About this Vendor
Artistry, Customer Service, and Loving Our Couples
Michael Chadwick Photography balances the fun with the formal, the traditional with the spontaneous, telling the complete story of your wedding day in an easy-going, natural way. We also pride ourselves on providing incomparable customer service, acting not just as your photographer, but as an overall wedding day guide, attendant, and friend. What we bring to your wedding is a hybrid of photography and planning, giving you attentive help and care that you won't likely find anywhere else. Don't just take our word for it - read the reviews from our couples. I have a team of dedicated photographers and assistants ready to serve you and your needs. I look forward to meeting you and chatting about your wedding plans and photography needs! - Michael
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Printed Proofs, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
This review is long overdue, and I don't even know where to start! Michael and his team are nothing short of amazing/incredible/fantastic! We met Michael when he was photographing for my sisters wedding, and knew when we started planning we didn't have to look any further! Michael is so personable, you literally feel like you've known him your whole life! I'm not in any way a creative or outgoing person, but he asks what type of pictures you would like and gives you what you wish and so much more. From booking to receiving our final album he made everything so easy and stress-free! I've hear some horror stories about photographers, some being bossy, to receiving the album MONTHS later. Michael is so accommodating, and professional, but laid back at the same time. He answered any question I had within the same day, and was so helpful with suggestions and ideas. I really can't say enough about him! Our USB drive was ready so fast, and the next thing was the album, Michael emailed me and said he will try and get to the album asap, of course I told him no rush (wedding season!) we had the proof within less than 2 weeks! My mom was nice enough to go pick up those things for us, and even told me if I ever have time and am having a bad day to just stop by Michaels studio and just have a conversation with him because he is "such a nice person he will put you in such a good mood just talking to him." She said she and my dad were there talking to him for at least half hour/45 mins! And the pictures were just BEAUTIFUL! We couldn't have asked for more! There are pictures we got that you wouldn't even think to have or want-for example we have a photo of me and my husband at the altar in the background, and the focus is on our flower girls back, standing and staring straight at us. So you see her gorgeous white dress, and me and my white dress in the background. Like I said it's not something you would think of, but as soon as I saw it, it became an instant favorite! I'm so happy with everything we got from Michael and his team, and I will absolutely recommend him for ANY photoshoot, be it wedding, engagement, maternity pics, family portraits- I will most definitely be calling him once we start our own family! Thank you thank you thank you Michael!!
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 :)
It's hard to write this review without simply reiterating the wonderful things that have already been said about Michael Chadwick, but if nothing else, they deserve to be said again. Not only is he an amazing photographer, he's amicable and helped soothe everyones' nerves the day of the wedding. Absolutely recommend!
Mike is the best, worth every penny. He is willing to work with you and always comes prepared. The photos are amazing! I have to say the photos and having Mike as our photographer was worth every penny.
You will NOT be disappointed if you select Michael Chadwick Photography as your wedding photographer! My husband and I had engagement pictures taken less than 6 months before we got married by a different agency and had planned to use the same photographer for our wedding. Those pictures ended up not being a good fit for my husband and I so we had to scramble to find a new wedding photographer quickly and fit within our budget. I reached out to Michael Chadwick Photography and he responded quickly and his pricing met our budget. Since it was such a short time frame that we had (and the wedding was about 4 hours away from our home) we did not get a chance to meet with Michael prior to the wedding. Even without meeting him, I knew he was the best choice. He sent us electronic forms that captured literally all of the information that I wanted to get across, and then some that I hadn't previously considered!! He was super flexible and helpful trying to work out a timeline and details for our big day. On the day of, he was there really early scoping everything out. He captured every moment I had hoped for and many that I, again, hadn't even considered! He was so easy to work with and made everyone laugh throughout the day! He really made us feel comfortable. For the pictures of the two of us, he had us interact with each other how we normally would in real life instead of forcing poses that looked/felt unnatural to us. I am so thrilled with how the pictures turned out!! He even had them edited and posted before we even returned from our honeymoon!!!! I could go on and on about how wonderful he was, how happy I was that we chose him and how much everyone in attendance complimented his skill/personality/sneakiness/etc.!!!
