We got to know Michael when he photographed our wedding 6 years ago, and since then he has been a part of every important milestone in our lives. From pregnancy, to coming to the hospital the day after our son was born, meeting us at the beach, and photographing our son's first birthday, Michael has become an extended member of our family! He is incredibly talented and has a knack for capturing beautiful candid moments. We have really enjoyed working with Michael and look forward to him capturing many more memories for us!"
- Jaime Marcus
"Michael has captured our most significant family events for the past 25 years. From weddings to Bar Mitzvah's, Michael has been by our side to record not only the passing of time, but the evolution of our family and our relationships. I think partly because he knows the community and the players, he always captures the moment that could easily be missed by another photographer. Despite having photographed me from my first wedding at 24 to my second at 52 I can always count on him to create images that are gorgeous without looking staged.”
- Holly Funger
"Michael has been working with our family for the past 10 years. Not only is his work outstanding but he has become a dear wonderful friend. His warmth and kindness is remarkable and is photography is amazingly beautiful. He is a "one of a kind" gem!!!"
- Allison David Matt Ashley Mike Perlmutter
"Our experience with Michael was exceptional! When my husband and I decided to do a destination wedding, I knew one of the most important things to me was to have amazing photos to capture our day. I didnt care so much about having a video, but I knew I wanted to spend a little extra money for a good photographer (even though one came with our package at the resort!). When we decided to go with Michael and his team, I knew we were in good hands. Michael is extremely professional, but also very warm and personable and made us feel very comfortable. He was able to capture the most special moments of our weekend, and throughout all the photos, you can see, feel, and remember the amazing feelings and emotions of the entire event.
- Teryn and Ray Megill
After I got engaged, MBK was one of the first calls I made. I have known and been impressed by Michael's work for almost 20 years and I could not imagine having another photographer at my wedding. And MBK did not disappoint. The pictures were fabulous and the team was so wonderful and easy going from scheduling an engagement shoot to putting the album together. We couldn't not have been happier and look forward to having Michael and his team at many more family events in the future. "
- Lizzy Davis
"I wouldn't hire anyone but MBK photo to cover a special occasion for my family, whether it be a large scale event or one more intimate, or for an corporate or commercial need. Michael is a consummate professional as well as a real great guy to spend time with. Michael has photographed three cookbooks for me and everywhere I go in the world, people comment on the quality of the photography."
- Paula Shoyer
"Michael Bennett Kress is a dream photographer. He makes you feel comfortable and lets you be yourself as he photographs, which I think is a special talent. He photographed both our engagement session and our wedding day, and later this summer our maternity photos! The pictures were just stunning, vibrant, and full of feeling. I noticed that during our wedding Michael faded into the background in a way so as not to disrupt a natural flow of the day but he simultaneously commanded the room--knowing which shot to take and when, so he never misses a moment. In a time of high stress, he made us feel at ease and in safe hands. We are truly grateful to Michael and his team for capturing each special moment in our lives so effortlessly."
- Tarina and Andrew Fremming
"Michael and his colleagues are amazing photographers! I know because I have used them to document many of the important events in my life (my Bat Mitzvah, my engagement, my Wedding, Pictures of my newborn son). I cannot imagine someone that is more creative and who goes above and beyond like he does. I am a customer and a fan for life!"
- Jena Belinkie