Praise

Rita and Gerard“Jonathan is a gifted, passionate photographer who cares deeply about his work and about his clients. When choosing a photographer for our wedding, Jonathan stood out as a professional and as an artist. We knew he could be trusted to capture our most meaningful moments. When we look at our photos, we don’t just say, “That’s a good picture of you,” we say, “that looks like who you are.” Jonathan consistently creates graceful, intimate photos. We can’t wait to work with him again.”

 

- Gerard Van Halsema & Rita Feikema

 

 

 

Dan and Maria Knapper

“Working with Jonathan was a great experience—what we appreciated most was the way he put us at ease every time we were in front of the camera, as if doing a photo shoot were the most natural thing in the world. Whether during our engagement shoot, where his helpful feedback and collaborative approach made the experience personal and fun, or during the wedding itself, where his presence did not distract from the main event, we always felt comfortable with Jonathan holding the camera. And of course, we love our pictures! Always professional, approachable, and sincere: it was a real pleasure to work with him.”

 

- Dan & Maria Knapper

 

 

Kelli and Chad“Jonathan Stoner Photography was recommended to us by a close friend, and it was probably some of the most beneficial wedding planning advice we got! From our engagement session to our actual wedding day Jonathan was incredible to work with. He is not only fun and easy-going, but he also incorporated some of our ideas as well as his own artistic eye in creating beautiful pictures. We are extremely happy with how our pictures turned out, and are so glad that we chose Jonathan to be our photographer.”

 

- Kelli & Chad Drenth

 

 

 

Allison and Jeff“I first met Jonathan three years ago when my husband and I hired him to photograph our engagement pictures and then our wedding pictures later that summer. We were both so happy with how the pictures turned out and also happy with how our whole photography experience was with him was. Jonathan was very relaxed and easygoing on our wedding day–just what a nervous bride needs! We are so thankful for his service and still enjoy looking at our wedding pictures today! I also go to know Jonathan this past summer when I worked as his assistant at a few weddings he photographed. Jonathan has helped me as I grow as I start my own photography business and has been great to learn from.”

 

- Allison & Jeff Christians

 

Joel and Emily“We loved working with Jonathan!  He was very flexible and professional, and we love our wedding photos!  He was very easy to work with, and also fun to be around on our wedding day.  We would recommend him to anyone!”

 

- Joel & Emily Bont

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie and Ken“Jonathan is a flexible, reliable, and professional photographer. We love the quality and style of his photography and he made us feel at ease during both engagement and wedding photos. He is very artistic and is able to work in any environment. He took beautiful fall pictures for our engagement session and also was very skilled at capturing our snowy wedding day. He provided great value and service and we received our edited pictures very promptly. These are memories we will have for the rest of our lives and we are so glad that Jonathan was able to capture them in such a creative way. Overall, we were extremely happy with Jonathan’s work.”

 

- Stephanie & Ken Welch

 

 

Ashley and Gareth“We could not have made a better choice for our photographer.  On a day that is full of joy and stress, it was great to have someone who knew what they were doing and came prepared.  Jonathan did not overwhelm us, but worked with us always making sure we came first and most of all had fun.  His creativity shows in the final product, we are very happy with the pictures.  I highly recommend Jonathan Stoner.”

 

- Gareth & Ashley Emmerson

 

 

 

 

Dana and Hoel“We loved working with Jonathan Stoner on our engagement photo shoot and wedding day.  Not only did they take quality photos, he also did a fantastic job of working with our large families & our big wedding party!”

 

- Dana Doll & Joel Lautenbach

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grace and Emma“A truly great photographer not only produces excellent pictures but also makes the experience great as well. Jonathan has the perfect combination of professionalism and detail to give you the feeling that he’s in charge but willing to work with you. Coupling creativity and reading the wedding party, he worked with us and the surroundings to add depth, color and uniqueness to the shoot.”

 

- Grace-Emma van Til and Anette van Til

 

 

 

 

Marie Sungmin“Jonathan Stoner photographed our engagement session and wedding day and did a fantastic job. Jonathan was very professional and provided us with a wide variety of pictures to choose from. We appreciated his attention to detail and ability to capture all of our moments – planned and unplanned. I did not have specific photo requests for our wedding day but was very happy with the unique way Jonathan documented our special day. My husband and I continue to receive complements on our wedding pictures, and we would recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for a talented and creative wedding photographer!”

 

- Marie DeVries & Sungmin Youn

 

 

Matt and Eda“Working with Jonathan has been SUCH a great experience.  We were planning a long distance wedding and finding a photographer as accommodating and affordable as him was a blessing!  He flew to DC to take our engagement pics which made it so much easier on us. The photos turned out great!  He even came to our rehearsal dinner to take pics. Both him and his assistant were very professional and helpful on our wedding day! The wedding pictures we have seen so far have turned out GREAT and we can’t wait to see all of them! Jonathan is not just an amazing person, but also a great photographer.  You can tell from his enthusiasm how much he loves what he does!  We are glad we found him and would definitely recommend Jonathan to anyone!”

