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Martina Micko Photo

Solana Beach, California

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Martina Micko Photo

Solana Beach, California

(30)

Reviews (30)

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M
12 September 2019

I found Martina when I was looking for an elopement photographer in San Diego. I had never been to San Diego, so it was incredibly helpful to have her knowledge and help with picking a spot to get married in Balboa Park. I have never been a photogenic person, and so I worried that I wouldn't feel beautiful in my photos or that I wouldn't like them at all. From the getting ready photos to the last photo she took, I felt completely comfortable, happy and beautiful in front of the camera. She is really great at capturing all of the special moments that I otherwise wouldn't have gotten to see. There were a lot of spots I wanted to take photos in Balboa Park, and Martina made it happen! I absolutely love all of our photos! I love all of the candid moments, the style, seriously everything! I would definitely use Martina again, and recommend her for anyone and everyone looking for a great photographer. More...

M
12 September 2019

I found Martina when I was looking for an elopement photographer in San Diego. I had never been to San Diego, so it was incredibly helpful to have her knowledge and help with picking a spot to get married in Balboa Park.

I have never been a photogenic person, and so I worried that I wouldn’t feel beautiful in my photos or that I wouldn’t like them at all. From the getting ready photos to the last photo she took, I felt completely comfortable, happy and beautiful in front of the camera. She is really great at capturing all of the special moments that I otherwise wouldn’t have gotten to see.

There were a lot of spots I wanted to take photos in Balboa Park, and Martina made it happen!

I absolutely love all of our photos! I love all of the candid moments, the style, seriously everything! I would definitely use Martina again, and recommend her for anyone and everyone looking for a great photographer.
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R
4 February 2019

I ran into Martina's work through Instagram/Google. When I saw her work, I immediately knew I wanted her to take photos of my (now) fiance and I to hang around the house and post on our wedding website.

Martina was a total sweetheart and was so bubbly! We felt so comfortable playing around and enjoying the scenery while she captured the moments. We also got the photos back within 24 hours and I thought it was amazing how fast that was :)

We're inlove with Martina's work and we're particularly swooning over our photos from her. I wish I lived in San Diego/ CA and have her take photos regularly! ;)
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J
19 August 2017

Martina is the best!!!!! We have been coming to her every time we want to capture a special moment in our lives. Martina is so professional, detail oriented and amazingly patient. Martina has photo shoot our engagement, wedding and now the joy of our lives our first baby and she gets more amazing at capturing candid moments every single time. We are so grateful to have found her and will continue our journey through her lense' and look forward to her photography. More...

N
8 August 2017

Martina is an amazing photographer. Very professional and down to earth. A natural I must say! I highly recommend her for any photo shoots you plan to have. We look forward to working with her again. Thanks again! More...

M
6 June 2017

We found Martina while looking at photos of other weddings at our selected venue, The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden. I'm so glad we did!What immediately stood out was her candid style, which is perfect for my husband and I. I'm a photography enthusiast, and have always worried about finding a wedding photographer that would capture "natural" shots. I'm not a fan of saccharine Pinterest wedding fluff like colorful smoke bombs, "Mr. and Mrs." props, etc. Martina is a purist like us!She arrived at the venue hours before the wedding so we could take posed shots of just the groom and myself in various areas. It was sweltering that day, over 90 degrees, but Martina kept her cool and was very patient with us. She kept her patience even while shuffling 20+ family members for group photos - never an easy task with a big family!She did a wonderful job capturing details beyond typical wedding documentation too. Some shots that come to mind: me talking to a resident venue peacock that had wandered into frame, my husband and I admiring a grasshopper right before walking down the aisle (hey, it's a good luck symbol!), plus photos of all the custom event details like flowers, paper products, and place settings. She excels at documentary-style photography, and is really gifted at picking up on what the bride and groom are passionate about. Once the wedding reception was underway, I lost track of Martina entirely save for the occasional flash bulb. I've been to weddings where the photographer is in the background of every guest photo, lurking and intruding on guests. Martina was the total opposite - she captured all the important shots but never once blocked anyone's view! I truly don't know how she did it. I can say with assurance that she did the work of 2 people all by herself. I loved her work before she was hired, and our photos came out even better than expected. I highly recommend Martina for your important life event. More...

M
6 June 2017

We found Martina while looking at photos of other weddings at our selected venue, The Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Garden. I'm so glad we did!

What immediately stood out was her candid style, which is perfect for my husband and I. I'm a photography enthusiast, and have always worried about finding a wedding photographer that would capture "natural" shots. I'm not a fan of saccharine Pinterest wedding fluff like colorful smoke bombs, "Mr. and Mrs." props, etc. Martina is a purist like us!

She arrived at the venue hours before the wedding so we could take posed shots of just the groom and myself in various areas. It was sweltering that day, over 90 degrees, but Martina kept her cool and was very patient with us. She kept her patience even while shuffling 20+ family members for group photos - never an easy task with a big family!

