About this Vendor
Artistry, Customer Service, and Loving Our Couples
I enjoy capturing forever the joy and love present in your wedding. I balance the fun with the formal, the traditional with the spontaneous, to tell the complete story of your wedding day. I also pride myself on customer service. Don't just take my word for it - read the reviews from my couples!
Classic, Documentary, Editorial
Bridal Portraits, Engagement
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Weddings, Online Proofing, Digital Files, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Photo + Video
Best Photographer EVER!Reviewed on 11/27/2013 Ciara F
My husband and I could not be happier in our choice of photographer. Michael was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he asked questions to get to know us better as a couple, and now that we've gotten a chance to look through all of the photographs - it's clear why: he managed to capture photos of everything we wanted without us even having to tell him. On the day of the wedding, he was my therapist, a skilled photographer, and just a fun person to be around all rolled into one. Michael turned out to be one of the few people that knew exactly what to say to calm me down and help us all refocus on the reason why were all there - my husband and I were getting married! He got the whole bridal party relaxed, smiling and laughing - and it shows in the photos. We all look naturally happy - who would have thought?! :) After the wedding, Michael was a pleasure to deal with - always super responsive. Even though he was crazy busy with other weddings, he still managed to get us a few select photos right after the wedding for us to use for our thank you cards - a huge help in tackling those sooner rather than later! He's also made himself available to chat about albums and other printing options - as I am admittedly clueless! Overall, we feel so blessed to have a vendor that was just absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process - from booking to album completion. I will without a doubt recommend Michael to everyone I know - they would be lucky to snag him! Since our wedding our photos have even been featured on a number of blogs - all thanks to Michael. Thanks for making us feel wedding famous :)
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!
Where do I start? My now husband and I met with a bunch of photographers but when we met Mike we both walked out and knew that we wanted to work with him. Neither of us are comfortable having our pictures taking but Mike made it easy. It also helps that he makes up words like "enrapturously" to make you laugh and relax. Between our freezing cold engagement session and our hot as anything wedding Mike was truly put through the ringer for us. He made sure he incorporated some of the ideas we had for pictures but used his skill to get amazingly artistic and beautiful pictures. He caught the most amazing moments from our first look to the ceremony to the amazing dance party of a reception that followed. Everyone has been telling me how incredible they all look. Mike had never been to our venue so came earlier to scope it out and familiarize himself with it before we got there. He also comes prepared with his, as my husband calls it, "batman utility belt" full of everything you could imagine from a sewing kit to Advil. And I must say, for a guy who is 6'7", he is great at fading into the background to catch some of the best candid pictures. I could honestly go on and on. I couldn't have imagined having anyone else there to photograph the best day of my life!
Michael and his crew were AMAZING!!!! Michael and his crew took photos and filmed my May 30th wedding at Valenzano Winery. From the minute he showed up at the house he had all of us laughing! Not only did he show up prepared as a photographer, but he carried all of the essentials you might not think about on your wedding day! (bobby pins, safety pins,. etc.) Michael made us feel totally at ease during the 8 hours he spent with us. My husband and I don't usually like to have our pictures taken but he made us feel so comfortable, and everyone in our bridal party felt the same way. He took the perfect mix of traditional posed wedding pictures and candid, fun pictures. We absolutely loved the shots Michael took of our wedding. He and his crew are truly talented. I would highly recommend Michael Chadwick to any bride and groom who are looking for a fun, down to earth, great photographer.
100% RecommendReviewed on 6/09/2015 Caren C
This is SO long overdue, but Michael was great for our November wedding. He was extremely professional throughout everything and was very responsive whenever I reached out to him. He processed the pictures pretty quickly and they came out awesome. He captured so many moments that I missed since I was running around all night, it was great to see. Sheldon was our videographer and WOW what a great video. I've watched it a bunch of times and am SO happy to have splurged for the video (future brides-GET THE VIDEOGRAPHER! I was SO happy to have a video to capture the day that flew by!). The album came out amazing and Michael quickly made the changes I requested and I received it shortly after. We had a super rainy, windy wedding day and when I asked Michael if he had any advice he said "just own it" which was great advice and the pictures really did come out fabulous-you would never think it was such a horrible day outside by the memories he captured. Overall, would 100% recommend to any couple getting married. Thanks Michael & Sheldon!!!!
