Testimonials

KATHERINE LEE


Bret is a highly skilled photographer. He pays close attention to detail to make every shot look great, including helping me with hair placement and making sure certain angles were visible. This is not something I received assistance with in previous photoshoots. I am EXTREMELY happy with the shots that came out; worth every penny! He also has a phenomenal makeup artist who can be available to work with you before the shoot. Extremely convenient, and made my photos come out superb!!!!

Katherine Lee
Licensed Clinical Social Worker





HAJERA NAEEM


I have worked with Bret several times and each time is a new and amazing experience. I feel that Bret captures my true beauty and pulls out even more to create something truly stunning every time. Working with Bret doesn't only produce beautiful pictures, but inspires you to strive for more in life. After our shoot I always leave inspired to reach for the stars and fulfill my full potential in my career, and life, he really believes in every person that he works with and sparks a desire to reach for more. I look forward to many more shoots knowing magic will come from it every time.

Hajera Naeem
Miss Global Southwest 2019
International Ms Pakistan 2018
Elite Miss Southwest 2018
Miss Pakistan 2017





ADAM BARTA


Bret is the BEST! I had not had new headshots or promo pics in about 4 years so I was long overdue. Coming into the shoot, Bret made me feel relaxed, comfortable, and very open to my ideas and suggestions. He took his time and snapped hundreds of pics. Normally I cringe at looking at my unedited pictures, but with Bret's skill and lighting in his studio, I looked amazing without any retouching! Once he completed the final product, I was in love. He is as good as it gets! I've read some of the "bad" reviews and it seems to be left by people thinking that a good photographer will cost you $30 on Groupon and will score you a 10 hour shoot with 50 looks. I don't blame him for not wanting to waste his time.

Adam Barta
Billboard Chart Topping Recording Artist / TV Personality





CATHY HERNANDEZ


Bret was a pleasure to work with. He is very patient and detail oriented. He took time with each and every shot making sure the lighting, pose and hair was perfect. Aside from a fun experience I also have great photos! Cat

Cathy Hernandez





SABRINA MULDOON


I had never posed in front of a camera before other than for the good old fashioned point-and-shoot photo. So when Bret asked me if I would model for him, I was both excited and nervous. As soon as I arrived at Bret's, the anxiety dissipated. He was very professional and respectful. Helped me with poses and made sure every picture came out great! If I ever have a need for a professional photographer, I will happily come back to him. Thanks Bret!

Sabrina Muldoon





MARIE LAO


I met Bret through international Ms Pageant and I shoot with him just recently his very professional and he does great work. His cool and fun highly recommended. If u want some good quality photos then Hire Bret! You won't be regret it for sure...Very nice high Quality Photos.

Marie Lao
International Ms Phillippines 2018




ALANA DEMARIA


Working with Bret is a lot of fun. He made the experience enjoyable with his sense of humor while being VERY professional at the same time. This was my first time doing headshots so I was really nervous but he helped me feel comfortable and confident. The pictures came out beautiful. I was very pleased with the results as he did an excellent job. I would definitely work with him again.

Alana DeMaria




KATERINA YEDIDIM


I never did a "beauty" photo shoot before. When Bret approach me and ask me to do it, I was very skeptical and didn't know what to expect. At the day of the shoot as I arrived to his studio nervous somewhat he open the door and welcome me with a warm smile and assure me that it will go smoothly. He was very professional and patient with me and had great ideas and advice. I was very pleased with the results! I think you can be too! I highly recommend Bret Josephs to be your next photographer!

Katerina Yedidim




KRISTIN GRACE


Bret is a true visionary. From concept creation to final edits, Bret has an artistic eye great for capturing glamour shots. I learned so much about details (lighting, accessories, placement, posing) working with Bret and I was very pleased with my final product.

