I am beyond thankful that the 2020 & 2021 season has been an amazing wedding season with some of the most reseilent couples I have ever met. These couples showed us that nothing can stop love, not even COVID-19! We we booking deep in to 2022 and dates are starting to be picked off.
For the last twenty-one years, I have been honored to share in one of the most important days of so many couples’ lives. As a husband and father of five, I understand the busyness of life and do everything to make your wedding adventure as fun & stressless as possible. Our reviews speak for themselves but what warms my heart is when one wedding couple starts a relationship that leads us to shoot eight or nine of their friend's weddings in years to come. We are a small studio so we can focus on the 25 weddings per year and not be pulled in a dozen directions and you'll always get me, Dean!
I have shot well over 500 weddings and love the challenge that each one provides. Feel free to check our site to see all the active start to finish wedding galleries and if you'd like to see more or a specific venue, just ask! (http://proofing.deansphoto.biz) I started shooting 35mm film when I was nine years old and never looked back. I shot many weddings on 35mm and medium format and always believed in giving my couples the negatives or now, the rights to their images. I work in full transparency and over communicate most of the time. It is not uncommon for me to reply to your 2am email in a matter of minutes.
Thanks to COVID a few things have changed. The proof is in pudding when it comes to our bullet proof rescheduling policy as we have not cancelled a single wedding, even our cross-country weddings. We moved wedding dates, shot in beautiful backyards and a few couples are getting TWO wedding days at no extra charge! Why? Because I love my couples and they deserve the best and COVID cannot stop them, nor us!
The unpredictability of Wisconsin’s weather isn’t a curse, but a blessing in disguise to capture truly one of a kind photographs for you to enjoy for the rest of your life. We shoot with professional grade equipment that can handle the stress of a wedding day, including dual memory card cameras & a ridiculous backup/archive system to protect those precious photos. We are also fully insured to protect you.
Choosing the perfect wedding photographer comes down to personalities clicking – that’s why we do not book an event without sitting down with you first to talk about you and what your dream wedding looks like.
PS Don't be offended when I ask you to trash your dress.
WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award winner for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012.
- Second Shooter with top two Collections
- Connection Session (Engagement)
- Photo ‘Booth with props
- Trash the Dress
- Hand edited Full sized files
- Social media files
- Printing copyright release
- Rehearsal coverage
- Some packages include canvas prints!
- Bridal portrait session
- Third Shooter / ‘Booth Attendant
- Canvas Prints
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Howdy, I'm Dean!
Husband and father of five rambuncious kids under 12. Saying life is a bit crazy is an understatement. Angela, my beautiful bride of 13 years is the most loving and understanding woman I have ever met. She supports both of my full time jobs and spends most of the wedding season looking at the side of my head while I edit for countless hours.
I look forward to meeting you over Facetime or Facebook video chat!
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Nice working with you! I definitely endorse you
Dean is not only a phenomenal photographer, but a great guy to work with as well! I spoke with him about the best angles to get of my student's first dance as husband and wife and he got into the best spots to get the perfect shots for the whole dance! He even laid down down on the floor to get pics of a cool kick sequence they did during the swing dance part! We proudly feature his photos on our wall in the studio and on our website. Thanks for being awesome Dean!
I did a wedding with Dean's photography a few years ago and they took awesome pictures and were so accommodating to work with. Not only that but he stayed until the end of the wedding which is extremely rare. Awesome choice!!
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322 Main St. Watertown, WI 53094