I am happy to introduce you to our team
Owner (well, yeah) and Lead Photographer
My fun approach to weddings combined with my attention to detail make me a highly sought after wedding photographer. My couples have raved about my ability to be "everywhere and yet nowhere", remaining unobtrusive but still capturing the most cherished moments. They have jokingly called me such things as the "bride whisperer," and a "wedding Swiss army knife," but most of the time they just call me friend. I take care of my couples and their guests, seeing to every detail and ensuring the day goes as smoothly as possible, even helping with things which may have nothing to do with photography. My love of telling wedding stories is evident in my imagery, and the care I give my couples is evident in the reviews they write.
In the mid-2000's, I had been playing around with opera photography and doing head shots for performers. Eventually I was asked to shoot a wedding as a gift to someone. I found my background as an opera stage director, combined with my skills as a photographer shooting in challenging lighting environments, were both assets in wedding photography. After shooting a few weddings, I was completely hooked.
I am now a full time photographer and a member of Professional Photographers of America. I have photographed hundreds of weddings since my first solo wedding in 2008 and I have won many customer service awards in the wedding photography field. For my consistent high level of customer service, I was inducted into The Knot's "Best of Weddings" Hall of Fame in 2014 and have won "Best of Weddings" every single year since I first appeared on The Knot in 2010. I love teaching photography as well, and I am author of the book Balancing the Art and Business of Wedding Photography, available through various online retainers and the publisher's web site. I went full time with my photography studio in early 2013.
I grew up in The Woodlands, Texas but moved to New Jersey to attend Westminster Choir College as a Music Education major. There I met the woman who would eventually become my wife (only 16 years later). When we started dating and during the first couple of years of our marriage, we lived in New York City's Upper West Side. That is where I started photographing weddings. We moved to Medford, NJ in 2012 and have enjoyed the relative quiet of southern New Jersey ever since.
We are still involved in music professionally, through various activities such as my supertitle rentals and our professional Christmas caroling group The Village Carolers.
"Photographs become something truly special when they evoke a visceral and emotional response. When an image brings us feelings like laughter, joy, and happiness it transcends a simple snapshot and becomes art."
Sheldon Erb started out photographing weddings with Michael Chadwick Photography in 2011, gaining a creative perspective and capturing candid moments to tell the story of a couples' special day. After learning from Michael through many weddings, he opened his own photography business in 2014, but continues to work with Michael. Sheldon's gear includes Canon's top line of cameras and lenses. His favorite lens of choice is the Canon 50mm 1.2L, providing rich and sharp images. He is based in the Philadelphia metro area.
"Life is filled with memories. The most important of these memories deserve to be captured by trusted professionals. I aspire to capture your wedding day in a way that tells the story of your magical day, transporting you back to the moment of your experience."
Nicole Saunders is a native Philadelphia suburbanite, born and raised in Bucks County. She earned her BA in Photojournalism from Temple University in 2007, and began her career shortly after. She photographed weddings, sports, head shots, food, you name it. As long as she was working with her camera, she was happy. At that time, she had an equal desire to explore as she did to photograph, so in 2009 she kicked off what ended up being 6 years of traveling and living in different cities. She taught English in Costa Rica, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. She also reunited with her high school sweetheart and became a mom to an adorable little girl.
After all of these adventures, she came back to her roots, to the core of what is most important to her: living here on the east coast near what she considers to be the greatest city (she knows she's biased, but she loves Philly!), being with her family, and fostering her craft in photography. Aside from photography and mama-hood, she also loves yoga, Sci-Fi movies, and vegetarian cooking. In addition to the dozens of weddings she has photographed for her own studio, she is happy to be a part of this great team which she joined in 2016, and hopes to see you on your special day!
"Weddings not only highlight the love between the couple, but remind us of the love we have in our own lives. We can all get on board, resonate, and share in the experience, as love is what truly connects us all."
Catherine (Cat) Davies
Catherine Davies has been photographing along side Michael Chadwick Photography since 2015. She is a graduate of The University of the Arts with a fine arts degree in photography, and from Disney University with a "Mouse"-ters degree in capturing memories.
Cat has great aspirations of starting her own studio and is grateful to be learning from the best in the business. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America. When not behind the camera, you can find her on stage performing in community theater or rereading Harry Potter.
"I love love; I love making beautiful images. Photographing weddings has come naturally to me and I am so thrilled to get to capture every detail of your day."
Since 2009, clients have trusted Chris Kellyman to capture one of the most monumental days of their lives. Not only does Chris create high-quality photography for your sentimental moment, Chris´ personable and artistic style creates a stress-free experience on your special day. He joined Michael Chadwick Photography in 2017 and is happy to be a part of the team helping to make your wedding the best it can be.
As a passionate professional, connecting with couples and photographing love stories bring him joy. The partnership that Chris establishes with his couples brings his clients comfort and ease, knowing that their special day is in good hands. Chris is the hardworking, experienced, trusted photographer who will capture the moments of your event so they'll last a lifetime.
"Weddings are typically one of the greatest moments in the lives of a couple. The wedding day also goes by very quickly making it hard to absorb all of the details of the day. This is where I come in. I consider it an honor to be selected to help preserve the memories of this momentous occasion. Be in the moment, enjoy your wedding day and I will capture moments that will last a lifetime."
Le’Var Hage is a self taught photographer with 16 plus years of customer service experience. Levar strives to provide excellent customer service for each and ever clients that he works with. Backed by restaurant management experience Le’Var understand hitting all key details and provides a product that surpasses his customers' expectations. He joined Michael Chadwick Photography in 2017.
"I love to shoot using my 85mm 1.4 lens which helps me create memories that last a life time."
Sarah Morris has always had the ability to look at something everyday and see the potential to make it something beautiful. She does it best through the lens of a camera. Be it catching a laugh and bringing it to life, or a sweet moment between loved ones forever captured. She has been enjoying photography for over ten years, and gets such joy being able to share it with others by taking their precious moments and turning them into lasting memories. Sarah joined the Michael Chadwick Photography team in early 2018.
“Life is made up of moments. They can pass by in a spilt second, but I am lucky enough to be able to capture them through photos and make them last for people to cherish”