We had changed our wedding day to fit into Joe Connolly’s schedule. We are so glad we did. Our proofs brought tears to my eyes. Thank you Joe for capturing our big day in such a special way. We could not have asked for better photos. I cant wait to design our album, but have no idea how we will choose between all the beautiful pictures!
Lyndi & Joe Marriott/Gasiewicz

I have to give most of the credit for this event to Photo Joe. If I hadn’t found him this day never would have happened as wonderfully as it did. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer — one who took the time to make suggestions and coordinate options that most other photographers wouldn’t spend their time doing. That $300 difference between one photographer or the other could be the difference between an amazing professional and someone who just got a new camera set and thinks they’re a photographer. Do NOT skimp on this element…Click Here for Entire Testimonial (It’s Really Long!)
David Good

These photos are just what I wanted. I don’t really like being photographed or looking at pics of myself usually. Shannon did such a great job of making me feel comfortable during the process as well as just taking amazing photos. I’m so happy with how these turned out. Just blown away.
Thank you so much, Gandy

Our wedding photos turned out better than we could have dreamed of! Our photographer, Lena, was an absolute blast to be around, kept us moving along on the busy day, and produced amazing results. Communication with Joe, from the start (pre-contract) through the end (post-photo production) was prompt and very informative. We highly recommend Chugach Peaks! If they ever expand past doing weddings, we will hire them again! Samantha Simpson

We were very pleased with our experience with Joe of Chugach Peaks Photography! Since our wedding was an elopement, we weren’t going to be in Alaska ahead of time to meet with vendors, which made me nervous. I filled out the form online and heard back from Joe the next day, and he, my now husband and I had a long discussion about wedding plans that evening. Since we’d never been to Alaska, Joe was able to tell us about places to go, particularly the best hiking spots, as well as other vendors to consider for the big day. Throughout the whole process Joe always made himself available to us and responded right away, which put my mind at ease that I would have nothing to worry about on the day of the wedding. The day before we flew up to Alaska, there was a big miscommunication with another vendor, and knowing how much that had my groom and me upset, Joe stepped in to help, which is not something I would have expected. His assistance helped to put our minds at ease. When we met him on the wedding day, it felt like we had already met him since he’d communicated with us so well, which is a must for any destination wedding! It was through seeing pictures of weddings Joe took that gave us the idea to get married on a glacier and drive around to other places. Even still, seeing his pictures from other weddings, I find myself saying “I wish we’d done that, too!” He is full of lots of great suggestions and the pictures turned out great! If you’re looking for an adventurous photographer with whom you will feel comfortable with, a photographer who will go the extra mile for you and who responds right away, then Joe at Chugach Peaks Photography is the one for you! Susie Ryan

Lena did a wonderful job, and went above and beyond what was expected. Very professional and absolutely beautiful photos!! Megan Williamson

Lena was awesome. Super flexible, and patient with my large and not-at-all-photogenic family. Chugach Peaks’ gorgeous photos on their website helped me pick my venue, which was awesome. I also think it absolutely rocks that they give you the ability to download the photos. Rachel F

It was no doubt that Joe and his team care about every single one of the weddings they shoot. From our first phone call to texting me a week after the wedding, Joe wanted to make sure that we had the best wedding possible. Joe isn’t just a photographer. He helped us with planning, scoping out vendors and venues, managing the timeline for the night and even gave us a tip or two on how to fill out the marriage certificate. 😉 He shoots a lot of weddings, and he could act like a professional yet burnt out photographer – but he doesn’t. He feels like a part of your wedding party and makes sure that everyone else feels comfortable too. I had many guests (and even a bridesmaid) say that they thought he was one of the best photographers they’ve dealt with during a wedding. I would highly recommend working with Joe or any of the photographers at Chugach Peaks. Charlotte S

I’m 26 and from upstate New York. I wanted to write this review to let other brides know my experience. First off I wanted to say I went a different route then most. I worked and did most wedding things for about 6 years, so I wanted different. In three days I planed a wedding in the beautiful Alaska on 9/11/15. I chose chugach peaks after talking to three other photographers. I put total trust in Joes opinions and was not dissatisfied. I’ve never visited Alaska so I really had no idea what I was jumping into. Joe answered all of my questions and my concerns quick and understanding. Joe handled all of the paperwork and I didn’t have one problem. Since it was only going to be me and my now husband, pictures were really important to have to show our family. Even though joe didn’t photograph our wedding we had Shannon McGuire. She was Amazing! She captured everything and so much more. I wasn’t one bit worried about her abilities. She didn’t stop moving, and took different angles of pictures. She was professional and easy going. she took control, but wasn’t being pushy. She was all that I could hoped for in a photographer! The best part was the pictures were ready in only a couple of days! They were breath taking! I couldn’t stop showing them off! I loved every single picture she took. If you want a professional she’s your girl. The only bad thing is that she’s not in New York! I highly recommend chugach peaks and the photographer Shannon! Tessa D

