About The Artist
Thanks for stopping by! I’m Mike- an easy-going, Subaru-loving, outdoorsy creative from East Haddam, Connecticut. Most of my time is spent with a camera (or two) in hand documenting people’s lives- pretty awesome! Outside of photographing people I enjoy mountain biking, landscape photography, camping/ hiking with my wife and dogs, and fishing. My passion for photography began back in 2008 when a good friend of mine lent me his camera. I quickly discovered my love for the trade and ever since have spent countless hours learning and developing my skills.
I don’t just ‘take wedding pictures or family pictures,’ I capture moments between couples and families that show their connection to one another. These candid memories truly portray the essence of individual personalities and allow for the most genuine emotions to shine through. I create a relaxing and fun experience where you can just be you. My clients say that I make them feel comfortable, natural, and in their element- resulting in photographs that truly represent who they are.
My photography style is candid, clean, and timeless with a modern touch. I focus on documenting and preserving your most precious stages in life: getting married, welcoming a newborn baby, watching your children grow up way too fast, and graduating high school. No matter what type of session you are interested in, I am committed to providing an easy, stress free, and excellent customer experience.
About My Clients
These days there are many photographers to choose from. I am honored to work with many outstanding couples and families who put their trust in me. Couples- each wedding is unique. I love working with couples who are down-to-earth and adventurous. I specialize in intimate weddings (up to 150 of your closest family and friends). Weddings full of personal details are awesome and reflect well in photographs. Families- I love working with close-knit families who enjoy exploring and playing together.
I offer heirloom-quality products that you will cherish for generations to come. My products include prints, premium albums, wall art, and more. My guarantee: I use the best professional printing labs in the country available exclusively for professional photographers and guarantee the quality of my products.
Weddings: As a wedding photographer, I serve all of CT and travel throughout MA, NY, NH, and VT. If you’re planning a destination wedding, I love to travel and explore the world! Check out more information on wedding services.
Portraits: As a portrait photographer, I serve East Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Old Saybrook, Old Lyme, Essex, Higganum, Colchester, East Lyme, Waterford, and other surrounding towns in Middlesex County, Connecticut. Check out more information on portrait services.
Thanks for taking the time to learn a little about me and Michael Orzell Photography. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about my services.
Michael J. Orzell
Professional Photographers of America, Member