not just another vendor

Planning a Wedding is a lot.

And you probably have a laundry list of to do’s that you’d like to startchecking off. But if we had to guess, when it comes to a photographer, you DON’T want:

• Someone who is unorganized
• Or someone who doesn’t know when to take control
• Or someone who tries to get too artsy or creative with weird angles and gimmicky editing
• Or someone who treats you like a dollar sign/number

YOU DON’T WANT JUST *ANYBODY* TAKING PICTURES OF YOUR WEDDING...

Because this day only happens once. And these pictures will be something you come back to again and again over the years.

WELL, YOUR'E IN LUCK!

CHEck out our video!

BY FAR THE EASIEST TO COMMUNICATE WITH

“OUT OF THE DOZEN+ VENDORS WE WORKED WITH, HE WAS BY FAR THE EASIEST TO COMMUNICATE WITH THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCESS. DURING THE CEREMONY AND RECEPTION - HE SOMEHOW NINJA-STEPPED INTO THE SHADOWS WHILE BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION AT THE SAME TIME.”

- JAMIE GIBSON. APRIL 2019

celebrating

all  love  stories

Every couple is welcome and encouraged to use our photography services. This means every race,
religion (or lack thereof), sexual orientation, gender, etc... You are welcome here.

It is also important for us to firmly mention that we support black lives, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, and
women’s rights. We do not subscribe to the old taboo that business and social issues should not be mixed.

It is important for you to know where we stand on these issues, which we consider to be basic human rights.

While we don’t expect to always hold the same exact views as all of our clients, we draw the line at supporting
black lives, LGBTQ rights, and TRUE equality for all. When I shop somewhere I want to know what kind of
people are getting my money, so I thought I would be real and upfront about it with you. — MIKE ZAWADZKI

“When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”— BARACK OBAMA

YOUR WEDDING ISN'T A COMMODITY

And neither is a photographer - or any other vendor you’re considering for your wedding day. It is more personal and should be more personalized.

Which is why...

We work fast and efficiently on your wedding day. Photographing your wedding isn’t about growing our portfolio or turning the day into a fashion shoot. So we’ll work with you to create a timeline that gets all the important shots checked off and moves you along to more important things: the people you love and the party you planned!

We blend into the crowd, but we know the right time to take control. We know how to capture the energy without becoming a distraction. We’ll never be up in people’s faces during the reception. (Or times when we should be a fly on the wall.) But during family photos, a time that can be super stressful, you’d better believe we’ll be running the show!

We take photographs that truly stand out. We take photos of genuine reactions and moments as they happen. And our bold and timeless editing style ensures that your images don’t look like every other photo on Instagram. Instead, you come away with images that are completely one-of-a-kind and 100% you.

We truly care

ABOUT WHAT’S iMPORTANT TO YOU, AND iN RETURN...

You get a personalized experience that you feel like YOU are a part of.

(MIKE TOOK) the most amazing portraits of my husband and I

“MY HUSBAND AND I CREATED A VERY TIGHT SCHEDULE FOR MIKE SINCE WE DIDN’T WANT TO DO A FIRST LOOK BUT ALSO WANTED TO MAKE IT TO COCKTAIL HOUR (I KNOW….CRAZY…), BUT IT DIDN’T PHASE MIKE. HE WAS ABLE TO ORGANIZE OUR FAMILY AFTER THE CEREMONY AND GET EVERY SINGLE SHOT FROM THE BRIDAL PARTY PICTURES, TO FAMILY PICTURES TO THE MOST AMAZING PORTRAITS OF MY HUSBAND AND I.”

- RACHEL CATHEY, JANUARY 2020

your love story is a recipe

We LOVE being in the kitchen *almost* as much as we love photography. Maybe that’s why we look at weddings as a sort of collaborative recipe.

JUST AS COUPLES HAVE DIFFERENT TASTES FOR FOOD, EACH IS GOING TO BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.

Much of cooking starts with olive oil, onion, and garlic, but can go in so many different directions. The same can be said about our approach to photography.

We’ll start with some of the traditional poses that will make the older members of your family smile. Then, based on the rapport we’ve built together, we’ll mix in some more personalized shots of just the two of you loving up on each other. Once we’ve reached that place of trust, it’ll be beautiful.

1000000% what we wanted

“YOUR STYLE IS 1000000% WHAT WE WANTED. WE HATE
ROMANTIC BRIGHT LIGHT COOKIE CUTTER STUFF. WE WANTED SOMETHING PERSONAL AND UNIQUE AND
SOMETHING THAT SCREAMED “US”. YOU HIT THE NAIL
ON EVERY PHOTO.”

- GALINA SEIDMAN. MAY 2019

Our team of thoroughly-trained, trusted, friendly, and talented photographers are here to capture your story. Each has a cohesive style and acts as an extension of the brand. You’ll come away with an experience that is stellar from every possible angle -regardless of who is photographing your day.

After all, I’ve put my name on this company, so I wouldn’t allow it to be any other way.

Mike - Owner

Maria - Associate/Second Photographer

Antonio - Second Photographer/Assistant



With many years of experience in photography, I create memories with the same excitement and enthusiasm as if it was the beginning of my journey.

My love for families and life goes beyond the scope of my work, making my always a part of the couple's family. 

