“Michael Chadwick is simply exquisite. My husband and I could not have asked for a better photographer to capture as well as be a part of our entire wedding experience. He impressed us immediately the day we met him and we left without hesitation on whether he would be fit for us. He is not just consider our photographer, but our friend. Michael will go above and beyond and make sure no detail is missed. He is funny, genuine, caring, and attentive. His quick responses to emails goes a long way, he is always there for you. His humor lightens the mood of any situation and he goes out of his way to know you on a personal level and even know your family on the wedding day. His photographs that he captures are beautiful. We are still in love with our photos no matter how many times we go back and review them. We also had the pleasure of working with Cat as our second photographer that Michael hired and she was fantastic as well. Great pair. If you want a talented photographer who is down to earth and takes gorgeous photographs then you need Michael. I will continue to use Michael as our photographer going forward in the future for whatever occasion I need. Thank you Michael for everything, you are one of a kind and the best! We love ya!”
– Sarah and Kevin
“My husband and I could not have picked a better photographer. He was so plesant to work with, really listened to our opinion, took the time to get to know us, and really captured genuine emotion and compassion in our pictures. Our pictures turned out beautiful and we are having the hardest time picking our favorites. He beyond passed our expectations, we’re very pleased.”– Essie and Nick
“We could not have asked for anything more! Michael was great to work with from the time we met until our goodbyes. We had a beach wedding and Michael showed up in all black, it was unbelievable the pictures and angles he took, yet was never seen. Not only did he take amazing pictures he also came prepared for everything from makeup removed when I got makeup all over my husband’s shirt, to the right colored bobby pin for my hair! He truly was amazing, and we can’t thank him enough for capturing our special day!”– Mandy and Cody
“Where do I start? From the moment we walked into Michael’s studio to meet him as a potential photographer, his friendly personality was known. Instead of starting the day with trying to convince us to chose him, he took note of my husbands “Philadelphia Union” shirt and talked some soccer (I think that might have been the most into the whole wedding planning process that Joe had been).
After our meeting with Michael we knew he was going to be our photographer and quickly booked and couldn’t have been happier with that decision. He was always available for any questions along the way and on our wedding day played a huge part of keeping the day moving smoothly. We were more than grateful for his reminders to “breath” and the thoughtfulness he put into planning for our day by memorizing all of our family’s names prior to the event (even if he did have trouble keeping all of the Foley boys names straight… he can blame their parents for that 😉 ). Anyone need a bobby-pin (or a couple dozen)? needle and thread? shout pen? …. well they were all needed that day and guess who pulled them out of his magic fanny pack… that’s right. Michael Chadwick!
Everyone told us going into the day that your wedding day flies by and they were not lying! Michael captured every detail of our day with the finest quality to help preserve our memories forever and for that we will be forever thankful! On top of that we had our proofs within three weeks and the USB and beautiful memory box within a week of that… which for a very impatient recent bride was much appreciated 🙂
If you are looking for a photographer to capture your special we HIGHLY recommend Michael Chadwick and are sure you will be just as pleased with your choice as we were!”– Christine and Joseph
“Michael was amazing throughout the whole process! From our first meeting to the engagement pictures to the big day, he was fantastic! He is so knowledgeable, has tons of experience, comes stocked with anything and everything you could possibly need on the big day, and his pictures turn out perfect! He was even able to keep me calm on the day of my wedding when I thought we were running late! We are truly so thankful that we had the chance to work with Michael. We absolutely love our pictures and we recommend him to anyone and everyone who’s looking for a photographer!!”– Natalie and Brian
“Michael was absolutely amazing! He made my husband and I feel like the most special people in the world on our wedding day. He knew exactly which type of photos I wanted to take and made sure I took enough pictures with family and friends. He knew what was important to us, and made the entire experience a personal one. He is devoted to his work and makes everyone around him feel at ease. He is a joy to be around and made picture taking enjoyable for my guests. He also made sure to capture all the details of my day on camera- which I greatly appreciated. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had Michael capture the joy and love present on the most important day of my life. I am so overjoyed with our photos and cannot wait to work with him again!”– Jillian and Shaun