We used Chugach Peaks Photography for our vow renewal. Joe was our contact and he was amazing making suggestions for our trip out to Alaska along with helping us locate a helicopter for our glacier vow renewal. On the day of, Joe was quick and efficient. Despite the fact that my dress broke while putting it on and the hair stylist forgot what I asked for on my hairstyle, the pictures were beautiful! All in all, we loved working with Chugach Peaks Photography! Brenda S

The owner of this company, Joe, is great to work with. He knows the Alaska wedding business really well and was a great resource during my wedding planning. Honest, fairly priced and these photographers know Alaska’s scenery and venues best. I worked with photographer Heather Thamm who was very creative, had good ideas and was easy to work with. I haven’t seen the final images yet, but Heather showed me some as she was taking them and I was floored by the quality, lighting and artistry. I also know several people who have used them and been delighted by their quality and professionalism. Do yourself an easy favor; hire them and check photographer safely off the list. Avery M

Hi Joe, Christine and I wanted to say thank you for everything you did for us yesterday. We had a fantastic day, and really appreciated your help to make it what it was.
We’ve been talking about the glacier landing all day today and think you did a wonderful job finding the right place for our ceremony. We also really enjoyed the subsequent photos – I don’t think either of thought we’d be walking through knee high grass on glacier mud on our wedding day, but it was definitely worth it. We’re really glad we decided to engage a professional photographer who knows the area – it was clear that you did.
Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing the photos!
Andrew and Christine

Heather Thamm from Chugach Peaks did our wedding photos in Girdwood. She did an absolutely fantastic job. She listened to all of our wants and needs, and really blended in with the crowd while taking fantastic photos. We could not be happier with how our photos turned out. We received them back in a timely manner, and found them very easy to access and order. Thanks so much Chugach Peaks! Molly M.

So much love for Joe! We traveled from Oklahoma to Alaska for our elopement and he was so helpful and super fun to work with. There’s certainly no awkwardness with the whole photo process as they make you feel super comfortable with whatever type of pictures you’re trying to capture. Laura was also an incredible help throughout the day and sweet as can be. Even if it had nothing to do with wedding stuff, Joe was always able to give a second opinion on where to eat and what the best spots were to check out. We’re very lucky to have found Chugach Peaks! Desiree Hulet

Joe is amazing! I wouldn’t hire another photographer ever. His work is impeccable and he is also super fun. Photos are amazing in quality and he really took what my husband and I wanted into consider and made it happen. This company is incredible, professional and produced the highest quality product I could have ever wanted. Jessica K

Hey Joe, I’ve been reviewing the pictures of the wedding and I am so impressed. I have to say for me it was like reliving the wedding that seemed to go by in the blink of an eye. Your work is outstanding and I am so glad we choose you. Tara, from the beginning, wanted you to do the photography but I told her we couldn’t afford it. However, after pursuing other avenues I knew we should go with Chugach Peaks-it was worth every penny.
When you came by and showed me some of the pictures you had taken on your viewer, it really meant a lot. Actually, you are a master at doing your job without interfering or even being noticed at all. That was one of the things we really wanted. You are a real gentleman photographer.
Your thoughtfulness and artistic flair shows. You captured almost every emotion we felt-both family and friends. And the generosity in your picture taking was outstanding. It’s taken me days to go through the pictures!
Thanks to you we have many happy memories. Thank you so much,
Christine Lea (Mother of the Bride)

Our wedding pictures were EPIC. I mean EPIC. We did a helicopter glacier wedding in Juneau with Joe from Chugach Peaks Photography. The glacier was amazing and people are stunned when they see our incredible pictures. Joe was fun to work with and took us all over Juneau after the glacier to little tucked away spots off the beaten path; he was so knowledgeable about the area and we really got some unique shots. My only problem is trying not to put too many around our house, etc – they’re all so amazing. We couldn’t be happier; what a way to remember Alaska and our very unique wedding! Sarah DeMar

