29 featured reviews
Member Since: 1/1/2012
For all of you brides out there, I know searching for vendors is one of the hardest parts, especially for me, since I research EVERYTHING. I researched EVERY photographer listed on TheKnot.com that was in my area. Well brides, the good news is: You do not have to research any longer. I did all that work for you. Studio 41 is BY FAR the best photographer out there. The most important thing to me for my wedding was my photography. I wanted flawless memories of the day, and Studio 41 exceeded my expectations. The photos came back quick, beautiful, flawless. They had captured every moment of the day with the ideal mix of creativity and candids.
Now, to emphasize how amazing these photographers were, I have to mention: throughout my wedding I was constantly getting compliments of how awesome my photographers were. They are not only the best photographers out there, but they are truly the best PEOPLE in the service industry as a whole. Their personalities are the perfect split of professionalism and friendliness. Since my wedding, I have had other photographers compliment my photos, and ask who I went through because they were truly amazed by their ability. I have also had other brides tell me they were jealous of my photos and wished they had used my same photographer as their photographer.
As for price, they have packages suited for everyones needs. I choose a more expensive package, because, like I mentioned before, photography was the most important part of my wedding to me. However, they have packages in all price ranges.
So, there you have it. My honest, true opinion about Studio 41, coming from a bride that cared about nothing more than photography. Use Studio 41 for your photographer, and you will not regret it.
Member Since: 1/20/2013
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
Member Since: 4/7/2012
Studio 41 is the way to go! I seriously cannot say enough good things about Steve and his team! I have recommended them to multiple bride friends and the ones that went with Studio 41 have been just as pleased as I have been. Honestly, you can't go wrong with this company!
Member Since: 8/6/2012
If you are a bride, or know someone looking for a wedding photographer, I honestly wouldn't recommend anyone else for the job but Studio 41 Photography. My husband and I were married October 27th of this year and as the title reads, we could NOT be happier with our choice to use them for photography/videography. Steve and his team were amazing and attentive to all of our concerns and wants. Aside from our wedding photo/video, he also did our engagement session which we LOVED, he even waited out a storm with us under a pavilion to keep shooting afterward. He had a team at both our home and his parents home to cover the day of the wedding for both the grooms and brides sides, and continuously came up with creative ideas for different shots! Between the chaos of 10 bridesmaids and a hair & make up crew Steve & his guys had everything running smoothly the morning of and throughout the entire day. We even took some shots outside and he literally laid on the concrete in the 40 degree weather to get the best shot possible. At the ceremony & reception itself the entire crowd enjoyed him and his crew & we received compliments from everyone saying that it seemed they captured every moment. I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know getting married, we are SO happy that we went with Studio 41 & we cannot wait until our photos and video are done!
Ashley & Terrence Mansour
Member Since: 2/6/2010
There are not enough words to describe the professionals at Studio 41. They are truly one of a kind, and made our engagement/wedding photo booking experience so easy and exciting. It is so so important to hire the best photographers for your wedding, I'm sure we have all heard horror stories from other couples and it definitely gets stressful when searching for a great vendor. So our search had stopped right here.
Steve is one of the most genuine individuals i have ever met. His talent and professionalism is incredible. My husband and I had our engagement photos, wedding shower photos, and wedding photos and video taken by Studio 41. Beautiful moments were captured that really do not compare to anything i have ever seen. We will always seek them out for our special days/moments in the future. If you are searching for the perfect photographers, stop right here, i promise you will never be disappointed.
Thank you Steve and to everyone at Studio 41! We love you!
Member Since: 11/10/2013
As we were planning our wedding this past year one of the most important things to us was choosing the right photographer. We definitely got it right that is for sure. We could not be happier with the quality of work that Studio 41 puts out. STEVE is the best. He was so much and easy to work with his go with the flow do whatever YOU would like attitude sure makes your special day go smoothly. His photos are truly a work of art. You can tell he loves his job and pleasing his customers. I have and will continue to recommend Studio 41 to everyone I know!!!