“Can’t say enough good things about Michael Chadwick. He had us laughing from the moment we met him. He even worked with us to find a package that worked for us and was a good price. He was amazing the day of the wedding with putting us all at ease. I was so worried about my hair, and about my face in pictures, and any time he saw my smile start to freeze, he would remind us to breathe and it was exactly what we needed to relax. He was awesome with our family, and bridal party (which was huge) he remembered everyone’s names and treated everyone like family. And we got our pictures back in 3 weeks!”– Michelle and Timothy
“I picked Michael solely based on the rave reviews he receives on the Knot, and we were not disappointed. Michael was punctual, on top of all details, offered great advice, leading up to the big day. On the day, he kept me calm throughout, was prepared with items for any wedding day catastrophe even though they may have nothing to do with photos. He was as fun to have at the hair salon, surrounded by women, as he was throughout our ceremony and reception, everyone commented on his awesome personality. He coaxed some beautiful shots out of my grumpy 7-yr old niece, the flower girl. And despite howling wind on the beach, timed so many beautiful shots of the ceremony and our families. Thank you so much, Michael!”– Karen and Bill
“Michael photographed our wedding this past weekend. I cannot express how amazing he was to have around. Not only can I guarantee that he took amazing pictures but the amount of good things that my family and friends spoke of him was incredible. Many people expressed how nice he was and were so impressed that he knew all of their names! Michael was also great at helping me out throughout the day with things that weren’t photography! I knew I could count on him to make sure my dress was in its proper place for photographing. He kept me to my timeline and was sure to get me to my reception at the time I wanted to be there. I can’t wait to see our wedding pictures!”– Megan and James
“We booked Mike for both my sister’s wedding in April and my wedding in July, as well as my engagement pictures. He was absolutely perfect during all three events. Mike learned everyone’s names, which impressed our guests thoroughly, and was able to keep up with any happening and take it in stride. Though, I have not yet received the pictures for my wedding back, my sister’s were absolutely stunning, as well as our engagement pictures. Both sets came back within a week, which just seemed to extend the excitement of the event for everyone. Also, Mike is totally prepared for any occurrence, from a dropped bobby pin to an over involved mother. My girls were literally overjoyed by him, and the girls that were in both weddings were so happy to have him back. Literally when he left at the end of my wedding we were all a little sad. We will definitely be making excuses to hire a photographer in the future so we can book Mike again!”– Amy and Andrew
“Absolutely amazing!!! Michael was everything I could’ve imagined my wedding photographer to be. Even before the event, he sent us multiple surveys and questionnaires asking questions down to the detail so that he would be sure to make the experience exactly what we wanted. He was professional and helped guide everyone through the process with kindness and efficacy and was flexible with many different unavoidable factors. He listened to our input and made sure that we took all of the pictures that we wanted but also used his creative eye to help us imagine some shots that we simply wouldn’t have come up with on our own. During the event, he moved around almost invisibly but was always available when we or a guest was interested in taking a specific picture. Lastly, Michael was absolutely hilarious, putting everyone at ease and making the process more fun than anticipated. We enjoyed many laughs and a great conversation about theater! By the end of the evening, I felt as if we had known each other for longer than we really did. I couldn’t recommend Michael more!!!”– Kimmie and Fran
“Phenomenal! Michael was a true pleasure to work with. He handled a large wedding party with ease, got to know everyone’s name, and literally had a fix for anything that came my way as the bride. More than anything, Michael balances professionalism and warmth perfectly. He made us feel so comfortable with him and our photos came out terrific. Thank you Michael!”– Dana and Harry
“Michael was a great asset to our wedding. His creativity was appreciated and his photos were great, but his character really stood out. Little things you wouldn’t expect from the photographer, for example a safety pin, a tissue for the tearful bride in an instant, help with the bustling, jokes to keep the kids happy during the many family photos, excellent direction with a clear strong voice for large group photos, both sincerity and humor at their proper times and placement as the day progressed. Very highly recommended. He is obviously very experienced, cares about what he is doing, and is personable to the highest degree.”
