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A Moment of Joy Photography

Elk Grove , CA
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Elk Grove, CA US 95758 (map)

PHONE

916-952-2207

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ABOUT US

I want to congratulate you on your engagement and upcoming wedding! My name is Joy, and I am the owner of “A Moment of Joy Photography,” and I know that there are many photographers out... Read more
I want to congratulate you on your engagement and upcoming wedding! My name is Joy, and I am the owner of “A Moment of Joy Photography,” and I know that there are many photographers out there to choose from, so I would like to share with you what my philosophy for wedding photography is and what I have to offer you if you were to hire me to preserve your wedding day in photographs.

I know, from ten years of wedding experience, when to “get” the shot, or to back off and let you enjoy the moment. This is very important. People will be pulling you in all directions on your wedding day and I will not be one of them! I have a very photojournalistic approach which makes me a very personal photographer. I will spend the day capturing everything you do, every one of your personal moments. Because of my experience, I am able to catch a tear, a smile, or a glance that happens so fast, you didn’t even know it happened; but when you look through your wedding album you will see it for the first time the way myself and your guests did. These are the moments you’ll want to capture forever in a photograph.

Your wedding day is a story that photographs will tell for generations to come; therefore, with all of my wedding packages, I contract for the whole day. Not one moment should be missing because you only paid for a few hours. I will capture every moment from getting ready at the salon until the limo drives away! Remember, after you’ve boxed your dress, dried your flowers and the food and cake have been eaten, the only thing left to help keep your memories of the day fresh are your pictures!

In addition to all day coverage, with all of my wedding packages, I give you ALL of your pictures on CD so you will have EVERY picture. I don’t want you, my customer, after your wedding is over, to look at your photographs and have moments missing because you had to choose, because of cost, which ones you couldn’t keep. I also include an engagement photo session, which is great opportunity for me to get to know you and for you to have great photo’s to display at your wedding.

I invite you to visit my website at www.amomentofjoyphotography.com . I would love to meet with you, so you can view complete wedding albums of other brides who have already entrusted me as their wedding day photographer. When you are ready to start looking at photographers, please give me a call (916) 952-2207. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I have a photo shop person staff that can do just about anything!
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have worked in every lighting situation there is.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I have one photographer that I work with at each wedding. I also have a back up assistant if she is working a wedding of her own. All three of us have a very similar style and that was important when I was choosing who I wanted to share my business with.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I usually only choose to book one wedding per weekend, this way my only focus in the week prior is you!
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
2 Nikon DSLR (a D80 and a D40X, for those who know there stuff)
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day is the norm.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I am yours for the whole day, from sun-up till sun-down and beyond if that is what you want!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Usually just the meal.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes...please call me for questions dealing with a wedding out of the Sacramento and surrounding areas.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I don't provide proofs, because with every wedding, all of your pictures are given to you on CD.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
n/a
How long can the client keep the proofs?
n/a
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
The copyright is shared
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, digital.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Coffee table magazine style, flush mount styles and traditional leather albums
When will the client get the final album?
Usually 4-6 weeks

