Testimonials

5 out of 5 stars ~ Martha Stewart/WeddingWire ~ If you are looking for an energetic, kind, knowledgeable, hands-on, wonderful and talented photographer in the Chicago suburbs, look no further. We found Janet through a friend's recommendation, and we are so happy she was our wedding photographer. Janet is young and just "gets it" - she knows you want to look svelte, she knows your bridal party wants to get to cocktail hour and not be outside taking photos for hours, she knows your mother-in-law will want that elusive "entire family" shot (even though you don't want to wait around while people round up cousins) - and she makes it all happen. I didn't have to worry one bit about whether Janet was getting the shot, if we were running over on time, if I was standing right - she just WORKED. And we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Our photos are incredible. Janet made us feel comfortable, from our first meeting with her to our engagement session and then on our wedding day. She is fun-loving and always made us laugh, too. She is truly talented - the techniques she used, expressions and angles she captured are truly phenomenal. Janet doesn't work with an assistant, which made me a little nervous since I didn't want to miss anything, but she is a "hustler" in her own words, and got every little detail we were hoping for. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Stephanie and Jason

Janet, Thank-you SO much!!!! They turned out fantastic!!! You are so good at what you do - not only your talent for taking good pictures, but also your warm and friendly personality! Thanks so much again! Will be in touch next year! Sara

Janet, Words cannot describe how much we loved having you capture our day!You were the absolute best in every way and we can't thank you enough!All of our friends and family complimented us on how wonderful ourphotographer was and we are going to recommend you to anyone lookingfor photo needs in the future. All the best!Chris and Angie

SPEECHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!! These pictures are amazing, fantastic, breathtaking, fabulous, great and PERFECT!!!! I don't even know how to thank you for these pictures let alone capturing all these precious moments! I seriously can not express to you what these pictures mean and the time and effort you put into them! It took me seriously 2 hours to go through each photo and I can't even imagine the time you did in editing. Your work is PICTURE PERFECT!!! I want to enter your pictures in a contest...you should be taking photos for resorts to promote them! You are amazing and I appreciate all of your hard work so much! You have captured so many important moments in my life and the pictures from my wedding are exceptional!!! As I was looking through them it brought back so many good memories and laughs...can't wait to look through them in 10,15, 20 years! I can not put into words how thankful I am for you, your kindness and your TALENT!!! I am spoiled with so many gifts in life...you are one of them!!!Thank you, Amanda and Justin

As posted on Pictage - "Janet is a consummate professional. It was noticed by all--guests, family, as well as myself and my groom. She is calm under the extremely stressful conditions that a wedding provides, collected, and takes the time to really try to get to know her couples. Aside from having such unbelievable traits, she is a beautiful person and her talent for photography is beyond words. We described to her what we wanted and she provided--HANDS DOWN. We will absolutely use Janet's services in the years to come for family photos, new babies, and whatever else comes our way. Janet was perfect from beginning to end!" Amy and John Butler

Janet - Jeff and I are absolutely awestruck after having just viewed our wedding day photos -- WOW! Your work is amazing!! We can't tell you how much we appreciate the amount of time and effort you have dedicated to us. The words -Thank you- just don't seem adequate to express how grateful we are for you! You are a very special, and extremlely talented woman Janet. We're so fortunate to have met you. Thanks again! Linda and Jeff

Dear Janet,Thank you doesn’t even begin to express our gratitude for the wonderful job you on your wedding day photos and video. We are absolutely thrilled with it all and could not think any higher of you or your work! I was such a pleasure to meet you and we truly appreciate all the time and effort you put in to our special day. We will cherish our wonderful photos and video always. Thank you again, Christine and Jim

As posted on Pictage - 5 out of 5 stars - "We chose Janet because we loved her candid photos and her eye for detail. We knew she would do an amazing job. What we didn't know was what an amazing person she was! Janet is a fun-loving easy spirit who quickly puts you at ease in front of her camera - and she moves so quickly you hardly notice you're being photographed. She handles the constantly moving targets of a busy wedding day so smoothly, our photographs were the one detail we did not stress about on our hectic (but wonderful) day. Janet went above and beyond from hiking through canyons in 85 degree weather (at 8 months pregnant no less) to helping us dress for our big day - and all with a smile to put us at ease. She swept in to capture all of the best candid photos as we danced the night away. Looking back on our photos, we've laughed, cried and cherished the moments she captured so well. Our photos turned out beautifully! Thank you Janet for making out moment everlasting! We have already recommended Janet to several of our friends!" Wendy and Charles

As posted on "Pictage" 5 out of 5 stars- "Way beyond our expecations! Lovely, high quality photos from a photographer with a GREAT EYE! (There is no better combination). I am a semi-professional photographer. I couldn't photograph my own wedding and I had to have someone do it as well or better than I would. I am SO glad I put my trust in Janet. We were very pleased with the results. Janet worked so hard to cover the day from start to finish. Our guests and we appreciated her friendly approach. We will treasure these photos forever. We give her an A+!!" Kathy Casstevens

