Member Since: 10/31/2012
My husband and I could not be happier in our choice of photographer. Michael was absolutely fantastic throughout the entire process. From the beginning, he asked questions to get to know us better as a couple, and now that we've gotten a chance to look through all of the photographs - it's clear why: he managed to capture photos of everything we wanted without us even having to tell him.
On the day of the wedding, he was my therapist, a skilled photographer, and just a fun person to be around all rolled into one. Michael turned out to be one of the few people that knew exactly what to say to calm me down and help us all refocus on the reason why were all there - my husband and I were getting married! He got the whole bridal party relaxed, smiling and laughing - and it shows in the photos. We all look naturally happy - who would have thought?! :)
After the wedding, Michael was a pleasure to deal with - always super responsive. Even though he was crazy busy with other weddings, he still managed to get us a few select photos right after the wedding for us to use for our thank you cards - a huge help in tackling those sooner rather than later! He's also made himself available to chat about albums and other printing options - as I am admittedly clueless!
Overall, we feel so blessed to have a vendor that was just absolutely wonderful throughout the entire process - from booking to album completion. I will without a doubt recommend Michael to everyone I know - they would be lucky to snag him!
Thank you so, so much for such a beautiful review! We had such an amazing time with you and your family, your friends, and all of the dear ones there celebrating your wedding day with you. :-D
Member Since: 3/3/2013
Michael was wonderful. Of all the vendors we hired for the wedding, he was by far and away the most prompt and clear when communicating to us. He was great about talking to us about our expectations for the pictures, and what pictures we wanted. Plus the photos looked great, and we could see them online in under a month. I'd recommend him to any of my friends and family who need a wedding photographer.
Thank you so much! I am so happy to have been a part of your wedding celebration. Thank you so much for choosing me to join you and capture your beautiful wedding day!
Member Since: 9/19/2013
When we met Michael prior to the wedding he was very professional and easy going. Having Michael as our photographer completed our wedding day. During the ceremony and photo period we hade fun while taking pictures at multiple locations. Michael was very knowledgeable about great locations and little hidden secrets that make the end results amazing. People often ask about our photographer and our beautiful pictures.
Member Since: 1/11/2012
Was a very pleasant and stress free component of my wedding. Very pleased with engagement and wedding shots, as was my family
Thank you so much! I had a fantastic time sharing your wedding day with you and your family. Congratulations on a beautifully decorated (since you did all of that!) and beautiful wedding day celebration!
Member Since: 5/21/2007
My wedding day was exciting enough just because it was my wedding day, but Mike made the entire day so amazing! He was organized and efficient as well as friendly, and had us all smiling genuine smiles for wonderful photos which we will cherish for years to come! I can't recommend Mike enough!
Member Since: 6/18/2012
On behalf of my new husband and myself, I wanted to tell you how thrilled and truly touched we are with the beautiful photos that you took on our wedding day. Not only were you able to capture the expressions on our faces and those around us, we are amazed at the way in which you were able to capture the very essence and emotion of the day as well. By looking through your camera lens and using your wonderful artistic eye, your photographs really paint a picture of our special moments that we will be able to enjoy for years and years to come. I wish you much continued success as you continue to capture and illuminate the special moments of other’s lives as you have done for us. Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talent with us on our wedding day. Whenever we look upon the beautiful moments preserved in your photographs, we will be able to recall and relish in the joy of that very special day. Thank you again!
Member Since: 9/23/2013
Wow, we can hardly express our delight in the wedding photos you took. All of your photos from our special day captured the joy and happiness we were feeling, and we remember those emotions when we look at your pictures. You did a fantastic job and we would gladly refer you to anyone who is looking for more than just the standard poses. We’ll always cherish these amazing photo memories from our wedding day.
Member Since: 9/19/2013
From the first time we met Michael, we knew that we had something special. I can't tell you what it was, but there was something there. He had an eye for things, he saw beauty in everyday things. Not only was he able to see the beauty but he was able to capture in a photo. I don't know how he does it, but he can share your happiest memories and let you see them in a way that no one else can.
We had no intention of picking our wedding photographer immediately. We thought we would meet a hundred people, argue about it and just settle with someone. Within 20 minutes of meeting Michael we know that we hit the jackpot.
He was funny, understanding and willing to work with us.
Put simply, his photos are beautiful, his prices are extremely reasonable, a great person to work with, and most importantly a person that is more than just a photographer at a wedding. He is your friend. Congratulations on your wedding, and make sure you give Michael Chadwick a call.
Thank you so very much! When people ask me why I love my job so much it's because I get to meet and know such beautiful, wonderful people like you and the Mrs.! In the rare moments when being a wedding photographer can be challenging, it's people l...
Member Since: 7/11/2009
My fiancé and I are not big on public displays of affection, so the thought of walking around in public, for a couple of hours, kissing and hugging for the camera, made us uncomfortable. Michael's demeanor and sense of humor set us at ease instantly. We had a fun, and hot, morning at a beautiful park, and our pictures turned out amazingly! I can't stop showing everyone our website with our beautiful pictures! ALSO, he got our pictures to us the same day…amazing!