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Jen
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
It was absolutely a pleasure to work with Joy, and I would recommend her without hesitation. She did a fabulous job with our wedding photos and engagement photos. She truly has a gift for capturing the moment, and that's exactly what we wanted. You won't be disappointed!!!
It was absolutely a pleasure to work with Joy, and I would recommend her without hesitation. She did a fabulous job with Read more...
It was absolutely a pleasure to work with Joy, and I would recommend her without hesitation. She did a fabulous job with our wedding photos and engagement photos. She truly has a gift for capturing the moment, and that's exactly what we wanted. You won't be disappointed!!! Read less
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Talara
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
A Moment of Joy was truly amazing to work with. They are one of the best photographers to share your special day with. They captured every moment I wanted and a million more I never would have even thought of. We could not be more happy with our pictures and how they captured the memories and joy of our special day! I could not recommend them enough!!
A Moment of Joy was truly amazing to work with. They are one of the best photographers to share your special day with. Read more...
A Moment of Joy was truly amazing to work with. They are one of the best photographers to share your special day with. They captured every moment I wanted and a million more I never would have even thought of. We could not be more happy with our pictures and how they captured the memories and joy of our special day! I could not recommend them enough!! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the best experience with a moment of joy ! Our wedding date was double booked with our venue and Joy was able to work things out to still accommodate us. Not only that but thanks to her beautiful pictures we have been featured in bridal magazines for the last two years ( from our engagement pictures to wedding pictures). Thanks joy for such an amazing experience!
We had the best experience with a moment of joy ! Our wedding date was double booked with our venue and Joy was able to Read more...
We had the best experience with a moment of joy ! Our wedding date was double booked with our venue and Joy was able to work things out to still accommodate us. Not only that but thanks to her beautiful pictures we have been featured in bridal magazines for the last two years ( from our engagement pictures to wedding pictures). Thanks joy for such an amazing experience! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We interviewed a few local photographers within our price range, but I wasn't satisified until we met Joy. Joy had such an enthusiastic, yet professional demeanor. She had the perfect photo package for us. She includes engagement photos. She and her assistant take the wedding photos on the day, and you have them ALL day. You get the copyrights to ALL your photos, so you can reprint as many as you want! She also makes a photobook, as your wedding album. Right after talking with her and looking at her work, we instantly knew she was the photographer for us. We met a few months later to take our engagements photos. My fiance and I are not comfortable taking photos and it was our first professional photo shoot, but Joy put us at ease and helped guide us for our poses. All though we were posing, Joy did capture the candid moments and they turned out spectacular. Joy gave the photos to me on a CD in a quick turnaround, so I was able to send out our save-the-dates shortly after. When it came to the big day, my make-up artist was running late, but she put me at ease and rescheduled some of our bride and bridesmaids photos. In the end, it all worked out and Joy and her assistant took all the photos we wanted. I'm glad she was there from the beginning to end. She captured every special moment of our wedding. I would definitely reccommend Joy to my family and friends in the future!!!
We interviewed a few local photographers within our price range, but I wasn't satisified until we met Joy. Joy had such an Read more...
We interviewed a few local photographers within our price range, but I wasn't satisified until we met Joy. Joy had such an enthusiastic, yet professional demeanor. She had the perfect photo package for us. She includes engagement photos. She and her assistant take the wedding photos on the day, and you have them ALL day. You get the copyrights to ALL your photos, so you can reprint as many as you want! She also makes a photobook, as your wedding album. Right after talking with her and looking at her work, we instantly knew she was the photographer for us. We met a few months later to take our engagements photos. My fiance and I are not comfortable taking photos and it was our first professional photo shoot, but Joy put us at ease and helped guide us for our poses. All though we were posing, Joy did capture the candid moments and they turned out spectacular. Joy gave the photos to me on a CD in a quick turnaround, so I was able to send out our save-the-dates shortly after. When it came to the big day, my make-up artist was running late, but she put me at ease and rescheduled some of our bride and bridesmaids photos. In the end, it all worked out and Joy and her assistant took all the photos we wanted. I'm glad she was there from the beginning to end. She captured every special moment of our wedding. I would definitely reccommend Joy to my family and friends in the future!!! Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend A Moment of Joy Photography to any bride and for any style wedding! Joy is very easy to work with, the prices are very reasonable, and you will never be disappointed with any photo she takes. Joy is very creative and really knows how to capture every moment of joy (she really lives up to her business name!). Joy and her assistant photographers captured so many wonderful pictures on our wedding day and it was like they weren't even there. People look through our wedding album and they are absolutely amazed with the quality of the pictures and the end result of the album as a whole. Our wedding photography was one of the most important parts of our wedding day and Joy made that happen for us.
