Michael Bird Photographer

Receiving my ABIPP certificate

Michael's first job was as 'school darkroom technician' at the age of 14, and he has been a professional photographer since he finished college in 1991, specialising in wedding photography since 2001. Michael has been using digital imaging since 1995, 'when Adobe Photoshop 3' had only 1 level of undo. All Michael's qualifications have been gained in wedding photography. He is an Associate of the Master Photographers Association (AMPA) has Associate membership of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (ASWPP) and is a qualified associate photographer with the British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP) Associateship denotes a high standard of craftsmanship and individual creative ability. Candidates submit twenty pieces of work which are assessed by a panel of judges from the Professional Photographic Qualifying Board (PPQB).

Michael also has a Licentiateship, LBIPP, in advertising photography.

Customers reviewing their finished wedding album

​Dear Michael,
Just a note to say thank you again for being our wedding photographer. It was a pleasure having you there with us on the day, not just taking pictures but being kind and helpful, and making people smile. So thank you, especially for the advice and calming words! Our photos are wonderful, we will cherish them forever, All best wishes
Lindsay & Oliver - Ware Priory, Hertfordshire

In his own words...

Michael Bird Photographer
Photo: Peter Dyer Studios

'I like to vary my style during the wedding day as I want you to have the best wedding photographs that I can produce.
My own unique contemporary style uses techniques ranging from classic through to a traditional more formal approach with an added, candid or 'reportage' twist.
I like to capture the details and those special moments, creating images that will be a lasting reminder of your special day.'

The London Portrait Group

From 2015 to 2019 Michael was honored to be the
Chairman of the London Portrait Group of photographers
London portrait group
and is currently the Chairman of the Benevolent Society of Photographers