New Orleans Wedding Photographer Reviews for Michael Caswell
I have been voted "Best of The Knot" for the past nine years in a row by brides and grooms who have gotten married in south Louisiana and Mississippi, consistently receiving very positive reviews from my couples, and am a member of the Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.
Here are some of the wonderful compliments my clients have given me over the years:
— Lori & Lain, Hotel Mazarin, New Orleans, December 2021
This guy was fantastic! I've never seen pictures like his at other weddings. Standard wedding pictures are always necessary but what is missing from other photographers is getting into the reception and catching the fun moments that really make the wedding memorable. Barely noticed he was there but he got the best moments. A month after the weeding, we still keep looking at the pictures and laughing!
Michael was courteous, smart and easy to work with. He was very accommodating and eased the stress of taking photos in the limited amount of time we had. He is also very reasonably priced. I would recommend Michael for any event in the New Orleans area.
— Cheryl & Stephan, Bourbon Orleans St. Ann Cottage, November 2021
Michael was everything we wanted in a photographer and more! He documented every moment of our wedding so beautifully and we would could not be happier with our wedding pictures. We had a hard time choosing our favorites because there were so many and cannot wait to receive our wedding album from him! We strongly recommend you choose Michael! You will not be disappointed.
— Anna & Jeremy, Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church & Grand Oaks Mansion inside of Mardi Gras World, 2019
Michael Caswell did our wedding shoot for us in June 2019 and we absolutely loved both him and his work. We had looked at photos taken at our selected wedding site when we ran across a few Michael had taken. Based upon the high quality of the photos, we immediately assumed he would be highly expensive. We were mistaken. Michael did not just take photos, he captured emotions. Michael’s patient and kind demeanor was definitely welcome with all the stress of the big day. The shoot yielded absolutely beautiful shots that showed every emotion and facial expression we had.
I am having difficulty selecting one to place as our focal point in our home. We will treasure them always, and they will make perfect holiday cards for all our family members this year! He is also unbelievably easy to work with, both in setting up the shoot the day of (which was not without weather challenges), and when he delivered the images. Michael knew how bad we wanted a certain shot and he timed the weather and let us know of the break we needed just to get that shot. He is super responsive over text and email, and extremely helpful with providing us information from hotels to potential vendors as we are from out of state. In person, Michael is really kind and friendly, and our entire cast of family and friends had nothing but great things to say about him. Beginning-to-end, we couldn’t have had a better experience nor have we ever seen a better set of wedding photos. I only wished I lived closer to have him capture all our moments. I couldn’t recommend Michael more!
— Constance & Eric, Beauchamps on the westbank, 2019
Michael, we annot thank you enough for our stunning wedding pictures. You captured our best day so perfectly! We will treasure them forever. Thank you for working with us! Merry Christmas!
— Rachel & Brandon, ceremony at St. Genevieve Church in Slidell, reception at The Greystone in Mandeville, 2018
We want to express our gratitude for all the work you did at our wedding. Thank you for capturing some unforgettable moments. These pictures are amazing!
— Teresa & Guy, Trinity Banquets & Receptions in Slidell, 2018
Michael, thank you so, so much for the beautiful photographs you took at our wedding. We absolutely LOVE them! And we loved working with you! Thank you so much for all you did during our wedding day and for being such a professional – we appreciate it so much. Thank you again, Michael!
— Alexandra & Drew, ceremony at Hermann-Grima House, reception at Broussard's, 2017
Thank you so much for being our photographer for our big day. From the engagement photos to the wedding day, all of your work was beautiful and flawless. We absolutely love our pictures and the photo albums you made for us and our parents. They are something we will always treasure.
— Todd & Ashley, ceremony at Our Lady of Good Counsel, reception at Audubon Tea Room in New Orleans, 2017
Michael, thank you so much for the great work you did at our wedding. The pictures are gorgeous, and we will treasure them forever. Your professionalism is top notch and your attention to detail is exquisite. Thank you again for helping to make our day unforgettable.
— Lesley & Scott, Maison Dupuy Hotel in the French Quarter, 2017
I cannot say enough about Michael Caswell. I chose him after seeing his impressive work and reading all the great reviews. I reached out to him and he was super quick in replying. Thankfully he was available for my wedding date. He returned every email timely and was extremely helpful when I asked for suggestions on various things such as venues, videographers, etc. Initially, after seeing his work, I didn’t think I would be able to afford him, so imagine my surprise to discover how reasonably priced he actually was. On the day of the wedding, he arrived on time and ready to get to work. He was so polite, respectful and just a joy and pleasure to work with. Even when I was freaking out when family members were making us wait for pictures, he was so cool, calm and collected and in turn, calmed me down. He notified me when he had preview pics up on his blog. I cannot express how pleased I was. I sent the link to friends and family and all I got from everyone was how amazing the photography was. I then received the rest of the images – I cannot stress how incredibly excited I was to see them. He arranged the images in sequential order, so I literally re- lived my entire wedding through his lens. It was the first time I saw my bridal party walking down the aisle, guests dancing at the reception and so much more that I missed. The pictures are simply beyond beautiful. He is a true professional. I did the research, save yourself the time, call Michael Caswell right away before he books up. Thank you Michael. You gave me the most beautiful photographic memories that I will cherish forever.
— Yolanda & Carlos, Southern Oaks, 2017
You were amazing to work with at our wedding. I was so worried we wouldn't be able to get our group shots done before the ceremony, but you were so organized that everything seemed to come together. I loved the photos posted on your blog, and can't wait to see the rest.
— Katie & Matthew, Trinity Banquets & Events in Slidell, 2017
Thank you so much for your beautiful work. We couldn't be more pleased! We are so glad we chose you to capture our special day! Thank you again!
