Justin was our photographer for our destination wedding in Cuba last summer. I could not be happier with the photos! They are absolutely stunning! He is also a lot of fun and he made my husband and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera. He definitely enhanced my entire wedding experience! Truly beautiful work. I highly recommend him for any occasion.
Justin is amazing, he was so involved and attentive the entire night, taking simply beautiful pictures, capturing all the important moments of the ceremony/reception. Will not disappoint!!
"I've been an actor for many years and have had many headshot photo sessions with many photographers. Justin has been my favorite. He made me feel comfortable and at ease and in return he captured some fantastic shots that I am proud to use in auditions and marketing. Him being an actor himself, we were able to talk about the industry and projects we were currently working on that we were excited about and that made the experience inspiring, as well. I am so proud of my photos that Justin took and I highly - HIGHLY - recommend him."
"We at Creative Cinema Circle hold a monthly networking event entitled the 'Cinemixer' for any and all artists involved in the independent filmmaking industry. Justin is our go to photographer for this event and he's been with us almost since the beginning. He does a fantastic job of getting the posed shots in front of the step and repeat, but he also really captures the fun of the event through the candid shots he gets of folks talking shop. His energy and personality make all the indie film people relax and have a great time posing for pics. If you have any event coming up where you want/need photos taken, call Justin. Trust us, he's your man."
"Headshots are art. It’s easy to forget that when actors and photographers get caught up in finding the right “look” or become distracted in an attempt to break some sort of industry code that will allow a photograph to function as some sort of skeleton key to more roles and millions of dollars. Getting head shots shouldn’t feel like going to the doctor. It should feel like creating works of art. That’s what shooting with Justin feels like. Instead of placing you into a mold Justin wants to create people with you. As costumes change, and lights get adjusted, and the two of you begin climbing all over his studio amid clouds of smoke you begin to create characters. It’s like writing the beginning of a hundred plays together. Then he goes to work on your photos. At the end of the process you don’t just get a great headshot you get a dozen pictures of suggested characters. You have something that will present you as more than just an actor who wants to get a part. You have a piece of art that says you’re excited to get to work with other artists and create something intriguing and timeless. Justin helps you create a snapshot of everything good about acting that can hang on a wall as easily as go into a casting director’s files. Walking into an audition or publishing a picture online, you know that anyone who’s seen your head shots has seen you at your best. You get a headshot that, instead of saying, “please please pick me”, says “Look what I can do."
"Justin has been taking photos of our productions for almost three years now. This is going to sound cliché, but everything about working with Justin, is excellent. He responds quickly to requests, he is early to shoots, his warm and engaging personality make it a joy to have him in the room, he understands how to keep a low profile so as not to disturb the actors or design team while they're working while at the same time getting photos that show the intensity and vulnerability of key moments. Then, the photos themselves, are always terrific. He excels at this work, and we will be happy to keep hiring him, because we know his professionalism and expertise makes our actors and shows look great. What are you waiting for?!"
"Justin made taking headshots fun, relaxed and easy. He's also knowledgeable about the business, so he was really able to help me hone in on specific looks for the types of roles I want, and he helped me get some fantastic shots - I'm complimented by casting constantly on my commercial headshot. I refer all of my friends to him, and I'll definitely be shooting with him the next time I'm in need of headshots."
"Justin went above and beyond for us on our wedding day! It was cold out and he made us all a little bit merrier with his sense of humor and warm personality. It really comes through in the imagery he captured and we can feel the joy radiating out of the photos."
"The photographer was the most important vendor to me when planning our wedding because I wanted to make sure every special moment was captured. I spent hours looking through photographers. I am so happy that we decided to go with Justin Chauncey Photography. From the first email I sent, all the way to getting my final photos, the customer service was outstanding. Justin is very knowledgable, professional, and fun to work with. I had so many ideas of shots that I wanted to make sure we got. Justin had no problem accommodating my wants while also suggesting some photos he thought would work well. Some of my favorite pictures came from Justin's great suggestions. He really has an eye for photography. You will only have this special day once, and it goes by so fast! Make sure you choose a photographer that will beautifully capture every precious detail. Thank you Justin for photographing our celebration so that wen can enjoy it for years to come!"
My fiancé and I were thrilled with the engagement photos Justin captured. It was important to us to find a photographer with whom we felt comfortable and Justin fit that bill to a T. Justin took the time to listen to all requests and worked with us to find the best place in New York City to capture our relationship. He was not only patient when we needed some guidance but we also had a lot of fun that day. Justin's enthusiasm for his work is infectious. He is both talented and professional and I will highly recommend him to my friends and family.
"We had a great experience working with Justin for our engagement photos.
He was flexible and accommodating throughout the scheduling process, and on the day of the shoot, he arrived early and scouted out a number of great locations around the park. By the time we arrived, he already had a plan for the day, but he was very open to suggestions and adjustments based on our preferences. Throughout the day, Justin kept the atmosphere light, casual, and comfortable, and despite some of the inherent awkwardness of doing couple pictures, we never felt uncomfortable or uneasy.
Justin was quick to provide the sort of guidance and direction my fiancée and I felt like we needed in our shoot. Nothing felt contrived or overly staged, but he helped us to relax and find the natural feeling we were going for in our photos. We definitely had some anxiety about doing engagement pictures, but we were both genuinely surprised and relieved at how easy and fun Justin made the whole process.
We couldn't be happier with the pictures. We're still struggling to identify our absolute favorites in the set; so far we've only narrowed it down to the 90 or so that we absolutely love. From lighthearted, goofy outtakes to incredibly sweet and genuine moments together, we're so pleased that our time with Justin ended with such high quality results."
Justin Chauncey is the best! Our wedding guests, church, and restaurant staff found him to be charming, accommodating, and discrete. And, our pictures were amazing. We would recommend Justin in a heartbeat...and plan to take some 1st anniversary photos with him, too. Hire him!
Justin came down to Charleston to photograph our wedding and captured our day beautifully. He was extremely accommodating to make sure we had the type of shots we wanted with his artistic eye and expertise. But not just any shots, AMAZING photos! He did a great job at snapping a variety of photos and all the candid action with our guests, which is what we wanted. It's so nice to be able to relive our happiest day surrounded by the people we love whenever we look at them– if only we could go back and do it again!