Kind words from clients I've had the honour of serving.
"Kenneth and I are absolutely blessed to have our anniversary photos captured by Joelle at Coney Island. From the preparation to the shoot to the post-editing phase, she has shown so much dedication and professionalism. She initiated to meet up with both of us prior to the shoot in order to get to know us much better as a couple. She shared her philosophy as a photographer too, that every photo is a memory. She also co-constructed the theme of the shoot to ensure that we would enjoy the shoot. While she already had a concept in mind, she showed flexibility by inserting our own concepts too.
"Apart from her personalized approach, I was so grateful that she had also gone out of her way to conduct a recce of the entire island to ensure that the timing and lighting would be optimal for the shoot. Even when the sun was glaring near to noon, she prepared tissues and portable fans to keep us looking fresh. As a result of her attention to detail, we had taken our photos at specific areas on the island where the sun cast a really comfortable glow on us - the photos turned out superb!
"Her bubbly personality makes the shoot so comfortable and fun - even my stoic boyfriend who never really fancied being in front of the camera felt so much at ease and smiled more naturally. She was also bold to try new concepts; especially one on driftwood by the sea which pleasantly surprised us. All the photos captured our relationship so beautifully - ranging from quirky shots to slow dancing shots.
"Thank you Joelle for putting your clients as a priority, and having such a deep passion for what you do. It shines through and shows in your work."
— Ynez & Kenneth
"Joelle made us feel very comfortable from the beginning, gave us great direction such that we never felt awkward at all even though it's our first couple shoot! She was patient, considered our opinion, showed references of the poses and feel she was suggesting, and always checked in to see if we were okay. I was surprised that throughout the entire shoot, she made sure the shoot was also going the way we wanted.
The entire shoot was such a fun experience and it was very easy to communicate with her. LOVED how the photos turned out, especially the black & white flash photos which Joelle wanted to try out when the sun set - also surprised me how much I loved the flash photos! Highly recommended if you're looking for a wedding and pre-wedding shoot photographer!"
— Alina & Sean
"It was an absolute pleasure to work with Joelle and she was the best photographer we could have wished for our special day. She was suggested from our wedding planner, and once we had a look at her portfolio, it was clear that she was a perfect fit!
It's amazing how much effort and love-to-detail she put into her work. I was especially surprised by how much time she took to visit the venue and different locations within our venue prior to the wedding. We had our wedding shoot on our boat and she even took a short trip on the boat before the wedding day itself.
One the wedding day itself, she was always there but in a very subtle way and I loved her suggestions on how to pose for pictures. Her pictures are absolutely amazing!"
— Maria & Thomas
"Joelle did an engagement photo shoot for my fiancé and me, and we were extremely impressed by her attention to detail. Even before the day of the shoot, she reached out to ask for some brief details about our relationship so that the locations and mood of the shoot would be more relatable to us.
"In addition, she came prepared with backup location options which were great because it rained on the day of the shoot and we couldn’t go to the outdoor areas that were planned. She was patient in guiding us through the shoot and prompting us to make small adjustments to our positions to achieve a more relaxed pose.
"The photos came out beautifully and we were ecstatic with the results. Highly recommend her for future shoot opportunities!"
— Cheryl & Farrel
"I wanted to propose to my now-husband on Sentosa, so that he could feel as special as I did when he proposed to me. Joelle was able to capture the event perfectly, the images of both of us really portrayed the love that we have for each other. She made us both feel very relaxed and helped us to pose in a natural manner. She also provided us with a collection of our favourite images from the day as a keepsake, which was a lovely touch. Overall, a great experience working with Joelle, she is prompt in communication and was quick in delivering the images; I would highly recommend."
— Becki & Ryan
"We're both very awkward in front of cameras, but Joelle managed to capture very very nice pictures of us together and we loved it so much!
