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226 Reviews for Dean Michaels Studio

Recommended by 99% of couples

4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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  • Adam

    Adam Caronti · Getting married on 03/01/2023

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Perfect!!!!

    Amazing ! We had Richard do our engagement pictures. Great energy and got our pictures back so quick! We got so many options and all were exactly what we wanted!

    Sent on 07/16/2020

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Adam! Thank you for your positive feedback. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with Rich. Your photos are amazing and it truly shows how much fun you all had.

    We are super excited for you big day and can't wait to celebrate with your family and friends.

    Best,
    DMS
  • Jennifer

    Jennifer · Getting married on 12/31/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Outstanding!

    I cannot recommend this studio enough! We had rich for our photographer for our micro wedding and OMG he is AMAZING! So easy to work with, very talented and put my vision to life. As if trying to get married during a pandemic isn't enough, dealing with predicted terrible weather we had in the forecast, rich was able to adjust his schedule to make sure he can be there for the following day. We cannot thank Rich & Dean Michaels enough for being the easiest venders around. Can't wait until next year, for the "bigger" day!!!

    Sent on 09/24/2020

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Jennifer!

    We are super happy that you love your images. You both look so happy and they came out amazing! It's been a pleasure planning and celebrating your special day with you and your husband. We can't wait for you day next year as well!! :)

    Best,
    DMS
  • Danielle

    Danielle Bamundo · Getting married on 06/26/2021

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    No Brainer!

    It was a no brainer to hire Dean Michaels after being a bridesmaid in another wedding. Rich and the whole crew made us feel so comfortable that day and then having Rich do our engagement photos was so easy. He made us feel very relaxed and we loved how our photos came out! Christin has been super helpful and responsive. We are so glad to be working with them until our wedding in June!

    Sent on 09/24/2020

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Danielle!

    We are super happy that you love your images. You both look so happy and they came out amazing! We are all very excited for your big day next year.

    Best,
    DMS
  • Sondra

    Sarah · Married on 10/10/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wonderful Experience

    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

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Sondra!
    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Our studio is happy to hear that we were able to accommodate. It is very important to us that you and your fiancé are more than confident when booking DMS. We are very excited to help plan and celebrate your big day! Let the countdown begin....

    Best,
    DMS
  • Catherine

    Catherine Nojiri · Married on 09/06/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beautiful photos and videography!

    One of the most important things to me in the wedding process was our photography and videography, and Dean Michaels really delivered! Maggie was our main shooter, and we also worked with Rich as our second shooter and Alex as our videographer. They all were wonderful to work with, and respected the safety precautions in place at our venue.

    Maggie made us feel so comfortable and at ease with the process. My husband does not like to be the center of attention, and they really helped him feel comfortable throughout the day.

    The team did a great job capturing our special moments, and everything turned out so nice. It definitely was a bit of a splurge, but I am really glad we went with Dean Michaels for our photography and videography. We had our sneak peak after 5 days, and our entire digital images and film within 3 weeks of the wedding! We will treasure the videos and photos for the rest of our lives!

    Sent on 09/26/2020

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Catherine!

    It has been a pleasure planning your special day with you and your husband. Planning a wedding during a pandemic is not as easy and we give you both so much credit for sticking through it all! Your wedding images and video came out beautiful and we are so happy that you love them! Cherish these memories forever and we hope to see you in the future!

    Best,
    DMS
  • Jill

    Jill · Married on 01/19/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Blown away


    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!

    Thank you so much for your positive feed back! It was an absolute pleasure being able to celebrate your big day with all of your friends and family. Thank you so much for trusting us and allowing us to help guide you through the entire process. Christin, Laura and Rich all have wonderful things to say about you both! Rich and Laura had a wonderful time at your wedding as well. Please keep in touch!

    - DMS
  • Aurora

    Aurora ingrassia · Married on 10/11/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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.
    Please keep in touch!
    -DMS
  • amanda

    amanda · Married on 07/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Happy Client : )

    Our Photographer was Rich from Dean Michaels he was funny, super polite and easy to work with!!

