Fist off, you should know that I am an Art Director for a magazine who works with freelance photographers all over the state of Florida. I tell you this because I have had a great deal of experience in dealing with photographers and their work. That being said, Mike Briggs is the most passionate, focused and professional photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. My wife was the one to discover Mike and are we ever so glad we did! Since we were having a destination wedding, we mostly dealt with Mike over the phone. He was extremely personable, communicative and flexible to our personal needs. The day of, Mike was on location ahead of time and ready to work. We, of course, were behind schedule! People let me tell you this, and ask anyone who is married, your wedding day will be a whirlwind! We had had a wedding party of 16 people, all of whom suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder! This is where Mike’s experience (and patience) kicked in. Mike and his assistant were able to calmly and quickly organize the two separate groups of groomsmen and bridesmaids to get some really cool group and preparation photographs before the ceremony. During the ceremony, I didn’t even know he was there — which I believe to be very critical to the ambiance of the event. His photographs of the ceremony, however, tell a different story. They are from multiple angles, depths, heights and even different lenses — he was all over the place but very stealthy! He captured some amazing shots from places and at moments that only a seasoned pro would know how to capture. After the ceremony, Mike took some great family portraits and then whisked my wife and I away for a personal and intimate photo session. Mike does not wait for moments to happen — he inspires them. All we had to do is listen to his direction, relax and enjoy ourselves as newly married husband and wife. It was actually fun and we totally fed of of Mike’s enthusiasm. He is a family man and a great person whose own passion is reflected in his direction and work. Mike quickly returned us to the reception so that we could continue on with the celebrations and our family and friends. He and his assistant again retreated like ninjas to the shadows and continued to move about the spaces capturing unforgettable moments as we ate, drank and were merry. It was by sheer luck that we were able to find attain Mike’s services. So, I have written this review to aid other couples in the search for a wedding photographer. If you can get Mike Briggs for your wedding — do it — you will be glad you did! Our family and friends share our enthusiasm and amazement over the wedding photos that Mike has provided us. And we join together in thanking him for his hard work in preserving the happiest day of my life!