Mapurunga Photography

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About Mapurunga Photography

Janine's photography is distinguished by technical precision combined with warmth and humanity. She finds moments rather than creating them. Her versatility and intimate documentary form allow her access to what might otherwise be the unseen image.

In addition to her commercial work, Janine is intimately involved with special projects abroad. She recently completed a six month documentary project while living in a secluded village in the Sri Lankan rainforest. She has also documented the lives of the Tremembés, an indigenous culture of northern Brasil. This intense training in participant observation carries over into her wedding, corporate, editorial, and portrait work.

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11 Reviews for Mapurunga Photography

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8
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    Crysten · Married on 10/05/2014

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    What can I say other than Janine was absolutely amazing!!! She is by far one of the best vendors I have had the pleasure to work with. Since the wedding I have used her services for other events and I am always astonished with the level of quality and caliber of the photos that she takes and her professionalism. There is no other way to describe her photos other than amazing. I can not fully describe how she is able to do it, but she is able to capture the most intimate moments at your event, the moments you want to cherish and the moments you miss since you are the in middle of the action. Later on after the event you get to relish in the enjoyment of everyone else and see what an amazing time was had. All of her pictures evoke an amazing feeling in you because you truly see the importance of the moment and you see the person truly and fully as they are. She is amazing and I would recommend her for any event you have, especially weddings. Thanks Janine you are amazing!!!

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    Melissa · Married on 10/12/2013

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    Janine was an absolute pleasure to work with. We interviewed a few photographers but she quickly stood out from the crowd not just based on her impressive portfolio, but also her personality. We didn't want just the typical posed wedding shots and she totally got the vibe we were going for from the start. On the day of the wedding, it was like she was part of the family. She blended in well, was a hit with our family and friends, and got some really nice candid shots we'll treasure forever. I would enthusiastically recommend Mapurunga Photography without question.

    Sent on 11/10/2013
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    haley · Married on 09/27/2008

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    Janine Mapurunga can capture people. It's her portraiture that ultimately convinced me to hire her. I work for a wedding magazine, so I see tons and tons of wedding photos, and hers were the first that made an impact, and had the most lasting impact. Again, it's how she captures people. She was easy to work with from the start, and remained easy to work with through the process. She created a custom package to meet my budget and my needs, completely changing her offerings. It's important to have someone that will work with you. She was willing to travel outside the city to get photos, and built all the costs into one total, so it wasn't confusing. We were able to pay in two installments: a deposit, and then the remainder due about a week before the wedding. That worked great for us, and a deposit is normal and should be expected. The effects she did on the photos gave some of them a vintage feel, a modified sepia tone that really made things dreamy -- beautiful. Regular color shots are vibrant, and she worked around lots of direct light and shadows. She gave us a great variety, an online gallery, and she got the best portraits of our guests. Even when I had a bad idea, she honored it and let us try it and they didn't turn out great, but she worked with what I wanted every step of the way. She was also good at making guests and the wedding party relax and feel more comfortable with photos. She is not bossy, she is very humble, but not shy. She brings a great energy to the party and can capture all the shots but is never in the way. She dressed appropriately. We are so thrilled with our photos. Janine could charge much more for her work, but keeps it reasonable for turning out art. She offers so much more than wedding photos. She can capture the feeling of your day and the feelings on people's faces, as well as the large scenes (she got our entire wedding group -- guests, parents, all of us), and the details. Hire her! I highly recommend her. She was also timely and got me our photos when she said she would.

    Sent on 11/18/2008

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Mapurunga Photography FAQ

  • What primary photographic style do you identify with? Contemporary, Photojournalism
  • What photography services do you offer? High-Res Images, Liability Insurance
  • What photography items do you offer? Digital Files, Proofs

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  • The Blue Orchid
    The Blue Orchid Wedding Florists

    I cannot say enough about Janine Mapurunga and her beautiful photography! She captures the spirit of each wedding; the essence of each bride and groom; the joy and celebration of their families and their friends. With soulful insight, she frames a moment; a special detail; a unique perspective. My clients are always absolutely thrilled with her work and the energy she brings with her to the wedding. She balances her artistry and passion with a wonderful sense of humor, laughter, and kindness, which brings out the best in her subjects. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for that "something special" in their wedding photography!

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