Our Clients

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SENIOR TESTIMONIALS

Great experience! Even for someone who does not like having his picture taken. Very comfortable and quick. J. Michael wants to please the customer but ALSO has great ideas to help you get great pictures!. Thank you, Rebecca Park
Then you have the testimonial that tears you up and you know why you have chosen this as your career, read on.....
I had an absolute amazing time at the studio with Mike! I hate getting my picture taken because I cannot stand the sight of my own face. I was so worried, but once I came here and worked with Mike all those fears and worries just melted away. I could never imagined taking pictures could be so much fun! For the first time I felt very pretty and I have Mike's amazing talent to thank for that. Thank you so much Mike! Chelsea Jones
-for the record Chelsea you ARE beautiful inside and out! This my friends, this is what life is really about!
The pictures of my daughter are phenomenal! Her studio time was fun and allowed her own personality to show with all of her "special" props! Thank you for such great memories that will keep her senior year alive! Sheri Fedoo
I'm glad we chose this studio for Jenna's senior pictures. She had a good time getting her pictures taken in different settings, Mike was great to work with & I appreciate the fair pricing. Thanks for everything. Paula Russell
Thank you so much for the beautiful work you do! We could NOT be happier with our pictures! Tina & Jordan Wilson
Thanks for the wonderful pictures of Jeff. We all love them. You really do nice work. The Darby Family
Samantha Montgomery & Chris Montgomery would like to say "THANK YOU" for the BEST pictures we have ever seen! It was so hard to choose, we got them ALL! You did a fantastic job!!!
WOW can't express my thoughts and appreciation towards my pictures! And my photographer - AMAZING!! Thanks soooo much for everything! I am truly blessed!! XOXO Meghann (Waterloo)
I know you all get this all the time, but how could we not tell you. We really were so glad we had this experience with J Michael's. You made this fun, and exciting, and captured Levi's true spirit and that was what its all about right? ! You are wonderful people, from the phone, to the Photo Shoots, to ordering, Thank you, truly Thank you the Wilson's (Levi)
Thank you so much for the wonderful experience you gave my son. He was griping about HAVING to go get his pictures done since I first mentioned it. But afterwards he couldn't quit talking about how much fun it was and how cool it was that he got to take his proofs with him that day. We also loved the variety of pictures you offered. We will be bringing our daughter to have hers done next year. Thanks again for the great job. Julie

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WEDDING TESTIMONIALS

Thirteen years ago you photographed our wedding. Great Job! Ken & Erika Obert
I had so much fun getting my engagement pictures taken! They turned out beautifully. =) Thank you guys. I can't wait to get more pictures with you!. Thank you, Melissa Moore...continued to wedding...
We LOVED having you as our photographers. You made our wedding day VERY SPECIAL! I couldn't have asked for anything better! Thank you so much, Melissa & Larry Morris
Thanks for taking GREAT pictures of our wedding, we will be back for all our pictures through you. Henry & Caroline Parr
The wedding photos are beautiful, you did a great job and the pictures show it. I will recommend you to everyone we know. Dan & Claire Moore
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures on our wedding day. We will look at these & treasure them forever! They look awesome and you had so many great ideas. Thanks again & we will definately refer others. Justin & Tiffany Montgomery
Jen, I just wanted to say that my album, 8x10's, and 11x14 were absolutely amazing. You guys did an outstanding job with everything. Again we were extremely pleased with Bobby as our photographer; he is/was very professional. Thank you and we look forward to doing business with you again. ~ Tamara and Louis Rowe
The pictures and book are wonderful!! I couldn't have asked for anything better!! Thank you for everything! My photos were what I had stressed about the most with the wedding and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! ~ Joscelyn & Spencer
WOW! We loved the picture in the "Brides" ad of the Record Courier. We are both honored that you used it! Kara said you owe us advertisement dues! (laughing) Just wanted to thank you again, all the pictures are beautiful and so many people have commented on the picture we put in the paper, either to us or our family. We also loved the video. The effects are amazing. It was like being in your own movie. Everyone loved it. Thank you for capturing our day and preserving our memories. ~Rob & Kayla
Oh my gosh, I just sobbed when I looked at my pictures. You truly captured my day. Thank you so much. ~ Erin & Mitch
Thank you so much for being our photographer and videographer. Both the photos and the video were outstanding. I never even remember seeing you at the reception but you caught things on camera that I totally missed. What a wonderful job you do. We will recommend you to all. You are our photographer for life. ~Jeremy & Kristen
The pictures are so beautiful. My dad even cried looking at them. Thank you for all you did (and for fixing my dress) I SO appreciate it! ~Ryan &Nina
I'm not sure which to mention first - the video was unreal. I felt like a star in a television movie. What a great job you did and I don't remember hardly seeing you. Thank you so much for that. and the photos, what can I say Mike, you outdid yourself. These are true memories that cannot be replaced. I wouldn't have had anyone take them but you. ~Bob & Kara
We're stars! I couldn't believe it when we saw our picture in the paper! Everyone has been talking about it. I had so much fun with you guys. Thank you so much for not being snobby! ;-) You were both so patient and it shows in these beautiful portraits. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!~Trista & Greg

