About this Vendor
Memories to go back to everyday.
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.
Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle
Bridal Portraits, Engagement
Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
Honestly where do I begin!? We met Steve almost 3 years ago when we first got engaged. I wanted to find a photographer that understood the drama I wanted in my pictures, Steve’s pics said everything. We instantly called him and he spoke to my fiancé for a half hour, who also has a hobby of photography. Steve told us to come right in the same day and took his time going over everything and showing us all his work. We instantly booked our wedding for 2015 with Steve and couldn't have been happier. Our engagement pics were beautiful! Steve captured exactly what I was looking for. I wanted fall pictures where the colors exploded and he gave us exactly that. Some personal things came up after our engagement pictures and we had to move our wedding date 2 more times which Steve was nothing but accommodating! Finally 2 years later here we are married and I cannot even explain how absolutely gorgeous our wedding pictures came out. I was in a panic the week prior as the weather kept changing and said rain all day, which Steve assured me wouldn’t matter and that the pics would still be astonishing. He told me to stop worrying, which to my surprise even though it down poured all morning, right after the ceremony the sky completely cleared up for the rest of the day. I have heard nothing but compliments on Steve’s work. The bridesmaids and groomsmen loved him and his brother Sam, who was great with the kids! Our ring bearer’s parents were in awe at how Sam got him to stop crying and smile right away. I got a migraine right in the middle of our wedding day and Steve made sure I was doing ok and able to keep on with the pictures, even making sure I had water right by me. Sam was right there too carrying my veil along and picking off prickers that got on my dress as we were at Heritage Park shooting. Steve and Sam were phenomenal. Their personalities are great and we were cracking up all day, they could not have made the day any easier. You can instantly tell that this is Steve’s passion. He is brilliant. His creative mindset was beaming all day and he would do whatever it took to get the perfect shot. We have only seen about 10 photos so far of the 4000+ taken and I am in LOVE with every single one! I am thrilled to see the remainder, but know it’s going to be far too hard to pick out the few for our wedding album. If you are looking for non-traditional, non-boring, dramatic, gorgeous, creative, statement photos, Steve is definitely your guy! His photos speak for themselves and what I truly love is that he doesn’t need Photoshop to make the pictures or yourself look good, he knows his lighting and angles so well. Out of all the vendors we chose, which were all absolutely amazing, Steve has gone above and beyond. By far my favorite vendor and worth every cent! We’ve grown a remarkable friendship with Steve over the last few years and felt as though he was family all day. I cannot wait to meet Steve’s baby girl and see all his photos of her as he is going to be a remarkable father. Steve is now my go to photographer and will be the only one I trust to take maternity photos, baby pics, and family photos in our future! We love you Steve!!!
Studio 41 was hands down the single best decision I made for my big day. Steve's incredible talent is undeniable. One look at his portfolio proves that he is an amazing professional whose work would be hard to match. Just look at his sample photos. What his portfolio doesn't show is his wonderful persona behind the camera. Steve directed every single detail of our entire bridal party to get perfectly posed shots without any photo series becoming tedious. We were laughing all day. My husband and I are not people who naturally pose ourselves into what would be called attractive positions, and yet every single picture of us makes us look like characters from a fairy tale. That is thanks to Steve. He can find magical shots in the most unattractive scenery. Somehow the photos we took outside of a Hampton Inn look like we're in a botanical garden. I should also mention that it is due in large to Steve that our day stayed on schedule. He took photos that I didn't even realize I wanted (until I saw them later) while I was getting ready, and then kept the entire 12 person bridal party in line all the way to the reception. He immediately figured out our group dynamic and played into our personalities to get perfect candid and posed shots of the whole group. He and his assistant, Sam, really clicked with everyone, and I think that made a world of difference. It would be impossible not to be at ease with Steve's direction, and it's this that really sets him apart from other talented photographers. Steve worked with us to create a custom package that fit within our budget, but after seeing the nearly 4,000 beautifully edited shots he created for us, I would have happily paid double my budget to work with him. I cannot recommend him highly enough to everyone. There were even guests at our wedding who have already hired Steve for their own events. He's that impressive. Again, Studio 41 is the best decision we made for our big day.
