About this Vendor
ISPWP Top 25 Wedding Photographers in the World
Welcome to Salt and Sonder Studio (formerly Two15 Photography), one of ISPWP's top 25 Wedding Photographers in the World 2017. Salt and Sonder is owned and operated by JD Land who specializes in TRULY PHOTOJOURNALISTIC and genuine wedding photography. Working with the two of you we will create some epic portraits during the time you allot for photographs but the remainder of the day I photograph/document in a truly candid and unobtrusive way that tells the story of your wedding day! Feel free to take a look at my portfolio here and the real weddings on my website to see the mix of portraits and amazing moments that make up all the incredible weddings I have had the privilege of documenting! I look forward to hearing from you!!! JD
Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern, Vintage
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Film Photography, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
JD is incredible. If you are looking for perfectly-posed, filtered, airbrushed photos, he is NOT your guy. If you are looking for a real, photo-journalistic recount of your wedding day, you won't find a better photographer. JD is such a talented artist. He has an unmatched ability to capture raw emotion and every one of his photographs tells a story. During the wedding planning process, he was quick to respond and answered all of my questions promptly. He made sure that I was comfortable leading up to the day of my wedding, and on my wedding day, I barely even knew that he was there. It was perfect. I was very upset about my hair and makeup and dresses and the way that a lot of the details of the weekend turned out. JD's pictures allowed me to look past all of the surface-level elements and see the raw, beautiful, emotions that encapsulate the true meaning of our wedding day. I was not happy with all of my vendors....but JD is one that I would recommend time and time again.
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about JD and Two15 Photography. Our entire experience, from first contact through the final album edits, was nothing short of perfect. JD was friendly and approachable, as well as extremely talented! He listened to our expectations for our wedding day photography and created a package to fit our exact needs. He was always reachable in the weeks and days leading up to our wedding, which definitely relieved some of our stress. On the actual wedding day, JD and his second shooter Tom were positive and truly excited to be part of our day. They were great at staying out of focus while capturing special moments in our day - sometimes we forgot they were even there! JD got our photos to us as well as an album layout in the time he promised, and as we made adjustments to our album layout he was prompt and paid attention to every detail. If you are looking for someone to capture your day with a photojournalistic eye and a candid feel, JD at Two15 is your best bet! We are so thankful to have found him right here on The Knot!
If there was an option to give 10 stars, I would give JD (two15 photography) 12! I cannot begin to explain how thankful my husband and I were to have found JD, he was truly the light at the end of the tunnel. Throughout the wedding planning process, finding the right photographer became a very daunting and frustrating task, I wasn’t drawn to anyones work, nor was I feeling the connection I was looking for. Of course, panic ensued, our date drew nearer and the pressure to find the perfect photographer mounted. I was on the brink of settling for less, thinking there wasn’t “the perfect photographer” out there, when I stumbled upon a photo taken by JD, I was hooked and immediately knew this was the photographer we wanted for our big day. From our very first exchange, to our wedding day and all the in-betweens, he far exceeded our expectations. Extremely professional, beyond talented, down to earth, charismatic, creative, a calming force…. he is all of these things and more. I am so thankful we didn't settle for less because the perfect photographer did exist!! JD (two15 photography) was the breath of fresh air we were looking for and I could not possibly imagine anyone else capturing the most important day of our lives, other than him. Thank you JD and two15 photography, for making our dreams come true and our hearts full every time we look at our photos. The Best!
JD was such a fantastic photographer. After seeing his work on his website I knew this was the style we were going for and when we met in person, it sealed the deal that he needed to be our photographer. He is very approachable and easy to get in touch with. He makes sure he knows exactly what you want captured on your big day. When we received our photos we could not have been more happy with the final product! The photos were absolutely stunning. We can't wait to see the albums! I would highly recommend Two15 Photography! It was an excellent experience working with JD.
JD is simply the BEST! I saw his pictures and I told myself this will be the person to capture my day, and I'm not disappointed. He is so talented and captures beautiful pictures. He is not your regular photographer that will tell you to pose, he will take the picture just like they happen. He took incredible pictures that will always remind me how perfect my wedding day was!