— Katy & Brantley, elopement at the Algiers Courthouse & portrait session in the French Quarter, 2016
When I got our pictures back I was blown away by how beautiful they are and how Michael truly captured the spirit of our special day. This was a challenge with our giant wedding party. He was able to capture the fun of the day while preserving the beautiful memories. I highly recommend this talented and professional photographer!
— Julianne & Michael, Holy Name of Jesus Church & Southern Oaks, 2015
Thank you for all your help and working with us to make this special day magnificent! We appreciate your patience and all the time you spent with us! I am very grateful for all you've done to make our marriage ceremony the most beautiful day of our lives!
— Dawn & Todd, Bourbon Orleans Saint Ann Cottage, 2014
I can't stop looking through all of the pictures! You did such an amazing job and I am so thankful for all of your work. The pictures are beautiful and I just cannot thank you enough.
— Emily & Ryan, St. Louis Cathedral & Riverview Room in the Jax Brewery building, 2014
Michael is a dream come true in a photographer. As anyone who would probably read this review would know, wedding planning is stressful. Many just don't make the process easy or comfortable. Not Michael. He made every step of the way pleasant, was always understanding, friendly, and responsive, and couldn't have been a better photographer.
— Sarah & Cayman, Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church & Waldolf Astoria Roosevelt Hotel Blue Room, 2014
Yesterday we gifted photos you had sent. We had them enlarged, framed and some canvased. When my mother in law, father, father in law, grandpa and grandma (we gave a lot!) opened their presents they were quiet and just stared with eyes watered. Your ability to capture a photo and take people back to that moment it happened is nothing short of amazing and for that I thank you.
— Nikki & Josh, Southern Oaks, 2014
Thank you so much for being so easy to work with and photographing our wedding. Your work is one of a kind, and I cannot wait to see how everything turns out.
— Kim & Brandon, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2013
We cannot say enough about your talent and style as a photographer! You were so kind, flexible, and fun to work with. I cannot wait to see the rest of the photos you captured, because the ones on the blog are just stunning! We will rave about you.
— Meghan & Billy, St. Stephen's Church & Rosy's Jazz Hall, 2012
Thank you Michael for going above and beyond on our wedding day! Our pictures are amazing and we are so blessed that we will have such great documentation of one of the best days of our lives! Thank you again!
— Lauren & Justin, Palmettos on the Bayou, Slidell, 2012
Thank you so much for being our photographer for our wedding. The pictures I have seen so far are absolutely stunning! I can't wait to see the rest – you are AWESOME! Thanks again for everything you have done to make our day special.
— Jeanette & Richard, Southern Oaks, 2011
Thank you, thank you thank you for the AMAZING job you did every aspect of our wedding. The images you captured are awesome and the time and care you took with getting the shots is absolutely priceless!
— Caroline & Keith, St. John the Baptist Church & Conti Wax Museum, 2010
What beautiful pictures!! You’ve done such a wonderful job capturing the love and pure joy that we felt that night. Can’t wait to see the rest of them! Thank you for your great work!
— Emily & Scott, Board of Trade, 2010
As mother of the bride, I can only say that you did a spectacular job photographing before, during, and after the wedding! Not only did you beautifully photograph the traditional shots that every mother wants, but you also captured many treasured candid shots of family and friends that joined us for this blessed event. You were wonderful to work with and were very accommodating to everyone's request for their 'special picture' (and there were lots of them!). Thank you, Michael, for the fabulous and professional job you did for us! It went by so fast and I am so blessed to have your photographs to be able to relive those precious moments. You have a wonderful eye for detail and the knowledge of the kinds of photos desired to be treasured for years to come. It has been a pleasure working with you. To anyone looking for a very professional, accommodating, and friendly photographer, I sincerely recommend Michael Caswell. He has exceeded our expectations. Thank you Michael, for everything.
— Cindy (Mother of the Bride), Holy Trinity Catholic Church & Silver Lake Ballroom, Shreveport, Louisiana, 2008
I can't tell you how much it has meant to me to have you handle the photography for both of my daughters' weddings in 2007. Erinn was married in January and Nicole was married in December. The photos truly capture the uniqueness and character of each wedding and the personalities of my daughters. I knew from our first meeting when I reviewed your work that you were very conscientious and welcomed input from the mother and bride about the photography of the wedding. (A very comforting feeling.)
Both daughters currently live up north and wanted to come home to New Orleans to have a real New Orleans wedding, and you certainly captured the feelings and excitement of the events. Michael, I would absolutely recommend you to anyone that needs a personable, caring, professional photographer, who always exceeds expectations - before, during and after the wedding! Thanks again for the beautiful memories. Now that both of my daughters are married, I will have to wait a while until my son (still a little young) plans to get married. I will be in touch! You feel like family now.
— Donna (mother of brides), Rosy's Jazz Hall (first daughter) & Southern Oaks (second daughter), 2007
I can not say enough good things about Michael Caswell. He is professional, friendly, easy to talk with, and incredibly reliable. We had a destination wedding in New Orleans and had to depend on phone and email from our home in California, he stayed in constant contact with us throughout the preparation, and was very accessible which is important when making plans long distance. I recommend Mr. Caswell highly, his photos were beautiful, the colors were rich and intense, and very flattering for everyone. I have seen photographers at other weddings who almost seem to interfere with the wedding, Mr. Caswell is not one of these photographers. He was discreet, but managed to cover every aspect of the wedding and reception. Thank you Michael for capturing our wedding so beautifully and preserving it for us forever!
— Christy & Richard, San Francisco Plantation in Garyville, Louisiana, 2006