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Charleston Wedding Photographer Reviews

We at King Street Photo Weddings are very proud and grateful for our incredible reviews. We are the recipient of The Knot best of weddings 2015,2018. The couple's choice award for 2015, 2016, 2017 for our impeccable service to all wedding couples with now (114) amazing reviews by the leading wedding industry on Wedding Wire. We have also earned reviews on Google with 63 (5) stars reviews, EventWire with (114) stars reviews, The Knot with 48 (5) stars reviews, Angie"s List business with 48 reviews, and many others. All of this (only) by the help of our very caring, genuine, fantastic wedding clients testimonials and by sticking to the core of our branding, this has brought us to where we are so lucky to be at today, by being the most decorated reviewed wedding photographers in Charleston, SC with now more than 345 + reviews across every platform of the internet.

We are also so very proud and honored of our newest biggest accomplishment in this wedding industry by receiving more than 100 amazing reviews on WeddingWire and earning The Black Badge Award, that speaks volume about our wedding photography services (please read below)

Wedding Wire Black Badge Award Given To King Street Photo Weddings, Charleston, Sc.

King Street Photo Weddings Receives the Elite WeddingWire Rated™ Black Badge For Commitment To Providing Quality and Impeccable Service, And Amazing Wedding Photography.

Charleston, SC – July 8, 2016 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, is pleased to announce that King Street Photo Weddings has reached the prestigious WeddingWire Rated™ Black Level, by earning more than 100 wedding reviews for Wedding Photography in Charleston, SC.

The esteemed WeddingWire Rated™ program recognizes wedding professionals who have received positive newlywed reviews about their business on WeddingWire. Since receiving over 100 wedding reviews, King Street Photo Weddings is now placed at the elite Rated™ Black Level. The program recognizes businesses across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and requires a minimum of three wedding reviews and an average score of 3.5 stars or higher.

Within the WeddingWire Rated™ program, there are five different levels that wedding professionals can reach based on the number of wedding reviews they receive (Blue, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Black). The WeddingWire Rated™ Black badge is reserved for a select group of businesses who have received 100 or more newlywed reviews.

As a member of WeddingWire, the world’s largest wedding review site with over one million reviews, King Street Photo Weddings advancement to the Rated™ Black Level is considered the ultimate milestone, illustrating the business’ commitment to regularly providing quality service to their clients. As a WeddingWire Rated™ Black badge-holder, King Street Photo Weddings has reached the highest level of achievement on WeddingWire.

“To have exceeded 100 clients reviews is a tremendous accomplishment that only a select group of wedding professionals have reached. King Street Photo Weddings in recognized for their impressive work within the wedding industry as indicated by their past clients. This great achievement showcases their strong track record of success and a steadfast commitment to earning positive reviews, each and every year.”

From Michel Berda “ As a wedding photographer here is Charleston, Sc my wedding photography company has reached my biggest accomplishment and goal in my 16 years in this industry" King Street Photo Weddings is honored, and grateful to all past amazing wedding clients to receive the Rated™ Black badge for Wedding Photography in Charleston, SC. By providing impeccable service, amazing wedding photography, and positive feedback from our clients that is our number one priority, and we would like to thank each and every one of them for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Each review allows future potential clients to see that we are committed to providing excellent service, amazing wedding photography on a consistent and ongoing basis, and we look forward to continued success and capturing artistic and amazing wedding photography for all of our future clients.”

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King Street Photo Wedding Charleston Wedding Photographer Google Reviews:

5.0***** (63) Google reviews


Deanna Weilbacher a month ago

5 ***** Michel Berda is very reliable, regimented, and passionate. He was easily available to discuss details and returned emails within the day. He took the stress off of us by organizing a timeline and followed it closely. He took great shots and we were able to review our photos within a reasonable time; some within a couple weeks and almost all within 3 weeks. My husband and I highly recommend him. A++


Response from the owner a months ago

What a very heartfelt review. Thank you for taking your precious time to do this. Every wedding client needs a very good sense of comfort and knowledge that the said wedding vendors they choose will exceed their expectations. You hire a wedding pro and through the planning stages up to the wedding, many questions and answers and help need to be given. That is why for me organizing a timeline that is generally a wedding coordinator doing, is crucial. I always try to give the best advice especially making very sure that in that wedding timeline in the huge investment you all make gives you the confidence and me that everything will be captured perfectly. To you and Robert I am very grateful again thank you very much for the honor, trust, and business. Michel


Emily Baumstark 3 months ago

5 ***** I could not be happier with my experience with Michel. My fiancé and I went to a bridal show in Charleston and listened to Michel’s seminar of what to look for in a wedding photographer. Not only was the seminar useful, we won a Free Bridal Portrait session with him. Durning the preparation of the session, Michel was prompt in returning my emails and informative in his responses. He advised me on what to bring for the session and assured me that he would take care of the rest. We met him downtown Charleston and he was there with all of his equipment ready to photograph me. He came equipt with multiple cameras and lighting, and his advice to me to bring people was definitely helpful. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed and made sure that he got the right shots. He took his time with the 2 hour shoot and even continued taking photos after the sun went down and got stunning dramatic shots of me! I cannot day enough about his enthusiasm and dedication to get the perfect shot!


Response from the owner; 3 months ago

Awe what a sweet kind person you are Emily. It was my pleasure capturing your bridal portrait and I have great news you will see them within the next couple of days. I enjoyed meeting your lovely family and friend that you brought. All were so nice to pinch in and help. I appreciate you taking my advice and wanting to go to various locations in our Holy City. The results are breathtaking. I am so glad you won this bridal portrait at the recent bridal show and as I informed you a paying client or a winning client gets the same impeccable service because at the end, it is all about amazing bridal portrait photos. Thank you so very much for taking your precious time to post this amazing review.


