My wedding photography. What clients say.


“AMAZING!! There truly aren’t enough words to describe Mike’s photography skills! He’s creative, energetic, enthusiastic, professional and goes above and beyond to capture every special memory from your wedding day (or any day for that matter)! From silly faces to crying eyes, laughter and dancing, from crazy hair flip to cake smashing, twirls, and toasts, Mike captures EVERY beautiful moment imaginable!
He’s so superbly talented at what he does! Great indoors and out!!
Always surprising with some new angle or creative shot!

− Jen & Kenny F.

Groom kissing bride, Winter wedding at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Reno Nevada, taken by Sacramento wedding photographer - Lukin Photography

TEN STARS for Lukin Photography!

“If I could give 10 stars I would. Mike blew my expectations out of the water. He was with us our entire wedding day but he was behind the scenes. He knew what photos he wanted to take and was incredibly professional. He rangled the family for photos and was just amazing. Simply amazing.
I booked Mike because I loved the style of his photos in his portfolio.
I never imagined having photos like those for our memory book. I was literally in tears looking through our online album. I cannot wait to have them printed! I could go on and on about these photos and their beauty.
TEN stars for Lukin Photography!”

− Stephanie & Joe R.

He is such a joy to work with and took the most amazing photos.

“I am so very happy that we went with Mike for our wedding photographer.
He is such a joy to work with and took the most amazing photos.
He is very responsive and upfront from the get-go.
He hides nothing and is very honest about his style and what is included. The day of he was great about getting the two page of photos I sent him ahead of time (I know I know) as well as photos I wouldn’t even have thought of. He drove all the way from the Sacramento area to Berkeley for our wedding. I also had a crazy bride dream to hike and climb a tree… the rain on my wedding day and he was totally supportive and amazing about it all!

After the wedding, he also sent us our whole album of photos ahead of schedule! It took so much research to find him but I’m so happy I did and would not have chosen anyone else.

As a side note, he is also way more affordable than the quality of his photos would suggest.”

− Heather & John P.

Wedding in Berkeley, Nimitz Way, by LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY - 2019
Lukin Photography - 2019, Berkeley wedding - groom standing in front of a red 1967 Mustang 289

EAGER and TALENTED to get the AWESOME shots!

“I love the photos Mike comes up with. When we were searching for a photographer I told my wife to pick out some vendors and show me some of their work. I had done a wedding videography in a previous life. When she showed me Mike’s photos I knew he was the one. The framing, the contrast, the dark blacks and intense use of depth of field to only have what matters in focus. These pictures don’t happen with a point and shoot. Isn’t that what you are after, photos that look professional.
So we picked Mike and we asked if he would be willing to go to the tree I proposed at for some pictures after the ceremony. He said yes and when it started to rain he didn’t hesitate, instead, he smiled and began taking these awesome photos of us with our umbrella.
When we got to the tree he became giddy with the photographic opportunities. By the end, we were ready to leave and he wanted to keep his creative juices flowing lol. That’s what you want, a photographer with professional photos and is eager and talented to get the awesome shots. Just take a look at his body of work. Here’s Lukin at you.”

− John P.

He truly captured the HAPPINESS, LOVE, and JOY.

“What an amazingly wonderful day, Mike was so awesome and totally worked with our crazy awesome ideas and family, he truly captured the happiness, love, and joy we all had!!!
5 stars!!!
5 months later and I still can’t help going through all the pictures!!!!!
Thank you, Mike!!!!”

− Cat & Brad R.

Wedding by the Truckee river in Reno, NV-LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY-2018

We had a GREAT EXPERIENCE with Mike!

“Mike photographed our wedding for us. As a designer, I’m a very detail oriented person. I put so much work into planning every last aesthetic detail of my wedding and Mike captured all of it! He was like a ninja on my wedding day, bouncing around to catch every shot!

Mike is very professional which shines through in his exceptional communication from the first time we spoke. He showed up very early to my destination wedding to ensure he didn’t miss a thing and his equipment seemed the very state of the art.

We had a great experience with Mike and would recommend and use him again!”

− Suzanne & Joe C.

SUPER EASY to work with.

“Mike and his team were super detailed and organized on my wedding day.
He gave me so many great tips during our first meeting. They made me feel relaxed at my wedding. A few months after the wedding, Mike delivered 800 edited photos although 300 photos were originally agreed on the contact.
Mike was super easy to work with.
He is responsive and organized. 
I would total refer him to anyone on their special day!” 

− Shirley & Tim C.

Wolfe Heights Event Center wedding, bride and groom walking in the vineyard, photo by LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY

We are VERY HAPPY with the RESULTS!

“Mike photographed our September 2017 wedding, and we are very happy with the results.
It was a stressful day, but Mike gently guided us and made it very fun and enjoyable.
The pictures turned out wonderful, and I would absolutely have him do any pictures in the future!”

− Samantha & Jared L.