My wedding photos are a dream! Thank you Studio 41!Reviewed on 2/10/2015 Mariam F
Let me start off my saying Steve and his team at Studio 41 are by far THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS. You honestly cannot find a more dedicated, passionate, and hard working team that delivers like Studio 41. Out of all the vendors I worked with, Steve was my favorite. He is hilarious, he made the day so much fun, my family and friends all loved him, and of course, he captured every moment of the wedding in the most beautiful way. This man is a true talent and cannot go unrecognized. Photos were always my biggest worry when it came to planning my wedding, as I'm sure it is for most brides. What drew me his work was Steve's effortless talent for creating whimsical portraits. He not only caught every moment of my wedding day, but honestly kept me smiling throughout the entire night and for that I am eternally grateful. You will not regret this investment! Your photos are all you have after the wedding day is over. Make sure you chose a team that gives you what you deserve, make sure that team is Studio 41!
I am so happy that my wife booked Studio 41 to photograph our wedding. When I first met Steve for our engagement photos we clicked right away and had a lot of fun together. Although he is very professional he does not take himself so serious. He allows himself to actually connect with the people, grow a relationship and enjoy it. On our wedding day my wife and I debated over who would have Steve with them while we got ready. (Of course, my wife won) His whole team was just like him and we had fun with all of them. Our pictures are more than anything I ever expected. Best photographer in MI for sure.
Steve and his team were AMAZING. I really wanted our wedding photos to be 'next level' and we totally got that from Studio 41 Photography. Steve was there through the entire process for us in a way that made us comfortable and his dedication to getting us the right shot in so many instances was so apparent. He was there for us through the entire day (and truly - the planning process as well) and we absolutely love our photos. Thank you Studio 41! You are the best. :)
I literally stayed staring at my laptop screen for 10 minutes, twirling my hair, thinking how to start writing this review. I honestly didn’t know how or where to begin.. So I figured lets start with this: Steve and his team are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!! Him and his team are talented, hard working, passionate and dedicated to their profession as well as their customers. Steve is our ultimate favorite. Behind the camera, stands a genuinely good hearted, honest individual who will go far and beyond his job as photographer to help his bride and groom. I remember texting him panicking when my makeup artist cancelled on me prior to my wedding by 1 week. Steve took his time comforting me, re-assured me and told me “Sam, we need your wedding to be prefect and it will”. After the phone call, he sent me a list of all the makeup artists he knew, some of which he called on my behalf (cause I was busy at work), until we found one. If this is an individual who is after monetary gains, Im sure he wont have even bothered to reach out. In addition to his delightful character, he is a truly gifted in what he does. My engagement pictures were gorgeous and I cant even start bragging about my wedding pics…truly BREATHTAKING!!!! This, I believe is not a biased opinion of mine, cause everyone who had viewed our pictures commented on how they appeared like shots from a fairytale. If I had the option to have posted some of my wedding pictures in this review, trust me, I would have just to show you how mind-blowing they were!!! He simply has this magical touch to every shot he captures. I remember, after receiving our wedding pics, texting him apologizing to him for bargaining his price when we first met—he was worth every penny. Besides his phenomenal pictures, Steve will make the whole process seem seamless. He will take the time to sit down with you, explain what he has to offer, work within your budget, provide you with the timeline of the wedding day and take note of all your requests. And the best part, you will be laughing and having fun as he does it all. Studio 41 was hands down the single best decision I made for my big day! CHOOSE THEM!!!!YOU WILL NEVER REGRET IT!!!! All of these stars and great reviews still do not do him justice. He honestly cannot be recommended highly enough. …At the end of our wedding, my husband and I, walked up to Steve, shook his hands, thanked him for his hard work and asked him to always stay in touch-for now we were not only customers but long term friends (And im sure he will be yours too). Me and mismish cant thank you enough. Thank you. :) …..enough searching, CHOOSE STUDIO 41<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
My wife and I hired Steve for our wedding pictures and were blown away by the experience we had. From a guy's perspective, there's nothing more annoying than taking pictures in a million different poses, but Steve made the process fun every time we met with him. For both of our engagement sessions, Steve spent so much time making sure that we got exactly what we were looking for. I've seen other people's engagement pictures and none of them even come close to how amazing ours looked. For our wedding day, both him and his brother made the entire day stress free and relaxed. We were having a blast with them the whole time and really had no worries. The most important thing to my wife and I was that we could enjoy our wedding day and not be stressed and they truly made that happen. You're stuck with the photographer all day, from the second you get ready until the end of the night so it's really important that you have someone who not only gets your vision but keeps it lighthearted and fun. And our pictures were ridiculously good. The nice thing about Steve's work is he doesn't do the same thing with everyone's pictures and his work doesn't look like everyone else's work. A lot of wedding photographers do the same cliche stuff, but Steve's work was very unique. Everyone who saw our pictures were shocked at how good they turned out. For the engagement session pictures and the wedding pictures, the turnaround time on our pictures was very fast, which I appreciated. All in all, I recommend Steve without reservation- he's extremely good at what he does, he's honest and has a great personality. You won't go wrong with Steve.
