Forward Exposure | Forward Exposure Reviews

I'll admit, I'm (usually) too modest for my own good..  So when it came time to toot my own horn, I didn't have to - my clients did it for me!  All joking aside, I love what I do and don't consider my job done until I hear some feedback from clients.  My goal is making sure that your completed images meet if not exceed your expectations.
Here's what past clients are saying..

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Jessica - Wedding



Mike Banno was a wonderful photographer. I would highly recommend him. He was easy to work with, took amazing pictures, and most importantly, was a good person. Mike communicated extremely promptly over email. He met with us before the wedding to discuss details. He worked with our unique concerns. Mike touched up the photographs to make a scar on my face unnoticeable. Mike took lovely pictures of my parents dancing at the reception, which I have desired for a long time. We were married in a Catholic church and Mike was extremely respectful of the sanctity of the Sacrament. He has experience photographing Extraordinary Form wedding Masses. Mike also gave us rights to all of the photographs. He gave us a flash drive containing all of the photographs and a Use License. Many photographers do not do this at a reasonable price. I am thankful that I found Mike Banno. I recommend his company, Forward Exposure, without any reservations.

Cindy - Senior Portraits

Great Pictures. Mike was very professional and we are very pleased with our portraits. Thank you Mike

Meryl - Head shots

Forward Exposure did a wonderful job with my professional portrait session. Michael captured my vision well, and he applied his own creativity and attention to detail in order to get some amazing shots.

Dr. Belmonte DC - Head shots & video

Michael Banno is absolutely awesome! He cares about your experience, is easy to work with, & delivers amazing quality! I would recommend him to anyone who wants professional high quality photos or videos. He met with me multiple times to ensure I got exactly what I wanted!


Jacob - Commissioned artwork

Mike took my two ideas and executed them even better than I imagined. The photos came out perfect and the delivery was the fastest I've ever had. Great service, great product, and great price.

Cristen - Family photos

Great photographer! Very flexible with special needs children, and was able to get some fantastic shots we did not think were possible. Price and quality could not be any better.
Steve - Senior Portraits

Mike did my daughters senior pictures(Last one of five girls.) and she was very relaxed, which made it easy to bring out her beauty. She waited late in the season and we got really lucky having a bright sunny day. They turned out great. Will look to using Forward Exposure again for family photos.
Amber - Wedding

He is super cool and easy to get along with! Everyone loves him, he produces great quality photos, and the price is hard to beat! He did my best friends wedding and my own! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Marianne - Wedding

I was married on May 21st, 2016, and Mike did our wedding photo's. We had a beach wedding, he did a awesome job. He was so wonderful to work with and so easy going. Also his prices are very affordable, which is always a plus. Thank you Mike for everything! We look forward to using you again in other family photos down the road.
Amanda - Wedding

I was married on May 20th, 2017, and had an amazing time with Mr. Banno. The day was hectic, as it started to rain pretty hard in the middle of everything, but Mike made sure we got great pictures in before it did, and the photo booth was set up in a great spot. His personality really shined. He was so easy going and adaptable, and he made the best of a disorganized situation. (Everyone should have a rain plan!) The pictures turned out stunning and he got some candid shots that are worth a million dollars. I can't recommend him enough!!
Stephanie - Wedding

Mike is such an amazing photographer! The pictures turned out so well and he was such a pleasure to work with! We will be using him for all of our future photo needs!
Tina - Wedding

Mike is an amazing photographer. I've known him since high school and had always done great photos. He did amazing work with my engagement and wedding photos. Very dedicated to his work. He will even be right behind you while chasing after your husband with cake just to get that perfect photo. Thanks again Mike for the work you did on my photos.
Jessie - Pet Photos

Mike is wonderful! Super professional and helpful! Thanks for all of the great shots!
Ray - Head shots & Video

Great photo work! Michael is super easy to work with and super easy to schedule with. I hope to work with him more.
Marissa - Head shots

Mike does great work and is super laid-back and flexible. I love that the result is professional quality photos, but the session feels way less rigid. Turn-around time is also a huge plus. Every time I've worked with him, I've gotten a disc back with all the good photos - edited and everything - in a day or two. No messing around with ordering expensive prints through him, just a disc with the files so you can order whatever you want on your own. I would highly recommend Foreward Exposure!
Madison - Lifestyle portraits

Mike is the best! His photos are stunning; he truly knows how to capture the beauty and heart of everything he shoots. He has a true vision with his photography and that comes through in each and every shot. I would recommend him to everyone I know! :)
Kendra - Wedding

Mike Banno is an amazing photographer! He did a wonderful job capturing our big day, all by himself. He replied to my many emails fast and efficient up until the day of. His communication with me and my husband throughout the entire process was outstanding. Mike went above and beyond our expectations, and his editing skills are stellar! I would recommend him to everyone and anyone!♡ thanks again Mike for making our big day go that much smoother! (:
Jessica - Wedding

