Our Awards, Press, and Designations
- Ranked #2 Wedding Photographer Worldwide – OneEyeland World’s Best Competition 2018
- Best of Nations Award – World Photographic Organization 2019
- Named Best of The Knot 2016-2019
- Couple’s Choice Award Recipient 2014-2019 – Weddingwire
- 1st Place Gold Medalist – Wedding Category – World Photographic Cup 2019
- Named to Team USA in 2017 & 2019 in the World Photographic Olympics
- 2018 Diamond Photographer of the Year (PPA)
- 40+ Awards at WPPI’s International Print Competition
- 2014 1st Place WPPI Wedding Photojournalism Second Half Competition
- 45+ Merits in Shutterfest CREATE International Competition with 10 Images in top 3 (4 1st Place)
- 8 Merits in PPA’s IPC, with 5 images accepted to the coveted “Loan” Collection
- Over 50 Articles Published in Shutter, the largest photography industry publication worldwide featured in Barnes and Noble
How We Got Started
Studio 23 was created by International Award-Winning Los Angeles Wedding Photographer, writer, and speaker Michael Anthony. After pioneering a unique cinematic photography style, Michael’s goal was to make a luxury photography experience available to everyone. We developed a team of talented storytellers to help preserve the memories of our clients for generations to come.
In the beginning, we created a style of photography that puts your story first, and allows for us to capture your environment, your love, your emotion, and the people you cherish on the most important day of your life. This isn’t marketing fluff, we know how important of a decision you have to make when choosing your photographer, and we don’t take any of our clients for granted. We have over 100 5-Star reviews on independent websites because we have a client-first mentality.
Our goals for our clients are simple. First, provide an absolutely incredible client experience from start to finish. Second, provide our brides and grooms with creative photography that matches the vision our couples have of their wedding day. Our style and message is consistent in every wedding we photograph.
Originally beginning as Michael Anthony Photography, our business grew to be something more than an individual artist, but a team of over 20 of the best wedding photographers in the world. Studio 23 was named after the address of our first studio, which was located at 23123 Lyons Ave in Santa Clarita, California. Since 2014, we have documented over 1200 amazing couple’s weddings all throughout the world.
Every couple has a love story, we want to tell yours…….
Studio 23 Owners Michael Anthony and Jennifer Loizzi
Meet our Team Behind The Scenes
Studio 23 was created to give you a luxury experience from the ground up. In wedding photography there are a lot of moving parts. Here are our key team members who help keep things running behind the scenes.
Michael Anthony Loizzi
Co-Founder / Creative Director
Michael is an international award-winning photographer, writer, and industry speaker. Michael was ranked the #2 wedding photographer in the world in 2018 by One Eyeland and has earned over 75 awards in international image competitions. Michael’s work has been featured in over 20 publications and has photographed weddings in 9 different countries. Michael regularly speaks at national conferences to audiences over 1,000 people at a time. Michael one of the founders, and the creative director at Studio 23.
Jennifer Marilyn Loizzi
Co Founder / Business Manager
Jennifer is Michael’s wife and co-founder of Studio 23. An award-winning photographer, Jennifer has managed her own highly successful boudoir photography studio, Marilyn Lou Boudoir for the last 4 years. Jennifer and Michael were married in 2012, and founded Studio 23 Photography before attending nursing school. After graduating, Jennifer found a love for photography and left the nursing industry to shoot full time. Jennifer is the production and HR manager for the studio.
Brand Manager / Client Coordinator
Courtney is our brand manager and in charge of our client coordinators. Her job is to ensure that our clients are all well taken care of, and is the liason between a client, their wedding planner, and their photographer. Courtney graduated from CSUN with a degree in art. Since 2015, Courtney has coordinated over 400 weddings and is familiar with the various needs that a couple may have on their wedding day.
Production for a studio that does over 200 weddings a year is no easy task. Hunter makes sure that our clients are well taken care of, and that all of the steps in production from start to finish are completed. From album design, to shoot coordination, Hunter’s ensures that logistics are taken care of for our photography team.
Our Photography Styles
Every Team 23 Artist is trained to be proficient in 3 different styles of photography. The one thing that differentiates our studio from all others, is that we guarantee our clients variety, and our team is able to work in all different scenarios. We don’t just shoot weddings in one of these, every wedding will get all three. Read below for more details……….
This is the Signature Studio 23 style. Our owner Michael Anthony created this style that blends bursts of color with fashion inspired lighting to unify you with your environment. This style of photography is the most difficult of all of our styles of shooting but our team is trained to create at least one image like this from each part of the wedding day. These images are best used for wall art in your home.
Do you love emotion in wedding photographs? We do to. Capturing emotion is our favorite part of the day. The trick to capturing good moments is to shoot through them as they are happening. As much as we love watching these moments unfold, we would much rather be working to document them. Photojournalism is the most important skillset that a wedding photographer has
The buzzword for this style today in our industry is “natural light photographer,” however it’s crucial to make sure that the studio that shoots your wedding can create this look, even when the light is low. This style is clean, light and airy. Every wedding will have many images shot in the traditional style because it’s timeless, classic, and will never go out of style.
Our Team of Talented Artists
Our team of talented photographers and editors have been handpicked by Michael Anthony and developed in our Wedding Creatives Academy. Before being considered for our training program our wedding photographers must possess an advanced skillset in lighting, posing, and most importantly……storytelling. Less than 1% of the photographers that apply become certified by our team, and our training program is designed to guarantee a consistent style and quality.
Our editors ensure that every image is handcrafted to perfection for our clients. With a shooting and editing team both in sync, we are able to create images for our clients that go beyond photographs, and enter the realm of customized artwork. The products that we provide our clients with ensure that your memories will be cherished for generations to come.
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Get in Touch
26007 Huntington Lane #10, Valencia CA 91355
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 7pm
Studio visits are by appointment only
Schedule An Appointment or Consultation
You can book an appointment with our client coordinator to get detailed information and a quote regarding coverage for your wedding day. Please note that we do require at least a video consultation in order to provide you with a full quote.