Testimonials

Testimonials from just some of my previous clients
Roxy W.
Mike was AMAZING! I had never taken headshots before, and Mike made me feel so comfortable. I had a great time and absolutely loved the way the headshots turned out. Would highly recommend Mike to anyone!

Roxy W.

Walnut Creek, CA
Austin K.
Mike was so great! He was ready right when I showed up and clearly knew his stuff. Not to give away any trade secrets, but he had some really helpful tips to make the shoot more enjoyable. Super fast turnaround time for the raws and the final edits.

I went with a head-shot + fitness combo (modified fitness package). I'd recommend him to anyone looking for either.

Austin K.

San Francisco, CA
Nicole G.
This was my first Photoshoot and Mike made me feel extremely comfortable and helped me throughout the process. He's very funny and has so much positive energy it makes you excited about the shoot and also about working with him. He's extremely nice and had so many great ideas to ensure I got the pictures I wanted. He has a very nice studio and some really cool spots to shoot at in Berkeley. Would definitely go to him again for future shoots!

Nicole G.

San Jose, CA
Allona F.
VERY COMFORTABLE SHOOT! New actors or models looking for a great portrait and a great first experience Mike's company is amazing. Let me also say he is great with his social media and could put a picture from your shoot on his page; helps with your branding. Also very friendly so it doesn't seem like you are in front of a camera by a creepy unknown person. He encourages your opinion and feed back so don't hesitate to speak up if you have an idea. Overall great first experience for myself.

Allona F.

Salinas, CA
Martin K.
Mike is an amazing photographer. Of course you can guess that just by checking out his portfolio but that wouldn't be enough. He's a super nice guy, extremely easy to work with. Makes people feel at ease and is super professional in his work.

Great studio with a wonderful light setup. Mike even built his own light rig for some truly insanely cool look.

Look no further if you want a professional photographer who is super easy to work with. What also surprised me is how quickly Mike process images. Wonderful and timely communication.

Martin K.

Mountain View, CA
Heather Q.
I'm a huge fan of Mike McGee Photography. On Instagram, I have been following his work for a couple of years. When I needed new headshots for my SF casting account, I contacted Mike immediately and schedule a photography session at his studio. The studio was easy to get to, in a nice location and it was set up very professionally to the trade. Mike was happy, positive and friendly. He was an effective coach and his direction was very helpful. We shot several different looks/styles and I felt comfortable and at ease the entire time. Mike delivered the proofs via email on the same evening of our shoot. His final edited images were delivered via Dropbox a few days after I made my selections. I am very satisfied with my headshots. I highly recommend Mike McGee Photography and I will hire him again in the future.

Heather Q.

Redwood City, CA
Angie D.
We met in Burlingame and I had an awesome experience shooting with him! Mike is so full of energy, easygoing and fantastic to work with. We walked around the city and with his great eyes for photography, we were able to find many beautiful/unique places to take photos. A week or two after our shoot, I sent in an application with Mike's photos to a modeling agency in San Francisco in hopes of getting represented. Low and behold, they offered me a contract! I happily accepted and they even used the lovely photos Mike took of me for my online agency portfolio with them! I really couldn't have done it without Mike! Mike was sweet enough to congratulate me after he had found out the exciting news! It's been an incredible journey and I'm so glad Mike has been a part of it. Thank you so much for the beautiful photos Mike! I'm so glad I met you! Keep up the killer work!!

Angie D.

Burlingame, CA
Caitlin A.
Regardless of if you've never stepped in front of a camera or you're an established model, Mike is the perfect photographer to go to! His work is incredible and he quite obviously brings a lot to the table. After years of modeling, you can sometimes find yourself falling into a place where you're not sure what original ideas could be left for a photo shoot-- Mike, however, is a genius in every way and will find a way for you to get the most out of your shoot. His photos are stunning, and he has this amazing attention to detail that will leave you with nothing short of greatness in the final pictures. On top of that, he is an amazing guy! He's the definition of being kind, genuine, respectful, and extremely enthusiastic. You never find Mike without a smile on his face, and he always helps to make you feel your best and maximize your confidence. I can honestly say that I don't know where I would be without Mike, and I can't wait to continue shooting with him. You're the best, and you deserve far more than five stars!