    Sent on 09/06/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Rich had a wonderful time celebrating your special day! Thank you for trusting us to capture one of the most important days of your life. Please keep in touch!
  • Joni

    Joni · Married on 07/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Top notch!

    Melissa, Andrea, and the rest of the team were amazing! All of my girls looked flawless! Melissa was quick to respond and very professional. She truly loves what she does! I would recommend her over and over again to all!

    Sent on 07/08/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Joni!

    Thank you for your positive review. Dean Michaels Studio loves working with Melissa D'Aloia and her team. Everyone is creative, attentive and professional. Melissa has made our brides very happy for quite some time now. We are all so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Melissa D'Aloia & Co.
  • dana11

    dana · Married on 06/29/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My husband and I used Dean Michaels Studio for both a "location" engagement photo session and wedding photography. Basically, I wanted a top quality studio that focused on capturing detail and beauty in a unique way. Rich and Dean were our main guys for the wedding day and both my family and I were truly impressed with their professionalism, creativity, and fabulous personalities! They were not intrusive, nor bossy. Rich and Dean "went with the flow" as much as possible, yet still had a "set plan" in mind for the wedding day. There were flurries, sleet, rain, and 35 degree temperatures on my wedding day. You would think this would hold them back? Not a chance!! Where I was leary and ready to cancel the outdoor pictures, Rich and Dean assured me that they would capture the beauty of the day in a clever way. Cold didn't stop them- handwarmers and all- they were prepared!!

    When I viewed the proofs online only a WEEK after the wedding date, I was blown away! Dean and Rich got so many beautiful shots in my home and at the church and reception. There was such a variety of structured and unstructured photos. From the way they captured my gown or my husband and his groomsmen, to the marble church, or the snow covered roads-- everything looked stunning! After ordering a few photos to sample the different options such as color, black/white, and sepia, I was again so incredibly pleased with the quality of the portrait itself!! I should note that the engagement photos were transferred into a "guest signing book." These photos were really magnificent. Top quality all around! I look forward to receiving my wedding albums.

    Please don't hesitate to use this wonderful business establishment for you photo and video services! All of the money you put forward is totally worth it! There are a few different package options for both photography and videography. All staff members were a pleasure to work with, were very accomodating, and worked to get orders processed in an efficient manner! I am truly so happy with Dean Michaels photography and videography!

    Sent on 05/09/2011
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    Abigail · Married on 06/15/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great experience!

    Dean Michaels Studio was a dream to work with. They were very responsive over email in the months leading up to the wedding and the communication back and forth made me feel very confident in our decision to hire them as our wedding photographer. Before the wedding our photographer, Maggie, gave me a call to go over the logistics and to get a sense of what pics we wanted and who will be there to photograph after our first look. She was absolutely amazing to work with! Our whole wedding party loved her, and the photos she took were just beautiful!!! I will recommend Dean a Michaels Studio to everyone I know!

    Sent on 07/19/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Abigail!

    Thank you for such a positive review! It truly means a lot to us that you and your husband trusted us throughout the entire wedding planning process. We completely understand how hectic planning a wedding can be and we are very happy to know that we were able to accommodate all of your specific requests. We are also SO happy to hear that your bridal party loved the experience with DMS. It's brides and grooms like you both who keep us going! We can't wait to see you both grow and we hope to see you both soon! Please keep in touch!

    Best,
    DMS
  • Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn Dickman · Married on 05/26/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing photographers, wonderful experience!

    We got married on May 26 and booking Dean Michaels was one of the best decisions we made! When booking we met with Rich, who also ended up being our photographer along with Maggie. These two are an amazing team and got such incredible shots of us and our guests. They were so friendly and so creative when shooting, I am obsessed with every single picture, which is A LOT! I could not say enough good things about this company and their photographers. They were so quick to respond to all emails and took all requests for our photo ops and managed to fit them all in. I will highly reccommend Dean Michaels Photography to any couple!