Janet - I just wanted to tell you how very much I appreciate the incredible photos of our daughter's wedding. I could not have hoped for anything more. My only daughter's wedding was the event of my life, and you captured every moment so perfectly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sherry

Janet - Thank you! You did such a wonderful job on our wedding photos that it gave me the chills and a few tears. They were absolutely beautiful!! I am so glad that you were the one to capture our day and make everything so easy. We will cherish our pictures always. Sincerely, Melissa and Daniel

As posted on WeddingWire.com - 5 out of 5 stars - Janet was so wonderful. She made our special day go so well. My family raved how she was calm, up-beat, cool and collect. She even was able to get some of the wedding photos out of the way despite the fact that some of the major items for the wedding (ie. cake, flowers and bridal party) were late due to traffic problems. Our church staff also appreciated the amount of time that she took to be there early enough to make sure that the lighting in the building and for the ceremony would not only set the mood but also capture the type of photos that we were looking for. Our wedding coordinator also appreciate how she verified all the positions that she could take photos in as not to interfere with the ceremony, video, and lights, as well as other equipment that was throughout the church and reception. She worked well with the videographer insuring that she was taking all the right shots but not in the video. She was well organized and was able to get the majority of the photos out of the way so that everyone involved in the wedding was able to relax and enjoy the reception. I would highly recommend her for any family, personal and wedding photos. She was a delight to work with and I hope to be using her again for future family photos.Katey and Mark

Janet -I can not than you enough for the BEAUTIFUL wedding video! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. We have already watched it a number of times. Thank you for everything – You were the best wedding decision we made! Magen and Matt

Janet - I LOVE THEM! I LOVE THEM! I LOVE THEM!!! Janet, YOU ARE AMAZING!! We are so blessed to have stumbled across your website 1 year ago! It probably has been the BEST wedding decision thus far...well, other than saying "yes" to Steve! :o) I look forward to our wedding day even more after seeing the results of the engagement shoot. I am comforted knowing that our wedding will be photographed so beautifully.I can not thank you enough!-Jen and Steve

Janet,Picking up our wedding video and watching it was perfect! You did such an amazing job and I was definitely crying when we watched it. It is such an amazing and special keepsake for us to always remember our day and we will cherish it forever! You have been an absolute pleasure to work with and we thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for all of your hard work. Your attention to details, capturing of emotion, and the cinematic recap were exactly what we were hoping for!We very much appreciate all of your hard work and we will definitely recommend you to our friends who are all starting to get married.Katie and John

Janet, Okay, I just starting viewing and I am COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH THESE PICS...You are amazing!!! ..and i'm only on the first couple pages.... :D We are so thrilled with the pictures!!! Thank you so much. They are perfect~ Doug and Sarah

Janet- I absolutely love the pictures. Thank you so much for capturing every detail throughout the day. I am very satisfied and excited to make some prints and frame them. You are so good at what you do; I love your photography style energy and passion. You’re the best and I hope to work with you in the future....Baby pictures:) then Family Pics...Thanks Soooo Much, Angela and Rick

As posted on Pictage - 5 out of 5 Stars - "We used Janet for our engagement photos. She was so creative, and captured our personalities perfectly! We felt comfortable and had a great time! I've been a part of wedding parties in which the photographer seemed to be just going through the motions and doesn't connect with the bride and groom. From the moment we met Janet, I felt like we connected, and she knew exactly what we were looking for. You can see the passion she has for her job, and it truly shows in your photos. I highly recommend Janet" Elisabeth Bornhofen

Chicago, IL – 1.19.10 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Janet Johnston Photography and Video has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Best Wedding Photographer.The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds. Janet Johnston Photography and Video is among the top five percent of all vendors in the Martha Stewart Weddings - WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. “We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.” “We are happy to announce that Janet Johnston Photography and Video is among the very best in Wedding Photography within the Martha Stewart Weddings - WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating the best of the best in the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.”

Janet,Thank you so much for being so accommodating and energetic at our engagement session. We love the pictures; it is hard to pick out our favorites! You truly made it an enjoyable day. We cannot wait for the wedding and are so grateful to have you photographing our big day!Emily and Ralph

Janet-It is so awesome to see someone love what they do! Your innate joy shines so brightly in each and every photo you took of our family. What a blessing that our paths crossed. Thank you for taking such good care of us. With hugs of appreciation, The Nagle Family

Dear Janet,The pictures of the wedding are stunning. Everyone who has seen them is so impressed. You have captured the complete event and I can see that you love your work. Thank you Thank you Thank you.Brenda (Mother of the Bride)

Janet,We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for the incredible job you did on our wedding video. The entire video is beautifully done and all the song selections were perfect. Thank you for the bottom of our hearts for creating a work of art that we will always cherish.Deanne and Justin

Janet - We can't thank you enough! The pictures are just too awesome! Brooks Family

Janet - Our Engagement pictures are WONDERFUL!! It was such a pleasure working with you! Joe and I both were so impressed by how you work and are so happy that you will be capturing our special day! Thank you so much for everything!! I can't wait for all our family and friends to see the great pictures!Thank you!Kalleigh and Joe

