My love of photography started back in high school and has only grown since then. When I was first getting started, I shadowed a photographer I knew in order to learn all about posing and lighting, and I eventually became her second shooter. 

I moved from second-shooting mitzvahs to booking my own weddings, and Schwalbs Photography was born! Through my years of photography experience, I’ve seen a lot – and I love the confidence and energy I feel the moment I have a camera in my hands.

After all these years, there’s still no better feeling than seeing the joy and excitement on my clients’ faces when I deliver their gallery. It’s a beautiful thing to give people timeless memories that they’ll treasure and pass down to their children, grandchildren, and future generations.

Wedding + Senior Photographer, gilmore girls superfan, and bow-tie aficionado

Hey, I'm Justin

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I’m excited to create and capture these moments for you!

To create and capture timeless moments for classic couples and excited seniors to remember forever


“it’s kind of fun to do the impossible!” — Walt Disney

Oh, and you should probably know that I have a massive sweet tooth, so I’m definitely enjoying a slice (or two!) of wedding cake. It’s the best perk of my job!

When you book with me, you’re not just getting an incredible photographer – you’re also getting a friend! I make it a priority to get to know my clients, and I’m all about helping you enjoy your day – whether you’re getting married or engaged, graduating, or preparing to welcome a new baby into the world. I guarantee we’ll be laughing and chatting like old friends by the end of the day.

Watching Gilmore Girls

Favorite way to relax


Fave hobby

Essential oils

Best self-care item

Disney... duh

The happiest place on earth is...

A bow-tie

You'll always find me wearing...

These are a few of my faves

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Honestly, it’s all thanks to the power packed into these little bottles of fabulous essential oils. There’s an oil for everything. Seriously! 

Why am I sharing this? Because I love my clients and want you feeling your best every day, not just on the big days we photograph!

People are always asking me, “Justin! How are you so productive… in such a good mood… never sick?!”

Coming full circle more about them 

Zach & Kate

Justin took our engagement photos and they came out absolutely beautiful! I asked for an autumn aesthetic and he blew my expectations away! He was very good at helping my fiancé pose and had us in great spirits the whole day. Justin is incredibly positive, has a contagious energy, and a talent for finding the perfect lighting. He was also very accommodating and drove quite a distance to our preferred location. 10/10 would recommend!

Justin was supportive, respectful, and made me feel like a model.

David & Shari

Justin has become our family photographer. He captured all of mine and my in-laws engagement photos along with our weddings. Justin has an awesome eye for what he does. He is able to capture moments that will make you feel as though you're the only person on the earth at that very moment. Justin’s personality always is to be happy and up lifting during all our times working together. I love all of our photos!

Justin has become our family photographer.


I graduated college this May and needed senior pictures. The company that the university hired took plain, dull and unflattering pictures. So instead I went to Schwalbs Photography. He has an incredible eye. The photos came out better than I could have ever imagined. He knows exactly where the sunlight is going to hit your face and achieves the perfect look. He knows how to angle and position his clients in a way that makes them look and feel beautiful.

Justin did my senior portraits and I was BLOWN AWAY!