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I don't even know how to begin to describe how truly amazing Studio 41 is. Looking at the portfolio is enough to let you know that they do AMAZING pictures, but meeting Steve will seal the deal for wanting them to do your wedding. He is incredibly professional, calming, funny, innovative, and organized. When we did our engagement pictures in October we knew that our wedding pictures were going to be unbelievable. We picked a location specifically for the scenery to spruce up our pictures, but it definitely turned out we didn't need to worry about that. When we got there, Steve positioned us in a parking lot in front of a couple trees but what he really uses is the lighting and it truly came out in our pictures. You would think that with nothing but a couple of unimpressive trees in the background that our pictures might be lacking but the sun was coming in perfectly so that it lit up everything. They were gorgeous and we could not have been happier with our engagement pictures.
For the wedding, Steve was incredibly organized and made sure to be early to get a lot of detail shots and put everyone at ease. He was never pushy or intrusive; he just planned everything out in his head and positioned us perfectly without a fuss. He also makes a lot of jokes so that if he wants you to smile or laugh it looks so natural. He did both beautiful posed shots and natural shots that, combined, made for the most incredible wedding pictures. It is such a relief to know that with all the stresses of wedding planning, Steve takes care of everything photography related and you never have to worry about that. We had our wedding pictures on a high-resolution disc in hand less than 3 weeks after the wedding. I cannot stop looking at my pictures because Studio 41 did such a good job. It comes across in our pictures how happy we are and how wonderful the day was because Steve made sure to capture every moment.
In looking back at our wedding, my husband and I will both say without hesitation that hiring Studio 41 was the best decision we made in planning for our day. If I had one complaint it would be that there are too many gorgeous pictures to choose from to put on our walls!! I cannot stress enough how talented he is. Every bride who is planning a wedding should meet with Steve and immediately book him for your wedding. Now that we know him, we will never work with another photographer again. We look forward to him taking pictures of us and our family as long as he is in business. Thank you so much Studio 41!! :)
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I can truly see that this was heartfelt. I was honored to be part of your special day. You and Ben are a great couple, and I am very happy to be your photographer for future events to come. I loo...
Where do I begin...the reviews are absolutely true!! Book Studio 41 for your wedding right now!!!
For me, photography was on the top 3 list of most important things for my wedding and I was very selective about which service to choose from since there are quite a few options out there. Originally I read the reviews for Studio 41 and all of them were so positive I just had to check them out!! I went on the website and immediately fell in love with their style because it was just so unique and I called Studio 41 right afterwards to lock in my wedding date. The first time I spoke with Steve, I just knew we would get along, and I just knew Studio 41 was the perfect fit.
Best decision ever - The team was absolutely a delight to work with. From start to finish, I had zero issues. Everything went smoothly. We had so many people at our wedding giving positive comments and reviews about the photographers and how FUN they were! (I think they had a good time themselves at our wedding, which helps!) On top of that, they were flexible, creative, encouraging, organized and all of them had a great eye. They relaxed me on my wedding day because I was just having so much fun. Furthermore, Steve is very responsive - whenever I have a question, he's very easy to get a hold of and responds promptly.
When we received our pictures (extremely fast by the way), they were absolutely stunning - all of them. I can't get over how beautiful they are, I'm just so happy with everything and I can't thank Studio 41 enough! We had a very eclectic wedding with a lot of things going on, but they somehow captured everything!! I can look at the pictures and literally replay the wedding step by step but through an artistic lens. I'm just so overjoyed.
If you're looking for photography, I can tell you - you won't go wrong choosing Studio 41. If photography is important to you, I highly recommend trusting Studio 41 - you're in good hands and will be very pleased with the output from this highly experienced team. Its very apparent that Studio 41 really loves what they're doing and they focus on the details and capturing all of your special memories. You can't go wrong with them, I promise.