One BEST DECISION I ever made for my wedding!

“When my husband and I got engaged, between graduating, finding a new job, and a new place to live, we only ended up with about 3 months to plan a wedding! I went online and emailed a few photographers, expecting to be told that they were booked, or waaaaay out of my budget. To my surprise, Mike Lukin wrote back and wanted to talk to discuss things. I called, and instantly, I realized I had found a gem. Mike truly cares about capturing two people as a couple. He has a gift for understanding the looks between husband and wife. He was prompt (he had traveled from Sacramento all the way to Burlingame), super friendly (all my friends/family loved him!), flexible with timing (our wedding ran behind schedule – what’s new?!) and is extremely talented (check out his website, you’ll see).

During my wedding, Mike was everywhere, even when I didn’t know where he was! He definitely understands how hectic weddings can get! It wasn’t until I got my photos did I realize he had taken photos of my dress, my heels, and my fiancé and I’s wedding bands! While I was busy, he took pictures of my bridesmaids in different areas of the venue, of all my family, the décor, food, guests, EVERYTHING!!! All his pictures are gorgeously staged in our venue and are breathtaking. It was such a relief to look back at all of the pictures Mike took because he took pictures of things I wouldn’t have even remembered to take pictures of, and I’m so grateful that I have those memories to look back on!

Pictures of my Dog:

But the thing I am MOST grateful for Mike for are the pictures Mike took of my Dog. I had always envisioned my Dog to take part in my wedding. She is my very best friend in the whole world, so when my venue told me they didn’t allow dogs, I was heartbroken. I got married, and it was a fantastic day, but I was sad she wasn’t in any of the pictures.

A few months after I got married, Mike reached out to me. He said he knew how much my Dog means to me, and offered to take wedding pictures of me in my wedding dress, my Husband in his suit, and my Dog in her bridal collar! Mike was SOOOOO wonderful with my Dog, and took the most BEAUTIFUL pictures of us!!! Mike is such a caring and generous person!! I will forever be grateful for what he did.

What started out as a last-minute internet find, turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made for my wedding. I honestly don’t know how I got so lucky to find Mike. He’s so good at getting back to you, he’s super professional, a very friendly guy, and his pictures are STUNNING!! I’m happily married now, and can’t wait to call him up again to capture all the other big milestones coming up in our lives!”

− Shan & Tony S.


“I can’t say enough amazing things about Michael Lukin! Michael is an extremely talented photographer. He was super responsive from the get-go, is so talented, friendly, super organized and was very flexible.

He is extremely professional and has a beautiful artistic eye. He truly cares about capturing every special moment and providing memories that will last a lifetime. He did such a great job, was totally open for opinions on what kind of photos I wanted to take.

He took our wedding photos on what felt like the hottest day of the season and worked his butt off without a single complaint. We ended up with dozens of great photos to choose from!
So grateful to have him with us on our big day!”

− Jaimee & Sean S.

Very PASSIONATE ABOUT HIS PHOTOGRAPHY and took so many shots.

“Mike was a great photographer.
He was very flexible and accommodating.
Mike is very passionate about his photography and took so many shots.
His rates are also great.
Mike went above and beyond to make sure that my wedding was captured perfectly.” 

− Mary & Anselmo S.

BOOK HIM, his rates are AMAZING and his work is truly art! 

“Mike was my photographer for my wedding day. He is truly amazing and knows exactly what he is doing.
He is professional and I recommend to listen to him while taking pictures you will love every single shot you’ll get back. He captures, the most special moments and he makes sure to give you perfect work!
Book him, his rates are amazing and his work is truly art! Thank you, Mike!”

− Diana & Michael G.

GREAT Photographer for a GREAT price!

“Great Photographer for a great price! We got married in January and had Mike Lukin take our photos and they turned out amazing!
He is very professional and does a phenomenal job! We are very pleased with his work and are recommending him to all our family and friends!
Give him a try, you won’t regret it.”

− Nelly & Slava S.

TWO THUMBS UP to your fun and creative work, Mike!

“We absolutely love all the photos, Mike has a serious talent with his profession and we were so excited to see them all and relive what was the best day of our lives. Your creative and professional work has now become our everlasting memories of our very special day. My husband and I had a lot of fun working with you. You made it so easy and relaxing for us on our wedding day. And we got a lot of compliments from our friends and families how beautiful all of our photos turned out!
Two thumbs up to your fun and creative work, Mike!”

− Rainn & Kharl R.

 Would DEFINITELY recommend!

Lukin Photography did our wedding photos and they were amazing!
Quick turnaround time, good communication, and quality photos!
Would definitely recommend!!

− Marta & James F.

Wedding couple-madison-wisconsin-LUKIN-PHOTOGRAPHY
Galena Creek wedding, Reno NV, by LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY

HE CARES, and that equates to MAGIC!

