19 total reviews
Jona and Jerry Blackwell of Forever Photography are amazing! I fell in love with their photojournalist style and knew that they were the ones who could capture our wedding the best. I felt that our style of wedding fit their style of photography. We didn't meet Jona and Jerry until the day of our wedding, but email and phone conversations before the date really made me feel secure and confident that they knew exactly what to do once they arrived at the venue. They were so amazing and easy to work with all day. Even better was the quick turn around for the photos. The photographs were stunning. They captured every moment and memory. I wouldn't hesitate before hiring them again as photographers.
Jona and Jerry were excellent photographers. The pictures that they took were artistic, beautiful and whimsical. They were also wonderful at never getting in the way or being distracting during the ceremony. Their only down side is that it takes them quite a while to get photos back to you because they are so in demand. They also aren't always on top of their email. Overall they were wonderful and great people to be around.
Forever photography exceeded my expectations! They were professional, fun, and so awesome. Emgagement photos look great and can't wait to see the wedding photos.
The pictures from my daughter's wedding are breathtaking! Jona and Jerry were totally professional and easy to work with. They were careful to get all of the pictures we requested, as well as capturing many we treasure that we didn't think to ask for! Jona captures the romance and emotion of a wedding beautifully!
My only complaint is that it took a full 3 months to get our pictures. They do their editing personally, and do a great job - so I guess the wait is worth it!
If I could give this review a hundred stars I would - simply stated Jona and Jerry are the BEST! Forever Photography was recommended to me by a friend shortly after we got engaged and I contacted them immediately to book them for our wedding. Jona did our engagement pictures and they turned out perfect! She was somehow able to make my fiance (now husband) actually enjoy taking pictures when he has always hated the camera! After engagement pictures Jona gave us great recommendations for florists, djs, and videographers. We trusted her completely and went with all of her recommendations and are so glad we did because all of the vendors she recommended were fantastic!
We just got married last weekend and Jona and Jerry far exceeded our expectations! They both had some great ideas for fun, unique pictures and were able to keep everybody in order despite the craziness of a wedding with 300+ attending! I honestly felt like they were our two friends attending our wedding, not just our photographers. And BONUS, I asked Jona to send me a few of our pictures so I could use them for Thank You cards a couple days after our wedding and she sent them over to me right away - despite them being super busy getting ready to travel. I can not say enough good things about Forever Photography! Hire them to photograph your wedding, engagement, baby pictures, etc - you won't regret it!
WOW - no one needs to look any further to find the BEST and most CREATIVE photography couple in Austin! Jona and Jerry are the simple adorable, caring people who truly capture the loving spirit of each couple in each event. We are THRILLED with my daughter's wedding pictures - simple gorgeous!
And, my daughter will be back to capture more memories using Jona and Jerry for 1st Anniversary pictures - can't wait to see those special ones!
So, look no further - if you want gorgeous, intimate and creative photography - Jona and Jerry are the ONES!
I can't say enough good things about Jona and Jerry Blackwell!! Photography was the one thing that my husband and I felt very strongly was worth a good amount of our wedding budget. I am so glad that we went with Forever Photography and it was well worth the price. The pictures are stunning and they managed to capture so many special moments. Jona and Jerry were so sweet and had such a calming presence. I highly recommend Jona and Jerry Blackwell of Forever Photography Studio!
Jona and her husband were such a delight and sweet couple to work with! My family can get a little chaotic and crazy, but Jona did a great job staying calm :) She is very easy to get ahold of and an AMAZING photographer! A big thanks to her for being so flexible about switching venues at the last minute!
Jona and Jerry at Forever Photography are so amazing at what they do! My husband and I couldn't be happier with our pictures. They are everything we had hoped for and more! There were literally hundreds of shots - and not only of us, but of our family and friends too. It was so awesome to see how much fun everyone was having and to relive that day. They also helped us be so relaxed the day of - we truly enjoyed working with them! I HIGHLY recommend Forever Photography - they will make your day even more special by giving you pictures to last you a lifetime! Thank you, Jona and Jerry, for all your beautiful pictures - Nick and I love them as much as we loved having y'all be a part of our wedding day!
