"It never felt transactional with Joy - she was always attentive and generous with her time and expertise, making it feel like we were hanging out with a close friend rather than a hired photographer. Even during the whirlwind of our wedding day, Joy ensured we stayed focused on each other rather than the minor details.
She is able to capture the intimate, personal shots that reflect the true nature of the unique love two people share while blending in a cinematic element to her photography. Her artist's eye for composition, framing, light and shadow, and angles created stunning captures of our engagement session and wedding day."
Cristina & Kory
"From the very first time I connected with her on a zoom call, I just knew that she HAD to be our photographer for our wedding day. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she really made us feel so special and got to know us as a couple and what was important to us. On our wedding day, it was like she was a part of our whole day - always there and even there when you didn't know it! We really are so grateful that we found Joy and truly consider her a lifelong friend. We received so many compliments on our photos and how she did such an amazing job capturing raw emotions of the day. She was even dancing with us during our reception and always made sure we were on time and stole us away when we needed it! Can't say enough about her! We still cry every time we look through our photos."
erin & david
"She brings a sense of calm and extreme competency to, what was for me, a slightly stressful day. She's so steady, focused, gentle, yet incredibly effective at what she does. I found it so soothing to talk to her the day of, yet she's so adaptable that I later saw her become part of the dance floor- taking some of the greatest dance-action shots I could have ever imagined! If you're looking for a wedding photographer who will be sensitive to your needs, effortlessly adapt to all the various vibes of your special day, and take utterly fantastic and memorable photos, I couldn't recommend Joy more!"
Joy Portinga | email@example.com | San Diego, California