2 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/1/2009
We used Jona and Jerry for our Engagement photos, Bridals, rehearsal dinner and destination wedding (...and soon we will use them for our after session)! They are both incredibly talented and professional.
What I loved most about working with Jona is that you could see the excitement on her face when she captured a great moment! Poor Jona sweated it out with us during our engagement session on a hot mid-summer Texas day and froze during our chilly Tahoe wedding...she never complained once and actually helped us stay positive by pointing out why the less than perfect weather was making for perfect photos (and she was SO right). She and Jerry spent hours driving through the mountains in Tahoe to find the perfect after-session location for us (which they found) but rain, sleet, snow, and 30 degree weather prevented us from using it. Hopefully, someday, another bride and groom will be able to have their photos taken in front of that amazing rock waterfall!
This couple will travel anywhere in the world for you, and the end photo results are worth EVERY. SINGLE. PENNY. Through four photos sessions, we have yet to be disappointed.
Thanks Jona and Jerry! We look forward to working with you again very soon...and again...and again.
Member Since: 7/8/2008
What can I say? Jona and Jerry are two fantastic individuals. Not only are they great to work with, but also they have a way in translating your big day into something else!
Sure, you can look at their photos and be amazed at their talent. We did. We even moved our wedding date to fit into their schedule. But, it’s what you can’t get from a website that you’ll be satisfied with. It’s Jona and Jerry themselves. They have great personalities and are easy to get along with. My husband and I had never taken professional photos before, but they made the whole experience fun and very natural. I, like many brides, was subconscious about the little “extras” that I wasn’t able to work off. Luckily, Jona has her tricks. She made me look and feel beautiful.
I wish I could say I had the wedding of my dreams, but unfortunately that wasn't how it was for us. Our wedding was in late September (aka hot and humid) and we had a ton of things go wrong. I thought hiring top coordinators would avoid the stress, but all they did was create it. I thought picking the right location was important, but they made things worse. The one thing I got right was hiring FPS.
It took me over a month to get over the wedding. I cried for weeks afterwards, until Jona sent us the photos. They translated my horrible day into something so beautiful. Looking at it, you couldn't tell how hot it was and how miserable I was feeling (I had gotten over 30 fire ant bites on the lawn after the ceremony).
My friends told me that I was crazy to move my wedding date for some photographers. Sure, I could've had a nice October wedding with mild temperatures. But I wouldn't have the photos that I have today. My memory will fade, the hurt will go away, but those photos will be with us forever. Hiring FPS was the best decision we ever made when we made plans for our wedding.
To us, these photos will out live us. Why not have the best?!
- Unjoo & Josh
Forever Photography Studio
We take pride in being the artistic cutting edge difference, while maintaining a classic elegance. We strive to capture the emotion and energy in a natural way, just the way you experience it.
-Jerry and Jona Blackwell
- Starting Price Range: $3,000-$4,999
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012