It's also our first time taking photos with our dog, Tofu. Tofu is very naughty and hard even for me to take a nice photo of him, but Joelle managed to work her magic and took very cute photos of him! She gave us clear direction on how to pose, where to pose and we loved the edits of the photos!
Highly recommend her to our friends next time!"
— Amber & Jed
"My wife and I are very glad to have Joelle to help us with our ROM photography. She was calm, composed and confident in directing the shoot and in making the whole experience for us a whole lot easier and comfortable bearing in mind that we are inexperienced at posing and the weather on that day was unforgivingly hot. We wanted an experienced photographer to guide us along and we certainly were not disappointed by the expertise and skill exuded by Joelle.
"We are ever grateful and appreciative of Joelle's knowledge and her unadulterated passion for her craft which ultimately produced the inevitable end-product - a timeless set of ROM photographs encapsulating all the surreal moments of our relationship that we will remember for years to come.
"To this end, we highly recommend Joelle to anyone looking for an enjoyable and unforgettable photoshoot experience. All in all, we would like to say a big thank you to you, Joelle!"
— Marcus & Shu Zhen
"Thank you for helping us with our yearly family photoshoot. It's not easy having to shoot with two active toddlers. Joelle's skills are so good. Even when my kids were cranky, she managed to capture them still looking so good. Can't wait for our next photoshoot with them again."
— Alena & husband, parents of two
"Joelle was patient and managed to capture impressive photos of us. We are not professional models but the shots by Joelle was still beautiful. Thank you Joelle!"
— Simon & Jessica
"Amazing service! Joelle was great, I wanted a fuss free ceremony and they really delivered. Friendly, highly recommend :)"
— Dila & Reuben
"No regrets in engaging them for my civil marriage ceremony. Joelle did a great job and we love all the photos!"
— Soo & K
"Highly recommend working with Joelle! Great communication, lovely to be around and I’m super happy with the photos. Her style is elegant, natural and beautiful, and she captures the moment so well 10/10.
I can be quite awkward in front of the camera, but Joelle directed well and put me at ease!"
— Lizzy Homersham
From the industry
"Joelle is great! I absolutely love her work personally, and as a wedding planner, she beautifully captured pictures in my couples' most precious moments. Not only are her photos stunning, she is also great to work with - very attentive to detail, builds a relationship with the couple quickly and is open-minded for new things to try.
For one of my couples, she jumped from one sailing boat to another for a better shot! Love the passion and the love you feel while working with her, as well as the final result. Looking forward to more future couples together and she is definitely on my list for warm recommendations!"
— Daniela, Create Your Story
"Joelle is an exceptional photographer! She recently captured our bridal shoot on a yacht during challenging weather conditions and the results were stunning. She provided clear instructions to get the best out of the models and her friendly, warm and professional demeanor made everyone feel comfortable and confident.
Joelle's creativity and eye for detail is what sets her apart from other photographers. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients and we are so grateful for her beautiful work. We would highly recommend Joelle to anyone looking for an exceptional photographer! 5 stars!"
"It was my greatest pleasure to work on a fashion photoshoot with Joelle. Joelle has creative and refined taste in fashion, and she directed the shoot in a pleasant yet steady manner. Despite time constraints and unexpected weather changes, Joelle was very flexible in adapting to the situation. She suggested poses, styles, angles, lighting and movements that helped to optimise our resources of the moment and brought out satisfying results.
I also would like to highlight that Joelle is particularly proactive and fast in her work. Besides the technical work, she contributed a lot in coordination and pointed out blind spots of the other team members.
With all the above, I look forward to working with Joelle again and highly recommend her if you are looking for a fashion and editorial shoot. Thank you, Joelle!"
"Amazing to work with and highly experienced photographer!
I worked with Joelle Cecilia for a sunset pre-wedding shoot on a yacht. She captured the couple's romantic moments and natural expressions, the detailed decorations on the yacht, and the beautiful sunset all together in such challenging lighting as we had that day.
I highly recommend her for your romantic shoots and weddings!"