FAMILY OWNED FOR OVER 30 YEARS
Dean Michaels Studio is New Jersey’s premier wedding photography and cinematography studio, located in Madison, NJ for over 30 years. We are a family owned Studio that takes pride in our beautiful wedding and portrait photography, candid photo-journalistic style imagery and cinematic video productions.
A STUDIO WITH AN ESTABLISHED REPUTATION
Dean Michaels has been published in more than 100 national and international magazines, including People, Life and Star Magazines. Arguably one of our most unique weddings ever, Dean Michaels photographed the underwater wedding of Hollywood Superagent Jay Bernstein. The couple, wearing a scuba tuxedo and a custom-made scuba wedding dress, were married 50 feet underwater in the Caribbean!
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
The Knot Best of Weddings (2006-2020)
Wedding Couples Choice (2009-2020)
New Jersey Bride Love It (2012-2020)
Daily Record (Best of Morris & Essex County)
Too many more to mention
ALWAYS THOROUGH AND NEVER INTRUSIVE
We are experts in the art of making people look good! Capturing the excitement of your wedding day is our number one goal. Our unobtrusive approach has brides wondering how we manage to capture all of those special moments while staying behind the scenes. Our style is always thorough but never intrusive! Every one of our photographers takes pride in capturing the essence of each bride and groom, as no two weddings are alike and the style for each wedding is determined on the personality and tastes of each wedding couple.
COMPLETE STUDIO SERVICES OFFERED
Dean Michaels Studio has a lot more to offer now than ever before, with a full staff of professional post production specialists handling all of your wedding images and making sure your videos become true works of art. We have a full line of luxurious wedding albums and coffee table books designed by our professional staff to help you forever tell the story of your special day.
We pride ourselves on building a package based on your individual wants and needs. Our most popular packages includes two photographers, providing the best of the traditional, photo-journalistic and candid styles of photography and video to capture the uniqueness of your wedding story.
Let us help tell YOUR story. Schedule a time to meet at one of our convenient New Jersey locations. We would love to show you our beautiful photographs, albums, captivating wedding films and all that we have to offer to make your wedding the special day it is meant to be!
222 Reviews for Dean Michaels Studio
Recommended by 99% of couples
48 User photos
Jill · Married on 01/19/2020
My husband and I are absolutely blown away by the photos we received back from our wedding. I don’t even know how I can put into words how happy we are that we will have these pictures forever to remember our wedding day by.
When we first met with Dean Michaels Studios I was at a point in planning where I was feeling a bit like we would never find a photographer who’s photos we loved AND who we got along well with (my emotion shows on my face so this was SO important to me). Our initial meeting with Christin went phenomenally. She was kind, knowledgeable, and totally listened to all of our concerns. I love that their packages are customizable but their base packages do give an excellent place to start.
We decided to add on an engagement shoot to give us the opportunity to meet and get comfortable with our main photographer, Laura. Christin has suggested Laura after listening to our “wants”. And wow, she is amazing! Within just a few minutes it felt like it was a friend taking our photos which really helped us relax. We got our engagement picture sneak peak back and then the rest a few days after that. And we were now so excited and glad with our decision.
As our wedding day approached, Laura and Rich (our second photographer) both reached out to ensure they had all of the details and go over everything. On the day they both arrived on time (even a little early!) and immediately started taking photos. Laura was with the ladies and I knew I could trust her to just do her thing (and I was right - it relieved a bit of my stress). Rich met with the guys at our venue and I imagine it was a great experience as all of the pictures are awesome.
The rest of the day went by in a blur for us but having all of our photos from Laura and Rich have been the best way to relive it. I definitely recommend 2 photographers - I am loving the different points of view. As I’ve begun posting our favorites to social media a countless number of family and friends have reached out to compliment our photos and we truly owe it all to Laura, Rich, and everyone at Dean Michaels Studios.Sent on 02/04/2020
Dean Michaels Studio's reply:Hi Jill!
Sarah · Getting married on 10/10/2020
My fiancé and I just booked with Dean Michaels Studio for our wedding and we could not be more happy with our experience so far!! It took us a long time to find a photographer that we loved. I spent a lot of time on the phone speaking with different vendors and Christin from Dean Michaels Studio was amazing from the start. She worked with us in creating the perfect package and made sure we got exactly what we wanted. The process was smooth and easy and I wish we found them from the start. We only just booked, but we are very much looking forward to taking engagement photos and having them shoot our special day!!Sent on 07/07/2019
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Aurora ingrassia · Married on 10/11/2019
Our wedding day was perfect!
My husband and I got married on October 11, 2019 and we cannot stop talking about our photographers. Corey and Maggie are wonderful! They took their time to gather information that they felt was necessary to make our day so special. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to the both of them for all the hard work they had shown on our wedding day. They made our day so special! They took their time to get the right shots and went ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure everything was perfect! They were wonderful to work with and we will never forget them. They were a big part of our day. We can't wait for the pictures- I know they will be absolutely perfect! I wouldn't think twice when looking for a photographer- Dean Michaels is it!Sent on 10/17/2019
Dean Michaels Studio's reply:Hi Aurora! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Cory and Maggie loved celebrating your special day and are so happy to hear that you all had an amazing time with our studio. It truly means a lot to us that you both are so happy with your experience.
Always wonderful to work with Dean Michael's studio. Great professionalism and quality!
This company is absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with!
When we ask a bride for their photographer information and the tell us it's Dean Michaels we always get excited because we know there will be beautiful images of our work. They are always a pleasure to work with and are very talented!