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Based in Watertown, Wisconsin, Dean鈥檚 Photography is one of the most and highly rated wedding photographers in Wisconsin! We have had the honor and privilege to shoot 500+ weddings over the last 25 years.

Our photographs speak for themselves, but I always say your phone, tablet or screen will never do them justice. I want that perfect memory of your day hanging in your home as a daily reminder of your most perfect day!

Feel free to check out our dozens of Real Weddings here and also our current weddings on our online proofing gallery at http://proofing.deansphoto.biz ! You can see dozens of real weddings, from Connection Session to Private Last Dance and everything in between. Our couples enjoy over 1,000 hand edited images along with full digital downloads or USB drive, including printing rights to your beautiful images!

Most newly engaged couples don't care or nerd out about photography equipment, but if you do - you're on the right page. I am a sucker for tech and love to push the limits of our gear. Wisconsin is extremely unique when it comes to its weather, so we are always ready. Professional level cameras, with no less than three sets of backup cameras, a half dozen off-camera flash setups for every type of environment, and an image/photo back up system that would make most mid-sized corporations jealous. Your images, from the instant they are snapped are instantly backed up with a duplicate file. Tech is great but is only as safe as your best backup!

We love to over communicate and are well-versed in wedding day S.O.P. so let us be your guide when it comes to planning your timeline. I know more than anyone that you want your Big Day to go smooth and that is always my goal! We have a few custom tools to help you out along your way - including a private FB group for ideas and even wedding decor swaps!

Lastly - our couples are just not another job or weekend gig. We see dozens of our couples throughout the year with special deals on Mini Sessions and Grow with Me baby sessions.

Packages include:

  • Second photographer with top two collections
  • Connection session (engagement)
  • Photo booth
  • Trash the Dress
  • Hand edited full-sized files
  • Social media files
  • Printing copyright release
  • Rehearsal coverage
  • Some packages include canvas prints

Optional Services

  • Wedding portrait session
  • Third filmmaker
  • Booth attendant
  • Albums
  • Canvas prints

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,300

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Engagement Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,800

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

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
Hand-Coloring
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Trash The Dress
Albums
Canvas
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

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

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Reviews of Dean's Photography

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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136 Reviews
99% recommend it
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    4.9 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
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Dean's Photography is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. Dean and his team are praised for their exceptional service, professionalism, and ability to make everyone feel comfortable. The photos are described as stunning, with unique and creative shots that capture the essence of the day. Reviewers appreciate Dean's attentiveness and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Overall, customers highly recommend Dean's Photography for capturing the memorable moments of their special day.

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Dean's Photography is highly recommended by multiple reviewers for weddings and other events. Dean and his team are praised for their exceptional service, professionalism, and ability to make everyone feel comfortable. The photos are described as stunning, with unique and creative shots that capture the essence of the day. Reviewers appreciate Dean's attentiveness and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Overall, customers highly recommend Dean's Photography for capturing the memorable moments of their special day.

Samantha
Samantha D. Sent on 12/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal! The BEST.

Dean and Zozo are AMAZING to work with. They are so personable and made my husband and I so comfortable throughout the entire process. In a setting where sometimes it is hard to just be yourself and relax, Dean does a great job of bringing out the personalities of everyone. I cannot express how great of a decision it was to use Dean's Photography. I would recommend them to everyone if I could!
Aly
Aly Z. Sent on 02/10/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Photographer!

Dean and Zozo are the best to work with! So much fun and super responsive through the whole process of planning through and beyond the big day! Couldn't have asked for anything better! Love all of our photos and cannot wait to book our next session! I am so happy we were able to capture our days with Dean's Photography! Thank you!!
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Jimmy C. Sent on 11/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience

10/10 would recommend Dean, incredibly caring guy who鈥檚 only goal is to give you your dream wedding without any hassle or hesitation. Not only did the pictures turn out amazing but the day before the wedding we had a slight worry on if our DJ was going to be able to make it or not. Within just a couple hours we had received a message from Dean telling us he already had another DJ lined up and on standby. Needless to say if it wasn鈥檛 for Dean I don鈥檛 believe our wedding would have gone as smoothly as it did.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

Deidre & Garrett
69 photos 路 12/16/2023
Veronica & Sean
54 photos 路 10/14/2023
Delaney & Kyle
59 photos 路 10/14/2023
Kasey & Josh
73 photos 路 09/03/2023
Chelsea & Josh
66 photos 路 07/15/2023
Hailey & Scotty
67 photos 路 05/27/2023

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Team

Dean Krapf
Dean Krapf
Principal Photographer & Owner

Howdy, I'm Dean!

Husband and father of five rambuncious kids under 15. Saying life is a bit crazy is an understatement. Angela, my beautiful bride of 16 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 learn about you two and your wedding day dreams!

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Versatile DJ Entertainment Versatile DJ Entertainment Wedding DJs

Nice working with you! I definitely endorse you

Social Style Dance, LLC Social Style Dance, LLC Dance Lessons

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!

Sweet Sounds of Music Sweet Sounds of Music Wedding DJs

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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