Hi, I'm Jontel Chere
I'm so glad you're here! We are going to have a lot of fun getting to know each other. Generic introductions freak me out, so buckle up! I'm not your typical photographer, I will start our conversations as I naturally speak... meaning no phony crap!! No ass kissing, I will talk to you like I've known you for years. Don't you want a photographer that says and does from the heart rather than be a cookie cutter?! I nap too hard, thrift weekly + talk to my dog, Nori, in code words. I have to use two towels after a shower + eat dessert for breakfast, and breakfast for dinner. La Croix is my drink, don't even bother asking what I want, just know that La Croix is ALWAYS the answer. I am a 70s-90s music enthusiast and ice cream connoisseur. You'll find me tucked away in a cute 70s Olde Florida home with my asian-sensation fiancé, and scaring him by popping out of hiding spots! I photograph the non-traditional, happy in love, unapologetically authentic couples. Those sweet in-between moments and all the goofing around! I'm a firm believer in not being stiff + posed. We'll have you playing rock, paper, scissors and embracing like one of those rom-com scenes in the middle of an airport. I'm a thrill seeker, so let's adventure. Who are you? I'm excited to meet you!!!
my promise to you
I got you! I want you to know that. From the moment you inquire to the moment I begin photographing your session/wedding, I got you! Need guidance, recs on vendors, or my humble opinion on your color scheme? Sure thing! Want me to meet with you for a tour of the venue? I gotchu! Forgot your shoes in the car? Sit down! I don't run, but I walk reallllly fast. Does your hairstylist need a helping hand? Here's mine... I'll hold a chunk of hair in one hand, while shooting with the other! Point is, I want your session/wedding day to run as smoothly as possible. I want to make sure you know that no matter the circumstances of the day, I can handle it! Whatever you may be worried about, I've got solutions. (Your worries are my solutions?) You're inviting me along to capture moments for a lifetime, that's some real shit! It takes guts to be vulnerable with a 3rd-wheel + all the things I'll have you two doing (some goofy, some intimate.) I'll provide you with guidelines and questionnaires to get to know you before your session/wedding day. I also want you to know that this is a space for ALL lovers- lgbtq, bipoc, same sex, religions, etc. This gal has your back. You're more than just a client, you're my friend. And friends don't let friends down- I got you babe!!
“OMG!!!! We just looked through them and WE'RE IN LOVE. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! They feel so us!!! Obsessed is an understatement. You rock!!! Thanks again, we cannot wait for our wedding. We are so lucky to have you!”
—Michaela + Clayton
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