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.
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!
The Absolute BEST!!Reviewed on 4/18/2014 Krissy K
I don't think there will ever be enough kind words to describe how absolutely amazing Studio 41 Photography is. Steve and his guys are hands down, the best I have ever seen! Not only are they passionate and professional, they are amazing, caring and FUN people! From our first meeting with Steve, we knew that we were not going to look any further for a photographer, and we have NEVER regretted that decision! Our engagement pictures turned out better than we had ever imagined (and we got them SO quickly!), and it made us that much more excited for our wedding. The guys fit right in with our wedding party, family, and friends - getting everyone to have fun and getting some GREAT pictures in the process. Every.Single.Person. I talked to had amazing things to say about our photographers - and they hadn't even seen the pictures yet! That shows you what a positive impact they had on our day :) Our wedding pictures came back SO QUICKLY and I can't stop looking at them! We have received nothing but compliments on the quality of photos and the quality of the PEOPLE with Studio 41. Brides, PLEASE do yourself a favor and meet with Steve, and then HIRE HIM!! I promise you, you will not regret working with him! He is amazing to watch work - he has that "eye" and you can just see the wheels turning, figuring out how to get the best shot, EVERY TIME. He has many different packages that will absolutely fit your budget and what you are looking for. Pictures are your lasting memories of your day and with Studio 41 Photography you will have breathtaking memories to last you always!!
We can't say enough positive things about Steve and his team and how wonderful they were not only the day of our wedding, but throughout the whole process. He was always helpful and open to any suggestions that we had. What really impressed us was how creative his imagination was on the day of our wedding. We have had numerous comments on how beautiful the pictures are and how creative the shots were. He made each step of the way fun and always made us feel comfortable. We would highly recommend Studio 41 for wedding photos!
Where do I even start. Steve and Sam were phenomenal! The weather for my wedding wasn't the best ( 100% rain and 54 degrees) but you wouldn't even know that by looking at my wedding pictures! They made us feel like it was 80 degrees and sunny. I didn't even have to stage my laughter in my pictures. Steve and Sam had us laughing the whole time and even was there for us for some advice. My husband and I can't thank them enough. I wasn't worried about how the pictures would turn out because I choose Steve for our engagement pictures. Studio 41's quality is better than 5 stars and to be completely honest their pictures are unique which I absolutely love! Take my advice and choose them for your special occasion.. You won't regret it! You get a perfect package.. A photographer, mentor, friend and comedian all in 1. Thank you so much! -Hussein & Amber Wedding date: May 31,2015
Amazing!Reviewed on 4/14/2015 Ashley M
My husband and I could not have chosen better photographers! From the moment we met Steve, we all clicked. My mother and mother in law went to sign the contract with me and they were amazed with Steve and his pictures. When I was researching photographers I was looking for two things...unlimited hours and multiple photographers. He was the FIRST and ONLY company we actually met with. We could not be any happier with our pictures. We have had so many compliments about our pictures as if they should be in magazines! They took pictures when we weren't even realizing it and those were as amazing as the posed ones. Our families could not have been anymore impressed on the day of our wedding as to how personable Steve, Sam, and Wadi were. Steve has a great eye for taking incredible shots. We could not believe how many pictures we ended up with. I will forever refer this company as well as use them in the future. My husbands cousin is getting married in August and Steve is the photographer and cannot wait to see their pics! They are fantastic! Thank you for creating these memories that will last a lifetime from our fairytale day!
Should be shooting for Vogue!Reviewed on 4/13/2015 Amy W
Steve from Studio 41 is amazing!!! Not only as a photographer but also as a person! I am someone who hates posing for pictures but I love and appreciate the art of photography! He made pictures fun for my wedding day! ANDDDD when we got them back JUST 27 DAYS after our wedding, I was amazed!!!!! I couldn't believe how gorgeous they came out! I remember the day of he was posing my bridal party and it looked very weird so I was a little nervous but I decided to trust him because I felt the same way for our engagement pictures and they turned out gorgeous! Our pictures were not just memories captured. They were a true work of art (this coming from someone who loves photography art). He should seriously be shooting for Vogue or Travel Magazines! Our wedding was in the winter but we really wanted our pictures in Downtown Utica which is right next to a highway! He got all the best shots in that area! Seriously worth every penny! You only have one Wedding day! If your looking for just a person to capture memories, give your cousin a camera. If you looking for your memories to be a work of art, give Steve a call! Thank you Steve!!!