Kristin Grace




PAULA CALABRESE


Bret was an absolute pleasure to work with. I felt very confident and prepared. He made sure I had more than enough outfits to capture the perfect shots. He tries to take 3 to 4 poses per outfit and I never felt rushed. His attention to detail and wonderful personality made me enjoy working with him the most. He is super honest and makes sure you are happy with the results before moving on. Thank you Bret for making me look and feel beautiful. Please check out his work!

Paula Calabrese




WENDY SONG


Great photographer! Bret is a great director and photographer for glam shots, professional headshots. Very kind, patient, communicative photographer who is great to work with. Thank you for the fantastic headshots!

Wendy Song




JADA LYNN


Nice guy! We had a great shoot with multiple looks. He's a perfectionist and you can tell he has passion for what he does.

Jada Lynn




CRISSY TIMPSON


Had a great shoot with Bret! He took his time to look over each image with me, which I really appreciated! He's very talented in editing and lightening for photos!! Thanks Bret!!

Crissy Timpson
Mrs. New Jersey America 2018
Mrs. Burlington County 2017-2018
Mrs. Burlington County United States 2017 Mrs. Tacoma 2012-2013



STACY STYLEZ


I've been in the entertainment industry most of my life, therefore taken loads of pictures, and worked with more photographers than I can count. Bret is the real deal. He has a phenomenal eye, with specific attention to detail. The studio is set in such a way that lighting and angels will always be on point. Bret takes the time, care and understanding to learn about what each model wants and how to meet their needs. The pictures came out amazing!!!!! I highly recommend Bret Josephs for ALL your picture needs, whether it be headshots, look book shoot or events. You won't be disappointed. You'll walk away happy with truly great shots.

Stacy Stylez



KAMINI SANKAR


If you are looking for a good photographer, look no further. Bret is amazingly skillful at his trade. He is also patient and pleasant to work with. He has the ability to make you feel comfortable and put your best self out there for the lens! Bret is also very prompt in communication. Overall I had a great experience working with him and would highly recommend him to others.

Kamini Sankar
International Ms 2019



KERRISHA RICHARDSON


Bret Josephs is one of the best photographers I've ever worked with, he provides a very professional environment for his clients, and has a great eye to details. He doesnt rush or haste through shoots. I strongly recommemd him to anyone.

Kerrisha Richardson




ALICIA LEXUS


Bret is absolutely amazing! Super professional and patient. He was very willing to teach poses that he knew would enhance my look. My pictures came out phenomenal - couldn't ask for better. These are the pictures I'll be showing for the rest of my life!

Alicia Lexus




GRISMERY FELIPE


My experience was excellent! He was very professional. I felt very comfortable and the results were amazing!!! I super recommend!

Grismery Felipe





SHEKINAH MONEE


I appreciated Bret's patience with me while I had to do work in the middle of the shoot. I loved my pictures, and I appreciated that he allowed me to direct the way that my pictures were edited. I always want to look like myself. I appreciated him listening to the direction that I wanted to go in. I definitely recommend him for headshots and updating glamour shots.

Shekinah Monee




JASMINE SILVAGNOLI


I had such an amazing experience working with Bret. He really allowed me to take change and feel so comfortable in front of the camera! What I enjoyed the most was that Bret involved me in my photo selections, so I didn't have to wait a few days/weeks to see my shots. Would highly recommend doing a shoot with him for an upcoming pageant or even just for fun!

Jasmine Silvagnoli




YULEISY TOMAS


The best work in photography is that of Bret. I feel very satisfied with your work.

Yuleisy Tomas






SUDAN DEANE


I had an amazing experience with Bret Saturday May 19, 2018. He was very polite and professional from start to finish. His patients are admirable and gave great directions to enhance your photoshoot.

Sudan Deane





LLEDON STOKES


Working with Bret was a wonderful experience. I needed head shots last minute. He was very professional and was able to accommodate my schedule with no issue. He also provided a relaxed fun atmosphere for me to truly bring my personality out in my photos.

