30 featured reviews
Member Since: 8/13/2006
For us, finding a great photographer that could capture out day was one of the most important selections, given it’s really what you have left once it’s all done to look back on your day. We wanted someone whose artistic interpretation could not only capture the typical important shots – but someone with a creative eye who would surprise and delight us with things most would not see in the landscape and day. After meeting with Michelle, we actually cancelled all of our other meetings with potential photographers and knew we found “the one”.
Artistically, her and her partner Manny are definitely leaps and bounds above your average wedding photographer. From our engagement shoot to pictures of our wedding day – it all felt more Vogue photo spread than the boring pictures we had seen in so many other’s portfolio collections. They take their work very seriously, are passionate about what they do, and aim to think out of the box in a way that will make you wish it was acceptable to put poster sized pictures of yourself in your home.
From a professional standpoint – Michelle was by far our easiest vendor to work with. She is extremely responsive with communication, sets clear expectations on timing, payment schedule, etc. And maybe they do this for everyone – but I felt that she went above and beyond to help us with requests that made our planning so much easier (like sending along a quick photo from our engagement shoot so we could order “Save the Dates” the next day). Michelle is extremely hands-on and manages every step of your transaction herself, including touching up pictures – which was important to us vs. being sourced out to a larger shop of associates.
Another positive is you know your second photographer will be Manny (who my husband cannot say enough great things about the Groom prep photos!) instead of getting whatever associate is free that day. Together, they really play off each other in a great way and it is evident in the work they produce.
I would hire them again in a minute and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for shots of your day that are more editorial than flat – you won’t be disappointed with the results!
Member Since: 8/8/2012
We hired Michelle Jonne Photography for both our Wedding Day and our Trash the Dress photos and everything was amazing! The pictures are absolutely beautiful. It was so comfortable working with both Michelle and her partner; they really make you feel relaxed which ultimately results in natural pictures. Their eye for lighting, angle, colors...truly brilliant. Pricing was as expected and worth EVERY dollar. We could not be happier with the entire experience. Highly recommended. Michelle Jonne Photography will definitely be our photographers of choice for all future occasions!
Member Since: 5/5/2009
When you hire Michelle Jonne Photography you are getting nothing short of spectacular talent. Michelle and Manny did our engagement photos and our Wedding photos. They are an absolutely pleasure to work with; they have vision and know how to give proper direction, the fact that they have great personalities is a bonus– you’ll have a great time with them! The results are amazing, truly beautiful photos that will last you a lifetime. You will want to look at your photos constantly; stop searching you have found your wedding photographer!
Member Since: 12/26/2011
Michelle was beyond amazing to work with. My absolute favorite vendor. She helped me every step of the way, always answering my phone calls and emails and helped me de-stress weeks leading up and the day of for all the little things that went wrong. She has the best personality, so fun to work with and made us feel really comfortable. We loved every picture from our engagement photos to wedding. Michelle made our shoots so much fun, she's beyond talented and recommend spending the extra money on her. She has a different, beautiful style, not just boring wedding pictures. Michelle was an absolute joy to work with and I can't wait for more events to come in my life to book her.
Member Since: 1/22/2012
I initially came across Michelle's work because she was recommended by our venue. After browsing through her website, I was instantly wowed by her pictures. I had looked into several other photographers as well, but kept coming back to Michelle's work - you couldn't compare the unique perspective she has, her creativeness, and the quality of her prints. After sending a few emails, we met Michelle and were impressed even more. She was very personable, professional, and confident, and it became very clear how committed she is to her work. Throughout the planning process, Michelle was very responsive to any questions we had, gave us great feedback, and helped us work out the details of our day (timing of events, coordinating family members and the bridal party).
On the day of the wedding, Michelle and her assistant Manny arrived promptly. Both of them went to extreme lengths to get that "perfect shot" - even if it meant laying on the ground, climbing through trees/bushes, etc - they were great! Michelle made sure we got all the pictures we wanted, but also lead the way in arranging unique shots.
Following the wedding, we were impressed by how quickly we received our proofs (especially since we got married during wedding season!) The pictures were AMAZING!! After selecting our top picture choices, Michelle sent us a proof of our album VERY fast. We loved the first design she came up with, and just placed our order a week ago. I can't wait for them to come in!
