As soon as he got to the venue he was just very professional and personable. He was just amazing from the start! From walking us through which photos making sure to take in to count what the bride and groom want for specific photos. He even helped me with my dress when my MOH had some struggles corseting the back. He even danced with us on the dance floor some! Just a really GREAT guy! And may I say such PHENOMENAL photos!!! Every single photo we got I LOVED! He is such an amazing photographer and just a really great person! HIGHLY recommend for any event you need!" --Maddison S.

"We hired Michael for our engagement pics, wedding pics and wedding video. All I can say about him is how talented and genuine of a person he is. He had our engagement pics to us in 5 days and our wedding pics to us in 6. He was so personable and easy to work with and he was able to relate our family dynamic and ease our stress about everything. He even sent me a sneak peek of a picture with my dad at the wedding that meant the world to me. If you are looking for someone who genuinely cares about your big day and giving you quality pictures/video then he is the one you should go with. We plan on hiring him for future family pictures as well because at this point we know we will not find anyone more talented than he is! Michael absolutely captured our wedding experience without any hassle and he is very reasonable with his pricing. In my opinion, he’s the best photographer around!" --Laura S.

"Michael was AMAZING. He went above and beyond for us on our special day. He communicated with me whenever I needed it, and throughout the process of creating our materials. Not to mention, he did more work than we even asked. He was super charming and funny, and it was easy to talk with him. Not to mention, you aren't going to get better prices. Don't even get me started on the quality of his work ... I had the biggest smile on my face for HOURS looking at everything once it was all said and done. There are no critiques or improvements I have to offer. The only thing I have to say is, thank you so much for elegantly capturing our special day." --Amanda A.

"Michael was our wedding photographer and we couldn't have been happier! He was at the venue prior to our arrival (I was running a little late!) and starting taking photos instantly! He captured every moment and was so professional throughout the entire evening! My two favorite highlights were: not noticing he was there and staying after the scheduled hire time to capture additional photos. As I look back on the photos, I constantly say "where was he? I didn't see him. But he somehow managed to capture this moment!" At times I forgot Michael was there! That's how good he is; he was never in the way. Michael is a true artist in photography! My second favorite highlight was Michael staying past his hire time to capture photos for the Mariachi Band that my husband surprised me with for my birthday! That was a special moment. Since it was a surprise, I didn't factor in additional time for Michael to photograph that part, but he took it upon himself to stay a little longer. Michael doing that small gesture for us made our wedding day/birthday extra special. Now I have those photos to cherish for a lifetime!" --Stephanie B.

"Michael is so much fun to work with! He’s so patient and nice! We had two dogs and a toddler in our wedding and he got so many good shots of all of them. It started raining and he made even the rain fun. Very easy to talk to and work with. He has AMAZING work for great prices. Honestly one of the best photographers in the area." --Kaitlyn T.

"Michael was so amazing! He took amazing photos and helped us capture our wedding day that I’ll cherish forever. My husband and I are awkward taking pictures because we don’t know how to pose and what not, he gave us clear direction and helped us feel comfortable the entire time. I would recommend him for any wedding or event! And we got our pictures so quickly." --Erica S.

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