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Salt & Sonder Studio

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About Salt & Sonder Studio

ISPWP Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the World
Welcome to Salt and Sonder Studio, one of ISPWP’s top 50 Wedding Photographers in the World 2017 & 2018 and Best of the Best Junebug 2017. Salt and Sonder is owned and operated by JD Land who specializes in TRULY PHOTOJOURNALISTIC and genuine wedding photography. Working with the two of you we will create some epic portraits during the time you allot for photographs but the remainder of the day I photograph/document in a truly candid and unobtrusive way that tells the story of your wedding day! Feel free to take a look at my portfolio here and the real weddings on my website to see the mix of portraits and amazing moments that make up all the incredible weddings I have had the privilege of documenting! I look forward to hearing from you!!!

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  • Languages Spoken: English

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Salt & Sonder Studio has the following rating on Google:
5 ★★★★★ (11)
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★★★★★
more than a month ago
JD and the team at Salt and Sonder worked absolute magic on our wedding day. We got married on the beach in the middle of a tropical storm. However, Salt and Sonder effortlessly created beautiful images and still captured all of the wonderful and important moments from our day. You would never be able to tell that there were 40 mph winds. JD used the background of the storm to create beautiful photos that we will forever cherish. He made us so comfortable and guided us so that we could just enjoy our day as is and not stress over photos. I cannot recommend Salt and Sonder enough.
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★★★★★
more than a year ago
Our experience with JD at Salt & Sonder was flawless. We booked JD initially for our September 2020 wedding; but, obviously COVID had other plans. Rescheduling to July 2021 with JD was super easy and seamless. You can tell from very early on that JD cares very much about his craft and making sure he's capturing the moments that mean the most to you. Me and my husband filled out many surveys and had detailed conversations with JD about our families, our vision, and what the overall day would and should look like. I felt extremely confident going into our wedding day that, despite never meeting him, JD understood and knew me & my husband, and he was going to produce a really solid story for us. Our wedding day was awesome. JD and the second photographer, Megan, were on top of their game. They were there—but never in the way. JD paid attention to all of the little things I mentioned (i.e. I prefer to stand on one side over the other, make sure my strapless dress was positioned correctly, etc.) and made sure all the little details were set. One of my favorite and most appreciated things about JD on our wedding day and during the planning process was his opinions. I know that may sound weird, but we worked with so many vendors that would reply with, "whatever *you* want" when I asked a question/their opinion. I always wanted to be like, "aren't you the professional!?" JD, on the other hand, always confidently and appropriately gave his professional opinion. This was SUPER helpful in general - and especially on a day as crazy and nonstop as your wedding day when you have to make tons of spur-of-the-moment decisions. I truly can't say enough awesome things about Salt & Sonder. We received a few photos back so far, and they are just as I expected: beautiful, emotional, and tell a story. His photo journalistic approach is timeless and will never go out of style. We whole-heartedly recommend hiring JD for your wedding.
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★★★★★
more than a year ago
Our experience with JD was absolutely amazing. I am so so so glad I found him - he was EXACTLY what I was looking for! I knew I wanted a photographer who would capture the story of the day and get pictures of my friends and family's experiences of the day as well. I didn't want a photographer who just pointed their camera at me all night. I will cherish JD's photos forever. He was so attentive to what we wanted and truly did an amazing job. Our portraits came out stunning and despite being a photojournalist, JD was still a pro at posing us and helping us take beautiful staged photos. But it's truly the photos from the rest of the day and the party that highlight the joy everybody felt at our wedding. He was very quick in getting us a sneak peak of our pictures and ultimately getting us the complete set! Our wedding album is absolutely perfect - it is such high quality and the photos are beautiful. He helped put them together to tell a story of the day - the flow is perfect. Flipping through the album brought tears to our eyes! You will not regret working with JD!!
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★★★★★
more than a year ago
We had such a wonderful experience working with JD and Salt & Sonder Studios! We are completely obsessed with both our engagement & wedding photos! JD's attention to detail is incredible and he was able to capture angles and photographs that are different than the traditional wedding photos and that is what we loved about him. Our absolutely favorite part was our sunset photoshoot at our wedding venue. It took less than 15 minutes out of the night and it was SO worth it. We were also appreciative by how accommodating JD was to the amount of pictures we wanted to have. We had many groups that we wanted to be photographed with and JD ensured that we got the shots that we wanted. He is extremely organized and helped to make this possible by having a meeting with us a few weeks before the wedding detailing his timeline and the types of pictures we wanted to include. Another component that we loved about JD and his services was how transparent he was. He was very honest about the length of time it would take to do certain shots and that helped us to make a decision as a couple on what mattered most to us. When it came time to make a decision he was extremely accommodating and kept reminding us that he was there for us and we could take as many or as little "formal" portraits as we wanted. This is a quality that we truly admired for our wedding day. An additional trait that we loved about JD and working with him is his creativity. What sets him apart from any other photographer is his attention to detail. When we received our photos, we loved how he was able to capture candid, and "true moments" of the day such as people laughing, hugging, dancing, talking, getting "teary eyed" etc. Those raw emotions that you feel on your wedding day can easily slip away with time, and JD was able to capture these moments that we now can look back on forever! These types of photos say so much more about your special day than the traditional "get together and pose" pictures. We had an absolute blast looking back at these photos, especially the dance floor pictures at our wedding reception. JD and his team completely captured the electric atmosphere! All in all JD is extremely flexible as he was able to capture both the traditional/formal as well as the candid moments of our wedding. We really loved how much he valued us as a couple and appreciated that he "checked in" on us throughout the day to ask how we were feeling. Very few vendors do that! He worked with us to make the vision for our photographs came to life. He is extremely talented and takes great pride in his work. This is shown by how immaculate our photos have turned out from the "getting ready" part of the day down to the very last song on the dance floor. He captured it all so that we can relive our dream day forever. We are so grateful that we have these memories captured and accessible to us thanks to JD and his team!
Avatar
★★★★★
more than a year ago
JD is a seasoned professional! We are In love with our engagement and wedding photography! He is able to capture emotion and the moment very well. The quality of the the photos and the wedding album are the highest out there. He’s also very down to earth and accommodating. He really listens to what’s important to you and makes sure it happens. Highly recommended! Great to work with!