Caitlin A.

Clayton, CA
Dylan M.
I couldn't have chosen a better photographer! Mike showed up on time and prepared. When I got there, he had already scouted out several potential locations, even though he was doing the shoot in my city, Palo Alto. He is super friendly and he immediately put me at ease. It can be a bit awkward to have photos taken of you outside in public locations where people are walking by, but his attitude and work style made the whole process really fun.

And the pictures came out great! We had discussed the types of pictures we'd take, the lighting, and locations. He totally delivered. The pictures looked how I hoped they would and I couldn't be happier.

I will definitely go back to Mike again whenever I need photos taken.

Dylan M.

Palo Alto, CA
Tiffany W.
I contacted Mike because I found a photo he took on Instagram and I wanted to take some new headshots in the same style. Mike went above and beyond what I asked for and I couldn't be happier with the photos I got. He was super quick to respond and set up an appointment, sent me all the photos to make my selects, and was really helpful when I asked for his opinion on the best shots. To top it off, he was incredibly fast in getting me the final edited images. I don't think I've ever gotten photos back so fast. I highly recommend Mike for anyone looking for clean, beautiful headshots!

Tiffany W.

San Francisco, CA
Anna C.
Seriously had such a blast with Mike during our shoot! I had originally found Mike on instagram and absolutely LOVED his work. I was in need of headshots to send to agencies so I then contacted him to get my headshots taken. He was very quick at responding and we scheduled a date that worked for the both of us! When I had arrived to the shoot, I immediately got an awesome vibe from him! Very easy to talk to and just overall friendly! I did not once feel awkward behind the camera. I feel that when I comfortable with a photographer I am able to do my best when I shoot. He made me feel super confident! The final edited headshots turned absolutely amazing, I loved every single one of them and have no complaints. I couldn't have chosen a better photographer! Definitely want to work with him in the future as well 🙂

Anna C.

Van Nuys, CA
Devon S.
Mike gave me an incredible first experience and made me feel so comfortable. The photos exceeded my expectations and he went above and beyond to take my vision into consideration. I would highly recommend Mike for any type of photography needs. Amazing!

Devon S.

Los Gatos, CA
Jen J.
I have had the opportunity to work with Mike on multiple occasions, and he is one of the best photographers I have ever worked with. He is patient, witty, conscience, and kind, and shooting with him is always a pleasure. As other reviews have indicated, Mike is super-responsive to questions and requests, he is incredibly helpful, and he never hesitates to go out of his way. Finally, he is a true artist and produces beautiful, beautiful work. I feel that he has always brought out the best in me. I am thankful to have worked with him and look forward to doing so again in the future.

Jen J.

San Jose, CA
Damian S.
Amazing experience, Mike was very professional while still creating a fun and relaxing photoshoot. He also provided great insight on pictures, poses, and answered all of my questions as well. Very pleasant to work with. I am looking forward to shooting with him again!

Damian S.

Dublin, CA
Ngozi K.
Mike was fantastic and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs professional pictures. He responded quickly to all of my questions and concerns, provided helpful guidance before and during the shoot, and most importantly, created amazing shots for my portfolio.

Ngozi K.

San Francisco, CA
Quin B.
Mike is super chill and great to work with. His pictures and editing speak for themselves, dude is great at what he does! I'll definitely be working with him again in the future!

Quin B.

Kentwood, MI
Raksha R.
Mike is an absolute blast to work with! We took more than 700 amazing photos (with four outfit changes) in under a 2 hour span in the heart of San Francisco, and time flew by because of how much fun our shoot was. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable about capturing the perfect lighting as well as a vast range of creative poses. If you're looking for portrait shots in the Bay Area or even an event photographer, Mike is the guy for you! I highly recommend working with him and look forward to our next shoot. Check him out on instagram!

Raksha R.