Janet,Words cannot express my gratitude for make the “In Loving Memory” DVD montage about my Dad. My Mom said that she had a very heavy, sad memory about his death. After watching the video, she was reminded of all the happy times she was having difficulty focusing on. You have a gift. Thank you so much.Pam

Janet, You are wonderful...truly! John and I can't say enough about you as a person and your amazing work. We are grateful to have you along side us to capture all of the magical moments of our big day.Many thanks, Amy and John

As posted on WeddingWire.com - 5 out of 5 stars - I would highly recommend Janet Johnston to anyone who needs photography work or videography!! She's out of this world!! Since she's done the video montage for our wedding, we've also contracted with her for photos of our baby being born, photos for our anniversary, photos for our parents' retirement and photos of our baby's baptism. Her attention to detail, flexibility with travel, upbeat attitude and quality of her work are second to none! I trust no one else when it comes time for important pictures and video! Janet's work is beautiful and she is part of every special occasion that we have! I hold Janet's work in such high regard and I would recommend her and her talents to anyone who needs someone special for their special occasion. Nicole and John

Janet,WOW! Words cannot express how much I love our wedding video. Thank you so much for all of your time and hard work, we really appreciate it. On my wedding day, so many things happened so fast that at times it all seemed like a big blur. I am so happy to have this nice video that captured all the details and emotions as they happened. I love the music you chose and the recap tells our story perfectly. Our video is the perfect way to remember our special day. The video is awesome, awesome, awesome! You are truly talented. Thank you!Leann and Bryan

As posted on WeddingWire.com - 5 out of 5 stars - Janet's work was amazing! Her photography is simply beautiful and top notch. She was extremely professional yet made the experience for all enjoyable. She was very flexible with locations and time and was very knowledgeable about what it takes to make a great photo. I would highly recommend her to all who are looking for a photographer for a special event. I am very pleased with the photos and will cherish them forever. Jennifer S.

Janet,It was great working with you on our wedding day. You helped make the wedding turn out just the way we dreamed it would. Thank you again.Melissa and Alex

Janet,Just wanted to say thank you again for the awesome wedding video. I can’t even imagine the amount of time it takes to create one video. I have to tell you that you are so talented and that we so much appreciate that you shared that talent with us. We can’t thank you enough.Pete and Shanna

Janet- It was a pleasure working with you! You completed our pictures SO quickly!! Thank you so much! They turend out fantastic!!! I keep looking at them all! Thanks so much again and I can't wait for the big day!! Sincerely, Heather and Jeff

Hi Janet! - We just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your help on wedding day. I know our group at times was challenging to work with, but you did a great job at managing everyone!! :) Thanks again!! It was a pleasure working with you!!Sincerely, Matt & Dianna

Janet- OMG!! I just got done looking through my engagement slideshow! Thank you so much, I love all the pictures! I am so grateful I found you as our photographer. Thank you again!! Shannon & Robert

Hi Janet - I just wanted to say thank you so much for doing such an amazing job on the family photos! They turned out great! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Heidi

Janet – Thank you for the wonderful photos! You did great job showcasing the city as well as out love for each other. Thank you so much! Trista and Chad

Dear Janet,Thank you so much for the delightful experience we had with our first baby’s first photo shoot! We all had such a wonderful time and all of the photos are amazing! They have your special touch and artistic eye imprinted on each photo. I look forward to our next shoot! All the best,Kate, Jason and John

Janet,Our wedding video is absolutely the most wonderful thing! We have probably watched it a 100 times! Thank you for capturing our special day. We love it!Jennifer and Rich

Janet,We truly appreciate how much you captured EVERY moment from our wedding day in the best way. It helped me so much, because as a bride, you are so caught up in the whirlwind of the day, that there are so many moments you miss. We LOVE our video!Rachel and Mike

Janet,Thank you so much for our wedding photo montage video! You are so talented! We absolutely love what you did and can't wait to show our families.Thanks again,Leah and Jason

Hi Janet,We received our wedding video. It is amazing and we absolutely love it!!! Thank you so much for all of your work. We have gotten so many wonderful comments on the video. You were so great to work with!Thanks again,Leaette & Scott

Janet - We loved working with you and can't wait to do it again. Thank you so very much! Hooper Family

Janet, Thank you so much for the lovely wedding day. I have received so many compliments from people about your professionalism and fun nature! Sincerely, Sam and Ross

As posted on Weddingwire.com - 5 our of 5 stars - We absolutely loved working with Janet! She is very approachable and incredibly professional. She has various wedding day packages and worked with us to find the best one within our budget. She was responsive to both emails and phone calls whenever I had questions leading up to our wedding.She kindly reminded us when payments were due (actually very helpful!). Janet is organized and is very flexible, doing what she can to make sure you're happy with everything in the end. We also actually booked her for a second job to photograph a separate event at my parents house. Photos from both the wedding and 2nd event were beautiful! Even though both happened in December, which is a down time for weddings, I was still surprised by how quickly pictures were available and how quickly we received our discs w/ photos & the rights release. It's great that we have the option of ordering through her site or to take the disc and develop photos wherever we'd like.Not only did we enjoy working with her, but many people commented on how she provided great direction while trying to set up group photos, made interesting & exciting choices on how to play with different angles and set-ups w/ the wedding party, and overall how professional she was. Additionally, a few people even asked for her information to keep her in mind for any future events they may have.I highly recommend Janet to be the photographer for not only your wedding, but other major life events that you want captured in a beautiful way forever. Jenny and Jason

