Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A FULL TIME STUDIO THAT ALSO WORKS IN PORTRAITURE, COMMERCIAL AND EDITORIAL FIELDS TO COVER MY SPECIAL DAY?
Photo and video professionals with experience in all fields will bring the expertise of dealing with any photographic situation. The result includes lighting and posing techniques from studio portraiture, quickness and problem solving skills from commercial productions and readiness and attention to detail from editorial coverage. We believe that a studio versed in all of these fields will be ahead of the latest trends and will be able to provide the best professional insight for a superior experience and final product.

WHAT ARE SOME ADVANTAGES OF INVESTING IN A PROFESSIONAL, FULL SERVICE STUDIO VERSUS A PART-TIME HOBBYIST FOR MY WEDDING?
Wedding coverage is much more than just showing up with a camera and good intentions. Effectively covering a wedding without interruptions and knowing what to capture requires years of professional experience in the wedding photography industry. While expertise in other areas of photography and videography aids in a better outcome, wedding photography and videography differs dramatically from the other types. It requires much more skill and knowledge in all aspects of photography, including lighting, posing and people skills. The full time studio has the facilities and team needed to process the images from your engagement session and wedding, help you build a beautiful albums, and choose wall prints and products from your package. Your wedding is much too important to trust to anyone other than a professional studio.

WHAT STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY WILL THE PHOTOGRAPHER USE AT MY WEDDING?
That’s up to you, however we always recommend a combination of photo-journalistic, fun, and  traditional with some romantic shots and artistic detail coverage. We try to do as much candid and photo-journalistic work as possible to objectively tell your story. If you have any special requests, just let us know!

HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN AND WHERE TO CAPTURE MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHS WITHOUT LARGE INTERRUPTIONS OF THE WEDDING DAY?
Your team will be able to scope out the best places with the best lighting. Chances are, they've been to your venue a number of times. We will plan ahead to craft a timeline that will allow us to get the most stunning shots you’ve always dreamed of. Our goal is always to cover your day as much as possible without keeping you away from your wedding guests too long.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE TAKEN AT MY WEDDING?

The number of images and depends on the number of photographers hired for your day, your timeline and the size of your wedding and overall party. We set no limit to the amount of photographs we take and will always do our best to accommodate all of your requests. 

WHY CAN'T I FIND DEAN MICHAELS STUDIO ON ANY "PREFERRED VENDORS" LISTS?
Because we don't need to be. We've been in the business for over 35 years and have yet to cut a check to any other vendor. We know that engaged couples want an honest recommendation and if Dean Michaels Studio was recommended to you, you can bet we didn't pay for it! Our attention to detail, respect and courtesy for our couples and other vendors we have worked with throughout the years has granted us the reputation we hold today. We truly love what we do and any referral given is based on our vision for superior quality, exceptional products and customer service.

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