McKees Rocks, PA
Devin J.
Mike is an awesome photographer to work with but also all around great person. I've been modeling since I was little and he has to be one of my top two favorite photographers I've worked with. Very easy going and fun on set yet professional. I know whenever we shoot I'm going to leave with quality shots and a lot of them! He's taken all my best/most popular pictures I have that I've used on my modeling page for Wilhelmina along with personal use for Instagram. 10/10 would recommend him first to get the job done (no matter what it is fashion, lifestyle etc) exceptionally well and have an enjoyable time creating as well! Much love for Mike!

Devin J.

Goleta, CA
Rana G.
Mike was not only professional and friendly, but made my first time shooting at his studio comfortable, fun, and a great experience. I would highly recommend Mike as a photographer as his versatile talent truly stands out in his work/portfolio. He is truly passionate and great to work with!

Also highly recommend for first time models/actors.

Can't wait to shoot again!

Rana G.

San Jose, CA
Navid G.
Mike is great!

I've worked with a wide variety of photographers in the past few years and Mike has always been spot on. He has great communications skills, superb behind the camera and genuinely a kind man. You won't regret working with him 🙂

Navid G.

Los Angeles, CA
Bhumi D.
Amazing photoshoot experience! Mike is very knowledgeable at what he does and his studio is also very welcoming. He has great ideas and is a very positive man himself.

Book him for your shoots! You won't regret it.

Bhumi D.

San Francisco, CA
Jaida K.
Mike McGee is an amazing photographer! He is friendly and very easy to talk to. As someone who often hates taking pictures Mike makes any shoot painless and fun.At times I'm way too self conscious and choosy about which angles and sides work best and Mike is beyond accommodating. He's got an arsenal of locations and pose ideas sure to flatter.Shoots with him are so relaxed and often over before you realize you've taken hundreds of photos. His edits are beautiful and sometimes even unnecessary; he's so gifted at finding that golden natural light. He's great in and out of the studio and always my number one choice for headshots and lifestyle pictures. It's always such a treat to work with him, I know when I do I'm in for lots of laughs, smiles, and amazing photos.

Jaida K.

Fairfield, CA
Iva E.
I have very little experience modeling so I definitely lucked out when a friend recommended Mike McGee Photography. I showed up to a really bright well kept studio in a cool part of Berkeley and Mike greeted me with a warm and very approachable personality. It eased me up a bit since this was my first shoot. He is professional, definitely knows what he is doing and had so many great options and suggestions to help me get the exact look I was going for. He cracked some jokes and did a great job capturing everything on camera, from the laugh out louds to the more serious shots. Overall, the experience was great and I absolutely loved the product. Will definitely go back, he was really fun to work with.

Iva E.

San Francisco, CA
Jiajia C.
Mike is such a professional and efficient photographer. I showed up to his well equipped Berkeley studio and he had already set up the lighting and calibrated everything by guessing my height. This means we could get snapping asap!

In a two hour span we did several wardrobe changes, in-studio photography and some street/nature shoots! The outside of his studio is a very beautiful industrial area perfect for shooting.

Did I mention his personality? Mike gives off a super down to earth vibe which instantly made me comfortable and relaxed to work with him.

I am so pleased and excited with how the photos came out. Would highly recommend for corporate or new model headshots as Mike knows how to frame you to bring out your best.

Jiajia C.

San Francisco, CA
Aakash A.
Had an awesome time shooting with Mike right from the start. Great atmosphere, great shots, great prices, and fast turn-around. A big plus was that we weren't rushed - he took the time to do good work. I highly recommend him.

Aakash A.

Berkeley, CA
Katwalk K.
I found Mike McGee on Instagram and we have since completed several successful photo shoots together. His talent shines through the images that he produces and he is an absolute joy to work with. Mike sincerely enjoys photographing people and it shows. Passionate about the fundamental components of light, color and composition, he brings an elevated sense of perception to each project. Not only does Mike carry an abundance of charisma and a strong air of professionalism, he deeply cares about the work that he produces and his clients; often going the extra mile to make magic come to life.