I would recommend A Moment of Joy Photography to any bride and for any style wedding! Joy is very easy to work with, the Read more...
I would recommend A Moment of Joy Photography to any bride and for any style wedding! Joy is very easy to work with, the prices are very reasonable, and you will never be disappointed with any photo she takes. Joy is very creative and really knows how to capture every moment of joy (she really lives up to her business name!). Joy and her assistant photographers captured so many wonderful pictures on our wedding day and it was like they weren't even there. People look through our wedding album and they are absolutely amazed with the quality of the pictures and the end result of the album as a whole. Our wedding photography was one of the most important parts of our wedding day and Joy made that happen for us. Read less
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Sarah528
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Joy was a PLEASURE to work with through the entire wedding process! She is professional, reliable, FUN and did a great job of helping me relax! On top of being a wonderful person to work with, the photos she did for us were AMAZING!! Joy is incredibly talented at creating a story and I feel like I am reliving that special day every time I look through our album.
Joy was a PLEASURE to work with through the entire wedding process! She is professional, reliable, FUN and did a great job Read more...
Joy was a PLEASURE to work with through the entire wedding process! She is professional, reliable, FUN and did a great job of helping me relax! On top of being a wonderful person to work with, the photos she did for us were AMAZING!! Joy is incredibly talented at creating a story and I feel like I am reliving that special day every time I look through our album. Read less
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Imelda
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
As a bride you really want your wedding day to be perfect,so I interviewed a few photographers and wanted to get the best deal. I was referred by a mutual friend who had just been in a wedding where Joy was the phtographer. I'm glad I called Joy and booked her for our wedding. Our wedding date was October 2, 2010 and our pictures are amazing. The website for guests to view our pictures was up within a few weeks. Joy designed the lay out of our wedding album book which i was a little nervous about but I'm glad i did. Our album captures every single details from our wedding day and so much more. I would highly recommend using her as yoyr photographer.
As a bride you really want your wedding day to be perfect,so I interviewed a few photographers and wanted to get the best Read more...
As a bride you really want your wedding day to be perfect,so I interviewed a few photographers and wanted to get the best deal. I was referred by a mutual friend who had just been in a wedding where Joy was the phtographer. I'm glad I called Joy and booked her for our wedding. Our wedding date was October 2, 2010 and our pictures are amazing. The website for guests to view our pictures was up within a few weeks. Joy designed the lay out of our wedding album book which i was a little nervous about but I'm glad i did. Our album captures every single details from our wedding day and so much more. I would highly recommend using her as yoyr photographer. Read less
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shiana
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Joy was a pleasure to work with from the very first phone call. Communication was great, she had wonderful ideas and reasonable prices. We have a very large immediate family and the day of the wedding she was able to keep everyone organized and photographed with the right family group. She found a beautiful spot in my parents back yard (the reception site) that we had not even considered and it turned out better than we ever dreamed of! The wedding album she designed for us was perfect and I couldn't have done a better job myself. I don't have one thing that I would change or do differently. She made my wedding day less stressful just by being herself :-) I recommend her to everyone, not just for weddings but for portraits, family and pregnancy photos as well. You will not be disappointed if you choose Joy as your photographer!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joy was a pleasure to work with from the very first phone call. Communication was great, she had wonderful ideas and Read more...
Joy was a pleasure to work with from the very first phone call. Communication was great, she had wonderful ideas and reasonable prices. We have a very large immediate family and the day of the wedding she was able to keep everyone organized and photographed with the right family group. She found a beautiful spot in my parents back yard (the reception site) that we had not even considered and it turned out better than we ever dreamed of! The wedding album she designed for us was perfect and I couldn't have done a better job myself. I don't have one thing that I would change or do differently. She made my wedding day less stressful just by being herself :-) I recommend her to everyone, not just for weddings but for portraits, family and pregnancy photos as well. You will not be disappointed if you choose Joy as your photographer!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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abercrombiefamily
Wedding:
6/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Ashley and Jordan Abercrombie, June 25, 2010

