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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!
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.
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.
Joan was really great about getting in touch with you for wedding day planning and asking what kind of shots you wanted for your big day. She did such a great job with candid shots also of guests at the reception and the bridal party. She was great at getting shots of the details of my dress and my bridal party.
I absolutely loved Joan as our photographer! From the first day we met, she wanted to know everything about my then fiance and myself, how we met, how he proposed, what we liked to do as a couple, and what we expected for our wedding day. She made our engagement picture session fun and enjoyable, and helped us encorporate our dog as well! She was on top of everything for the big day, with a time line and a list of shots that we absolutely had to have! She was great with our wedding party and family. I also loved the fact that she brought a second photographer for the wedding day. We loved how the pictures turned out, and would recommend Joan to any body for their wedding day!
Joan went above and beyond for my daughter and her husband. With myself being a wedding photographer, I had certain looks I wanted for my daughter and Brochman Photography nailed it. I would recommend her to anyone. She was fun and put up with a wedding party of 16 people. We love our portraits and will have them for a ever to cherish. Thanks so much Joan!
Joan was AMAZING! She was referred to us by a friend so we knew she did awesome work. I had a vision of what our winter wedding would look like and the photos I wanted captured. She blew our expectations out of the water! She is easy to work with, responsive and a total advocate for helping make the bride and grooms vision come true. We couldn't be more happy with how our big day was captured!!!
Joan did a fantastic job with our engagement pictures & was willing to drive out of her way to the location we requested! Everyone was very impressed with how nice our engagement pictures turned out! We did have a hick-up with our wedding day photography schedule, but she made sure we were taken care of & made it up to us! Thank you for taking good care of us & for the wonderful pictures!
I'm not one to take pictures or one to like having my picture taken. Joan was fun and made it easy. When you're getting your picture taken all day for your wedding it can get long, but she was creative and took our ideas as well. I would highly recommend Joan to anyone!
Our photos are stunning. Joan captured all of the most meaningful moments. Most importantly Joan was absolutely amazing at being flexible. The photos were absolutely amazing and she got shots of everything we wanted and more. Which was pretty amazing considering we had so many setbacks the day of, from hair and makeup running long, to my brother and SIL's flight being delayed and landing 30 minutes before the ceremony, to the MOH getting sick after the ceremony. These were all the makings for missing out on a lot of photo opportunities but Joan was absolutely amazing at making the best use of the time to ensure that we got all the photos we wanted. She was also very kind about letting us know when her time was up so that we could make sure all the important reception moments happened while she was still there. The photos are one of the only things from your wedding that you will keep forever and I can assure you that you will be extremely happy with Joan.
Joan was the best decision we could have gone with for our pictures. I personally feel this is one department that should be the most important, as you will have these for the rest of your lives together and why not go with the BEST!!! Joan was fun and very easy to work with. We still use her for our family pictures!
Thank you so much Joan!!
Joan did both our engagement and wedding day photos. She made us feel comfortable with everything we did and made sure we had fun as well. Joan is very easy to talk to and is always available for answering any questions at anytime. She even went out of her way to meet me in person before the wedding to help come up with the perfect picture schedule for our wedding day. All of our photos turned out amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better person to be apart of our special day.
Joan has known my family for a very long time. She did my Dad and Step-mom's wedding as well as mine. Joan is very fun to work with, she is creative and willing to try anything! Our pictures turned out amazing, we were very happy that we had Joan capture all the special moments on our very special day! I would recommend Joan to anyone and everyone, which I have! Not only did she take beautiful engagement and wedding pictures for us, she takes things to the next level with personalized gifts and notes. You couldn't ask for anyone else who cared just as much about your day as you do and for that person to be the one capturing it,is priceless. I think planning for photos for your wedding day are the most important thing when planning a wedding and I'm glad I had Joan to capture mine! Thanks Joan!!
Joan did an amazing job! It was fun and not stressful to meet with her and plan out the photos. She comes prepared with upfront prices as well as a possible plan for wedding pics. She takes basic photos unless you specify different location and poses you want. I didn't have enough time to be creative and think of cute things I wanted for pictures, which I regret. But she did a fantastic job! Highly recommended!
Joan was truly wonderful to work with. In addition to being a fun, easy-going person to be around, she is extremely talented and did such a great job with our wedding photos. My family couldn't believe how well she captured the day, and I have received more compliments than I can count on how well the pictures turned out. She and her assistant photographer were so considerate and discreet--many family members commented that they didn't even notice her as she was snapping pictures. I would recommend Joan to anyone looking to have a well-documented special occasion.
Joan captured so many special moments on our Wedding Day! She is very thoughtful, organized, and accommodating. All of her packages are extremely reasonable and her photos are of the highest quality. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer :) Thank you again Joan!
Joan was great to work with. She is very fun and made everyone feel comfortable. Very happy with all of the photos! We would definitely recommend her!
Joan was absolutely a delight to work with! She was funny, kept us laughing and we had a fun time with our engagment pictures and wedding pictures! I am a wedding planner as well and I have recommended Joan to may of my clients. Thank you again Joan!
Joan made our engagement session and wedding day everything I ever wanted! Her unique view and detailed photos made our day amazing. I still look at the pictures and get the same feelings I had on my special day! I recomend Joan to anybody for any occasion! I plan to use Joan for future photography needs!
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!
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