Areas Served

Services offered

  • 2nd photographer
  • All day coverage
  • Engagement Sesssion
  • Prints
  • Rehearsal dinner coverage
  • Wedding Albums

About Salt & Sonder Studio

ISPWP Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the World
Welcome to Salt and Sonder Studio, one of ISPWP’s top 50 Wedding Photographers in the World 2017 & 2018 and Best of the Best Junebug 2017. Salt and Sonder is owned and operated by JD Land who specializes in TRULY PHOTOJOURNALISTIC and genuine wedding photography. Working with the two of you we will create some epic portraits during the time you allot for photographs but the remainder of the day I photograph/document in a truly candid and unobtrusive way that tells the story of your wedding day! Feel free to take a look at my portfolio here and the real weddings on my website to see the mix of portraits and amazing moments that make up all the incredible weddings I have had the privilege of documenting! I look forward to hearing from you!!!

Vendor details

Business details

  • Languages Spoken: English

Photos

Areas Served

Services offered

  • 2nd photographer
  • All day coverage
  • Engagement Sesssion
  • Prints
  • Rehearsal dinner coverage
  • Wedding Albums

Review stats

Salt & Sonder Studio has
5 ★★★★★ (11)
Avatar
★★★★★
more than a month ago
JD and the team at Salt and Sonder worked absolute magic on our wedding day. We got married on the beach in the middle of a tropical storm. However, Salt and Sonder effortlessly created beautiful images and still captured all of the wonderful and important moments from our day. You would never be able to tell that there were 40 mph winds. JD used the background of the storm to create beautiful photos that we will forever cherish. He made us so comfortable and guided us so that we could just enjoy our day as is and not stress over photos. I cannot recommend Salt and Sonder enough.
Avatar
★★★★★
more than a year ago
Our experience with JD at Salt & Sonder was flawless. We booked JD initially for our September 2020 wedding; but, obviously COVID had other plans. Rescheduling to July 2021 with JD was super easy and seamless. You can tell from very early on that JD cares very much about his craft and making sure he's capturing the moments that mean the most to you. Me and my husband filled out many surveys and had detailed conversations with JD about our families, our vision, and what the overall day would and should look like. I felt extremely confident going into our wedding day that, despite never meeting him, JD understood and knew me & my husband, and he was going to produce a really solid story for us. Our wedding day was awesome. JD and the second photographer, Megan, were on top of their game. They were there—but never in the way. JD paid attention to all of the little things I mentioned (i.e. I prefer to stand on one side over the other, make sure my strapless dress was positioned correctly, etc.) and made sure all the little details were set. One of my favorite and most appreciated things about JD on our wedding day and during the planning process was his opinions. I know that may sound weird, but we worked with so many vendors that would reply with, "whatever *you* want" when I asked a question/their opinion. I always wanted to be like, "aren't you the professional!?" JD, on the other hand, always confidently and appropriately gave his professional opinion. This was SUPER helpful in general - and especially on a day as crazy and nonstop as your wedding day when you have to make tons of spur-of-the-moment decisions. I truly can't say enough awesome things about Salt & Sonder. We received a few photos back so far, and they are just as I expected: beautiful, emotional, and tell a story. His photo journalistic approach is timeless and will never go out of style. We whole-heartedly recommend hiring JD for your wedding.
Avatar
★★★★★
more than a year ago
