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There are not enough good things to say about Michael Chadwick. Anyone looking for a photographer in the Philly/NJ area NEEDS to book him! From the second we met with him he made us feel completely comfortable - like we had been friends with him for years. Throughout the planning he was very easy to get ahold of and very prompt to answer any questions I had. I liked him before our wedding day even came, but I LOVED him once he arrived at our wedding. The second he walked into the room he greeted everyone and memorized everyone's name! All night he was calling people by their first names - not just me and my husband - the entire wedding party and family! That small touch alone made everyone feel so much more comfortable and made taking pictures so much easier. He had tips for us about everything, not just photography related things. One of my girls ripped their dress during pictures and he whipped out a safety pin! We needed help bringing the box of flowers down from our hotel room and he grabbed it without a thought in the world. During the ceremony it seemed like he was everywhere we were before we had even thought to go there - but not in an annoying way. Any time a group of people came up to me and my husband to get a picture he ran over to get a professional shot of the same picture. Throughout the night a huge portion of our guests came up to us to tell us how much they loved him too! I really could go on forever about how much I loved him. He is also really affordable and offers a payment plan that allows you to pay 1/3 after your wedding which was a huge plus for us. I loved all of our vendors for our wedding, but Michael stood out among them all as our favorite (and not just because he's 7 ft tall ;P). He was the epitome of professionalism and you can immediately tell that he is extremely passionate about what he does. Seriously, don't even think about it - he is the photographer you want at your wedding!
Let me start by saying, I found Mike on theknot.com, which was unusual for me as the rest of my vendors were people that have been suggested to me by friends/family. My husband and I were a little skeptical of finding someone online and going off reviews from strangers. But in the end we are SO happy we did! Our consultation with Mike was in a major snow/ice storm and we drove from Philadelphia to Medford to meet with him. He was so welcoming and personable it was like we knew him for years! We splurged for a package that fit our needs and also included engagement pictures. Mike even gave us a military discount which was so appreciated, as most vendors don't. When it came time for our engagement pictures, Erik and I were a little nervous in front of the camera, but Mike got us laughing and eased our nerves right off the bat. Our pictures were uploaded and emailed to us by that evening, which was great! As for our wedding pictures, I don't know how they could be any more perfect. Mike and his assistant Bob were great, they seem to genuinely love what they do and everyone at the wedding took notice of that. Mike was so patient with my nieces and nephews all day bugging him to see the pictures on the camera, etc. We got our pictures uploaded to online gallery maybe a few days after we made our final payment, which again was much faster than we expected! The quality is amazing, and Mike took all of the pictures we had asked, and even had some creative ones on the fly. Our post ceremony pictures were on the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. Mike even had some change for arcade pictures on the boardwalk, he worked with the wind on the beach almost blowing my veil away, etc. He even made special note to remember everyone in the bridal party's names, and immediate family names, which for our wedding...that was a lot! And I don't think he got one name wrong all day/night! Everyone who has seen the wedding pictures so far absolutely loves them. Even at the reception, I almost forgot Mike and Bob were even there because they did such a great job just getting candid shots off to the side. Michael Chadwick Photography is everything we were looking for and more. If you want someone professional, quick to respond to emails, and 100% in love with their job, then Michael Chadwick is your man! I can only hope that when we start a family and are looking for a photo shoot, Mike will be able to travel down a few hours south to Maryland for us :)
Amazing is an understatementReviewed on 9/15/2014 hillary j
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!
Michael Chadwick is simply the best!!! During the months leading up to our wedding, I had several questions and he was extremely responsive. Michael answered all of my questions within minutes! The day of our wedding, he showed up an hour early and knew every single person's name in our family and bridal party. During my wedding, he came to my rescue and bustled my dress! This guy is the best. To top it off, our pictures are everything I wanted! He really captured the moment in every photo. I love our photos! I have a very opinionated family and everyone raved how amazing Michael was.. This guy truly knows customer service! If you book him, you will not be disappointed!