Jake Friedman 3 months ago

5 ***** I hired Michele and King Street Photo Weddings to shoot my proposal in Charleston. I talked to many photographers about doing the shoot but none were nearly as passionate about it as Michele. Not only was he passionate but also extremely professional, making sure to stay in constant communication and being just sneaky enough about it not to ruin the surprise! His photos were awesome and he got some amazing shots of us, our families, and of course the big question!

Response from the owner; 3 months ago

Awe Jacob, what a beautiful review. First and foremost this was a huge day for you both, and it came with lots of planning on your end because you wanted this proposal to be perfect and have great memories for both of you. I am thankful you gave King Street Photo Weddings this honor. I am glad that you did what so many millennium make a huge mistake in my opinion and with all the data I have collected, by bouncing from website to website and not taking the time to have a phone conference to get to know that actual image maker.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the business, trust, honor and this amazing review.

Michel


christina Morgan 4 months ago

5 ***** Michel WOWED me from my initial interaction with him. I began to research for the photographer we wanted to capture for the day I married my husband. My mother had already chosen the photographer she wanted me to use but I was not sold. So I started reaching out to 10-15 different photographers in Charleston. I was not impressed by any of them until I reached out to Michel.
He IMMEDIATELY responded to my emails and was VERY quick to get back to me with excellent attention to detail, understanding of what I would need on the day of my wedding, and offering to support me as I had not even chosen my venue/even visited Charleston. NO other photographer displayed the level of professionalism that Michel displayed.
I am usually on top of most details and to find someone that understood the urgency of how I work and to exceed my expectation is also VERY hard to find.
Michel consulted me every step of the way. Scott and I decided to visit Charleston to scope out the area and Michel provided a list of places to visit and then we had a consultation to discuss where we wanted to get married and what shots we wanted to have the day of. I sent over an Itinerary and PowerPoint and he thoughtfully provided feedback that supported my organization and planning on the day off. Like for Real!!!!!????!! Amazing!
Michel already gave me immense confidence and trust that he would provide photos to cherish for life. He consistently confirmed this over and over during the process (which helped my anxiety). He understood the importance of having him on our day.
We were supposed to get rain and even before our wedding he helped us to plan an alternative plan with promises of excellent photos if needed. Luckily the weather held out! Michel was early, so kind, positive, and confident and helped organize everyone before I arrived.
Michel captured our wedding with utmost professionalism! He kept us laughing, providing a plan for our photo session throughout Magnolia Plantations, and encouraged me to relax to get better shots.
He crawled on the ground with Fire Ants, squatted in the bushes to get more artistic shots and was SO patient!! He also carried around his supportive photography lights throughout the Park and worked his butt off to make sure we were getting captivating pictures!
Michel also was flexible to split our time and even worked longer than we hired him for so that we could capture some sunset shots!!! Again, Michel was early, carried his supportive photography lights throughout downtown and laid on the ground many times to get the PERFECT SHOT!
We have ALREADY seen some of his pictures prior to him even editing them and OHHHHHH MMYYYY GOSH!!
I would love love love to do more photoshoot sessions with Michel in the future as he is not just an EXCELLENT AND TALENTED photographer…which he is. Michel is incredibly kind, soooo funny, so very professional, and takes his work extremely serious. Scott and I feel incredibly blessed to have met Michel and to have had him capture our Wedding.
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend having him as your photographer for ANY event…you will be so so grateful you hired him!!

Response from the owner; 4 months ago

Awe once again what a blessing it is to have such a passion for my craft and you all amazing wedding clients. Thank you, Christina & Scott, for giving me this huge honor. I am so glad you basically touched on how important all that you said that I did really mean to you. Yes hiring a standard wedding photographer is one thing, however, it is a process, and there are many phone calls, and executing on that special day. Carrying lots of photographic equipment and lighting is key to all of this. Most times in today's technology your uncle Bob carries the same photographic equipment your standard wedding photographer does, and why they want you to sign a contract stating not to have any of your family and friends photograph the wedding. For me, I say let them. I am confident in my craft and what I bring to make super sure you all will get timeliness and breathless wedding images. Once again God bless and thank you for your super nice honest heartfelt review.


Andrew Schmidt 5 months ago

5 ***** Michel Berda from King Street Photo was incredibly efficient and professional when photographing our wedding. He captured all of the important moments of our wedding, even moments we did not notice at the time. His use of space and light to capture beautiful images truly told the amazing story of our wedding!

Response from the owner; 5 months ago

Thank you Andrew, your wedding at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa was incredible. So glad you all gave me this huge honor to capture your precious day. I know you & Michelle will cherish this special day for generations to come. I am very grateful for your review.



Christina Hunt 5 months ago

5 ***** Wow! I don't usually write reviews but I feel our experience with Michel Berda of King Street Photo Weddings deserves one. First off, my husband was the one that found Michel as he was researching photographers in the Charleston area for his families reunion. He had a choice of two photographers but the Marriott where we would be staying recommended Michel Berda of King Street Photo Weddings. After speaking with Michel on the phone my husband had a good feeling and went with him. I'm so glad he did, not only was Michel prompt but he brought almost his entire studio of photographic and lighting gear with him. The session was only supposed to last about 45 minutes and Michel went above and beyond and stayed until we captured every family which was well over 2+ hours. The shoot was this past Saturday night and we were not supposed to receive the pictures for at least 2 -3 weeks to allow for processing. However Michel once again blew us away and delivered the pictures today, Tuesday morning. I have worked with A LOT of family photographers and let's just say this has to be the BEST experience I have had with a photographer. Seriously, the pictures came out AMAZING and we will cherish them for years to come. If you are even considering Michel Berda of King Street Photo Weddings for your photos just book him now, you will not be disappointed!!!

