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Kind words from lovely couples

Kind words from lovely couples

Linda + Dan

We would give the highest recommendation for Jonlaya for any of your photography needs. Jonlaya went the extra mile getting to know us, listened to our preferences for our wedding photos, and over several months leading up to our wedding and on our special day, Jonlaya became almost like a sister to us which made our photos on our wedding day more intimate and special. She captured all the key moments during our wedding, but more importantly, many other cherished moments we did not see or know about until we received our photos. We feel so fortunate we found Jonlaya and plan on using her again for future family photos. Thank you so much Jonlaya for your exceptional service and we look forward to a long relationship moving forward. 

Jess + Alex

Jonlaya at LUEM Photography was such a pleasure to work with. Although she happens to be my sister in law, on a professional level, she did everything and more than I would expect as the photographer to my wedding and engagement. She would take the time to get to know the venue, vendors, and really familiarize herself with the wedding environment. She captured many great moments and had a great sense of angles, lighting, and details. All while never getting in the way of the proceedings. If there were certain poses or pictures we wanted to take, no matter how silly, she would take the time to make sure our vision was realized. I highly recommend her for any photography needs and wish her the best of success.

Lyra and Fayaz

Jonlaya was recommended to us by our friends who were once her clients too. We had our intimate wedding celebration at Fogo de Chão at North Bethesda. After exchanging chats over the phone, we loved how easy it was to speak with her. We wanted to work with a photographer who is as spontaneous as us and she fits perfectly. During our special day, it rained a little outside, but we managed to keep it going and the result came out exquisitely. She made us feel ourselves and has captured the most candid, intimate moments artfully.

Christine S.

Working with Jonlaya was an absolute pleasure! She did a fantastic job capturing our intimate wedding and we are so in love with every photo! You can definitely see her passion for photography shine through her work. She is incredibly professional and personable, and always responded to any questions/requests we had in a timely manner. Thank you so much for helping us to capture such special memories of our big day!

Amy P.

Absolutely LOVED our wedding photos!! We wanted very candid photos nothing too posed and thats exactly what we received. Working with LUEM photography was so smooth and stress free- especially for such a hot and hectic day. Jonlaya was very flexible and very fun to work with! She is such a sweetheart and her work definitely shows her enjoyment of what she does. I 1000% recommended LUEM Photography.

MJ + Edgar

What a fun photo shoot. Jonlaya had fantastic ideas on how to pose and just be ourselves. Her ideas for the location took both of us away. The view was to die for, so of course we had fun with it and definitely love to be daring.  That didn't stop Jonlaya, she went with it and got some amazing pictures with stunning views. Thank you so much for this experience and for capturing this moment for us.


Jonlaya was amazing! From start to finish we were laughing all the time. She made us feel so comfortable. She captured everything we wanted so beautifully! Would definitely hire her again!


Jonlaya is amazing! Patient, professional, and amazing skills. Especially her warmth and smile; made me happy and comfortable.

Thank you so much!!

Linda H.

We got our pictures today and they are beautiful! Our wedding was at an overlook in Shenandoah National Park and Jonlaya did an amazing job capturing our special day! 

We can’t thank her enough for that. 

We highly recommend her !

Emma O.

LUEM was the perfect choice for our wedding. Jonlaya was friendly and reliable. We were so pleased with our photos, the value and how quickly we got our photos back. I would highly recommend to anyone getting married in the DMV area.

Anna C.

Jonlaya arrived on location early, found the best spots for portraits, took some photos of the area, all without us asking her to, so we were impressed. It was easy to work with her, the whole experience was user friendly, from initial consultation to making payments to ordering and editing the photos. Everything was quick and easy. We would use her again, absolutely..

Kelly H.

From the booking, to the shoot, to the turnaround process Jonlaya was kind, flexible, and professional. My fiancé and I were both a little nervous about being in front of the camera for our engagement shoot, but Jonlaya was able to make us both feel comfortable and capture our true personalities in her photos. Jonlaya returned our high-quality photos weeks before we expected them. We are so excited to hold onto these memories that Luem was able to capture for us. 

If you are looking for a reliable, talented, professional, responsive, and kind photographer- we would highly recommend Jonlaya from LUEM Photography!

Peggy + Mac

I am so honored to submit a recommendation for Jonlaya and LUEM photography. 

Jan was absolutely incredible in taking pictures at my wedding.  We are an older couple and I was very concerned about how I would look in pictures. Jan did an amazing job and the pictures are so beautiful. Better than I could have ever imagined.  Jan captured the entire feel for the wedding and the people in attendance though the pictures. The pictures show such sensitivity with great color from flowers in the garden, the venue and the people.  Jan helped us pick out the best back drops for the pictures and covered every aspect of the day. Jan captured all of our friends and family in such as remarkable way.  