There are two words to describe Michael and his team: TRULY REMARKABLE!!! Michael Chadwick and his team helped give me and my bridal party the most amazing wedding day. We did our Engagement Photos with Michael and his pictures were absolutely incredible. He was able to guide my now husband and I through different poses and make us feel very comfortable. His personality is one that makes you feel as if you are best friends. This is so great to have on your wedding day. We had looked at our Engagement photos so many times- we couldn't believe how perfect they turned out. On our wedding day, we knew the pictures would be fantastic with Michael, we didn't know how helpful he would be in all other areas! Michael arrived at my home and immediately was helping my mom, grandmother, bridesmaids with anything they needed. My mom and grandmother felt so special. Michael also helped my bridesmaid with their gowns with his tool-kit of quick fixes. This was a godsend! We also had an INCREDIBLY hot day. Michael was very go with the flow when we decided not to take pictures outside and went straight to our venue. Throughout the evening, Michael and Nicole checked in on Alex and I and made sure to get pictures with our family. They also stayed later in the evening to help finish our story. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Michael and his team. They are so professional and personable all at the same time. We are truly lucky to have him as a part of our wedding day!
Mike was absolutely amazing, as well as his second photographer. They were both funny, relaxing, and knew what they were doing. Mike went above and beyond with his double sided sticky tape, extra bobby pins, Excedrin.. you name it. He even helped my bridal attendant fix my bustle! The photos came out amazing.. I would recommend over and over again to anyone needing pictures taken.
Michael was so great to work with. From the minute we met him, we knew we wanted to have him share our special day with us. He was so responsive anytime I had a question about anything and was helpful in more ways than just photography! He helped the whole day go smoothly; we were on time for everything and he helped us all relax and have fun. We can't wait to see our pictures!! Thank you! We will definitely use him in the future for other things and would recommend him to anyone.
I had the pleasure of working with Sheldon Erb with Michael Chadwick photography for both my engagement session and wedding day. From day one my husband and I felt completely comfortable with Sheldon. His personality and professionalism really allowed us to embrace the entire process. The whole experience was wonderful and we have some amazing photos to show for it! Thank you so much!
I found Michael Chadwick Photography from the recommended vendors section on The Knot, and I'm so happy I saw them! From the first day I met Michael, I knew these guys were going to be great to work with. While Michael himself wasn't available for my wedding, he ensured me that the other members of his staff were all talented photographers, and he was absolutely right! Bob Creamer and Catherine Davies were assigned to my wedding, and they were both wonderful! If you're unable to physically meet with them, they will call, FaceTime, or Skype with you just to get a better idea of what you're looking for. The package we chose was to have two photographers, a USB of all our photos, and a bound album (we also had an engagement session as part of the package, but my husband and I actually ended up not doing one, but that had nothing to do with M.C.P.). I was constantly informed about any updates or issues, including a minor photography policy with the church, but Michael and Bob said they would take care of it for me as I was dealing with my other vendors. About a month before the wedding, I received an email to fill out an online questionnaire of detailed pictures that we wanted, and Bob brought a printout of it with him. While we did divert from some of the shots I originally wanted, we got the most important ones. I absolutely loved working with Bob and Cat! Bob's sense of humor was right in line with my family's, and he made it a point to get to know as many of my family and wedding party members as possible. Everyone had a great time with him! Cat was assigned to my husband and the groomsmen for the getting ready photos, and my husband said she was super nice and very professional (which is high praise for dealing with all guys for over an hour!). There was one particular moment during my wedding day that I'll never forget with Bob: At one point when we were trying to get the family photos after the ceremony, he almost seemed to sense I was stressed because we were getting behind schedule and the families were dictating the types of pictures they wanted. He approached me and asked if I was okay and what I wanted to do: stick strictly to the questionnaire or go by what the families were asking. At that time, I wanted him to listen to what the families were asking because the main pictures I wanted were going to come at the venue anyway. Also, that way, I knew that no one could complain that the pictures they wanted weren't taken. Bob and Cat were also good at dealing with our guests who were taking pictures on their personal devices. They would take their own photos and then tell the "paparazzi" to come forward to take their pictures. The pictures themselves? I absolutely LOVED them! Bob and Cat captured the key moments and shots I wanted the most. I've had multiple people tell me that certain shots look like they were out of a wedding magazine or advertisement! They also got some shots that I wasn't expecting, like random shots from the food stations that were setup for my cocktail hour that my husband and I missed most of. I just can't say enough about what they did for both my husband and me! I highly recommend this group, and hope to use them in the future for other special moments in our lives. Thanks again, Michael, Bob, and Cat!