– Kimberly and Evan
“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.!!!– Christina and Bill
“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!”
– Melissa and Joe
“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!”– Stephanie and Jeremy
“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.– Stephanie and Fred
“Michael is amazing and that’s all there really is to say! He’s fun to work with and makes you feel totally comfortable during your session. We used his services for both our engagement photos and for our wedding day and couldn’t be happier with our photos. Our guests made a point to comment on how awesome he was and still talk about him months later. Michael goes above and beyond what you would expect from a photographer. He captures your story while helping calm wedding day nerves and pulls out anything you could possibly need from his emergency kit. If you choose Michael Chadwick Photography to capture your special day, I can guarantee you will not regret it!”– Rebecca and Carl
“Michael was everything a couple could ask for in a photographer. He was early, perfectly-prepared for all of the odd lighting conditions of our venue, took great versions of every posed photo we wanted and took an amazing set of posed and candid shots that he came up with. He even helped me with my boutonniere and figured out how to bustle my wife’s dress! His awesome personality not only made our day brighter, but he also made a great impression on our guests, many of whom made a point of telling us how amazing he was. Oh, and not to forget the most important part, we have the final versions of our photos and they are everything we could have wanted. Book Michael for your event and you will NOT be disappointed!”– Courtney and Humphrey
“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 heard 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 Michael’s 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 photo shoot, 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!!”– Stephanie and Robert
“The fist vendor we booked was Michael Chadwick. I had the pleasure of working with him and his team when my brother got married and knew he was the only photographer I wanted for my wedding. The pictures can speak for themselves (look at his website for all the amazing photos of past weddings) however that is not all you get when you work with Mike. He knows everything about weddings and was happy to give us advise throughout the planning process. On the day of the wedding he came prepared. If I need a tissue, or to help get cake out of my dress he was there! When the weather took a turn for the worse he quickly adapted. He also keep everyone in my bridal party relaxed and smiling. He was not just a photographer but a large part of making my day so special. No one is better than Mike and his team!”– Tracey and Josh
“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! 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.”– Nicole and Phil
“Michael did an incredible job as our wedding photographer. I booked his services after our first phone conversation because it was obvious that he was professional, easy going, experienced and very organized. He took a proactive role in asking us for all of the information he needed to make the day run smoothly. He even called me a week before the wedding to check in and reconfirm everything. As a bride that was running around doing all sorts of loose ends and thinking about a lot… he was one thing I didn’t need to worry or stress about. And… the pictures were absolutely amazing. And people loved him. He made everyone feel comfortable and happy. I highly, highly recommend using Michael.”
– Gwynne and Jeff
“Mike was so amazing to work with! He is so kind and funny, always keeping everyone on their toes. He keeps everything light, during a super stressful time leading up to the wedding, and he just has fun with you! He fits right in with everyone, people just think he is a family friend. He knows the bridal party participants’ names before the wedding. He gets everything you want done, without making it stressful. He goes way above and beyond what we expected any photographer to do. We absolutely would recommend Mike to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! He is wonderful to work with, and the pictures turned out so incredible! We received our pictures within a week of our wedding. We arrived back from our honeymoon to an email with the pictures! He does such incredible work. He also did our engagement pictures, and they were so wonderful as well. We seriously could not be any happier with how our pictures turned out, and with the work Mike did! If we could give him a Million stars we would.”– Elizabeth and Steven
“I cannot say enough good things about Michael! We have not yet gotten our photos back so I know it is premature, but everything so far has been incredible! He is highly creative and has a wonderful, caring personality. His website is extremely helpful, and helped me make the decision to pick him. You will be blown away by his sample photo albums! My guests raved about how personable he was, and truly enjoyed how he blended in but still managed to get those special shots. He was extremely sensitive to our wedding being a gay couple, and had many awesome ideas. He was very careful to feel his way and not overstep at the wedding, but still mingle in. Again I will say the guests loved him, and so did we!”– Elisa and Nancy
