Your delight is as important as the quality of the images I capture.

"Bryan captured our wedding day so beautifully, from the early moments of preparation and anticipation, to the quiet sunset in the vineyard. Bryan is an amazing artist who composed perfect moments, and caught glimpses of pure emotion in a unique and beautiful way.

Bryan will not only be our photographer for life but also our friend. He has so kindly given us artwork that captures our emotions, memories and story so well.

Thank you for all you've done for us!"

- Shanna and Andrew. Aaron's Vineyards. Napa, California

Weddings

We could not be happier with our choice of Mikota Photography for our wedding.  Bryan is a professional, first class photographer, with a great personality, and he comes highly recommended for any event needing pictures.  Bryan has a great talent for capturing candid, creative pictures that tell a story. With minimal direction and ideas from us, he was able to beautifully capture every special moment including emotion of the wedding and the energy of our guests.  Bryan is detail-oriented and is very easy going. On a day (our wedding day) when tensions can run high, Bryan was always a breath of fresh air and was able to help calm us down and be in the moment.  When we shared our pictures with friends, more than one person responded to us that they plan to use Mikota Photography for their future weddings!  Bryan truly added to the success of our wedding. I believe we have found our photographer for life!

- Lexey and Brian. Napa Valley, California

“I have never seen a more beautiful album than the one Bryan put together for our wedding. It is AMAZING!”

- Kendra and Chad. Nunan Estates. Jacksonville, Oregon

“Bryan captured our special day in the most perfect way. I constantly look back through our album with tears in my eyes every time. The memory of our storybook wedding is exactly how I want to remember it for the rest of our lives. His photographs capture each and every precious moment of our wedding day and night in a way that allows us to relive every minute again and again.”

- Ashleigh and Kelly. Eagle Creek Estate. Eagle Point, Oregon.

“Bryan’s pictures of our wedding blew us away. After an extended review of his galleries on his website we knew he was talented, creative, inspired, and had amazing timing, but having the pleasure of being on the other side of his lens, and later reviewing his work, we were astounded. The day of the event he was funny, charming, relaxed and personable and made everyone feel so comfortable. As he caught spontaneous expressions, as well as instructed us in posed shots, his creative vision constructed and captured amazing moments. When we just received our digital negatives (almost 2000 of them!) we were amazed. They were beautifully presented in a personalized album and all the photos were organized into folders (pre-ceremony, first dance) making them so fun to peruse. Beyond that, the photos were stunning! We will treasure them forever. So much planning goes into a wedding day, and then it goes by in a flash. It is the work of the photographer that is lasting. For lasting memories of such an important day I can’t recommend anyone more highly than Bryan. From start to finish he exceeded our every expectation.

- Jenica and Lars. The Shores Hotel. La Jolla, California

“Bryan just creates a certain ambience – a calming effect. The quality of his work is not just in the photos he takes but also in the person he is. Bryan is top notch!”

- Tim and Arryn. Lodge At Sonoma. Sonoma, California

“Bryan went far beyond our expectations and we couldn’t be happier with the results.  His eye for picture compositions has left us with a fantastic, unique and beautiful memory of our wedding day.  We couldn’t have asked for more!  Thank-you!”

- Carly and Ira. Property on the Rogue River. Grants Pass, Oregon

“Bryan was a pleasure to work with and be a part of our special day. He has such fun energy and took amazing photos! He blended in with the crowd and let us enjoy our wedding, while capturing every moment. When we saw the pictures of the rings being placed on the fingers and intimate angles of my husband and I saying our vows, we were astonished because we didn’t see him taking them.”

- Ashleigh and Ian. Ashland Springs Hotel. Ashland, Oregon

“I never even noticed Bryan at the reception and yet he got so many amazing shots of us, my family and friends, and the scenery.”

- Tina and Jung. Carneros Inn. Napa, California

“Bryan has the natural ability to capture the essence of our special day. He is professional and personal. He makes all of us at ease and as if we have been friends for years. In fact, we call him our friend today after a year.”

- Nhi and Eric. Golden Gate Park. San Francisco, California

“Bryan is one of the best.”

- Brianna and Rob. The Woods of Southern Oregon

“Bryan captured our wedding in a very natural manner and brought out the natural beauty of the whole evening.”

- Briget and Ken. Cattlemen’s Lodge. Helena, Montana

Engagements

“Bryan did an absolutely amazing job on both my wedding and engagement photos. He is not only a very talented photographer but also a really nice guy.”

- Laurel and Emil. Carneros Inn. Napa, California

“Bryan thought outside the box and captured some really unique images.”

- Kaleigh and Mike. Eden Valley Orchards, Southern Oregon

Graduates

“I absolutely love my pictures. I never thought myself to be photogenic, but they turned out wonderfully! Thanks so much!”

- Rachel. Medford High School. Medford, Oregon

“Thank you again for taking my pics. I love them. The pics of our banquet spaces are amazing, too. Thank you again!!!”

- Karolina. Southern Oregon University. Ashland, Oregon

Families

“Mikota Photography knows how to capture the moment. Bryan’s professionalism shows in his amazing results and his charisma shines when he works with my family of six.  Spontaneous, fun, beautiful, lasting memories are created every time Bryan works with my family. My kids have a great time and I love the pictures that he brings to life in working with them. Bryan is a gifted photographer and I thank him for capturing memories in such a delightful, creative, beautiful manner.”

- Amber Layer. Ashland, Oregon

“Thank you so much for the photo shoot and the disk.  I always thought my children were beautiful, but to have them photgraphed as such is a joy!!! I know you love taking photos. From the other side of the camera, I also hope you know you have created documented proof of a mother’s love for her children and family. I can’t thank you enough for our photographs.  I will treasure them forever!!”

- Victoria, Ashland, Oregon