Lledon Stokes
Miss Clearwater USA 2014




SPARKLE RICHARDS


I had the pleasure of shooting with Bret Josephs. I found him to be professional and friendly and the shoot went seamless and well. I had a fantastic time and I love my photos. Thank you for your time and your patience. I would highly recommend him.

Sparkle Richards




LAURA KUMAR


Absolutely wonderful experience working with Bret, he knows how to bring the best out of a model! He was professional and detailed, the resulting photos are glamorous and perfect for promotional use. Will work with him again in the near future, most definitely recommend shooting with him!

Laura Kumar




JESSICA JARRIN


I loved working with Bret Josephs. The pictures beat my expectations, they really captured my personality. Bret is extremely talented, creative, professional, and he shoots incredible pictures. I would recommend Bret Josephs Photography & Videography without any hesitation.

Jessica Jarrin




ALYSON COHEN


Bret Josephs is extremely professional! I worked with him for headshots for my business website. His studio was comfortable and clean. The experience on the day of the shoot exceeded my expectations. And the finished product? Superb! I was very impressed with Bret's attention to detail and dedication to get the best pictures possible. I'm sure that adding his professional photos to my website has helped me gain clients and credibility. Thank you, Bret! Highly recommend!!

Alyson Cohen




GENESIS FERNANDEZ


Bret is amazing! He's done all my professional photos for years. He's super quick with his turn around process and always makes sure you are satisfied. Bret is always on time and available to answer any questions. Make sure to tell him exactly what you want and look for and I am sure he can deliver.

Genesis Fernandez
Miss Afro-Latina Caribbean United States 2018
Miss Spirit of New York 2018




JOSELYN ZAMBRANO


Amazing portrait photographer and professional! 100% Recommended! Great personality easy to work with and knowledgeable! Would totally work with him again!

Joselyn Zambrano





JENNIFER WALDECK


Bret did my most recent pageant headshots and they look amazing! He got exactly the look I wanted and worked with my outfit choices to create a good variety of shots to pick from. He was very professional and edited quickly. I would definitely recommend him!

Jennifer Waldeck
International Junior Miss New York 2016
USA National Miss Illinois 2015




VICTORIA TULLO


Bret was extremely professional and provided quick turn around time with images. We sat together and looked through all of the shots before I left and he took my consideration as well. I definitely recommend working with him for pageant headshots or glam photos

Victoria Tullo




LUCIANE SERIFOVIC


Bret created some beautiful photos of me! He was very kind and had a lot of patience and didn't make made me feel rushed during the photoshoot. Keep up the great work Bret!

Luciane Serifovic
2017 WBFF North American Pro Champion Bikini Diva
2016 WBFF Pro Bikini Diva




SARAH HOWARD


If you're looking for someone who knows what they are doing, professional, and can bring out that "WOW factor" than Bret is you're man! I had the opportunity to have Bret take candid shots for a weekend around NYC, as well as work with him in his studio for a full on photoshoot for several pageant shots. I didn't have an assistant with me but he was really great about making sure my hair, earrings and such were in the perfect spot. The only difficult part of working with Bret is deciding which photos you'll like best because they ALL will come out so amazing!!!

Sarah Howard
International Ms. Midwest 2018
International Ms. Ohio 2017
Elite Miss Ohio 2017
Elite Miss Ohio 2016




SHANI MARQ


If you are looking for someone down to earth, easy-going, and fun to work with you've come to the right place. Awesome quality of the photos and turnaround time of receiving the images. Looking forward to the next time! Thanks again for an amazing experience!

Shani Marq
Ms. National US 2017
Ms. California US 2016
Miss TriBeCa United States 2014




STEPHANIE RIVERA


Working with Bret Josephs really is as good as it gets! He's professional, extremely talented, and his work is like no other. I had the privilege of working with Bret twice before, and his ability to capture such amazing images in all different types of looks/poses/and settings truly sets him apart from the rest! So happy I was able to work with such a skilled photographer, and I look forward to working with him again!

