About Us


With more than a decade of experiencing capturing simchas for well over 1,000 clients in 23 different states, CJ Studios has made a name for itself with cutting-edge photography and video, capturing the magic of treasured once in a lifetime moments.
Using state of the art equipment and employing a team of incredibly talented individuals, Yosef and Sara Shidler have built the Lakewood-based CJ Studios into a highly respected enterprise, one whose impressive portfolio of work has made it the photography and video studio of choice for many a party planner.

What sets CJ Studios apart?  A team of fun award-winning photographers who combine freshness and experience with amazing results.  A full-time staff of 15 photo and video editors to ensure the highest quality work in every detail of every photograph and every frame of every video.  Competitive pricing that makes top-tier photography surprisingly affordable. Lay flat, Italian leather albums created by experienced designers, available in both classic and modern layouts.  And last but not least, amazing and easily accessible customer service, with every request, every phone call, and every concern, graciously and warmly accommodated.

At CJ Studios, your simcha becomes our simcha and we give 110 percent at every event because in our line of work there are no do-overs.  Often imitated but never duplicated, join the hundreds of satisfied customers who have entrusted us with the most monumental moments of their lives.
We promise you – you’ll be glad you did. 

Practically born with a camera in his hand in his native Colorado, Yosef has an unbridled passion for his work, which has earned him both accolades and a stellar reputation.  No matter how many events he has recorded for his clients throughout North America, he considers it an honor to be part of every simcha, each one a golden opportunity to create priceless keepsakes for the ever-growing members of the CJ Studios family.
Born in bred in Miami, Sarah prides herself on keeping the joy in every simcha.  Clients rapidly become friends thanks to Sarah’s warm personality and she redefines the phrase customer service, going out of her way for every client, taking them step by step through the process.  The behind the scenes person who makes it all happen, Sarah’s efficiency, reliability and honesty are a breath of fresh air, turning typical pre and post-wedding picture worries into a thing of the past.