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Picture-Story Studio/Jim Johnson Photography

Washington , DC
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LOCATION

923 F St., NW, Ste. 201
Washington, DC US 20004 (map)

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202-686-7300

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ABOUT US

WHO ARE WE AND WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE US?

A mood…. A moment….. A place…. A poignant reflection of life…. Montage Verité, is an exclusive offering of Picture-Story Studio/Jim... Read more
WHO ARE WE AND WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE US?

A mood…. A moment….. A place…. A poignant reflection of life…. Montage Verité, is an exclusive offering of Picture-Story® Studio/Jim Johnson Photography.

For thirity years, Jim Johnson, a PPA Craftsman, and Certified Photographer, has photographed events for paupers as well as Presidents. Over a thousand corporate and social events – original stories intended to engage the viewer, kindle the imagination and speak to the heart. Jim likes to say, “In the naked city there are a million stories and no two stories are the same.”

He has studied with the contemporary masters of his craft, and the works of the legendary pioneers. Subsequently, he exercised the courage to walk his own path. He believes that the greatest challenge we face today is to just be ourselves in a world that is constantly promoting conformity. The challenge of capturing an image that communicates to the viewer ethereal essence of the human experience is the fuel for his passion.

“Life is a collection of memories – some fleeting and others indelibly etched in the mind.” Montage verité is his unique style of storytelling that provides his clients with vivid vignettes that authentically convey the experience of participation to the viewer. Best of all, the guest will hardly notice the photographers’ (the witness) presence. “Nothing comes closer to reality.” The greatest desire for the event client today is to see and experience the decisive moment (authenticity) in the photographs. What sets Jim’s work apart is that technical excellence is never sacrificed in his quest to deliver the decisive moment in your photographs. He masterfully weaves a visual narrative into a mosaic that answers the questions, where, when, why, who, what and how.

Jim is a Professional Photographers of America, Int’l. Certified Photographer, Craftsman. He has presented seminars nationally, introducing his approach to visual storytelling. His award winning photographs have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Town & Country, Organic Weddings, as well as trade publications and college textbooks. He has served as president of national and state affiliates of the Professional Photographers of America.

The Picture-Story Studio also features a new talent to the storytelling business. Lisa Haynes like Jim, has an advanced degree in engineering focused on imaging and has chosen to follow her heart, and use her talents as a visual storyteller to enrich the lives and touch the hearts of wedding couples.

Just Imagine – Your wedding story, the human experience, springing to life in vivid vignettes that kindle your imagination and speak to your heart. Montage verité, images that have a life of their own and compel you to relive the moments again and again.

See for yourself, go to www.PictureStoryStudio.com. Then Call 202-686-7300 / 800-554-3896, or e-mail:jim@pictureStoryStudio.com / www.P i c t u r e S t o r y S t u d i o . c om Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
upon request
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
all, I am a Certified Professional Photographer
Is your media preference film or digital?
none
How many photographers do you work with?
Usually two, if the event dictates more, but you will not notice our presence.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, if client books the appropriate package.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
In a weekend yes
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
What ever I need to deliver contracted services.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
both
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes, $250.00 per hr
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
None
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, when more than fifty miles outside of DC metro area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
two week
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
You have options, book, digital or photographs.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Joint rights are conveyed
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
With client's approval
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, with certain packages.
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Various library leather bound and coffee table styles
When will the client get the final album?
Yes, whatever is included in your agreement. Usually six week after layout approval.