Stephanie Rivera




DAMARIS CANALES


He's absolutely the best. Has patience and real vision for what you want to get done with his artistic flare. Loved shooting with him and will definitely be working with him again soon!

Damaris Canales
New York's Perfect Beauty 2014




RHAVEN MCIVER


Bret is great to work with and gets your photos back to you in a timely fashion! I would recommend shooting with him!

Rhaven Mciver
Miss Black NY USA 2017
New Yorks Perfect Top Model 2014




JOCELYN PEREZ


I am extremely happy with the images that Bret shot of me. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable. This definitely helped create the best possible images. He was very attentive to my disability, which was extremely important because he made sure I was comfortable in every pose. His attention to detail and his lighting are superb. I look forward to shooting with him again and will very much be recommending him to my pageant friends and family.

Jocelyn Perez
Ms Empire State American Woman of Service 2018
Pageant Door Ms New York 2018
Ms Empire State International United Miss 2018
World's Ms New York Tourism 2013
Ms Dominican Republic Latina International 2005
Ms Puerto Rico Latina America 2003
Ms Petite Rhode Island 2000
Miss Petite Teen International NY 1999




KATY VAZQUEZ


Bret is an awesome photographer! I haven't done much modeling, and Bret made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire shoot. He was patient and has great attention to detail. The final images came out terrific. I'm looking forward to the next time we shoot!

Katy Vazquez




ROSS PEREZ


Bret was a pleasure to work with! If you are looking for a different photography style he is your guy! He made me look like a star! Very professional and personable. His work is AMAZING! Highly recommend.

Ross Perez





JOSLYN PETRADELLIS


Working with Bret is always an experience. Highly professional and exceptionally considerate, he made me feel super comfortable when I was nervous about shooting. The whole process from start to finish was great and I was extremely satisfied with the final product.

Joslyn Petradellis




MELISSA NICOLE OCAMPO


Great Photographer! My photos came out lovely.

Melissa Nicole Ocampo
Miss Earth New York 2015
New York Supermodel Icon 2012
Miss. International Princess 2010
Miss Teen NY East Coast USA 2009
Miss Long Island International Princess 2009
Miss Long Island International 2008
Teen Miss Long Island East Coast USA 2007




BECCA JADOFSKY


Bret was such a pleasure to work with. I used to be signed to an agency when I was a kid, but got out of it as a teenager. I've slowly been stepping back in, but am way more nervous than I was as a child. Throughout the entire time he made sure I was comfortable, and that speaks volumes. Every image he's provided has been top notch, and I hope I can work with him again in the future!

Becca Jadofsky



ELLIE CHO


I went to Bret for my photoshoot and I was amazed with the quality of work he puts out. From lighting, his attentiveness for the right angles to create the perfect photos. He's definitely an artist and has the ability to take photos that are amazing. I highly recommend to book with Bret!

Ellie Cho




JONENE JONES


Love working with him; very professional and fun to work with.

Jonene Jones







JORDYN GORR


Incredible to work with! I've never had such an amazing photographer. Not only are our shoots SO much fun but the pictures are INCREDIBLE! He is so talented... It doesn't get any better than him. He is also so supportive and a wonderful person. So happy that I chose to shoot with him.

Jordyn Gorr
Miss Teen Spirit of the USA 2017
Miss Teel Spirit of New York 2017
Miss Teen Spirit of the Holidays 2017




REBECCA RUBER


Absolutely AWESOME guy to work with! Super professional and his eye for the camera is AMAZING! His proofs are absolute perfection, and his edits are one step above that. He has a great personality and great sense of humor. Definitely would recommend him to my friends and family!

Rebecca Ruber




NIA WOODS


Bret is fantastic! A total perfectionist which is a quality you look for in a photographer. He wouldn't start our session until my hair and makeup was perfect. He gives wonderful direction, great music and a comfortable studio. My photos came out absolutely stunning. I can't wait to shoot with him again.

