Photography For Cool Kids

Las Vegas - Southern California - Chicago


We are Mike L. Photography, also known as Mike and Courtney. We are primarily Las Vegas Wedding Photographers, however travel frequently for weddings, and therefore are considered Destination Wedding Photographers as well. We welcome Cool Kids looking to tie the knot. What makes someone a Cool Kid you may ask? Cool Kids are couples in love. Couples that want to have fun and make their wedding day a day to remember. Whether it is just the two of you eloping, or a wedding extravaganza, if you like to have a good time, laugh, and enjoy good company, then we just might be the right photographers for you. Take a look around and hold on tight, because Mike L. Photography would love to rock your wedding world.

About Us

Who is Mike L. Photography?

Writing about us is always the hardest part of putting together our website. The last thing we want to do is come off as insincere, fake, or way more hipster than we are. Therefore, here is our story in a nutshell. Mike and Courtney met in 2005. Folks love this story because we were young and MySpace is really what brought us together. True story. We were engaged in December of 2007, married in March of 2009, and shot our first wedding in April of that same year. We were so wet behind the ears, but we knew it was what we wanted to do and thus, built a business. We learned a great deal over the last 6 and a half years in business and in marriage. We had our first child, a son, named Caleb in December of 2013. His birth was a perfect example of how life events happen and we will still come through for you. Courtney went into labor a month early and coincidentally on the date of our only wedding in December. Mike thought fast and we had a buddy, and awesome photographer drive in from Southern California overnight to shoot with him. The next day, our son was born. Life happens, but it all worked out, and now we are training our new assistant. (Please ignore illegal child labor. He gets paid in Teddy Grahams.) As for the minor details, we are both in college, raising our son, and running a business. We enjoy staying busy. Mike has a saltwater fish tank that he cares for in his free time, and Courtney watches way too much DVR’d television. We both dislike sushi, but enjoy a good margarita. Caleb likes Mickey Mouse and hanging out with his BFF, our dog, Guinness.


Mike Lichtenwalner

Mike Lichtenwalner
Photographer - Lighting Ninja

    Courtney Lichtenwalner

    Courtney Lichtenwalner
    Photographer - Email Guru

      Caleb

      Caleb
      Chief Adorable Officer

        103400

        images delivered

        17304

        miles travelled

        2326

        days in business

        104

        happy couples

         

        Portfolio

        Weddings & Engagements

        Some of our personal favorite photos of couples from Weddings and Engagements that we have had the opportunity to work with over the years.


        Featured On

        A sampling of the wedding blogs we have been lucky enough to be featured on!

        Blog

        Our blog is the chance to share our couple’s special day with them, as well as the world. Every couple has their own style, flair, and unique spin on how a wedding day should be, and you’re guaranteed to find a wide variety throughout this blog. Make sure to take a thorough look, and know that it is your wedding day, our couples do it their way, and you should too.



        artists adventure at the natural history museum

        Stacey & Eric’s Creative Natural History Museum Wedding

        June 1, 2015No Comments

        Stacey and Eric both work for Disney. These two are super talented and just AMAZING! They were

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        Vanna & Adam’s Sneaky Las Vegas Strip Engagement Session

        June 1, 2015No Comments

        We tell all of our couples just how difficult it is to work on the Las Vegas Strip these days.

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        Cassandra & Logan’s Grim Reaper Officiated Halloween Wedding

        June 1, 2015No Comments

        Cassandra and Logan's wedding day was on Halloween. Yep. HALLOWEEN! And not only did they choose

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        Cassandra & Logan’s Fun and Messy Engagement Session

        June 1, 2015No Comments

        When talking to Cassandra about her engagement session, we knew we wanted to do something fun to get

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        Kate & Jeremy’s Las Vegas Magical Mansion Reception

        May 24, 2015No Comments

        Kate and Jeremy came to Vegas from Australia to tie the knot. They chose their reception location as

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        Mary & Mike’s Los Angeles Retro Sci-Fi Reception at Union Station

        May 24, 2015No Comments

        ...and here is the much anticipated day 2 of Mary and Mike's amazing wedding weekend. Every once in

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        Pricing

        WANTED: COOL KIDS GETTING MARRIED THROUGH THE END OF 2016!

        Mike and Courtney LOVE to travel! We are available for Las Vegas, Northern & Southern California, Chicago and Destination weddings!


        • Southern California

          $ 3000
          Starting at
          • 10 Hours of Wedding Coverage
          • Optional Engagement Session or Trash the Dress Session
          • Online Gallery for 6 Months
          • High Resolution Digital Download
          • Optional Custom Wedding Albums
          • Photography by Mike & Courtney L.
          • Travel Fees Included
        • LAS VEGAS

          $1800
          Starting at
          • From 4 Hours up to All Day Coverage
          • Optional Engagement Session or Trash the Dress Session
          • Online Gallery for 6 Months
          • High Resolution Digital Download
          • Optional Custom Wedding Albums
          • Photography by Mike & Courtney L.
        • DESTINATION

          $ 3500
          Starting at
          • 10 Hours of Wedding Coverage
          • Optional Engagement Session or Trash the Dress Session
          • Online Gallery for 6 Months
          • High Resolution Digital Download
          • Optional Custom Wedding Albums
          • Photography by Mike & Courtney L.
          • Travel Fees Included

        Contact Us

        Give us a shout!

        Enough about us, we want to know about you! We are currently located in Las Vegas, Nevada, but we frequent Chicago, as well as Northern and Southern California, and will travel all over the world for your amazing wedding. Make sure to fill out the form below in its entirety, including the referral so we know if you qualify for a special discount, and we will get back to you within 24 hours. If you aren’t the form filling type, you can email us directly at info@mikelphotos.com or give us a call at (702) 353-2804. We look forward to hearing from you!

        • Be sure to let us know how incredibly awesome your event will be!