A Moment of Joy Photography was the best decision that we made during our wedding panning. I knew that she had a talent that I wanted to capture our wedding. I had ranted and raved to my husband about how I wanted Joy to be our photographer for our wedding and once Jordan saw all the talented pictures that she showed us at our first meeting, he was speechless.

For our wedding, Joy was not only our photographer. She MADE my wedding day timeline, she organized the entire family while we were taking picture after picture and she took all the stress off me and took care of everything! I truly believe that it was Joy that made our special day a success.

Now that we are six months pregnant, I still get comments on our photos and our wedding album. The photography is the most important part to me for a wedding, you have those pictures forever and they capture memories forever. Joy has made that dream come true for us and we will forever have those memories.
Ashley and Jordan Abercrombie, June 25, 2010

A Moment of Joy Photography was the best decision that we made Read more...
Ashley and Jordan Abercrombie, June 25, 2010

A Moment of Joy Photography was the best decision that we made during our wedding panning. I knew that she had a talent that I wanted to capture our wedding. I had ranted and raved to my husband about how I wanted Joy to be our photographer for our wedding and once Jordan saw all the talented pictures that she showed us at our first meeting, he was speechless.

For our wedding, Joy was not only our photographer. She MADE my wedding day timeline, she organized the entire family while we were taking picture after picture and she took all the stress off me and took care of everything! I truly believe that it was Joy that made our special day a success.

Now that we are six months pregnant, I still get comments on our photos and our wedding album. The photography is the most important part to me for a wedding, you have those pictures forever and they capture memories forever. Joy has made that dream come true for us and we will forever have those memories. Read less
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KatieF
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Joy and Shannon were a pleasure to work with! They were so creative, and the album turned out AMAZING! I will definitely use them again and would recommend them to everyone!
Joy and Shannon were a pleasure to work with! They were so creative, and the album turned out AMAZING! I will definitely Read more...
Joy and Shannon were a pleasure to work with! They were so creative, and the album turned out AMAZING! I will definitely use them again and would recommend them to everyone! Read less
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A Moment of Joy Photography responded with the following comments:

To view Katie and Eric's Wedding blog post go to: http://amomentofjoyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/08/eric-and-katies-tahoe-wedding.html
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sarah
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Joy did a fantastic job photographing our wedding. She worked around our very tight schedules for our engagement photo session. For the wedding, she and her assistant arrived promptly, were unobtrusive yet managed to get great intimate detail shots as well as formal wedding portraits and group photos. Our package included photo editing options which expanded the range and uniqueness of the photos. The wedding album Joy created is beautiful and really tells the story of our wedding day. I've received many compliments on our wedding photographs, including one friend who said she'd seen many wedding photos from friends in Sacramento and Southern California but Joy's photos of our wedding were the best overall. My husband and I would highly recommend A Moment of Joy Photography
Joy did a fantastic job photographing our wedding. She worked around our very tight schedules for our engagement photo Read more...
Joy did a fantastic job photographing our wedding. She worked around our very tight schedules for our engagement photo session. For the wedding, she and her assistant arrived promptly, were unobtrusive yet managed to get great intimate detail shots as well as formal wedding portraits and group photos. Our package included photo editing options which expanded the range and uniqueness of the photos. The wedding album Joy created is beautiful and really tells the story of our wedding day. I've received many compliments on our wedding photographs, including one friend who said she'd seen many wedding photos from friends in Sacramento and Southern California but Joy's photos of our wedding were the best overall. My husband and I would highly recommend A Moment of Joy Photography Read less
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A Moment of Joy Photography responded with the following comments:

To view Sarah and Mike's Wedding on my blog go to: http://amomentofjoyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/07/sarah-and-mikes-wedding-at-vizcaya.html
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Greg
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married on October 3rd, 2009. Looking back on the pictures of my wedding day, I have absolutely no regrets what-so-ever about contracting with Joy. Her quality of service was outstanding and she was very accommodating when it came to the specific rules of our church. She was prompt, professional, and we got every picture we asked for. But more than that, she caught candid moments that could never be staged, and have so much meaning. There were quite a few shots that I didn't even think of asking for, but Joy captured them.

We took the majority of our pictures after the ceremony, but before the reception. When it was time for the posed pictures, Joy was in charge, but not bossy. She knew how to take us through the poses and get us into our reception without sacrificing the quality of the pictures. She was with us the whole day from the time my bride-to-be was getting her hair and make-up done at her salon, to the end of the reception when we left for our honeymoon.