Thank you so much Studio 41!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't think there will ever be enough kind words to describe how absolutely amazing Studio 41 Photography is. Steve and his guys are hands down, the best I have ever seen! Not only are they passionate and professional, they are amazing, caring and FUN people! From our first meeting with Steve, we knew that we were not going to look any further for a photographer, and we have NEVER regretted that decision! Our engagement pictures turned out better than we had ever imagined (and we got them SO quickly!), and it made us that much more excited for our wedding. The guys fit right in with our wedding party, family, and friends - getting everyone to have fun and getting some GREAT pictures in the process. Every.Single.Person. I talked to had amazing things to say about our photographers - and they hadn't even seen the pictures yet! That shows you what a positive impact they had on our day :) Our wedding pictures came back SO QUICKLY and I can't stop looking at them! We have received nothing but compliments on the quality of photos and the quality of the PEOPLE with Studio 41.
Brides, PLEASE do yourself a favor and meet with Steve, and then HIRE HIM!! I promise you, you will not regret working with him! He is amazing to watch work - he has that "eye" and you can just see the wheels turning, figuring out how to get the best shot, EVERY TIME. He has many different packages that will absolutely fit your budget and what you are looking for. Pictures are your lasting memories of your day and with Studio 41 Photography you will have breathtaking memories to last you always!!
Krissy, these words are going to be hard to follow. All we can say is, thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your special day. We were honored to be there and seeing your day unfold the way it did. It was truly special. And I can't wa...
Studio 41 - There are just no words to describe the creativity, impeccable service, timeliness, professionalism and fun that we experienced with them. They were not just our vendor, they became our friends. We absolutely fell in love with Steve and his team. From a fun engagement shoot (in the cold and rain) to an emotional wedding day full of fun, laughs and love - they added joy to our day. We live in Chicago but had our wedding in Michigan. When we need a photographer, we will be coming back home or paying for them to come to us! We will NEVER use another photographer other than Studio 41. They had an eye to bring our artistic vision to life. We will forever be able to relive our wedding day for years to come with the priceless memories that they captured. Steve has gone above and beyond to ensure that we are happy! You can't go wrong with choosing Studio 41!
Hi Tanika, all I can say is wow. Thank you so very much for be review you have left about us here. We are honored to have been a part of your big day and even more honored to be your friends. You and Maurice are an amazing couple and we are glad to s...
Where do I begin?? We recently received the photos from our wedding day and we are blown away. Originally, we had wanted to book a videographer in addition to a photographer. Steve captured every moment of our big day through the photos - it is all we wanted and so much more. The quality of the images is phenomenal, the price is hard to beat, and his personality truly added to our big day!
We love that we have all the photos on a disc to view any time and print photos as we wish. Steve made the entire process extremely easy and stress-free. I highly recommend stopping your search for a photographer here - you won't be disappointed!
Hi Lindsay, thank you so much for this great review. It really means a lot to us. You and Kevin are awesome. Sam and I had a great time and thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of your big day. We look forward to delivering the final pr...
I used this photographer for my engagement photos and my wedding photos. I have not received my wedding photos, only saw a few on a slideshow at my reception. I can imagine they will be wonderful. My engagement pictures came out amazing! Steve is very nice to work with and he takes pictures that are so different than other ones I've seen! I also used them for my videographer! I cannot wait to see the video and my wedding pictures. I would definitely recommend them!
Hi Noelle, thank you very much for the wonderful review. We really appreciate your kind words and your photos are looking amazing. We can't wait to work on the final product.
Where do I even begin! Studio 41 has done both of my sisters wedding photos and they were amazing, so once I got engaged I knew exactly who I wanted to shoot my wedding. We had both studio 41 photography and videography! We are so thrilled with everything, Steve and his team are so fun to work with and so professional! I felt so comfortable, which in the end the photos captured just that. Thank you to steve and the rest of the guys for making our wedding perfect. My family is so thankful for all your hard work, your truly the best!!!
Hi Melanie, thank you so much for the kind words. We had a great time from the getting ready photos to the last photos that we did at San Marino. You and Tony are a unique couple and very genuine. We are very happy and honored to have been a part of ...