Member Since: 7/18/2012
Studio 41 did an awesome job at my wedding a couple weeks ago! Words cannot describe how truly amazing they were. Steve planned out everything to a tee that it was so organized. My hysband and I have huge families and they made sure to be prompt and have no one forgotten. I can't wait to see the final products. The staff was so good, out families loved them and they really took the time to get to know everyone. I always had a photography and video guy with me at all times and they made sure everything was okay and running smoothly. I had told Steve prior about certain picture layouts with certain people that wanted and they remembered and made sure I got them. I would recommend anyone to use them, they are just awesome. I can't find one con to say about them at all!
Member Since: 6/6/2012
My husband and I had several meetings with different photographers scheduled in one day. Steve was the second photographer we met with and we cancelled the rest. He is such a great guy, very down to earth and got along great with the both of us. He shot our engagements pictures in November and gave us our proofs within two weeks and they were more than we expected! He got quite a few amazing candid shots showing our personalities as well as doing a great job directing us into poses. He unfortunately was already booked for our actual wedding day but assured me that his team would be just as great as he is. I took his word for it and I am so incredibly happy that I did! Nick and Sam did such an amazing job with our wedding day pictures! I talked to Steve within a month after our wedding and he had all of our pictures on a disc ready for us to pick up. He said they took a few more pictures than usual (2,500 for two photogs) and I had just over 3,800 pictures!!! It took me a while to sort through them to decide which ones to put into our album but I managed. Lol. I would absolutely recommend Studio 41 to any and all friends and family. Steve is still in contact with me, notifying me when things are ready and what he needs from me to complete everything. Thank you, Steve, for being such an awesome photographer!!
Member Since: 8/8/2012
Steve and his crew were great!! they were on time, easy to work with , and very professional. not only did we have fun with them, the photos turned out awesome! the turn around time for photos was fast! they gave us every photo on high res disc un marked. the photos and video are through the same company so there was no competion between the two. by the end of the day, Steve and his crew felt like family! Steve evan went the extra mile and drove us around in his car to get pics around Detroit when the wedding planners dropped the ball. with out them , we would have been WAY off schedule and looking stressing in our pics. Steve saved the day!!! thanks again :)
Member Since: 7/29/2013
We were extremely happy with the quality and professionalism, among many other things, that we experienced working with Steve and his associates at Studio 41 Photography! Steve knew exactly how to get the right shots and keep everything running smoothly and organized beginning with the engagement session. On the day of the wedding, Steve did an exceptional job at getting the best photos along with making good with timing. We highly recommend the exceptional quality of service we received to anyone and everyone! By far one of, if not the greatest vendor, on our special day! Thanks Steve! looking forward to future sessions with you for other big events!
Member Since: 1/3/2012
We worked with Steve Gabriel who took our engagement and wedding photos. Not only did Steve take beautiful photos but he also made us feel comfortable while he was doing so. He was a lot of fun to work with and made sure the bride and groom got exactly what they wanted. He even helped groomsmen fold their pocket squares!
Member Since: 4/6/2012
I would definitely recommend Studio 41 Photography! I did a lot of research on photographers and my husband and I couldn't be happier that we chose Steve to be our photographer for our wedding! He did an amazing job on all our photos and he really didn't miss a thing. He has a great eye and really captured every aspect of our wedding from the very beginning of getting ready through the reception. Steve was so great to work with and he really kept things fun and he has lots of ideas for great pictures!
Member Since: 5/29/2008
I probably spoke to over 30 photographers when I was trying to find someone to photograph and video my wedding that was in May. My friend recommended Steve from Studio 41 and I have to say, my husband and I both agree that that is one of the best decisions I have made. Since we had an Indian wedding, we had a few extra events than just the usual wedding and reception. Steve and his crew were absolutely AMAZING and very patient. As a matter of fact, of all the "vendors" we had at our wedding, we loved Studio 41 the best. They have a way of making you feel very comfortable in front of the camera and not look cheesy and you end up feeling like your friend is just hanging out with you. I am very into photo journalism and when I spoke told them and told them this is what I wanted, they all listened and the pictures are amazing. We have been getting compliments of every picture that we show to our family and friends. I would also say that for the quality of their pictures, they are very reasonably priced as well. I have recommended Studio 41 to every and all of my friends and I would recommend them to you as well if you are looking for a studio with fantastic pictures and a great crew of photographers/videographers. Thanks Steve and Studio 41!!!!!