He was great to work with and did amazing pictures!
Angelo - Wedding

Mike did an amazing job photographing our wedding. Mike was very detailed in taking so many pictures of not only the wedding party, but also everyone at the wedding. Mike made sure that we were prepared for our wedding day and was very open to meeting us anytime we felt we needed to go over plans for the pictures that we wanted. In anticipation to see our wedding photo's Mike went above and beyond by giving us our first wedding photo in a beautiful white frame and a beautiful wooden box with Mr. & Mrs on the the top included was our thumb drive with a metal D for our last name attached. I will forever be grateful for Mike and all he did to make our day special. I will refer him to every friend and family member that I can. Thank you Mike you are amazing.
Michael - Wedding

Forward Exposure did an amazing job photographing my wedding. Their communication was fantastic throughout the whole process. They were on time and prepared. Mike and Jonah were extremely friendly, down to earth and professional guys! The whole bridal party and family loved them! They made me feel comfortable and were very organized. Their prices were very affordable! I researched a lot of different photographer prices to get a good price and good quality. Compared to many other companies they were way more affordable. Forward Exposure were so easy to work with! I would hire them again in a heart beat for any pictures I need to be taken! I can't thank you enough for all your hard work!!!
Lindsay - Wedding

Mike was the photographer for our 4th of July wedding this year and he was amazing! He made us feel very comfortable from the first meeting and especially on our big day. Our pictures turned out amazing and we feel very grateful and fortunate that we found him! He really takes the time to personalize your experience and make sure that you get exactly what you want. Thanks again Mike!!
Courtney - Wedding

Mike was so much fun to work with! He took a ton of photos and all were awesome! All of my friends and family are still commenting on how engaged and on top of things he was! Very impressed!
Christy - Family photos

We had pictures taken of our two young girls, ages 1 and 3. Our 1 year old cried through most of the session but you would never know from the pictures Mike took! You can tell he is passionate about photography. He was so patient with our daughters and took some amazing pictures! I would highly recommend him for any photo session. This was our first time working with Mike and would hire him again!
Kristin - Wedding, engagement, family

Mike did our engagement photos and we loved them! He is easy to work with and flexible with time, location and ideas. He is super helpful and has a quick turnaround time; he's also quickly answered every question and request we've had as we approach our wedding day (which we are also using Forward Exposure for).
Danyle - Family

Mike with Forward Exposure has been taking pictures of my boys for the last seven years. These are the photos that fill the walls in my home and memories I will forever cherish. When working with both boys he has been patient and kind making sure their true personalities are shown in each picture. Mike is the only professional photographer that we use and I cannot wait until our next session!
Phillip - Head shots

Mike did my head shot to update my LinkedIn. Very satisfied.
Erik - Head shots

Michael at Forward Exposure is a pro. I needed some head-shots done for a work-related thing and Michael managed a very quick turn time in addition working with my young son while we were doing the session.  I would use Forward Exposure again. I had a good time and Michael's pictures are exceptional.

Meghan - Head shots

I had my head shots done by Mike and they turned out amazing. He took me to a cool local coffee shop and managed to catch all my best angles, even if I insisted they didn't exist. Thanks to his wonderful pictures, I received a large increase in work and would highly suggest Forward Exposure for any photography needs you have.

Kelli - Wedding

Mike is a wonderful photographer and highly recommended. We were blessed with the opportunity to have him photograph our quaint wedding on the beach of Lake Michigan. He captured our memories beautifully! I look forward to using Forward Exposure in the future for our family photos!
Kathryn - Wedding

Mike did such a great job. Love the photos of our wedding !! Got them back super fast and couldn't be happier with the price and the quality! I will definitely come back for more photos by Mike!
Lyndsey - Family

Mike, our photographer was so much fun to work with. He was creative and had lots of ideas for us and our little one for a great photo. We had a great experience with him and made our little one feel extremely comfortable!
Jamie - Head shots

I had a great experience working with Michael. He is laid back and very creative. We just had a great time while shooting and came out with some amazing pictures that I used in my modeling portfolio. I would work with him again in a heartbeat!
Emily - Family

We had a family session with Mike over the summer and he was able to capture everybody (6 adults and 5 kids) and give us awesome photos that everybody was pleased with. I highly recommend him for photos!
Becky - Wedding

I loved how my engagement, wedding, and my family pictures (10 adults and 11 kids) turned out. The use of photo editing was tasteful and not overbearing. If you wanted something changed to the photo it would be done. I would highly recommend Mike to anyone.
Susan - Family

Mike is amazing, patient, engaging and imaginative! Working with our family group (6 adults and 5 kids under the age of 7), we can't believe the pictures he produced. Mike has the ability to work with such a diverse group to get the best from everyone. And his fun and funky pictures are so creative. We will treasure these memories for a lifetime and can unhesitatingly recommend Mike and Forward Exposure. Do yourself (and your family) a favor and contact him the next time you want photographs taken for ANY occasion. Bob and Sue White