Dear Janet,Thank you so much for your beautiful wedding day photos! Everyone who sees them is just amazed! Thank you for all of your hard work the day of and we will continue to refer you to all of our friends and family! Sincerely,Camille and Kevin

Janet - Mike and I wanted to say thank you so much for our engagment photos. They turned out beautifully. The whole family and us are very impressed. Thank you so much!! We can't wait to work with you again in a few months!!!! Alyssa and Mike

Janet- We received our wedding video and WE LOVE IT!!! You did an amazing job! Thank you again, we will be recommending you to all of our friends! Thanks, Michelle & Silvio

Janet! Thank you so much for all of your hard work & dedication on our wedding day! We really appreciate all you did to capture our wedding! Best wishes, Jeff and Heather

Janet -I wanted to take a minute to tell you how much we love the family pictures! We appreciate the time you put in with us (outfit changes and all my emails)! Thank you very very much. I look foward to another shoot in January! Thank you - Stacy and Family

Janet – Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding! So many of our guests had wonderful things to say about you and the wedding party just loved you!!I can not wait to have kids so we can have you come and take pictures again : ) Thank you – Kristina and Chris

Janet - I wanted to let you know that we absolutely love the engagement photos, you did such a beautiful job and we are even more excited for the big day!! Thanks again!! Amy & Kevin

HI JANET! I just watched the video and LOVED it!! I laughed and cried (tears of happiness of course) through the whole thing...you captured the day so beautifully :) this is exactly how I wanted to remember our wedding. I have gotten SO many comments about our pictures as well...everyone said they are absolutely beautiful and I couldn't agree more :) Thank you so much for taking so many amazing photos! You're so talented and every single person I have talked to about the wedding had so many wonderful things to say about you. Thank you for making my wedding day a day I felt at ease and for capturing the whole day perfectly.You're the best, I can't thank you enough! Stefanie and John

Janet- We were completely surprised when we got our photos so quickly! They are amazing! Thank you so much for getting them to us so quickly. We really appreciate it! We had a great time on our shoot. Thank you for making us laugh and getting the shots we wanted. Ashley & Vern

Janet...you are the best!!! We absolutely love the engagement photos!!! Rick and I really enjoyed ourselves that day- Thanks so much...so happy we found you. Angie and Rick

Janet - Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed watching our wedding video (basically all week-end long). You did a terrific job in so many ways and we really appreciate your talents. You captured just about every one of our guests which is great…not to mention the emotion that Richard and I felt. I would be happy to be a reference any time. Thanks again! Debbie and Richard

"Janet was the ultimate professional and truly made our wedding day special. She was able to capture so many memories for us. The photographs turned out amazing !! Janet was beyond our expectations both in product and personality. We loved her!!" Kim and Jim

Janet - I made the unfortunate mistake of looking at my wedding photographs while at work, and I've been tearing up all day! I am just so amazed and pleased with every one. We are more than happy to tell anyone how wonderful you have made this entire experience!!! Thank you! Kate and Jeb

Janet,Seriously! Our wedding pictures are FAR beyond what I expected!!! You are awesome! Again, you are seriously the best photographer ever. All other wedding pictures I see are so posed, yours look so natural... I am just super impressed and can’t thank you enough! Jen and Brent

Janet- Thank you so much! We couldn't happier to have you do our wedding. I really appreciate you being so easy to work with (and so accomodating). It has been so stressful planning this wedding and you have made this part of it so stress-free! Thanks again! Christine & Jim

Janet - Oh my gosh the pictures are beautiful! We have been hearing from friends and family all day they are absolutely beautiful!!Thank you so much! Beth (Mother of the Bride)

Janet - You are a gifted photographer, I don't know that I have ever seen pictures of couples/locations that capture the happiness of the moment so beautifully and imaginatively. Stay cool! Jane

Janet -We loved working with you and I love all of the pictures! You are so talentedand took our idea and ran with it! Thanks again for all you do! Can'twait to show everyone!! Jackie and Rob

Janet, We had a great time at our engagement shoot and can't wait for the wedding! You made us very comfortable and we had a great time. Thank you so much for coming out to the place that is very special to us. We are thrilled to have you as our photographer and can't wait to work with you again- wish it wasn't so far away. Jaclynn and Nick

Janet - We have had endless comments about you, your photography skills, etc. We always knew you were great but our guests noticed it too! A more formal thank you will follow but in the meantime---THANK YOU!!!! Amy and John

Janet - I just wanted to tell you thank you and your work is amazing. The pictures are so beautiful and we all could not be happier! Thank you so much! Bridget (Bride)

