Jeffrey J. O'Connell Photography | Raves





Class of 2017 | Home Schooled

We have recommended Jeffrey J. O'Connell Photography to everyone.  We have told them of; while it was a professional shoot from the beginning through to the end, we thoroughly enjoyed working with you because you were very personable, funny and very much like a friend we have always known.  There was never an uncomfortable feeling.  Both my daughter and I are very shy but we both felt very comfortable.  The products were so gorgeous!!! We get tons of compliments.  Especially the book.  People rave about the book!!

Favorite Part:

Oh my goodness... from the beginning to the end was our favorite.  From the excitement of getting to the location to the previews that you showed me on your camera that took my breath away and then picking out the pictures which, once again, took my breath away and then when we got to pick them all up.  It felt like Christmas!

-Tara (Morgan's mother)


Class of 2017 | Woodhaven High School

Jeff was very accommodating with our appointment, and gave us plenty of time to complete our photo shoot; never felt rushed.  Quality of the photos was outstanding and flexibility with packages got us exactly what we wanted, at a very reasonable price.

Hows was working with me?

Jeff is very passionate about the quality of his pictures, and will offer his opinions as necessary.  He also has a keen eye for great scenery to capture the best pictures, and will lay on the ground to get the best shot if needed.

-Yolanda (Devin's mother)





Class of 2016 | Allen Park High School

My favorite part was the different locations he took us to! And I also loved the fact that he's an open book and honest about what he sees through the lens. I've always been a fan of not beating around the bush and if even the slightest thing was not right for the picture he would have you adjust or fix it and I loved that! His honesty and input really made the pictures turn out beautifully!

Was it worth it?

Absolutely!! No doubt about that, all the images were so artistic, beautiful, and some very special candid moments that he happened to catch on camera. One image he captured of me was me looking over my shoulder while laughing at what my mom was doing and he got the perfect shot of me genuinely laughing and the image made her cry because it was a true moment that enveloped the person I am!




Class of 2016 | South Lyon East High School

I was a little hesitant about the entire process, but mostly the cost of senior pictures.  I have heard horror stories about parents spending thousands of dollars.  As a single parent, that is not in my budget.  This definitely did not come true and I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to get the prints I wanted and a little more that fit into my budget.

What should people know about Jeffrey J O'Connell Photography?

Jeff is a very talented photographer.  However, I think the most important thing is his passion for the art of photography.  When you are with Jeff you feel like the most important subject that he is photographing.  Even after the session when he is looking at the pictures and editing, you can feel how much he loves doing this and how committed he is to delivering the best product he can.  Thank You!  I can't say enough of how happy I was with Austin's pictures.

-Melissa (Austin's mother)


Class of 2017 | Trenton High School

I had two hesitations: that I wouldn't be able to do any of my ideas or my pictures would be your basic senior pictures and not represent my personality but I was completely wrong. Jeff worked with my ideas and inspirations. He was great to work with and my pictures turned out amazing and different than anyone elses.

Was it worth it?

Yes, comparing my pictures to others and I noticed that Jeff had me do little things in pictures that made a huge difference in the overall look that others did not do.  One and done is not your style of photography. Jeff had me change outfits and scenery so mang different times but they were worth it. You always trying new things for pictures and its really cool.







Class of 2017 | Allen Park High School

One word: wow. Jeff is an expert at taking an ordinary photo and turning it into a master piece. He doesn't just take a photo and print it out. He takes many hours and days to edit and make sure you are the best looking you that is out there.

At first, I was very nervous because I didn't feel comfortable in front of the camera. After my first session, I felt like a star. All the nerves went away and I instantly became connected to the camera! I felt unstoppable!!

What should people know about Jeffrey J. O'Connell photography and was it worth it?

The most important thing to know while working with Jeff is to just have fun! Me and Jeff built a wonderful, goofy connection which made every session together a blast. Don't be afraid or shy, he doesn't bite (well I hope not). Another good tip is that certain poses are weird and when he shows them to you it's is even more weird and it's okay to laugh because the end result will make your jaw drop!

I 100% agree that the images I have received are worth it! Not one person thinks that these are my senior pictures. They think they are modeling quality pictures because of how dynamic and unique they are. Everyone around me is always shocked that these are my senior pictures and are amazed at how different they are. I always wanted to stand out and be different with my senior pics, and Jeff has helped me achieve that!



Class of 2017 | St. Mary Catholic Central High School

I wasn't sure about what to expect about the locations, ie as this was our first child having their senior pictures taken, I did not know what to look for in a location, and what to expect about how a location would come through in a photograph. Going to different locations around downtown Monroe and to the soccer field Jeff was able to turn any location into a photo gem, as he was able to make the background look amazing in the photographs, and bring out the aspects of our son, and enhance the background.

Overall great, to the spots that were chosen to take photos at, to the photos that were resulted, to the final product. I think it's important to have trust in the experience of what Jeff has to offer, because going through this process, and then having the final product delivered, we were very pleased with everything!!

What should people know about Jeffrey J. O'Connell photography and was it worth it?

That you have explained to us the process from the very beginning what to expect even if we didn't specifically ask, it was re assuring to know what to expect, and what thought process we might have in choosing one photo over the other. That the whole process was more enjoyable then I thought it would be, and we have been very happy with the end result.

Very well worth it, I have had so many compliments on not only the photographs themselves, the background, and yes how handsome my son is:) but also the product ie the different types of photos we were able to  get, from the photo book to the metal photos that hang in our living room.

-Laura (Dante's mother)