 

- Matt & Eda Marzolo

 

Hollie Jonathan“One thing that a bride needs on her wedding day is confidence. One piece of confidence can be found in securing a wedding photographer that you trust will capture your most special day forever. I had that confidence on my wedding day with Jonathan Stoner. Jonathan was engaging, professional, creative and fun. My confidence continues 3 years later as people compliment the timeless photo captured of my husband dipping me in the dune grass in my wedding dress overlooking the shore of Lake Michigan. Forever grateful for that confidence Jonathan. It is my pleasure to recommend Jonathan Stoner Photography to you for your photography needs. Be confident!”

 

- Hollie & Jonathan Peerboom

 

 

Jeff and Leandra“A wedding is one of the most important days in a couple’s life and capturing it is essential.  My wife and I had a specific vision and hope for the pictures of our day; Jonathan didn’t disappoint. First, Jonathan is genuinely a good guy. He cared about us and was sincere about the work he did for us. Second, he made himself available. He was with us from when the girls started getting ready and stayed with us through most of the night. Finally, we love his style. One of Jonathan’s strengths is capturing both beautiful traditional photos and modern, artistic shots. We are so happy that we had not only a friend, but a great professional alongside us for our day. We love you man!”

 

- Jeff & Leandra Large

 

 

Mark and Nalini“We felt very comfortable with Jonathan during our engagement shoot, and he did a great job of keeping the session light and fun.  We got some lovely pictures to use for our wedding guestbook.  Jonathan was able to keep an easy-going feel during our wedding as well.  He made our family and friends feel very much a part of the experience and kept them at ease.  We really appreciated the way both Jonathan allowed us to soak in the day without feeling rushed, and for the respect and love he has for family and the sacredness of marriage…which showed in the ways he worked to capture our special moments. We are grateful.”

 

- Mark and Nalini Van Den Bosch

 

 

Alison Bower“Jonathan Stoner photographed my grandfather’s 90th birthday party last year. His style is so creative; capturing pure emotion. Jonathan is such a pleasure to work with due to the fact that he is always happy, positive, creative, and a Christ loving man. His pictures were beautiful and I am truly grateful for the time he took to capture this day. My grandfather passed away this year and now all I have left are the beautiful pictures Jon took of his last party. Jonathan is more then just an ordinary photographer, his demeanor is so likable that you feel like he is part of the family. Most of all, his pictures are breathtaking!!”

 

- Allison Bower

 

 

Danielle Veldman“Jonathan has helped me with several non-profit events over the past few years, and I couldn’t be happier with his work. His passion for the community, paired with his dedication to excellence in his work, has made him my first choice for all of my photography needs. He needs very little direction, and I can trust him to capture the emotion, details, and overall vision of any event. His engaging personality makes his subjects feel comfortable, which results in natural, beautiful images. If you are looking for someone who is personable, professional, and creative, Jonathan is your man!”

 

- Danielle Veldman

 

 

Razel Camille“Jonathan is our preferred photographer. He has taken photos for family celebrations, he has taken amazing ministry photos for our advertising and web materials, as well as professional head shots for the ministry leaders at the church we lead. Jonathan is a joy to work with and strives to make our photographic ideas a reality. He hasn’t been intimidated by our unique requests; in fact, he seems excited and driven by a challenge. His creativity and technical knowledge work together to produce images that capture the essence of events and tell a story to all viewers.”

 

- Razel & Camille Jones

 

 

Ashleigh Emmerson“Jonathan is not simply interested in capturing images, he is dedicated to telling moments and stories in the colour of real life. That intent makes all the difference in working with Jonathan and in the final products of that process. What I appreciate most in the work I have done with Jonathan is the depth and dimension he is building into the vision for his business, and the authentic commitment he has to knowing and representing the clients and colleagues he works with well. He brings the critical ability to balance his own intuition and skill with that of colleagues, and with the ideas and expectations of his clients. As a client and as someone who has the privilege of walking with him to help him engage the full potential of his business, it is a privilege working with him.”

 

- Ashleigh Emmerson, President, Red Earth Ventures

 

The Rapidian“Finding Jonathan to help us cover special stories on The Rapidian has been a godsend. Not only does he take beautiful pictures, but often more importantly in our time-based newsroom, he jumps up and hits the ground running with any challenge we throw his way. Need him to weave through the giant crowds to capture ArtPrize’s Top Ten and still somehow capture the story of the work and not the crowds surrounding them? Done-and in just a few hours after the request, no less! Jonathan has consistently responded with not only a professional and artistic product, but done so quickly- and in a way that makes it fun to work with him. I always look forward to a project that I get to work on with Jonathan Stoner.”

 

- Holly Bechiri, Managing Editor, The Rapidian