Our experience with JD was absolutely amazing. I am so so so glad I found him - he was EXACTLY what I was looking for! I knew I wanted a photographer who would capture the story of the day and get pictures of my friends and family's experiences of the day as well. I didn't want a photographer who just pointed their camera at me all night. I will cherish JD's photos forever. He was so attentive to what we wanted and truly did an amazing job. Our portraits came out stunning and despite being a photojournalist, JD was still a pro at posing us and helping us take beautiful staged photos. But it's truly the photos from the rest of the day and the party that highlight the joy everybody felt at our wedding. He was very quick in getting us a sneak peak of our pictures and ultimately getting us the complete set! Our wedding album is absolutely perfect - it is such high quality and the photos are beautiful. He helped put them together to tell a story of the day - the flow is perfect. Flipping through the album brought tears to our eyes! You will not regret working with JD!!
Avatar
★★★★★
more than a year ago
We had such a wonderful experience working with JD and Salt & Sonder Studios! We are completely obsessed with both our engagement & wedding photos! JD's attention to detail is incredible and he was able to capture angles and photographs that are different than the traditional wedding photos and that is what we loved about him. Our absolutely favorite part was our sunset photoshoot at our wedding venue. It took less than 15 minutes out of the night and it was SO worth it. We were also appreciative by how accommodating JD was to the amount of pictures we wanted to have. We had many groups that we wanted to be photographed with and JD ensured that we got the shots that we wanted. He is extremely organized and helped to make this possible by having a meeting with us a few weeks before the wedding detailing his timeline and the types of pictures we wanted to include. Another component that we loved about JD and his services was how transparent he was. He was very honest about the length of time it would take to do certain shots and that helped us to make a decision as a couple on what mattered most to us. When it came time to make a decision he was extremely accommodating and kept reminding us that he was there for us and we could take as many or as little "formal" portraits as we wanted. This is a quality that we truly admired for our wedding day. An additional trait that we loved about JD and working with him is his creativity. What sets him apart from any other photographer is his attention to detail. When we received our photos, we loved how he was able to capture candid, and "true moments" of the day such as people laughing, hugging, dancing, talking, getting "teary eyed" etc. Those raw emotions that you feel on your wedding day can easily slip away with time, and JD was able to capture these moments that we now can look back on forever! These types of photos say so much more about your special day than the traditional "get together and pose" pictures. We had an absolute blast looking back at these photos, especially the dance floor pictures at our wedding reception. JD and his team completely captured the electric atmosphere! All in all JD is extremely flexible as he was able to capture both the traditional/formal as well as the candid moments of our wedding. We really loved how much he valued us as a couple and appreciated that he "checked in" on us throughout the day to ask how we were feeling. Very few vendors do that! He worked with us to make the vision for our photographs came to life. He is extremely talented and takes great pride in his work. This is shown by how immaculate our photos have turned out from the "getting ready" part of the day down to the very last song on the dance floor. He captured it all so that we can relive our dream day forever. We are so grateful that we have these memories captured and accessible to us thanks to JD and his team!
Avatar
★★★★★
more than a year ago
JD is a seasoned professional! We are In love with our engagement and wedding photography! He is able to capture emotion and the moment very well. The quality of the the photos and the wedding album are the highest out there. He’s also very down to earth and accommodating. He really listens to what’s important to you and makes sure it happens. Highly recommended! Great to work with!

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