I do photography for every part of your life: from engagement and wedding to maternity, newborns, and family photography. I also offer lots of prints and albums and other items.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Photographers in Atlanta Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Janet, from Janet Howard Studio.
Where have you been featured?
Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Offbeat Bride, Occasions Magazine, The Lovely Find, Hostess With The Mostess, Ebony.com, Munaluchi Bride, Brooklyn Bride, Atlantan Bride, Southern Bride, Black Bride, Beauty and Lifestyle Bride, Little Bit Magazine, Weddings Unveiled, Borrowed & Blue, The Modern Jewish Wedding, Atlanta Weddings, and African American Bride, Pretty Pear Bride, Pottery Barn, Black Bride, Mod Wedding, LaCrema Wines, The Celebration Society, Today.com, Colin Cowie Weddings, Buzzfeed, and The Huffington Post.
Why do couples love working with you?
People say I have a really calming demeanor, which is great for all the stresses on a wedding day. I also try to really connect with my couples, and the more I know about their style and personality the more I can create images that translate that on “film”. I also want to make it as easy as possible to work with me, which means being responsive to my clients, organized, and just making their experience as great as possible.
What do you love most about being a wedding photographer?
I don’t know if I can choose one thing! There is so much to love! There is so much emotion at weddings, and seeing and hearing about the love and admiration people have for each other is such a blessing. I also love how people really personalize their weddings to share their favorite things, their heritage, and their traditions in beautiful and interesting ways. Weddings are the best days, filled with fun, laughter, dancing, emotion, beautiful personal details, gorgeous flowers and cake! — what’s not to love? The fact that I get to experience all this with people and also have a creative and artistic role in it is just the icing on the wedding cake.
How did you get started?
As a lot of photographers do, I started out assisting other photographers. You learn a lot when your job is to hold a light or reflector! I’ve always loved photography and once I started doing it as a career, I never wanted to do anything else. I made the leap to starting my own photography business about 12 years ago, and I’ve never been happier.
What 3 words best describe your wedding photography style?
Editorial, Emotional, Artistic
What budget range do you cater to?
Mid-range, but I’ve also done intimate weddings!
Janet is truly one of the best in the business. She was always quick to respond to my questions, and most importantly, our wedding and engagement photos are amazing. I can’t express with words how happy I am with our wedding photos. Janet is so creative–she had a ton of ideas on the wedding day that turned in to beautiful images, and she and her assistant were everywhere–I can’t even believe that she got some of the images that she did, but they were beyond perfect. She is also easy to work with, is incredibly professional, and is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She also worked with us before the wedding day to make sure that she was prepared for all of the moments she needed to capture, and she didn’t miss a thing. I can’t recommend her enough. Make sure you try to book your date with her at least 9-12 months in advance, because someone as good as her books up quickly, and you want the best in the business for your wedding photos.
-Jessica & Grayson
Janet is simply amazing. She has a great personality and is so pleasant to work with and this is very important when selecting a photographer. I was beyond amazed at how my engagement photos turned out and she absolutely did a great job shooting my wedding. If you are looking for a professional photographer that captures great emotion in pictures and beautiful moments….look no further! My husband and I plan to use Janet as our family grows in the future. I would recommend her to anyone as she is worth every cent!
-Ashlynn & Terrell
Janet was a godsend! After a less than desirable experience with another photographer, we had to scramble and found Janet about a month before our wedding. And wow, what a difference! Her work is second to none and her professionalism is unmatched. She really has a knack for making you feel comfortable in front of the camera, which was beautifully displayed in our engagement and wedding photos. Her eye framed the shots perfectly and captured the true essence and emotion of our wedding. We are so happy that we chose Janet and love reliving our special day when we look through our photos!
-Ashley & Adam