So happy we chose Studio 41!Reviewed on 4/04/2015 Olga F
I simply cannot say enough good things about Studio 41! Many other reviewers here praised Studio 41 for beautiful and original photos, great value, and professionalism. I wholeheartedly agree with all those positive comments. But what I liked the most about working with Steve (and Sam too) is his undeniable, genuine desire to do a great job for us and to get the most beautiful pictures possible. I have NEVER seen a photographer- or any wedding vendor for that matter- work this hard! All day long, Steve was focused on his task. He arrived early and left late. He tirelessly captured every single important moment of the day and then some. He continuously came up with creative ideas of capturing all sorts of details about the wedding. He was extremely helpful throughout the day as he kept us and our bridal party on schedule and helped with logistics, all the while telling jokes and making everyone laugh and just feel good about themselves as he kept snapping away. He amazed everyone with his professionalism, friendliness and charisma. I had multiple guests comment on what an awesome photographer we had! Steve worked tirelessly during our engagement session as well. It was our first time working together, but right away my husband and I felt relaxed and had lots of fun thanks to Steve's wonderful sense of humor and his creativity. Steve literally risked being stung by a giant bumble bee to get a pretty shot of my ring on a flower (with a bee already on it!) and he crawled through some wet/scratchy bushes to get a perfect shot of my husband and me in the woods. As if that wasn't enough, he literally lay in the middle of the road to get a stunning panoramic photo of us with gorgeous fall colors in the background. If that's not dedication, I don't know what is!!! Despite the fact that our chosen package was far not the most expensive one, Steve never made us feel rushed or unimportant. Quite the opposite! He spent ample time meeting with us and discussing our wedding details and itinerary. He always made himself available to discuss further details by phone or email- and returned my texts and phone call promptly without fail. Whenever we met, Steve always made me feel like I was his favorite bride to work with. He tirelessly listened to our input and answered our questions. Because of these qualities, my husband and I felt very comfortable in front of Steve and Sam's cameras and the results are just wonderful. Thank you Steve for all your help on our wedding day, and for the beautiful photos we will always cherish. We wish you great success and hope you will continue to make people happy with your work for many years to come!
So Happy!!!Reviewed on 4/02/2015 Spring
Steve and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only are they creative and professional in their photography, but their easygoing and fun personalities made the day go by smoothly. The photos turned out fantastic! We really like the high quality imaging of them - no pixels or blurriness at all. And it truly felt like they captured events from the whole day to make it like a picture story, from getting ready in the morning all the way to kissing goodnight. I would recommend Studio 41 for any wedding, big or small! Thank you, Steve, for giving us pictures we will love for a lifetime!!!
Absolutely PhenomenalReviewed on 3/25/2015
Steve and Sam were absolutely amazing. They were professional, fun, and very easy to work with. They worked well with family members that were a little more "difficult" to deal with too. I had so much fun with them. They captured so many great shots. I really could not have asked for a better experience. I am so happy with the results and if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. They are so dependable and just wonderful to work with. I can't say enough positive things. Would recommend Studio 41 any day of the week!
Stop looking anywhere else!Reviewed on 2/24/2015 Hanadi D
I have never in my life, written a review about anything or anyone, so this is huge (well, for me at least). I wanted to make sure to take the time to let anyone looking for high quality pictures, and an amazing-- no wait, absolutely AMAZINGLY amazing, person to work with, know that you've come to the right place! My hubby and I just got married on Valentines Day, 2015. I can not tell you how magical that day was. Words can not describe it, but my photos can, because that perfect day was captured by Steve and Sam perfectly. My only issue is that I'm struggling with how many of the pictures we can actually put up in our house without seeming narcissistic. They're all so beautiful! I am IN LOVE! Steve is truly the kindest, most hard working person I've ever met in this field. He is so, very friendly, extremely accommodating and reassuring, so professional, and hilarious! He is so passionate and it is evident in his work and his super upbeat, and positive attitude. This is the type of professional you would want working with you on your wedding day. I promise you this! Take it from me. I will honestly admit, I was a bit of a Bridezilla, and I am most definitely a perfectionist, so take my word for it, and trust me, you will not be disappointed! We love you Studio 41! We look forward to using you in the future for other events! Love, H+A
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER!!!!!!!!Reviewed on 11/20/2014 Tanika J
Studio 41 - There are just no words to describe the creativity, impeccable service, timeliness, professionalism and fun that we experienced with them. They were not just our vendor, they became our friends. We absolutely fell in love with Steve and his team. From a fun engagement shoot (in the cold and rain) to an emotional wedding day full of fun, laughs and love - they added joy to our day. We live in Chicago but had our wedding in Michigan. When we need a photographer, we will be coming back home or paying for them to come to us! We will NEVER use another photographer other than Studio 41. They had an eye to bring our artistic vision to life. We will forever be able to relive our wedding day for years to come with the priceless memories that they captured. Steve has gone above and beyond to ensure that we are happy! You can't go wrong with choosing Studio 41!