My now-husband and I fell in love with JD's work when we were looking for a wedding photographer. We wanted photos that were unique, modern and interesting, not the usual boring, cheesy wedding photos. So when we browsed JD's gallery online, we immediately knew he was exactly what we were looking for. He's not just a "wedding photographer" - he's an artist. But it wasn't until we Skyped with him the first time that we realized not only is he incredibly talented, he's also super genuine, sweet, and easygoing. Our wedding was at the Franklin Institute in Philly, and they let you take photos in the exhibits. On his own time, JD went and scouted it out ahead of time to find the best spots for photos. They had a mirror maze, and he had a friend stand in for us in order to test potential shots. That really went above and beyond. So on our wedding day, he already had tons of amazing ideas. (The mirror maze made for an unbelievably cool photo.) He and his second shooter, Jen, were so calm and on top of things on the wedding day that it made everything easy and really fun. We took some formal portraits with the parents, siblings and wedding party - which came out gorgeous - but mostly we wanted quirky, interesting posed shots and documentary-style candids, which is really their specialty. Our ceremony was in a very dark planetarium, which is incredibly difficult to photograph (I've seen it done badly a lot). JD went there ahead of time, too, to check lighting and make sure he had everything set perfectly, and those photos came out *stunning*. I've honestly never seen anything like them - unreal. Throughout cocktails and the reception, JD and Jen were totally inconspicuous, but managed to capture the feel of the entire night. Now my husband and I look at our photos every single day. They are beyond beautiful - perfect memories. When the wedding is over, the photos are all you have left (besides, you know, the marriage), so I think it's so important to choose a great photographer. If you're looking for photos that go beyond the traditional, that really capture your spirit as a couple, and are themselves works of art, JD and Two15 will be the best decision you make!
Bringing JD on as part of our wedding was one of the best decisions we made through the whole process. His professionalism, calm and confident nature, and always helpful attitude were absolutely incredible and invaluable to us. The finished product was better than we could have ever imagined. His talent is unparalleled and he captured so many moments in such a natural way - and without imposing on any part of the celebrations. I can guarantee that you will feel equally as thrilled and grateful for his artistic vision and capabilities. Thank you, JD, for just being the absolute best as a professional and as a calming force throughout the whole planning process. We are forever grateful to you for capturing our memories.
JD was amazing. I love his style of photography and working with him was a lot of fun. The engagement shoot was a fun experience, he has a great personality, a great eye, is incredibly creative and makes you feel at ease. Working with his partner they did an amazing job of capturing the happiest moments of our wedding and really working hard to capture the intimate interactions of my wife and me.
Working with Two15 and JD was great every step of the way, from our engagement photos all the way through creating our album. I could not have asked for a better experience than what JD provided. All of our interactions felt very personal, and JD paid specific attention to all of our requests. JD took the time to get to know us and our style so that all of the photos really fit us. JD is very creative in setting up beautiful shots, and he also pays close attention to capture those special unexpected moments. I would highly recommend Two15 photography to anyone.
I saw JD's work years before I was engaged at a bridal show I went to as a bridesmaid. I knew right away he was the one I wanted to shoot at my wedding. Three years later I booked him. JD has a great eye for incredible shots. At our venue, he had ample ammo to shoot from many beautiful locations. We had some idea on where we wanted to shoot and JD honored them, but also found some of his own places to shoot. From the beginning, JD was ready to go. He listened to what we wanted, and guided us through on what were were unsure about. Fighting some morning rain, he had some great ideas for shooting in the hotel before even leaving for the venue. JD was really relaxed, but very insightful. He knew what he wanted and was good at directing us. JD's second shooter Tom, was also fantastic! My husband and I were completely relaxed and at ease while working with him. Our previews were amazing! We are so looking forward to seeing all of our shots!
We are incredibly satisfied with JD and Justine. I worked mostly with JD who was very personable and professional. We meet via Skype since I live on the west coast. He listened to all of my requests and concerns. We then had a meeting in person when I was back east and then again Skyping before the wedding. Such a great feeling to know that your vendor cares especially when things are getting so crazy and hectic before the big day. The duo worked patiently and creativity throughout our wedding day. I'd have to admit that while waiting for our images I was really nervous! It was really important to me to document the day in an artistic but traditional light. When we received our images back (895!), we laughed and cried and couldn't have been happier!