Picture Perfect WeddingReviewed on 4/20/2015 Judi B
Michael Chadwick really captured the magic through his photography at my daughter's wedding. The photos were breathtaking and innovative. There was a limited amount of outside time at the wedding due to the weather conditions, yet Michael maximized every bit! Not only did he capture all the guests, and details of the day, but the presentation and organization of the photos were awesome! Fantastic job!!!!
Great photographer, great person!Reviewed on 4/13/2015
We felt comfortable with Michael from day 1. We had looked at other photographers and right after we met with him, my fiance at the time and I looked at each other and said this is the one! He was amazing from the engagement shoot all the way through to the big day. He is very communicative with you about what you want and never makes any moment feel awkward. We also had a 2nd photographer and a videographer and his team was great! Michael captured every moment we would have wanted and more. He is very easy to contact and even easier to work with. He is such a nice guy he even came over to help me with a plumbing problem after our wedding! After choosing Michael, you will not look back. Thanks again for making our day that much more special!
The perfect photographer!Reviewed on 4/13/2015 Helen D
I really don't think I can say enough great things about Michael. My husband and I had met with another photographer who seemed pushy and was quick to dismiss our desires for a simple portrait session during our wedding. Our wedding was small, without a bridal party and we did not want to spend a lot of time after the ceremony taking pictures. Many people had flown in from out of town and we wanted to spend time with them. Unlike the other photographer, Michael was on the same page with us the entire time. We told him what we wanted and he understood and gave us exactly that. On the day of, he was at the venue before I even arrived! He was so calm and relaxed and it was so nice to have someone like that around on what can be a very crazy day. He was always there taking pictures without being in your face or intrusive. He captured so many wonderful moments and even took a lot of fun and silly pictures which I loved. My guests loved him and the pictures. He was the perfect photographer for our perfect day.
The Best!!!!Reviewed on 2/17/2015 Gabriella D
If you are looking for a photographer...look no further. Michael and his crew were the best. From comic relief at the salon when my nerves were high, to Michael's fully equipped "manny pack"...best choice I made in all my wedding planning. Each photographer/videographer was not only professional, but so kind and down to earth. I felt like they were my friends! Michael and his crew made my day so much better, really. Great company, fantastic team. Pictures came out beautiful and although it was one of my biggest wedding expenses, it is worth it for the lasting memories.
Lucky FindReviewed on 10/31/2014 Meg C
We got SO lucky booking Michael. For one thing, we were pretty behind the 8-ball by the time we found him. Everyone we had considered prior was either completely astronomical pricewise, or else we found their portfolios uninspiring and generic. He books up pretty quickly, so it was pure luck that he was still available on our weekend! He was super flexible for our initial meeting - we were planning from a distance so had planned a Skype chat, but then had technical difficulties. Michael actually videochatted with us via his cellphone, in his car, in the dark, to ensure we we able to connect, and was super reasonable with the budget conversation and never tried to nickel and dime us. Once we were booked with him, he was so patient with us as we dithered and futzed, trying to decide what we wanted and taking way too long to do so. On the day of, he and his team were terrific to work with - totally respectfully unobtrusive, but also just fun to have hanging around while they worked. We have since gotten our photos and video back -- I'll be honest, we haven't had (made?) the time to actually watch the video yet, sad but true, so can only speak to the pictures -- which are just great. I find albums that are one posed group after another to be exhausting, and they kept those to the minimum, getting only the required ones - but still managed to catch just about everyone in various ways. Every time I look through the pictures I just laugh - everyone is clearly having so much fun, and the pictures capture it. The only problem is that I can't seem to narrow down a reasonable number for the album!