Working with Studio 41 was an amazing experience. Steve is so professional and easy going. He was with me all day and really helped me to feel at ease. He went above and beyond!! One of the groomsmen were supposed to drop my dress off at the house where we taking pictures and he was running late. Steve went and picked up my dress for me! I couldn't believe it. Sam worked with the groom and groomsmen. I was so surprised when we all got together for the group photos for the bridal party. Sam and the guys were like old friends, even though they just met a few hours earlier. It felt like we were working with close friends; this made us feel comfortable and it was fun! Less than a month after the wedding we received 3 discs with over 2,000 pictures! They were amazing. We got to relive the entire day! Steve and Sam captured so many beautiful moments. I could see the emotion on my mom's face as I danced with my father. I could see how nervous my husband was before the ceremony and how happy and relieved he was when the ceremony was over. It was like reading a story or watching a video! I loved the artistic elements in the photos of my husband and me! There are so many beautiful photos, it will be hard to pick our favorites for our book and prints! Thank you, Steve and Sam, for the memories! You are amazing.
Hi Kate, I wanted to thank you for the great review. This means a lot and we really appreciate it. I can't wait to deliver the album and prints :)
The first time I had the pleasure of viewing the work of Studio 41 Photography was viewing the wedding photos of a girl I knew. After admiring every photo and every detail, I knew this was the photographer I would have at my wedding. I did not even consider or look into any other company because I knew I would not have to. From the initial phone call with Steve, the experience we had with him and his team was unbelievable. I consider myself to be quite a critic at times, but I cannot say enough great things about this company. Steve and his team are professional, FUN, easy-going, and creative. Just when we thought our engagement photos were "perfect" then came our wedding photos. They are absolutely breath-taking and literally every single moment was captured. Our family and friends continue to rave about how much fun they had and how comfortable Steve and his team made them! This is something that really stood out to my husband and I. It was a perfect day for he and I, but to hear our family and friends rave about them, that was really something! The creativity, quality, and uniqueness of every photo is something that sets this company apart from the rest. Our photos have become artwork in our new home. I write this review with the highest recommendation and would refer Studio 41 Photography to anyone! We will be calling Steve when the next chapter of our life is written! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!
Hi Kira, thanks so much for the kind words. You and Greg are a wonderful couple that had a beautiful ceremony and a fabulious reception at Andiamo. We very much appreciate the review. Can't wait to design your album.
Steve Gabriel and his team are THE BEST. They are so easy to work with and make taking pictures fun and not a task. We had two photographers and a videographer shoot our day and the pictures are literally amazing! It had rained after our outdoor ceremony and the photographers were standing under umbrellas and crouching on the ground to get specific views/angles with the raindrops for unique pictures! These guys are AMAZING!!!!!
Hi Audra. Thank you so much for the kind words, Waddie, Alvyn, and Joe had a fantastic time at the wedding. The photos and video will look amazing!!!
Studio 41 has the most talented photographers. Meeting Steve he is very professional and knowledgeable. Steve was very accommodating and willing to work with us as we were planning a wedding in the Detroit area but my husband and I were living on the west side of Michigan. Steve recommended our engagement photos be taken in the spring/summer but with our wedding being so close we knew we needed to get save the dates out before then. We went down to his studio one day and took a handful of photos to choose from for our save the date. You couldn't even tell it was the middle of winter and it was freezing out. We then had them come over to the west side to take our engagement photos in our town and on the beach. Steve was wonderful and the pictures turned out amazing.
For the wedding we had three other photographers from Studio 41 as Steve was booked for another wedding that day, but that is nothing to worry about as the other gentleman were also amazing. They covered all the little details of our wedding and everything from getting ready to dancing with friends. Even though it was a little rainy the day of our wedding they found ways to make our photos turn out amazing.
We had our wedding pictures on a high resolution disk just a few weeks after the wedding. Almost a year later I still look through all the pictures as I am amazed at how well they turn out and I always find a new photo that I like.
Studio 41 has great customer service as Steve is very prompt at getting any questions answered. The have also been very accommodating again as most of my communications have been through email and phone since living further away. Steve also designed the most beautiful coffee table album of our favorite wedding photos. It is great quality, you will not regret getting one. Same for the prints that are in some of the packages, the quality is amazing.
I would recommend Studio 41 for anyone getting married or looking for a photographer. I hope to be able to use them again for future photos.
Hi Stephanie, I want to start by thanking you for this amazing review about our company. Still to this day, the guys rave about your wedding :) We very much appreciate these kind words and we very much look forward to working with you in the future.