Janet - David and I wanted to say thank you for helping make our wedding day perfect. We received your videos today and they are PERFECT! We really enjoyed working with you. You are knowledgeable and made it so easy to trust you and your judgment. All of our vendors just raved about how great you were to work with. Thank you so much! Jayna and David

Janet,Thank you so much for making such a beautiful wedding day video for us – WE ABSOLUTELY love it! Your name will be highly recommended to any friends and family! Thank you again, Sarah and Scott

Janet - Thank you SO much! You were absolutely amazing. Milos and I could not be happier! Thanksagain. You really were great! All our best! Danielle and Milos

Hi Janet, Nate and I wanted to thank you for everything you did at the wedding. We can't tell you how comfortable and confident we felt with you as our photographer and now that all of our friends are getting married now we always ask if them if they need a photographer and rave about you. Thanks so much! Cindy and Nate

Janet, Thank you so much! We love our wedding day photos!! They turned out so beautiful! And again, thank you for all the hard work you did for us that day, it was very much appreciated. We'll be sure to keep recommending you to all of our family and friends. Thanks, Lindsay and Jeffrey

Hi Janet! Just wanted to say thanks again for all your hard work onour wedding day! My guests can not stop talking about how great you are atwhat you do! I told them just wait until you see all the pictures!!Thanks again for everything! Jackie and Rob

As reviewed on THE KNOT - "Janet Johnston!! =) my friend had her for her wedding last year and I feel in love with all her pictures. Then I got obsessed with her website and all the other weddings she did too. We booked her for our april 2013 wedding, she is filling up already for 2013. Check out her website. I think independent photographers are nicer way to go because it is more personable and they take more pride in their work I feel. Met with bigger companies and other independents, and went with Janet. Shes based out of Aurora, but meets you at a mutual location in between to have a meeting. Awesome work, great personality. Someone you would want to spend your whole day around and trust. Tell her sarah zeigler sent you if you go. =) "

Janet - LOVE love love love love our engagement photos!!! We're gonna blow 'em up and wallpaper our future apartment with them. Ok, not really, but we're VERY happy and thrilled that you'll be with us on our wedding day!Thanks so much!Steph and Marc

Janet, Our wedding day album is beautiful!! Thank you so much for all your hard work and capturing our wedding day so beautifully. We loved working with you! Maybe we will see you again for some more of your picture magic with little ones: ) Thank you, Nick and Jaclynn

Hi Janet, I don't even know where to begin...the wedding pictures are out of this world beautiful!! You captured every moment, then so many more!! THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for everything and being a part in our special day!! My family is so impressed by your work and we are too! Thank you again for everything! Kalleigh and Joe

Janet, You are WONDERFUL! We had SUCH a great time, and you are truly amazing at what you do!! Jacqueline and Peter

Janet, I have been looking at these pictures all evening - I cant stop - they turned out so good! You are a miracle worker! I had to say thank you again for your patience and for the quality of your work - it is so far beyond what we have experienced in the past- We are thrilled with the pictures - Thank you for your patience and professionalism! With the age of our children it is very difficult to get cooperation - so thank you again! Thank you! The Ludwig Family

Janet- I don't even know where to begin. Milos and I are BEYOND happy with our wedding DVD. It is everything we wanted and more. Our families thoroughly enjoyed watching it too. I am going to recommend you to anyone who needs a wedding videographer. You are amazing. Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart! Danielle & Milos

Janet - Just wanted to let you know that we received the videos! They were wonderful, we all love it, and I cried more watching the video than I did that day. Thank you so much for all your hard work, Jeff and I really appreciate it. Lindsay & Jeffrey

Janet- Our pictures are beautiful!!! You do such wonderful work. Thanks again so much! Elisabeth & Joe

Janet!!!! Our wedding photos are GORGEOUS! I LOVE THEM! Thank you so much for making me look and feel beautiful on my wedding day. We are all so happy to see how the pictures turned out. Picking 50 pictures for our wedding album will be difficult. Can't wait to get the CD and start plastering these pictures everywhere :) Also, I want to thank you for the great job you did the day of. We had many, many people come up to us and say how great you were. Our wedding party appreciated the efficiency of our pre-ceremony pictures. It was great having someone know what they are doing and get it done! Thanks again! Kim & Eddie

Dear Janet, I placed my order with Pictage last week and ended up ordering far more than I had ever anticipated ordering of engagement photos. I just could not choose a few; there were far too many good photos and I had to have each one ordered. I am so looking forward to receiving them and showing them to our close friends and family. Thank you also for making the photo shoot so much fun for my daughter and Sam. Initially, I believe they were a bit nervous. I could tell when they came home that you had made them feel very comfortable. Because of you they have fond memories of their engagement photo session; what a wonderful start to their engagement. Furthermore, you truly captured the love they have and joy they feel for each other in their photos, thank you. Sincerely, Carrie (Mother of the Bride-to-be)