Could not ask for a better experience!!!Reviewed on 10/30/2014 Kelly S
When my wife and I first started to do our research on photographers for our wedding there were many choices. Those choices were narrowed down very quickly when we came across Michael Chadwick Photography. The ratings, reviews and pictures really showed the amazing work Michael has done. From the first time we spoke with Michael on the phone my wife and I knew we were making the right decision to choose Michael Chadwick Photography for our Wedding. He had a way of setting my wife’s nerves at ease with this decision as well as mine. My wife and I got engaged in Central Park and we were so pleased to find out that Michael was an expert on different areas in Central Park where we could do an engagement photo session. That helped us to have a very special engagement session! When the day of our Wedding arrived the way in which Michael and his staff worked with our family and friends was a pleasure. They are true professionals and know how to handle the craze and stress that this special day brings. When we received our photos we were so impressed with the way they came out! In the near future we will also be receiving our video of the wedding which we can’t wait for. As for anyone reading this review I would just like to say that there is a reason that Michael Chadwick Photography has been on the “Best of the Knot” from 2011-2014 and is in the "Best of the Knot Hall of Fame”. I could not be happier that I chose Michael as my Wedding Photographer and Videographer and you will be as well!!
He's just so wonderful!Reviewed on 10/30/2014 Kayla F
Michael was just amazing! Not only is he an easy going guy who is so relaxing to be around but he's fun! He makes you smile for photos easily and once he gets that award winning smile he snaps a photo before you even realize it! And he's tall. So so tall so he gets amazing angles on a bunch of photos. During our engagement session I was nervous cause I've never had a photo shoot done before and Half the time I didn't even know he was taking Photos! My now husband and I and Michael just talked the entire time and it was all so natural! Trust me brides. I talked to a TON of photographers in the area and Michaels pricing was not only reasonable but he was the only one who answered my emails quickly and suggested things I wouldn't even think of! And not to help him out but to help ME out. I can't thank Michael enough for photographing our engagement photos and wedding! I can't wait to see the finished product! Go with Chadwick! :) Thanks so much Michael! For everything! -Kayla and Dan
Wonderful! The Best!Reviewed on 10/23/2014 Rebecca
My husband and I got married last month and hiring Michael to photograph our wedding was the best planning-related decision we made! If you want beautiful photos, and more importantly, someone who is kind, fun, experienced, organized, professional, and so easy to work with- hire Michael now before your date gets booked!! I was nervous on the day of our wedding because it was raining and we had planned an outdoor ceremony, and Michael stepped in and instantly calmed me down and made me smile. He is so organized and experienced, he's almost like a day-of wedding planner in addition to an awesome photographer. He made sure he got all of the shots we wanted even when our schedule got derailed by the weather and was so efficient we even got to enjoy most of our cocktail hour (and we did not see each other before the ceremony!). Michael went above and beyond- he coordinated with our other vendors, kept our schedule on track, and made sure we were breathing and having fun and didn't have to worry about anything. I cannot thank him enough for that. A practical note- if you're trying to get a sense of what his photos look like I'd check out Chadwick Creative Arts Facebook page. I thought it was easier to get an idea of the style and how dreamy the pictures are looking at whole albums than it was on the website. Just a thought :)
Michael is Amazing!Reviewed on 10/15/2014 Alicia J
We met with Michael two years before our wedding and knew the minute we walked out of our meeting that he was the photographer for us. During our wedding planning, he responded to our questions quickly. Michael went above and beyond our expectations on our wedding day. He knew the whole wedding party (~19 of us) by name within the first hour. He showed up with an emergency pack full of bobby pins, medicine, band aids, etc. He made sure everyone was on time and kept all of the wedding day chaos in order. I truly believe he was more prepared than me! He was with us for 10 hours and attended hair appointments for the girls, flower pinning on the guys, church, in between photos and the reception. He captured the little details: centerpieces, rings, shoes, dresses, flowers and he didn't miss one sentimental moment. He was happy to capture every image on my long list of requests. Michael has an amazing personality. By the end of the night we ended with an awesome photographer and gained a friend. He also worked well with our other vendors. The pictures he took were flawless and I had so many to look over. My husband and I enjoyed his company and were impressed with his skills. Michael is one of a kind and definitely the best photographer in south jersey.
Worth more than the price!Reviewed on 10/08/2014
I got married in August. Michael was a dream to work with. I had originally hired a "photographer" that was a newbie and super cheap. Well, I got what I paid for, nothing! I met with Michael and knew he would be the one to handle my pictures. He is funny, outgoing, and soothed my panic (this happened like 2 months before the wedding). He showed up on time the day of and made the entire bridal party at ease. I forgot that he was taking pictures! He was like a day of coordinator, he was so helpful. He also did things that I did not have to ask him to do like take pics of the dress and shoes before I put them on! The pictures were ready when he said that they would be. They are beautiful, and I cried when I looked at them! I am so happy that I found him! I made an account on here just to leave this review. You will not be disappointed!!!