Member Since: 8/13/2013
I feel that there are not many grooms out there that would join the Knot to write a review, but in this case I felt that it was important to provide a review of our photographer Michael Chadwick. We started the process of looking for vendors around a year before our wedding date and my now wife spent countless hours on The Knot reading reviews of all the best photographers. From countless research, I had her narrow her list down to three photographers that we could go meet and 1) see their photo portfolio, 2) how organized they appear and whether they show up to the meeting on time and 3) determine whether we would actually want the person to be a guest of our wedding. #3 in my mind was very important, because the photographer you pick will be there from the early morning, until the last guest leaves, so it is crucial that they are easy going and fit in with your guests. #2 is also important, especially for the groom, because you want someone that is organized and on time, so your soon to be wife can sleep the week leading up to the wedding.
I can say that Michael was on time for our meeting and from the moment we met him, we knew that he would be the perfect fit for our wedding. Plus the portfolio of photos and how open he was to my wife's vision was exactly what we were looking for.
Fast forward to the engagement shoot, Michael had many great ideas and was very flexible in the amount of time he spent with us. The pictures were great and we received numerous compliments from family and friends about the quality of the photographs and the different angles, shadows, lighting, etc. that he used.
Now for the wedding, Michael and his second shooter did a tremendous job. They covered all the photos my wife wanted, which was a very long list. We actually went through all the photos she wanted with him a couple nights before the wedding so that they were on the same page and this was extremely helpful. All the photos were done to the highest professional standard and were turned around for our review quickly. Michael also did an excellent job assisting us with our photo album.
Overall, I would recommend Michael to anyone that is wanting the highest of quality of wedding photographs at an affordable price, someone that is easy to speak with and is always quick to respond to phone calls or emails, and is someone that you would like to be with you during your big day.
Member Since: 8/9/2013
I couldn't have been happier with the job Michael did for our wedding. From beginning to end, he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He took hundreds of fantastic shots, most of them capturing those wonderful spontaneous moments that only a truly gifted photographer can capture. In fact, he gave us so many great photographs, we had a hard time narrowing down which ones to include in our album. Plus, he delivered our photos far more quickly than we expected. Very highly recommended.
Member Since: 8/8/2013
From the time my husband made the call to talk with Michael about his services and if he was available, we knew that we were in good hands. We were wanting pictures only of our wedding day and reception. I wanted pictures during the wedding but my concern was the photographer taking away from the ceremony trying to get the shot. NEVER knew he was there and the pictures are fabulous!! I will never forget his advice throughout the day.......BREATHE!! All of our guest were so complimentary of him and enjoyed his being around. I have one of my favorite shots as my phone screensaver a year and a few months later. All of our pictures and the video are full of memories that are going to last us a lifetime!! THANK YOU Michael!!!!
Member Since: 12/7/2010
Michael is awesome!! Very professional, easy to work with and he does an amazing job. I knew that he really cared about us and our wedding. He is willing to try new things if we had any ideas. Overall, Michael and his assistant were amazing and I would hire him again!!!
Member Since: 2/6/2012
I can't say enough good things about Michael Chadwick Photography! From the first phone call to discuss the photography for my wedding, I found Michael to be pleasant, professional, fair, knowledgeable, helpful and responsive. Meeting Michael confirmed my initial impression! On the day of the wedding, I found Michael to be in the right place at the right time EVERY TIME! There was never a point in which I was "looking" for Michael (not that he could be missed). After the wedding, I found Michael's work to be AMAZING! He took lots of pictures that were "in the moment"... that made my wedding album all the better! The video (pictures on a DVD with music) was phenomenal! Michael chose a song on the video that was PERFECT for the occasion)! Anyone that hires Michael as a photographer will be so thankful that they did!!
Thank you so very much! I had such a wonderful time with you and your family celebrating your wedding day, and feel blessed to have been able to capture that day for you!!
Member Since: 12/27/2011
Selecting Chadwick Creative Arts was the best decision my husband and I made.
Michael Chadwick is professional, patient and passionate. It's clear that Michael loves what he does. Michael and his colleague Sheldon captured all the special moments in a natural, unobtrusive way.
Michael and Sheldon were both very personable and warm. They kept the wedding party at ease, and made all of our guests feel comfortable. And it shows in the pictures - they are spectacular, and each picture tells a story. We'll cherish them for many years to come.
Thank you, Michael and Sheldon!
Member Since: 12/2/2012
Having a good photographer was crucial to me and my husband. As soon as we had a wedding date and our venues, we started researching photographers. Based on online reviews and the quality of work, my husband and I interviewed three photographers. Michael at Chadwick Creative Arts was the clear winner for both of us.
The quality of Mike’s work is clear. We looked at several different weddings he shot and appreciated the mix of detail shots, formal shots, candid shots – all crisp and artistically done. In addition to loving his pictures, Mike was such a pleasure to be with. We felt that he understood what we wanted to capture in our pictures, and he was a joy to be around. He has a calming presence and made us laugh.