Janet, Our engagement pictures are awesome! Thanks so much! I can't wait to work with you for the wedding, I know the pictures will be great! Thanks again! Nikki & Scott

As Posted on WeddingWire.com - Five out of Five Stars - I cannot say enough good things about Janet. She is fun, energetic, helpful and soooo creative! Her photographs are just beautiful. And her reviews speak for themselves...when I was searching for a photographer, she was the only one I saw that had all 5 star reviews, and with good reason. She is so easy to work with, her prices are good and payments can easily be made online. Her work is outstanding and she really puts a lot of time and effort into your event, and then later editing your photos. She really makes your day important to her, which really allows you to put your confidence in her. She understands that the pictures will last the rest of your life, and she wants you to love them. I can't wait until we have kids and can use her again to take baby and family photos! Pick Janet, she's the best! Kristina and Chris

Janet - We received the wedding video and hands down it was amazing!! Thank you SOO much for your hard work in putting it together! It captured every moment of the day and all of the special moments! I really appreciate everything you've done to make our wedding day come to life again through the pictures and the video! Thank you again for everything!Kalleigh and Joe

Janet - You are so awesome for having our wedding day photos finished so quickly!!! We are so happy you were our photographer and got many compliments for your professionalism and sweet nature. Everyone loved working with you. Thank you for everything! Jenny and Jason

Hi Janet – Our wedding day pictures are absolutely amazing! We (and all of our family and friends) love them and could not be happier with how they turned out, all thanks to you. Thank you so much, Christine and Jim

Marc and I cannot thank you enough for how amazing you were throughout our wedding day. It seriously was the best day of our lives, and we're both grateful you were there to capture the moments and share in them with us. Thank you so so much!!Stephanie and Marc

As posted on Pictage - "From our first meeting, I knew that Janet was the photographer for us! She was super personable, funny and easygoing and made us feel comfortable. Her prices were reasonable and she is knowledgable and professional. Our engagement shoot was so fun! Janet made it so easy and I felt like she brought out the best in us. The shoot was in the snow and Janet wasn't afraid to kneel, sit, lay and let us use her coat on the snowy ground to get the best positions and pictures. I'm really excited for our wedding day because I know my family and friends will love Janet and I think we'll get some amazing pictures. " Haley and Herman

Janet, We love them....We love them...We love them...WE LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for taking such beautiful pictures of us!!! We couldn't be happier!! Thanks again! They look AMAZING...you are SO incredibly talented! We had so much fun taking them, I couldn't be happier that we have you as our wedding photographer!-Stefanie and John

Janet! Kyle and I just wanted to tell you how beautiful we think the pictures are! Thank you so much! We absolutely love them!! Thank you again for taking such lovely pictures!Jenn and Kyle

Janet, Thank you so much for doing such wonderful and beautiful work! We looked through the photos and love them all. We are so happy we chose you to capture our wedding day photos.Thank you!Angela and Kevin

Hi Janet, Thank you so much! Our engagement pictures are incredible, we really LOVE them! I may have to order a whole book :-). All the pictures are fantastic, what can I say? We are looking forward to working with you on our wedding day in April and you have totally put us at ease with the wedding day pics. Or should I say you put us even more at ease than we felt before the engagement shoot. We have no doubts or apprehensions about the wedding photos. Zero. Ziltch. So thank you very much for our peace of mind on such a crazy day-to-be! Sincerely, Val (and Matt)

Dear Janet,Thank you so much for sharing all of your time and special talents with us. The photos are spectacular thanks to your keen eye! Thank you so much, Elisabeth and Joe

Janet, I have to say I LOVE the pictures. They did make me sad to see how much she has grown from each photo shoot you have done for her. I am so glad that we heard about you. I look toward to many more photos with you...thank you for being understanding with time and date changes...YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! Thanks again, Randy, Stacy and Audrey

As Posted on Pictage Reviews - "Janet Johnston was great!!! We used her for video and photography. We received our photos within 3 weeks of having our wedding and we can't wait to get the video. The photos turned out amazing and Janet was great to work with, she was efficient and pleasant all at the same time. I would definitely recommend Janet Johnston for both photography and videography!!!" Meaghan and Jimmy

Janet- What can I say - our wedding day photos are perfect!!! Alex and I looked at them together last night and are so very pleased! You seriously rock! We could not thank you enough for being so amazing and fun to work with! Thank you so so much! I cannot wait to have you take pictures of our future kids-trust me I will call:) Britttany and Alex

"Janet was amazing!!! Having seen her done other weddings gave us complete confidence in hiring her to do ours! She is extremely professional, very easy to work with, and all around, a wonderful person!! She shows so much care and interest into your entire wedding and the outcome is priceless! We were so happy with our photos, as was everyone else!! She captured every moment perfectly and allowed us to see what we may have "missed" throughout the day! Thank you Janet!! You rock!!" Molly and Ryan

As Posted in Pictage.com - "We have loved working with Janet! Our first experience working with her was with our engagement pictures and from there we knew we found someone who truly cares about not only capturing the moment but about those she is photographing. I have gone to her to do my sons 6 month and one year pictures because I wouldn't trust anyone else but her to capture the pure joy of our little man. She is just wonderful! " Joe and Kalleigh