Hi Joe! The pictures are AMAZING!!! Was able to download them & just in time for tonights send off party for Kyle! You did an awesome job capturing our family and in a beautiful setting, especially considering the cold weather AND a two year old; you made it look easy: outstanding work!
Thank you for being there for the special moments in our life: like our wedding 5 years ago and our family photoshoot this weekend: you do a stand-up job at capturing the important moments in life. We are happy & loyal Chugach Peaks customers!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Wishing you continued success! Till we see you at the next family wedding, take care!
Most Sincerely, Amanda Adney

Joe from Chugach Peaks was our photographer for our wedding in Homer, Alaska and we couldn’t have been more happy with how it went. He was awesome; a perfect fit for us. Joe was casual, very friendly, and full of ideas to capture our day. He was also very patient and able to go with the flow. Our pictures came back and they are perfect! Huge thanks to Joe and Chugach Peaks Photography! We highly recommend them! Ken Gillum

All I can say is WOW!
We got to work with joe for our Girdwood wedding and he was amazing.
He took us to some great locations and the photos I have seen so far are amazing. Just beautiful!
He was on time and professional. But also really cool to work with. He took us all over and had so many ideas. I can’t wait to get them! Highly recommend joe at chugach peaks photography. Thank you so so much!!! Ela Mo

It was a pleasure working with you guys, thanks for everything. It’s a shame we will only get married once, and won’t be able to work with you again, but we will recommend you to all of our friends and family.
Martina & Jasen Phelps

Joe and Philip, Tyson and I wanted to thank you both so very much for being so wonderful at our wedding. It was so nice that you both took the time to make sure that we got as many pictures as possible and that we were not making our guests wait on us! I appreciate you not only taking the boring traditional photo’s, but also getting in some of the “not so traditional” one’s as well. I loved both of your personalities very much and I hope that you enjoyed our day just as much as we did! I will recommend you to anyone that has a special occassion in their future. Again, thank you both so much, it really meant the world to us!
P.S. Joe, thank you for being so patient with our children at our family shoot! We had quite the summer this year having all of our families here, you did a great job and I can’t wait to see our memories!
Julie & Tyson Small

Hello Joe! Thank you for the lovely photos. I will always have a better memory of the wedding because of your photos. Thank you so much.
Carol & Gary LaRose

Joe- I wanted to write to you to tell you that we did get our album and we LOVE it! It turned out so great! Wish we could show it to you, I’m sure you’d be proud of it. I wanted natural, candid shots that would remind us of our special day and you did just that. It’s perfect. Thanks again for doing such a wonderful job. We’d highly recommend you to anyone.
Alex and Dan Roberto

Dear Joe, thank you for your wonderful sharing of the wedding day of Laura and Dimitris on June 21st. It’s obvious that you enjoy your work and are quite good at it. 🙂 We look forward to your working with Laura and Dimitris for the wedding album and have so appreciated looking at the photos you’ve put up on your website. Thanks again. Hopefully we’ll be working with you again when Laura’s brother Joel and his fiance Erin get married one of these days ahead. Take care and thanks again.
Connie Markis; Mother of the bride

Joe, Thank you for capturing every emotion we were feeling on our special day. We decided not to have the wedding videotaped and thought we would regret it, but you really did not miss one moment. The pictures are truly amazing and they tell the story as beautiful as it was on that day. Thanks for making it fun and for capturing memories that we relive every time someone asks to see the pictures. You’re amazing!
Michelle & Jack

Joe Connolly has been putting up with me for what seems like almost a year now and is still going strong with all his fantastic extras which makes my special day last longer. He is an excellent photographer!!!!!! Who captured every moment and everyone in a true form of happiness. In every print I couldn’t’t help but smile and be amazed at how wonderful my perfect day was, and that he captured every moment of it. Joe took such time and care into all his photos and went above and beyond to display them all in a web page for family and friends. Then! He surprised me with an amazingly fabulous slide show that he put together. The amount of time and dedication Joe put into our special day is unbelievable! It really shows that he cares, and understands what a magical day a wedding is for a couple. Many Thanks Joe,
Tom & Tomme Hough

Karen & Joe, Thank you so much for all the fun and what we are certain to be some awesome photos! Your professionalism and your fun-loving personalities made our big day that much more special. We look forward to seeing the photos and we will certainly be recommending Chugach Peaks to everyone that we can. You were a pleasure and a blast to work with! Thank you, take care and God Bless!
Joshua & Hannah