    Sent on 08/08/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Kaitlyn! Thank you so much for your positive review. It truly means a lot to all of us. Rich and Maggie had a great time celebrating your big day. We are all so happy that you and your family/loved ones had a great experience with us. Keep in touch!

    - DMS
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    Amanda · Married on 05/18/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing!!!

    Dean Michaels Studio was absolutely amazing from start to finish! When my husband and I first walked into their office, Christin explained all of the packages to us and asked us a few questions to get a sense of what we were looking for with our wedding photos. She went above and beyond to make sure we made the right decisions. She assigned Maggie to me and Rich to my husband who were both great! They captured every moment of our special day and we couldn’t be happier with our photos and videos! Thank you Christin and Dean Michaels Studio for all of your hard work to help make my dream wedding come true!

    Sent on 07/18/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Amanda!

    Thank you so much for your positive review! We are all so happy that you and your husband were more than comfortable when booking with us. We take pride in being able to guide our couples towards the right decision. Our studio had a wonderful time celebrating with your family and friends. I(Let's do it all over again! haha) We hope to see you again in the future, please keep in touch!

    -DMS
  • K

    Kristen Forgione Has · Married on 05/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Simply Amazing!

    Dean michaels studio was a pleasure to work with! Very professional, attentive personable and our pictures turned out great!!!!

    Sent on 05/29/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Kristen!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Our studio is very glad to hear that you had a wonderful time celebrating your special day with us. We are also glad you love all of your images! Keep in touch!

    - DMS
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    Samantha and Liam · Married on 04/19/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Highly Recommend Dean Michaels!

    We are so glad we chose Dean Michael’s for our wedding photography needs! Lori was great to work with and we couldn’t be happier with how the pictures turned out! Highly recommend!

    Sent on 05/14/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Samantha!

    Thank you for your positive feed back! Lori is an amazing photographer and we are all so happy that you and your family had a great time with us! Please keep in touch!

    Best,
    DMS
  • Jamie

    Jamie · Married on 04/12/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our photos are gorgeous!

    Dean Michaels Studio was the perfect choice for our wedding photography. We loved their style when we booked them, and they surpassed our expectations when we saw how gorgeous our wedding and engagement photos turned out. Rich took our engagements photos last spring, and he was so helpful with getting us relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. We had an amazing experience working with Laura and Cory on our wedding day last month. They were so fun and knew just how to capture every moment on our special day. Each photo we’ve received is better than the next!

    Sent on 05/12/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Jamie!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. It means a lot to us. Rich, Cory and Laura all had a wonderful time celebrating your special day! We loved connecting with you both from the very start. Please keep in touch!

    Best,
    DMS
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    Gabrielle Alioto · Married on 04/05/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing!

    Choosing Dean Michaels as my photographer was one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the second that Dean and Rich walked into the venue, they used my visions and ideas and made the pictures better than I could have EVER dreamed of. Every single picture perfectly captured the whole day (even the fleeting moments that have already slipped my mind). The formal pictures with my husband and me truly make us look like models and the pictures from the reception were on point with taking pictures of a variety of my guests. I haven't stopped getting compliments on the pictures that I have posted on social media and I will recommend Dean Michaels for any couple that is looking for miracle workers of photographers!!!!

    Sent on 05/22/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Gabrielle!

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It really means a lot to us. Our main goal is to be able to capture every detail, every angle and moment from your special day for you and your loved ones. We are so happy to hear that we were able to capture all of that for you guys. Our studio is also so glad that you and husband felt like models! You guys are such an amazing couple and we loved celebrating with you all! Please keep in touch!

    - DMS
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    Ali · Married on 03/30/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fantastic Pictures

    So happy that we chose Dean Michaels as our photographer! The quality of the pictures, the attentiveness and experience of the photographers and the value of the service is unbeatable. They captured all of the most precious moments on our special day and did so in very high quality. We were surprised at the sheer number of pictures we received after the wedding (over 3,000 photos) and keep going through them all to relive the day. Thank you for capturing this milestone, we will cherish the pictures forever. Thank you Dean Michaels!!