From straightening a groom's bowtie to assuring a bride's hair or dress is precise, I document special moments as if they were for my own family. As a mom of three beautiful children, I understand the importance of paying attention to all of the small candid moments and interactions between family members.

My focus is to help couples relive their special day with each photo, and to create images that would otherwise go unnoticed like mom shedding a tear or a grandparent dancing with their grandchild. I am no stranger to getting the bridal party cracking up and in tears of laughter with a quick Brooklyn wit and upbringing, that is a big part of my personality.

When I’m not photographing love and couples for Mike, I am an advocate for special needs children and adults. You can check out more of my photography for special needs children and families here.

I am an avid gamer who plays both classic Nintendo games and modern games like Fortnite with my son. I also love belting out of the tunes of 80's love songs in my car! “Some were born to sing the blues!”

Interested in hiring Tiffany? 

Bio and Fun Facts About Tiffany



After graduating with an associates degree in photography in 2012, I began doing street photography as a hobby in NYC with friends. Soon after, I started photographing weddings, events, and portrait sessions.

Coming from a big close knit family, capturing memories is important to me. I can’t emphasize how precious the photographs I have of my family are to me. Seeing these moments up close with someone else’s family, and capturing the emotions is my passion in photography.

From the tears of joy during the ceremony to the energy on the dance floor at night.

When I'm not photographing weddings, I enjoy cycling, enjoying a cappuccino at a cafe or park, and listening to some Chillwave, Lo-Fi, or Hip-Hop. Some of my go to foods to cook are penne vodka with chicken or steak quesadillas with potato wedges. I hope we get to chat soon!

Love what you see and want to hire Gerardo?

Bio and Fun Facts About Gerardo



I stepped in front of a camera at eighteen, and have always been a performer at heart. I fell in love with styling and producing shoots, and I learned quickly that if I wanted to fully express myself creatively I would have to pick up a camera.

The joy and magic of photography is a driving force in my life, and my camera goes everywhere with me.

I love capturing all the emotions, smiles, tears, and laughter of a wedding day. By “reading the room” I know the right times to blend into crowds, or be on a fly on the wall - to get natural reactions. However if needed, I will step up and take charge to pose things like family formals, so they get done in an efficient and timely manner. (Who wants to miss out on partying because you’re taking photos???)

Nothing makes me happier than being there for you on the biggest day of your lives. I care about what’s important to you and will go above and beyond to make sure you get all of the moments you want captured, along with some very creative portraits as well!

When I’m not photographing weddings you’ll find me empowering women, watering my plants, traveling to faraway lands to see my family, and moving my furniture around for the 100th time.

Interested in hiring Christina? 

Bio and Fun Facts About Christina



After becoming extremely passionate with cameras at just the age of 12, I have been recording some of the most meaningful, and cool moments for 15 years, and I can’t imagine expressing myself in art in any other way!

As a teacher, I gravitated towards making wedding films because I understand what a moment can mean to an individual.

Being able to capture and preserve those moments for you makes me feel like I wasn’t just your vender for wedding video, but an important part of your experience! I like the idea of building trust and a personal relationship when it comes to my job, and what better way than to meet people than on their most special day! I make a lot of dad jokes, I am really sincere, full of laughs, and of course always grateful that I even get to be there, as I feel like an invited guest.

When I’m with you, the camera is the last thought on anyone’s minds, as I blend into the crowd seamlessly.

I never liked the stuffy idea of showing up and having people say“Oh wow, the video guy is here, great…” I’ll probably be spending more time with you than your guests and family on the day of - and you’re trusting me with such an important task, so why not make that fun and enjoyable? I’ll give you some one liners that’ll make you laugh and help create a vibe that will help you relax and feel natural in front of my camera.

That’s me. I treat you the way I’d love and hope to be treated on my own wedding day. Here’s a few exciting things about me: I play table tennis, (like a lot!) I stream video games sometimes, and love creative photography and portraiture as well, in addition to making wedding films. I’ve also won a few awards for my short films.

Wanna know more? I’ve got stories and jokes for days!

Love what you see and want to hire Marquis?

Bio and Fun Facts About Marquis Green



From the moment you look through Brad’s photos, you’ll see that he has an unerring eye for moments. He loves capturing those unseen moments that happen throughout the day at weddings that delight his clients. He can be nearly invisible when capturing memories, but he’s also very present for his clients when it comes to managing the chaos of scheduling the day. He’s a stealthy ninja photographer when it matters, and a producer/director when the show must go on. This skillset no doubt comes from Brad’s work in the theatre as a stage manager for over ten years, dealing with schedules, organization and every type of personality you can think of. Don’t you worry, he’ll even charm your cranky Aunt Betty if he needs to.

This easygoing nature with attention to detail with the photos means that Brad’s clients really get to live their day, while still getting all the photos they hoped for. The word you’ll think of when you look through his work is “connection.” No matter if he’s posing a bridal couple or capturing the first dance, Brad is always looking for the moment that tells you a little bit about the people in it and how they live, laugh and love. Along with capturing the glitz and the glam of a wedding day, Brad seeks to capture the moments that will become heirloom photos for you and your family.

When Brad isn’t viewing the world through a camera lens, he loves having adventures with his wife and daughter. A huge film nerd, you won’t be able to beat Brad when it comes to reciting lines from Indiana Jones movies. "That’s why they call it the jungle, sweetheart."

Interested in hiring Brad? 

Bio and Fun Facts About Brad Resnick

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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