about us

Michael and Marni Farmer are award-winning photographers based in Long Beach, California, serving Los Angeles, Orange County, and destinations. After 10 years of working in the industry, Michael founded his own business in 2007. In addition to photography, they offer videography service, an open-air photo booth, and full service event planning and coordination.

Michael, Marni, and their Studio M team of photographers specialize in weddings, events, and portraits with a photojournalistic style. Michael Farmer Photography has been voted "Best of The Knot" by their wedding clients year after year, and was inducted into the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame.

Their wedding photos have been published on theknot.com, BuzzFeed Weddings, and gayweddings.com; on the wedding blogs Offbeat Bride, Carats & Cake, Something Turquoise, Borrowed & Blue, Equal & Forever, My Big Fat Indian Wedding, Outre Bride, Rustic Wedding Chic, and For Real; and in Bridal Guide and Gay Weddings and Marriage magazines. Bridal Guide featured one of their photos as one of the top 50 wedding photos for 2015, and they won Two Bright Lights' Editor's Choice Award for 2016 and 2017. To see our published weddings, click here.

Michael and Marni have photographed numerous celebrity events and conventions. Most notably they have worked with KISS, Rob Zombie, Dave Mustaine of Megadeath, Crosby & Nash, Mary Murphy from "So You Think You Can Dance," and Governor Jerry Brown. They have also worked as the on-set photographers for "Ludo Bites America" on the Sundance Channel, the backstage photographers for Dave Ramsey, video production for Dollar Shave Club, video production of ballet superstar Misty Copeland teaching a master class, the videographers for the California State University system. Their photos have been published in Esquire Magazine, American Theatre Magazine, Riviera Magazine, Performances Magazine, Haute Living Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, BLUECANVAS Magazine, and BroadwayWorld.com, among others. They work with a number of notable dance studios, including Joffrey Ballet West Los Angeles, San Pedro Ballet School, San Pedro City Ballet, Innovations Dance Studio, and Momentum Dance Center. The Michael Farmer Photography photo booth has been featured at events with Yelp.com, OC Weekly, Hurley, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, NCIS, and Jillian's at Universal City Walk.

Michael Farmer Photography believes that photography and videography (now offering drone services!) for special events and weddings should be cohesive. By doing both, their team works together flawlessly to make sure the look and memories of your special day are captured as one seamless, put-together package. Along with their state-of-the-art open-air photo booth, Michael Farmer Photography can be the ultimate multi-media provider for your special event. 

Michael and Marni like to make event planning easy for you. Why look for four different vendors when Michael Farmer Photography can provide it all? Book their team for photography and videography for your special event, and rent the open-air photo booth today. In addition, Michael Farmer Photography offers design services incorporating photos for save-the-date cards, invitations, and thank you cards. Marni is also the owner and operator of So Smitten Special Events, a wedding and event planning company.

The more services that you book Michael Farmer Photography for, the better the price!

Michael Farmer Photography travels throughout and beyond the Southern California area. Photography, videography, and event planning services are available for destination weddings and events.


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