Best Photographer AroundReviewed on 11/12/2014 Lindsay M
Where do I begin?? We recently received the photos from our wedding day and we are blown away. Originally, we had wanted to book a videographer in addition to a photographer. Steve captured every moment of our big day through the photos - it is all we wanted and so much more. The quality of the images is phenomenal, the price is hard to beat, and his personality truly added to our big day! We love that we have all the photos on a disc to view any time and print photos as we wish. Steve made the entire process extremely easy and stress-free. I highly recommend stopping your search for a photographer here - you won't be disappointed!
photographyReviewed on 11/03/2014 Noelle C
I used this photographer for my engagement photos and my wedding photos. I have not received my wedding photos, only saw a few on a slideshow at my reception. I can imagine they will be wonderful. My engagement pictures came out amazing! Steve is very nice to work with and he takes pictures that are so different than other ones I've seen! I also used them for my videographer! I cannot wait to see the video and my wedding pictures. I would definitely recommend them!
So Glad We Chose Studio 41!!!!!!!!Reviewed on 10/05/2014 Kiana S
Where do I begin...the reviews are absolutely true!! Book Studio 41 for your wedding right now!!! For me, photography was on the top 3 list of most important things for my wedding and I was very selective about which service to choose from since there are quite a few options out there. Originally I read the reviews for Studio 41 and all of them were so positive I just had to check them out!! I went on the website and immediately fell in love with their style because it was just so unique and I called Studio 41 right afterwards to lock in my wedding date. The first time I spoke with Steve, I just knew we would get along, and I just knew Studio 41 was the perfect fit. Best decision ever - The team was absolutely a delight to work with. From start to finish, I had zero issues. Everything went smoothly. We had so many people at our wedding giving positive comments and reviews about the photographers and how FUN they were! (I think they had a good time themselves at our wedding, which helps!) On top of that, they were flexible, creative, encouraging, organized and all of them had a great eye. They relaxed me on my wedding day because I was just having so much fun. Furthermore, Steve is very responsive - whenever I have a question, he's very easy to get a hold of and responds promptly. When we received our pictures (extremely fast by the way), they were absolutely stunning - all of them. I can't get over how beautiful they are, I'm just so happy with everything and I can't thank Studio 41 enough! We had a very eclectic wedding with a lot of things going on, but they somehow captured everything!! I can look at the pictures and literally replay the wedding step by step but through an artistic lens. I'm just so overjoyed. If you're looking for photography, I can tell you - you won't go wrong choosing Studio 41. If photography is important to you, I highly recommend trusting Studio 41 - you're in good hands and will be very pleased with the output from this highly experienced team. Its very apparent that Studio 41 really loves what they're doing and they focus on the details and capturing all of your special memories. You can't go wrong with them, I promise. Thank you so much Studio 41!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Outstanding!Reviewed on 10/05/2014 Melanie M
Where do I even begin! Studio 41 has done both of my sisters wedding photos and they were amazing, so once I got engaged I knew exactly who I wanted to shoot my wedding. We had both studio 41 photography and videography! We are so thrilled with everything, Steve and his team are so fun to work with and so professional! I felt so comfortable, which in the end the photos captured just that. Thank you to steve and the rest of the guys for making our wedding perfect. My family is so thankful for all your hard work, your truly the best!!!