I cannot say enough amazing things about Steve and his work. We booked Steve for two engagement sessions and our wedding and I have to say that working with Steve was one of the best decisions I made. The quality of his work is breathtaking. He takes unique shots that look as if they were taken out of a magazine. None of that cheesy stuff either. We had some fun pictures, some elegant pictures, some candids. He basically captured every moment and feeling . And on top of that, we laughed the entire time and had so much fun with him. I never once felt self-conscious or nervous or stressed when working with Steve. Even on our wedding day when we were being pushed around, Steve made things very calm and enjoyable for us. The bridesmaids and groomsmen really liked working with him too and even they have started referring him to others! I very highly recommend Steve!!!
Steve, Where do we even begin?! When we first decided to come to your office, we weren’t totally sold. We had a family recommendation for another photographer and she had done Kevin’s sister’s wedding so we knew she was good. But my friend in nursing school SWORE by you and would not stop talking about how amazing you are, so we figured we would check you out. After only 5 minutes into our conversation with you Kevin and I instantly knew we just had to have you. Not only had we already seen your incredible talent on the walls of your office, and your multiple “The Knot” awards sitting on your desk; but what really truly sold us on signing with you was your passion!! Your love for photography is one that I have never seen before. Hearing you talk about your work and how you make sure to make every photo unique was truly inspiring. We knew instantly that you would do an amazing job for our wedding and you definitely did NOT disappoint! Not once did we ever have to stress or worry about the photos and capturing special moments on our big day. You and Sam were always paying close attention to ensure you got every detail and made sure each picture looked great at the same time! We know our pictures are all going to look AMAZING! Your passion for this industry truly shows through in your work. You were such a pleasure to work with! Choosing you as our photographer was honestly one of the BEST decisions we made for our big day. We cannot thank you enough!!! Love, Crystal & Kevin
Steve was absolutely AMAZING!!! Your photographer is one of the most important wedding vendors that you will ever choose because he captures every moment of the day….from getting ready to saying goodbye as you leave either for your honeymoon or your hotel. Steve and his company were truly the best choice we made for Photography. He spent a lot of time truly getting to know us (bride and groom) and what type of pictures that we wanted for our wedding. He wants to make your day and your photos whatever you want them to be. He is truly a creative artist taking unique photos such as capturing Victorian-like pictures through the mirror, double images on the marble floor, using lighting in the Cathedral to capture my wedding bouquet and dress in color and black and white, to having someone hold my train behind me so that it created a bedazzled background, to letting the wind catch my veil outside the Cathedral creating a model-like effect…Steve in the moment is ready to capture raw emotions and purely beautiful photos. Steve knows the location very well and suggested the white stairs at the DIA to capture my Cinderella moment as well. I believe that your wedding is something that you do only once and I am so glad that we choose Steve to do our Photography for photos that will last us a lifetime! By the end of the night, Steve became apart of our family! He makes the bride and groom feel very comfortable so that no matter what happens on your wedding day, rain or shine or family drama, the bride and groom are laughing and smiling through it all. I would highly recommend Steve to capture your own fairytale moment…and we will definitely be back when we have children of our own to capture their infant years and family photos!!
We can't say enough amazing things about Studio 41. They are honestly amazing and you will not be disappointed with their work. We were obsessed with our engagement photos which gave us such high hopes for our wedding photos and Steve and Sam did not disappoint. Steve is so creative and captured everything I envisioned for my dream winter wedding. They are both so fun and make everyone feel so relaxed the day of the wedding. Steve makes sure everything runs smoothly and is on time. It was honestly the best day ever and I am so glad Steve was able to capture all the moments. You will not be disappointed by choosing Studio 41 as your photographer, they are honestly the best around and your photos will turn out amazing! We can't thank them enough!
Steve and his team not only captured our wedding day but they truly added to it. Any wedding day is a long day for everyone involved. Steve and his team made it easy on us and our bridal party to keep our energy high and make sure we were having fun while capturing all of our special moments. We even had guests tell us how much they enjoyed meeting our photographers and laughing with them. Working with Studio 41 was such a pleasure and our photos are BREATHTAKING! It is taking me forever to pick photos for my album because there are too many good ones! Would HIGHLY recommend.