He was absolutely amazing. He made the entire day run so smoothly ! It seemed like he was prepared for anything and everything! He was incredibly knowledgeable and made excellent suggestions ! He made sure we took all of the photos I asked for ! Can't say enough great things about him
The fist vendor we booked was Micheal Chadwick. I had the pleasure of working with him and his team when my brother got married and knew he was the only photographer I wanted for my wedding. The pictures can speak for themselves (look at his website for all the amazing photos of past weddings) however that is not all you get when you work with Mike. He knows everything about weddings and was happy to give us advise throughout the planning process. On the day of the wedding he came prepared. If I need a tissue, or to help get cake out of my dress he was there! When the weather took a turn for the worse he quickly adapted. He also keep everyone in my bridal party relaxed and smiling. He was not just a photographer but a large part of making my day so special. No one is better than Mike and his team!
Mike was so amazing to work with! He is so kind and funny, always keeping everyone on their toes. He keeps everything light, during a super stressful time leading up to the wedding, and he just has fun with you! He fits right in with everyone, people just think he is a family friend. He knows the bridal party participants' names before the wedding. He gets everything you want done, without making it stressful. He goes way above and beyond what we expected any photographer to do. We absolutely would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! He is wonderful to work with, and the pictures turned out so incredible! We received our pictures within a week of our wedding. We arrived back from our honeymoon to an email with the pictures! He does such incredible work. He also did our engagement pictures, and they were so wonderful as well. We seriously could not be any happier with how our pictures turned out, and with the work Mike did! If we could give him a Million stars we would.
We were married on April 23, 2016, but began working with Michael Chadwick Photography almost a year prior to our wedding. We met with Michael and instantly clicked with him and wanted to book him as our photographer. Michael was unavailable to shoot our wedding so we ended up using Sheldon and Bob as our photographers. Michael and Sheldon were both in touch leading up to our wedding day, making sure everything was set and they had all the information they needed. On the day of our wedding Sheldon and Bob both arrived early, were easy going, and made the picture taking process easy. So many people commented on how great our photographers were- they made our bridal party laugh and managed to capture all of the special moments without being intrusive. Sheldon showed us some shots during the reception and we loved all of them. Michael was able to edit our photos and send us all of the proofs within ONE week of our wedding. The photos are breath taking and we have received so many compliments on our pictures. I am 100% satisfied with every aspect of our wedding photos. Michael, Sheldon, and Bob were all fabulous to work with and I would highly recommend them!
I feel like a horrible person for taking this long to finally put this down on theKnot but it is long overdue and something we wish to rectify right away. Hiring Michael was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He was integral in not only providing us with amazing photos from our day but he also cared enough to give us advice and tips for other aspects of the wedding. He made all of our guests have a wonderful time and he managed to capture moments that they had no idea he was there for. He may be a tall guy but he manages to make it seem like he's not even there! But he definitely is there for you in every way possible. He's not only a great photographer but after our experience with him for our wedding we are happy to call him friend.
Michael is the BEST. He did our engagement and wedding photos and we are still getting compliments five months later. We love so many of our pictures, that we don't know which to pick for our wedding album. You will not regret hiring Michael. All of our guests complimented how polite and friendly Michael was and how they didn't even see him most of the day (which is saying a lot because he is about 6'4 or so). He felt like a long time family friend. My husband and I will be moving out of state soon, and we are already discussing having Michael come to shoot our maternity pictures when we get pregnant.
We got married in a blizzard. Not a lovely little snowfall - a full-on natural disaster. Michael left the night before and braved the weather to make sure he got there on time. This man literally risked his life to photograph our wedding. Because of the weather, we had a last-minute change of venue and lots of other complications. Michael met with the event coordinator and had all of his logistics worked out before we even met him. He was super-professional, but also funny during the shooting of family portraits. He made my brother look good in photos and he's not photogenic at all. He captured some great moments during the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception. My favorite was a shot of my best man throwing his girlfriend over his shoulder and almost hitting someone in the face. It was epic. Michael was always easy to get in touch with if I had questions. His website made it really easy to make payments and get all the info I needed. And his services are really affordable. This guys is a total professional. I hope I won't need his services again, but if I do, I'll call him in a heartbeat.