AmazingReviewed on 9/06/2014 Katherine B
Working with Studio 41 was an amazing experience. Steve is so professional and easy going. He was with me all day and really helped me to feel at ease. He went above and beyond!! One of the groomsmen were supposed to drop my dress off at the house where we taking pictures and he was running late. Steve went and picked up my dress for me! I couldn't believe it. Sam worked with the groom and groomsmen. I was so surprised when we all got together for the group photos for the bridal party. Sam and the guys were like old friends, even though they just met a few hours earlier. It felt like we were working with close friends; this made us feel comfortable and it was fun! Less than a month after the wedding we received 3 discs with over 2,000 pictures! They were amazing. We got to relive the entire day! Steve and Sam captured so many beautiful moments. I could see the emotion on my mom's face as I danced with my father. I could see how nervous my husband was before the ceremony and how happy and relieved he was when the ceremony was over. It was like reading a story or watching a video! I loved the artistic elements in the photos of my husband and me! There are so many beautiful photos, it will be hard to pick our favorites for our book and prints! Thank you, Steve and Sam, for the memories! You are amazing.
BEST Photographer out there!Reviewed on 9/03/2014
The first time I had the pleasure of viewing the work of Studio 41 Photography was viewing the wedding photos of a girl I knew. After admiring every photo and every detail, I knew this was the photographer I would have at my wedding. I did not even consider or look into any other company because I knew I would not have to. From the initial phone call with Steve, the experience we had with him and his team was unbelievable. I consider myself to be quite a critic at times, but I cannot say enough great things about this company. Steve and his team are professional, FUN, easy-going, and creative. Just when we thought our engagement photos were "perfect" then came our wedding photos. They are absolutely breath-taking and literally every single moment was captured. Our family and friends continue to rave about how much fun they had and how comfortable Steve and his team made them! This is something that really stood out to my husband and I. It was a perfect day for he and I, but to hear our family and friends rave about them, that was really something! The creativity, quality, and uniqueness of every photo is something that sets this company apart from the rest. Our photos have become artwork in our new home. I write this review with the highest recommendation and would refer Studio 41 Photography to anyone! We will be calling Steve when the next chapter of our life is written! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!
THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHERS AND VIDEOGRAPHER AROUND!!!Reviewed on 8/19/2014 Audra K
Steve Gabriel and his team are THE BEST. They are so easy to work with and make taking pictures fun and not a task. We had two photographers and a videographer shoot our day and the pictures are literally amazing! It had rained after our outdoor ceremony and the photographers were standing under umbrellas and crouching on the ground to get specific views/angles with the raindrops for unique pictures! These guys are AMAZING!!!!!
Amazing PhotographerReviewed on 8/12/2014 Stephanie H
Studio 41 has the most talented photographers. Meeting Steve he is very professional and knowledgeable. Steve was very accommodating and willing to work with us as we were planning a wedding in the Detroit area but my husband and I were living on the west side of Michigan. Steve recommended our engagement photos be taken in the spring/summer but with our wedding being so close we knew we needed to get save the dates out before then. We went down to his studio one day and took a handful of photos to choose from for our save the date. You couldn't even tell it was the middle of winter and it was freezing out. We then had them come over to the west side to take our engagement photos in our town and on the beach. Steve was wonderful and the pictures turned out amazing. For the wedding we had three other photographers from Studio 41 as Steve was booked for another wedding that day, but that is nothing to worry about as the other gentleman were also amazing. They covered all the little details of our wedding and everything from getting ready to dancing with friends. Even though it was a little rainy the day of our wedding they found ways to make our photos turn out amazing. We had our wedding pictures on a high resolution disk just a few weeks after the wedding. Almost a year later I still look through all the pictures as I am amazed at how well they turn out and I always find a new photo that I like. Studio 41 has great customer service as Steve is very prompt at getting any questions answered. The have also been very accommodating again as most of my communications have been through email and phone since living further away. Steve also designed the most beautiful coffee table album of our favorite wedding photos. It is great quality, you will not regret getting one. Same for the prints that are in some of the packages, the quality is amazing. I would recommend Studio 41 for anyone getting married or looking for a photographer. I hope to be able to use them again for future photos.