Response from the owner; 5 months ago

Mrs Hunt, what a great Father's day weekend it has been. Clients like you that deserve this type of impeccable service that is what my branding is all about. It was such a pleasure meeting you all and your husband Jeff was very selective in his choice of photographer, he did not want to miss this moment. The main focus was to have all of you in one photo with the perfect smiles. I am so glad you all let me capture this family session for you as well to let me capture individual family and last I love the children photo the it is priceless and they are together and happy. I have two great daughters myself and they grow so quick I know how important having and hiring the right photographer to document those memories that cares so much for the final product and very satisfied clients like you. Thank you for the business, the honor, and this review. I am and will always be very grateful. Michel



Scott Wexler 6 months ago

5 ***** We have had a wonderful experience using Michel and King Street Photo for our destination wedding on May 2018 in Hilton Head Island. We had a great phone interview with Michel before deciding to hire him. He probably spent close to 60 minutes answering all our questions from the photography side of it to the nuts and bolts of what we wanted and would be getting from him. We also picked his brain about venues and vendors. He had a ton of information regarding the area that he was willing to share and even helped us develop the wedding day time line in conjunction with our venue coordinator (The Dunes House which we loved!). He gave us as much control about decisions as we wanted and we felt very comfortable allowing him to have a lot of freedom. I truly feel this allowed him to capture the very artistic side of our beach wedding while meeting our very high expectations. We are over the moon happy with his very professional manner, wedding day execution, and the photos are amazing. Many of our friends and family commented on how our photographer was everywhere during our big day and the hardest working person there. I think he had three professional sized cameras on him at all times. We received images within a day or two to share with our family and friends who couldn't make it which was a nice touch. Without any hesitation I highly recommend King Street Photo for your wedding day photography. You won't be disappointed

Response from the owner; 6 months ago

Awe Holly & Scott, I am so grateful for your amazing review, this is so very nice from such amazing wedding clients like yourself. I am so happy with our connection and that you gave myself and Donovan the honor to capture both wedding photography & cinematic videography. My company King Street Photo Weddings, is built on exceeding every client's expectation while providing impeccable service. Thank you again for the honor, trust, and this heartfelt honest review. Michel


Josh & Annie Fawley 8 months ago

5 *****Josh and I first met Michel at the Wedding Festivals event in February 2018. He had some beautiful wedding pictures on display at his booth that caught our eye. We were lucky enough to be one of the prize winners and won a free engagement session. At our photo shoot in historic Charleston, he was extremely prepared with multiple cameras and equipment. This was our first time taking pictures together but Michel was extremely friendly and knowledgeable telling us how to pose and put us at ease. He also had some cool places in mind for the backdrop. By the next day, he had already sent us a teaser picture and we loved how it turned out. He has a creative style and we are excited to see the rest of our pictures, which we’re sure will be great!


Response from the owner;

So glad you all won this fantastic engagement photo session at the last bridal show. As I mentioned to you, I would come very prepared for this engagement session and because my branding and company and these reviews mean so much, I always strive to give every client impeccable service and the best images I can possibly capture. All of that requires the best photographic equipment and my talent in capturing them. Your engagement photo on Instagram is getting lots of views and many love the photo.

Thank you once again for this lovely review it was totally my honor and pleasure.

King Street Photo Weddings Charleston Wedding Photographer Wedding Wire Reviews

4.9 ***** (114) Wedding Wire Reviews:

Taylor· Married on 11/02/2018

*****5.0

Professional, Passionate, & Punctual

Michel is very passionate about what he does and it shows from all of his creativity, effort, and positive energy while capturing all special moments throughout an entire day! We are so happy that we chose him to spend the day with us for our wedding at Legare Waring House. He is very professional and timely leading up to the big day in communication about timelines and specific moments that we wanted to remember forever. Michel does a great job of capturing the whole story from getting ready early morning, to guest group pictures at the reception, to send off at the end of the night. Our pictures are stunning and we were so excited to see them before we even got back from our honeymoon! We highly recommend Michel and thank him for his time and all of the sweet memories that we have to look back on because of him!

Sent on 11/18/2018

Services Used: Photography

Wow, such a heartfelt review and why as an image maker I love capturing weddings. You all were such a pleasure your entire bridal party was so much fun, always pleasant. Your family is unique and very loyal, I am grateful for you taking your precious time to post this review and for letting me Michel Berda King Street Photo Weddings capture your amazing and beautiful wedding. Thank you once again.


Lindsey· Married on 10/05/2018

*****5.0

Photos as dreamy as your wedding day!

When I first met Michel I knew he was the photographer I would book for our wedding! I met him at a bridal show where there were many other vendors booths, especially photographers. What stood out about Michel was that he was very personal, outgoing, and honest. He is very upfront with his services and pricing which stood out among others. After deciding to go with Michel he checked in with me several times before my bridal portraits and the wedding. He asked to see my idea board and was very open with my own visions. My bridal portraits were breathtaking and made me even more excited for our wedding day! Michel was more organized than I can even put into words! He runs a tight ship and you should not expect less from a professional! His work is out of this world! All of the family and wedding party loved his presence and were so blown away at our beautiful photos. On top of his amazing work- we got ALL of our photos (hundreds!!) within 18 days of our wedding! His talent, passion and expertise were evident in every single shot! I cannot emphasize how much of a disservice you are doing yourself if you do not choose King Street Photo Weddings to shoot your big day! He is highly recommended!

Wedding: 5/20/2017

Services Used: Photography

Andy Schmidt· Married on 05/27/2018

*****5.0

Beautiful Photos!

Michel is a true professional who takes beautiful photos. The staged photographs were exactly what we wanted and Michel executed them wonderfully. Michel also has a gift for capturing candid moments. Highly recommend!