My wife and I would like to extend our deepest gratitude for the friendship and service Michael provided us during our wedding journey. The care, concern, humor, professionalism, and talent he gave to us and to our family and friends were excellent. We are so impressed with Michael, and we are extemely happy we chose him as our photographer. I cannot tell you how many times during our wedding, reception, and even now- after all the tuxes and gowns have been put away- people have complemented not only Michael's work but Michael himself. “Who was that photographer? He was awesome!”; "Your photographer is such a cool guy!" are two of the most common statements we hear about our wedding. Michael provided us exceptionally beautiful photos, and every shot contains meaning and memory. The skill and experience required to accomplish such a task is quite impressive. To quote my wife, "The photos are perfect!" We will never forget our wedding day, and because of Michael's work and expertise the many memories of that day are all the more beautifully framed for us. We are so happy that he was a part of it. You will not be disappointed in choosing Michael Chadwick Photography. Thank you, Michael!
My husband and I were beyond thrilled with Michael Chadwick as our wedding photographer. We were both in the wedding party of a wedding that Michael was shooting a few years before our wedding, and my husband and I were so impressed by his professionalism, creativity, and attentiveness. There was no question that we would hire him for our upcoming wedding, and he certainly did not disappoint! He worked with our budget and made sure that our special day turned out beautifully. He took the time to learn the names of our parents and everyone in our bridal party. Michael put everyone at ease and made the day run so smoothly. He was prepared for anything that could go wrong, equipped with a sewing kit and much more. The photos that he captured were so gorgeous!! It was difficult to narrow down which ones to use in our wedding album. We always recommend Michael Chadwick to all of our friends who get engaged because he is the best!
Hiring Michael Chadwick was the best decision we made for our wedding day. We were married on December 29th 2016 in Avalon, NJ at the United Methodist Church. Our reception was held at The Reeds in Stone Harbor. Throughout the day, Michael was phenomenal and captured every detail perfectly with his beautiful pictures. He photographed many special moments without anyone realizing he was there. In addition to being highly skilled, Michael was the epitome of professionalism. His calm demeanor, easy going personality and humor made everyone feel comfortable and at ease throughout the day; especially with the younger members of our wedding party. Our guests loved him as well! It was also reassuring to know that he knew and had worked with our other vendors prior. Communicating with Michael was very easy throughout the entire wedding process; his website is well organized and user friendly. Michael was very responsive with answering all our questions and provided us with our photos shortly after the wedding. He is an all-around great guy, and it was obvious that he strived to make our day as meaningful to us as possible. Without a doubt, we highly recommend him. We look forward to working with him again in the future. Thanks again Michael for the Talisker!
There are not enough great things that I can say about Michael Chadwick. He is unlike any photographer I have ever met. He's professional, prompt at communication while being fun and easy going. Our guests still rave about him months after our wedding. Michael was definitely the most talked about vendor at our reception. Any thing you might need, he'd have in his fanny pack. Need a band aid or something to stop your shoe from rubbing your foot raw? Not a problem! Michael's got you covered. He starts as a hired vendor and ends up a lifelong friend. You will NOT regret hiring Michael Chadwick Photography.
even after a month or so after our wedding, our friends and family are still raving about our photographer, Michael Chadwick. as the bride, he granted my "photo wish list" and so much more! i am still over the moon with my photos! dealing with Michael was fun and easy and i would recommend him to anyone!
Mike is absolutely fabulous. He is every bit the professional while still maintaining a fun attitude that is contagious to anyone in his vicinity. He effortlessly gets the perfect pictures and candid shots you will never expect but love all the same. He makes sure to know AND remember everyone's names. And regardless of how prepared you think you are with your own emergency kits I can guarantee you will still end up using various items out of his instead. I read a review on him saying that he is everywhere and nowhere at the same time during your event and it really is the truth. Everyone at our reception loved how he carried himself and I have already had single friends say that if they ever get married he would be the first photographer they would get in touch with. Our second photographer Kat was the perfect choice for our personalities. If you're hesitant about cost at all he is very comparable to other photographers we looked at but hands down worth every single penny and I would book him all over again in a heartbeat. (Did I mention our pictures came back quicker than expected too even during his busy fall season?) BOOK HIM.
