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My husband and I could not be happier in our choice of photographer. Michael was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he asked questions to get to know us better as a couple, and now that we've gotten a chance to look through all of the photographs - it's clear why: he managed to capture photos of everything we wanted without us even having to tell him.
On the day of the wedding, he was my therapist, a skilled photographer, and just a fun person to be around all rolled into one. Michael turned out to be one of the few people that knew exactly what to say to calm me down and help us all refocus on the reason why were all there - my husband and I were getting married! He got the whole bridal party relaxed, smiling and laughing - and it shows in the photos. We all look naturally happy - who would have thought?! :)
After the wedding, Michael was a pleasure to deal with - always super responsive. Even though he was crazy busy with other weddings, he still managed to get us a few select photos right after the wedding for us to use for our thank you cards - a huge help in tackling those sooner rather than later! He's also made himself available to chat about albums and other printing options - as I am admittedly clueless!
Overall, we feel so blessed to have a vendor that was just absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process - from booking to album completion. I will without a doubt recommend Michael to everyone I know - they would be lucky to snag him!
Thank you so, so much for such a beautiful review! We had such an amazing time with you and your family, your friends, and all of the dear ones there celebrating your wedding day with you. :-D
I honestly can not say enough good things about Michael Chadwick photography. After my engagement the most important thing to me was finding an amazing photographer so I did A LOT of research but when I came across Michael chadwick I knew he was the vendor I wanted to use. From day one he was extremely professional and invited us into his home to look at photos, talk about the wedding and get a feel for our personalities. I loved that he breaks the payments up so you don't have to pay all at once and the final payment is even two weeks after the wedding so you have time to relax and enjoy the honeymoon without worrying about it. He truly goes out of his way to make your wedding stress free in so many different aspects. Prior to the wedding he asks for a list of familiy members and names he should know as well as any photos you really wanted to capture. I was blown away on the wedding day at the fact that he really did learn people's names and know who to get pictures with- he was even joking around and calling people by our silly nicknames. Michael and his assistant Sheldon showed up early and I have to say they didn't feel like photographers they fit right in and felt like family. Sheldon even made it a point to go tell my then fiancé how beautiful my dress was and how great I looked which my husband said meant so much to him and made him that much more anxious to see me. Throughout the day they kept us laughing, kept reminding me to breath, captured every shot we wanted and every shot I didn't know I wanted but ended up loving, and made the night that much more memorable. I can not say enough about not only how professional they were but how personable they made the experience. Not to mention the photos are absolutely breath taking!!! From getting ready, to the ceremony, reception, dances, everything is stunning and I can not be more overjoyed with them!! For any bride choosing a photographer, there is a reason Michael chadwick has been top rated for so long- he is absolutely phenomanal at what he does and I feel lucky that he was available to capture my special day!
Hillary, thank you so very much! We love that we get to spend wedding days year-round with fun and wonderful couples like you and Nick. It's truly a blessing, and it makes us so happy to know that we can help make your wedding day the best experien...
There are so many great things to say about Michael and his photography services! If you read this sentence and nothing else: book Michael for your wedding/event right. now.
Pre-wedding: Michael works hard to establish a relationship with his clients right away. Especially helpful was the pre-event questionnaire that he asks you to fill out. The questions asked range from topics like the tone of your wedding, the VIPs of the ceremony, and if there are any specific shots that you'd absolutely like to have.
Day-of: Michael has a wonderful way of making photography feel natural, which is an extra special quality for those of us who are first-timers in front of the camera. He also makes an extraordinary effort to blend in to the wedding like an old friend- several of our guests were delighted that he called them by name and remembered who was who. His friendliness and ability to make our friends and love ones laugh made for stunning 'true-to-life' photos. We preferred candid shots, but we did take a couple of more staged photos which Michael expertly framed and captured.
Post-wedding: Michael provides clients with both online and physical archival storage of photos, and a custom photo book (we honestly couldn't believe all that was included in the package!!!). We received our photos one month after our event and they are absolutely jaw-dropping. He uses photoshop sparingly, accentuating the life and colors of the photos while letting the subject matter speak for itself. Since our album was posted online about a week ago I have looked at our photos multiple times every day- they are that perfect!
My husband and I cannot recommend Michael Chadwick enough to others. He truly knows how to capture an event and becomes more of a friend than a vendor. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the photos of our special day!
Absolutely fabulous and fairly priced! I've only seen a couple of my pictures, but I am 100% sure I made the right choice! Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with, charming, extremely creative and very talented. so many of my guests came up to me during my wedding just to tell me how wonderful the photographers were. In my opinion, Go with Chadwick Creative Arts, you won't be sorry!
