Defining Imagery Photographers

Long Island Micro-Wedding Photographers

"Focused on Love!"

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Wedding Photography: Micro-Weddings, Elopements & Bridal Portraits

Defining Imagery wedding photographers of Long Island offers an amazing selection of wedding photography packages to fit any budget. Perfect for town hall elopements, micro-weddings, and small wedding venues - even your back yard tent wedding! By focusing on quality over quantity, you can indeed afford world class images! Most brides agree that they'd rather have several gorgeous portraits on the wall or in an album, than hundreds of cheap amateur snapshots on a disk, that never get printed because they're just awful. Why waste money on 5-10 hours of low quality snapshots, when in 2-3 hours, Jo Anne can capture the ceremony, formal shots, and the first hour of the reception so brilliantly, in high calibre images you'll treasure for a lifetime? All the images shown here are from two-hour wedding packages, and the images are exceptional!

Don't hesitate to contact us for last-minute bookings, even the before an elopement! We often can accommodate you!

Town Hall Courthouse Weddings

Yes, this is indeed Islip Town Hall on Long Island! Jo Anne brings a level of quality to your imagery that can actaully make Town Hall wedding look like a banquet hall! You may also recognize the Babylon Town Hall grounds in some of the photos shown here!

When it comes to bridal photography, We offer a full compliment of wedding photography packages to please the most extravagant to the most budget-minded bride & groom. As a full service photography studio, we offer a complete line of stunning products, from loose prints, metal prints, canvas wraps, to framing and coffee table books, to finely crafted premium custom Italian leather albums.

Go for Quality Over Quantity!

Wedding planning can be such a stressful time! We would sincerely appreciate the honor of being chosen as your wedding photographer, so that we may put your mind at ease, knowing that you are hiring a dedicated, trustworthy professional artist who cares about your wedding pictures as much as the two of you.

Wedding Ceremony Photography

If budget limitations have scaled down your party, don't fret! It doesn't mean you can't afford one of the best wedding photographers Long Island has to offer! This is your special day and you don't have to skimp on a quality when looking for affordable wedding photography. Be smart and put your money into quality imagery!

Capturing the Wedding Details!

Jo Anne captures all the details into which you put so much thought. Cutting down on shooting time, doesn't mean cutting out the images you'd expect from your day!

World Class Photography

Long Island weddings vary, from the most informal beach weddings, to the most elegant wedding venues around. What stays constant though, is our confidence, no matter the venue, that you will cherish the beautiful, artistic, creative wedding albums and wall art Jo Anne will create for you on your special day!

Creative Posing

Jo Anne is skilled at posing individuals, couples, and groups. The amateur you'd consider hiring for the full day, at a budget rate, won't possess the knowledge and skills to create images of this calibre. No real professional can do a full day for a few hundred dollars. When it comes to photography, you get what you pay for. It's so much wiser to hire a true professional artist for a few hours, than an amateur for a day.

Backyard WEddings

Jo Anne will create stunning images that preserve this sacred day, to treasure for all time! In 2-3 hours, she will capture the heart of your special day. If the budget is tight, you certainly don't need hours of reception images of people sitting at tables, that you'll never hang on the wall or put in an album.

Artistic Photographs

Why pay to have a photographer there for the dinner hour? When people are eating, you can't photograph them anyway! That's when the photographer takes a break, and you need to pay for their meal!

After the first 2-3 hours, guests are starting to "wilt"... hair is drooping, makeup is no longer fresh, shoes are off, dancers are perspiring, and guests are tipsy - not the ideal time for photos! Jo Anne captures everyone fresh in the day, when they look their best!

Beautiful Candids!

As equally beautiful as Jo Anne's artistic wedding portraits captured at your event, are the amazing candid shots that create palpable memories, as you look upon your images, for years to come, and remember the essence of what the day felt like. Time and time again, through the decades, you'll look at your wedding pictures and re-live the day, because you made a very smart invenstment and chose quality over quantity.

Capturing Incredible, Real Moments!

So sad for the bride who tosses a CD of worthless snapshots into a drawer, only to recall her tears of disappointment in memories lost... no wedding portrait on the wall, no book or album to treasure as a family legacy. Amateurs will sell you on quantity, promising hundreds or thousands of images on a disk. Of what value is the quantity when no usable quality exists?

Bridal Portrait Sessions

For the wedding couple who chooses to elope, you need not miss out on images to treasure! Schedule your bridal portrait session for your wedding day, after the ceremony! Jo Anne even creates gorgeous images at Town Hall if you've opted for a courthouse wedding! Perhaps you should consider having her capture the nuptuals as well!

