50 Reviews for Joanna Sue Photography
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If you're reading this, I urge you to stop, and book Joanna right now if she's still available for your date!!!
Guys, I did a lot of research on the photographer front. I knew it would be by far one of the most important vendors, if not the most important vendor, of the wedding. We're talking about capturing memories, people! Well, Joanna won me over b/c her organic aesthetic really resonated with me. She has such a special eye for the cinematic, for the in-between moments. And that's underscored by the fact that she doesn't wash her photos out (over-brighten, that is) like so many other photographers do right now. I feel like that light-and-bright thing is a trend that will start to look dated in a few years; I wanted something that felt more natural and human, and Joanna delivers.
Beyond her photo skillz, Joanna proved to be great value within the Triangle market; I feel lucky that we caught her when she was still so young in her career! But for being so young, she is a total pro, and was a joy to work with from start to finish. We loved doing our engagement shoot with her (something we didn't originally plan to do) b/c we got to meet and chat with her before the big day. The results turned out beautiful, as did all of our wedding photos that she and her husband, Jesse, tag-teamed. We have already gotten so many compliments, and I am excited to print these babies out for posterity. Seriously, couldn't be happier. Thanks, Joanna!
PS -- I would have uploaded photos here, but she already put her selects from our two shoots (engagement and wedding) up on her blog / social media. So check those out if you want to see a fuller portfolio.
We booked Joanna for our engagement photos and wedding coverage. She is so efficient with her time, knowing how to get the job done while also staying light-hearted and fun! We loved working with her and her husband, Jesse, for our wedding and would recommend them to anyone. It has been such a joy to have these photos and share them with our loved ones!
Thank you so much Rachel! We have loved working with you and Matt and we wish you the best!
There aren't enough words to give Joanna thanks for the way she worked with me as her client. Let me start by saying YES she captured absolutely BEAUTIFUL photos of my engagement and my wedding day and my whole family and I are in love with them, but you can see that her work is outstanding based on her portfolio and her blog (go check it out!). What you can't see is the care in which she takes of her clients. All the texts and phone calls and the worry that she fielded from me over the span of my engagement is why I needed to write this review, because you can't see that as easily by flipping through her photos. For one reason or another, I often found myself worried about what my wedding photos would look like after it's all said and done. Your wedding photos are one of the only true things that will last beyond your wedding day (and of course your marriage), so I really wanted them to fit my vision and wanted my day to be captured perfectly. More than once I would send Joanna a text message with a question, and she'd automatically sense my worry/concern and begin to ease my anxious heart with photo examples and different editing styles that she'd use/not use for my photos based on what she knew I liked/disliked, all in an effort to assure me that she understood my vision. And when I say more than once I mean that! There were several times that I thought "gosh she must be tired of my questioning", but she never ever was. And she always took the time to make me feel at ease. Even with things like the weather, where she had no control over the outcome, she spent time assuring me we'd capture great photos regardless. Having her at my wedding photographing every moment, it felt like I had a good friend nearby all day who knew exactly what my vision was and how to capture it all perfectly. I was totally calm and not worried about the pictures or cameras at all. I just knew she had it all handled. That kind of client service is priceless. Book her! You won't regret it.
Now I'm crying. Thank you for these words Brittney! I wish you and Christian all the best!
Joanna is absolutely amazing to work with! We were so pleased with both our engagement and wedding photos. Not only did she make us look great, but she also captured our individual personalities and chemistry as a couple with such artistry. Very fun and professional, great rates, quick turn around. I highly recommend!
You and Barr were so much fun to work with! Thank you so much!
Working with Joanna was such a pleasure. She made sure all the shots we wanted were taken and made sure to capture so many beautiful moments from the wedding day.
You will be 110% satisfied if you decide to hire Joanna for your engagement photos or wedding photos. She did both for me and I CANNOT STOP looking at my amazing pictures. Besides having impeccable style and taste in her work, she is so diligent and professional on the day of that she could probably double as a wedding coordinator! I really cant say enough nice things about her - she is a slam dunk in my book and you will be so happy to have her, on your big day, documenting one of the most important moments of your life.
And you were an amazing client! I’m so lucky to have worked with you and Joe!! Thanks girl!
I highly recommend Joanna for visual story-telling and captivating photographic experience.
Joanna Sue Photography was amazing to work with. She came prepared and was completely at ease. The photographs were absolutely stunning and breath-taking. I chose Joanna because lighting is super important to me. I could tell from her gallery how much she took care to make use of the light in every setting. Joanna was incredibly patient and knew how to guide the poses of the groom and I. When I received our photos, I was delighted to look at the portrait shots, the candid ones, and everything in between! Joanna is incredibly talented and creative. She made every shot count. I will be looking at my photos every year and years to come. The pictures were timeless and I will treasure them for a long time.
Vanessa these words are so kind and I appreciate it so much! You guys were such a delight to work with!
