Scott Mutschler(non-registered)
You know, after I wrote my first entry, I kept having a gut feeling like I should write more because of all the positive experiences I've had with Joem as a photographer and friend. First, I should've let the reader know I've been a signed model for a few years now and have shot with many photographers and Joem always stands out as a top-notch photographer! When I began with Joem, I literally had ZERO experience other than the typical guy flexing in front of the mirror in the privacy of his own home... LOL, so that's where our story begins.

When I was originally interested in becoming a model, I saw a friends shots with Joem and they were awesome! I approached Joem a while later and we set a shoot date. When the day had come and Joem and I met, I had no idea what to expect, how to pose, what to do, how the interaction was going to go, etc... Joem made me feel very comfortable and spoke to me as if I was a long time friend (granted we had a number of discussion before the shoot because I had a million questions...! lol, he answered them all patiently and always took time for me). I'm sure Joem could sense my anxiety about it all so as he set up he just asked me about life and chatted casually with me so I could feel more comfortable, relaxed and realize it was a safe zone. He let me play some of my music to get even more comfortable, which after getting to know Joem now I know rap isn't exactly his first choice of music, but he didn't mind one bit as it helped me.

When we started shooting, Joem did a great job evaluating my current skill set and slowly began to encourage and guide me through some possible poses that he felt I may like and could try. It was a slow start on my part, but thankfully Joem never rushed me and only supported me throughout the shoot. By the end, I felt way more confident in what I was doing because of his guidance and also Joem allowing me to explore my own twist and style on poses we were practicing. He'll let you run with it if you want, or walk with you. Either way he's got your back! Any time I didn't like a pose, wanted to try something different, felt like a pose wasn't right for me, etc Joem would respect that choice of mine and we'd try something else. I remember a beautiful cat strolled up to me during our first shoot, so I picked him up and began petting him. I asked if I could get a couple of shots with the cat just for fun and Joem went with it and loved it! Was great to be able to just flow through the day, more or less having fun while working.

I walked away from our shoot with a lot of great experience, great shots and a great supporter and friend with Joem. Joem and I have had many awesome shots and overall shoots since then and Every time with loads of potential photos to be used in my portfolio, social media, or whatever else we decide to use them for. I was able to use a Ton of our shots in my portfolio that the agencies loved and eventually got me signed as a professional model.

I have known Joem now for at least four years now I think, and watching his self-taught talent continue to get stronger and better over the years has been awesome to see! I would highly recommend him as both a friend and having worked with him multiple times professionally. If you look at his shots, like what you see and are considering hiring a photographer, I Strongly encourage you to reach out to Joem as you will Not be disappointed! He will most assuredly make you look Great!!!

Thanks for being one of the good ones Joem, both as a photographer and person. I'm glad our journeys in life crossed paths bud.

Scott
Lucas Spezia(non-registered)
Joem! Thanks for being so awesome. I couldn't have had a better time shooting. Joem has went out of his way to help me develop and get more opportunities for him. One of the best people I have met! Any would love working with him!

Thank so much Joem, you're the best! I look forward to our next shoot.
John Roberts(non-registered)
I love so many of your photos. Such select models. Such classy photos. I wish Jordan was taking off more than his sunglasses;-) Cheers
Scott Mutschler(non-registered)
Joem, thanks for being such an awesome photographer, a huge supporter, and friend. You are so much about your work and your passion is always shown through the photographs. I wish you nothing but the best of luck and to anyone considering shooting with Joem, you won't regret working with him! Until next time Joem!
Tattie(non-registered)
I knew you'll make waves! You're such a very talented photographer. I can see you going nowhere but UP! So proud of you
Tyler Lueders(non-registered)
Joem is a very patient and very talented photographer. I had no experience in modeling before I met Joem and he is very good and telling you how to position yourself in order to get the best shot. He really took his time with the shoots and you can definitely tell from the shots he takes!
Tyus Berry(non-registered)
I'm signed with wilhelmina and have shot with many photographers. Out of all of them, Joem stood out the most to me. Not only were the photos remarkable, but he was a remarkable human being as well. He was personable, funny, kind, and helpful. He took his time, was patient, and never rushed. What also makes Joem stand out, is that he isn't afraid to try new ideas. Being spontaneous and improvising is something most photographers aren't good at, and he flourishes. I am grateful to have worked with him and look forward to shooting again in the future.
Sean B. Howell(non-registered)
I'm a signed model and Joem is one of the best photographers that I've had the pleasure to work with. His professionalism is not only apparent in the final product but throughout the entire process. Joem is able to tailor his shoots around the model's skill set and look while also pushing their limits to become better models with the appropriate combination of coaching and approbation.

Through my callaberations with Joem, I've become a better model and I'm very happy with the images that he's finished for me. I feel that he went above and beyond to help build my portfolio with unique photographs that capture my best looks to show to my potential clients. It goes without saying, but I strongly recommend his services to anyone who needs high quality photos captured for portfolios or commercial use.
Ryan Tihinen(non-registered)
I recently did a photo shoot with Joem and had a great time. He is one of the best photographers in Chicago. He is incredibly gifted with the camera and is a visionary with his shots. I am grateful to have had the honor of working with him and being his friend. Joem really cares about the people he shoots and spends a great deal of time working with them and with the images. I highly recommend Joem, he is truly gifted and so much fun to work with. Thank you for everything!
Zack Price(non-registered)
My name is Zack and before working with Joem I had only done one shoot before and it was a very experimental shoot. The photographer although talented had never worked with men and wasn't really sure how to make me look the best I could. So as you can imagine when Joem first contacted me I had mixed feelings, I wanted to take some better pictures to expand my portfolio but I was also nervous because I had only done one shoot and now a random guy just messaged me asking to take pictures with me. We talked over the phone and I gained some confidence but still was hesitant. One the first of two days shooting we took a lot of great pictures but Joem could tell that for the first little bit I was still unsure of the process and still nervous because of that. So on the second day another model who Joem has worked with was there to help out. Joem had brought him for two reasons. The first was that he could help and also bring more outfits for more looks, the second reason was he could talk to me and make me more comfortable. And by being comfortable take the best pictures possible. Now by no means am I saying the Joem makes me uncomfortable. I'm just not the type of person who would go out of my way to take pictures, so being inexperienced as I was, the unfamiliarity still lingered. But from that I knew that Joem cared about the pictures we were taking and furthermore he cared about me and was willing to go an extra mile to help me out.
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