5 out of 5 stars - We are so thrilled with Janet's work! She did such an amazing job with our engagement and wedding pictures. We absolutely LOVE them!! She was so fun to work with too. I did not even notice her taking pictures at all during the ceremony or reception which I thought was really nice. Sign of a great photographer!!! I would highly recommend Janet. Sarah and Doug

Hi Janet,Ben and I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful job you didat the wedding. We could not have been happier with how everythingwent. We had so much fun working with you and very much appreciatedyour helpful hints with the wedding dress and pinning on flowers.Wehad many guests comment on how accommodating and efficient you were.Thank you for helping us create a day that we will never forget.Thank you,Ben and Katie

"Janet has been amazing to work with! She has been very helpful since day one of our wedding planning. She is also very fun and personable! Everything is very clear and she always answers questions quickly. More importantly, we love her photography style and we are really happy with our photos and our video. I would recommend Janet to anybody looking for a great photographer." Megan and Jason

Thank you Janet! We love them! Can't wait to do it again! :) Eek! I love them! It was a pleasure working with you! You were amazing and even my husband had a good time. Thanks again,The Wendt Family

Janet,Thank you thank you!!!! The pictures are beautiful! So many to choose from as always. :) We had such a great time and cannot wait for the next time. The location was absolutely perfect. I love all of the different areas. Thanks for everything as always! You are seriously the best!Vern and Ashley

Janet, Thank you so much for shooting Michelle's wedding for us. So many people that you came in contact with snapping shots of memories for us - all came up to me and made comment of what a wonderfulperson you were. (which I already knew :) You are an example of what I would love to be when I take pictures for people - I was just in awe of how gracious you were and how (even if you had some stress) never showed it. You made it all look so easy and kept things moving smoothly AND kept the bride from not getting frazzled! (so important!! lol!) Thank you!~Cheryl and Steve~ Parents of the bride

Janet! Oh my goodness!!! You've outdone yourself again...the pictures are amazing!! It's so great to see the joy of our little guy captured in such great photography! Thank you doesn't say it enough!! We love the pictures!!! Kalleigh and Joe

Janet - Oh my heavens! The photos of our daughter brings tears to my eyes ~ to finally have photos that capture the beauty of our baby girl is so special. There will be many more years of "Janet photos" as Adleigh grows and for this I am so grateful. What a beautiful day! With love and gratitude, Amy & John

Janet, We just wanted to send you a message to tell you how special you helped make our wedding day! You are so fun, professional, creative and positive and we loved the photos!! Thanks again for everything, you are amazing! :-) Jen and Keith

As posted on Pictage.com ~ "We absolutely love our wedding photos. Janet captured so many perfect moments of the night and she made sure to get pics of everything we asked her to get pics of. She's friendly, fun, outgoing but also very professional. Everyone loved her!" Michelle and Rich

As posted on WeddingWire.com ~ 5 of of 5 Stars ~ Janet is the consumate professional. She engages the guests and the bridal party so wonderfully. However as terrific as she is, her photographs are stupendous. Thanks, Janet! We highly reccomend her to anyone! Peggy

Hi Janet, This is Sarah's mom, and I've been wanting to write to you for almost a year! We were so, so happy with Sarah and Doug's wedding pictures! You are a wonderful photographer! It took her so long to choose the pictures for the album (which is absolutely gorgeous!) because there were so many fantastic photos from which to choose! I have already recommended you to friends & I will continue to do so. I am very grateful to you, and wish you the best of luck. Thank you!!God Bless you and your family, Judi (Mother of the Bride)

Five out of Five Stars! ~ As posted on Pictage.com ~"Janet was such a fun photographer! She made us both feel so comfortable while taking our pictures. The pictures turned out absolutely beautiful! Janet is definitely worth every penny--I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!" M. Benoit

Janet could not have been a more perfect person to work with on the day of our wedding. She arrived early to familiarize herself with the area and she was completely self sufficient throughout the day. Janet took the most wonderful photographs and I wholeheartedly recommend her for any event. Emily

"Great vision to see amazing shots! Love her flexibility on taking pictures that aren't forced or posed, just relaxed!" Linda

5 out of 5 stars on WeddingWire.com~ Janet was such a pleasure to work with. We really tested her from the beginning by having our engagement photos in downtown Chicago with the temperature being about 20 degrees!! Despite the cold she made us so comfortable and we all had a wonderful time. Janet is very professional, but laid back enough to make you really feel comfortable. She is able to get such wonderfully natural shots. She did a great job with all of our photos and is very, very personable. Our wedding guests gave us so many compliments on how amazing the pictures were. We were blown away by the pictures. Janet really will capture the beauty of your special day. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for the best photographer in the Chicago area!! Ana and Cory

Kimberly and James Janet sold us with her professionalism and quality of work before our wedding day. Our engagement pictures were a pleasant preview to what we could expect on our wedding day and we weren't disappointed. Janet was focused and able to control our large (and vocal) wedding party without ruining the fun. Her calm and positive demeanor brightened our day!