She did a wonderful job capturing details beyond typical wedding documentation too. She excels at documentary-style photography, and is really gifted at picking up on what the bride and groom are passionate about.

Once the wedding reception was underway, I lost track of Martina entirely save for the occasional flash bulb. I've been to weddings where the photographer is in the background of every guest photo, lurking and intruding on guests. Martina was the total opposite - she captured all the important shots but never once blocked anyone's view! I truly don't know how she did it. I can say with assurance that she did the work of 2 people all by herself.

Also, it can be hard to navigate the digital wedding photography thing (how do i get prints? An album?) but her process is very comprehensive.

I loved her work before she was hired, and our photos came out even better than expected. I highly recommend Martina for your next important life event!
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E
23 January 2017

Martina is so easy to work with!! She delivers photos of the utmost quality, all while remaining professional. I definitely recommend her for any event you need a photographer for, you won't be disappointed. Look forward to working with her again soon :) More...

E
28 July 2016

Martina was so amazing to work with through my engagement and wedding. Her photographs don't just capture a moment, they tell a story. I was looking for a "photo journalism" approach, and she did not disappoint. Her rates are super reasonable, and she created a specific payment plan which was extremely helpful with all of our wedding costs. Highly recommend!!! I can't stop looking at our gorgeous pictures!! More...

C
13 May 2016

finding a photographer online was a bit scary! but at our wedding she was super professional and very sweet! having just gotten our pictures back, i can say that we absolutely made the correct choice in choosing Martina as our photographer. i am in love with our pictures and would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for a photographer!! More...

J
20 April 2016

If I could give Martina more stars I would!!! She is amazing and was so good with my little one!!! She had a ton of patience with my soon to be one year old and crazy golden retriever! !!! The pictures came out amazing and she got them back to me sooo fast! I couldn't have asked for more!!! Besides being an awesome photography is an awesome friend as well!!! Thank you sooo much!!! Jenn, Kev and Zoë oh and Gibson!!!! More...

T
22 March 2016

Martina is amazing! She was very easy to work with and super sweet via email and even sweeter in person. Our wedding photos far surpassed our expectations. I gave a few words describing our style and she nailed it. Plus, she made us feel comfortable and helped us be more expressive. We love every single one of our photos! Martina is on the cusp of a wonderfully successful photography career and one day I know I will be able to boast that she took our wedding photos. My husband and I highly recommend Martina! More...

K
17 March 2016

Martina did our engagement photos and I am so glad she did. We are so happy with them and love them so much! Thank you Martina for capturing a special time in our lives, we would not have been able to get engagement pictures done if it wasn't for her! She had all our images edited and sent to us within a week in a link where we could download all the files. More...

K
17 March 2016

Loved our experience with Martina! She did a wonderful job with our engagement pictures and I am so thankful she captured a special part of our lives!

J
27 January 2016

Simply put, Martina is amazing! She was incredibly flexible and had such an easy going personality that it helped make me more comfortable. She made it fun for us and we recieved some of the most beautiful photos. I have been recommending her to every one who asks about our photos or is in need of someone who does beauitful photography because Martina is the lady to go to! Would I use her again? Absolutely!!! More...

L
8 January 2016

Martina took photos of my daughter several years ago and they are my favorite photos of her.  They captured her whimsical personality perfectly.  Definitely allow her to suggest attire and poses - it paid off enormously for us.  One of the photos is so great I'm currently painting an entire imaginative piece around the photo of my daughter. More...

T
8 January 2016

Martina is so talented and captures your day better than you could ever expect. We couldn't be more thrilled. She was also very professional and easy to work with. Thanks so much!

J
7 January 2016

Martina Martina... Martina!!!!!
Where can I start about how spectacular she is without leaving any details.. Our wedding was on a gorgeous sunday in september of 2015 My husband I were extremely excited to have had Maritna shoot our wedding as we put a lot of time and work towards our wedding day, from the aisle which my husband decorate all himself to the table numbers which we made together in addition to many more things that had a lot meaning to us. Martina captured everything in such beautiful way that I fall in love all over again when I looked at our photos!! In the midts of craziness she was able to captured candid moments, moments that won't be lost in time.

When I first spoke with Martina I made sure I did my homework and as a result I had a million and one questions, which she patienly answered. I looked at all her work and read all her reviews and found that she was exactly what I was looking for. She was so detail oriented, she captured moments so amazinlgy that I felt the exciment building up, so my fiance and I decided we would do engagement too, and we couldn't have made a better decision as a result of that our guest complemented us on how unique our invitations were as we decided to ditch the traditional $$$ and make them ourselves. Anyways I can't tell how many photos I have that makes it almost impossible to pick the ones for our album since they are all gorgeous.

