Thanks for stopping by! I am beyond thankful that 2020 was still 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! I am pleased to announce that we are almost fully booked for the 2021 season. We have very few open weekends left so please take a look at the Check Your Date link above to see if we are free on your wedding weekend. Thank you! -Dean
For the last twenty 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.
101 Reviews for Dean's Photography
Recommended by 99% of couples
46 User photos
Kristin N. · Getting married on 09/11/2021
Working with Dean has been fun and exciting so far! He had new ideas for our Connection Session. Needless to say, it did not disappoint! He goes the extra mile (literally;) and puts in the effort to get the priceless memories captured. And we haven’t even gotten to our wedding day yet! So excited and looking forward to seeing his vision and talent on our wedding day!Sent on 01/14/2021
Joseph B. · Getting married on 05/06/2021
Highly personal and professional wedding vender
Dean and his partner have the personal touch to make all photographed participants feel totally comfortable and at home. Dean's personality and demeaner make the photography aspect of your wedding an excellent overall experience. He takes high quality photos, does editing in a timely manner, and is open and transparent about the services he provides. Dean is highly proactive and is able to spot a photo opportunity before it happens.Sent on 07/13/2020
Jennifer · Married on 11/25/2020
Engagment and wedding photos
Dean is a fantastic photographer! He is professional, organized, reliable, and fun to work with! He's always willing and offering to go above and beyond to make it unique and personal to you. I would highly recommend!Sent on 01/13/2021
Dean's Photography Price Rates
Active Duty | Veteran or First Responder discount of 20% off either top package option.
Team of Dean's Photography
Principal Photographer & Owner
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.
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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!!