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Sheila Palaruan

27 January 2019

Joanna was such a joy to work with. Both my husband and I are a bit camera-shy, but she really helped put us at ease. I never quite know what to do with my hands or if I should look at the camera! The direction she gave felt so natural. She definitely knows what she's doing! After a few minutes, it almost was like my spouse and I were the only ones in the room. I totally recommend her! More...

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Julie Allen

28 November 2018

My husband and I used Joanna for our engagement photos as well as for our wedding. She was actually the first vendor we picked for our team because I happened to come across a photo she had taken of another couple's wedding that had the most amazing light coming through some trees. We are big outdoor lovers and knew we wanted an outdoor wedding that used the beauty of the scenery rather than decorations, so we loved the idea of a photographer who would capture the natural beauty as much as the people and things at our wedding. The end results were PERFECT. For our engagement shots Joanna trekked with us through feet of snow to just the right location and made them look amazing. My husband and I are both seriously unphotogenic and usually hate the way we look in photos, but Joanna was super easy to work with and made us laugh so that the photos all look very natural. I emailed her frequently asking for suggestions for other vendors and ideas and she always had input to provide, much of which I ended up incorporating into our wedding plan. For the wedding itself she and her second shooter were AWESOME. We looooved who she brought along and were super happy to have them there for our day. And needless to say, the pictures were PERFECT. We had the most beautiful outdoor venue in Port Orchard, WA, and she captured its beauty perfectly, while also getting all the usual photos you want to have like the family shots, pictures of your decor, rings, guests, etc. We got a HUGE album back from her within just a couple of weeks because she doesn't like to do a lot of editing to her photos, and that was a big bonus for us. Bottom line is that I would recommend Joanna to anyone on any day for any kind of photo shoot. Easy to work with, flexible, fun, reliable, and an amazing photographer. I hope to use her again in the future for other photography needs - like a maternity photo shoot! :) More...

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Chelsea Hultz

28 November 2018

Joanna is wonderful to work with! She is so down to earth and a joy to be around. During our engagement shoot we felt a little awkward at first, not being used to being professionally photographed, but Joanna quickly made us feel so comfortable. She made the shoot fun and natural for us. On our wedding day she was calm and efficient and made our day that much more special. I felt Joanna took the time to get to know us as a couple and we loved having her as our photographer. I would highly recommend Joanna to anyone! More...

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Kyro Parker

28 November 2018

Joanna is the real deal. She’s extremely professional and knows what she’s doing. However, even more than that she’s kind, flexible, and warm. Our Good Friend Events team referred her for a wedding we planned. She treated the bride and groom wonderfully. They raved about every encounter with her. She was a true joy on wedding day. It can get easily overwhelming when the couple has a big family crowd and Joanna made it work - with a smile on her face. After a 10 hour work day she was still in good cheer and friendly as could be! LOVED working with her. More...

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Andrew McD

29 October 2018

5-stars DO NOT do justice for the quality of service Joanna Monger Photography provided for our engagement and wedding photos. Joanna’s approach made me (the groom) feel very comfortable in one of those moments that I thought for sure would be painfully awkward. To the contrary, it was as if we had been friends for years and in fact it was a very natural process. She had a keen ability to make the engagement shoot fun, exciting, and interactive - willing to shoot a few spots that we wanted. We first met Joanna at her office where she offered us a beverage and we talked about what it was that WE wanted and what style of photography WE desired. While Joanna can do it all, we really blown away by her ability to capture candid moments. UNREAL!!! I really appreciated that Joanna had an office other than Starbucks where we could meet. Prior to meeting with Joanna we met with several other photographers and they all wanted to show their work at Starbucks, which I thought was a bit tacky. Joanna’s professionalism transcends Starbucks meetings.Following our initial meeting, we were in constant communication leading up to our wedding day. My wife and I planned our own wedding, but not having done this before, we were delighted that Joanna offered her expertise and really provided great consultation including day of timeline and words of advice. On the “Big Day” Joanna and her assistant were on time (20 minutes early), wore appropriate attire, and did a great job of scouting out the best locations to take photos in advance. We opted to have our photos before the wedding and Joanna ran a tight ship, so our wedding actually started on-time! I didn’t witness Joanna or her assistant much at the reception, which was surprising when she showed us a preview of all of the photos she had taken at the end of the night (who does that !?).Joanna was the best choice for us (and for you) because she is a very warm, open-minded, professional, fun, kind person. We got our picutres within a week or two and they were all perfect and now we have them forever to remember our best day. The cost of Joanna’s service is very competitive and she offers many different packages to accomadate differing budgets. More than just a photographer, she is the total package. 10-STARS FOR JOANNA MONGER PHOTOGRAPHY!!!! More...

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Lauren Buechler

29 October 2018

Joanna is such a pleasure to work with! She was professional, fun, and captured the most beautiful pictures. We feel incredibly lucky to have had her at our wedding and highly recommend her!