Christina· Married on 05/25/2018

*****5.0

Michel from King Street Photo Weddings WOWED me from my initial interaction with him. I reached out to 10-15 different photographers in Charleston. I was not impressed by any of them until I reached out to Michel.
He IMMEDIATELY responded to my emails and was VERY quick to get back to me with excellent attention to detail, understanding of what I would need on the day of my wedding, and offering to support me as I had not even chosen my venue/even visited Charleston. NO other photographer displayed the level of professionalism that Michel displayed.
He thoughtfully provided feedback that supported planning the day of!
Michel already gave me immense confidence and trust that he would provide photos to cherish for life. He consistently confirmed this over and over during the process (which helped my anxiety). He understood the importance of having him on our day.
We were supposed to get rain and even before our wedding he helped us to plan an alternative plan with promises of excellent photos if needed. Luckily the weather held out! Michel was early, so kind, positive, and confident and helped organize everyone before I arrived.
Michel captured our wedding with utmost professionalism! He kept us laughing, providing a plan for our photo session throughout Magnolia Plantations, and he crawled on the ground with Fire Ants, squatted in the bushes to get more artistic shots and was SO patient!! He also carried around his supportive photography lights throughout the Park and worked his butt off to make sure we were getting captivating pictures!
Michel also was flexible to split our time and even worked longer than we hired him for so that we could capture some sunset shots!!! I would love love love to do more photoshoot sessions with Michel in the future as he is not just an EXCELLENT AND TALENTED photographer, which he is. Michel is incredibly kind, so funny, so very professional, and takes his work extremely serious. Scott and I feel incredibly blessed!!!


5.0 Debbie said... What can possibly be said about Michel Berda that hasn't already been said!? Michel "took my hand" from the first moment we spoke on the phone and made the process of getting ready for the big day wonderful. He listened and advised and listened more. We are an older couple whose photography needs were not that of a younger couple. Michel worked with us to until he came up with the perfect package and then he really delivered! Michel made having your picture made a natural event. He lead us through each picture making it enjoyable and looking forward to the next one. Our guests could not have been more complementary of Michel. The photography was incredible as is Michel! We both feel blessed to have had Michel record our wedding day in such a spectacular way!

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:
Awe Debbie & Kevin, Thank you so much for having King Street Photo Weddings be part of your magical day. I have been capturing weddings in our holy city of Charleston, South Carolina, for over 17 years. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity of meeting all types of wonderful clients just like you both. I strive to make every wedding client feel comfortable, by designing the perfect photography timeline, and making very sure I never miss a perfect photo. After all, that is what I am supposed to do, and I find comfort in doing this. I am honored, appreciative, and very thankful for you all. Many thanks for taking your time to post this honest review. I wish you both the best life, and can only hope we will stay in touch. Blessings Michel Berda

Wedding: 12/10/2016

Services Used: Photography

Reviewed On: 12/30/2016


5.0 Carla said... I don't event know where to begin. The second I saw Michel Berda's photos I knew he was the one! I booked Michel without seeing another photographer and it was the #1 best decision I made planning my wedding this December. Just when I thought he could not surpass our expectations, hopes and dreams for a wedding photographer any further; he continued to surprise and delight with his professionalism, creativity, thoughtfulness, and knowledge. I talked to Michel more than any other wedding vendor throughout the process and he really knows how to make you feel comfortable about the process and the day. I have to say Michel actually makes taking photos fun! He had lots of competition from amateur wedding guest taking photos as well. ?? I consider myself not photogenic until I started working with Michel; he really works his magic and can give just the right direction to make all the difference. I highly recommend hiring Michel and his team for any engagement, I guarantee he will impress. You must take a look at his site- his works speaks for itself!

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:

Awe Carla & D.Tyrell,What a blessing it is to be an image maker, capture amazing weddings, and have the most fantastic clients like you all. Your wedding at THE WESTIN HILTON HEAD ISLAND RESORT & SPA was truly unique in the decor and the design. From the ceremony at the Oceanfront Deck to the reception at the Mitchelville room. You both are a wonderful couple and I am very grateful for letting me capture such a special moment in your life. Thank you once again for taking the time to post this review about our services and for having King Street Photo Weddings record and capture your magical day. I wish you all the best life together. God Bless.

Wedding: 12/12/2016

Services Used: Photography

Reviewed On: 12/19/2016


5.0 Michelle said... We had our wedding at the Westin Resort & Spa on Hilton Head Island, who recommended Michel Berda as a photographer. Upon sending a message, he immediately reached out to us and explained his services. He sells himself big and aims to please. Michel genuinely wants to get to know you and what you want for your special occasion so that he can make it perfect for you. I gave him 5 stars for each category - quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value and flexibility. Michel was really willing to go the extra mile for us. He is professional, charismatic, energetic and has a sense of humor which we needed since we aren't a photo-loving couple! Thank you Michel for working with us.

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:
What a wonderful way for me to have a great Sunday, by receiving your amazing review today Michel, & Michael. What a great Italian family you all are. I really appreciate this lovely review, more importantly the trust you all gave me to capture your special day. I am so glad I was able to design a wedding photography timeline for you all and that I was able to create wedding image you all can cherish for many years to come. Once again from the bottom of my heart, thank you for trusting me to be your wedding photographer for your wedding at The beautiful Westin Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island South Carolina.

Wedding: 10/28/2016

Services Used: Photography

Reviewed On: 12/04/2016


5.0 Mark said... Michel was one of the best decisions we made during our pre-wedding planning. Of the many photography inquires made, he was the first and most enthusiastic response. He was extremely professional from our first meeting all the way through the end of our big day. Based on his photos, he seems to have been everywhere even though we rarely saw him at work. We were also pleased with the unique “rose” and “Love” shots and appreciated the creativity he brought to our ceremony and reception. You will not be disappointed having Michel memorialize your event which passes much too quickly. Thankfully we have some amazing photos that give us a perspective outside of the wedding day blur.

