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Photography in Union, NJ,
(908) 686-9539
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 14 Reviews


    Sonia

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  • Joel was very professional since the day I met him. I really enjoyed having him as a photographer. I really loved the ladder concept. He took a picture of everyone in the wedding all at once. My engagement photos was awsome. I enjoyed your presence at the wedding reception your a hard working guy. You made everyone feel comfortable with the camera. Keep up the good work thanks for everything Joel Simpson photography studios.

    Debra

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  • Joel Simpson is always prepared, enthusiastic, and has insight in how to bring out the essence of the event.

    James

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  • Joel Simpson Photography has provided photographic services to the Union Township Chamber of Commerce over many months. His work has captured the essence of our events, and has helped us to promote future events to our members. Joel also is our official photographer for our Annual Mayor's Day 5K Run. He brings great vision to the event and showcases all that we do in the community!

    User5025822

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel was the photographer for my daughter's wedding. His work was wonderfully creative, and he went out of his way to create a quality experience for all concerned.He went above and beyond the call of duty, and clearly was quite concerned about helping my daughter to capture her treasured moments. I highly recommend him, without reservation. You will be thrilled by Joel's work, most especially because you will see that he puts his heart into every photograph he takes. In addition, Joel is highly responsible, responsive, and very engaging. He's simply the best..

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    Thank you so much for this unreserved endorsement. I was very honored to be chosen for your daughter's wedding photographer, and not just because I was a family friend. It was a gorgeous event, and I loved meeting your extended family and being part of the other events that weekend.

    Gianna

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    5 out of 5
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  • We couldn’t have made a better choice than Joel Simpson for our wedding photographer. He gave us more than we expected, over the top personal service. He was always available if we had any questions or particular needs. Our engagement session and guest book was amazing. We had a very large Orthodox Jewish wedding, and Joel and his 2nd photographer caught every aspect of it. The Storybook Album he created for us is a work of art. I’ve never seen anything like it! I really didn't want a photographer that was just going to take a bunch of standard pictures and put them in a plain book. The backgrounds of every page includes little details of the wedding like the place cards or the lace on my dress. Every time I look through it (which is often), I notice something new. His pictures really bring back the feelings and moods of our wedding day each time I open it, and it captures the excitement of everything that happened during that day. He took a great picture of my friends dancing ... Read more

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    Thanks so much, Gianna. Your wedding was gorgeous, a rich visual and emotional experience. It was a complete delight working with you and your family, especially your mom. I have a very warm place in my heart for you and yours.

    Joycie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel is the best photographer in the world as far as Kevin and I are concerned We were blessed to have him as our wedding photographer in our civil and church ceremony. Every single pic that Joel takes is a true work of art. Joel captures emotion with every pic he takes. He is easy to work with and made both ceremonies a fun and extraordinary experience. Kevin and I were deeply touched with all the wedding pics and slideshows he presented in both ceremonies. Kevin and I give Joel a ten plus. Thanks for giving us our lifetime memories Joel!

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    Well, "best photographer in the world" may be a bit over the top, but I'm deeply flattered by your enthusiasm for my work. This is what makes the job so rewarding, when people with your wonderful spirit really get and treasure what I'm trying to do. I really value my friendship with you and Kevin.

    Christina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel provided amazing photography services for my wedding. He listened to what I wanted, suggested things I never thought of, and helped make my wedding better than I could have dreamed of. His interaction with guests was unique in that all my guests loved having him around and wanted to participate in taking photos. My wedding album has traditional photos as well as fun and whimsical shots that none of my friends have in their albums. Joel was patient with my questions and he took time to customize my every wish when creating my album. I'm so glad I hired Joel Simpson.

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    Dear Christina, You are a special delight. Your spirit was an additional inspiration for me in photographing your wedding at the Fiesta in Wayne, with its spectacular sparklers and flaming dessert. I just loved working with you!