Joanna was just incredible as our wedding photographer. It was such a wonderful experience working along side her. She is one of those people that you feel you’ve known your whole life within the first few minutes of talking to her. Our engagement session was a blast and our photos of both the engagement and wedding could not have been any better. She brings a definite talent and gift to her work, and her creativity is undeniable! Joanna’s second shooter, her husband Jesse, was also completely awesome according to my hubby! They had a great time hanging out and taking pictures on wedding day too! We are so excited to have met these two, I couldn’t have asked for any better of an experience. We will def be keeping her as a family photographer for other events, and hopefully as a newfound friend in Raleigh! Book this girl Y’all you won’t regret it :)
Joanna is an incredibly talented photographer and it was such pleasure working with her! She put us at ease day of and even scoped out some really amazing photo spots near our venue ahead of time! We love our photos and can't recommend her highly enough! If you're thinking about working with her, don't hesitate!
Joanna and Jesse were great at our wedding! They put us at ease in front of the camera and are such a pleasure to be around. We are thrilled with how our photos turned out!
Joanna was so easy to get along with and has a way of making you feel really comfortable! Her eye for details and beautiful shots/lighting is amazing. We are so lucky we met her!!
Joanna was amazing. She shot our engagement and wedding photos which turned out absolutely amazing! She worked with our busy schedules and lack of creativity and gave our pictures life and theme. Her and her husband were so fun to be around and made taking pictures so easy and helpful. We highly recommend her and will use her in the future!
I met Joanna first whiling strolling through a bridal expo in the Fall in Raleigh. With so many wedding decisions on photography vendors, I was beyond overwhelmed and no one was really standing out to me. Once Joanna handed me a Jane Austen novel to use as a hard surface to write my contact information at her booth, I knew we would get along just fine. This past October, Joanna already proved her photography talents with our engagement photos. We were very grateful she was so flexible with us to include our miniature schnauzer in our engagement photos. Now in July, we have just gotten our photos from our late May wedding, and we are stunned in how amazing the photos have come out. My husband and I are extremely impressed. Prior to the wedding, I asked Joanna for an emphasis of photographs of my grandparents in the wedding. She exceeded my expectation. I could not be more happier with the way she captured my Papa dancing. Joanna and her husband are an unstoppable photography team. If you want a photographer that is organized, professional, pays to the utmost attention to details, captures every important moment, and who will listen to your every need, chose Joanna Sue Photography.
We are so grateful to Joanna Sue Photography for capturing all of our wedding day photos! Joanna and her husband Jesse were AWESOME to work with & made taking those "awkward" pictures extremely easy, fun and effortless to do. Joanna is so professional and she makes you feel so comfortable throughout the entire process. We can't thank you enough and will cherish those pictures for a lifetime!
Wow. We'll I only have 3500 characters to express how much I loved having Joanna and Jesse with us on our wedding day to capture everything.
Photography was so important to me because I knew that of EVERYTHING from that day, the only things that would truly last forever would be the pictures.
Joanna was very flexible in working with me. She is great at communication which is a huge plus with wedding vendors.
She gave direction very well in the stressful environment of trying to get two large families together for pictures.
When I received my wedding photos back I was in awe. They looked like they were straight from a wedding magazine.
I could tell that each image had a purpose and a vision. She and her husband weren't just walking around snapping pictures. Their effort to capture my day for what is was truly shined through their work.
Looking through the photos I was able to completely relive my day and experience all the little moments that just flew by so fast.
The light, the positioning, the editing, the creativity, the quality, all of it was just everything I have ever wanted for my wedding pictures. They pay so much attention to detail.
I would HIGHLY recommend Joanna to anyone!
Joanna is always willing to step out of her comfort zone and try new things and adjust to a couple's "style" which is so awesome and ensures that your pictures will truly be unique!
The Shugart's LOVE Joanna Sue Photography!
And now I'm crying! The Pacchioli's love the Shugarts!! Thanks girl!!! You guys make it worth it!!
Every bride wants to feel special and know that everything is taken care of on her wedding day, Joanna did just that ... and more!
I, as the bride, felt cared for and I also knew she was on top of it! Every picture I could want or dream of, she got.
After my wedding, scrolling through our pictures, we were able to relive or beautifully captured wedding. And it was stunning!!
Joanna and Jesse work great as a team! My husband, Tyler, shared that Jesse made him and his groomsmen feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera.
I highly recommend Joanna, she we will work with you, and do the most high quality work. It's better than Pinterest y'all!
Joanna is absolutely amazing! She and her husband captured the feeling of our wedding day in the perfect way. Very unique and beautiful pictures. I couldn't be happier! She is friendley and great to work with. I have already recommended her to several friends for their up coming weddings and family photos. I will be using her again for any of my professional photo needs!
