Defining Imagery Photographers


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About Us

Jo Anne is an award-winning full-time professional photographer on Long Island. She is dedicated to creating world-class artistic images for her clients. Her work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books, and brochures throughout the world.

Defining Imagery was born of Jo Anne's passion for photography, and her amazing intuitive sense of understanding a person's fears and insecurities, and put them at ease. Thus, her greatesst gift is truly making people feel comfortable in front of the camera. This enables her to capture even the most camera-shy person in a natural way that allows their inner beauty to shine through! A great image is a reflection of the interaction between the people on each side of the camera.

Jo Anne says, "Most photographers aim to capture the light that reflects off of their subject, but I seek to capture the light that shines from within!" But this light will not shine unless the fear is released. Jo Anne's sincere, caring manner quickly allows her cients to trust her, and when they feel safe, thier inner being shines through, from baby, to Grandpa, and everyone in between!

Whether she's shooting a maternity session, children's portraits, a last minute wedding, or a glamour session that makes a woman fall in love with herself, it is always shot from the heart with the passion that results in her uniquely artistic images, that speak to the viewer and draws them in.


J Richards

Her heartfelt client testimmonials clearly show how devoted Jo Anne is to providing extraordinary customer service and creating amazing images that you too, will treasure for a lifetime.

Sue Bryce

Jo Anne with her mentor, world reknown portrait photographer Sue Bryce. Sue is a living legend, having won countless high-profile awards. She is an incredible teacher, and as a person, she is beautiful inside and out. Jo Anne has been studying under Sue, on an ongoing basis, for the past several years, and will continue to do so, as Jo Anne always strives to learn and improve always, and in all ways.

Jo Anne has also attended the workshops of world class photographers such as Joe McNally, David Zeiser, Hanson Fong, Doug Gordon, Bruce Dorn, Sandy Puc, John Woodward, Rick Salmon, and taken on-line courses with Scott Robert Lim, Peter Hurley, Lindsay Adler, Kirk Voclain, and many others.

Monte Zucker

Jo Anne shown here studying in the earlier years with the late, legendary portrait master, Monte Zucker. He was as sweet, kind-hearted, and generous in the sharing of his knowledge, as he was talented in his art.

Clay Blackmore

Jo Anne shown with Clay Blackmore, protege' of the legendary Monte Zucker, as a student in his workshop.

"Jo Anne was a darlin' to work with. She made me feel so comfortable and was able to pull that girlish playful strong and sexy woman out in my pictures. I loved our session" - Chamain B.

"Extremely sweet, knowledgable and responsive!" - Cailin P.

"It's not often that we meet people of the utmost integrity and who are the professional that they claim to be. I'm one of those lucky people who found the "Angel" I was looking for to help me at the age of 66 and newly divorced, looking for a job, find that photographer, Jo Anne, of Defining Imagery Fine Photography, who made me feel like a princess. Through her kindness and encouragement and most of all her sincerity, I was able to get through a sitting and feel so good about myself and the pictures being taken. Jo Anne takes her time and gives you the sense of friendship. She takes immense pride in her work and I unhesitatingly recommend her for any photography needs you may have. I, for one, will surely call upon Jo Anne whenever anyone in our family wants to have the ultimate experience. Thank you Jo Anne for being you!!! I'm greatly appreciative." - Susan B.

Defining Imagery Professional Photographers

"Your Life in Fine Art!" ©



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385 NY-109 # 1615, West Babylon, NY 11704
Serving Nassau, Suffolk & Northeastern Queens, Long Island, NY

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