Michael Chadwick spent many years as a full time wedding photographer, helping capture the beautiful moments of more than four hundred weddings. Throughout that career, the two parts of every wedding which stood out to him the most were the couple’s love story, and their ceremony. Michael always loved that beautiful moment when each loving couple publicly affirmed their ardent desires to share their lives together. He realized that this profound moment was what he was truly drawn to, a moment in which he wanted to take a much more active role than simply photographing it from an unobtrusive distance. Michael has been ordained since 2014, and has loved every moment with every couple that he has had the joy and honor to marry.
Michael’s commitment to excellent customer service earned him ten consecutive “Best of Weddings” awards from The Knot and seven “Couple’s Choice” awards from Wedding Wire. He strives to ensure his couples enjoy a ceremony they will remember forever, for all the right reasons. He is happy to conduct ceremonies for any and all loving couples who wish to get married. Michael is an Ally; a passionate advocate for marriage equality.
Michael is a retired opera singer and stage director. Michael’s commanding voice has been used for a variety of audiobook narration and film voiceover projects, and was even utilized in the composer’s demo for the 2013 Disney feature film Frozen. His operatic roles include Rocco in Fidelio, Il commendatore in Don Giovanni, Daniel Webster in The Mother of Us All, Colline in Le bohème, Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, and Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte. Michael spent decades singing professionally in opera and oratorio choruses around the U.S. and abroad including The Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphonic Choir, the Opera Festival of New Jersey, the Spoleto Festival USA and Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Princeton Pro Music, Fort Worth Opera, Princeton Opera, and many others.
Michael is also the co-founder and director of The Village Carolers, a professional Christmas caroling group that performs primarily in the mid-Atlantic US. He resides in Medford, NJ with his wonderful wife Suzanne, whom he met at the music conservatory.