Jean Michael Photography | About

Who we are:
Jean Michael Photography is a family-owned full service wedding and portrait photography company operating out of the Middletown, CT area. Our mission is to work directly with our clients in order to understand their needs while we supply a creative vision and the technical expertise necessary to make wonderful photographs. More simply, we are here to help you to preserve your special memories- from your big day to your every day! I (Jean) fell in love with photography about 10 years ago and have carefully crafted my style and technique over the last decade. What I have come to realize is that the final photographs are only as good as the photographic experience of our clients. My wife, Teri, and I spend time building a relationship with our clients in order to make the experience one that is enjoyable, stress-free, and reflective of the client's personality and style!

To me photographs are not only priceless treasures, but they tell a story. The smiles, laughs, faces, and interactions of the people photographed capture the feel of a moment in time. My job is to help preserve those moments via digital imagery through careful composition with an eye for detail. With a keen understanding of lighting and perspective, I strive to take authentic images that are truly reflective of the people in the photograph. It is not just about putting faces into print. It shouldn't feel static. It is about so much more. And I feel lucky to spend my time documenting memories that will allow people to relive the emotion, time, and place for years to come.

Our process:
Our goal is complete satisfaction. We understand that selecting a photographer can be a daunting task and it is important to pick a team with whom you feel comfortable! Therefore, each booking will begin with a consultation where we will work collaboratively to design the ideal photo shoot for you. To make you feel the most like "you," all of our photography services are on-location. This allows our clients to feel most natural and relaxed in a setting of your choice. Also, our dynamic photo stylist, Teri works with clients directly, before and during all of our portrait photo shoots. She is available to consult on a wide variety of decisions such as clothing, posing, and setting/location. During family portrait shoots, Teri makes the children (as well as the photographer) laugh!  I'm always impressed by the lengths that she is willing to go to to get that perfect expression. She is also a bride-to-be's best friend (especially having been a recent bride herself!). Teri knows that even the most well planned weddings can have stressful moments and goes above and beyond to work with our brides to ensure that they look and feel great on their special day.

While the most important work is done at the photo shoot location, we will also employ the latest in computer retouching technology to make sure that your images look their absolute best. After that, comes my favorite part! We will deliver the photo proofs, either online or in another meeting, and you will have the opportunity to select your favorite photos for printing. Finally, we will discuss the products that our top notch printing partners offer such as high quality prints, frames and matting, gallery wraps, albums, calendars, and holiday cards.

Why us:
What started as a curiosity in photographic techniques and a passion for photographic art, has evolved over the years into a pure enjoyment of the entire process. Our company has grown out of a true "love" match. Not only are we a husband and wife team with a balance of skills and talent, but we love what we do! Without words and without sound, we are able to help tell your story through beautiful images. And it doesn't get better than that! Please contact us to find out how we can help make your photo experience perfect.