It’s difficult for a parent to be this far away during the planning stages of a ‘child’s’ wedding and it’s hard to have an opinion on choices such as which photographer to use. I just looked at the engagement photos that you took of Diana and John and I have to tell you that I am absolutely thrilled and delighted with the way you have used the spectacular Alaska scenery, fascinating architectural elements, and an obvious ability to connect with the subjects to create a beautiful, flattering and touching group of photos! I can hardly wait to see the ones from the wedding and know they will be equally inspired! Diana and John chose well! Thank you so much!
Linda Arthur

Joe, Ryan and I absolutely love our wedding pictures! You have such a naturally artistic eye through the lens that it really makes people feel like they were there. I have family out of state that couldn’t make it to the wedding and having the pictures up on your website really helped them get the feel of what it was like. You were very easy going which kept the pre-wedding, wedding, and post-wedding stress at a low. Im so happy with the end result and continue to spread the word about your business to everyone! Thank you so much for giving us a wonderful experience and many wonderful memories!
Jessica and Ryan Mau

We could not have been happier with our experience! We are a fairly laid back couple(maybe a little less as a bride) and immediately upon meeting with Joe we realized he was a perfect fit for us. Joe made us feel very comfortable, as the bride he understood my crazy and would promptly reply to questions I had and he had my husband actually engaged in the planning process! We appreciated how simple and straight forward the entire process was. On the big day, Joe took charge of the whole endeavor. Neither of us are very comfortable in front of a camera but Joe was able to capture us perfectly. We really liked that he had a plan for us as far as great spots around town but also asked if there were any spots we wanted to include. We also got our photos back very quickly. There were so many great moments captured! I would highly recommend Chugach Peaks, specifically Joe, to anyone! Several of our friends have used them and have also had great experiences! Kelci Schierholz

We definitely shopped around for photographers for our big day, we did our homework and I’m not hesitant to say, that we chose the best photographer out there! My husband and I only believe in getting married once and that pictures last a lifetime. Joe has proven this beyond a doubt. The photos that we will get are beautiful beyond words and he captured moments that in time, would probably be forgotten memories. This is the work of a truely gifted and talented photographer. We honestly couldn’t have chosen a better photographer. Joe is professional as he is friendly. He gave us more than just beautiful wedding photos, he gave us art that will be forever admired by our friends and family. The experience and quality of time and product make this company such a fabulous one to work with. Thank you for providing us with such quality of work that was beyond anything we dreamt of. We have and will continue to recommend you to friends and family.
Heidi & Billy Barnes

Thank you so much for being such a huge part of our amazing day! Joe – You are so talented! Every time I think about it I get tears in my eyes. We are blessed to have such great friends.
Stephanie & Nick

Everything was just wonderful! We are so excited about our proofs, and Joe is really an AMAZING!!!!!!! photographer. The pictures are beyond are expectations, they are perfect. Thanks for everything!
Lindsey Young & Chad Kotrba

Joe, I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how happy Vance and I were to have you as our photographer for our wedding! Not only were you professional, you were also fun to have there and made us completely at ease four our pictures. I can’t say enough good things about your work! Thank you again!
Megan & Vance

We just received our final picture book back today and it brought tears to my eyes. We could never thank Joe enough for all of the moments and memories that he captured through his photography. He is truly the most talented photographer we have ever met. One of the best things about Joe is that he has a great personality and is easy to work with. From our engagement session all the way to our wedding day we had so much fun working with him. Joe was our ABSOLUTE favorite wedding vendor because he was always professional, knowledgeable, and courteous every moment of the way. We will never forget our wonderful experience with him!
Sarah and Scott Turner

I was extremely impressed with the quality of the photos that Joseph took. I also loved the way that he interacted with our group. I’ve been in many weddings that the photographer tries to take over the entire event and almost become the director of everyone. Joseph was so incredibly respectful to everyone and remained patient and attentive to our needs. The photos he took truly captured the happiness of our day and we would be happy to recommend Joseph, specifically, to anyone interested. Thanks for the great photos!
Michelle Currin/Jeremiah Broz

I Can’t express how much we LOVE the pics! Thank you Sooooo much. We sent the link to my family and friends and they are already responding back as to how well you really captured us. We really enjoyed the shoot too. We were talking last night about how relaxed we both felt the whole time.
Michelle and Mark Porter

We loved Joe. We haven’t seen the photos yet, but something tells me they are going to be really really awesome. Both of us just really had the sense that he knew what he was doing, and that he “understood” the goals of our day.
Lynnette Li & John Rappaport

Joe was on time, organized, and flexible which made me feel comfortable at such a stressful time. I liked the locations Joe selected for the photos. Everything went smoothly. I can’t wait to see the proofs!
Bethany and Kurtis Bezak/Sellen

Joe, Bill and I cannot begin to thank you enough for the phenomenal pictures from our wedding! I would have never imagined that we would have over 100 pictures that are all “our favorite!” (of course it’s making it really hard to design our album…) Your work surpassed our greatest expectations in EVERY way, and we will never be able to thank you enough for capturing our day in a way that makes us feel like we are there all over again! Thank you so much! P.S. – We can’t wait to get back to Alaska!
Jodi & Bill

Joe, A sincere thank you for all your work, time and effort for our wedding. I know there is more to come, but I just wanted to let you know that our time spent thus far has been fun. You were great to work with and fun to hang out with on my wedding day. We are most anxious to see the pics – what we could see so far was a tease. Thanks for a great time. We look forward to future visits ~ maybe even to Alaska.
Jen and Matt Amin

Your staff did so great! Joe was excellent and we are so grateful that his style and personality matched well with ours. Joe is very innovative and very respectful, and we appreciate all the efforts and creativity he shared with us! We felt that our pictures represented only the BEST of the memories we shared on our happiest day. So thank you for everything and to the friendly staff! You were recommended over the years by family and friends, and we are so happy for that! Some wedding advice was shared from friends, and they said, “Pick a great photographer, because your pictures last forever, AND pick one thing that means so much…” and that to us, is our photos. Thank you for making it so special!
Love, John and Rachelle Navarra

Joe was professional and efficient so that we got great shots in a short amount of time. He did a great time of mixing formal, artistic, and candid shots. We couldn’t be happier with our proofs! Thank you for the great service!
Amy and Jacob Bolton

Joe, We just wanted to say thank you for doing such an amazing job on our pictures. You didn’t miss one thing and we can feel every emotion as we look at the pictures just as if it were still that day. Finding a photographer was my biggest worry while we were setting the wedding up and I am so happy that I found you!!! Thanks for getting so involved in a good way – we really had a good time with you.
Michelle & Jack Brown

You have all been wonderful!! Joe was amazing!! We received compliments all night long on what a great photographer he was! We loved that we knew he was working hard, but we never saw him or felt that he was interfering. Great job! Thank you!
Corrine and Brian Babcock

Joe was unbelievable! I can’t wait to see the photos. He was so creative! It was nice that he was considerate and patient with us on such a hectic day!
Jaime and Jay Aaron/Davey

Joe – I am so glad I stumbled across your blog off a google search. What you do is truly unique and amazing. Thank you so much for capturing our wedding on film – the photos were amazing and the extra day was well worth it!
Amanda & Jared

Dear Joe, Thank you for all of your hard work! We couldn’t be more pleased with your work and the service you provided. It has been a pleasure to work with you from the first day. Our wedding album has arrived and we love it! We have shown it to many of our family and friends, and they are so impressed too. If you ever need someone to provide a testimonial of your work or a prospective customer has questions regarding your work, please feel free to give them our contact information. Thanks again for everything! We really appreciate all of your hard work!
David & Kellie Bell

Joe was amazing at our wedding. Aside from the few staged photos we did with our family and the wedding party, he was barely noticeable. He was constantly running around to capture interesting moments. He has a wonderfully artistic approach to his photography, which is just what we were looking for. He also spent a great deal of extra time with us after our reception to capture some unique images. Our proofs are fabulous.
Emily and Jon Ayres/Maccombs

I think Joe Connoly did a FABULOUS job . . . My parents loved him . . . We all thought he was extremely professional. I like how flexible he was with us (going to additional locations). Not in your face, but always capturing just the right photograph.
Kristen and Steve McGill/Wittebort

Everything was excellent. Joe did a superb job. He was extremely professional and a lot of fun to work with. The pictures are exactly what we had hoped for and he captured the moments that we want to remember forever!
Breanne and Steve Rost/Blaszczak

Joe was a wonderful photographer very easy going and just goes w/the flow of the day. We didn’t feel like there was a camera in our faces all night or that we were on his time schedule. It was perfect, he shot the pictures we wanted as fast as we could so we could enjoy the evening, which is just what we wanted. He took so many amazing pictures during the reception; the photos are so beautiful that we have no idea how we are going to choose between them.
Brooke and Michael Busker/Keith

Joe Connolly was amazing! We loved his laid back style. We didn’t even know he was there! We were very happy with Joes professionalism as well as his artistic sense.
Kelly and Ross Gatt/Baker

Joe Connolly is an outstanding photographer. He was very professional and friendly. We are so pleased with the proofs. Everyone who has looked at the proofs says they are the best wedding pictures they have ever seen.
Julie and Kevin Formosa/Gill

Joe, Thank you so much for all of the awesome pictures! They turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Not only did you take great pictures, but you made it a lot of fun so thank you and I will definitely recommend you to everyone I talk to
Heather & Ricky

Great Job! We couldn’t ask for anything more!
Mandy and Steve Szczepankowski/Gwisdalla

When I showed everyone my pictures, they all wanted to know who did them, so that they could hire you to do their wedding! I could not have been happier with the service and end result of my pictures. Thank you so much for creating such wonderful memories of my special day!
Cheryl and Dean Christensen/Cavaletto

Joe was a fabulous photographer. He really captured our special day. His artistic vision was incredible! Joe was a fly on the wall during the ceremony, he was never even noticed.
Crystal and Patrick Gerhardt/McNutt

Joe was incredible! How did he take some many extraordinary pictures…all by himself..no assistant? And he even found time to eat! Joe was great, he got every shot we wanted, and some we didnt know we wanted but turns out we did!! Thank you Joe!
Emily and Ryan Muklewicz/Jambeau

The pictures turned out even better than I expected. I knew from viewing previous photos of other weddings that they were going to be wonderful. They were absolutely perfect.
Nina and Joe Salliotte/Lengyel

Joe was very professional and great to work with. He really cares about what he does, and it definitely shows in his work!
Jennifer and Bryan Feijoo/Smith

We were very happy with the job that Joe did. He was on time, professional, easy going and most importantly, had some really great ideas. Joe also did a terrific job of keeping the evening running on time. I could tell that he had a lot of experience and knew what he was doing. He showed us a Polaroid of a long exposure in which he used a flash unit for backlighting to create a silhouette, it was beautiful… Thank you for everything!
Colleen and Erik West/Daniel

We recently picked up our wedding proofs and were so thrilled at how wonderful they turned out!!! You really have a way of catching the moment at its best and in more creative ways than we could ever imagine! Every single picture was incredible! We were bragging about you to all our friends, family and co-workers as they looked through our proofs and they were stunned at how fantastic your work is. Who knows, maybe one of them will call you up to photograph their event! You are so very talented, Joe! We were really glad you could do our wedding because we enjoyed you as a person too! We hope school is going well! Our design meeting is in November, so were on our way to getting our album and having forever the beautiful pictures you took!!! Thank you soooo much. We are so grateful to you for your kindness, hard work and creativity!!!!
Love, Emily and Ryan Muklewicz/Jambeau

Joe: I just wanted to say thank you for doing a wonderful job on our wedding photos!! … I just wanted to let you know that the photos are great!! I saw your favorites and some of them were mine too. I fell in love with the picture of his grandpa blowing bubbles, the picture of the crowd dancing at the reception from the balcony, and many more. You took all the pictures that I wanted and more. I was surprised that you took so many!! I didnt even realize that you were taking pictures of all those things! Anyway, great job!!
Laurie and Jason Barringer/Mancini

Joe, I got my pictures back and I just wanted to let you know that they are great! We really appreciated the fact that you were not bugging us all night for photos. You were perfect, just our style…
Susan and Kent Strong/Lassen

Joe was AMAZING! I couldn’t be happier! I love his style, creativity, and energy. Simply perfect. I am very VERY pleased. Everyone was very impressed with Joe. Everyone was commenting on some of the shots they saw him take. I’m really excited to see the proofs. Thank you so much for all your services. I also had the chance to recommend you guys to several people who asked Joe. Thanks again for an outstanding job!!!
Merideth and David Welch/Gillhespy

Hi Joe, Hope all is well with you! I just picked up our proofs last week and wanted to let you know how much we love the pictures that you took. They are wonderful! You got so many different beautiful backgrounds at Wellers and some very unique/fun poses as well. There are so many that we like that it will be hard to choose from for the album. Thanks for all of the time you spend with us to get so many creative shots. The night picture on the web site was incredible too!!!! My parents are coming over this weekend, and we cant to show them all of the wonderful pictures. Thanks again for such a nice job on our wedding day!
Liesl and Randy Petrie/Sierak

Hello Joe. This is Lisa Masson. You photographed my wedding at St. Johns Center on Friday, July 30th. Anyway, I wanted to thank you so very much for the great job that you did. The proof books were shipped to us here in Italy a few weeks ago and they are so great! Narrowing it down to the pictures we want in our album, or which ones we want to frame, was the hardest decision out of the whole wedding process that I have had to make! Not only are the pictures great, but also you made the whole event go so smoothly for us. I was nervous we wouldnt have enough time, but your professionalism and focus made everything so easy. Again, the pictures turned out amazing and better then I had hoped! I hope all is well and thanks so much for everything!
Lisa Masson & Jon Sinskie

Joe and Abby were a great team! They were absolutely awesome and Mark and I enjoyed them being there! We would HIGHLY recommend them in the future to anyone who needed photography at their wedding!
Jennifer and Mark Caldwell

Joe Connolly was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was pleasant, helpful, and spent a lot of time with us taking just the right photos… We cant thank Joe enough for how well everything went on our wedding day. He was terrific.
Liesl and Randy Sierak

We think that Joe did a great job. He was very friendly and was very comfortable to work with. For the most part, we didnt even know that he was there snapping pictures, which we really appreciated. Thanks Joe!
Amy and Andrew Rabourn

Joe, Hello. I just wanted to drop you a line to say what a pleasure it was working with you last Friday evening. Im excited to see the pictures that you shot at the Gayeski/Assenmacher wedding reception and I look forward to working with you in the future. Let me know if I can provide any information that you may need on the Toledo Club. Take care,
Linda M. Savage – Catering Sales Manager

We had a wonderful experience with our photographers, (Joe and Abby.) Before the wedding, we had imagined that a good photography experience would be defined by not remembering the photographers having been there. On the contrary – the presence of the photographers and our interactions with them actually enhanced the overall experience of our day! Thanks Joe and Abby!
Colleen & Nicholas Bayma

Today we received our proofs from our engagement session and they are amazing!! Joe really blew us away with his work and we are incredibly happy!! I was a little concerned about how the pictures would turn out because of the very windy weather condition that day, but Joe is truly a professional who captured wonderful memories for us!! We cant wait for the wedding day!!
Sarah Megna & Scott Turner

Our photographer, Joe, was very helpful in helping us set a timeline for what should happen and how we wanted the day to flow. When he arrived, it was just as planned. He was very friendly and non-intrusive, which is just what we wanted. Even our family members mentioned how comfortable everyone felt. We … are thrilled at how the pictures turned out. We would definitely recommend you to others. Thank you for a great job!!!!
Nicole Bross & James Carruthers

Joe captured every bit of emotion from our wedding day in the pictures. We are absolutely thrilled at the results and are having a hard time deciding on which ones to chooose! He was so creative and fun – we know we wouldnt have the same caliber pictures with anyone else.
Jennifer Rassey & Scott Fink

Joe completely fulfilled our expectations! we were very happy with the pictures and the quality of work that Joe produced! we are looking forward to creating our wedding album in a couple of weeks!!!
Traci & Kevin Husted

We were ecstatic with the outcome of our wedding pictures. Joe did a great job getting exactly what we wanted. He was very personable and the quality of his work was a “10”. We would recommend him and Special Moments to any newly engaged couple we know! THANK YOU!!! –
Lisa Nagy & Brian Wilcox

Thank you for making “our day” our day! You were GREAT and very flexible and creative to work with. The pictures you took were absolutely amazing and breathtaking, that every time Eric and I look at them, we capture the moment and remember fondly of the day that passed us by so quickly. Thank you for capturing those moments in such an artistic way… we loved every picture, which makes it very difficult to choose. 🙂
Eric and Rochelle Diez

Joseph was absolutely amazing! His personality makes it easy to act natural, even for “posed” pictures. But mostly, the way he blended in we never even noticed he was there (except for when he graciously offered advice during the cake cutting when he saw our cluelessness!). We were shocked by some of the pictures he was able to capture. The entire mood of the day. Going through my album Im able to live that day over and over – truly magical. The entire staff was wonderful, from the time we walked in the door to the day they skillfully helped create the perfect album. I would recommend Special Moments and Joseph Connolly to all of my friends – and being that I was the first to get married you should be expecting a lot of business! Thanks again!!
Dawn & Kevin Myatt/Huggard

FABULOUS…FABULOUS…FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joe was awesome. He came up with some great ideas for things and made the pictures enjoyable for us. There were times when I never saw Joe, but he was there taking photos. He was transparent to our guests and hopefully was able to capture some of the greatest moments of our day. He was very professional and at the same time put us at ease by his youthful attitude. Joe was recommended to me by friends and I will continue to recommend him as well as your studio in the future. Thank you!!
Katy Conant