The pictures truly tell the story of the day, just like you are there. I asked Jan to photograph the Quaker Meeting House because of the beauty and history and the pictures are so inspiring. Some of the pictures will be placed on the web site of the venue.  

I did a lot of work myself (to save money) by buying and arranging flowers, purchasing the napkins, glasses, etc, setting up the table and having friends bake deserts. The pictures make the wedding and the reception look a professional did work and that it was very expensive in the way that Jan highlighted various elements.  

Jan was so kind, so caring and had a big beautiful smile that was ever present, like a member of the family.  I only felt comfortable and secure in her abilities.  

Lastly the number of pictures and array is outstanding. It was simple to download the pictures on the computer to put collections together for various friends and family, with the ability to purchase online. 

My husband and I am so happy with Jan and the pictures. I cannot adequately express my appreciation to Jan.

Richard C.

Kind, considerate, extremely personable, bright, cheerful, helpful, exceptional value, a great eye and a wonderful personality.

When I need a photographer again, I won't call anyone else. I strongly recommend. The pictures are fantastic!

Michael S.

Just simply amazing! Jonlaya was always on time, excellent price, and amazing quality photos throughout all times of the day. She got all of the different aspects of our wedding. It was great to see her having fun as well at our wedding! Her composition and artwork of the photos with limited time for each shot was impressive. We were pleasantly surprised to have received over 1,700 amazing photos, definitely would highly recommend Jonlaya for anyone's photography needs!

Katherine B.

I’m so glad she photographed such an important day for us! Her work is beautiful. She was easy to get in touch with, quick to respond and so easy to work with. We felt relaxed and comfortable with her instantly.

Patricia W.

I didn't have the chance to meet Jonlaya before my wedding day, but she was communicative and incredibly helpful when working out details over email. She brought such a calm and positive vibe into the room the day of and, despite having just met her, it felt completely natural for her to capture private and special moments before the ceremony. She prioritized what was important to us and also addressed sensitive requests with grace and discretion. She made my husband and I feel comfortable in front of her camera, and she was so kind and positive throughout!

Her results are unbelievably gorgeous and reflect her incredible talent. I have never felt more beautiful than when I remember my wedding day through LUEM Photography's photos! We gifted our parents books of the pictures and kept one for ourselves. We also included links to the photo site in all of our thank-you notes, because I just know that the stunning photos of our guests will make them feel as beautiful as I did! We treasure the gallery she prepared for us and I find myself ordering more prints every few weeks as I want to frame all of them.

LUEM Photography's services added a special, joyful feeling to our wedding day and I absolutely love the end results. I can't recommend her highly enough!

Malia + Zach

Jonlaya was the best decision! I just received our wedding photos back and they are incredible. She had such an attention to detail and got shots of all those painstaking details that took months for me to create. She captured the atmosphere and we felt like we relived the wedding at all angles viewing our pictures. During the ceremony and reception I hardly saw her but she was busy getting all the shots! I never once felt like she was in my space taking photos of me...I hardly saw her. During posed photos, she was so sweet and easy to work with. I'm awkward having my photos taken and she made me feel at ease. She was early to the agreed time so she could get detail shots of venue. And on top of all that she was a very reasonable price! 5 stars! Thank you for capturing all the magical moments of our wedding day!

Alexis O.

Jonlaya was superb!! Fun and brought out the best in everyone!! She was a FANTASTIC!! I will use her again!!

Ernest A.

We really liked Jonlaya's style of shooting. She captured our wedding second by second and minute by minute not missing a shot. She stays out of view but gets the best shots. She was punctual, let us have input on what shots we wanted, and didn’t rush us in anyway. She was quick to respond to all my emails and delivered our photos super fast after our wedding. The photos look like pictures from a magazine! We are getting rave reviews about them from family and friends.

May F.

Thank you so much for everything, 

You are amazing

Lesley + Jordan

Choosing Jonlaya (Jan) from LUEM Photography as our wedding photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our special day. I knew after the first email correspondence with her that it was a great fit.

We decided to do an engagement shoot as a "trial run" and the experience and the photos were amazing.

We kept in touch leading up to the wedding day because the ceremony was outside and rain was on the way. We had a back up plan in motion, but we all were fine with a little wedding in the rain!

The ceremony was delayed an hour, so Jan decided to do group photos of the guests who were waiting and everyone loved the photos!

My favorite part about the day was that you didn't even know there was a photographer. Jan blended in like one of the guests and just so happened to take amazing photos along the way.

Since receiving the finished photos and sharing them with my family, I am getting non stop compliments about the photographer and the photos. (I think all of my Facebook friends now have a LUEM Photography photo as their profile picture! Even a few of them have updated their LinkedIn pictures as well, lol)

I would choose Jan as my photographer over and over again and I will definitely reach out to her for future milestone pictures. Thank you again!