Michael Chadwick, and our second photographer Sheldon, were an amazing team on the day of our wedding, and were extremely pleasant to work with. Michael is very attentive to the needs of his clients, and you can easily see that. He is enthusiastic about what he does and shows that he enjoys capturing and creating images that fit each couple's personal style, rather than just taking generic, boring photos. I wanted natural photos that also weren't an exact replica of other couple's wedding photos, and he did a fantastic job providing me with photos I really love. The best part about my wedding was the reception and Michael captured all of the fun and funny moments that really showed that everyone had a great time at my wedding. He blended in really well with the crowd, despite his tall stature! He helped keep me calm and relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable, which made the photo shoots a breeze. The candid shots were the best and I can't get enough of them! I think it's extremely important to hire a photographer with plenty of experience because your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and you need to someone who knows exactly how to satisfy the bride and groom's wishes, and create photos that fit their own unique style. That is something Michael Chadwick knows how to do well. We got everything we wanted in our package, and more, and we are so happy to have had them at our wedding!
My husband and I are beyond happy with Michael Chadwick. He captured every moment of our wedding day and we will forever be able to look back at the amazing photographers he took. Not only is he an unbelievable photographer, he is also is a great person. Every bride is nervous on their wedding day and he did an awesome job at helping me relax and had so much fun with our wedding party. I can not thank Michael enough for all that he did for us on our wedding day and truly making it a memorable and stress free day.
Michael is the most amazing photographer! From the first day you meet Michael you understand how much photography is a passion and art to him. He shows that through his work. He captures the true essence of the day without your knowledge. Once the wedding was over and we got back from our honeymoon he was already starting to post pictures. Within a few weeks the online photo gallery was complete! The day of the wedding is such a whirlwind you barely remember any details, but Michael captures it all!! I am highly recommending Michael to all my friends and family for upcoming wedding and events! You will not be disappointed!!
Michael was great from the first time I contacted him on the phone to the last step of the process. Before we met with him we had talked to two different photographers that had not convinced us and Michel made is so easy for us to make a decision. He knew exactly what to do, so easy to talk to and very fun to be around. He has a great personality our family and friends loved him and had nothing but great things to say about him. He took wonderful pictures and put together a perfect highlight video of our wedding. We couldn't be happier. Michael and his videographer Sheldon were a pleasure to work with and are very highly recommended.
We used to Michael Chadwick for our wedding photography in September 2013 Michael Chadwick and his associate Sheldon were excellent and produced high-quality wedding photos that we will have forever.
We fell in love with his unique style and technique with the ability to capture all the fine details of our beautiful wedding.
Since we had an Indian wedding there were many colors and details that Michael and his associate were able to to capture perfectly without missing a beat.
Michael has a lovely personality making it very easy to plan your wedding from beginning to end. He is fun and easy-going and willing to work with you to have all of your wedding dreams come true. His tall stature and affability make him a readily available to capture every moment of the wedding festivities. He also communicates well is always available and delivers photographs in a timely manner.
Best of all, when our wedding went over time, Michael and Sheldon stayed two extra hours free of charge and continue to capture the beautiful moments of our wedding reception. This is absolutely amazing and the fact that he did that demonstrates that he is a wonderful wedding photographer with the goal of making your wedding the most special day possible.
Oh and I should mention that he has very reasonable prices for the excellent packages that he offers.
Thanks Michael and Sheldon!!
Thank you so much! We had an amazing time celebrating your wedding day with you and your family, and were happy to stay when asked to do so. We were having a great time! :-)
When starting to plan my wedding, there were some things I knew with little or no effort and some things that were completely overwhelming. Finding a photographer was one of those tasks that I had no idea where to begin. Being the referral kind of person I am, I asked a co-worker who is also engaged if she had found a photographer yet. She referred Michael.
I'm a referral person. If someone suggests a place to go or person to contact, I'm there. So I contacted Michael and from that moment I was confident I had the right guy. He responded to my request immediately and we set up a meeting. When my now hubby and I met him he left us speechless. He was so reasonable and had such a great personality, we knew we couldn't go wrong choosing him.
Michael is such a personable guy and really knows the ins and outs of what he's doing in preparing for the big day and the actual day. He was always accessible when I had questions and did a fabulous job of working with our crazy families. He made sure he captured all the moments I wanted and more. He also made a special effort to know all the "key players" names and relationship.
Now that I have my pictures, I'm in complete awe. I've looked at them over and over again and can't believe how he captured the best moments of my day. I'm so glad Michael was there for my day!
My only regret- I did not have engagement pictures taken. I strongly recommend having Michael take engagement pictures- they're great pictures to have without the formal attire of the wedding day and it gives you an opportunity to get to know Michael.and for him to know you.
Michael was wonderful. Of all the vendors we hired for the wedding, he was by far and away the most prompt and clear when communicating to us. He was great about talking to us about our expectations for the pictures, and what pictures we wanted. Plus the photos looked great, and we could see them online in under a month. I'd recommend him to any of my friends and family who need a wedding photographer.
Thank you so much! I am so happy to have been a part of your wedding celebration. Thank you so much for choosing me to join you and capture your beautiful wedding day!
When we met Michael prior to the wedding he was very professional and easy going. Having Michael as our photographer completed our wedding day. During the ceremony and photo period we hade fun while taking pictures at multiple locations. Michael was very knowledgeable about great locations and little hidden secrets that make the end results amazing. People often ask about our photographer and our beautiful pictures.