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:

Joanne & Mark,Wow, thank you so very much. Today, I have accomplished my biggest success in my wedding photography career and you made it that much better by making it 100 amazing reviews from all of you fantastic caring clients. Your wedding day at your private residence in HHI was spectacular, with a Low Country wedding charm, having your ceremony at the beach and then having Palmetto Dunes cater your event was perfect. Your close family and friends really enjoyed the wedding in what I consider to be a mansion.

Thank you, thank you, so very much your review will never be forgotten it really has made my heart happy. All I ever want for my clients in this continuous happiness of making the right investment and decision for a wedding photographer to do their very best and always going above and beyond the clients needs.

My very best and God bless,

Michel

Wedding: 7/2/2016

Services Used: Photography

Reviewed On: 7//7//2016


5.0 Lindsie said... We booked Michel over a year in advance and our wedding was just this past week, on 6/18/2016. We had an amazing experience from start to finish. He was always available for our random questions, provided us with endless helpful recommendations, and did so much more than I ever would have expected a photographer to do. He helped us make a precise schedule for the day of the wedding and ensured us that he would take care of all of the little details (and the crazy personalities in our bridal party!). We have only seen sneak peaks of our photos but I am sure that they will be amazing. Big thanks again Michel! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional (and FUN!) photographer who clearly has his profession down to a science.

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:

Aww, what a great review. Thank you so much Lindsie & Jeremy, you all are such fantastic caring clients. Your wedding day turned out perfect the images are spectacular. You both are full of energy, your family and you all always caring about me that I kept on being hydrated because it was so hot about 98 degrees. It was nice to see that Jeremy enjoys working out has much as I do and that is one of the main reason I stay in shape. Having 3 cameras and various lenses on me for about a minimum of 6 to 8 hrs, a total of 60 pounds of gear, along with extra batteries and anything I need immediately can be very heavy at times. My wedding photography and having the proper lens and equipment at that specific time is why I carry it all.

Thank you so very much for the business, honor and trust, I am always very appreciative.

Michel Berda

Wedding: 6//18/2016

Services Used: Photography

Reviewed On: 6/26/2016


5.0 Shelley said...Michel Berda of www.kingstreeetphotoweddings.com exceeded our expectations as our wedding photographer! Our wedding was just three days ago and I have already had the opportunity to see a couple of "sneak peak" photos. With only two photos, I am confident in writing this review that I will absolutely love the rest. They were that amazing! There were quite a few things that went wrong on our wedding day with our venue, but Michel worked through everything and went above and beyond to capture wonderful photos. He literally traveled all through Palmetto Dunes to make sure we had the photos we wanted. I thought that having a very large wedding party (9 bridesmaids, 9 groomsmen, 5 kids) would scare photographers away, but when I first talked to Michel, he was excited to work with such a large group. He was very friendly, personable, and made wedding photos fun (even for all of those guys!). I would highly recommend King Street Photography to anyone.

Michel, you helped make our wedding day special and will give us photos that will never let us forget that. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for everything you did that day! We look forward to seeing the rest of our day! :)

Shelley and Kevin Kustes
6/3/16 Palmetto Dunes, Hilton Head

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:

Wow, Shelley & Kevin, you all traveled all the way from Kentucky, to have the perfect wedding. I am always more than happy to do anything I can to make sure that when clients have a destination wedding here in our lovely State Of South Carolina, they receive just that. Yes, I helped you all with the perfect timeline and yes there were many locations to travel to and from, and lovely children and great bridal party and the perfect best man & maid of honor who helped so much, please thank them. My goal was to create what you all invested in a wedding photographer that would meet and exceed your expectation. Reading this review actually gave me tears, because I am so glad that you felt that way. just exactly what I wanted for you all. God bless you both and thank you once again for posting this honest and truthful review from your heart. I am and will always be grateful to you both.

Wedding: 6/3/2016

Services Used: Photography

Reviewed On: 6/6/2016


5.0 Daniel said...Finding the right photographer is both intimidating and challenging. I am so grateful that we followed our intuitions after seeing the work and speaking with Michel Berda, Of kingstreetphotoweddings.com. I still remember the first conversation with him and the professionalism and passion he has wedding photography. He is professional by setting expectations for the event to help his capture as many wonderful moments as possible. He helped my wife create a wedding timeline and set any expectations for photos beforehand. He stayed in contact with us which helped ease our stress level before the big day. He showed up to the venue nearly 2 hours ahead of schedule to Capture all the priceless moments from our big day. My family all enjoyed his presence at the venue and love his work and professionalism. They all can't stop raving about how wonderful he was. We can't speak enough great words about Michel Berda and his passion for wedding photography. He went above and beyond when the weather wasn't cooperating and exceeded our expectations! He even provided us with a teaser photo within 24hours! I would strongly encourage you to check out his work if you are looking to capture beautiful pictures of your special day! Michel is a caring, trustworthy, professional, enthusiastic artist that will provide you with an above and beyond experience!!

King Street Photo Weddings responded with the following comments:

Awe Kari & Daniel, I always say this to all that future wedding vendors that always ask me about why I receive so many and such lovely, honest, and always grateful wedding clients reviews. I tell them it is very simple if you follow these rules "Give your clients your 1000% percent, respect your clients and listen to every needs they have, give them the confidence and your experience and helpful tips to make their day that much more special, and last, be always very thankful to them for the business and the honor they give you to capture one of the most important days of their lives"

I am very touched and humbled to have you post this review for me. You are truly beautiful people inside and out. Thank you for everything.

