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TIME-TESTED EXCELLENCE

Our studio is more than just a business; it's a legacy created by my father. It is a testament to his vision, passion and dedication. Dean Michaels Studio was established over 35 years ago in the days of film with the goal of capturing and preserving precious memories for couples, families and individuals for years to come. Over the years, we have grown and evolved, but we have always stayed true to his original mission. We continue to provide exceptional services and products that reflect the values and traditions instilled from the very beginning. Being a legacy business means that we have a deep understanding of the industry, a wealth of experience, and a commitment to delivering the highest quality work and a personable experience. It's a honor to continue to create meaningful memories for our clients.

A SMALL BUSINESS DOING BIG THINGS

As a small family-owned studio, we take great pride in our stunning wedding portraiture, candid and photo-journalistic photographs and captivating cinematic productions. Our vision is clean, contemporary and creative photography and breath-taking cinematography that is sentimental and exciting. Our unobtrusive approach has brides wondering how we manage to capture all of these special moments while staying behind the scenes.

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 by 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.

CUSTOM PACKAGES

We pride ourselves on building a package based on your individual wants and needs. Our most popular packages include 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.

YOUR 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!

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,895

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Digital Files
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$4,950

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Toning
Albums
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Prints
Proofs
Thank You Cards

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Video
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
268 Reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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Katharine Sent on 05/25/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent job!!!

We HIGHLY recommend Dean Michaels studio!!! We had a wonderful experience from A to Z working with them as our wedding photographers/videographers. It felt right from the moment I walked through the doors of their Madison studio to meet with Christin for the first time. This was so important to us because we know the pictures and videos will be the one thing that last forever after our big day. Wedding photographers and videographers are a dime a dozen, so having that initial sense of trust, high quality work, and ease was important. They answered all my questions, were always prompt with any questions I had through email or over the phone, they included everything we wanted in a reasonably priced package, and most importantly, we LOVED our photographers/videographers that were with us from our engagement shoot to the end of the wedding day. Laura and Dean were PHENOMENAL to work with. They didnt skip a beat throughout the entire day, and gave us beautiful pics and a wedding video we will cherish for the rest of our lives!!!! Our wedding guests kept commenting how amazing they were as well! Thank you Dean Michaels!!!! Your reputation says it all!!! We are so lucky you were a part of our special day.
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Dom M. Sent on 02/26/2024
5 out of 5 rating

dont look any further!

THE BEST! Don’t look any further! Dean Michael Studio is truly the best. Great prices & packages and their staff is amazing. We had photographers Rich and Laura and they were great they made us feel comfortable and got all the photos we wanted and more! We also got video with Dean Michael and they really exceeded our expectations! We are so happy with our photos and videos . Book with them you will not regret it !
Lauren
Lauren M. Sent on 02/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Wedding Photos and Videos!!

Dean Michaels Studio did an amazing job with photography and videography for our wedding! I was blown away by the quality of the photos and the videos! Our photographers and videographers were very professional and super easy to work with. They made the whole process a lot of fun and captured our special day perfectly! Family and friends are raving about the photos and videos. I can't recommend them enough! If you're looking for the perfect studio for photography and/or videography for your wedding, look no further than Dean Michaels Studio!
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Team

Chrissy
Chrissy
Wedding Coordinator

Hi! I'm Chrissy. As your wedding coordinator, I will work closely with you and your fiance to understand your vision for your special day. It is my main goal to understand your wants and needs, and bring it to life! From selecting the perfect package to coordinating your timeline I will handle every aspect of your wedding planning process. My goal is to take the stress out of wedding planning and make the process enjoyable and memorable for you and your loved ones. Here at Dean Michaels Studio, we pride ourselves on our client relationship, paying close attention to detail and our ability to create and capture the beautiful unique essence of your day. We make sure we bring each vision to life while capturing the personality and style of each couple we work with. We look forward to working with you and helping you create the wedding of your dreams!

Professional Network & Endorsements

12 Endorsements
Knot Just Weddings Events Knot Just Weddings Events Wedding Planners

Always wonderful to work with Dean Michael's studio. Great professionalism and quality!

The Wilshire Caterers The Wilshire Caterers Hotel Weddings

This company is absolutely fantastic and a pleasure to work with!

A Touch of Elegance A Touch of Elegance Wedding Florists

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!

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