What people are saying...
Weddings: "No words can describe how we felt after viewing the photographs Joanne took of our wedding day. We laughed, cried and were in awe by how amazing she captured our special day. She really captured every single moment perfectly telling our story through each photo. She also knew how to make everyone feel comfortable easing us all. This made our day even more special, resulting in great photographs. Joanne is an amazing and talented artist, we were so grateful to have had her as our photographer on one of the most important days of our life! Thank you, Joanne, from all of us."
-Gabriella + Troy, Burlington, Ontario
"We hired Joanne to capture our wedding event based on a friend's recommendation and her portfolio.
From the beginning, Joanne greeted us with a warm, friendly smile and listened to our requests. On the day of, she arrived promptly and begin shooting immediately with a variety of creative ideas, and made us feel included and comfortable in the process.
After the wedding, Joanne continued to remain in contact sharing previews and development updates and dates. Upon receipt of the photos, we were thrilled with the quality of the photos. We were incredibly impressed by how well Joanne managed to capture the beauty and joy of our wedding in a busy, urban and concrete setting on an overcast day.
We highly recommend Joanne and continue to receive many compliments on her photos."
- Jackie + Aaron, Toronto, Ontario.
"Joanne Schwindt delivered one of our life's most precious gifts. The delivery we must say was filled with love. The photographs were beyond our expectations. Joanne's heart speaks in all of her work and the beautiful photos she captured for us. We are absolutely overjoyed."- Lesia + Leon, Toronto, Ontario.
"We were fortunate to have Joanne photograph three of the most memorable times in our lives. We had a maternity session and a newborn session where she somehow caught my daughter, 4 days old at the time, looking directly at the camera smiling. A year later we had her photograph our two-day wedding event. We were so pleased with the whole experience. Her photos are absolutely beautiful. Joanne is great to work with because she listens to you to ensure she captures all the photos you would like, and uses her creativity and vision to make them special. Her ability to capture “moments” is remarkable. Some of our favourite photos were the ones she took when we didn’t even know she was photographing. We would choose Joanne to photograph our family again in a heartbeat."
- Meghan + Scott, Toronto, Ontario
Children: "Joanne is absolutely fabulous with kids and has an unmatched ability to make the entire family feel comfortable. This, I think, is the key to her ability to capture the best candid moments on camera. She had no problem getting great shots of a group of 6 kids under the age of 6!"
-Terri, Junction, Toronto
"Oh my goodness - you are so kind! Thank you! We all had such a wonderful time today. It felt so amazing to be together for the first time in almost a year, and to have you there to document it was so special. We all appreciated how warm, kind and patient you were with us — and especially our littles! You can tell you have got lots of experience! I’m glad the location worked out in the end - it ended up being a perfect spot! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for helping us to make our mom’s birthday so special. We can’t wait to see the photos!" - Barb, Babypoint, Toronto
"Thank you for your incredible patience with my strong-willed, “spirited” Maeve. The day would not have been as successful without someone who could handle her unique personality. So thank you.
Looking forward to seeing the photos."- Cynthia, Annex, Toronto
Birth: "Joanne was present at my second child's birth at home when my husband was not able. Her ability to capture the moment made something happen for us as a family that otherwise was not possible. Her sensitive nature was also very comforting to me during my most private moments. I am so happy that I have beautiful pictures of Elowyn only seconds old!" -Sarah Syperek, Hamilton
Newborn: "We were very grateful to have had Joanne photograph our brand new baby girl at only 10 days old. Joanne was such a joy to work with and her patience, warmth and creativity made us all feel very much at ease throughout the entire session. She captured the profound love within our family at such a joyful time! I especially love the beautiful capture of my 2 year old son dancing with his daddy while I blissfully nursed our newborn. Joanne's love for children and photography is clearly evident in the way she captures these intimate moments."
-Danielle, Richmond Hill
"I've had 3 beautiful experiences with Joanne Schwindt Photography. 2 newborn sessions and 1 maternity session. Joanne put me and my family at ease during each session and we had a wonderful time. I adore the gorgeous photos she captured as the moments were so very meaningful. Our extended family and friends were awed by the adorable birth announcement-mailers she produced. I continue to recommend her any chance I get. I feel so lucky to have had these experiences with Joanne and the photographs are a priceless reminder of very magical times for my family and I."
Family: "Joanne is one of those rare and wonderful people that immediately puts others at ease, and that translates into the amazing moments she captures in her photography. A photo session with her is fun, relaxed, natural and oh so happy. She has an amazing warm energy, obviously loves children and babies, and instinctively follows their lead when she is photographing them. I will never forget when my 3 year old son wanted to show her his room, so up she went. There, in the upstairs hallway outside of his room, she caught the most amazing picture of him. Joanne has done all of our family and newborn photo sessions over the last five years, and we look forward to doing more with her in the years to come."
"Joanne was an absolute pleasure to work with! In our short time together she made sure we all felt comfortable and took a bunch of great photos of us. No small feat considering that we are a family of 5 + a dog and both my husband and I dislike having our photos taken." -Vicki, Roncesvalles Village, Toronto
"Joanne does more than capture the subject. She captures the connection, the
love, the magic between us all."
-Jennifer, Junction Triangle, Toronto
"We have had family photos taken by various photographers over the years she was the only one we would go back to. Her loving attitude puts everyone at ease and allowed the kids to be themselves which made for amazing photos. Joanne was also very professional and quick to get our proofs done." -Dave, Junction Triangle, Toronto
"We had Joanne photograph our family during our 40th Wedding Anniversary Party. She was extremely professional, coming early to the event to check out grounds and plan several unique settings. There were 11 of us including 2 children and she made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. The posed photos were beautiful but Joanne’s greatest talent is capturing candid photos of family members interacting. We received a large selection of beautiful photos in black and white and colour. Subsequently one of my daughters had Joanne take her maternity and newborn photos. She was thrilled with the photos that she received of her new baby and will be using Joanne as her wedding photographer in October." Mary-Lou, Ancaster