“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 a hold 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!”– Elizabeth and Geoff
“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 and Catherine 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!”– Lauren and Ian
“Our experience with Michael Chadwick was fantastic from meeting him all the way through getting our final pictures and album. We planning our wedding in NJ from afar and he was very accommodating in Skyping with us and helping us with everything without needing to physically be there. The day of the wedding he was so warm and personable and made everyone feel at ease. He remembered everyone’s names and relationships and was able to do the portraits and special shots very efficiently. When we got our pictures they were top notch; he managed to capture all of the things we cared about and we were very happy with the quality. My wife and I would both recommend Michael for his personality and talent without hesitation!”– Jennifer and Brian
“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 :)”
– Shannon and Erik
“I’ve been thinking about writing this review for 7 months, trying to find the right words when it dawned on me. I was a groom, who at the time, hated being in front of any type of camera and was indifferent on who or what his fiancé was planning for the wedding, obsessing over how to write a great review for Michael and his crew of professionals. That by itself should be enough on how great of an experience working with Michael was. My wife and I were lucky enough to be ahead of the game enough to book Michael for our 12-13-14 wedding date, but time would prove just how lucky this “miserable groom” was. During our first meeting, I felt comfortable, relaxed and was ALMOST looking forward to our engagement session. Not only did Michael help us pick a great location for it, but also made it so relaxed and enjoyable, that following our engagement shoot I was legitimately excited to see the finished product. As expected, they turned out fantastic! In two meetings I had gone from feeling indifferent, and miserable at the idea, to excited to work with Michael. Our wedding day was nothing short of fantastic; our friends and family are still talking about it, how great of an event it was. Michael spent the morning with my wife, and upon his arrival to the church I couldn’t help but hug him in excitement (a photographer!) and from that point on, every moment is captured in brilliant photos and video taken by Michael, Sheldon, Bob and Nick. Michael spent time with us from the beginning, getting to know what our goal was for our photos, and as a result so many great moments are caught with genuine joyful expressions, in place of “cheesing”. We lost almost no time during the day posing for pictures and were just able to enjoy the day that took 18 months to plan. The process following the wedding was seamless, Michael’s responses were always quick, and helpful which resulted in an album that serves as a perfect summation of the day, which for us was nothing short of the greatest day of our lives. So take it from me, a groom who was indifferent and miserable at the idea of having his picture taken, who ended up actually loving and looking forward to time spent with Michael and his crew. If Keirstin and I could do it all over again, Michael would be our first phone call and we recommend the same to any couple looking for a professional who works just as hard as you do to make it the most memorable day of your lives.”– Keirstin and Ian
“The Michael Chadwick team is absolutely amazing and we couldn’t be happier with our experience! I met Michael Chadwick at a wedding expo and knew immediately that we would want to work with him. Once we sat down for our first consultation, I knew that we had made the right choice! We worked with him last October during our engagement session and we had a blast! We were nervous at first, but he was very corky and upbeat, which helped put us at ease right away! We got married in Philadelphia May 1st and knew right away that he would be a hit with everyone! When he arrived with his team, they had already worked hard to learn the names of our bridal party so they were able to jump right in. They were so professional and fun, which made everyone feel comfortable from the beginning. It was very natural to have them around all day and they got along great with our bridesmaids and groomsmen! Our bridal party still talks about how great their team was and how much fun they had spending the day with them. Michael was accessible at all times during the planning process so he knew exactly what we wanted and made sure that he didn’t miss a single picture that was important to us! They did a wonderful job capturing the energy of the wedding without compromising the flow of the day! I worked closely with Michael after wedding to get our album, slideshow and video perfect and he was extremely helpful and patient throughout the whole process. The end result is amazing and we are so proud to share our album with our family and friends! Every guest at the wedding went out of their way to tell us what a great job our photographers did and how special they made the day! I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Michael Chadwick team. Their professionalism, style and energy exceeded everyone’s expectations and any couple would be lucky to work with them! :)”– Christina and Anthony