My husband and I knew the moment we meant Michael at his home that we wanted him to be our photographer. We couldn't have made a better decision! Not only did he arrive early, he even went to pick up nail glue for one of my bridesmaids! Totally above and beyond. Besides being professional and courteous he was also a lot of fun. We are beyond happy with our photos and will continue to recommend him to anyone we know in need of a photographer! Please take our advice and book him ASAP! Eryn Hillier
Top Notch PhotographerReviewed on 12/06/2015
Our experience with Michael Chadwick was fantastic from meeting him all the way through getting our final pictures and album. We planning our wedding in NJ from afar and he was very accommodating in Skyping with us and helping us with everything without needing to physically be there. The day of the wedding he was so warm and personable and made everyone feel at ease. He remembered everyone's names and relationships and was able to do the portraits and special shots very efficiently. When we got our pictures they were top notch; he managed to capture all of the things we cared about and we were very happy with the quality. My wife and I would both recommend Michael for his personality and talent without hesitation!
Mike captured every moment of our wedding! We met with him for our engagement photos, where he made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. He was organized, efficient and kept my large bridal party on task with limited time. I HIGHLY recommend Mike for not only his flawless photos but his amazing personality to put you at ease on your big day
Dream Come TrueReviewed on 10/13/2015 Liza M
My biggest concern from all the advice I received as a bride was to get a good photographer. Literally everyone said the night flies by so fast that you will want those pictures to remember everything or see anything you may have missed. I must say, I am so grateful I chose Michael Chadwick Photography for our wedding photographer! Michael and his crew were beyond prepared for anything our wild party had to offer. We nearly depleted his wedding emergency kit- using bobby pins, safety pins, tide to go sticks, wet wipes, you name it. He was prepared for every disaster we had on top of taking the most beautiful shots of our ceremony and reception! I do believe everyone (bridesmaids, mothers, families, groomsmen, everyone) was so impressed with top quality work we witnessed. If you are considering a wedding in the South Jersey or Philly area, there is no question who you should choose as your Photographer!
MICHAEL CHADWICKReviewed on 10/12/2015
I was very pleased with my wedding photography! From my engagement photos to my wedding photos, Michael and his team made sure that everything was done exactly how I wanted! Daniel (my photographer) had my list of photos that I wanted the day of the wedding and made sure that I got each and every photo taken that I had requested! The videographer was great too! I absolutely loved our video and would recommend getting a video to all brides! My album was beautiful! I couldn't be happier with the way my album turned out. And our photo booth was included in our package! That photo booth had everyone talking by the end of the night!
Michael Chadwick Photography was hands down the best we could have asked for! Mike made the day so much less stressful when it came to posing for photos and always had everyone laughing! He made sure we got every picture we wanted and also made it to cocktail hour! His services for Vidrography were perfect and we were able to capture all of our special moments throughout the entire night! Mike and his crew went above and beyond and made our night spectacular! 5 stars isn't enough!! Thank you so much for giving us our perfect wedding night!!!
Worth Every Penny!Reviewed on 9/20/2015
Michael Chadwick is incredibly professional and he did a fantastic job at my son and daughter-in-law's wedding. Everything I heard about him prior to the wedding was amazingly true! He is excellent at what he does and is by far, the best wedding photographer in the business! He was so unobtrusive and stealthy it was ridiculous! We are all very excited to see the end results of his work, but already know it will be fabulous. Finally a photographer that doesn't ruin weddings!!! alice devlin
First Class Service and ProductReviewed on 9/11/2015
The first day my wife and I met with Michael we knew we had found our wedding photographer. It was one of the best decisions we made as Michael and his team went above and beyond their responsibilities to ensure that we were totally at ease the entire day. The professionalism and skill that Michael and his team displayed created a finished product that far exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Michael Chadwick Photography we will never forget just how special our day was!
Michael was an amazing photographer. He was extremely organized and knew everyone's name in our wedding party. He was able to get all of the shots we requested and helped turn a bad weather situation into a wonderful day. He stayed a little longer than we originally requested to make sure we got tons of good shots, likely because we couldn't take any outdoor shots. The same night, he sent us a fully edited gorgeous photo of our first dance, which was such a special email tor received at the end of our special day. The turnaround time on the full album was rather quick, in fact quicker than we have been able to send our thank-you notes out. All of the photos were beautifully edited but look completely natural. Thanks for everything!!
Meet The Owner
Michael is a full-time southern NJ photographer, and a graduate of Rider University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. He has won many customer service awards for weddings, including being inducted into The Knot's Best of Weddings Hall of Fame (2014). Michael is a former opera stage director and singer. Michael started photographing weddings in 2008 and has shot hundreds of them on multiple continents. "I love the hunt: the pursuit of that elusive moment, capturing emotion and experiences so that my couples can treasure them forever."