REVIEWS

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Karen
Wedding:
11/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Awesome, professional, and personable!
Awesome, professional, and personable!
Awesome, professional, and personable! Read less
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ashleyl
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Jim was easy to work with and took beautiful pictures. He was there from the beginning of the day through the end of the night. The album we were provided was in a nice book with our names and wedding date on it.
Jim was easy to work with and took beautiful pictures. He was there from the beginning of the day through the end of the Read more...
Jim was easy to work with and took beautiful pictures. He was there from the beginning of the day through the end of the night. The album we were provided was in a nice book with our names and wedding date on it. Read less
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Jackson Willcox Wedding
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding pictures were beyond what I was expecting. I had contacted Mr. Johnson after seeing a bride sue a photographer on Judge Mathis. All of her pictures were yellow and not a single picture of the bride. Everyone of our friends who have seen the pictures are awed with all of the shots. Thank you Mr. Johnson for making my daughter and her new husband's wedding a beautiful moment.
My daughter's wedding pictures were beyond what I was expecting. I had contacted Mr. Johnson after seeing a bride sue a Read more...
My daughter's wedding pictures were beyond what I was expecting. I had contacted Mr. Johnson after seeing a bride sue a photographer on Judge Mathis. All of her pictures were yellow and not a single picture of the bride. Everyone of our friends who have seen the pictures are awed with all of the shots. Thank you Mr. Johnson for making my daughter and her new husband's wedding a beautiful moment. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
1/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We used Picture-Story Studio for both an Engagement photo session and for our Wedding Day photography. We could not be more pleased with the results! Jim and Lisa successfully captured our love story and we love reliving the day through our beautiful pictures! Jim and Lisa were very calming and helpful throughout the day! The prices are a little expensive, but the quality and professionalism is worth every penny!
We used Picture-Story Studio for both an Engagement photo session and for our Wedding Day photography. We could not be Read more...
We used Picture-Story Studio for both an Engagement photo session and for our Wedding Day photography. We could not be more pleased with the results! Jim and Lisa successfully captured our love story and we love reliving the day through our beautiful pictures! Jim and Lisa were very calming and helpful throughout the day! The prices are a little expensive, but the quality and professionalism is worth every penny! Read less
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Rezia
Wedding:
6/17/2009
4.5/5.0
We enjoyed working with Mr. Johnson and his staff. Everyone was very professional and courteous.
We enjoyed working with Mr. Johnson and his staff. Everyone was very professional and courteous.
We enjoyed working with Mr. Johnson and his staff. Everyone was very professional and courteous. Read less
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Cameeka
Wedding:
9/26/2008
4.0/5.0
Everything turned out wonderful.
Everything turned out wonderful.
Everything turned out wonderful. Read less
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Picture-Story Studio/Jim Johnson Photography responded with the following comments:

If everything turned out wonderful, then why only 4 out of 5?
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.9/5.0
Jim is the greatest!
Jim is the greatest!
Jim is the greatest! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
As a professional wedding planner I had my pick of many photographers when I was planning for my daughters wedding. Jim was the first person I called. Having worked with Jim in the past on weddings and from industry associations, I knew Jim was the perfect choice for my daughters wedding.

Jim did not let me down, the photos were beautiful, he was charm to work with as usual, and I would highly recommend Jim to anyone.
As a professional wedding planner I had my pick of many photographers when I was planning for my daughters wedding. Jim Read more...
As a professional wedding planner I had my pick of many photographers when I was planning for my daughters wedding. Jim was the first person I called. Having worked with Jim in the past on weddings and from industry associations, I knew Jim was the perfect choice for my daughters wedding.

Jim did not let me down, the photos were beautiful, he was charm to work with as usual, and I would highly recommend Jim to anyone. Read less
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Melissa Sherman
Wedding:
12/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Jim's pictures were beautiful. He was really able to capture the better sides of James and I (Because as we all know, we can't all be beautiful models!). I really could not have asked for better pictures. Also, Jim was not just an incredible photographer, but a pleasure to work with. I think that many professionals can take a good pictures, but it's really about who you feel comfortable being around so that the picture taking is not just another "obligation" you have during your wedding, but a relief to know you've got the right person on the job. Jim has a wonderful relaxed manner to him and is such a pleasure to be around and willing to listen to anything you've got to say that I thought he was fantastic. I highly recommend him.
Jim's pictures were beautiful. He was really able to capture the better sides of James and I (Because as we all know, we Read more...
Jim's pictures were beautiful. He was really able to capture the better sides of James and I (Because as we all know, we can't all be beautiful models!). I really could not have asked for better pictures. Also, Jim was not just an incredible photographer, but a pleasure to work with. I think that many professionals can take a good pictures, but it's really about who you feel comfortable being around so that the picture taking is not just another "obligation" you have during your wedding, but a relief to know you've got the right person on the job. Jim has a wonderful relaxed manner to him and is such a pleasure to be around and willing to listen to anything you've got to say that I thought he was fantastic. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Picture-Story Studio/Jim Johnson Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback. Happy Valentine's Day.
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C
Wedding:
6/24/2007
4.7/5.0
Expensive, but very good quality service.
Expensive, but very good quality service.
Expensive, but very good quality service. Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/26/2007
4.4/5.0
Jim was kind and professional. He took the time to learn about us as a couple as well as our families so he could ensure to encapsulate the spirit of our day and be sure to photograph and include those who were important to us. He never rushed or us, and made us feel like a very special client. Everyone raved about our photos, especially the mix of posed and natural pictures. WE had a wonderful experience.
Jim was kind and professional. He took the time to learn about us as a couple as well as our families so he could ensure Read more...
Jim was kind and professional. He took the time to learn about us as a couple as well as our families so he could ensure to encapsulate the spirit of our day and be sure to photograph and include those who were important to us. He never rushed or us, and made us feel like a very special client. Everyone raved about our photos, especially the mix of posed and natural pictures. WE had a wonderful experience. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
5/26/2007
5.0/5.0
Jim Johnson is an amazing photographer! He is very professional, punctual and talented! He is able to capture the beauty of every individual, in the moment! We LOVE him and his work! We have used him for years. You should, too. That is, if you want THE BEST!!!
Jim Johnson is an amazing photographer! He is very professional, punctual and talented! He is able to capture the beauty Read more...
Jim Johnson is an amazing photographer! He is very professional, punctual and talented! He is able to capture the beauty of every individual, in the moment! We LOVE him and his work! We have used him for years. You should, too. That is, if you want THE BEST!!! Read less
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Marlitra
Wedding:
5/27/2006
4.6/5.0
We really appreciated how well Jim worked around the other vendors, as well as the guests also taking pictures to obtain all the necessary shots we requested, great candid shots and other pictures we had not thought about, like the flowers, and program and other items that provided the details and memorable shots of our special day.
We really appreciated how well Jim worked around the other vendors, as well as the guests also taking pictures to obtain Read more...
We really appreciated how well Jim worked around the other vendors, as well as the guests also taking pictures to obtain all the necessary shots we requested, great candid shots and other pictures we had not thought about, like the flowers, and program and other items that provided the details and memorable shots of our special day. Read less
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rhclarence
Wedding:
3/31/2006
5.0/5.0
One has to see the album of wedding pictures of the Haynes/Clarence wedding, to appreciate the fantastic look and feel of the event. The quality of the work is exceptional! All of the photographs express the love and happiness that the wedding brought, not only to the bride and groom, but to all the participants. From the youngest children to the oldest family members and friends, the joy of the day was evident in every picture taken.

