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Michigan Wedding Photography, Detroit Wedding Photography, Ann Arbor Wedding Photography, Michigan Portrait Photography: by Adam Czap bio picture

Thanks for stopping by!

The short version: my job rocks and I love it!


The slightly longer version:

I grew up in a small town in the thumb of Michigan before earning my bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan in 2005. I was not always a photographer! I majored in English and minored in Political Science through the School of Education. I graduated with my teaching certifications in K-12 for both subjects. During the last year or so of my college experience, I actually got turned on to the idea of becoming a DENTIST, through the help of several roommates and friends who were already going through the process. But I decided to give the 'teaching thing' a try for a while since I had almost completed my degree. I left the educational world having two total years of middle school and high school teaching experience. During my time as a teacher I took dental school pre-requisite classes at night and during the summer at Wayne State University in Detroit... and that's how the photography business got started. I needed a way to pay for my classes without disrupting the family budget!

I created a monster. :-D

Fast forward: I finished all my classes at WSU and decided that I loved what I was doing so much that I was not willing to heavily invest in another career (dentistry) that I might not enjoy as much. Heather and I are both very thankful for how much God has blessed this business in a relatively short time span!

I have an insatiable appetite for learning every aspect of becoming a top-tier photographer. I'm not there yet, but I'll let you know if I ever feel like I've arrived ;-). I'm fun, energetic, easy to get along with, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE people!!

By the way... I'm on Facebook! Feel free to check out my public profile!

We’ve moved! Introducing Czap Studios!!!

Hey everybody! We are excited to announce that Adam Czap Photography is now called CZAP STUDIOS, the husband and wife photography team of Adam and Heather Czap. Check out our FRESH new website over at www.czapstudios.com. You can also visit our new blog on that same page or by clicking www.czapstudios.com/blog.

There are tons of new features on the new website and we’ve updated our bios as well as added some other fun things. We hope that you’ll visit our new page and send us a note! We can’t wait to hear from you :)

 

Best Proposal Ever!!!

Aww, this is GREAT! We love photographing weddings because every one of them is so unique. Seriously, who can an event that inspires this much creativity NOT be fun?!!

Detroit Engagement Photos with Dave and Carmen (detroit wedding photographers)

Spring is here! Time to kick off the local wedding season with this FRESH couple who we are excited to see get married in May! Dave and Carmen, you guys are sweet… can’t wait to see your amazing wedding! Enjoy this sneak peak…

University of Michigan Engagement Photos with Dorit and Pelton

This past Saturday I went to Ann Arbor to meet up with Dorit and Pelton, a couple who I used to know from MY days back at U of M. We were on the crew team together!! We walked around campus and hit some cool spots and then loaded up in the car to drive around for a bit. I was so excited when they told me they wanted to go get some shots down by the boat house. The timing was perfect too! Since the unseasonably warm weather has allowed the team to already be out on the water, we were able to catch them at the end of their Saturday morning practice and borrow some of the oars for some cool pics on the boat docks. Boy did this bring back memories!! We finished up at Michigan Stadium and some traditional UM fan apparel that is a must-have photo for any alumni getting pics taken :) .

Dorit and Pelton, I’m so happy to know you guys. You’re an awesome couple and I was blessed to have an opportunity to see you again!!

Our Clients Got a Cool Wedding Video!!

If you follow our work, you know that we sometimes post things that pump us up and are not always based on our pictures! I’m excited to share this cool video from some of our clients from last fall. You can see our blog post from Gerald and Sarah’s wedding here. This video is what is referred to as a ‘short form’ wedding film. It was created by Scott Archibald of William Scott Wedding Videography. Enjoy! :)

Sarah & Gerald: A Short Wedding Film from William Scott on Vimeo.

These People are So Talented!!

We love seeing people who are SUPER talented in their element, doing what they do best. Our friend just sent us an email with a link to this awesome video of FIVE people playing ONE guitar and doing a rockin’ cover of this song. Check this out!!

Washington DC Wedding Photos with Jamie and Margot

This wedding had it all!! Intense emotions, a lovely couple to photograph, ABE LINCOLN!!!, national monuments, beautiful church, stunning details, a righteous New Year’s Eve party, funny hats, and overall awesomeness. I could not have been happier when Jamie and Margot hired me to photograph their Washington DC wedding on New Year’s Eve 2011. Destination weddings are always so special to us because we get the chance to break out of our creative routine and try something different. I loved it! I can’t wait to go back there.. hopefully next time with a little more time in my schedule to do some history hunting as I am an avid history buff ;) .

My hat’s off (literally!) to the newlyweds! You guys are a very classy couple. Much love from Michigan!!! -Adam

 

Product Spotlight: “Grace”

A sneak peak at one of our new signature products hanging in the studio: entitled “Grace”, this product is a grouping of 3 20×20 canvasses hand stretched and printed by us using archival inks and our ultra-premium heavyweight museum canvas. In addition to looking amazing, all our signature products include FREE custom installation in your home. We do all our own printing on only the finest materials available… just one more reason to choose us as your photographers! Oh… plus you might end up on our wall and get famous :p

We have a new studio… FUN!!!

Well, after a long 4.5 months of working night and day on our studio while dealing with a family tragedy, we’re proud to announce that the new studio is open for business! For those of you who haven’t been following the progress on our Facebook page, we have a very large walkout basement at our home in Novi and we built the entire thing ourselves in the basement. We’re very excited to take pictures and hold meetings in it! We’ll post photos soon but for now, here’s a couple shots of ourselves we took just playing around today…

Cranbrook Family Photos with Kelly and Mike (birmingham family photographer)

Last summer we were happy to have photographed this cute couple as they got married! Instead of doing engagement photos, we waited till later in the year and did a family session them at Cranbrook. Look at their little nugget! He’s super cute! Check out this pic from their wedding and a few from the shoot: