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- Emily Wiegand

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We have nothing but absolutely amazing things to say about this husband and wife duo. First by welcoming us into their home and allowing us to get to know them and then followed by the constant support/help/catching up/warmth, what’s not to love about them?!

We have nothing but absolutely amazing things to say about this husband and wife duo. First by welcoming us into their home and allowing us to get to know them and then followed by the constant support/help/catching up/warmth, what’s not to love about them?! We did an engagement shoot with them in the freezing cold winter and their professionalism, comedy, and love that beams between the two of them made us nearly forget about the cold. From helping us with our day of schedule, making our pictures not feel awkwardly posed, and from making us feel like we have been friends with them our whole lives, we couldn’t imagine having different photographers. Their style is so unique and sets them above all others. Whenever people see our pictures, the first thing they say is “who were your photographers?!” or they say they have never seen such amazing wedding pictures before. We love Juancho and Johana so much and you will NOT regret working with them.

-Emily Wiegand

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- Christi

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Juancho and Johana filled our wedding day experience with laughter and ease from beginning to end. From the first time we met them at their home studio, to the engagement shoot, and our wedding day, we felt comfortable and that they were interested in making this experience individually special for us

Juancho and Johana filled our wedding day experience with laughter and ease from beginning to end. From the first time we met them at their home studio, to the engagement shoot, and our wedding day, we felt comfortable and that they were interested in making this experience individually special for us. Juancho and Johana are a husband and wife team and their comments to one another are so sweet to listen to (even if you don't know a ton of Spanish!). Juancho is always calling Johana "mi amor" and vice versa, which fills you with a little extra love and always makes you smile. Juancho went along with all of our ideas, including our sunrise engagement photos in the bitter cold (which he had never done before and is, admittedly, a bit of a night owl). My husband and I are not super photogenic people, and they caught every good angle and every special moment without feeling intrusive or overwhelming. They also don't skimp on any detail. Johana called a few days before our wedding, just to check in with me and see how I was feeling. And before sending your photos, they ask you to set up a special date (ours included cake and wine) and to set aside time to look over and cherish the memories. Everything about our wedding experience was made significantly better due to Juancho and Johana being a part of our team!

-Christi

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-Emily S

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While I have been in weddings where a lot of the moments felt staged, I never felt that way on my wedding day. Every moment felt natural and nothing felt forced. The photos are the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. There is literally no bad shot. Every photo was different and interesting and artistic and also full of emotion and love.

Juancho and Johana are a DREAM. I knew I loved their style when I saw them on instagram. I knew we weren't going to get boring, cookie-cutter photos. When we met in person, we were immediately made to feel like we were old friends. They asked all about our relationship, our family, who were are as people, etc. They wanted to get to know us and be able to capture our day authentically. I knew we had to hire them. We did an engagement shoot to make sure that nervous/awkward me would get some practice in front of the camera. Despite my nerves and feeling cold (we took photos in the snow), I knew the photos were going to amazing based on how beautifully Johana and Juancho worked together. The photos were so amazing, I didn't know how the wedding photos could top them. Spoiler alert... they did!!!! On the wedding day, Juancho and Johana brought an infectious energy into the room as soon as they entered. They made everyone feel at ease as well as excited! While I have been in weddings where a lot of the moments felt staged, I never felt that way on my wedding day. Every moment felt natural and nothing felt forced. The photos are the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. There is literally no bad shot. Every photo was different and interesting and artistic and also full of emotion and love. It was basically impossible to narrow it down for an album. Juancho and Johana are not just supremely talented, but they put so much thought and care into what they do. I feel so lucky they captured our wedding day. If I could give advice to someone planning a wedding, I would make Juancho and Johana the first call..

-Emily S

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-Simply Elegant G

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Juancho SC Photography is one of the best photography partners in Chicago. Every time the Simply Elegant team knows our clients are working with them, we know they are going get amazing photos and working with one of the best pairs in the business! No matter what your wedding day vibe is, they will be there, behind the scenes, capturing it all.

What can we say about Juancho and Johana that hasn’t already been said? Juancho SC Photography is one of the best photography partners in Chicago. Every time the Simply Elegant team knows our clients are working with them, we know they are going get amazing photos and working with one of the best pairs in the business! No matter what your wedding day vibe is, they will be there, behind the scenes, capturing it all. Sure, you show your friends the stunning posed photos from your wedding day, and your parents include the family photos in their holiday newsletter, but it’s the small, meaningful moments that Juancho and Johana capture. The squeeze of a hand before you walk down the aisle, the tear from a MOH as she takes the bouquet from the bride before her vows. Those “small” moments that mean the world to you. Not only that, but they have the best personalities and can make you smile even when you are nervous or really tired of smiling for portraits. They are naturals when it comes to capturing your big day, and the organic joy and love they will capture for you is exactly what you’re looking for in a wedding photographer. Everyone on your wedding day will tell you how handsome and beautiful you are, but this pair will make that feeling last forever. Did we mention they’re an absolute blast to work with? They are talented but they’re also incredibly fun and amazing people. We’ve never known them to be anything but talented and respectful artists who will give you more than just photos of your wedding day, but stunning memories that will last for your entire happily ever after! Xoxo

-Simply Elegant G

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Christine K

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We wanted a photographer that was able to capture the small moments of the day organically, which they accomplished with such ease, and every time we look at our photos (both engagement and wedding), we are immediately taken back to that exact moment in time and we are overwhelmed with all the happy and loving memories and emotions from the day.

Juancho & Johana were, by far, one of our favorite vendors from our wedding. From our initial video chat (pre-booking them) through our wedding day and beyond, they were so friendly, easy to work with, respectful of our opinions/vision for our wedding, and creative beyond belief. First things first, their work is INCREDIBLE. We wanted a photographer that was able to capture the small moments of the day organically, which they accomplished with such ease, and every time we look at our photos (both engagement and wedding), we are immediately taken back to that exact moment in time and we are overwhelmed with all the happy and loving memories and emotions from the day. They truly captured the essence of us, our family, our friends, and the intimate vibe of our wedding day, and we can’t thank them enough for the talent, creativity, and passion they put into their work. What stands out even more is the added touches of photographic flair they were able to achieve with certain shots (unique perspectives, fun lighting, playing with mirrors/shadows, use of prisms for reflection) that left us in awe, and brought such an artistic vision to some of our favorite photos! Outside of the actual photography, Juancho & Johana were also wonderful communicators - promptly responding to emails, providing photo location suggestions, and giving wonderful direction and feedback during picture taking to ensure we got the BEST photos possible (slight movement of face to be in the best light, etc). Even more important was their ability to keep our entire family and wedding party ON SCHEDULE the day of our wedding - easily getting all the pictures we needed and wanted before the ceremony, and getting us to our venue with enough time to relax a bit before the ceremony. On a day that is filled with anxiety and hard timelines to ensure we got to all photo locations before our ceremony, Juancho & Johana achieved such operational efficiency and our entire wedding day went so smooth and perfect! There is no other photographer we would consider above Juancho & Johana for any future photo needs (newborn photos, anniversary photos, etc), and any newly engaged couples would be so lucky to be able to work with them on their wedding day! We cannot thank them enough for everything - they are simply the best!

-Christine K

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Juancho & Johana also stay up to date on the latest photography techniques by traveling to classes overseas in Europe working with the most talented teachers/mentors. What really sealed the deal was that they took the time to invite us to their studio and meet in person to get to know us without us even requesting it and before we even booked them!

-Olivia l 

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Best photographers EVER! Juancho and Johana have an amazing energy and love that bring a ton of fun on set and make you feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. They really find the most unique angles and lighting that bring an elevated look compared to any other photographer out there. Most photographers have the overdone "natural/subdued" type look to their photos but Juancho/Johana's are full of color and extremely vibrant, which is exactly what I was looking for. Their portraits are absolutely stunning and black & white photos are jaw dropping. I loved that they feature tons of black & white photos in their galleries/social media as most photographers I noticed don't feature any at all, and I love the emotion behind b&w photos. Juancho & Johana also stay up to date on the latest photography techniques by traveling to classes overseas in Europe working with the most talented teachers/mentors (I saw this on their instagram story and was stunned, you really get what you pay for with their talent). What really sealed the deal was that they took the time to invite us to their studio and meet in person to get to know us without us even requesting it and before we even booked them! We spent HOURS talking and vibing and they made us feel like we had known each other for years. I love that they wanted to make sure we felt completely comfortable with them before we made any decision about booking. At their studio they had several beautiful wedding albums to show us and took their time to answer any questions we had. You can tell they truly care about their clients and put their all into their work. You will not regret working with them!

-Olivia L

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Your relationship with your photographer is extremely important, you spend the most important day of your life with them by your side. As quite a particular person (I am not a type A personality, I am a type triple A personality), I knew that we needed to find the right match for us. Johana and Juancho are the perfect pair. They are organized, responsive and they set expectations extremely well. 

-rachel 

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The skinny if you don’t want to read my novel: Juancho and Johana are the dream team. These two HUSTLE to capture the moments that you will cherish for the rest of our your life. Your relationship with your photographer is extremely important, you spend the most important day of your life with them by your side. As quite a particular person (I am not a type A personality, I am a type triple A personality), I knew that we needed to find the right match for us. Johana and Juancho are the perfect pair. They are organized, responsive and they set expectations extremely well. They kept the POSITIVE energy up the entire day. Positivity and passion are so important on the day of your wedding. They kept it fun (and hilarious) while wrangling a bride and groom and their entire wedding party with ease. We have every important moment captured from multiple angles. My husband and I are so thankful that they were part of our day. I do not hand out 5 stars like participation trophies, they earned it and I cannot recommend them enough

-Rachel B

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we met with them, told them our love story and shared what we were looking for when it came to our photographs. I didnt expect that level of care but it immediately made us feel like we were making the right choice

-Britney F 

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We used Juancho for our engagement and wedding photography and they exceeded expectations on all counts! It was important to us to capture all of the beautiful, candid moments, and have our photographers just blend in with the day and they did just that. Prior to our engagement session we met with them, told them our love story and shared what we were looking for when it came to our photographs. I didnt expect that level of care but it immediately made us feel like we were making the right choice. All of the pictures turned out amazing,the colors are beautiful! We're still amazed at some of the angles and shots they captured b/c we dont remember seeing them in certain areas; they truly blended in with the day . The only downside we have is that they took so many great photos that it makes it impossible to choose our favorites. Juancho and Johana are truly a class act and you can tell that they love what they do. Id definitely recommend them, in fact I already have and theyre shooting my co workers wedding this weekend! A testament to my satisfaction.


-Britney F

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Their energy is infectious and within about 10 minutes of starting our engagement session in the middle of downtown Chicago, we forgot about (and kind of enjoyed!) all the people watching. On the day of our (very hot) wedding, they were everywhere they were supposed to be and I never had to think about whether the photos were covered. That was huge because the less you can think about on the day of, the better. 

-Claire S

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We cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Juancho and Johana as our wedding photographers. I was introduced to them through a dear friend who hired them as her wedding photographers two summers before my wedding. I was in the wedding party and able to witness first hand their level of professionalism, friendliness, and general ability to put everyone in the bridal party at ease. That was really important to me, and even more important was the quality and diversity of the photos. I also wanted to be sure to find photographers who knew how to properly take photos of people of different shades since my husband and I are an interracial couple and had family and friends of different races and skin tones in our bridal party and at our wedding more broadly. They did not disappoint (which I had already gleaned from my friend's photos and photos on their site)! I was in awe of my friend's photos and the beautiful final wedding album they created for her. From the start of our inquiry for our own wedding and engagement photos, Johana and Juancho were friendly, responsive, accommodating, and professional. I am so glad we did engagement photos with them because they turned out beautifully and allowed both me and my husband to get used to taking hundreds of photos in public! Their energy is infectious and within about 10 minutes of starting our engagement session in the middle of downtown Chicago, we forgot about (and kind of enjoyed!) all the people watching. We received those photos and our wedding photos on a very timely basis, despite what I know is a busy season for them. On the day of our (very hot) wedding, they were everywhere they were supposed to be and I never had to think about whether the photos were covered. That was huge because the less you can think about on the day of, the better. They were so outgoing and made our whole bridal party feel comfortable and excited. Our wedding photos and final albums for us and our parents came out beautifully and the process to choose the photos was straightforward and easy. I changed my mind on some of the order and color (black & white or color) of the photos, and Johana happily made any adjustments I requested before producing the final album. We are so grateful to them for helping us capture the most important day of our lives and truly capturing the love that radiated between us, our family, and friends. For something as important as your wedding photos, I would strongly recommend going with a sure bet, even if it means cutting back your budget for other elements - and for us, that's exactly what they were. They are genuinely fun, outgoing, and warm people who truly love what they do, and it shows. Thank you again for everything!!

