San Antonio TX Wedding & Portrait Photographer Michael Cheddar
"Every day I am inspired by life; The beauty and drama of a fleeting moment is something that I as a photographer feel compelled to document and expose."
Hey there! My name is Michael, I have professionally photographed weddings, events, and portraits for seven years. On weekdays I teach several middle school photography classes. My love for photography began when I received a cheap camera and copy of photoshop about a decade ago. I am 100% self-taught; every trick and technique that I've used throughout my work, is something that I have figured out for myself. It has been a long process of discovery, refinement, and rediscovery, but I learned at a young age that I will always improve when I put the time and care into my work.
It's hard to define something that I believe is constantly evolving. I would say that my signature "style" is an exploration of the balance between emphasized light and natural atmosphere. My work itself is greatly influenced by both modern cinematography and contemporary photojournalism. Every day I am inspired by life; The beauty and drama of a fleeting moment or expression is something that I as a photographer feel compelled to document and expose. I've found that if I can compose my images in a way that reflects reality, but illuminates life, then that moment becomes timeless.