Phoenix and Destination Wedding Photographer

What do I do when I’m not shooting weddings? Most likely chasing storms. I love the weather, reading an epic book (maybe a few comic books), watching Breaking Bad, Veep, Westworld, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey not to mention every single Marvel film, drinking Diet Coke, eating Chick-Fil-A and if I’m lucky, eating a slice of delicious blueberry pie. My wife and three kids are the inspiration and reason that I do what I do. I’m a laid back guy, enjoy being at home, and but also love a long drive out on the open road. Especially if there are storm clouds on the horizon.

All of that feeds who I am as a photographer. I love having a passion for two things as different at chasing storms and photographing weddings because things stay fresh for me. I could go into the details about my passion, why I love what I do, and why I shoot weddings…but wouldn’t you rather I do that in person? Even if that means Skype or Facetime. Because above all else, I want to get to know you guys and your story – how you met, the details of the proposal. You know, the good stuff.

Why? Because building great relationships with my clients is more important than anything else. I’ll be by your side for almost your entire wedding day and I think it’s better if we’re friends first!


Now the fun part. Pricing. I offer four different packages that range from a simple, short wedding to an all-day affair and multiple albums for you and the parents.  Every package includes all the high-res, edited images. I love, love, love doing engagement sessions with every client and you can read more about why over on the engagement page. A second shooter comes with most packages. The day is too huge to not cover all the angles, especially larger weddings. I can even bring a third for things like photobooths or if your wedding is going to be flat out huge!

You can learn a ton more by visiting the Inquiry page and dropping me a note! I’d love to hear more about your day, what you have planned and what’s important to you.

I’m also down for traveling and am available for your wedding anywhere you’ll have me. You can check out some of my recent work on the blog: weddings and engagements.

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What my clients are saying

Cori and John

Mike recently did our engagement photos in Arizona and wedding in Texas. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. He truly gets to know his clients and it reflects in his work. He made us feel at ease with the camera and captured our engagement and wedding perfectly.  I 100% would recommend Mike Olbinski Photography to anyone looking to hire a photographer.

Cori and JohnGeorgetown, TX weddingSee their wedding
Andrew and Carolyn

While you are stuffing your face at Snooze and recovering from a late night of storm chasing, we, the Cheneys, are sitting in bed looking at all the wedding photos and reliving that day. And we are congratulating ourselves that we chose you. These are amazing and priceless.  Thank you.

Andrew and CarolynLa Jolla WeddingSee their wedding
Alex and Alexis

I’d give a thousand stars if I could. I cannot say enough about Mike Olbinski Photography. Literally the first thing he did when he came to our bridal suite to start “getting ready” pictures was help to calm me down when he saw how nervous/excited I was. Then, he spent the rest of the day capturing such priceless, candid moments, just letting us be ourselves and have fun. You can tell he loves what he does. And our pictures? Absolutely breathtaking. He doesn’t just capture pictures – he captures precious moments in time.

Alex and AlexisCarefree ResortSee their engagement session
Amanda and Chris

Mike, thank you so much for shooting our wedding! Every detail was perfect! Chris and I felt so blessed and honored to have you as our photographer, especially since you took our very first picture as a couple a few years prior! Your attention to detail, professionalism, humor and passion were just a few of the amazing qualities that led us to you! Thank you for making our wedding day a blast and capturing the most precious and memorable moments. We will remember June 28th, 2014 forever.

Amanda and ChrisBrophy Chapel and Phoenix Country Club weddingSee their wedding
Candace and Cary

I am totally speechless!! After an excruciatingly long wait this last week, Cary and I were finally home at the same time last night and dove into the pictures! We love love love them!!!! The slideshow brought us back to that day and we were both just beaming with the biggest grins from ear to ear. We love everything and every photo! As Cary put it… you are the man. I cannot even begin to thank you for allowing us to have your talent for that day! The galleries are amazing and we just kept going through them over and over. I love the soundtrack to the slideshow too! All those little touches are just so amazing! You are incredible and we feel so lucky to have had you as our photographer. It’s a day we will always want to remember forever so to have the most beautiful photos to reminisce with is just a tremendous gift. Thank you thank you thank you! We can’t wait to share this with our families. It’s beyond incredible!

Candace and CaryDesert Foothills weddingSee their wedding
Kayvon and Aubrey

Let me start by saying that hanging out with Mike all day was fun in itself, leaving out the fact that he’s an AMAZING photographer. We told him from the beginning that we mostly wanted pictures of our family and friends interacting and enjoying themselves on our day and I personally witnessed him doing just that. From the very beginning when he and his team showed up, we were so comfortable with him and loved his vision. He was so patient with our wedding party (who might I add was a little intoxicated and unruly! Lol!) and of the pictures we have seen, we are so impressed. If you’re looking for high quality pictures from a great guy, this is your last stop.

Kayvon and AubreyWedding at The CroftSee their wedding

Read more reviews over on Wedding Wire and The Knot!