Michael Anthony is a renowned, multi-award-winning portrait and wedding photographer based in Los Angeles, California. His photography style can be described as avant-garde, blending traditional photography, creative photojournalism, and modern fashion influenced portraiture.
Michael took his first professional steps in photography in 2002 when he was only 16, working at a local portrait studio and assisting the lead photographer on weekend weddings. By playfully photographing his niece and nephew and taking many family portraits in general, Michael discovered his true passion for portrait photography. This passion eventually led him to explore wedding photography; it was a match made in heaven.
In anticipating that his photographs will adorn the walls of the couple’s home for decades to come, his ultimate goal is to capture the raw, timeless emotion of their special day. With his images, he hopes that the couples’ love is easily resurrected and preserved in the minds of later generations looking upon them.
In addition to his unique style, Michael attributes his success as a wedding photographer to the high quality gear he uses during his shoots. Dramatic lighting is the foundation of his photographic style. But more than that, it’s the sharpness and overall image quality of the Sigma Art lenses that help him achieve the ultimate shot.
Michael is an avid industry educator and a monthly contributor to Shutter Magazine. He teaches workshops and does portfolio presentations at prominent industry conferences and trade shows, and has served as a judge on national image competition panels.
Michael has won numerous awards for his wedding photography, including the 2017 “Top 100 Wedding Photographers in North America” from SLR Lounge; the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Weddingwire.com Couple's Choice Awards; 2016 Best of the Knot, multiple WPPI and ShutterFest awards and many more. His work has been published in Rangefinder, Shutter Magazine, The Knot, Weddingwire.com, Bridal Guide Magazine, Ceremony Magazine, Style Me Pretty, among others.
“What I love most about being a wedding photographer is that I only have one chance to capture it all and create a lasting memory for the couple and their loved ones. Some may shy away from such pressure, but it drives me to be present and rely on my instincts to capture all the perfect moments.” Michael recently became a Sigma Pro and is excited to see what he can create with the company’s latest Art lenses.For more information: https://www.studio23photo.com/