big memories

small moments

Just like a song can take you back to a memory, a photograph can immerse you back into a moment.

And with so much going on during your New Jersey wedding day - so much you won't or can't see - your photographs will connect you to all of those moments once that day is complete.

But you don't view your memories through a cotton candy-pink filter.

And your memories don't contain chintzy props. Or friends holding "happily ever after" signs. Or any of that other cheese you've been seeing on Pinterest. No, your memories are full of rich color.

THEY'RE BOLD. BRIGHT. ILLUSTRATIVE. ACCURATE.

Your memories look and feel real.

MY PHOTOS...capture how the day was perfectly.

"MY PHOTOS HAVE A SENSE OF "REALNESS" TO THEM THAT SOME MODERN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY TENDS TO LOSE. THE PHOTOS AREN'T OVERLY-EDITED, OR HAVE THE SAME WASH/FILTER OVER THEM. THEY CAPTURE HOW THE DAY WAS PERFECTLY. " 

- ALLISON KARP, 2019

I guess you could say I'm a little biased, but I don't like those things either! I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel or anything. 

I just don't see the value in making every photograph the same shade of pink.

Sounds like we agree!

Since 2008, as a New Jersey wedding photographer, my goal - and that of my team - has always been to capture the day as it happens. No cheesy poses. No gimmicks. No overly-exposed colors or crazy angles.

JUST THE TWO OF YOU, AND YOUR GUESTS, Enjoying one another In a setting that looks and feels like it did that day.

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JUST THE TWO OF YOU, AND YOUR GUESTS, enjoying one another IN A SETTING THAT LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE IT DID THAT DAY.

they were works of art

“SCROLLING THROUGH MIKE’S INSTAGRAM AND PORTFOLIOS WE SAW MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL PICTURES, THEY WERE WORKS OF ART. THE IMAGES SPOKE VOLUMES FOR HIS STYLE, TALENT AND ABILITY TO GIVE US THE KIND OF IMAGES WE DESIRED.”

- betsy n. 2019

BRINGING ATTENTION TO THE ORDINARY

The first time we talk, you might notice a slow and steady cadence to my voice. I respond shockingly fast, but I tend to be pretty direct and thoughtful about what I have to say - which is the same approach our team takes with your pictures.

WE DELIBERATELY FIND LITTLE, ORDINARY MOMENTS AND
BRING ATTENTION TO THEM THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS.

So later, when they are viewed in an album or featured on the walls of your home, these moments will be knit together to become everlasting memories.

So, how exactly do we turn small moments into rich memories?

LET'S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

There's incredible energy that's created when hearing about a relationship and story. So, we'll likely dive into your story moments after you first reach out by asking a bunch of questions. The first? "What do you hope people say when they see your photos one day?"

LET'S WORK ON BUILDING TRUST

Let's start by breaking the ice. My guess is you don't want a stranger with you on your wedding day. So, we'll spend some time getting to know one another. We'll tell a joke or two, and we'll warm up together. You'll get to flip through full galleries so you can see what an entire wedding day looks like (not just the hero images everyone else shows), and we'll fully answer any questions you may have.

ALLOW US TO CREATE A PROPOSAL
THAT'S ABOUT YOU

After all, you're the customer! If you want to send us a Pinterest board full of ideas, we're open to it. We'll take that inspiration and use it to drive all of our photography decisions. In return, you'll end up with a customized product that fits your exact taste and style. Nothing cookie cutter here. Just something that fits your day and what's important to you and to your guests. 

NOTHING WAS MISSING

"MIKE WAS SO FAST IN HIS RESPONSE! HE WAS THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHER WE TALKED TO...AND WE JUST DIDN'T EVEN LOOK FURTHER. NOTHING WAS MISSING!" 

- RACHEL ROBINSON, 2019

wedding PHOTOGRAPHY
IN
NEW JERSEY

CAPTURING MOMENTS & CREATING MEMORIES

WHO DOESN'T LOVE A GOOD LOVE STORY? WE CERTAINLY DO! 

Couples who are goofy, authentic, and open minded make our job so much fun. Here are some recent NJ (and beyond!) weddings and events where we had a blast! There are also some helpful tips for couples planning their New Jersey weddings and engagements.

mike zawadzki photography

is a New Jersey Wedding Photography Studio based out of Livingston, NJ.

take a select number of winter weddings on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and are available for travel world-wide!
info@mikezawadzki.com | 973-941-2940

is a New Jersey Wedding Photography Studio based out of Livingston, NJ. take a select number of winter weddings on the Gulf Coast of Florida, and are available for travel world-wide!
info@mikezawadzki.com | 973-941-2940

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