Amazing experience with a fantastic photographerReviewed on 9/30/2014 David D
This is a review from the perspective of a groom, if that really matters. I know that I could not have been happier with our choice to use Michael Chadwick as our photographer for our wedding. He was the first vendor we signed with over a year before our actual wedding and we never felt out of touch with him during all of that time. It was very important to both of us that we chose someone that could fit in with our friends and families since it would be a very long day during the wedding. He did an amazing job on our engagement session; he made it feel like less of a photo shoot and more like a group of friends spending a day together. He was able to get us edited copies of the pictures quickly so that we could use them for our save the date cards and for the website we setup. The day of the wedding, he spent all day with my wife and instantly fit in with my family and all of the bridal party while she got ready. Our second photographer, Sheldon, spent some time with me and my groomsmen before the wedding and was not only taking pictures but helped us fold pocket squares and look our best. The day of the wedding was unusually hot and humid which made for less than perfect conditions when taking pictures outside. Michael was able to get us through it while getting some great shots and letting us have a lot of fun the whole time. We had to make some significant changes right before the ceremony due to the weather which he was able to help us get through. We were able to take some ceremony shots outside before the real ceremony inside which was really great. I was amazed at how flexible he was when it came to getting the shots he wanted and making sure that we were happy with everything. Our guests are still talking about how great our photographer was and I cannot imagine having a better person shoot our wedding and help us get through a very busy day.
Michael Chadwick Photography is one of the best vendors to work with for important events in your lifeReviewed on 9/28/2014 Jamie Z
We recently got married in August, and Michael Chadwick provided his talents for both our photography and videography. Among all the vendors we had to work with, along with our amazing venue, he was easily one of the best people to work with during all the planning. From the first meeting, it was clear that Michael had the talent and experience we were hoping for for our wedding. In addition, his kindness and willingness to make the extra effort was seen from planning our engagement session to enabling our wedding day to run so smoothly. He really listened to us, and was able to provide such amazing work that I could not have even imagined to be possible. Moreover, he was able to provide advice and work well with the other vendors so that we did not have to worry about much of anything on our actual day. He also went the extra step and helped us with figuring out how to work with last minute time constraints in order to enable the day to run smoothly. He was able to get the photographs with all of my family members in such an amazingly efficient manner along with the details of our wedding that we truly cherish. He as well as his colleagues Nick and Daniel got along with all of our family and friends, which means the world to us. His professionalism is apparent from the very beginning. He also was able to work very efficiently in getting the necessary photographs in such a way that it was enjoyable throughout the day with such a large group of people. In addition, we booked our photo booth with him. The packages he provides for the photo booth rental is quite extensive for an incredibly competitive price when compared to other rental companies. I have recommended his work to all of our friends and family with upcoming events, and recommend him to anyone seeking high quality work from a truly kind and talented individual.
Felt like a friend of the family!Reviewed on 9/27/2014 Carly M
Michael was totally awesome. We had planned all of our major vendors about a 11 months out from the Wedding date so we could have some time to relax and enjoy (and train for the boston marathon). Michael was the only vendor after we paid the deposit to send along and nice thank you and to keep in touch throughout the entire process. Another amazing personal touch was that he knew our bridal party and families by name, both making it more comfortable and easier for him to get everyone in order for pictures. I have been in A LOT of weddings and let me tell you that no photog ever knew my name! Michael gets back to you right away and is very helpful. Not to mention, the pics are great too! We are still waiting for a few but what I can tell from the preview is that he really captured the fun of the day! Call Michael Chadwick!
YES YES YES!Reviewed on 9/17/2014 Rebecca T
Absolutely fabulous and fairly priced! I've only seen a couple of my pictures, but I am 100% sure I made the right choice! Michael is an absolute pleasure to work with, charming, extremely creative and very talented. so many of my guests came up to me during my wedding just to tell me how wonderful the photographers were. In my opinion, Go with Chadwick Creative Arts, you won't be sorry!