    Sent on 05/05/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Ali!

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It truly means a lot to our studio. We had so much fun capturing your special day and celebrating with your family and friends. You all looked amazing!

    Keep in touch!

    Best,
    DMS
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    Alexis · Married on 12/08/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Spectacular Photographers & Service!

    We just got our photos for our wedding from a month ago and we are incredibly happy with how they came out!! The photographers were very professional and the style and look of the photos was exactly what we had in mind, there were so many incredibly beautiful shots, it was difficult to choose our favorites! We really appreciated the extra effort the photographers went to in order to make sure we looked our best. The variety in the types of pictures, the different settings, and looks really allowed us to relive the wedding all over again! Maggie was our main photographer and she was had an incredible eye for the perfect shots! She coordinated with me before the wedding to discuss details and absolutely brought out the beauty of our wedding in all of our pictures. I would highly recommend the Dean Michaels Studio!

    Sent on 01/13/2019

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Alexis!

    Thank you for your positive feedback. It truly means a lot to us and we are so happy that we were able to fulfill your dreams! Thank you for booking Dean Michaels Studio and letting us help plan your wedding. We had so much fun! Lets do it again! ;)

    Please keep in touch!

    Best,
    Dean Michaels Studio
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    Brittany · Married on 11/30/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing so happy

    Corey was amazing the company was great highly recommend. My photos are so beautiful.

    Sent on 12/30/2018

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Brittany!

    We had so much fun celebrating your special day! Thank you for trusting us throughout your entire wedding process!

    Please keep in touch!

    Best,
    Dean Michaels Studio
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    LeeAnn · Married on 09/02/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing Photo Studio

    Dean Michaels was awesome to work with and gave us an amazing photographer, Cory, to work with. They answered all our questions and worked with us to stay in our budget. They helped us contact our photographer in advance to get to know him and really worked with us.

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi LeeAnn!

    Thank you for your positive feedback! Our studio had so much fun being able to celebrate your special day! Keep in touch!
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    Brittany · Married on 09/02/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Amazing experience!

    We used Dean Michaels for our wedding photo & video on September 2nd. Both photographers & videographer we had were an absolute joy to work with. We never met our them until the day of our wedding (we’re not from New Jersey) and the minute we met them, we felt completely comfortable! Our wedding photos just came back and we are blown away at how amazing they turned out. We can’t wait to get our video back!! Highly recommend Dean Michaels for your any photo/video needs.

    Sent on 12/03/2018

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Brittany!

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback! It truly means a lot to our studio and we are so happy that you had such a wonderful experience with us. Thank you for trusting us ahead of time and throughout this whole wedding experience!

    Keep in touch!

    Best,
    Dean Michaels Studio
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    Karolina · Married on 08/31/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We used Dean Michaels Studio for our wedding on August 31. We are so happy with their service! I met with several companies before finally deciding to go with them. The whole process was stress free from the initial meeting to booking and signing the contract and making the payments. The day of the photographer and videographer were on time and prepared and took the most gorgeous pictures and video. I highly recommend them to anyone weather it be for a wedding or another occassion!

    Sent on 10/09/2018

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Karolina!

    Thank you for your positive feedback! Our studio had so much fun celebrating your special day with your family and friends! We are very happy that we were able to make your wedding planning stress free. Please keep in touch!
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    Michele · Married on 08/18/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My wedding day was perfect all with the help of Cory. He spent 10 hours capturing every moment and never lost a moment of energy. He was fabulous. I highly recommend Dean Michael Studio but especially Cory!!! Thank you for everything!!!!!!!

    Sent on 09/14/2018

    Dean Michaels Studio's reply:

    Hi Michele!

    We are so happy that you had such a positive experience with our studio and Cory! Please keep in touch!