HI, I'M JOY!


I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT CAPTURING FUN, AUTHENTIC, BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS WITH YOU.


I'm a San Diego wedding, elopement, couples & portrait photographer. My inspiration comes from showing my subjects as how I see them: amazingly beautiful people.


I want you to soak in every moment, stay present, and I'll be there to document it all. I would describe my work as classic wedding photography through a strong photojournalistic lens. My approach is rooted in creating comfortable environments to let you be you, and love how you love. I'll guide and prompt where needed, always observing how you and your loved ones interact.  I am motivated by candid moments, your life story, and showing you the back of my camera while we create magic together. I enjoy building lasting relationships and crafting a memorable experience with you.


telling your stories through my lens

capturing and sharing you and the ones you love

First and foremost, I care about befriending you and helping you feel comfortable to be yourself. I can promise that we'll have fun while crafting imagery you can feel. I have a huge soft spot for parent dances, belly laughs, extra long hugs, and a teary glance from across the room.

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guiding you every step of the way

the experience

Here is my approach from the moment you inquire to sending off your gorgeous gallery! Making sure my clients have the best possible photography experience is my absolute top priority. First and foremost, I am here to support YOU! Documenting your milestones involves thoughtful planning, communication, and collaboration. Check out my 8 step process so you know exactly what to expect!

Step 1:

Inquire


Send me a message through my contact page! Tell me more about yourself, the session you're looking for, and why you think we would be a good fit. I'll get back to you within one or two business days to set up a video meeting to connect. Expect consistent clear communication every step of the way.

STEP 2: Connect


I like to hold video meetings to get to know you, walk through my process, help plan your shoot, and answer any questions you may have. These are pretty informal meetings where I get to hear more about your life story, joke around, and ultimately learn how to capture you and/or your partner the most authentically.

STEP 3:

Plan


I'll send you my Styling Guide to help in picking a mood, location, outfits, props and posing tips. These help you feel confident heading into your session! For weddings, I'll help guide you through timelines, connecting you with other vendors, and planning extra sessions. One of the best ways we work together is through a venue walkthrough to help envision the day come to life.

Two weeks before the wedding, we'll talk through timelines, questionnaire answers so everything runs smoothly the day of.

STEP 4:

The Big Day


The day has come!! I'll hype you up and guide you through the entire day. I throw on a bomb playlist to get everyone to let loose and groove to the beat! I like to document wedding days as they come and let natural moments flow. Throughout the day, I'll show you the back of my camera to let you know how the photos are turning out. I also enjoy collaborating with you, so if you have ideas, throw them out and we'll work together to make your vision come to life.

STEP 5:

SNEAK PEEKS


I will send wedding sneak peek galleries the following week. For smaller sessions such as portraits and engagements, expect a two week turnaround. For weddings, expect to get them back in about 6-8 weeks.

STEP 6:

deliver


You can expect to receive your photos soon after the session in an online gallery that gives options for sharing with your friends and family, downloading the high resolution images, and ordering prints! There are also additional options if you're interested in further retouching. I want to ensure that you are 100% happy with your memories!

STEP 7: preserve


I highly encourage ordering prints to frame on your wall or to preserve in an album. The online gallery that I deliver your session through has a built in easy to order high quality print service. If your photos are properly cared for, you will be able to share and pass them down for generations. We can also work together to craft a wedding album!

step 8:

enjoy!


Everything is done! If you plan on sharing your photos on any social media site, I love seeing them, so tag me in and I will be your #1 commenter. I also enjoy building lasting relationships with my clients, so I hope that we will see each other again in the future!

“We spent all night looking at all the pictures - laughing, crying, and laughing again!! We love them so much. Thank you for capturing our day so perfectly!! These are everything.”


Ready to inquire?


Contact me!