Amazing service, fun photographer, great photosReviewed on 8/25/2014 Lori O
Michael Chadwick, and our second photographer Sheldon, were an amazing team on the day of our wedding, and were extremely pleasant to work with. Michael is very attentive to the needs of his clients, and you can easily see that. He is enthusiastic about what he does and shows that he enjoys capturing and creating images that fit each couple's personal style, rather than just taking generic, boring photos. I wanted natural photos that also weren't an exact replica of other couple's wedding photos, and he did a fantastic job providing me with photos I really love. The best part about my wedding was the reception and Michael captured all of the fun and funny moments that really showed that everyone had a great time at my wedding. He blended in really well with the crowd, despite his tall stature! He helped keep me calm and relaxed and made everyone feel comfortable, which made the photo shoots a breeze. The candid shots were the best and I can't get enough of them! I think it's extremely important to hire a photographer with plenty of experience because your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and you need to someone who knows exactly how to satisfy the bride and groom's wishes, and create photos that fit their own unique style. That is something Michael Chadwick knows how to do well. We got everything we wanted in our package, and more, and we are so happy to have had them at our wedding!
Couldn't be happierReviewed on 8/17/2014 Dana B
My husband and I are beyond happy with Michael Chadwick. He captured every moment of our wedding day and we will forever be able to look back at the amazing photographers he took. Not only is he an unbelievable photographer, he is also is a great person. Every bride is nervous on their wedding day and he did an awesome job at helping me relax and had so much fun with our wedding party. I can not thank Michael enough for all that he did for us on our wedding day and truly making it a memorable and stress free day.
Cannot recommend strongly enough!!Reviewed on 8/16/2014 rx l
There are so many great things to say about Michael and his photography services! If you read this sentence and nothing else: book Michael for your wedding/event right. now. Pre-wedding: Michael works hard to establish a relationship with his clients right away. Especially helpful was the pre-event questionnaire that he asks you to fill out. The questions asked range from topics like the tone of your wedding, the VIPs of the ceremony, and if there are any specific shots that you'd absolutely like to have. Day-of: Michael has a wonderful way of making photography feel natural, which is an extra special quality for those of us who are first-timers in front of the camera. He also makes an extraordinary effort to blend in to the wedding like an old friend- several of our guests were delighted that he called them by name and remembered who was who. His friendliness and ability to make our friends and love ones laugh made for stunning 'true-to-life' photos. We preferred candid shots, but we did take a couple of more staged photos which Michael expertly framed and captured. Post-wedding: Michael provides clients with both online and physical archival storage of photos, and a custom photo book (we honestly couldn't believe all that was included in the package!!!). We received our photos one month after our event and they are absolutely jaw-dropping. He uses photoshop sparingly, accentuating the life and colors of the photos while letting the subject matter speak for itself. Since our album was posted online about a week ago I have looked at our photos multiple times every day- they are that perfect! My husband and I cannot recommend Michael Chadwick enough to others. He truly knows how to capture an event and becomes more of a friend than a vendor. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the photos of our special day!
Amazing!Reviewed on 4/21/2014 Leah R
Michael is the most amazing photographer! From the first day you meet Michael you understand how much photography is a passion and art to him. He shows that through his work. He captures the true essence of the day without your knowledge. Once the wedding was over and we got back from our honeymoon he was already starting to post pictures. Within a few weeks the online photo gallery was complete! The day of the wedding is such a whirlwind you barely remember any details, but Michael captures it all!! I am highly recommending Michael to all my friends and family for upcoming wedding and events! You will not be disappointed!!
Wonderful experience!Reviewed on 3/08/2014 Ledi F
Michael was great from the first time I contacted him on the phone to the last step of the process. Before we met with him we had talked to two different photographers that had not convinced us and Michel made is so easy for us to make a decision. He knew exactly what to do, so easy to talk to and very fun to be around. He has a great personality our family and friends loved him and had nothing but great things to say about him. He took wonderful pictures and put together a perfect highlight video of our wedding. We couldn't be happier. Michael and his videographer Sheldon were a pleasure to work with and are very highly recommended.