In 2014 Joan and Matt started this little photography business in Seattle. Joan also has experience in commercial, product, and event photography in her past roles as an in-house and freelance visual designer.
For two similar people, we do have different shooting styles. Matt is politely unobstructive and captures unexpectedly beautiful candids while Joan has a laundry list and will graciously get what she wants. We're open minded when it comes to editing/styles. Send us examples of what you like!
We're the easy going, humble, friendly, prepared, on time, lawful/good type. We'll try to make everything as painless and easy for you as possible while striving for the best in photography.
This is a true labor of love; our thanks to you for sharing your moments with us.
Let's take pictures! :D
"Extremely pleased. My entire experience with Joan was flawless. My husband and I planned to elope with pretty short notice. I email a few photographers about 2 weeks before we planned to get married, and Joan responded that she had availability. She was able to very quickly and simply get the information she needed and to provide a contract and a quote on cost (which was extremely reasonable). On the day of the event, Joan was punctual and helpful. She asked what I was envisioning, and I expressed a preference to defer to her professional expertise, so she jumped right in to guide us through everything (which is easier to maneuver with a group of 5). She made the whole process fun and easygoing. A week after the wedding (a full week before her estimated turnaround time), I received so many more gorgeous edited photos than I expected. We were only taking pictures for an hour, which included the ceremony, and I can honestly spend more time just looking at these photos than it took to take them. They are so lovely and capture so much of the emotion and energy of the day. I love showing them off to people. Was very lucky to find Joan."
"We are so lucky we found Joan & Matt Photography! Joan photographed our engagement and wedding photos. - both were very different settings. Joan is a versatile and talented photographer. Joan made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and captured so many intimate moments of love and laughter. All of our photos turned out beautiful. We will cherish these for a lifetime."
"Joan is a miracle worker! We hired Joan for our engagement and wedding photo. She took the time to talk with us and learn about us as a couple. So the color and vibes of the photo match our style perfectly. She is patience and is good with directing us on what to do (we needed it). Joan is also committed and has an awesome work ethic - she brought a little stool with her on the photoshoot because I mentioned I'm pretty tall and don't like my lower angle. Definitely recommended for your event photography!"
"Joan was amazing to work with! She was available to communicate over the phone and email. We provided a shoot list and she braved the windy/cold Seattle weather and knocked out each photo. Her keen eye and ability to adapt made taking our wedding day photos look effortless. She was professional and kind, her eagerness to make our day all about us was felt throughout the day. She was prompt and self sufficient which took the stress off of us. This allowed us to enjoy our day which created happy, genuine and memorable photos. I would recommend Joan for your photo needs!"
"We loved working with Joan and her husband. They did a fabulous job, made my husband and I feel at ease (even though we are AWFUL at taking photos) and the photos came out great! She totally over delivered and was an EXCELLENT value. Would highly recommend!"
"10/5 stars! Joan took really special photos capturing all the best parts of our wedding from getting ready to the ceremony to the reception and toasts and everything else! Joan was super flexible with some last-minute changes to our schedule which we really appreciated. She got photos of all the best parts of the wedding day and every special person involved in the wedding, with a good mix of candid and formal photos. Also, her prices are quite reasonable for the quality of the photos and personal attention to detail!"
"Joan has made herself available last-minute. She has been kind, compassionate regarding my situation and eager to participate. She's been easy to contact and flexible with time and provided us a great rate!"
"Joan and Matt were amazing! My husband and I used them through our entire process - engagement photos, boudoir shoot, and wedding. We couldn't be happier with them. The quality was amazing, the shots were perfect, and Joan and Matt were both so accommodating. Also, we got our photos back SO fast! We live in Idaho now, but will definitely be using Joan and Matt for our future picture needs! <3"
"We are so happy with our engagement pics! Joan & Matt had the best attitude and made our session really especial, they worked with us and delivered on exactly what we had envisioned our photos to be. We totally recommend them!"