My husband and I knew that Studio 41 Photography HAD to be our 'wedding photographer' from the very first moment we met Steve. We were an 'out of town' couple but that was NEVER a problem; he always made time to meet with us (when we were in town) and he is excellent at communicating (both via phone and email). Steve and his brother Sam have outstanding personalities and are extremely fun to work with; they also have a very calming presence and definitely ‘roll with the punches’.
In addition to Studio 41’s OUTSTANDING customer service their photographs are far superior to any that I have ever seen. Steve is extremely creative and captures the most breath-taking photos; every time I look at a photograph that Studio 41 took of us (be it engagement or wedding) I am brought to tears because it so accurately captured the moment and the beauty of our surroundings.
I also have to say that our family and friends are as equally obsessed with Studio 41 Photography as we are; we still have people telling us how much fun Steve and Sam were and how incredibly talented they are.
My number one advice to bride’s and groom’s is to trust your vendors (because it will eliminate a significant amount of stress). I can honestly say, from the very bottom of my heart, that I completely trusted Studio 41 Photography and everything they did for us was beyond perfect.
First of all, I wanted to truly thank you for the kind words and a great review. It was a pleasure to work with you and Brian. Your wedding was so awesome and the locations are breathtaking. Fantastic job planning it. We look forward to ...
My husband and I were absolutely thrilled with Steve! From the moment we met with him, we knew that we were going to hire him as our photographer and we knew we would have a ton of fun! My husband was not very excited for our engagement session, but after an hour with Steve taking our photos, he ended up having a blast! He was just as fun on our wedding day! Everybody loved him and it is obvious how passionate he is about his career. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a photographer!
My title says it all. Steve was amazing to work with. He was fun and energetic, made photographing very easy on us, and he was very funny as well. He wen't above and beyond all of our expectations and we developed more of a friendship than a business relationship. His partner Waddie was awesome as well. Between the both of them, they took by far the best wedding pictures we could have ever asked for. I wish we could share some of our photo's in this review, just to show you!
We also felt that Studio 41 was very reasonable in price. He was flexible too which was very nice.
- Gave us all of the photo's in high-res without having to purchase
- Excellent quality
- Great value
- Fun and easy to work with
Cons: (Doesn't change my 5-start review!)
- We wished we had more close-up shots, there were a lot of far-away shots to capture the entire scenery but we lacked some of the closer ones. We did have some, just not as many as expected.
- We had a lot of great pictures with all of our stand-ups, but didn't have as many as we would've liked of just us 2, the Bride & Groom.
- Adam H.
Hi Adam, Thank you so much for the review my friend. Your wedding was amazing and the 30x40 canvas on my wall proves it :) I look forward to working on the album and creating something beautiful for you both.
I just want to say that Studio41 takes such great pictures. Steve definitely has amazing talent. Studio41 is a very professional company and if you're looking for someone to make sure you have every moment captured I highly recommend Studio41! I couldn't thank Steve from Studio41 enough he was so accommodating.
Hi Amber, thank you so much for the review. You and Hussein were so nice to work with. A very cute couple indeed. I cannot wait until the wedding. We will exceed your expectations. Thank you so much once again!!! :)
Steve is absolutely wonderful!! From our very first meeting, to our engagement shoot, our wedding day that he helped to make amazing, and having a book with beautiful pictures that we can look at for years to come- Steve far exceeded our expectations. Top notch in every way and his communication is impeccable.
When we first met with Steve, he was very professional but also had a sense of humor and we knew quickly that he had the right vibe for us. His pictures looked amazing and he actually was referred to us by a former co-worker that raved about his work as well. He saw beauty in things that we'd overlook and created one of the most beautiful wedding shots we've ever seen... and we're in it!!
We recommend Studio 41 with no hesitation. Again, absolutely wonderful!
Hi Shonna, thank you so much for the kind words. We had a great time photographing you on your big day. You were probably the calmest bride I might have worked with in the past, and for Noah, he was as cool as they come. You both had a calming presen...