I could say it again, and again, Jerry and Jona with Forever Photography Studio are a very special talent! I was fortunate enough to find them on a "Google search" while planning our destination wedding in Positano, Italy. I immediately became a fan of their website and blog--every single session they do is perfection: engagement sessions, weddings, after sessions, bridals, etc. I had also looked at many photographers in the Denver area as well as photographers in Italy, but nothing impressed me more than Jerry and Jona's beautiful and artistic style. Their work is simply exquisite. We first met Jerry and Jona on September 29, 2011 at our engagement session at Golden Gate State Park in Golden, Colorado. I was so excited to finally meet them in person and they were everything I could have asked for and more. As a husband and wife team, you can see how passionate they are....and that adds so much to the experience as well as their photography. They have a special way about making you comfortable, which in the end creates pictures that are more natural and relaxed. We just recently had our wedding in Positano and had Jerry and Jona alongside us the whole time to capture all the special moments. They photographed a bridal session in stunning Ravello, covered our entire wedding day--including getting ready, the ceremony, additional pictures following the ceremony at Villa Cimbrone in Ravello and our dinner. They also photographed an after session the following day as we took a boat trip to the beautiful Isle of Capri. It was a very eventful three days and they were ready for everything we planned. In the end, they really weren't just photographers to us; they had truly become good friends. That's what happens when you find two special that are extremely talented combined with winning personalities. Every person that has seen our pictures raves about them, and we couldn't be more pleased with the finished product. In honor of Thanksgiving this week...Jerry and Jona, I am truly thankful to you both for capturing every special moment of our wedding and would recommend you without the slightest bit of hesitation to anyone looking for a skilled photographer, whether it be for a wedding, family session, maternity session, etc. Everything you produce is first class and you were truly the best investment we could have made for our wedding!!!
Service Category: Photographer
Year first hired: 2011 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative
We recently had our engagement session with Jona and Jerry and Forever Photography Studio. All I can say is I could NOT be any happier; not only with the experience but with the pictures!!! Jona made us feel so comfortable at the actual session and the pictures turned out GORGEOUS!! They also worked extremely hard to get our sessions published on a wedding blog and had it published within days!! Another side note, we got our pictures back at lightning speed! Super quick! Cannot wait for them to do my bridals and the wedding. I really cannot say enough good things about these photographers, you would be crazy to pick anyone else!
Photography was the most important thing to us at our wedding. We spent a lot of time interviewing and researching photographer's throughout Texas and in Austin. It was pure luck that we found Forever Photography and honestly the best decision that we made for our wedding. Jona and Jerry took our ideas and turned them into photos that I couldn't have dreamt of. Their photos are unlike any other I have seen and truly works of art. They really captured who we are as a couple and the emotions we had during the time in our lives. Jona and Jerry are professional, creative and extremely talented. They are also really fun, laid back and are able to put you at ease with the camera. This was especially a wonderful quality to have with you on your wedding day when things (or your family) can get crazy! They are really great people who will do anything to get that one shot, that will take your breath away. Like I said we are addicts, but their photos are stunning-it's hard not to be! We did 3 additional shoots with them (not including the actual wedding) and we are already planning our next one! I can't imagine any other photography team capturing our wedding and I can't wait to work with them(hopefully a lot) in the future!
Finding the perfect photographer was first on my to do list when i got engaged. I scoped out all the Austin photographer websites and immediately fell in love with Forever Photography. We booked them for our engagement, wedding, boudoir and after session.
Working with Jona and Jerry was a breeze, they always responded to emails promptly (and I was one of those annoying brides that emails way too much!). My husband and I live in San Francisco and Jona and Jerry came out for our engagement pictures. They were so friendly, upbeat and made you feel at ease in front of the camera...which would come in handy later for my boudoir session! A bonus of using Forever Photography is that they are a husband and wife team and work really well together. It felt like they showed up with a game plan and knew exactly how to move in the space so they could each get the perfect shots they needed. Plus you get double the shots from all different angles! They were also open to any ideas that I had or specific shots that i wanted.
We had originally planned on having a traditional wedding in Austin, but ultimately decided it wasn't for us. We eloped in Maui on New Years day, just the two of us...and Jona and Jerry! It is crazy how gorgeous our wedding pictures turned out. Family, friends and co workers literally said "Oh my God!" when they saw our pictures for the first time! They also went above and beyond your typical photographer... we literally spent the entire day after our wedding traveling around the island taking sunrise beach shots and hiked 2 miles through a bamboo forest to get shots under a waterfall. By the end of the two days we spent with them in Maui, it felt like we were on vacation together, not like they were some hired help being obtrusive and taking pictures of me every 2 seconds.
I had a wonderful experience with Forever Photography and would recommend them to everyone! The pictures that were captured and the memories we made with Jona and Jerry are priceless!!!
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.
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
We recently had our engagement session with Jona. She did an amazing job. She knew exactly what I wanted. Even our dog was a part of our session and he loved her. She is an amazing artist, not one of our photos came out badly. I cant wait for the bridal and wedding sessions!!!!!
Alecia and Kevin (and BO)
Jona was able to capture all of our emotions - from our engagement pictures to my bridal pictures to our wedding pictures. Her style is very unique. She is very personable. Will be our forever photographer!
She was great to work with, very accomodating.;The quality of the pics were just ok.
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013