I first met JD as a fellow wedding professional and was instantly impressed. Not only was he extremely professional but obviously passionate about his work, it showed in his stunning photos! When I became engaged myself, JD was my first choice to introduce to my fiancé as I trusted him and his work. My fiancé was just as impressed with JD and he was the first vendor we hired to share our wedding day... even before we had a date and venue! From our engagement photos, to planning, to communication, to day-of our wedding, JD was always there 110%. He made us, our families, and friends feel comfortable and encouraged us to enjoy the day naturally. When we received our photos, we were absolutely blown away! The moments he was able to capture and the way in which he captured them were unparalleled to anything I had seen before. It’s safe to say that JD will be our only recommendation to other couples and we will hire him to capture other big moments in our lives. THANK YOU JD and Two15!!!
For me, choosing my wedding photographer was the most important decision I had to make (besides choosing the groom), and I made the perfect choice with JD and Two15 Photography. From the moment I was in contact with JD, he took the time to answer all my questions and helped address my concerns. JD's professionalism and expertise gave my husband and I complete confidence in his ability to capture our wedding day, and we were absolutely elated when we received our photos. JD captured our wedding day perfectly and our photographs turned out exactly as I had dreamed they would be.
Fantastic photography. I loved JD's non-invasive style of taking pictures and his quiet, calm presence. I almost forgot he and his assistant were there sometimes. Everything came out beautiful. Great pictures of all the classic things you'd want, and a number of priceless candids. Exactly what I was hoping for. I would definitely hire him again!
My husband and I love our wedding pictures! My husband wasn’t too keen on investing on a photographer but fortunately I was able to talk him into it. From the beginning JD was very easy to work with. Any questions I had, he was always quick to respond. The day of the wedding, I was freaking out a bit, (because my bridal party was running late), JD helped to keep me calm and give some direction without coming across as bossy. Once we finished taking the traditional pictures and the reception started, we didn’t even know JD and Austin were there. Our wedding was October 8th and JD emailed me on November 21st to tell me the pictures were ready. I’ve heard horror stories about wedding pictures taking months and months. JD was true to his work and had our pictures in 6 to 8 weeks. When we went to his studio to see the pictures, my husband and I were so happy. As many brides and grooms know, the day is a blur. We were able to see so many moments that we missed or forgot happened. : p My husband said at least 50 times how great the pictures were. Coming from a guy who wasn’t too interested in the photographer, that’s a big deal. I cannot say enough great thinks about working with JD. I highly recommend him and promise you won’t be disappointed.
I receive compliments on our engagement and wedding pictures every time it comes up in conversation. JD is phenomenal. We knew we wanted a photographer that created special pictures as a way to remember our engagement and wedding day. His work is above and beyond anything we could have asked for. From the first meeting with JD, we felt so comfortable and at ease with him. He had everything covered without us really needing to ask many questions. The day of our wedding - our bridal party couldn't stop raving about him either. He is the perfect photographer to work with on such a crazy and hectic day. He keeps you calm and knows exactly what needs to be done and gets it done so you can still enjoy your day. We are so happy and grateful to have these pictures to last for years and years to come.
We could not have been happier through the entire process. From our initial consultation to opening up our wedding album for the first time, JD went above and beyond. He was so easy to work with and made us feel completely comfortable. He was able to capture our wedding day perfectly without having us missing a beat and was always there to snap the perfect picture. All the photos came out better than we could have ever imagined!
Where to start with JD and Two15 Photography? Let me start at the very beginning of my wedding planning where for me, photography was one of the major things I cared about for my wedding day so I spent a ton of time researching different photographers. I found Two15's website and was absolutely in LOVE with all of JD's photos/work. I contacted him and to my dismay, he was booked on my original wedding date. A couple of unfortunate and life changing events happened in my family which made my Husband and I do a complete overhaul of our wedding plans including changing our location and wedding date. With this change, I figured I would reach back out to JD to see if by some miracle he was available, and he was! Not only was JD willing to come upto NYC on a Friday to capture our wedding day, but he was very open to doing just about anything we wanted to do since we were keeping the pictures pretty open and didn't have a formal plan as that's not really our style and the beauty of NYC is that there are so many places to take photos. JD was a such a trooper the ENTIRE day as we had him all over New York City including downtown in the Financial District, City Hall, on the Subway, Union Square Park, in our Church, in Grand Central, and finally at our wedding venue! JD captured the beauty of all of these places while creatively showcasing them in a new and different light, to the point that people, including New Yorkers, still cannot believe the magnificent shots he took at these NYC staples. JD was absolutely the best throughout the entire process, he was through, timely in his responses, and extremely laid back and open to doing what we wanted. I’m so glad it worked out that we were able to use him and am so in love with the way my photos turned out. He is the absolute BEST! I cannot recommend him highly enough! I’d love for him to relocate to New York so I can use him again for future photos.