We had our engagement shoot about 6 months before the wedding. We loved the moments Mike was able to capture, and he was really fun to hang out with. I was thrilled when we got our pictures – they were absolutely beautiful.
As our wedding approached we had lots of communication with Mike. I gave him a very detailed list of photos I wanted that day and instead of being offended that I was trying to hamper his artistic view, he welcomed the information. Mike and his second shooter Sheldon arrived ahead of schedule the day of and got right to work. They knew the names of all the principal people at our wedding and were incredibly pleasant to be around. Everyone thought they were great. They worked tirelessly for about 12 hours that day and were always enthusiastic and focused.
Having good wedding pictures is crucial in helping to preserve the memories of that day. Mike did a phenomenal job and I would recommend working with him without hesitation. The best part of all is that we found his prices to be very reasonable given the quality product received.
Member Since: 10/26/2010
Michael photographer our wedding in New York City in June 2012. He came recommended from another friend and we couldn't be happier! From the start, he was a pleasure to work with, explained his process carefully and listened to what we wanted. We did photos in several locations around the city and he was great in coming up with ideas and practical suggestions to make the most of our time together. I received so many compliments from guests after the wedding how much they enjoyed interacting with Michael. The photos were done in less than a month and were gorgeous! we love looking at them and he truly created memories that will last a lifetime. Michael has a great, easy-going demeanor and was very approachable and a pleasure to work with. We would recommend him
Member Since: 1/24/2011
Michael was excellent on the day of our wedding. He was very attentive making sure to get every shot. Before the day of the ceremony we were able to organize and discuss every possible shot that we may have wanted on the day of our wedding. Michael was very happy to accommodate all of our requests. We are very happy with the end result. We were very happy with our engagement photography as well. We really wanted our engagement photography to take place in two locations. We took pictures in central park and long beach, long island. All of pictures from both locations came out extremely beautiful. Any events that I have in the future I will definitely call Michael to see if he is available to work his magic. He was the absolute best!
Thank you so much, N&M! I had a blast shooting with you and sharing in your amazingly joyous wedding celebration!!
Member Since: 8/13/2010
We hired Michael to be our wedding photographer for our wedding on June 9,2012. We researched and met several other photographers when we were looking, but I had a good gut feeling about him when I was communicating back and forth via e-mail. We knew he was the right photographer for us when my husband and him bonded over movies, etc on our first meeting and I couldn't get them to focus! lol He was always really friendly and professional. He responded back to e-mails and questions usually within minutes (faster than any other vendor!!!) which to any Bride planning her wedding we all know is extremely important. Especially if you are making decisions quickly that are based upon other aspects of the day. Originally we did not really want to do an engagement photo shoot because we weren't really sure where we would use the photos, but he insisted and we were really happy we did. It really gave us some time before the wedding to get comfortable in front of the camera and be comfortable with Michael as well. We booked him for a full day with a second photographer. The 2nd photographer, Sheldon was also amazing. He was calm and friendly and always seemed to be taking photos from all different angles which is what we were really looking for. The both worked their butts off for us (our day started at 10am!) and were still going strong at 10pm. I couldn’t believe how they were not only still standing taking photo’s but still had smiles on their face because they were having a great time doing it. Michael is a photographer because he truly loves taking photo’s which is refreshing and amazing to see, and it shows in his photo’s. Unlike some other jaded wedding photographers, that show up, take the standard shots, and go home at exactly the minute after their hired time ends. If you’re looking for great photographs taken by a passionate and friendly photographer then Chadwick Creative Arts is your vendor! The prices are also really great, especially for the area. With the research we did, they came in at the most competitive price, and in my opinion with the best photographs. I Highly Recommend this Vendor to any future Bride and Groom, you will not be disappointed!!
Thank you so much!! We had a fantastic time sharing your wedding day with you, and I am honored to have had the privilege of capturing such a fun day with photographs. Your friends and family were a lot of fun, and the hours just seemed to fly by. ...
Member Since: 12/18/2011
I love Michael's work. In addition to it I love his flexability. So I have not had the luxury of having Michael at my wedding yet but I went to the wrong place for our engagement shot and he still managed to see us the next day for our engagement shots. Amazing service! He is great and has a fun personallity. I get super anxious and nervous with a lot of attention but helped ease all worries. Can't wait to see him again at the wedding!
Artistry, Customer Service, and Loving Our Couples
I enjoy capturing forever the joy and love present in your wedding. I balance the fun with the formal, the traditional with the spontaneous, to tell the complete story of your wedding day. I also pride myself on customer service. Don't just take my word for it - read the reviews from my couples!
- Starting Price Range: $1,000-$1,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
Michael Chadwick Photography's twitter
Saturday's shoot was an adventure. Outdoor wedding couple shots in driving snow, rain, and wind. Are those smiles through gritted teeth?
Why I love @BayPhotoLab - they just called with a potential design problem on one of my albums. THEY called ME. That's customer service.