Where do we even begin!? Steve, Sam, and Brad are AMAZING!!! Steve helped us out before our wedding and was so attentive and accommodating throughout the entire process! Our wedding was at the end of October and although the weather was a bit chilly, Steve, Sam, and Brad helped lift our spirits and make our wedding day an unforgettable experience! The photography is the most exquisite and breathtaking images that we have ever seen! They truly have a special talent that cannot be duplicated! Not only is the photography stunning, but Steve and the gang had the best sense of humor and personalities that helped us and our wedding party feel confident and kept us laughing! We truly could not thank them enough for everything that they have done for us throughout our wedding process! We will definitely be keeping in touch with Studio 41 photography and will be hiring them to photograph future events and milestones in our growing family's lives! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts! You guys rock!!!!!
I first met Steve and his team as the MOH of a friend’s wedding back in 2012 – after that experience I knew that I had to have Studio 41 do my eventual wedding! When I got engaged 4 years later, I told my fiancé that whatever date and venue we picked, we had to plan it around a weekend when Studio 41 had availability, because I knew I didn’t want any other photographers, and I am SO glad we hired them!! Steve did our engagement photos, and while he himself was already booked on our wedding day, his two team members Waddie and Alvyn, were able to do our wedding. All three of them were WONDERFUL! They are goofy and silly, and made us laugh to get wonderful candid pictures of us that look real rather than posed. Their passion for their job shows through in every second of the photo sessions. I have never seen such excitement as when Steve saw the way the sunlight was hitting a willow tree (once I saw the pictures, I understood exactly why he was so excited about it!!). They all truly have a gift, and something that looks ordinary to me, somehow ends up magical in their photos. Steve was also always available to talk over text/phone/in-person to make sure that any questions I had were answered, or to touch base and make sure I was 100% satisfied with their work. I could go on and on and on about how wonderful they are, from their easy-going personalities, to the ease of communication, to the quality of the finished product. I could not recommend them any higher!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Where do I even begin?! Steve was the first vendor I booked for my wedding. I knew I wanted to have him as my photographer even before I got engaged! Steve and Sam made us and our bridal party so comfortable. We had a blast and could not stop laughing the whole day. We also used Studio 41 for our videography and the crew that came along with that were awesome as well! Not only did Steve make it fun for us, you could tell he has such a passion for what he does. It's truly incredible how he can bring his and his clients visions to life in such a creative way.I would recommend Studio 41 to anyone and everyone. Worth every penny! Thank you Steve and the whole crew for making our day that much more amazing!
We are beyond thankful to have met Steve from Studio41Photography . My brother got married 2 months before me and when we saw Steve's enthusiasm and passion for what he does and of course how AMAZING their photos turned out we just HAD to have him for our wedding photos. We are so grateful for everything he did for us and we are SO happy with our photos! We had a blast and felt so comfortable in front of the camera. My husband and & I recommend him 110%, and will continue to use his services for the other big milestones in our lives as husband and wife! You will not be disappointed! Steve thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts!
I am so happy we had the opportunity to work with Steve and Sam during our wedding! What a fantastic team! They were amazing with our family and bridal party. They helped make the day go very smoothly and were very accommodating. They had us laughing the whole day. I can't wait to see the album and finished products :) Steve also shot our engagement sessions and the pictures turned out fantastic! We love Studio 41 and HIGHLY recommend them!
I don't even know where to begin! Studio 41 was one of the most amazing vendors to work with. Steve and his crew were phenomenal, and made our big day that much more special. I am so happy that we had the honor of having them shoot and film our big day, and I HIGHLY recommend every couple to do the same.. you definitely will NOT be disappointed. I have nothing but amazing things to say about them. The whole bridal party fell in love with Steve and his crew and just loved their personalities and sense of humor. Besides the fact that they are amazing individuals to be around, the pictures they produce are even more amazing. Once again, we are very happy that we had Studio 41 shoot and film our wedding, and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way! YOU GUYS ROCK!
I don't even know how to begin to describe our experience with the Studio 41 team. My husband and I had interviewed at least 6 photographers and every time I just left feeling that we weren't blown away. When I first saw Studio 41's pictures, they really spoke for themselves. I immediately called Steve and I was instantly sold. Not only were his photographs incredible, but he was so easy to talk to and knew exactly what we wanted. We booked with Studio 41 before even meeting in person. I cannot even describe how happy we are that we chose Studio 41 to capture our day. I was nervous about having someone follow me around all day taking my picture, but we felt like Steve and Sam were one of the group! Our bridal party and families loved working with them and they truly made our day so enjoyable. They captured all of our special moments. Steven and Sam both really go out of their way to make sure your pictures are incredible. Steve has an absolute gift in his ability to capture perfect photos. When he sent us our finished pictures, I was completely blown away. I felt the pictures really filled us in on all the little things about our day that we missed. There isn't a single picture we didn't like! I cannot recommend the Studio 41 team enough! I believe that choosing the photographer for your wedding is the most important decision throughout the process, and we are so happy we chose Studio 41!