On a side note, we loved Michelle so much that we recommended her to a few friends. My sister and one other friend booked Michelle after hearing us rave about her work.
She is more expensive than other photographers you can find, but to us good pictures were a priority - I figured when the day is over, besides the memories (and dress you'll never wear again), pictures are all you really have. Michelle is definitely worth it for the quality you get!
Member Since: 12/21/2012
Out of all the wedding preparations, our wedding photography was the one thing I knew I wanted to make sure I got "right" as I know the wedding only lasts a day but the pictures are forever.
I had a very specific "editorial" style in mind and found myself going numb looking at vendor portfolios and finding the same old boring wedding photos...that was until I found Michelle Jonne Photography. I emailed and spoke with many photographers but Michelle was the first (and only) one I met with in person. During our meeting everything just "clicked". She was so warm and personable and while we reviewed some more of her work and she talked about her style, I just knew we were on the same page. I booked her on the spot with no second guessing (and might I add - no regrets).
On your wedding day you have to trust that your photographer is going to capture all the moments you want as well as the ones you never saw occur. As a bride, I know turning that trust over to another person can be hard to do, but with Michelle it was easy. I can honestly say she is a pleasure to work with. She makes sure she communicates thoroughly beforehand such as reviewing the timeline, what you should expect, what you should tell your family/bridal party,etc. She's at ease behind the camera and professional yet friendly - all qualities that help make everyone, even the camera shy, comfortable. I have also have nothing but glowing reviews of her 2nd photographer,Manny Cabo, as well. Both she and Manny are also very good with directing poses and making sure you photograph well. It sounds silly but she'll tell you to do little things like, "drop your chin" or "don't hunch your shoulders" or "soften your smile" - little changes to your pose that actually make you look your best. I should know - we had a second reception in California and our photographer did not direct us. While we have amazing photos there are a few where my shoulders are hunched over or my expression is a bit awkward and I wished they would have reminded me to straighten my posture and smile!
Overall, our pictures are nothing short of amazing. My husband and I are in love with them and we've gotten numerous compliments. When all is said and done and the wedding is over, you'll probably start to think back about how you might have done this or that differently but hiring Michelle as our photographer was one of the best wedding decisions we made. We recommend her without reservation.
Member Since: 9/23/2013
Professional, talented and passionate. Michelle Jonne Photography provided my wife and I with the most amazing experience and captured our fondest memories for us to cherish forever.
Michelle is not your typical, boring wedding photographer...she made our engagement and wedding shoot fun and enjoyable for both of us and everybody else involved. She was open to letting us do whatever we wanted, but also came up with some BRILLIANT ideas which became our most treasured photos! Our photo albums are filled with images that look like they were shot for a respectable magazine.
We are forever grateful that we chose Michelle Jonne Photography and would recommend it to anybody who wants priceless photos that they can one day proudly share with their own children and generations to come.
Member Since: 7/23/2013
The photos are more wonderful than I ever could have dreamed!! The one downside is that I am now unable to tear myself away from the computer to do mundane things such as sleeping and cleaning, as all I want to do is look at the photos over and over. Michelle and Manny were so friendly and fun to be around, and worked incredibly hard from bride and groom prep all the way to the end of the night. They got such a great variety of shots--there are many extremely sweet and touching portraits and candids oozing with love, and also tons that are hilarious and/or make us and our guests look like amazing dancers--which, of course, we are, but still nice to have the evidence ;). They also did a really good job of moving around the party and getting pictures of almost all of our guests. Delivery of the photo disc was prompt (received it 6 weeks after the wedding), and it came in a beautiful leather case with a couple of prints from the wedding. I simply can't recommend these photographers highly enough--go with them!! You will not regret it!!!