Thank you soo much everything was perfect. Joe did a GREAT job we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer he was very nice and friendly. He was everything we were looking for! Thank you again.
Julie and Scott Van Elslander

My wedding was on July 12. Joe Connolly was our photographer. My husband and I both agreed that he did a fantastic job! We asked him to take some pictures in specific areas and he was very accommodating to our requests. He had some excellent ideas for pictures as well. We would highly recommend him to anyone that we know that is looking for a photographer!
Kelly Stuckey

We picked up our proofs earlier this week. THEY ARE SOOO SOOO COOL!!!!!! Thanks!! 🙂
Carrie Sparks

We are so grateful to Joe for capturing our wedding memories. Our photographs are so beautiful and unique. They truly tell the story of what a perfect day we had. Joe is a very professional and very fun photographer to work with. He was so subtle and unassuming in his work. We never felt our time was being monopolized by him. We are surprised at some of the great shots he took, that we dont even remember being in. Having a big, chaotic family did not fluster him and he did not forget anyone or any special request we had. We appreciate the professionalism and great care we received from Joe and Special Moments from our very first interview.
Rossana & Scott Bartel

A quick but astonishing glance through Joseph Connolly’s portfolio was all it took to ensure us that he would capture the traditional essence and contemporary appeal that my husband and I wanted to achieve for our wedding album; something we would treasure, enjoy and covet for the rest of our lives. When the big day finally came, his confident and impromptu style allowed us relax, get into, and preserve those precious moments, and really have fun! We highly recommend Joseph for any couple that is looking for more than just a photographer, he is an artist in every sense of the word. Sincerely,
Joanne Bandoni-Menhart & Kurt Jon Menhart

Thank you so much for everything. The album is absolutely perfect! We love the format and the pictures. We are especially grateful to have had the chance to share it with all of our extended family over the holidays. Thank you so much for working to have it ready by Christmas. I cant tell you how much it meant to be able to share the memories with my grandmother. We enjoyed working with you and would certainly recommend Joe. He was very professional and fun to work with. And, we had so many great proofs to choose from! Thanks,
Wendy and Toby Biederman

Hi Joe, I wanted to let you know I picked up our engagement portraits today and I am so incredibly pleased with them. They are beautiful. Thank you for doing such a great job. I already have ideas for a black & white collage and prints I am going to buy for family. We were confident prior to our sitting that we had an excellent photographer for our wedding day, but now we are even more confident after seeing your work first hand……Thanks again and have a great day!
Laura Patee

Dear Joe & Jessica, just wanted to say thanks for all your help with our wedding. We really enjoyed working with you. You did an amazing job of catching all the important moments, while remaining subtle. The photographs are beautiful. We really like the combination of traditional photos and photojournalism, as well as black and white and color. Now, we have lots of decisions to make trying to choose. Thanks again!
Wendy & Toby

Just want to say that Joe and his assistant did a wonderful job on our wedding this past weekend. We cant wait to see the proofs! He was so personable and patient with my family. His artistic eye for detail really impressed both my husband and myself. Thank you!
Kathleen McKenzie

Joe, We just wanted to thank you for photographing our wedding. It was really nice to have a photographer who was professional, fun, and easy to get along with. We really love the photographs. There is a perfect blend of formal and casual, traditional and artsy. The photos at the wedding and reception are beautiful, and we especially love the creative photos of us outside the church and at Central Park. It was fun tromping around in the snow memorializing our Michigan Winter Wedding. Thank you once again; it was a pleasure having you at our wedding, and we will treasure the photographs always.
Emily and Chris Bell

Joe, We just wanted to take a moment to thank you again for photographing our Wedding. The photos are amazing! You truly are an artist. We especially love the candid shots that reveal some very special moments! We are absolutely thrilled to have these beautiful memories captured so brilliantly and will cherish them for a lifetime! Thank you for the extra time, care and attention you gave us! We look forward to working with you again…for baby pictures (if youre interested)!! Sincerely,
Matthew & Tami Smith

We recently were married on the Infinity yacht in St. Clair Shores, MI. We received Joe as our photographer three days before the wedding due to a prior mix up with another photographer. Joe was outstanding! He had never been aboard the Infinity but used his skill and mastery to capture the shots. I appreciate all Joe did and Special Moments for making our wedding a memorable one.
Glenn and Kelly Bevak

My wife and I were adamant about selecting a wedding photographer that could capture the essence of our special day. Special Moments came highly recommended and Mr. Connolly exceeded expectations! Our album will tell a beautiful story for years to come.
Andrew & Kerie Zale