As a model, it can be challenging to find a good fashion/beauty photographer that is respectful and trustworthy. Mike really helped me boost my modeling portfolio and his turn around time on delivery is second to none.He is usually the first photographer I recommend when other models ask me for references because overall he is totally off the charts amazing, skilled, casual, cool, and we always have so much fun!! Make that 10 stars!!

Katwalk K.

San Jose, CA
Mink C.
Mike is a super talented and very experienced photographer who knows exactly what he is doing. His natural lighting techniques made my skin shine. Also, he is super friendly and fun which instantly made me comfortable. I feel very fortunate to work with him 🙂

I highly recommend him as a photographer that every model/actor should work with!

Mink C.

San Francisco, CA
Madeline M.
Professional, respectful, and on point! Highly recommend him for any on location or studio work. Great individual to work with! Work with Mike! It's going to be one of the best decisions you made.

Madeline M.

Healdsburg, CA
Carly C.
Amazing Photos!! I hired Mike after finding his photos on Instagram. I needed some new headshots and he exceeded my expectations. Mike was easy to work with, very professional and has great energy!! Thank you!!

Carly C.

San Francisco, CA
Tanya A.
We found Mike through the web search and his style caught our attention. This was my husband's first professional fitness photo shoot and Mike made it an absolute blast! Waking up at 5am on a Sunday was not a joke, but we had such a great time shooting, and the pictures came out so great! He just finds the best angles and makes it so easy! We definitely recommend Mike to anyone who needs professional shots, whether its fitness-related or just head shots (we did both!).

Thank you, Mike, for being awesome! Looking forward to working with you again in the future!

Tanya A.

San Francisco, CA
Mandi K.
I had never done a photoshoot before, and was doing my research for a good photographer. I came across Mike's IG page and his work convinced me to reach out to him. He had responded to my email within a couple hours, and by the end of the conversation we had a date and time set! I was so nervous, but he put those nerves at ease so quickly with how professional and comfortable he made me! He was so personable and made me feel so confident! After the shoot, I had my unedited photos before midnight! Talk about amazing turnaround time. I was so impressed!! Needless to say, I will definitely be using Mike again :):)

Mandi K.

Oakley, CA
Stephanie M.
If you're looking for a photographer in the bay whether it be for headshots, lifestyle, fashion, etc.... Mike is the best option.

He is so friendly and makes photo shoots such a great experience! Makes you feel very comfortable and confident whether you have experience shooting or not. His work is amazing and he returns edited photos very quickly. 11/10 recommend!!!!

Stephanie M.

San Leandro, CA
Madison M.
I am very picky and after seeing Mike's work I knew immediately he was the photographer I wanted to work with. He was an excellent communicator pre and post shoot, very open-minded to what I was looking for, and an overall pleasure to work with. During the shoot I felt so comfortable, I felt like I was just hanging out with a friend I'd known for years.

Mike is so kind and professional I am so happy to have crossed paths with him. Thank you Mike and I can't wait to work together again!

Madison M.

San Francisco, CA
Elad M.
I was looking for photo shoot to capture my physique as I was prepared for a bodybuilding competition. I fount Mike`s website via google search for photographers in the bay area. I contacted Mike and we scheduled a photo shoot date.

This was my first time having a professional photo shoot. Mike made the experience so much fun and relaxed. He understood exactly what I wanted to get from the photo shoot and got exactly to my expectations!

I totally recommend Mike.

Elad M.

San Jose, CA
Oliver B.
Everything about the experience was phenomenal, and that's exactly what it was -- an experience. Getting great photos is about more than someone who is technically impressive (which Mike is) -- its about the mood and the smiles/emotions that you're hoping to authentically convey. Big smiles look most genuine when you're having fun, and that's exactly what the entire shoot was: fun. To boot, Mike knows the ins and outs of how to work with light and color to really bring out the best shots you can take. Overall, great experience, and 20 years from now, I'll be using these to say "this is what I looked like in my 20s".

Oliver B.

San Francisco, CA