Was a very pleasant and stress free component of my wedding. Very pleased with engagement and wedding shots, as was my family
Thank you so much! I had a fantastic time sharing your wedding day with you and your family. Congratulations on a beautifully decorated (since you did all of that!) and beautiful wedding day celebration!
My wedding day was exciting enough just because it was my wedding day, but Mike made the entire day so amazing! He was organized and efficient as well as friendly, and had us all smiling genuine smiles for wonderful photos which we will cherish for years to come! I can't recommend Mike enough!
On behalf of my new husband and myself, I wanted to tell you how thrilled and truly touched we are with the beautiful photos that you took on our wedding day. Not only were you able to capture the expressions on our faces and those around us, we are amazed at the way in which you were able to capture the very essence and emotion of the day as well. By looking through your camera lens and using your wonderful artistic eye, your photographs really paint a picture of our special moments that we will be able to enjoy for years and years to come. I wish you much continued success as you continue to capture and illuminate the special moments of other’s lives as you have done for us. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talent with us on our wedding day. Whenever we look upon the beautiful moments preserved in your photographs, we will be able to recall and relish in the joy of that very special day. Thank you again!
Wow, we can hardly express our delight in the wedding photos you took. All of your photos from our special day captured the joy and happiness we were feeling, and we remember those emotions when we look at your pictures. You did a fantastic job and we would gladly refer you to anyone who is looking for more than just the standard poses. We’ll always cherish these amazing photo memories from our wedding day.
From the first time we met Michael, we knew that we had something special. I can't tell you what it was, but there was something there. He had an eye for things, he saw beauty in everyday things. Not only was he able to see the beauty but he was able to capture in a photo. I don't know how he does it, but he can share your happiest memories and let you see them in a way that no one else can.
We had no intention of picking our wedding photographer immediately. We thought we would meet a hundred people, argue about it and just settle with someone. Within 20 minutes of meeting Michael we know that we hit the jackpot.
He was funny, understanding and willing to work with us.
Put simply, his photos are beautiful, his prices are extremely reasonable, a great person to work with, and most importantly a person that is more than just a photographer at a wedding. He is your friend. Congratulations on your wedding, and make sure you give Michael Chadwick a call.
Thank you so very much! When people ask me why I love my job so much it's because I get to meet and know such beautiful, wonderful people like you and the Mrs.! In the rare moments when being a wedding photographer can be challenging, it's people l...
My fiancé and I are not big on public displays of affection, so the thought of walking around in public, for a couple of hours, kissing and hugging for the camera, made us uncomfortable. Michael's demeanor and sense of humor set us at ease instantly. We had a fun, and hot, morning at a beautiful park, and our pictures turned out amazingly! I can't stop showing everyone our website with our beautiful pictures! ALSO, he got our pictures to us the same day…amazing!
I feel that there are not many grooms out there that would join the Knot to write a review, but in this case I felt that it was important to provide a review of our photographer Michael Chadwick. We started the process of looking for vendors around a year before our wedding date and my now wife spent countless hours on The Knot reading reviews of all the best photographers. From countless research, I had her narrow her list down to three photographers that we could go meet and 1) see their photo portfolio, 2) how organized they appear and whether they show up to the meeting on time and 3) determine whether we would actually want the person to be a guest of our wedding. #3 in my mind was very important, because the photographer you pick will be there from the early morning, until the last guest leaves, so it is crucial that they are easy going and fit in with your guests. #2 is also important, especially for the groom, because you want someone that is organized and on time, so your soon to be wife can sleep the week leading up to the wedding.
I can say that Michael was on time for our meeting and from the moment we met him, we knew that he would be the perfect fit for our wedding. Plus the portfolio of photos and how open he was to my wife's vision was exactly what we were looking for.
Fast forward to the engagement shoot, Michael had many great ideas and was very flexible in the amount of time he spent with us. The pictures were great and we received numerous compliments from family and friends about the quality of the photographs and the different angles, shadows, lighting, etc. that he used.
Now for the wedding, Michael and his second shooter did a tremendous job. They covered all the photos my wife wanted, which was a very long list. We actually went through all the photos she wanted with him a couple nights before the wedding so that they were on the same page and this was extremely helpful. All the photos were done to the highest professional standard and were turned around for our review quickly. Michael also did an excellent job assisting us with our photo album.
Overall, I would recommend Michael to anyone that is wanting the highest of quality of wedding photographs at an affordable price, someone that is easy to speak with and is always quick to respond to phone calls or emails, and is someone that you would like to be with you during your big day.
I couldn't have been happier with the job Michael did for our wedding. From beginning to end, he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He took hundreds of fantastic shots, most of them capturing those wonderful spontaneous moments that only a truly gifted photographer can capture. In fact, he gave us so many great photographs, we had a hard time narrowing down which ones to include in our album. Plus, he delivered our photos far more quickly than we expected. Very highly recommended.
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Artistry, Customer Service, and Loving Our Couples
I enjoy capturing forever the joy and love present in your wedding. I balance the fun with the formal, the traditional with the spontaneous, to tell the complete story of your wedding day. I also pride myself on customer service. Don't just take my word for it - read the reviews from my couples!
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