My husband and I planned a wedding in four months from Philadelphia/New York to get married in Michigan. We did not have much time and had to make some quick decisions. Steve was amazing through this whole process. He assured us everything would be wonderful even though we had not even met him. He was right. From the unlimited time, to having two photographers, to the quality of the photos, I really cannot rate him any higher. Everyone from friends to distant associates have complemented me on how amazing my wedding photos turned out. Steve listened to everything I wanted, and made sure we got every single shot. I truly will cherish these memories for the rest of my life.
When we started looking for a photographer, I wanted someone who was going to give us a combination of artsy shots and also the candid moments that we always dreamed of. We told him to do what he does best, and the product was more than we had ever hoped for. Both photographers worked great together, and gave us two sets of different shots that captured the moment perfectly. I gave him specific times that he could steal us away, since we really wanted to be present with our guests. He stayed true to this, and you can tell works amazing under limited time. Even though this company might not have as many reviews as his competitors, Steve is truly talented and just overall a nice guy to work with! I would recommend him to anyone.
Thank you very much for the nice review Theresa. You and Dan were an awesome couple to work with. Congrats on your marriage and we wish you the best of luck. Looking forward to seeing your final product come to life. :)
Steve and his crew did an amazing job!!! I am a very picky....I MEAN very picky person when it comes to pictures and Steve went above and beyond to make me feel wonderful. The pictures ended turned out 100 times better than I could have ever imagined. If you tell him what you want..HE CAN DO IT!! Be specific and he can make all of your dreams come true. I was very specific of the look I wanted and now EVERYONE is in love with the photos! I am so glad that I picked him because this is the one day you cannot get back so USE Studio 41, Tell them what you want and you will not be disappointed.
Hi Erica, you were a fantastic bride to work with. You told me to call you "tank" for a reason. Thank you for working so well with us on your wedding day. You and Derek are a fantastic couple and I am very excited to work on your album as well. Thank...
Finding the right wedding photographer was most important to me in my vendor search. I knew right away I did not want my wedding photos to look like they were from a regular digital camera. I wanted my photos to look like they came out of a magazine, and they do! I looked throughout the entire Metro Detroit area for months until I found Studio 41. My fiance and I met with Steve for the first time and immediately knew he was going to be apart of our wedding day. Steve is personable, respectful and professional. We were very comfortable with him during our engagement shoot as well as his team on the wedding day.
The camera crew went above and beyond to meet my requests. They were humorous when the time was right and let their creative visions shine. I even told them the day of the wedding to tell me if something didn't look right or if I was making something as silly as a "double chin". The guys smirked and held up their agreement. This was our little joke throughout the day. When need be, they made sure my veil and dress were properly positioned as well as my hair. Attention to these little details here and there made for beautiful wedding photos. Studio 41 takes a few thousand photos and uploads them to CDs for proofing. Due to the large selection of photos to choose from, it is nearly impossible to not find shots you absolutely adore. Having more than one camera throughout the day is also a plus. If you are unsure of a certain photo, you can probably find a similar one taken from a better angle or perspective.
I am a person who finds imperfections in almost everything, but after looking through my wedding prints and album, I do not have one complaint! The coffee album is flawless, timeless and high quality. I can look back on my wedding photos years from now and still appreciate them.
Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, this means a lot and I wish you and Rick the best of luck. You guys are funny, genuine, and down to earth. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
We met with many different photographers/videographers, but we came back to Studio 41 and we are so happy that we did! From our initial meeting with Steve, to meeting the photographers for the first time, Studio 41 kept impressing us with their ideas, their expertise, their genuine good nature and on the day of the wedding, their EFFICIENT skill. The photographers each knew where to be and when. They communicated with one another and made us and our wedding party feel comfortable. When the photographers were in my home taking pictures, they captured precious moments without us evening knowing it! They were smooth and swift, yet very involved. Most importantly, they kept me laughing when I was at my most nervous state. I love those guys and miss them! I would recommend Studio 41 for all your professional photography needs. You will fall in love with their work! I am one HAPPY bride! I love showing my photos off to family and friends. Thank you Studio 41!
Vivek and Venee Natarajan
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. You deserve the best and we look forward to working with you in the near future. Congrats once again!!!
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We have taken stunning images and produced quality videos using top of the line digital equipment since 1995. Our portfolio speaks for itself. Based on our effective process, hard work, and unmatched customer service, we are proud to ensure absolute satisfaction to all of our clients.
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