Member Since: 3/29/2012
Michelle Jonne isn't your typical wedding photographer. She is creative, passionate, and has an awesome point of view. Her photojournalistic approach is amazing and you end up with such amazing photos, not just your standard, stand in a line, posed pictures. She seriously makes you feel and look like a model!!! My photos came out awesome!!!! So many great shots of family dancing, people singing, laughing, having a great time!!! I am seriously in awe and can't wait to see them in an album. I highly recommend Michelle especially if you are looking for an unique, fashion editorial, photojournalistic feel for your wedding. She caught all of the great moments of such an important day of our life and I am so thankful for her talent and passion in photography. You will not be disappointed with this photographer!
Member Since: 6/16/2013
I contacted Michelle after seeing her photos of a venue I was interested in; the way she captured the place was just breath-taking since it's a little non-traditional. Well everything fell into place with the venue and Michelle seemed so eager to capture our day we had to book. We met first at an engagement shoot down the shore. My husband is not into getting his photo taken, but they way she interacted with us really put him at ease and made for some awesome shots. Our wedding day was just a big party and that's how the photos turned out. I could not be happier with the outcome and the way our day lives on in those pictures. There are some of the formal shots I am missing (poses we didn't take since we didn't think too much about it before hand) but everything we did do was fabulous. Michelle was so easy to work with, professional but down to earth, fun, and just incredibly talented. Quick to return communications (unlike me, who's nearly a year overdue with this review! I was married last August.) But Michelle deserves another 5stars! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Member Since: 1/6/2012
My husband and I met Michelle Jonne' at an upscale Wedding Expo and spoke with her and her partner at their booth. We immediately loved her energy and the creativity evoked in her pictures. We didn't want any "posed" pictures, you know, the way people used to take pictures in the 80's and 90's. We wanted the journalistic style and no one is better than this than Michelle! As a bonus, she also does wonderful engagement photos if you book with her and for a little extra she offers 'Trash The Dress', sexy 'boudoir photo shoot' or 'morning after'. Her portfolio really speaks for itself!
We met Michelle in her NJ office to have a sit down meeting and we were instantly convinced after about 2 minutes of meeting with her 1 on 1 that she was going to be OUR photographer!
Michelle arrived on time on the wedding day and since she had taken a look at the space prior to family shots, she knew the best area in the venue for us to take our bride/groom shots and family shots prior to our ceremony.
She made us feel comfortable throughout as she was easy going and we never felt pulled or pressured to take a picture at a certain time. She followed us around all night with ease and captured amazing shots. We didn't even know she was there most of the time and she STILL took amazing shots.
Now I just have to order the album which we are very much looking forward to having and looking through for many, many years to come!
I HIGHLY recommend Michelle Jonne!
Member Since: 2/8/2005
We were impressed right away after speaking with Michelle for the first time - and that was over Skype (we live in Spain!)! She was so personable and professional and was willing to work with us while we coordinated everything overseas for a NJ wedding. On our day, she and Manny were spectacular. They were super creative, set us up for really interesting shots, had great energy and were a lot of fun to boot. We just finished trying to weed through almost 1,000 pictures to find ones for our album, and narrowing it down was nearly impossible. There are so many amazing shots! We are thrilled to have chosen them to capture all the memories from our day.
Member Since: 8/3/2012
I cannot express how happy I am for choosing Michelle Jonne for my wedding. My husband and I had great experience with her and her assistant. Not only did they make us comfortable , they're also really good with what they do. I was amazed how beautiful the photos came out. The pictures were like from the catalog or magazine. Just very different and unique. I can't wait to get my album. I would highly recommend Michelle Jonne. Thank so so so very much Michelle!!!!!!
Member Since: 5/21/2013
If you are looking for a wedding photographer, look no further than Michelle Jonne. Michelle is not only a very talented creative, but also very professional.
We highly recommend Michelle. She seamlessly moved through out the day, capturing all our special moments. Her personality and energy is a welcome addition to any wedding or special event.
Member Since: 2/25/2012
Michelle Jonne Photography is the most creative, professional photographer anyone could hire. From the beginning of my wedding until the end, Michelle and her partner captured every single moment, without being overbearing. Prior to the wedding, anytime I contacted Michelle, she immediately responded to me and answered all of my questions. I truly am thrilled with the pictures that she took at my wedding and how i was able to enjoy myself and not be stopped every five minutes to take a posed picture. She is an excellent photo journalist, and truly caters to the bride and groom. I will recommend Michelle Jonne Photography to ALL of my friends, family, and colleages.
