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Joanna, Moni and Eric

 

Joanna B Pinneo along with Moni and Eric Stephenson form the Studio 3686 team.  They love working together, and weddings are a natural fit for their personalities and expertise. Together the Studio 3686 team has 64 years of experience focused on photographing people. They know how to disappear so people can be themselves. They know everything depends on research, timing, patience, presence, building relationships, asking questions, and trusting their instinct and trained eyes. As a team, their work compliments one another with a natural style of wedding photojournalism that artistically captures the subtle nuances inherent in the unique ebb and flow of each couples’ day.  Their wedding photography has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Colorado Expressions, Confetti and the Art of Celebration – Colorado.

Joanna’s work is characterized by a respectful portrayal of humanity and dignity of people around the world. Described as sensitive, intuitive and present, her strength is in photographing the intimate details of daily life. For 32 years, in 66 countries, she has photographed unforgettable moments for numerous magazines and books. Joanna’s photograph of a child sleeping with its mother in Mali, West Africa is included in the 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic. Her work has appeared in book collections including Women In the Material World, Proud Nations, and America at Home. Magazines include National Geographic, New York Times, Time, Geo, Stern, U.S. News & World Report, and American Photographer among others. A Pulitzer nominee and winner of the Alfred Eisenstadt Award, Joanna turned her interest and expertise to photographing weddings in 2004.

Moni and Eric Stephenson have always focused their photographs on people, emotion and how to create expressive images. Eric began shooting professionally 22 years ago in New York City and was later a photographer for the Denver Art Museum where he directed the Department of Photographic Services. His photographs have been published in numerous books and magazines in the US and abroad. Moni began working with Eric shortly after they were married in 2005.  Her quiet, intuitive personality combined with her childhood in Asia brings a unique perspective to her images. Together their cameras have captured many notable personalities such as style maven Martha Stewart, music icon Quincy Jones, actresses Geena Davis and Debra Winger, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Nobel Prize winning author Elie Wiesel, President Barack Obama, Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, and Governor John Hickenlooper among others. Eric is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the Professional Photographers of America.  They are two time winners of the prestigious ICON People’s Choice Award for Best Photography.