Joanna is awesome! There is something to be said about a husband and wife working together and that is the case with Joanna and her husband. They have such great communication and trust between each other that it made the whole day so efficient. Joanna photographed the girls getting ready, while her husband Jesse, photographed the guys and then after the ceremony they worked together to get awesome shots of me and my now husband without taking hours and making our guest wait on us! They went above and beyond to get great shots, even if it meant she had to sit in some bushes to get the right angle. She is super responsive & also she remembered the names of my bridal party and immediate family almost instantly, which always impresses me and it made my girls feel included when not just referred to as bridesmaid #2. I haven't even seen the pictures yet, as our wedding was a week ago, but I was showed some along the way and the way she caught the light and little special moments in her pictures is just a amazing! So excited I got to work with this amazing couple and can't wait to see the finished pictures!
I cannot express enough how amazing Joanna was throughout our wedding planning process up to the wedding day and to getting us beautiful pictures after. I started planning this wedding from abroad and was so overwhelmed - she worked with me and met with on my time after we got back to the US. She was so professional the day of, told me exactly what she needed from me and was open to everything I needed from her. And the pictures! The are absolutely breathtaking - people can't stop talking about them! I would recommend Joanna to anyone and be confident that they would be getting absolutely stellar photos - hope we can continue to work together as our family grows one day!
Joanna was amazing!! We used her for our October 2016 wedding.
She instantly made us feel comfortable and also understood our style and vision right away. If you've seen Friends, you may remember the episode where Monica and Chandler try to get engagement photos taken and Chandler pretty much ruins every photo with his terrible expressions. I am Chandler. I get so awkward when I take pictures and really feared the photograph part of getting married. But Joanna's techniques made me feel so comfortable and also gave us absolutely beautiful pictures where I was not awkward at all. And, even better, each photo felt like "us" and not at all like a posed picture. She captured beautiful moments between my husband and I as well as with our families and friends.
She was incredibly responsive and made herself available to answer any and all questions leading up to and after the wedding. We planned our wedding ourselves so we had a lot of questions for her! She also offered to review and even helped us refine our wedding day timeline to make sure that we got the photos we wanted, but also got to spend the maximum amount of time with our guests. We even finished our photos earlier than planned!
I've had several friends who have waited for six months for their photos or even had to chase down their photographers to get their photos. Joanna's turnaround time for photos after our wedding was exactly as she promised!
We had a wonderful experience with Joanna and would highly recommend her to other couples looking for a photographer to capture their special days.
I wish there were enough words to explain how INCREDIBLE Joanna and Jesse are. Not only were they great about communicating everything from before the wedding but the day of and after when delivering the pictures. I didn't have to worry about a single thing. Joanna and her husband made everyone feel so at ease (especially our daughter) and made us feel like we're family. Also, THE PICTURES. Y'all, she captured pictures that I could only dream of. Those dreams became reality when I received my pictures. She was also so quick about getting them back to us which was great because I was itching to see them! I really can't say enough good things about them. (They even made my husband cry when he saw the pictures and he's definitely not a crier.) If I could give any advice to a bride it would be to book Joanna and Jesse. They are the absolute best!
Fantastic photos but so much more! As you can tell, Joanna is excellent at her craft. But, Joanna is much more... she is a great person to work with. She was incredibly pleasant and enjoyable to work with. She was always accommodating, professional, and flexible. Because of her easygoing, soft spoken, and courteous personality, I was a little concerned that she would have a tough time coercing our occasionally rowdy wedding party into taking directions for photos but she was able to get all the shots my wife wanted. She was diligent and hardworking. In fact, many of the wedding guests commented on how hard she and her husband (her partner and helper) were working during the wedding. They never missed a photo opportunity. I cant thank them enough. Joanna Sue Photography is worth every penny. I highly recommend.
I can't say enough amazing things about Joanna. We started with an engagement session which was fantastic, and leading up to the day she was super responsive and totally on the ball with everything that needed to be done.
Day of, she and Jesse made pictures the least of our worries. Our multicultural wedding had two ceremonies, and they were there at 8:30 sharp to capture the entire day. We got through the formal family pictures SO fast, without sacrificing quality. The way they organize the groupings and make announcements made it super efficient. My husband's family is huge and notorious for being disorganized during pictures, and they commented on how fast and easy it was with Joanna. In general, the preparation they did leading up to the day allowed me to just enjoy the day and not worry at all about the photos. I'm writing this before receiving pictures (not even two weeks past the wedding) but I know that they are going to turn out incredible like all of her other photos.
I talked to a ton of different photographers, and they were so inflexible, charging $$$ for more than 6-8 hours. With our two ceremonies, there was no way we could get away with less than 10 hours of photos and I was getting some truly outrageous quotes. Joanna was incredibly flexible with what we needed, and I was so grateful not to worry about getting a $300 extra charge if they stayed past a certain time. She was great to work with throughout the whole process, and I can't recommend her enough!
We had a great experience with Joanna. She was easy to communicate with and we love our pictures from her!
Yes. Yes. Yes. Joanna was 100% the best choice of a photographer that we could have chosen for our wedding. She was so professional but at the same time like an old friend. She truly makes the day about you and how it is your day. The pictures that she and her husband took were beyond words. I sat there scrolling in awe. You will NOT be disappointed. Don't second guess yourself. Call her. Message her. BOOK HER. Once you have a conversation with her, you will know that she's the one.