Defining Imagery Photographers

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"Focused on Love!"

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About Us

Hi! I'm so glad that you dropped by! I'm really excited for the opportunity to create beautiful images of you and your loved ones! I want to make the whoe process as easy for you as possible!  :)

Would you rather go to the dentist than the photographer? LOL! Everyone is always nerveous when we start the session, but then right away they see how much I care... how I pay attention to all the details... and how easy I am to work with. Your session will actually be FUN!! Everyone always tells me afterwards they really enjoyed it... that it really wasn't what they expected... and that they can't believe how relaxed and natural they felt!

As a compassionate, empath, I just intuitively sense a person's fears and insecurities. Understanding what you're feeling, I know how to reassure you and put you at ease in front of the camera. This lets your inner beauty shine through, even if you're camera-shy or think you're not photogenic! 

Most photographers aim to capture the light that reflects off of their subject, but I seek to capture the light that shines from within!"

A great image is a reflection of the interaction between the people on each side of the camera. When we're all relaxed, we make beautiful images together! I know you will treasure these Heirloom Portraits for a lifetime and will pass them down through the generations as your legacy!

Whether I'm 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's always my desire to create the most beautiful photographs you've ever seen of yourself and your family! "You'll Fall in Love with Yourself!"©


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 cherish for a lifetime.

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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 she always strives to learn and improve - always, and in all ways.

Jo Anne is an award-winning photographer, published world-wide in books, magazines, etc. She 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.

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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.

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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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