I think my favorite part of the whole experience with A Moment Of Joy Photography was when we received our pictures. Apart from a beautiful album, Joy gave us the day's worth of pictures on a 16gig flash drive (she took nearly 2,000 pictures that day). It's the little details that add up to a truly wonderful experience. I would, without hesitation, fully recommend A Moment Of Joy Photography to anybody getting married.
My wife and I got married on October 3rd, 2009. Looking back on the pictures of my wedding day, I have absolutely no Read more...
My wife and I got married on October 3rd, 2009. Looking back on the pictures of my wedding day, I have absolutely no regrets what-so-ever about contracting with Joy. Her quality of service was outstanding and she was very accommodating when it came to the specific rules of our church. She was prompt, professional, and we got every picture we asked for. But more than that, she caught candid moments that could never be staged, and have so much meaning. There were quite a few shots that I didn't even think of asking for, but Joy captured them.

We took the majority of our pictures after the ceremony, but before the reception. When it was time for the posed pictures, Joy was in charge, but not bossy. She knew how to take us through the poses and get us into our reception without sacrificing the quality of the pictures. She was with us the whole day from the time my bride-to-be was getting her hair and make-up done at her salon, to the end of the reception when we left for our honeymoon.

I think my favorite part of the whole experience with A Moment Of Joy Photography was when we received our pictures. Apart from a beautiful album, Joy gave us the day's worth of pictures on a 16gig flash drive (she took nearly 2,000 pictures that day). It's the little details that add up to a truly wonderful experience. I would, without hesitation, fully recommend A Moment Of Joy Photography to anybody getting married. Read less
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A Moment of Joy Photography responded with the following comments:

To view Aki and Gregs Wedding on my blog go to: http://amomentofjoyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/06/ali-and-gregs-wedding-story.html To view their update and where they are now on my blog go to: http://amomentofjoyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/09/past-bride-and-groom-updates.html
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ebainter
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Joy was phenomenal to work with. She was open to anything that I wanted and was available the whole day for VERY reasonable pricing. The pictures were unique yet classy and fit our style of wedding. There was no problem with timing or with professionalism. She and her assistant were perfect for my special day!
Joy was phenomenal to work with. She was open to anything that I wanted and was available the whole day for VERY Read more...
Joy was phenomenal to work with. She was open to anything that I wanted and was available the whole day for VERY reasonable pricing. The pictures were unique yet classy and fit our style of wedding. There was no problem with timing or with professionalism. She and her assistant were perfect for my special day! Read less
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KFerrari
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Joy was literally one of the greatest parts of our wedding!..From day one, we knew she was going to be perfect. My fiance and I found her on the KCRA A-List and quickly made an appointment to meet with her. She was very quick to respond, and sincerely listened to what we envisioned for our pictures. The day of the wedding, Joy was prompt and blended right into the background. I hardly even noticed she was there! With all the chaos of the day, it was nice to not worry about "one more thing"..While I was able to get ready, and enjoy my friends and family, Joy managed to capture EVERY last moment!..She was organized, friendly, and really had an eye for what was going to look good. She also worked seamlessly with her assistant. They were an incredible team!

Joy stayed with us ALL day long!..she was there till the VERY end! I was amazed at her work ethic, and professionalism. As any bride, I was anxious to get my pictures back after the wedding. This too, happened quickly!..I couldn't believe it! She captured over 2000 pictures, and managed to get them all up for online viewing within 4 weeks! The album itself was breathtaking!..My husband and I cried when we looked through it for the first time. It literally brought us back to the day of the wedding, and told the whole story!! The pictures were gorgeous. They were so good that Joy was featured in Sacramento Bride and Groom magazine with our pictures. What a compliment to her and her work.