Our wedding day was a dream come true thanks to Steve and his team!! Steve was amazing to work with right from the start. From the day my husband and I met Steve he won us over with his huge personality. It's one of a kind. He makes the whole process seamless and even entertaining. My husband hates taking pictures and felt so comfortable and actually enjoyed getting engagements pictures done because of Steve. He definitely has a unique eye and artistic ability to capture the most beautiful photographs. The week of the wedding, the weather kept changing and said rain all day, which Steve assured me wouldn’t matter and that the pics would still be amazing. The pictures turned out to be even better than we could have ever imagined. Steve even brought an extra photographer for extra hands last minute just to make sure he could capture every angle possible. I don't know ANY company who would do that or work as hard as he did and does. He truly is one of kind and we highly recommend him to anyone! He will not disappoint! The way Steve and his brother Sam work together is truly a gift. They work very hard to get every single photo you ask for in such a small amount of time. By the time we got back to the reception, Steve had our slideshow already up and running for all of our guests to see during the whole evening. He was able to show photos from that day on the slide show for all our guests to see and let me tell you it was one of our favorite parts of the whole wedding day. The photos were indescribable and had all of our guests attention the entire night. Our wedding day was perfect because of Steve and his team and we cannot thank them enough for making our day so special.
Words can't fully describe the gratitude my husband and I have for Steve and Sam! From our very first consultation up until our wedding day and even after, Steve has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is a master at his craft and his work speaks for itself. The attention to detail he has, guarantees beautiful work. Our engagement session along with our wedding day session remained effortless and enjoyable which was great for us as we are not naturals with the camera. We felt extremely comfortable and confident with Steve and Sam's ability and are truly blessed to have had both of them share a part of our special day. The perfect amount of professionalism, charisma and fun that Steve and Sam exuded really helped relieve me and my husband of all our tension and anxiety on the big day. I would recommend them 1000 times over for anyone who will listen, these gentlemen are the best in the business!
Steve and his staff at Studio 41 are truly incredible to work with. For our engagement shoot, it had been pouring rain the ENTIRE day & didn't look like it was going to clear. Steve texted us to see if we wanted to reschedule or take our chances, we decided to go for it & I thank god that we didn't reschedule! The rain did stop (eventually) but our engagement photos while it was raining turned out incredible! They were our favorite pictures from our engagement shoot and Steve made the entire experience of shooting in the rain a blast. I have received so many compliments on how unique and beautiful our engagement pictures are and I couldn't agree any more! Our wedding day turned out to be perfect and that had a lot to do with Studio 41! Steve knew exactly how to make myself, and everyone else comfortable as if we have known him for years, he kept us all laughing the entire day/night. We went downtown to take our bridal party & couples shots and they turned out AMAZING!! Just like our engagement pictures, our wedding pictures are so unique which makes them mean even more to us. Studio 41 captured all the important moments of our wedding day and more, they took shots that we didn't even know about but are now in love with! I am so happy we chose Studio 41 photography as our wedding photographer. They were able to give us the best memories of our wedding day that we will cherish forever. We will be calling Steve for sure when it's time for maternity/baby photos! Thank you so much for everything Steve!!!!
Steve, Sam, and Jason were amazing! We had photo and video all day and they made the most of every second they had to take amazing pictures to make sure they had every shot they needed. Steve is so easy to work with if I had any problems I could just text him and he was so flexible with plans he was always making sure everything was happening the way I wanted it to. Highly highly recommend him he is the absolute BEST!
Steve and Sam went WAY above and beyond our expectations! Steve has such an eye. He can turn anything into the most beautiful shot. They make the whole experience so comfortable and fun. My husband isn't overly comfortable taking photos, and these guys had him feeling like a super model. They make it feel so effortless! I was honestly blown away. Not only are they incredibly talented, but were genuinely fun people to spend time with on our big day. They kept us laughing during times when we were feeling stressed or nervous. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. Worth every penny! We will cherish these pictures forever. Thank you thank you!!
Steve and Sam did such an incredible job on our wedding photos! Steve also did our engagement photos and he did an amazing job! We are so happy that we chose Studio 41 for our wedding day and we would recommend them to anyone! Steve is so nice and fun to work with, he made us feel relaxed and we all had a fun time together! Thank you Studio 41!!!