Wedding: 5//20/2016

Services Used: Photography

Reviewed On: 5/29/2016


King Street Photo Weddings Charleston Wedding Photographer The Knot Reviews

4.9 ***** (48)Reviews The Knot


*****Reviewed On 11/18/2018 by Janelle D

Michel was perfect from start to finish; gave us exactly what he promised! He was also very patient and accommodating of our wedding considering the day did not go as planned. We are beyond happy with how everything turned out! Our pictures look amazing

Response from the Vendor on 11/18/2018

Awe thank you Janelle, yes your hotel and the weather did not cooperate but I told you from the day you hired me I would make your wedding enjoyable and seamless as possible. With all of the complications from your hotel and the weather, I believe once we made the necessary changes of plans we accomplished the results and wedding photos you all will enjoy for a very long time. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the business, the honor, and this review. I am very grateful. Michel Berda King Street Photo Weddings


*****Reviewed On 11/18/2018 by Taylor R

Michel is very professional in the work he does and went above and beyond to make sure each special moment was captured at our wedding! He was very generous with his time, positive energy, and creativity throughout the whole day from capturing me and my bridesmaids getting ready early morning, guests group pictures during the reception, to bubble send off at the end of the night. We received all of our pictures before we even got back from our honeymoon, so he is very timely if not early! All of the pictures are stunning and we are so happy that we chose Michel to capture the special day we will now remember forever!

Thank you so much for giving King Street Photo Weddings capture your special day and your honest heartfelt review Taylor & Steven. I enjoyed capturing your wedding at the Legare Waring House. Your wedding was spectacular and amazing quite an awesome southern soiree. Your family and the bridal party was just perfect and that band. I am grateful for your review and wish you all the best Thanksgiving. I am very sure your wedding photos will be shared with everyone on that day. Michel


*****Reviewed On 11/09/2018 by Beth I

Our photographer, Michel Berda, was tremendous. He was very thorough w/ all the details. He wanted to make sure all the shots were taken for our family. His customer service and positive energy were evident the entire time he was with us. We all enjoyed his upbeat and professional mentality. He worked very fast trying to get as many pictures in the perfect locations. He even commented, he wanted to spend some extra time on us, past his contracted window b/c you don't get these types of skies very often! That was pretty awesome to hear. You can easily see why he is so highly recommended. He is passionate about what he does and wants to make sure his clients are excited about his work. I love when professionals take pride in what they do and back what they promise. This is exactly what Mr. Berda did for us that day.

Response from the Vendor on 11/09/2018

Awe Beth & Billy, you all are super parents, great clients. Thank you, thank you for posting this review. This is my branding and the outcome I want for every single client. This is my thought process (below) for every wedding I capture. Blessings and many thanks again. "You are blessed to be a storyteller. You are the energy, on how your project yourself to show to your clients that their day is special to them but more importantly this is the day you rise and shine in being humble to appreciate the honor for how you capture that love story for them."


*****Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Deanna W

If I had one word to describe Michel, it would be PASSIONATE! My husband interviewed Michel, and told me, "he's our guy, you are going to love him" and that is true. I love his type A personality that keeps you confident in him and that everything about your wedding day will go perfectly. Michel provided a detailed timeline and updated it each time with our changes as requested. He was determined to get the shots we wanted and that he did. He has a unique eye and captures great moments. He was also very quick to get us the prints for our review. We highly recommend him! Thanks Michel!

Response from the Vendor on 10/24/2018

There are many wedding photographers, while the selection is some time to common for me my clients deserve and want more. Just like you both. Instead of bouncing from one wedding photographer website to the other and reading the bio whether one likes coffee or not, you realized that all that does not matter. What matters to you were all of these heartfelt and honest reviews that have the same pattern, exceptional service with unique artistic wedding photography, you all appreciated that and also wanted to make very sure that you got not just an ambient wedding photographer far too common. You were very selective and paid a huge attention to wanting a lighting master, thus the result in your wedding images and your couple images are unique and a piece of art as seen on my Blog. https://www.kingstreetphotoweddings.com/blog/2018/10/15/autumn-wedding-deanna-robert-harbour-club-charleston/ Thank you for giving me this huge honor, privilege, and business it was all of my pleasure in capturing your wedding. I wish you all the best life because you are a great couple.


*****Reviewed on 8/25/2018 by Heather R

My husband and I hired Michel and King Street Photo Weddings after looking at some of his work online. He really does amazing photo work. He is very organized, calls you well in advance to iron things out and get a timeline (though he is quite a stickler about this) and took beautiful photos. We loved nearly every photo Michel took. He takes his job very seriously and we got comments from many people at our lovely destination wedding in Hilton Head island that he was quite the professional (though for many of us it is unusual to have a photographer so noticeable throughout an event). He is very energetic and eccentric, which translates to beautiful work, but for me it also meant that he knows very well how good he is at what he does and explained to me via email many times how much work was going into my photos "12 hours...32 hours" etc. He did have the photos to us a week ahead of schedule and sneak peeks 24 hours later!

Response from the Vendor on 08/25/2018

Heather & Sean, I am so very glad to see this lovely review. You all are such a great couple and I thank you for giving me the honor and privilege to capture your wedding day. As I have put in all of my reviews, being a wedding photographer and in my branding, King Street Photo Weddings, it is always about accomplishing many moving parts of owning a wedding photography business. To me, wedding photography is always about the experience of how I can help in every way possible way to make your special day seamless, enjoyable while keeping the most important outcome, amazing wedding photography. Part two is being proactive and a great business person, by honoring my contract with every wedding clients, that so many others fail in. That is, returning the product (wedding images) that you all make such a huge investment, in a very timely manner and in most cases what I always do, exceed that contractual time for every client's expectation. Once again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the business, trust, and honor. I wish you both my congratulation again and I know you all will have the best life. My very best always, Michel


*****Reviewed on 6/26/2018 by Holly H

If you are looking for a wedding photographer then look no further than Michel Berda of King Street Photo Weddings. Michel and team were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Professional, efficient, friendly and, most importantly, took the most fabulous photographs of our wedding. We could not have wished for better photographer. Thank you, Michel.