Nia Woods
Perfect Supermodel 2017
Ms Citrus 2017
New Jersey Perfect 2015



CHRISTINE MORALES


Bret's work is out of this world. He is incredibly talented as he is creative and clearly has a good eye for photos! Working with him has had to be my favorite experience. He was very attentive to what I would rather have done/was comfortable with and worked with it. My family loved the photos and most importantly, I did too! Bret is super nice and has the kind of personality that you'd want to work with. He also takes his time with each shot and gives you his undivided attention. With each shot, he makes sure you are completely satisfied with them and will work towards your satisfaction if otherwise. This experience has made me want to refer him to girls when they seek for glamour shoots. I would definitely work with him again!

Christine Morales
Miss Philippines America 2017
Miss Tourism 2017
National Cover Girl 2008
State Ambassador 2007



NEREYDA MELO


Bret is awesome! He made me feel very comfortable while shooting and pictures came out great!!

Nereyda Melo






MELODY RIBERIO


I hired Bret because I needed a headshot and pictures for my portfolio and I did not leave disappointed! He was dedicated and determined to get a great shot! The process was fun and well done! I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a photographer!

Melody Riberio
Miss Long Island 2018
Miss Jamaica 2017




PATRICE HAMILTON


I would hire Bret any day, especially for pageant photos. He's very client focused, friendly, professional and takes his time while paying attention to detail. He was all about my comfort and satisfaction during the shoot and he makes sure your photos actually look like YOU. He was great to work with. And from the samples I've seen of his other work, if I ever get married, I would likely seek him out for videography.

Patrice Hamilton
International Ms. New York 2018
Ms. Vermont United States 2015
Ms. New York United States 2014
Miss Massachusetts International 2012




ANDREIA GIBAU


Bret is incredibly talented! He has a great eye for capturing glamour shots. I absolutely loved my experience shooting with him from the moment I got there to seeing the final edits of my photos. He was a pleasure to work with because of his careful attention to my requests and quick turn around. I receive so many compliments on the photos I shot with him and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for glamour headshots, especially for pageantry!

Andreia Gibau
Miss Earth United States 2017
Miss Massachusetts Earth United States 2017
Miss Teen United States 2015
Miss Teen New York United States 2015



ADELE SCALA


Bret is incredibly talented! He has a great eye for capturing glamour shots. I absolutely loved my experience shooting with him from the moment I got there to seeing the final edits of my photos. He was a pleasure to work with because of his careful attention to my requests and quick turn around. I receive so many compliments on the photos I shot with him and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for glamour headshots, especially for pageantry!

Adele Scala
Elite Miss Earth United States 2017
Elite Miss New York 2017
Miss New Hampshire United States 2016
Miss New York International 2012




ALISON KEAR


To be completely honest, Bret was a blast to work with. His talent and his honesty is what really sets him apart from the rest. Not only did he make help me feel confident, he helped me with my portfolio allowing me to further succeed in achieving my dreams. His coffee brewing skills are on point too.  I highly recommend this donut loving, coffee making, talented photographer to anyone who needs a portfolio update, event pictures, or even just a confidence boost!

Alison Kear




ASHLEY WADE


Bret is absolutely amazing! He really takes his time to understand his clients and make their vision come to life. He does a fantastic job at paying attention to detail. I worked with Bret for my pageant photoshoot and he was incredible! I'd definitely recommend booking him!

Ashley Wade
Miss Earth United States Air 2017




AMBER GRACE


Bret has a special talent, not only for capturing the images you hope for, but also ones you dont even know you want.  In addition to his creativity and ingenuity, Bret is very friendly, patient and accommodating. He is a talented photographer and editor. My photos turned out perfectly: high resolution, nuanced editing, the whole works. I highly recommend!

Amber Grace



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