Martina is so gifted in the way she captures things and how elegantly she photographs that I will not use anyone else in the future
lol but If you are shopping for your special day; take a moment to look at her work and you will see she is got a raw eye for beauty and those candid moments you will not notice until she catches them. Martina Micko thank you.. you are amazing
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N
4 November 2015

Martina photographed both my wedding day and Central Park gathering for our guests. Ours was more of an international wedding so there were going to be a lot of people from all over the world and we wanted to make sure we captured everything perfectly. I am a huge stickler for responsive vendors, and Martina was exceptional. I had over 1000 questions for her and she handled everything patiently and with as much information as possible. Her work is out of this world – it’s only a matter of time she’ll be discovered by the media. Her specialty is candid moments and there are so many pictures she took that I want to print out.

I also recommended her to a friend for her engagement photos and they came out beautifully!

I highly recommend her services.
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B
4 April 2014

Martina took the most beautiful photos that I will treasure for a lifetime. She was easy to work with and never pushy, which is something that was really important to me on my wedding day. The poses she suggested to us came out beautifully, like a wedding magazine advertisement! More...

A
9 February 2014

Martina covered my Indian wedding from Dec 26th-Dec29th 2013 in Dallas, TX. This wedding was definitely something that was out of her comfort zone and she handled it like the pro she is. Through the duration of the four days she covered, she was extremely flexible with the timings that the events started with, she asked all the right questions when it came to the ceremonies and what she needed to pay more attention to, and she wasn't afraid of warming up to our friends and family. Martina so kindly brought an assistant to help her capture every moment at no charge to us. She delivered the pictures less than a month after the wedding happened, which was extremely surprising to us because there has to be more than 2000 photos. Her work speaks for itself though. I couldn't be happier with the decision we made as Martina as our photographer. The pictures are just incredible. I definitely recommend her to any and everyone. More...

U
28 August 2013

Martina was fantastic to work with and she was super responsive before the date. Pictures turned out wonderfully!!

C
2 March 2013

We met Martina when she did engagement photos for us in NYC. We loved her and the photos so much that we asked her to do our wedding in Newport, RI and our reception on the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, NY. My family even surprised me and hired her for me bridal shower. She is great to work with and her photos are beautiful! She responds quickly to e-mails, phone calls and texts. For each event that she photographed for us we received the photos within 2 weeks, usually days after the event.

Martina is so nice, professional, and flexible. We were actually sad to say goodbye after our wedding because she was so wonderful to work with.
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J
11 February 2013

Martina took our engagement pictures this past weekend- she is absolutely awesome! In the weeks before our shoot, Martina was great at getting a sense for what type of look we wanted to go for. I had a very specific vision based on inspiration from a magazine spread and pictures I had included on my Pinterest- which she followed. I was so ecstatic when we received our pictures back (processed amazingly fast) and I discovered that she had captured our vision perfectly!Martina is really great at capturing photo journalistic shots- she caught the cutest small moments that could have easily been lost and she made us look model-esque. She also has a great eye for light and really captured some very flattering shots with interesting framing. Her style is super current and I felt like she modernized our photos rather than making them look like more traditional old-school style engagement pictures.Besides this, Martina was just a joy to work with. I connected with her via Craigslist- which is always a risk. I didn't know what to expect at first until I got a chance to talk with her via phone and email and felt way more comfortable. Throughout the entire process she was super dependable- even braving the day after the storm to still get to our photo shoot before my fiancee left town the following morning! She is open to suggestions and is just so easy to be around, it was hard to believe it was just our first time meeting her. This is super important when you're doing something as awkward as an engagement shoot!I'm really looking forward to having her shoot our wedding in April and can't wait to see what she comes up with! More...

U
10 January 2013

Micko Photo shot our engagement photos. I had specific looks picked out and she was so sweet and compliant. She captured exactly what I wanted and the pictures came back super quick! I would absolutely recommend Micko Photo! More...

A
1 January 2013

Martina is an amazingly talented young lady and a joy to be around. She is as involved as you would like her to be and gets the most amazing shots. Martina is extremely professional and truly cares about getting the results you want. She has a wonderful eye for special occasions and we couldn't be more please with our wedding photos! We LOVE Martina!!!

Doug & Anne-Michelle Barrett
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R
28 December 2012

We spent a fabulous sunny spring day with Martina wandering around New York City. She was completely open to all of our weird photo ideas and was totally game for starting in Bushwick and ending in Central Park. She was also very quick to get the finished shots to us, all of which we loved! More...

A
20 December 2012

Martina came over to Hoboken on a cold morning and took pictures of us for 2 hours! We absolutely loved them, her and the entire experience. When we put them on Facebook we had about 100 (no lie!) people complementing them. She made us look good :) More...

D
20 December 2012

30th Birthday Luau Party and Pig Roast with Hula Dancers. Martina Micko captured the spirit of the party and the unique nature of the venue with some truly amazing photos. I would recommend her without hesitation. More...

L
20 December 2012

Martina is a GREAT photographer! She makes everyone involved super relaxed and comfortable while being shot.
Very unique and creative, she finds the little details that are important.
Thanks!!!