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • My Sister-in-law and I hired Joel to do a portrait of our kids as an anniversary present for my in-laws. He was quick and wonderful to work with. Not only did the pictures come out beautifully, but when we told him it was so hard to choose, he put together a composite of our favorites; a beautiful blend of posed shots and captured candid moments, even after the "official shoot" was over. I cannot say enough good things about Joel and his work!! He even worked with our budget to help pick the best print options. We gave the gift to my in-laws finally yesterday and they were blown away. I highly highly recommend Joel Simpson photography and will absolutely use him again!!

    R

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  • Joel understands people, what a great experience is to work with him! The results are terrific, our wedding pictures are fabulous! We are so thankful and delighted with his passion! Thanks Joel!

    Michael

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    5 out of 5
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  • Prior to meeting Joel, my son and his fiancé' had looked at several other photographers, based on recommendations of others. My wife was browsing on the internet and stumbled upon Joel's site and was impressed by his layouts and unique pictures. We made an appointment and Jacque, Justin and my wife Christine went to meet Joel. We all were impressed with his prior stuff and his layouts and unique style. It was exactly what we all were looking for. So we hired Joel and the big day came and Joel came to our house on a cold winters day. Joel meet our family and the fun began, and the results of that day were truly a master piece in photography. Joel starting taking pictures and the rest just happened. The pictures' of Jacque and Justin, (and Oakley) were just wonderful. Classic, Stylist and fun. The album was just as impressive, and we still to this day, keep that album out for all to see. Thanks Joel for a great day, the pictures tell it all. P. S. I don't if it is still on display at th... Read more

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    Dear Mike, Thank you for that glowing review. It was a great pleasure getting to know your lovely family and photographing Jacque & Justin's glorious New Year's Eve wedding. Warmly, Joel

    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • Joel was an amazing person as well as photographer. He was very personable, delightful, and easy to work with. He had wonderful ideas for unique photos that are still talked about and cherished almost six years later. Joel was very open to suggestions if we thought of a way to make a photo more fun or interesting. His editing skills produced an album that my friends and family want to flip through from time to time. My wedding album does not collect dust on a shelf, it's viewed on a regular basis! Joel was punctual, professional, polite, skilled, and insightful. Six years later, I am still talking about him to others.

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    Dear Laura, It's wonderful to know that your wedding album is still actively part of your life and that you're still showing it to people. I loved your wedding; the rural setting was perfect, especially starting with your prep early in the morning, with the dew on the windows. I'm delighted we're still in contact.

    User5210008

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  • Extraordinarily talented and sensitive to every wedding and individual photography need.... and this is a review coming from the brides father.

    User5048579

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Joel was immensely flexible to work with. His photos are the best-he captures the moments not just the memories, and creates a set of images you will want to share with everyone and anyone (I think I would've shown my mailman if I could have.) We used Joel for our engagement photos and our wedding, and the engagement session was also wonderful. He was very creative and also generous with his creativity--making us a lenticular photograph (sort of like a hologram) for us to keep because he wanted to try it out on us.

    Lynn

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • We found Joel through a friend, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice for a wedding photographer! As a "mature" couple, we wanted something simple, but wanted a professional behind the lens to capture the magic of the day (and of course to look as good as we possibly could :) Joel made us feel at ease, and i definitely recommend the "engagement" photo shoot to get comfortable with his style, to make your big day much more comfortable. We used those shots for our guest registry book, and all our guests loved signing it. On the day of the wedding he was calm, professional and interacted so well with our guests that i wasn't sure if he we hired him or adopted him! He was never pushy or in our face; he did exactly what he said he would do and the work speaks for itself. Our photos and our album are something that we treasure - it was a wonderful experience and i definitely recommend Joel.

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    Hi Lynn, It was such a pleasure working with you and Bob—all the way through, from engagement session to the end of the wedding at the beautiful Whistling Swan Inn in Stanhope, NJ. Everything was personalized, custom done, deeply authentic; and when the man who sliced the ham during the cocktail hour turned out to be a masterly master of ceremonies with a great voice, it blew me away.

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