-Claire S

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Our entire friends group have used them! They're seriously part of our family. They're both so talented and work so well with each other. They have such a great relationship with all of the couples they work with

-Tisa K

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Juancho and Johana are amazingggg! We booked them because our friends had booked them for their wedding a few years ago and now..our entire friends group have used them! They're seriously part of our family. They're both so talented and work so well with each other. They have such a great relationship with all of the couples they work with. Our families noticed how comfortable they made them feel in front of a camera on our wedding day. My dad never smiles so to see my dad smile for them was awesome. Their final pictures are so worth the wait. We love you both!

-Tisa K

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-Brian W

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Since we were having the wedding far out of town (in Chicago), we had a lot of apprehension about picking a photographer from a distance. Johana and Juancho met with us on video chat for an hour to go over details, how they worked, what to expect, and answer our questions, etc. They had some really good advice for the wedding in general

We made a great choice with our wedding photography team, and you absolutely should too. Since we were having the wedding far out of town (in Chicago), we had a lot of apprehension about picking a photographer from a distance. Johana and Juancho met with us on video chat for an hour to go over details, how they worked, what to expect, and answer our questions, etc. They had some really good advice for the wedding in general. It really put us at ease. After looking over their portfolio and talking with them, we decided to hire them. We got into town a few days early and they were very flexible with scheduling a casual engagement shoot – we were so happy because we immediately realized how easy it would be to work with them and how great the pictures would turn out. What a relief! On the day of the wedding, we opted to let them direct most of the shots and style, and were really happy we did. They captured all of the standard stuff, but also a lot of the emotions and nuances of the preparation and reception, which we couldn’t anticipate but were extremely grateful for. It was fun to have them at the wedding, and lots of our family and bridal party thought the same. Turnaround time on the digital delivery was under a month and pricing was very fair.

-Brian W

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-Victoria C

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It is rare when you have such high expectations of something or someone and even those high expectations are surpassed. That is how we felt about Juancho and Johana. We loved their photos from the first time we saw them but we also came to absolutely love them as people as well. 

It is rare when you have such high expectations of something or someone and even those high expectations are surpassed. That is how we felt about Juancho and Johana. We loved their photos from the first time we saw them but we also came to absolutely love them as people as well. They have a magical ability to be incredibly warm and easy going while also being extremely professional at all times. And of course, our photos are so so so beautiful. They captured so many touching moments that we know we will cherish for a lifetime. Thanks Juancho S. C.

-Victoria C

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- Jaime H

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They were full of energy and made all the settings fun yet relaxing. Our guests really enjoyed having them at our ceremony and reception. Communications were easy as they were extremely responsive so we always knew what to expect

Juancho and Johana are an absolutely amazing duo to work with and I would highly recommend them!! They were full of energy and made all the settings fun yet relaxing. Our guests really enjoyed having them at our ceremony and reception. Communications were easy as they were extremely responsive so we always knew what to expect. One of my favorite things about Juancho SC is the unique take on angles, lighting, and shadows. I’d describe our pictures as more modern and the subjects and colors in the pictures really popped! I love our wedding pictures and could’t have imagined working with anyone else, they were part of the family and we wouldn’t change a thing!

-Jaime H

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-Michelle M

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It is often times hard to connect with photographers on a planning aspect, as some are focused solely on getting their shots rather than the entire vision of the day. Juancho SC, is proactive, attentive, respectful, fun, and manage to create what could be a simple photo, into a piece of art.

JuanchoSC Photography is not your average photography company. They are an experience. This wonderful duo couple are not only talented but they truly create an environment where you feel comfortable enough to connect with the camera, even if it's your first time in a shoot! I've worked with Juancho and Johana a few times, on a personal level as well as through my event planning business, and can say, they are the most well oiled machine in the business. It is often times hard to connect with photographers on a planning aspect, as some are focused solely on getting their shots rather than the entire vision of the day. Juancho SC, is proactive, attentive, respectful, fun, and manage to create what could be a simple photo, into a piece of art. Their artistic and fun view of life shows within their work. I will continue to work with and refer clients to this power couple! Thank you for the talent you create and your friendship!

-Michelle M

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-Ellen M

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If they can make my now-husband and I (not photogenic people) look good, then they will make you look amazing . Please know that actually working with them is even better! Their personalities are so fun-loving and energetic, you can't help but smile when you're with them. 