It is an extraordinary work!

The Callenders.
One has to see the album of wedding pictures of the Haynes/Clarence wedding, to appreciate the fantastic look and feel of Read more...
One has to see the album of wedding pictures of the Haynes/Clarence wedding, to appreciate the fantastic look and feel of the event. The quality of the work is exceptional! All of the photographs express the love and happiness that the wedding brought, not only to the bride and groom, but to all the participants. From the youngest children to the oldest family members and friends, the joy of the day was evident in every picture taken.

It is an extraordinary work!

The Callenders. Read less
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Picture-Story Studio/Jim Johnson Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your feedback.
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Robert
Wedding:
7/5/2003
4.8/5.0
Jim covered our military wedding at Fort Myer Chapel in July 2003. His ability to get JUST the right shot was phenomenal. Just as important, he showed an outstanding ability to communicate with us about HIS vision for our albm, and he went the extra mile to make sure that his vision matched what WE were looking for.

Jim is truly a pro, and it was a real treat to spend time with someone so passionate about his craft. I wholeheartedly recommend him to other potential customers, and can say with certainty that you'll be delighted with his participation in your wedding.
Jim covered our military wedding at Fort Myer Chapel in July 2003. His ability to get JUST the right shot was phenomenal. Read more...
Jim covered our military wedding at Fort Myer Chapel in July 2003. His ability to get JUST the right shot was phenomenal. Just as important, he showed an outstanding ability to communicate with us about HIS vision for our albm, and he went the extra mile to make sure that his vision matched what WE were looking for.

Jim is truly a pro, and it was a real treat to spend time with someone so passionate about his craft. I wholeheartedly recommend him to other potential customers, and can say with certainty that you'll be delighted with his participation in your wedding. Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
10/12/1987
5.0/5.0
Twenty-four years ago Jim took my wedding pictures. I still cherish them to this day. His photos are timeless. He is patient, easy to work with and a consummate professional. We were young, paying for wedding ourselves and Jim worked a photography budget that we could live with. I will never forget the "Love Story" he created for our reception. I highly recommend him. His photos withstand time. The cost was worth it----twenty-four years later. I have no regrets!!!!!!!!! You will be immensely pleased. I just wish we could have afforded all the pictures he took. You will want them all.
Twenty-four years ago Jim took my wedding pictures. I still cherish them to this day. His photos are timeless. He is Read more...
Twenty-four years ago Jim took my wedding pictures. I still cherish them to this day. His photos are timeless. He is patient, easy to work with and a consummate professional. We were young, paying for wedding ourselves and Jim worked a photography budget that we could live with. I will never forget the "Love Story" he created for our reception. I highly recommend him. His photos withstand time. The cost was worth it----twenty-four years later. I have no regrets!!!!!!!!! You will be immensely pleased. I just wish we could have afforded all the pictures he took. You will want them all. Read less
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