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Erik Tichenor

29 October 2018

Joanna was very easy and fun to work with. My wife and I met her while she was shooting the wedding of some close friends of ours. We saw how she worked the party and interacted with all of the guests. After seeing her work, we decided we would like to meet with her prior to our own wedding. We were convinced that we had found the right person for our wedding – all it took was a brief conversation in her office talking about expectations and photography styles. Joanna pretty much was our wedding planner. She helped us form our day of timetable and provided reasons as to why some areas should require more or less time. Her experience with weddings was very apparent.During the wedding she was a blast to work with. She worked with my wife during the early stages of getting ready, and from what I gathered she was very fun and friendly, helping the sooth the nerves. When everyone got to the venue, she had already scouted out all of the prime locations for where she would be photographing from. She also scouted out perfect areas for me and my wife to have our personal portraits taken. Perhaps the most impressive part was how she was able to deal with my crazy family during family picture time. I have a massive family and nearly all of them were to be photographed with the bride and groom. Joanna was able to calmly but efficiently complete this part of the wedding. A disaster avoided. At the reception, outside of doing a “golden hour” (my favorite photos of the wedding) photoshoot, I did not really see her. Joanna let people be themselves while still being able to capture the moment. The candid photos of our party are some of my favorites. When she was done shooting the wedding, she socialized and became part of the function. Overall, I would give her a 5-star rating. She took so many amazing pictures it was almost overwhelming to choose which ones were my favorite.Thank you Joanna, our wedding was literally perfect, and looking back at those pictures puts a smile on my face. My wife and I could not have chosen a more personable, hilarious, and professional wedding photographer. More...

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Brendan Magee

29 October 2018

Joanna was our wedding photographer, and we absolutely loved her!! She came highly recommended by the ladies at EVENTful Moments, and we couldn't have asked for a more wonderful person to help capture our day. She was fun, energetic, creative, thoughtful, caring.....and the finished product showed that. We love the photos that she took, and we look forward to working with her in the future. More...

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Laura Nguyen

30 August 2018

Joanna is absolutely amazing and her photos are gorgeous. She is extremely easy to work with and provided great direction. We were very comfortable working with her and feel like we gained a life long friend. She is not an ordinary vendor that you hire to perform a service. Instead, she takes genuine interest in who you are as a couple and makes sure that the pictures are tailored to you and your relationship. Out of every single vendor we worked with, Joanna was hands down our number one favorite. She photographed our engagement shoot and wedding and I will continue to go to her to capture every other important milestone in our lives. We truly gained a life long friend and I am so grateful to have met her. Hire her, you will not regret it. She is the best! More...

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Cody Thompson

25 July 2018

Joanna is a pro and a pleasure to work with. She made us feel like models, the pictures she took are stunning, she offered some great planning tips, and, most importantly, she was really fun to hang out with. As a groom who consistently looks awkward in pictures, she figured out to put me at ease and make my wife and I look amazing. I cannot recommend Joanna enough. More...

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Ellen Corrigan

25 July 2018

Joanna is an amazing photographer and took the most beautiful pictures of my wedding and engagement. I absolutely love the photos because Joanna was able to capture who we really are, and what we really look like, in the pictures. She was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to capture stunning photos of your authentic self! More...

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Natalie Murphy Mayhew

25 July 2018

Joanna was an absolute treasure to work with for my wedding, and is someone I admire as an incredible person!
I found Joanna Monger Photography on a list of recommended vendors from my wedding coordinator. After looking at about 15 photography websites, I found Joanna's style so refreshing! All the photos were beautiful, flattering, and natural-looking. My fiance and I were drawn to the fact that they didn't look overly edited. It was the beautiful documentary style we'd be looking for!
Her biography on her website let me know that our personalities would work well together. We met in person, and I was even more impressed with her professionalism and sample photos.
I did a boudoir shoot with Joanna, which was such an empowering and fun experience. She made me feel so comfortable. Best of all, she gave me so much direction on how to pose! I am so happy with how they turned out.
Finally, on my wedding day, Joanna made my fiance, family, and bridal party so relaxed and comfortable while getting their photos taken. She also stepped in and was a great support and friend for me emotionally. My friends and family all commented on her awesome personality. We also really liked her second shooter.
Now that I've gotten my wedding photos back, I could not be happier! I have gotten so much positive feedback from friends and family on the quality of the photos. I plan on getting family photos and baby portraits with Joanna in the future! I cannot recommend Joanna Monger Photography enough. My expectations were surpassed in every way!
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Collin Hughes

25 July 2018

*****

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Rebecca Ovenden

25 July 2018

Absolutely brilliant

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Sheila Maureen

25 July 2018

Joanna does BEAUTIFUL work. She is also very easy and pleasant to work with and made us feel at ease.

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Lori Deziel LaFemina

25 July 2018

Joanna takes photo's that capture emotion, they are beautiful in composition and quality. She has the ability to capture the perfect moment, the perfect look, smile and feeling. Her client's are comfortable and trust in her abilities. I highly recommend Joanna Monger Photography! More...