I truly cannot say enough positive things about Michael Chadwick. From the moment we met with him, he had this great energy and a true passion for his work. I had met with other prospective photographers for my wedding, but none of them resonated with me the way Michael did. After our meeting he was the clear winner! Initially our wedding was to be held in Northern NJ on 08/27/16, but in early 2015 my fiancé and I decided to make a major cross-country move to the Las Vegas area. After this we decided to change the wedding date and location yet despite this, Michael graciously agreed to remain our photographer and travel for our destination wedding on 10/14/16. To account for his travel costs we only had to make a few minor adjustments to the package we had booked, and he did not increase the overall cost of our package. He even had a wedding previously planned for the day after our new wedding date, but he was still willing to make the trip! On the wedding day, he was absolutely wonderful. He was organized and well-prepared for everything, and kept everything running smoothly. Having Michael there with us was like having a photographer and coordinator all in one, and he was our best vendor by far. Whenever someone needed something, he miraculously had it on him! After getting the pictures back I was not disappointed as they were absolutely beautiful! The venue itself was a beautiful backdrop, but his photos really added a level of depth. He even humored us when we wanted to take some crazy/funny photos including a star wars themed photo, T-rex chasing the bridal party, and even a photo of the bridal party giving the camera the finger! (some of my favorite photos lol) I love all of the pictures so much, and the album he put together is the most wonderful memento of my wedding day. Overall, you cannot go wrong choosing Michael as your wedding photographer. He will help make the day of your dreams come true, and the memories from the beautiful photos will be priceless.
We had a great experience using Michael Chadwick Photography for our wedding! We ended up choosing a package where one of Michael's staff photographers was the primary photographer (Sheldon Erb) with a backup photographer included, since Michael was already booked for our date. We are so glad that we chose him. Sheldon was friendly, funny, and really just a joy to be around on our wedding day. We felt very comfortable with him, and were impressed with his professionalism and ability to get all the pictures we wanted without feeling like we missed out on any of the party. We can highly recommend Sheldon as the primary photographer. The planning process was very easy; Michael and Sheldon quickly answered all questions before and after the wedding. We are so happy with the quality of our pictures, and we feel like they perfectly capture our wedding day and the overall feel of it. Michael has also been great to work as far as getting albums printed, you can tell he really cares about providing great and personal customer service.
We had a wonderful experience with Michael Chadwick Photography! He is very professional and detail-oriented. We jokingly referred to him as a wedding Swiss army knife because he comes prepared for any wedding emergency (ex. We needed tape and scissors- he had it handy). We knew we were in good hands with Michael and Bob. Our pictures turned out beautifully and they really captured the big and small moments of our day. Also- very personable, which put us at ease.
If you need a photographer, LOOK NO FURTHER. Michael Chadwick is wonderful to work with! We interviewed several photographers and when we interviewed with Michael and Bob we both knew they were the ones! Bob and Kat photographed our wedding and all I can say was WOW! Made our wedding experience enjoyable and were able to put us at ease and made us laugh the entire time. The photographs are AMAZING! I keep staring at them! As I am one in may this year in my group of friends whom just got married, and comparing each others wedding experience they are in awe at how attentive Bob and Kat where and how wonderful the pictures are compared to their experience. Michael, Bob Kat thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
Michael was simply amazing to work with. Incredibly easy going yet professional - from our first phone conversation through to our wedding day and afterwards. He got all of the pictures we wanted and more. If I had to do it over again, I absolutely would hire Michael Chadwick. Highly recommend! Thank you Michael!
I can't express how grateful I am to Michaels amazing team for capturing our day so perfectly. We certainly have a very fun and unique set of family and friends and Bob and Cat fit right in and made it even more fun, and a great experience. They were very organized and well prepared, and Michael was so efficient in helping us through the preparations and in getting us our photos back to enjoy. I look forward to working with him again!
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
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. "Photographs become something really special when they evoke a visceral, emotional response. When an image can bring us an actual feeling, it transcends a simple snapshot and becomes art."