Response from the Vendor on 06/26/2018

Thank you, Holly, what a great wedding. Love meeting your entire family & the photos of you getting ready with the images I captured of your dad seeing you for the first time in your dress, was spectacular and full of great emotions. Our branding has always been to exceed every client's expectations. I am grateful that you took some time to post this review, my team and I thank you and Scott, once again for the honor and trust you all gave us


*****Reviewed on 6/13/2018 by Michelle E

I highly recommend Michel and King Street Photos! My husband and I were married at the Westin in Hilton Head over Memorial Day weekend, and we could not be happier with our amazing photos and experience with Michel. When we first met Michel in the process of planning our wedding, We immediately hired him because of his energy, passion, attention to detail, and experience. I never stressed once about photography, as Michel is so prepared and organized. His timeline was amazing and so helpful! Michel was always willing to go the extra mile, and despite rainy weather in our wedding day we have incredible photos and memories. We also took many family photos and my husband and I were concerned about getting everyone together and getting the pictures done in a short amount of time. But there was no need to worry! Michels professionalism and organization definitely helped us get all the pictures we wanted and more. You will not be disappointed!

Response from the Vendor on 06/13/2018

Wow what can I say to you both Michelle & Andrew, this is so very nice of you to post. I am so very glad you all gave me the honor and trust. I am also very happy to see that I made planning your day perfect and yes you all had a rainy day, however you hired a wedding photographer with over 18 years of being in this situation. While many think that sometimes this does not matter my clients do. They expect has you did for me to step up to the plate and do what I do best. From the bottom of my heart, I am grateful and thankful for everything you have done for me. I am so very glad you will always remember the beautiful wedding images I created for you all. Thank you once again. Michel


*****Reviewed on 2/08/2018 Beth M

Generous with both his time and talent, Michel will go above and beyond to capture a beautiful day in the life of both the couple and their families. Michel's attention to detail, professionalism and passion for his craft make him an easy choice for your special day. Michel will arm you with all the information that you will need to assist him in telling your unique story. By asking the right questions and getting to know what is important to you he will deliver on his promise to provide you with unforgettable moments that will take your breath away. Our daughter was living out of town but planned on a "hometown" Charleston wedding. As the "mother of the bride" I was merely the conduit, it could have been stressful but it wasn't with the help of true professionals like Michel Berda who not only captured a perfect day, but also helped to make it perfect. Thank you again Michel for your time, your talent and your expertise. I look forward to sharing your beautiful images with our family and friends.

2018-02-09T09:38:48 Response from the vendor

Awe what a great heartfelt review from such a great mom. It was totally my pleasure and honor to capture your daughter and now son in law Amanda & Kyle wedding at the beautiful The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation. It was a beautiful wedding and while the weather did not cooperate very well when it came to family photos, I am very sure you were so glad I brought my very expensive and great studio lighting to me the family photos are spectacular and would not have been accomplished if I did not have this great back up equipment. All & all I strive to exceed and give every single client my very best and as I advised to you all I am so very glad that you took me up on my recommendation as to letting me capture the pre photos. I am sure Amanda is looking back at these amazing photos of you and her and dad seeing her in the amazing wedding dress for the first time. Lots of emotion all captured for many generations for you all to share.


*****Reviewed on 11/11/2017 by Ryan D

There aren't enough good things that I can say about Michel's commitment and passion for capturing images at a wedding. We were married in Hilton Head on October 14th on fairly short notice but still had a thorough wedding time-line, pre-wedding conference calls, etc all prepared and initiated by Michel. I can confidently say that there is not a more prepared photographer out there. I believe that one of the keys to feeling comfortable with a wedding vendor is feeling like they truly care about you and the product that they product for you. Again, Michel gets 10's across the board in that regard from both of us. Last, I believe that there are photographers and then there are photographers that are also artists and Michel certainly falls in the latter category. While his commitment and passion are incredible, his talents are as well. Looking through his images truly tell a story about our wedding day and put us back in the moment. We have been thrilled with all of the pictures produced and consider ourselves beyond fortunate to have found Michel and would encourage anyone else that has the opportunity to use his services as well. Thanks, Michel!!!


Response from the Vendor on 11/12/2017

Ryan, what can I say but thank you for this heartfelt review coming from you the groom. With the devastation from hurricane Maria and your wedding venue in Puerto Rico, 3 weeks before your wedding day, I knew when you gave me this huge honor to capture your wedding that I would make very sure that I would take that unfortunate situation and create amazing wedding images for you both, in your new venue at The Hilton Head Marriott Resort. Benita and you are such great caring individuals, and I am so very glad that I was able to create artistic wedding images that you will cherish and hold in your memories of how a caring master wedding photographer did everything he could to make your magical day that much more special. I am grateful and very thankful for your amazing review. Thank you once again


***** Reviewed on 11/08/2017 Emily F

We were so pleased with our decision to hire Michel Berda with King Street Photo Weddings to capture our wedding day! From the initial consultation, to numerous emails, to the big day, Michel was very attentive to every detail and made sure we had the best day possible! His professionalism, knowledge of his craft, and passion are evident with everything Michel does. We were very confident in our decision to hire Michel, because we could see his dedication to his work when we met for the initial consultation and were able to view his previous work. Michel was able to provide a timeline for the day, which helped so much! Everywhere I looked that day, Michel was there! It is truly amazing how he is able to capture all the big moments that happened. We got married on the beach, and the sunset was gorgeous that night! Michel knew exactly what needed to be done to ensure we got the best pictures and lighting possible. He was able to work with our group to ensure we got all the pictures we wanted for the day. I seriously can not say enough positive things about Michel. I would recommend him to everyone I know, and will definitely be using him in the future!! Thank you Michel for everything you did to help us remember our big day!!