Member Since: 4/8/2013
Michelle Jonne was simply the best. Not only was I very lucky to find a photographer at such short notice who was so flexible & accommodating, (I'd left it so late to book!), Michelle had such insight into selecting a perfect background & angle...the photos really were superb.
Michelle was also very patient & changed the layout & design of my album more than once until I was completely satisfied.
Michelle is a very talented photographer & someone i'd definately recommond.
Member Since: 4/7/2013
My photos are breathtaking! We are beyond happy and there arent enough words to express our gratitude towards Michelle. Not only did we get exceptional photos but an exceptional photographer who was dedicated to our wedding as much as we were! Her passion and love comes thru each and every photo which speaks volumes given the amount of photos we have recieved. Every photo was better then the next which made it a bit challenging to select our photos for our album but I good problem to have! As for our album, its amazing!!! It incorporates everything from beautiful materials to a gorgeous layout that Michelle customized for us. Michelle is not only talented but kind hearted and genuine with your best interest in mind! She gave us over 100% of her effort from beginning to end to to ensure beautiful photos, products and a fun experience. We are so thankful and she was the best vendor decision we made by far for our wedding day. This is your one day and she has made this beauitful day last just as beauitul in memory! Thank you Michelle!
Member Since: 5/21/2012
From the beginning of our photographer search, we knew we didn't want the typical "wedding photographer". During our search for the perfect photographer for our wedding, we came across Michelle Jonne. Not only did we fall in love with her personally, but her photography style was exactly what we wanted. Michelle welcomed us into her home to review what she had planned for our day and we were blown away. Luckily, we also had the added pleasure of meeting Manny Cabo, and had the priviledge of having him as our second photographer for our wedding. Michelle and Manny were also gracious enough to provide us with a Trash the Dress photoshoot prior to our wedding, allowing us to show our guests those amazing shots at the wedding for all to see. On our big day, Manny and Michelle were nothing short of incredible. They allowed us to have photos of our choosing to be taken, but the reason why we chose them was for their creative magic, so we felt more than trustworthy in letting them shoot the perfect shot all day long. We didn't just get back 1 perfect shot, we got back a thousand perfect shots, due to their creative genious and ability to work so closely with our friends and family, as if they were their own. Thank you again Michelle and Manny, as you know, you are on our speed dial for any photographical needs in the future!! Love, Scott and Jodi
Member Since: 4/5/2013
Michelle Jonne was exceptional! Her level of creativity and professionalism are oustanding! I was very nervous about posing for a full day of pictures, but Michelle made us feel so comfortable and really captured who we are as a couple. She made the entire photography experience not only easy, but fun. Her eye for spotting unique photo locations and opportunities is incredible. At the end of a wedding day, all you have left is the pictures and we are so grateful we chose Michelle to save these memories for us.
Michelle is also incredibly dedicated to making her clients happy. We recently worked with her on developing our album and she was more than willing to accomodate any layout requests or photos we wanted included. I brought the album with me to work and I had a crowd around my desk in awe of the picture quality and unique layout - bear in mind I work with a bunch of photographers as well so they have an eye for good work!
Member Since: 9/29/2010
Michelle Jonne was exceptional! Her level of creativity and professionalism are oustanding! I was very nervous about posing for a full day of pictures, but Michelle made us feel so comfortable and really captured who we are as a couple. She made the entire photography experience not only easy, but fun. Her eye for spotting unique photo locations and opportunities is incredible. We could not be more thrilled with our photos and we have gotten so many compliments on them from our friends and family. At the end of a wedding day, all you have left is the pictures and we are so grateful we chose Michelle to save these memories for us.
Extraordinary imagery for timeless memories
Innovative visual artists fusing the worlds of photojournalism & fashion to document Tri-State & Destination Weddings. Allow us to chase your moments and create an ever-lasting, unforgettable impression of your event. It's never another job but a chance to explore our passion with you.
- Other Styles: Boudoir, Trash the Dress
- Specialty: Photojournalism
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013