What people are saying...
"Working with Jo was an amazing experience. She was very organized, extremely kind and is an amazing photographer (and person). We are so happy with the photos that Jo took of our wedding day and we will cherish them forever."- Theo + Melanie, Toronto, Ontario. Wedding Session
"You beautiful, incredible soul. From day one you have brought so much light into this process. You've captured our love, and the most important day of our lives so far. Thank you for bringing your talent, creativity, and professionalism to your work, and doing an amazing job for us." - Chris + Chris, Toronto, Ontario. Wedding Session
"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. Wedding Session
"Joanne provided us with not only beautiful photographs of our wedding day but a calming presence and guidance that allowed us to relax and enjoy the day. Joanne's photographs are absolutely stunning and evoke wonderful memories anytime we look at them. She goes above and beyond for her clients and we were so grateful that she captured our special day. For any future needs Joanne is the clear and easy choice! "
"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. Wedding Session
"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. Wedding Session
"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."
"Our daughter had to do her Bat Mitzvah online. It was disappointing to celebrate this milestone without friends and family at the synagogue dancing and eating. But Joanne Schwindt's photographs made this significant time in our daughter's life so special. Her photos transformed our home somehow into a place that felt serene and full of love. It was such a gift to be able to share these wonderful photos with loved ones and to record this time -- so others could see the light that was shining brightly from these beautiful images.
Joanne was wonderful with our youngest daughter and there was such calm in how she went about the shoot. I can't say enough how surprised we were to see the results. We were blown away by the essence that was captured and the care that was taken to really zone in on the love we have for each other as a family and how proud we were. I'll treasure this photo shoot and photos forever. Joanne is not only highly talented but gracious and thoughtful about her process while taking photos. I never hesitate to recommend her to friends or people looking for a photographer as I feel confident that she will deliver the same experience to other clients."
- Lisa, Junction Triangle, Toronto, Ontario. Event Session
"Joanne has photographed many of my family's special occasions over the years. She is really easy to work with and has a brilliant way of making her clients feel as though they are not in front of a camera. Joanne works very well with children and she has an exceptional ability to capture the most beautiful and natural photos of them. I truly believe that each of Joanne's photos are not simply a record of a moment, but almost a story filled with emotion. She is fun, patient and professional and I would not hesitate to recommend her for any of your special occasions."
- David + Danielle, Markham, Ontario. Event Session
"Working with Jo was such a pleasure! Not only did she bring a positive, light-hearted attitude to our photo shoot days - she was professional, easy going and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera. Her eye for detail is sharp and she understood my aesthetic needs (without asking), which provided a quality product at the end of it. Her turn around time was on schedule and response to updates/changes were done quickly! Professionalism aside, I felt kindred to Jo immediately. She is simply a genuine person with a caring soul that makes any experience together fun and momentous. She is a force of talent and carries a natural eye for finding beauty through the lens! 10/10 experience." - Danie, Toronto, Ontario. Commercial Work
"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!"
“Joanne did a fantastic job with our family photo session. Her positive energy helped turn even the grumpiest frown upside down. Joanne is great with kids and was able to capture meaningful moments in an organic and non-contrived way. Joanne’s patience and flexibility made a world of difference. We would work with her again in a heartbeat!”--Melanie, Toronto, Ontario. Family Session
"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, Ontario. Large Family Session
"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,Ontario. Large Family Session
"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, Ontario. Birth Session
"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, Ontario. Newborn Session
"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."
-Amy, Toronto, Ontario. Family Lifestyle Story Session
Family Lifestyle Story Sessions:
"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."
-Joelle, Toronto, Ontario. Family Lifestyle Story Session
"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, Ontario. Family Lifestyle Session
"Joanne does more than capture the subject. She captures the connection, the
love, the magic between us all."
"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, Ontario. Family Lifestyle Story Session
"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, Ontario. Event Session + Large Family Session
"Joanne’s photography skills portray time in the present--each of her photographs brings you back to that moment. Her keen ability to capture the moment, candidly and with ease, can be clearly see in each of her photos. Her careful-observing eyes captured moments via her camera for my family of 14. She took breathtaking family memories for us all the while being immersed in a busy-bustling family environment with 3 children, a baby plus a dog! She somehow managed to capture incredible photos of us all. I look to these photos and cherish them for always. Looking back at the moments she captured for my family takes me back to that day, and the feelings I felt. Joanne's photos tell a unique and personal story. I am grateful to have found her talent. We look forward to using her again!"
- Grace, Mississauga, Ontario. Large Family Portrait Session
"Joanne is very professional and friendly. She has an efficient but pleasant way to get everyone ready for the photo shoot. Joanne is very approachable and flexible. She moved quickly with ease during her photo session with my family of 17! She was very easy going with our requests about specifics. She is also organized and skilled, and because of this she is able to take many great photos quickly. When dealing with all of our 8 grandkids it was it was certainly appreciated. We also feel uneasy about being in front of the camera, but her efficiency, humour and knowledge allows her to move quickly making us forget the process and our nerves. A further bonus is her constant smile. We can tell she really enjoys what she does!"
- Linda, Waterloo, Ontario. Large Family Portrait Session
"Joanne knows people and her craft well. During our headshot session, she worked to create an atmosphere where I felt comfortable expressing myself freely. As a result, I am really happy with the photographs she captured. Her care and professionalism from the initial consultation to receiving the final images was excellent. You will be satisfied if you decide to engage Joanne for headshot photographs."- Jackie, Toronto, Ontario. Headshot Session
"Joanne is a talented, creative, and intuitive photographer. During my headshot session I was nervous and intimated, but she instantly put me at ease with her warm presence, professionalism and sense of humour. I couldn't be more pleased with both the process and the outcome of my headshots. Joanne is a pleasure to work with". - Tricia, Toronto, Ontario. Headshot Session
"I knew Joanne was the perfect photographer for me when it came to deciding to do a boudoir shoot. I was turning 42 and I wanted to immortalize myself at this stage of life. It was a new chapter in my life and I needed a photographer who I could feel comfortable enough with to be myself. Joanne exceeded my expectations going above and beyond to capture beautiful images that showed my strength, sensuality and confidence. I could not be happier with my choice and would highly recommend Joanne as she makes you feel so at ease and her energy is very welcoming and professional."
- Mel, Toronto, Ontario. Boudoir Session
"My Boudoir shoot with Jo was the most beautiful memory. Thank you so much to her, for creating a wonderful memory I will cherish for the rest of my life. It was amazing, and I felt comfortable and free in every sense. Very rarely do you meet people that instantly make you feel at ease! Jo is an amazing woman with a gift, a beautiful soul, a big heart and has a genuine warmth. Every woman should do a boudoir shoot with a top boudoir photographer like Jo, who works in a classy and tasteful style."
- Janiece, Toronto, Ontario. Boudoir Session