“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.”– Laura and Dave
“Michael was an amazing photographer. He was extremely organized and knew everyone’s name in our wedding party. He was able to get all of the shots we requested and helped turn a bad weather situation into a wonderful day. He stayed a little longer than we originally requested to make sure we got tons of good shots, likely because we couldn’t take any outdoor shots. The same night, he sent us a fully edited gorgeous photo of our first dance, which was such a special email tor received at the end of our special day. The turnaround time on the full album was rather quick, in fact quicker than we have been able to send our thank-you notes out. All of the photos were beautifully edited but look completely natural. Thanks for everything!!”– James and Max
“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 family 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 breathe, 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 phenomenal at what he does and I feel lucky that he was available to capture my special day!”– Hillary and Nick
“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.”– Alicia and Paul
“I cannot recommend Michael Chadwick highly enough. From the first meeting to the final delivery of our wedding photos I knew I was interacting with a pro. My husband and I had a fairly non-traditional wedding and despite some day-of changes (we were supposed to get married on the Wonder Wheel at Coney Island, Brooklyn but the fresh paint on the wheel hadn’t dried so we moved the ceremony to the boardwalk) Michael Chadwick handled everything with a smile and made me feel relaxed and confident. He even made my mother want to take photos! And when we sat down to look over the prints I was speechless. His work is amazing and I am so grateful. He captured our day and personalities perfectly. I laughed and cried while looking through the photos and keep going back to them, thinking I dreamed how great they are or am still in that “post-wedding glow”. No. He is just that good. I also booked hair and make-up through him and I have to say, I’ve never felt more beautiful, more glamorous. That is, until I saw the way Michael captured me during the wedding. Beyond the breathtaking photos and awesome shots of our friends and family shaking it on the dance floor (including a fantastic shot of me in mid-air, how does he DO THAT??), Michael was so accommodating, so joyous and so … calm. It was like having another, dear friend celebrate with us. I am so very glad he was our photographer. Thank you, thank you, thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”– Ashley and Joseph
“I can’t tell you enough how awesome the pictures turned out! I love them! I think I’ve finally seen them all and every time I find another one I love! When starting to plan my wedding, there were some things I knew with little or no effort and some things that were completely overwhelming. Finding a photographer was one of those tasks that I had no idea where to begin. Being the referral kind of person I am, I asked a co-worker who is also engaged if she had found a photographer yet. She referred Michael. I’m a referral person. If someone suggests a place to go or person to contact, I’m there. So I contacted Michael and from that moment I was confident I had the right guy. He responded to my request immediately and we set up a meeting. When my now hubby and I met him he left us speechless. He was so reasonable and had such a great personality, we knew we couldn’t go wrong choosing him. Michael is such a personable guy and really knows the ins and outs of what he’s doing in preparing for the big day and the actual day. He was always accessible when I had questions and did a fabulous job of working with our crazy families. He made sure he captured all the moments I wanted and more. He also made a special effort to know all the ‘key players’ names and relationship.Now that I have my pictures, I’m in complete awe. I’ve looked at them over and over again and can’t believe how he captured the best moments of my day. I’m so glad Michael was there for my day! My only regret- I did not have engagement pictures taken. I strongly recommend having Michael take engagement pictures- they’re great pictures to have without the formal attire of the wedding day and it gives you an opportunity to get to know Michael and for him to know you.”– Tracy and Charles
“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!”– Ciara and Chang
“Michael was the photographer for my wedding and hands down he made it the success that it was. He was professional and easy to get ahold of, both before and after the wedding. He showed us how to keep our photos natural and fun. When I saw the photos I couldn’t have been happier; they were exactly what I wanted. Michael took the time to figure out what we were looking for prior to our wedding and helped us choose the locations for the photos. Michael dealt gracefully with some complicated family issues, although none of them knew that since he did such a great job! I would very highly recommend Chadwick Creative Arts for anyone getting married in New York- you will not be disappointed!”– Tegan and Stephane
Michael Chadwick is a wedding photographer located in Medford, NJ. Michael Chadwick Photography offers wedding photography services all over New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and eastern Pennsylvania.