JD did a fantastic job shooting our wedding. He was professional and on time. When I liked most was his style of photography.....I didn't want the cookie cutter photos that everyone else has! I highly recommend him... You won't be disappointed!
JD Land was referred to us by a close friend and without hesitation we hired him to handle our engagement photos and most importantly, our wedding on May 1, 2016. From our first meeting we knew immediately we were in great hands. It was like meeting up with a longtime friend. We trusted him completely and we were not disappointed! JD's calm energy, professionalism, knowledge and passion for his work are evident and the photos are just breathtaking!!!! His attention to detail and ability to capture all the important small moments of the day allowed us to be fully present and just enjoy the time together with loved ones. We had a lot of family who are not normally photo people yet JD managed to capture them beautifully. In fact, so many of our favorite shots are candid photos that just effortlessly capture the moments whether it be hugs or subtle glances. What's even more amazing is he is able to do this without being intrusive. With his style and calming energy at times you forget he is even there. When we saw our wedding photos for the first time I cried, they were just stunning! JD is worth your financial investment and trust. He was prompt with communication, always on time, and organized. You won't just feel like another client, throughout the process he becomes a friend. I can't say enough positive things about him both as a photographer and a person. He is amazing, talented and passionate and we are so thankful to have invested in him for our wedding. We can't wait to see how our wedding album comes out!!!!
Hands down- AMAZING! Not only does JD capture the most perfect memories, the pictures are flawless. I felt like a princess on our wedding day but he made me look like a movie star in pictures. He will sure to be our photographer for many more milestones in our life.
I can not stop raving about my photographers! If was so amazing and so talented! We were extremely comfortable and so at ease shooting with him! I can honestly say he made sure the day went smoothly and perfect! From the first look to the photo booth everything was amazing and perfect!! Definitely would highly recommend them to everyone and anyone!!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about working with Twisted Oaks and JD. All of our images are incredible, and JD himself was a pleasure to work with. He is so mellow and so easy to get along with! Truly, using this studio is the second best wedding decision I made, only eclipsed by saying yes to my wonderful husband!
Jay and Sandi Cassario of Twisted Oaks were amazing to work with! My husband and I met them in person in a more casual way the summer before we got married and just knew they needed to shoot our wedding which was held in Cape May, April of 2016. They are incredibly down-to-earth and so sweet! They fully understand what you want out of your day as far as photos and man, do they deliver!! They are comfortable to work with, which was important for my husband and I as we are not so comfortable with our photos being taken. They shoot the day of quickly, and it's not until you get all of your photos back (quickly on that too) that you are amazed by both what they captured and by the amount of photos you have to choose from. Every single one is a gem! Despite some questionable weather early on in the day, of my wedding, Jay and Sandi made it work and were patient with us and our entire bridal party for multiple location changes. On top of that, Jay was sick and still showed up and took amazing photos. You wouldn't even know they were there during the ceremony and reception. They got so many funny and wonderful candid images of our guests dancing and of moments that I didn't get to see because it's just a whirlwind of a day. I am trying to find an excuse in the future to work with them again! Every single photo I want blown up and printed on canvas hanging on my walls...we just don't have enough wall space for them. Definitely the best choice we made!
Meet The Owner
I have photographed over 200 weddings during my photography career that started back in 2012. I am what is considered to be a true photojournalist in the way that I don't pose or interfere with any of the candid moments throughout a wedding day. You basically don't even know I'm there until we start portraits and formal photos during the time that you two allot. Before photography I spent 6 years all over the country and the world in the US Navy and now I'm lucky enough that my passion is my career! Although if I was better at hockey or golf that may have been just as cool......