5 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/17/2013
My biggest issue with looking for a photographer was you can look at their website and see dozens of great pictures, but how many millions of pictures did they take to get those? A photographer is a bit of a leap of faith because you don't see the product until after the wedding, so you need to trust them and their ability. We decided to meet Joan and immediately felt comfortable with her and her down to earth quirkiness. While she was fun to work with she never came off as unprofessional. She listened to our thoughts and wants, came prepared and paid attention to details.
I would have been happy with 10 or 15 really excellent photos, excellent like blow them up and put them on your wall. What we ended up with was probably 300 pictures that are truly amazing and deserve their own frame. My wife and I are having an issue deciding which photos to print, there are too many good ones!
Joan and her associate really did an amazing job, after the ceremony started she was completely invisible, I didn't see her again until the end of the night when she said goodnight, but her photos showed she was hard at work!
Thanks again Joan!
Member Since: 7/16/2012
Joan Brochman was the easiest and best decision of my wedding. When my now husband and I met Joan we knew almost immediately that we would be selecting her to be our photographer. Joan was kind, understanding and knowledgable. As a Bride, she was a breath of fresh air during an extremely stressful time. I remember our initial 'meet and greet' meeting that took 2 hours because Joan just let me vent about all the things no one else seemed to care about. She didn't ask to leave or look at her watch once. She has an authenticity that is rare in wedding vendors. I am not comfortable being photographed (My senior pictures were a disaster) but with Joan it felt like I was taking pictures with my best friend. She brings a lighthearted and fun energy with her everywhere that she goes. The day of our engagements it was hot and sticky and I remember thinking that my clothes were sticking to me and that these photos were going to look like I was melting. I was proudly proven wrong. She has an eye for beauty in the things that the rest of the world overlooks. Joan is an artist, plain and simple. During our engagement photo shoot she actually captured some of my husbands rare genuine smiles and I love that. I felt as though she captured these rare, romantic moments between me and my husband. I never felt like she was simply 'taking photos'. She was creating something memorable and timeless that is displayed in multiple places around my home. We drove around all day stopping in places that caught Joan's eye and taking the most amazing pictures. She never put us on a timeline, she knew how important it was to us and never made us feel rushed. Our wedding day we got hit by a surprise snow storm. Joan took everything in stride and encouraged me to take photos outside in difficult places so that i could capture such a memorable amazing day. Joan ended up crawling over snow banks and standing on a precarious pond to get some amazing shots. Throughout our wedding ceremony I didn't see Joan once but she took so many beautiful photos it was as though she was right there in the moment. She didn't stop taking pictures until we were kicked out of the chapel and headed to the reception. When I got there she was hard at work taking pictures of every simple thing so I could remember every piece (Trust me you will want this, it is the fastest day of your life). She also managed to capture the personalities of all my family members which was a fun keepsake. Joan even went and took a photo in our photo booth we had in the lobby of our reception. During the reception Joan was the one who grabbed me water because I had to talk to so many people that I wasn't able to make it to the bar. When we popped our first bottle of champagne into the snowy parking lot, Joan went and found the cork for us so we could keep it as a forever keepsake. In many candid conversations between my husband and I since our wedding we discuss the things we would change or do differently now that we have gotten married once. Every time Joan is the thing that we keep exactly the same. If you are looking for someone who respects and love the sanctity of your wedding day as much as you, choose Brochman photography. I cannot recommend her any more highly, she was simply amazing. Without a doubt you couldn't pick a single better person or photographer.
Member Since: 1/10/2012
Very personable, easy to work with, pays attention to what you want and delivers. I would highly reccommend Joan to anyone looking for a photographer to document their special event.
Member Since: 12/8/2011
Joan was great! She had fun ideas and kept us smiling. I love how the pictures turned out and am glad to have chosen her for my special day!
Member Since: 12/28/2010
Joan was a joy to work with. She was so helpful and delivered some great engagement and wedding photos. She does a great job at an affordable price. I'd highly recommend her!
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I'm a fine art wedding, portrait and lifestyle photographer. I capture your wedding day as it unfolds, with a photojournalistic style that is unobtrusive, fun and creative.
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awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013