There are no words to explain how amazing Janet is to work with. Janet was an absolute delight. Our engagement and wedding photos were beautiful and flawless. She is one of the nicest people I have met. She was organized and responsive. She was a true professional. She even helped me jump through hoops with DuPage County to get a permit for pictures. Janet gelled really well with us and our entire bridal party. Guests at the wedding even told us how great she was. We LOVED her. Chrissy and Leroy

Janet is amazing! We have gotten hundreds of compliments on our engagement photos, and we have seen snippets of our wedding photos and they look incredible! Janet is so kind and professional and she really loves what she does! I was very picky about who would take photos on our wedding day but I would choose Janet time and time again! Jennifer

Janet is the consummate professional. She engages the guests and the bridal party so wonderfully. However as terrific as she is, her photographs are stupendous. Thanks, Janet! We highly recommend her to anyone! Peggy

Words cannot describe how much we loved working with Janet. From our first meeting, to the wedding day she was so calming and assuring that everything would be perfect. She is professional and so caring and really listened to what we wanted. People kept coming up to us during our wedding to tell us how professional and sweet she was. I was a nervous bride and she made me feel so much better about everything that was going on, including things that didn't even have to do with the photography. If you want someone who treats you like a friend instead of just another client choose Janet. If you want quality pictures, chose Janet. She will be doing our photography for when we have a little one on the way and when that little one is born! Thank you for everything Janet!! You're the best!! Lauren & Matt

We are so thrilled with Janet's work! She did such an amazing job with our engagement and wedding pictures. We absolutely LOVE them!! She was so fun to work with too. I did not even notice her taking pictures at all during the ceremony or reception which I thought was really nice. Sign of an great photographer!!! I would highly recommend Janet. Sarah and Nick

"Janet could not have been a more perfect person to work with on the day of our wedding. She arrived early to familiarize herself with the area and she was completely self sufficient throughout the day. Janet took the most wonderful photographs and I wholeheartedly recommend her for any event. " Emily

Kelsey "Janet is an amazing photographer! She captures all of the right moments and doesn't get in your way. She makes sure to get every detail of your special day! I would recommend her to everyone! She also has a great personality all of our guests loved her."

5 out of 5 stars ~ WeddingWire.com Janet was amazing! The photos look amazing and she was so professional and organized. I literally could not ask for better photos for my wedding! I would use Janet for any major event in my life! Ashlin and Javier

Hi Janet, Thank you so much (again!) for working with us. I love the photos--we just received the disc of images yesterday. Once again, you managed to capture some really beautiful pictures and I can't tell you how much that means to us. I look forward to hopefully working with you again in the future :) ~Erin and Greg

"Had such a wonderful time working with Janet for both engagement pictures and wedding day. Janet is so great at what she does and truly has a gift for capturing all of the important details and moments. I'm so thankful that she was able to work with us, our pictures turned out truly amazing!!" Kristin and Michael

Janet, I just looked at all the photos and wow! I literally have tears in my eyes. You captured some wonderful moments with my family. Thank you so very much! Sincerely, Lisa

Janet!!!! I don't even know where to start....these are amazing, and it's only the first three!! I wish you could see the gigantic smile on my face!! Thank you so so so so much!!! You really are the BEST! Your pictures are just as great as you are. We had such an awesome time and just a ton of fun! Thank you again and again! Jacqueline

Janet, I am just blown away by our wedding day album!! Thank you so much! I will treasure this forever and it brought back so many amazing memories! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are the best and so talented! -Julie

Janet ~ Our wedding day photos are all amazing and breath taking and everyone is raving about them. You did just a wonderful job capturing so many small details and moments. Thank you for the sweet shot of my mom and I holding hands it melted my heart. I can't tell you enough how great of a job you did and thank you for capturing our dream day and all the special moments!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! Love, Sammie and West!

5 out of 5 Stars ~ The Knot ~ "We could not have been more lucky than to find such a talented, hard working, lovely photographer to work with for our engagement and wedding photos. Janet has unbelievable talent- her photos are absolutely stunning. She is also a very fun and energetic person, and made our experiences so comfortable. I very highly recommend her!" Ashley and Drew

5 out of 5 Starts on The Knot ~ "Janet is just amazing! She took beautiful engagement and wedding photos for us! I was worried about only having one photographer for the day of our wedding but Janet runs around to get all the photos we wanted! She is hilarious to work with and made everyone in the bridal party comfortable in the photos! Janet even got all of the must have family photos with a time crunch at the church! THANK YOU JANET J!" Brittany and Eric

5 out of 5 Stars on The Knot ~ "Janet is phenomenal at what she does! She was wonderful to work with during our engagement pictures, wedding day and all the planning in between. Her bubbly and down to earth personality made it easy for everyone to just relax and have a great time at our wedding. She works harder than any vendor and boy.. does she HUSTLE! We cannot say enough great things about her, and are looking forward to having her shoot our milestones in the the years to come!" Kailee and Michael