Cannot say enough good things about these two!! They actually made time to Skype with us while they were on vacation! You can check out their website or Instagram and see just how amazing and creative their photos are-you will be getting ART from these two. If they can make my now-husband and I (not photogenic people) look good, then they will make you look amazing . Please know that actually working with them is even better! Their personalities are so fun-loving and energetic, you can't help but smile when you're with them. Johana actually got my mom and grandmothers to relax and enjoy the pre-wedding photos! They were very flexible, making time to take pictures my family requested at the wedding and still managing to be everywhere we were at the same time. Both our engagement and wedding photos came out beautifully. We are still getting compliments on the ones we have up in our home almost two years later

-Ellen M

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-Courtney C

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Juancho and Johanna were an absolute dream come true! Photography was the most important thing to me when planning our wedding. I could not have found a more passionate, caring, and detail oriented team of photographers to capture our wedding memories.

Juancho and Johanna were an absolute dream come true! Photography was the most important thing to me when planning our wedding. I could not have found a more passionate, caring, and detail oriented team of photographers to capture our wedding memories. When I look at our wedding photos, I can't help but smile and I think about how much fun we had taking them. Juancho and Johanna are the type of people that you have an instant connection with, they felt like life-long friends. We are truly grateful for the unlimited creativity and amazing work that they provided. They are the real deal, inside and out. Thank you!! <3 Courtney & Sam Carter

-Courtney C

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- Rita H

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During the 3 intense days of celebration they skillfully documented every situation without intruding on or interrupting the emotional significance. They caught special moments without a lot of posing. Looking at the photos takes us right back to that special place and time.

Capturing forever some of the most meaningful moments in life is a delicate blend of artistry, creativity, having the correct tools and the ability to use them, and instincts. We were beyond thrilled with the job and professionalism of the Juancho SC Photography team. During the 3 intense days of celebration they skillfully documented every situation without intruding on or interrupting the emotional significance. They caught special moments without a lot of posing. Looking at the photos takes us right back to that special place and time.


-Rita H

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-Nichole X

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We had excellent experience with them for both engagement photo shooting and the wedding.
They also remembered I like the night view of the city. It was still bright during my ceremony, so we sneaked out and took some pictures with city lights toward the end of the event

Juancho and Johana are super fun to work with! We had excellent experience with them for both engagement photo shooting and the wedding. They are prompt in reply and the photo editing was really fast. Plus, Juancho can always make you laugh. During the wedding, they checked out the venue ahead of time so that they can setup the lighting. I also received lots of compliments from guests regarding how professional my photographers were because they were always busy capturing our best look. They also remembered I like the night view of the city. It was still bright during my ceremony, so we sneaked out and took some pictures with city lights toward the end of the event




-Nichole X

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-Sherin K

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My husband and I were planning the wedding from out of state and everything was just so easy with Juancho SC from the very beginning.
Numerous friends have asked for their information after seeing our pictures. I'm not exaggerating when I say that they are truly the BEST!

I can't even describe in words how happy we were to have this amazing couple be our photographers! My husband and I were planning the wedding from out of state and everything was just so easy with Juancho SC from the very beginning. We did a videochat to get more information about them and we knew from the very beginning that they would be a great fit for us. During the wedding day, their energy and passion for their work made all the difference on our wedding day. Their turn around time was also great and the pictures were PERFECT. Numerous friends have asked for their information after seeing our pictures. I'm not exaggerating when I say that they are truly the BEST!



-Sherin K

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-Amber K

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 Your compassion and love of your work shows in every picture you took at my daughter's wedding.

I want to take this opportunity and let the world know how amazing you are you guys!!!. Your artistic vision sets you apart from others. Your compassion and love of your work shows in every picture you took at my daughter's wedding. I sincerely thank you for making our special day so memorable. Love you both and wish you all the success


-Amber K

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-Tom H

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The wedding for my son occurred a few weeks ago and we just got all the pictures from J SC. They are exceptional, with a terrific blend of artistry and sensitivity. I also found the Juancho team to be very well organized, thorough and very easy to deal with. They captured all the relevant details of the wedding beautifully.  could not be more satisfied

The wedding for my son occurred a few weeks ago and we just got all the pictures from J SC. They are exceptional, with a terrific blend of artistry and sensitivity. I also found the Joancho team to be very well organized, thorough and very easy to deal with. They captured all the relevant details of the wedding beautifully. We could not be more satisfied


-Tom H

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