We would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone! She was flawless!
Joy was literally one of the greatest parts of our wedding!..From day one, we knew she was going to be perfect. My fiance Read more...
Joy was literally one of the greatest parts of our wedding!..From day one, we knew she was going to be perfect. My fiance and I found her on the KCRA A-List and quickly made an appointment to meet with her. She was very quick to respond, and sincerely listened to what we envisioned for our pictures. The day of the wedding, Joy was prompt and blended right into the background. I hardly even noticed she was there! With all the chaos of the day, it was nice to not worry about "one more thing"..While I was able to get ready, and enjoy my friends and family, Joy managed to capture EVERY last moment!..She was organized, friendly, and really had an eye for what was going to look good. She also worked seamlessly with her assistant. They were an incredible team!

Joy stayed with us ALL day long!..she was there till the VERY end! I was amazed at her work ethic, and professionalism. As any bride, I was anxious to get my pictures back after the wedding. This too, happened quickly!..I couldn't believe it! She captured over 2000 pictures, and managed to get them all up for online viewing within 4 weeks! The album itself was breathtaking!..My husband and I cried when we looked through it for the first time. It literally brought us back to the day of the wedding, and told the whole story!! The pictures were gorgeous. They were so good that Joy was featured in Sacramento Bride and Groom magazine with our pictures. What a compliment to her and her work.

We would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone! She was flawless! Read less
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A Moment of Joy Photography responded with the following comments:

To view Kiley and Jared's Wedding on my blog go to: http://amomentofjoyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/06/kiley-and-jareds-wedding.html
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jjohnston9
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Joy was great for our September wedding! She was so great with scheduling meetings and being flexible. Our wedding pictures were stunning as well as our album. My friends and family loved it, they said it gave them goosebumps :) We are so lucky to have found Joy and have her capture our day.
Joy was great for our September wedding! She was so great with scheduling meetings and being flexible. Our wedding Read more...
Joy was great for our September wedding! She was so great with scheduling meetings and being flexible. Our wedding pictures were stunning as well as our album. My friends and family loved it, they said it gave them goosebumps :) We are so lucky to have found Joy and have her capture our day. Read less
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A Moment of Joy Photography responded with the following comments:

To view Jen and Thomas's Wedding on my blog go to: http://amomentofjoyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/06/jennifer-and-thomas.html
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Walde
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Joy is fantastic! She did a fabulous job at our wedding and spent the whole day with us photographing our big day. The photos came out perfect and we have received lots of compliments on them. She also made an album for us which we love. We highly recommend Joy for anyone's wedding. She traveled to Tahoe to photograph our wedding and did a great job, we are so happy with how our wedding photos turned out.
Joy is fantastic! She did a fabulous job at our wedding and spent the whole day with us photographing our big day. The Read more...
Joy is fantastic! She did a fabulous job at our wedding and spent the whole day with us photographing our big day. The photos came out perfect and we have received lots of compliments on them. She also made an album for us which we love. We highly recommend Joy for anyone's wedding. She traveled to Tahoe to photograph our wedding and did a great job, we are so happy with how our wedding photos turned out. Read less
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A Moment of Joy Photography responded with the following comments:

To view Kasi and Han's wedding on my blog to go: http://amomentofjoyweddings.blogspot.com/2010/06/kasi-and-hanss-lake-tahoe-wedding.html
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kristin
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Joy was a joy to work with :). I was pretty detail oriented and knew exactly what I wanted and Joy did everything just as I asked. I never had to worry about her, she would always reply to any message I sent her very quickly. The book she provided exceeded my expectations. I would and did recommend Joy to any bride, she aimed to please.
Joy was a joy to work with :). I was pretty detail oriented and knew exactly what I wanted and Joy did everything just as Read more...
Joy was a joy to work with :). I was pretty detail oriented and knew exactly what I wanted and Joy did everything just as I asked. I never had to worry about her, she would always reply to any message I sent her very quickly. The book she provided exceeded my expectations. I would and did recommend Joy to any bride, she aimed to please. Read less
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Redheaducd
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Joy. She was very flexible and had a GREAT price. I would say her style of photos is more photojournalism. We were able to use the 'engagement' shoot to capture our rehearsal dinner/Chinese Wedding Ceremony the day before our wedding instead of for engagement photos, since we had already taken those somewhere else (had a gift card). I will probably call her to take photos our of family later too.

