Shawna N. 
Hired for: Engagement and Wedding Photography  

Mike recently photographed our wedding and we couldn't be happier with him! He's punctual, personable and the whole family loved him! Everyone made comments about how awesome he was and how they couldn't wait to see his candid shots. He truly understand the process and we highly recommend him!

Sarah H. 
Hired for: Wedding Photography

Mike was a joy to work with! Being a photographer myself, I was very picky about who to hire to shoot my wedding. I could tell from Mike's portfolio that he had a great eye and was technically an excellent photographer. He shoots beautiful landscape and nature images that really translate into gorgeous outdoor wedding photos. As we were getting married outside in a huge field, I knew I could use this to my advantage. Plus, he shoots mostly natural light - which is exactly my style. On top of all of this, Mike was very kind and easy to work with. Leading up to the event he was organized and responsive and after the event, he quickly delivered our images. On my wedding day, he was very relaxed and we barely noticed (like a fly on the wall), yet he was always in the right spot at the right time to catch all of the best moments of the day. My family loved him and he even volunteered to take my dog in his car to our ceremony so she didn't jump on my dress (ha)! I recommend him to many of my friends in the area and have even hired him to shoot an event with me because I think he is that phenomenal! I'd hire him again as my wedding photographer in an instant. :)



Cherilyn P.
Hired for: Event Photography 2014-2016 - Lead Photographer

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER, in every way. I can't say enough about wonderful Mike is to work with, and how great the photography is. I run the Bay Area Book Festival, a major literary festival in Berkeley, and Mike has been our lead photographer, providing everything from glamour shots at a Gala to crowd shots to photographs of talent in venues where the lighting is difficult. Mike's photos are always our favorites, not only gorgeous but useful --- the ones we use again and again in our publications and on our website. He has a special talent for unusual "beauty shots" that creatively express exactly what we want. Mike takes great care to understand in advance what we want and why we want it... and then delivers. Want to capture the special spirit you're seeking? Mike can do it. I also want to comment on Mike's professionalism. He is absolutely reliable. He is super organized. For us, he organizes a team of photographers to cover hundreds of interviews/panels, exhibitors, and outdoor features over one weekend. Not only does he get it all done, but everyone loves working with him -- all while he himself is contributing superb photos. In personal interaction style, he is generous in every way. Importantly, he's not intrusive -- whether that's photographing people getting married or capturing sensitive talent at an event -- and yet he gets what we need. People feel at ease with him. I trust him with our most important moments. He also sorts through the photos, organizes a system, and delivers them all to us fast -- extraordinarily fast. He has the most to do of anyone on our photography team (since he's in charge of it) but beats everyone else in editing and delivering the images. It's a pleasure to provide this review. Anyone considering hiring a photographer for anything -- weddings, other events, portraits, corporate photography, whatever -- would be very happy with Mike.

Jessica S.
Hired for: Wedding photography 

Mike was an exceptional photographer to work with! He was on-time (early, in fact) and stayed with through the entire wedding, from start to finish. He had excellent communication with us from the moment of first contact, until we said our good-byes at the end of the night. Mike did an excellent job of capturing our wedding in the most candid way, yet he also made sure to get some posed photos in the mix. His photos came out so beautiful. I would highly recommend M. Hitchner Photography! We truly thank him for all of his hard work at our wedding, and for helping us to capture our special day.


Mackenzie G.
Hired for: Engagement Photography
Mike was awesome and totally accommodating to the requests I had for my engagement proposal. I would highly recommend him and will likely have him do our wedding photography when the day comes around :)


Rochelle T.
Hired for: Wedding Photography
Mike was awesome! He traveled to our semi-destinaton wedding on Orcas Island. He was so relaxed and chill and took some amazing pictures. My husband and I felt so relaxed and comfortable with him I highly recommend M Hitchner Photography!

Crestelle N.
Hired for: Engagement Photography
HIRE HIM!!! Seriously! You won't regret it. Mike did such an amazing job capturing our vision for our engagement session. He asked me what I wanted, I told him, and he delivered. Our pictures look like something out of a magazine, which was the effect I wanted. Mike was so patient and kind, which made shooting with him a breeze. He has an undeniable gift, which is clearly captured in the images he takes. I can go on and on about how great he is, but you're better off hiring him and seeing for yourself. I have him saved in my favorites and definitely plan on hiring him again in the future. Thank you so much Mike! You're freaking awesome! Anthony and I wish you nothing but continued success.

Meredith B.
Hired for: Wedding Photography
Wedding photographer. He did an outstanding job. I hate my photo being taken so was dreading the pictures. But his work is amazing and all of the pictures as so beautiful. He made me and the entire family feel very comfortable and relaxed. I would recommend him to everyone.

Marvin A. 
Hired for: Wedding Photography
The whole experience was wonderful. He attended to every little detail. He listened to any input that we suggested, and integrated it in his work. The pictures were absolutely stunning. I could not be any more happier with what he has done for me and my wife. His work speaks for itself. I would and have recommended him to friends and family.

Charmagne C.
Hired for: Engagement Photography
Mike is just amazing! He truly has an eye for photography. Our engagement photos came out so nice. He made sure my fiancé and I are got comfortable posing and our overall session was fun! We definitely recommend him as a photographer. 😊 Thank you again so much Mike!

Adam Y. 
Hired for: Wedding Photography
He listened to us and really made sure that we got great photos of friends and family. He captured all the moments so well that we are able to relive them over and over. He was professional, attentive and adaptable. He truly captures real life moments, unscripted. We couldn't be happier working with Mike and definitely recommend everyone. Thanks Mike!

Chris M.
Hired for: Wedding Photography
Mike did an incredible job as photographer for my wedding last year. He has tremendous intuition in any given moment, not only for what will make for a beautiful image, but in how to capture the spirit and personality of the people he is working with. Mike integrated seamlessly into our small, intimate event, and was an integral part of our day and wedding experience. It is a joy to work with Mike - he is professional, talented, and committed to producing top quality results. We are so pleased with the images that he captured from one of the most memorable moments of our lives, and we could not imagine that day without him in it. I've hired many professional photographers in the past to work events for me, and Mike is among the very best I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

Lindzi C.
Hired for: Portraits
Mike is the best photographer I have ever met! He met a friend and I at the beach with our horses and spent hours and hours catching the most gorgeous shots! He is so kind and made the pictures so easy and fun to take. HIGHLY recommend Mike!

CJ G. 
Hired for: Portraits
Mike was amazing to work with! My boyfriend really hates taking pictures and Mike made it as painless as possible. He was willing to travel and work with my budget. And all our pictures turned out fabulously! I will definitely work with Mike again!