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Joe Dethloff

25 July 2018

Joanna does an exceptional job! Her photos are the perfect balance between candid and artistic. On top of her professionalism, you'll find Joanna is a blast to be around - she's friendly, funny, and reassuring on the big day!

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Amber Hayes

25 July 2018

Joanna is THE best! Her photographs are beyond beautiful and she is so much fun to work with, she has this amazing ability to put people at ease and capture beautiful, natural moments.

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Lydia Brewer

25 July 2018

Joanna is an incredible photographer with absolutely meticulous attention to detail. She gives earnest and knowledgable direction all with a sweet and tender disposition.

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Jenna Abram Corrigan

25 July 2018

We had Joanna as our wedding photographer and couldn't have asked for a better person. Not only did the pictures turn out better than we could have ever asked for, but she went above and beyond in every aspect with the whole process. I definitely recommend her!

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Creighkett 'Gilpin' Smith

25 July 2018

Joanna is very easy to work with. She also has amazing photos and a very talented eye for capturing just the right shot. I love her work and personality. So fun to work with and I highly recommend her.
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Emily Sullivan

25 July 2018

Joanna is wonderful to work with. I had boudoir photos done with her prior to my wedding and it helped me feel confident and love my body. I have also had the opportunity to work with her at weddings and events and she is incredibly professional and gets all the shots you could want. Joanna truly builds relationships with her couples, and that is worth more than anything. More...

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Karie Greiner

25 July 2018

Joanna has an amazing personality and a love for people! She offered to do a wedding for Free for a bride who had to last minute plan her wedding and do it in 3 weeks notice as she was not given very long to live.
Her personality and her photography were one of the best I have ever seen and she delivered the pictures to the bride and groom and all the vendors immediately!!
I am soo blessed by her and I can not wait to introduce her to every bride I come in contact with!!!
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Tiffany Batura

25 July 2018

I worked with Joanna last week on a branding shoot, it was amazing! I received my photos back and I can't even put into words how giddy I am. Each and every picture represented my brand, who I am and really overall encapsulated my overall vision.

Joanna was so easy to work with, she knew exactly how to stage things, pose me (because let me say I get a little awkward :)), but she knew exactly how to make me feel at ease. Throughout the day you could just see her overwhelming talent and passion in her craft.

I can't recommend her enough, if you are thinking about giving your business a facelift and are needing some pictures, please please please reach out to Joanna. You won't be disappointed!!! I am already trying to figure out how I can do this every six months for my business.
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Chip Schulman

27 May 2018

Joanna was a dream to work with. She immediately put us at ease during our initial meeting when we were trying to choose a photographer. She asked us what we wanted and how we wanted our day to be reflected in the pictures. She was always very responsive over email and had thoughtful answers to our many questions. She took great photos for our engagement shoot, and made us feel comfortable throughout, and definitely gave us confidence for our actual wedding day!On the wedding day itself, she and her assistant kept both of us relaxed and happy. She kept our families organized for the photos and was even able to fit them all in one photograph. Even though we got a ton of photos done, the experience (especially the more formal family portraits) was really speedy and gave us lots of time to spend with our guests enjoying the reception. She even gave us a little surprise taste of how our wedding photos would look, which made us so excited and confident they would turn out beautifully, which of course they did! The photos are a treasure. The pictures made us look good, but still like ourselves. We are so, so happy we chose to work with her, and now we have these beautiful memories forever. I would choose her over and over again. I will recommend her to everyone looking for a photographer, and, not that we're close to it, but I will want to work with her for our family pictures down the road! Thank you, Joanna. More...

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Kimberlee Spicer

27 January 2018

What isn’t there to love about working with Joanna?!

To start, I have to say that when we first met Joanna to see if we even clicked —our one hour consult ended up being two hours! We just talked, laughed and enjoyed getting to know one another!

Joanna is as involved in your wedding as you need her to be. If you need referrrals or want her input she is happy to help, if you have planners she knows she can coordinate with them.

Joanna makes you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She did our engagement shoot, my boudoir and our wedding and each occasion was fun, relaxing and we were thrilled with how all the photos turned out!!

Not only did we gain a great photographer we gained a friend and that is pretty damn special if you ask me!
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Ps- did I mention that Joanna is hilarious and has you laughing all the time?! I swear that’s one of her secrets to making her photos come out so natural!
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The Lookout Lodge

6 December 2017

Joanna is very easy to work with. She also has amazing photos and a very talented eye for capturing just the right shot. I love her work and personality. So fun to work with and I highly recommend her. More...

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Emily F

6 September 2017

Joanna was THE best vendor decision we made for our wedding. Her pictures are absolutely beautiful, and were exactly what we envisioned when we thought of wedding photography. She was so organized, responsive, and helpful in the months leading up to our wedding. The day of, Joanna was easy-going, professional, and just a joy to be around on such a special day. So glad to have found her! More...