FAMILY, CHILDREN, BABIES & MATERNITY TESTIMONIALS

Thank you so much for doing our pictures. They turned out great! God Bless =) Paul, Karie & Mason Gessner
Thank you for doing our family pics. We love them. Thanks the Willis Family, Tasict Family & Taylor Family
Thank you for taking extra time (although you said it was normal) with our daughter, the photos are priceless memories and they are so adorable. We love them! Heather Dailey
My maternity photos are a once in a lifetime chance. Thank you for capturing the beauty of my daughter while she was within me. I will cherish these photos forever. Thank you. Laura Braedon

BUSINESS TESTIMONIALS

Thanks for your fine work with the photographs for (name withheld)and the dog bites.
They are excellent and show the detail wonderfully. My uncle referred you well.
Ten Thousand thank you's. Once again you did a marvelous job with Vacation Bible School.
You are amazing! Thank you for the pictures and for the superb DVD. Everyone was so intent
on watching it. Blessings to you. In Christ, Pastor Brian
WELL DONE!!! J. Michael did the BEST JOB on the badges and cards fo the whole Soap Box Derby!!! International!! the cards and badges were the BEST I saw by FAR of any we received back from other racers! Thanks for the VERY REASONABLE PRICES too!!! James Davis (Mom) Portage Master's Champ!

SCHOOL TESTIMONIALS

Willyard PTO would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us. We enjoy having you at our events. Hope to see you at our next event. Thanks again,Willyard PTO

DANCE TESTIMONIALS

J Michael Photography has taken our dance studio pictures for the last several years and every year we get more and more impressed by his work. He's great with the kids and his work is amazing!
The Roberts Conservatory of Dance
I am so thrilled with our dance portraits that I wanted to let you know! The 11x14 of our three daughters looks like a magnificent painting! It is a portrait my husband and I will treasure forever. Thank you for the outstanding quality we have come to expect every year before recital time. Our girls are always so excited to be photographed by you on picture day because they know how you capture their personalities in every shot. We are looking forward to sharing our photos with family and friends and recommending your studio for any portrait needs. As for us, we will be scheduling a family photo shoot in the fall so we can include pics in our Christmas cards. Thank you again for all you do when photographing all of the dancers at Carolyn's studio. Please let Jen know I always appreciate her patience when it's my turn to view proofs. I know it takes time and she is always so helpful. As a mother of three I am always grateful that she never makes me feel rushed when ordering. Both of your genuine kind attitudes should ensure you much success in the future. Have a wonderful safe and happy summer and thanks again for getting our portraits back to us in time for the recital.
Peace and Happiness Always, Lisa Giles (Roberts Conservatory of Dance)