2017-11-09T12:33:28 Response from the vendor

I am touched and humbled and very grateful for your generous amazing review. From the bottom of my heart thank you for posting this incredible review for me. Both you Emily & Matt are super nice people. I am so glad I met you Emily at this year wedding show and that your lovely mother Emily remembered me and that you both chose to have me capture your amazing wedding. I am also glad that you and Matt came for the initial consultation and that I met Matt who is a fellow lighting master in the movie industry. We has image makers and filmmakers really appreciate each other talent for the art. Once again thank you so very much for taking your precious time to post this review.


Reviewed on 10/23/2017 Erin B

My husband and I had our dream wedding in Hilton Head Island, SC and we hired Michel as our photographer. We spoke several times before the wedding and he really took the time to speak with us and learn about our big day. He created an incredible timeline that I used as a basis for all of my vendors - extremely helpful! He arrived on the day very prepared and on time. Michel also had some great ideas for photos that were really unique. For example, we did a "first look" with my dad. It was really special and my dad loved being a part of the moment. Thanks to Michel for being so organized and capturing our special day.

***** 2017-10-23T18:03:32 Response from the vendor

Thank you, Erin & Michael, this is such a very nice review. I am so glad you loved the wedding timeline I created for you all, the first look with your dad was very heartfelt and so glad you did it, as a father myself of two amazing daughters, I could not imagine anything more meaningful, also that you loved the wedding images that I captured for you all. Here it is only 15 days from your wedding day and you got featured on my blog where you really got a great feel for my passion for the art of wedding photography. I really enjoyed you both your family and friends thank you once again for the honor and trust your wedding was beautiful. I am and always will be very grateful.


***** Reviewed on 8/28/2017

Michel is the epitome of a professional photographer. His communication, planning, and event execution were outstanding, and I don't think anyone else could have done a better job. On top of all of that, I've never seen a wedding photographer work as hard as Michel did the day of our wedding and the results showed!

2017-08-29T09:31:59 Response from the vendor

I love all of you clients and I really appreciate not only the honor to capture your day, the business you give me and then this amazing review. Thank you so very much for taking the time to post this incredible wedding. I am very grateful.


***** Reviewed on 8/27/2017 Jeannette

It was great working with Michel. He was very professional and detail oriented. He took some amazing sunset photos of my wife and I. We are very happy!

2017-08-28T11:07:36 Response from the vendor

Awe Christian, thank you for your review I am so glad you and your wife Jeanette loved how I created amazing wedding photography for you all. I enjoyed meeting you both and wish you a fantastic life together. Thank you for choosing King Street Photo Weddings to capture your day it was a huge honor. Michel Berda


King Street Photo Weddings Charleston Wedding Photographer Yelp Review

Yelp Review Left On 5/12/2014

This was one of the few times that i didn't check yelp before I ate somewhere or bought a service. However, while I usually find myself regretting that decision, in this case I am very glad we didn't look on here beforehand. I have read all the reviews now and to be completely honest, most of them sound 31 flavors of crazy.

Here is the criteria that we based our rating on when deciding between 4 or 5 stars. We looked for beautiful pictures, responsiveness (email and by phone as well as pre and post wedding), meet promises, cost, and overall attitude at the wedding. We did not judge his handwriting or grammar.

Overall Michel was very easy to deal with. Yes he is going to demand stuff from you like, who you want in photos. He also is going to set a time schedule for you and where and when he needs everyone at which place. Trust us, you will need/want that on your wedding day because you only have him for so long, it's in your best interest. Michel does an amazing job of keeping things on schedule and gathering up even your rowdy groomsman.

Everyone seemed to complain about how long it takes to get the photos back on here. He set expectations from before we even cut him the first check. We knew what time frame to expect everything and thus far he has met or exceeded his original estimates. I have a feeling the friendlier you are with him, the more willing he is to get your beautiful photos to you quicker.

In the end, ultimately it is all about the photos and he truly takes some gorgeous shots. We looked at a lot of different photographers and to be honest, his looked 10 times better than anyone else's and we would absolutely book him again.


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Alex J, 29464 Categories: Photography
Wedding Planning Services Performed: Yes* More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed.Work Completed Date: March 01, 2015

Hire Again: Yes. Description Of Work: Engagement and Wedding photos. Photo Editing. Wedding schedule planning. Guidance on day-of time management.Member

Comments: Michel is a professional at his craft and loves the work he does. He is very friendly, very organized, followed up regularly, took charge of coordinating with vendors, and most importantly guided & led us to stay on schedule. THIS IS SO, SO, SO, IMPORTANT. We did not realize how much minutes matter, especially in a late afternoon wedding (when the entire wedding only lasts a few hours...). You are pulled in every direction, and trying to greet both family and close friends, and the time simply disappears. Michel prepped us for this, prepared a meticulous schedule & list for photos, and stuck to it. I think that if we had a photographer who was more casual, we would not have gotten half the great photos we did (with the sun setting so fast). Also, on the wedding day, we received countless compliments about how Michel 'obviously knew what he was doing,' guiding the wedding party into poses that were both creative and memorable. We learned (through prior experience) that everyone 'can be a photographer," so be careful. Just b/c they have a camera Doesn't make them a photographer - especially for your special event. Photography really is Mr. Berda's passion, and his quality product reflects that. He is also fairly structured, so if you want loosey goosey, make sure to discuss that on the front end. For us, that structure gave us fantastic results. Would use him again, and would recommend to friends/family. (Oh, and we had some craazy family--He was great & very patient with them all!) Love the photos!

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Company Response: Wow, Just you all giving me the honor and pleasure to capture the engagement and your wedding for you all was really appreciated. Having this review from you and describing me as a wedding photographer in Charleston, South Carolina, that give every clients his 1000% is even more appreciated. Thank you for being such great clients, and now friends. I am so thankful for you all.

My Very Best Always,


Michel