Member Since: 6/1/2013
Steve Gabrail at studio 41 was a delight to work with. We used his services for both our engagement and wedding photos. He was on time, courteous, professional and patient. We had two ring bearers (twin nephews) and he was willing to be extremely patient with the three year olds. Overall the final product was amazing. I highly recommend this photographer to any couple getting married.
Member Since: 9/1/2006
Steve Gabrail and Studio 41 were amazing to work with! Steve brings a creative eye and a sense of fun to each session. He cracked jokes and made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. Since he dedicated an unlimited number of hours to our day (can't stress how important this is!!), we have a beginning-to-end story of our special day preserved in photos. He truly captured the personalities of my bridal party and guests at the wedding, which was one of the most important things for me in planning my day. We have so many awesome photos showing us in non-traditional poses or that were shot candidly that I'm not sure how we'll choose just a few to print!! I can't recommend Steve enough! He was a pleasure to work with, and I would definitely hire him again.
Member Since: 4/18/2012
We loved Studio 41. Steve has a great eye and makes the photography process a lot of fun for the entire bridal party. I received my digital photos from him and all are so gorgeous, I can't decide what to print! I did a lot of research in finding a photographer and Steve definitely offers the best value in the quality you receive and quantity of prints/books.
Member Since: 9/22/2011
The videographers were wonderful. Very easy to work with. I can't wait to see the finish product. Great price was willing to work with me on that. The staff was amazing.
Member Since: 5/13/2012
Brides, do yourself a favor, meet with several photographers and include Steve Gabrail and Studio 41 in your appointments. You will soon realize when you compare Studio 41 with other photographers what a deal Studio 41 really is! The prices could not be beat. The best thing about Steve's packages are that they are for unlimited hours. Steve told me he should be with me for 10-11 hours on my wedding day and he was with me for 11! So many other places had 8 or 9 hour packages so then you had to add on 2 or 3 hours. Steve's prices were the best and he is a "Best of the Knot." That said a lot to me! He has such a calm presence and he kept me calm the day of my wedding. He and his team were so easy to work with and did whatever we wanted. We had him trekking through downtown Detroit on a Friday night in 20 degree weather and snow! If he suggested something and I didn't want to do it he was okay with my decision and didn't try and force his ideas on me. Our pictures are absolutely gorgeous! We could not be happier. He will have you do a list of all the pictures you want that day and he will consult with you and the list to make sure you have everything you want. You can not imagine how happy and surprised we were when I received a phone call from Steve 10 days after our wedding while we were still on our honeymoon telling us we had over 2300 pictures ready to be picked up! I also encourage you to do the engagement session. You get beautiful pictures but more importantly you get to learn how Steve works and Steve gets used to the bride and groom. We realized things we did in our engagement photos that we didn't want to do for the wedding photos. I knew Steve was the right photographer for us during out engagement session when it was pouring rain and Steve was able to completely switch up what we were doing and we ended up with better pictures then we probably would have gotten at our original spots. The videographer, Sam, was very nice and was never in our way on our wedding day. We can't wait to see our video! At least meet with Steve and see his work and compare his prices and packages with others. We were so happy we went with him and I am confident you will be too!
Member Since: 6/9/2011
Steve was great. From the initial meeting to the finished product. Our photos were ready exactly 2 weeks after our wedding. Our package included engagement session, signature board, all day wedding photography, prints and a coffee table album. He was much more reasonably priced then some of the other photographers we looked into. He was really organized on the day of the wedding and started shooting at 11am until about 11pm. He took every picture we wanted and more. He was my favorite vendor we booked!
Member Since: 10/31/2011
Steve did an Amazing job from start to finish! He showed up on time, acted professional, and was dressed lovely. My bridesmaids and myself felt very comfortable with him throughout our process of getting ready for the day. Steve also honored my requests for certain photography shots. Steve (Studio 41) by far was my best vendor for my wedding. I work in the wedding industry myself and Steve is top notch!
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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.
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012