Absolutely OutstandingReviewed on 8/07/2014 Danielle B
My husband and I knew that Studio 41 Photography HAD to be our 'wedding photographer' from the very first moment we met Steve. We were an 'out of town' couple but that was NEVER a problem; he always made time to meet with us (when we were in town) and he is excellent at communicating (both via phone and email). Steve and his brother Sam have outstanding personalities and are extremely fun to work with; they also have a very calming presence and definitely ‘roll with the punches’. In addition to Studio 41’s OUTSTANDING customer service their photographs are far superior to any that I have ever seen. Steve is extremely creative and captures the most breath-taking photos; every time I look at a photograph that Studio 41 took of us (be it engagement or wedding) I am brought to tears because it so accurately captured the moment and the beauty of our surroundings. I also have to say that our family and friends are as equally obsessed with Studio 41 Photography as we are; we still have people telling us how much fun Steve and Sam were and how incredibly talented they are. My number one advice to bride’s and groom’s is to trust your vendors (because it will eliminate a significant amount of stress). I can honestly say, from the very bottom of my heart, that I completely trusted Studio 41 Photography and everything they did for us was beyond perfect.
Such a fun day!Reviewed on 7/23/2014 Kimberly S
My husband and I were absolutely thrilled with Steve! From the moment we met with him, we knew that we were going to hire him as our photographer and we knew we would have a ton of fun! My husband was not very excited for our engagement session, but after an hour with Steve taking our photos, he ended up having a blast! He was just as fun on our wedding day! Everybody loved him and it is obvious how passionate he is about his career. I would recommend Steve to anyone looking for a photographer!
Best Photographer in Detroit!Reviewed on 7/15/2014 Kendall H
My title says it all. Steve was amazing to work with. He was fun and energetic, made photographing very easy on us, and he was very funny as well. He wen't above and beyond all of our expectations and we developed more of a friendship than a business relationship. His partner Waddie was awesome as well. Between the both of them, they took by far the best wedding pictures we could have ever asked for. I wish we could share some of our photo's in this review, just to show you! We also felt that Studio 41 was very reasonable in price. He was flexible too which was very nice. Pros: - Gave us all of the photo's in high-res without having to purchase - Excellent quality - Great value - Fun and easy to work with Cons: (Doesn't change my 5-start review!) - We wished we had more close-up shots, there were a lot of far-away shots to capture the entire scenery but we lacked some of the closer ones. We did have some, just not as many as expected. - We had a lot of great pictures with all of our stand-ups, but didn't have as many as we would've liked of just us 2, the Bride & Groom. - Adam H.
Phenomenal!Reviewed on 6/18/2014 Amber T
I just want to say that Studio41 takes such great pictures. Steve definitely has amazing talent. Studio41 is a very professional company and if you're looking for someone to make sure you have every moment captured I highly recommend Studio41! I couldn't thank Steve from Studio41 enough he was so accommodating.
Most talented photographer EVERReviewed on 6/01/2014 Marisa M
I don't even know how to begin to describe how truly amazing Studio 41 is. Looking at the portfolio is enough to let you know that they do AMAZING pictures, but meeting Steve will seal the deal for wanting them to do your wedding. He is incredibly professional, calming, funny, innovative, and organized. When we did our engagement pictures in October we knew that our wedding pictures were going to be unbelievable. We picked a location specifically for the scenery to spruce up our pictures, but it definitely turned out we didn't need to worry about that. When we got there, Steve positioned us in a parking lot in front of a couple trees but what he really uses is the lighting and it truly came out in our pictures. You would think that with nothing but a couple of unimpressive trees in the background that our pictures might be lacking but the sun was coming in perfectly so that it lit up everything. They were gorgeous and we could not have been happier with our engagement pictures. For the wedding, Steve was incredibly organized and made sure to be early to get a lot of detail shots and put everyone at ease. He was never pushy or intrusive; he just planned everything out in his head and positioned us perfectly without a fuss. He also makes a lot of jokes so that if he wants you to smile or laugh it looks so natural. He did both beautiful posed shots and natural shots that, combined, made for the most incredible wedding pictures. It is such a relief to know that with all the stresses of wedding planning, Steve takes care of everything photography related and you never have to worry about that. We had our wedding pictures on a high-resolution disc in hand less than 3 weeks after the wedding. I cannot stop looking at my pictures because Studio 41 did such a good job. It comes across in our pictures how happy we are and how wonderful the day was because Steve made sure to capture every moment. In looking back at our wedding, my husband and I will both say without hesitation that hiring Studio 41 was the best decision we made in planning for our day. If I had one complaint it would be that there are too many gorgeous pictures to choose from to put on our walls!! I cannot stress enough how talented he is. Every bride who is planning a wedding should meet with Steve and immediately book him for your wedding. Now that we know him, we will never work with another photographer again. We look forward to him taking pictures of us and our family as long as he is in business. Thank you so much Studio 41!! :)