“All the reviews are so accurate!
He cares, and that equates to magic!
He wouldn’t even stop to eat, so we’ve forced a plate on him.
Morning till night, he was there for everything!
Highly recommend Mike!”

− Amy & Bryon B.

His photography style is SO UNIQUE yet we felt very comfortable being photographed.

“Mike photographed us for our Engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. Mike was easy to contact and very organized. His password protected online gallery makes it so easy to for you and your guests to access the photos. We are beyond happy with his work and talent! His photography style is so unique yet we felt very comfortable being photographed. His photos tell a story and really captured the moment and our emotions. He also does amazing editing that really makes the photos stunning.


Our engagement photos were taken in Old Sacramento. We walked around the area finding beautiful backdrops in the most ordinary and hidden places. My husband and I have quite the height difference and Mike knew all the poses, angles, and tricks to make our pictures look balanced and beautiful. We used those photos for our save the date and invitations.


Our wedding photos are also so gorgeous, we are so in love with them! Mike photographed our entire wedding, from the morning getting ready, first look, ceremony, reception, to the last dance. He was a champ working long hours and didn’t miss a moment! He took wonderful candid shots really capturing our most special moments throughout the day as well as group photos and photos at each table (we had 29 tables!) making sure we had pictures with every guest! He also took artistic and detailed shots of our rings, accessories, table settings, ceremony décor, and cake which we are so happy to have.
We highly recommend Mike for all the special moments in your life.”

− Dinielle & Dima L.

Rocklin Event Center wedding 2018 - by Lukin Photography

VERY SATISFIED with our pictures!

“I almost wish we could remarry to see how amazing the photos would come out!
Very satisfied with our pictures!
They are blown up on canvas around our house.”

− Natalia & Brandon R.

 You CAN’T GO WRONG with having Mike shoot your wedding.


− Therese & Joel D.

Beautiful wedding couple at Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa, Livermore, CA, by Wedding Photography Sacramento - Lukin Photography - 2018
Oakland-zoo-wedding, by LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY


“Mike did the photos for our wedding at the Oakland Zoo.
They were great!
He listened to our needs, made sure all guests were photographed and was creative with his shots.
We highly recommend!!!!”

− Carol & Ben V.


“First, Mike takes amazing photos and we were so in awe to receive the many amazing images he captured of our day. I literally could not stop looking at the photos when Mike first sent them because there were SO many amazing images and moments he captured. He also managed to get photos of absolutely everyone in attendance on our special day!
My friends were amazed that Mike got some of the photographs he did at our wedding ceremony because they could not recall him even being there! He was like a wedding photographer ninja — which helped get a ton of candid photos that are some of my favorites.
Mike was friendly and flexible. Could my Dad drive him to the hotel across the way for the toast they were planning — yes, no problem. Could he wait for a moment because we were having a snafu with my dress — yes, no problem.

Lastly, Mike is a talented and thorough photographer for the price he offers. He came from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe to photograph our wedding at the Edgewood, without extra cost.
He also sent us a USB of all our images — several more than I even expected!

We highly recommend Lukin Photography!”

− Raechel & Tyler K. 

Bride and groom, Edgewood wedding at South Lake Tahoe, by Lukin Photography
Wedding couple at Elk Grove park, by Lukin Photography

We could not be HAPPIER!

“He knows what he’s doing and does it superbly.
He did an amazing job.
The pictures came out awesome! 
We got the pictures fairly quickly.
We could not be happier!”

− Justine & Matthew S.

 Captured the essence of our day just BEAUTIFULLY.

“I absolutely love my wedding photographs taken by Mike Lukin on July 17, 2017.
We had a family emergency on the morning of the wedding and Mike was totally flexible and put my mind at ease.
He captured the essence of our day just beautifully and I will cherish these pictures for years to come.
Thank you, Mike!

− Stephanie & Abe H. 

Wedding pictures turned out to be FANTASTIC!

“Our wedding pictures turned out to be Fantastic!
Michael has great photography skills & exceptional customer service.
On top of that, we got our pictures quickly!
Thank you, Michael, for this awesome work!”

− Angie & Paul O.

His work is SUPERB!

“His work is superb!
He is creative and very accommodating to our needs.
I had a hard time looking for a photographer for our wedding but he makes it easier for us.
I highly recommend his work.
Thank you!

−Giuliana & Brian C. 

Old Sacramento Historical District wedding, bride and groom at the train station, by Lukin-Photography
Granite Bay Golf Club Wedding couple, by LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY

Will do his VERY BEST to give you the wedding photos of your dreams!

“I am so happy that we hired Mike to be our wedding photographer.
He was very accommodating of our requests and worked incredibly hard throughout the entire day to capture every detail and moment. We just got our photos and there are so many good ones its nearly impossible to choose a favorite.
It is clear that Mike loves what he does and he will do his very best to give you the wedding photos of your dreams!”

− Kathryn & Dryw M.

“Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but incredibly complicated to make it really work.”
Martin Parr