Amazing Wedding Artistry

Whether you have 2-3 hours of wedding coverage, or opt for a full 10-12 hour day, when it comes down to selecting your images for print, Jo Anne repeatedly sees that more hours doesn't result in more images being selected for the wall portraits and albums. She can shoot for an hour or shoot for a day, but the client's order size doesn't change! Because she is so adept at capturing special moments as they evolve, beautiful interactions between guests, and fablulous believable poses, she nails the perfect shots repeatedly! This gives you far more excellet shots to choose from even though the shooting time is shorter! Quality always wins out!

Same Sex Weddings

We are proud to be an LGBTQ-friendly (and knowledgeable!) business. Jo Anne gives special attention to same sex lesbian and gay weddings. Two brides or two grooms are twice the fun! Intimately understanding your beautiful relationship, she is keenly aware of the ignorance that can abound regarding "relationship roles", particularly when it comes to posing. Her poses will express your love for one another, in beautiful, natural looking moments.

Beautiful Group Posing

Your "formals" need not be quite so formal! Jo Anne will do all the formal group shots that you desire, such as all the family combinations, in the traditional manner. As you can see from her images on this page, she also has an incredible ablity to create "real moment" poses as well! A well-studied professional, she knows her craft, creating the most beautiful images that beam with heartfelt, genuine emotions! She shoots from her heart, to capture your Soul!

Wedding Photojournalism in Candids

Posed moments, or candidly captured, the joy of your day will be yours to treasure in gorgous images to cherish for a lifetime! Unlike "spray & pray" amatuers and newbies, who keep the shutter rolling in hopes of getting the shot, Jo Anne carfully watches and calculates the pique moment of action to capture it in one brilliant shot! Again, quality over quantity!

Photojournalism in wedding photography arrived with the digital camera, making anyone with a decent camera think they can call themselves a pro. They lable themselves "photojournalists" so people won't realize they're amateurs who can't properly pose, so can only shoot candids. Just like "natural light" photographers who don't know how to use professional lighting gear.

A real pro means being highly skilled in lighting, casual and formal posing, and all the other technical aspects of photography. AFTER you've been thorougly educated, THEN you can specialize, but you need to be trained and experienced in it all, before you call yourself a pro!

Capturing the Joy of Your Day!

Her client's are always saying that there is something very special about Jo Anne's images, that draw the viewer in and cause one to feel the moments... real, honest moment, that move the heart. It's likely because she has a passionate love for creating images, and puts the same love and attention into her clients' images, that she would if you were family.

Letting Your Personalities Shine!

It is known that the photographer's subjects will reflect the emotions the photographer puts into the session. Clearly, you can see the exuberance Jo Anne expresses by her ablity to create such fun images as this. As an empath, she knows and understands her clients, and meets them at their level, from the wildest fun-lovers...

Heartfelt Moments to Cherish for a Lifetime! the most conservative traditional couples, to create the most radiant wedding photos on your special day!

Clearly, you now can see the advantage of quality over quantity!

Please allow us the honor of being selected as your wedding photographer, so we may provide for you the most beautiful images you've ever seen of yourself, and to preserve the memories of your special day, in the most amazing way!

We would love to get to know the two of you by starting off with a set of engagement photos, to create your announcements and save-the-date cards or magnets! Contact us for details!

"What an amazing experience! Jo Anne’s work is fantastic!!! She is professional, easy going & a lot of fun to work with! Our wedding pictures are fabulous! I’d love to have every single photo blown up & placed on my walls if I could :) Can not wait to book another photo session! XOXO" - Lisa T.

"JoAnne of Defining Imagery shot the photos of our very budget-conscience remarriage. The photos were lovely as is Joanne who was responsive from booking thru to the end." - Carol C.

"Jo Anne is amazing! She connects with the essence of who you are and captures you in all of your beauty!! I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you!!!" - Toni S.

"Our special day was August 14th and Jo Anne was an abosute pleasure to work with. She was responsive from the very first phone call until the day of. She was so easy to work with. Jo Anne was so pleasant and punctual. We would absolutely use her again. Thank you so Much Jo Anne for being a part of our special day!!" - Dena L.

"JoAnne was wonderful to work with. Our wedding at Westbury Manor was beautiful and JoAnne captured the Love and joy of the day. Our pictures were just what we wanted. I would definitely recommend her." - Pam C.

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385 NY-109 # 1615, West Babylon, NY 11704
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