The only complaint my (now) husband had, was that she made him take too many pictures and smile too much. LOL. But, hey we got LOTS of great formal pics, so I think it was worth his discomfort!
We loved working with Joy. She was very flexible and had a GREAT price. I would say her style of photos is more Read more...
We loved working with Joy. She was very flexible and had a GREAT price. I would say her style of photos is more photojournalism. We were able to use the 'engagement' shoot to capture our rehearsal dinner/Chinese Wedding Ceremony the day before our wedding instead of for engagement photos, since we had already taken those somewhere else (had a gift card). I will probably call her to take photos our of family later too.

The only complaint my (now) husband had, was that she made him take too many pictures and smile too much. LOL. But, hey we got LOTS of great formal pics, so I think it was worth his discomfort! Read less
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April
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Joy was pleasure to work with! She made sure she understood what we were looking for (and helped us decide when we weren't sure). The day of the wedding she was unobtrusive, yet captured all of the important moments. The pictures are beautiful and a perfect summary of the day! Would use her again without reservation!
Joy was pleasure to work with! She made sure she understood what we were looking for (and helped us decide when we weren't Read more...
Joy was pleasure to work with! She made sure she understood what we were looking for (and helped us decide when we weren't sure). The day of the wedding she was unobtrusive, yet captured all of the important moments. The pictures are beautiful and a perfect summary of the day! Would use her again without reservation! Read less
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v_griffin
Wedding:
8/15/2008
5.0/5.0
Joy was the perfect person to have photograph my wedding. She was so personable that it didn't feel uncomfortable having her around; and she was with me all day for one flat rate. She was able to capture beautiful candids of my entire family and no one remembered ever having seen her. The pictures I recieved were beautiful. I thought that she had all the best photos in the album that she made for me, but I found so many gorgeous photos looking through all the photos that were taken. I was very impressed. I would recommend her to anyone. We had a lot of fun. Thanks Joy. :)
Joy was the perfect person to have photograph my wedding. She was so personable that it didn't feel uncomfortable having Read more...
Joy was the perfect person to have photograph my wedding. She was so personable that it didn't feel uncomfortable having her around; and she was with me all day for one flat rate. She was able to capture beautiful candids of my entire family and no one remembered ever having seen her. The pictures I recieved were beautiful. I thought that she had all the best photos in the album that she made for me, but I found so many gorgeous photos looking through all the photos that were taken. I was very impressed. I would recommend her to anyone. We had a lot of fun. Thanks Joy. :) Read less
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swanjohn
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
If someone were interested in Joy as their photographer, especially for a wedding, I would first recommend viewing her photo gallery and reading about her on her web-site- and you will know what you are getting, nothing less, only more. She really does follow what she says on her web-site...it is so true and genuine, just like Joy as a person and a photographer.
Joy is very friendly, and even though we never met in person before that day, she made me feel very comfortable before the wedding while I was getting ready, all the way until the last picture she took that night. From the first time we talked over the phone, I trusted she would provide wonderful photography for our wedding and she did. Joy was easy to talk to and communicated with and felt she knew what I wanted without her asking - and that she was there for me. Joy was also very professional, and guided the formal pictures along smoothly.
We had received many great compliments about Joy at the wedding. Now that we received the pictures, friends and family are even more impressed. When we opened our album for the first time, that she made for us, I cried. Looking at the pictures makes me so happy. I find myself smiling each time I look at them. They are our story. I can relive my entire wedding day each time I look at them. These photo's will always keep our most precious moments fresh and alive.
Joy's photography is absolutely beautiful, more then we could ever ask for. her photography is so personal, touching and thoughtful. The pictures are vibrant and detailed. My favorite pictures captured was the one where I was dancing with my Dad, and you can see a tear running down my cheek.
We are truly grateful and feel so lucky to have found Joy as our photographer and would refer her to anyone.
If someone were interested in Joy as their photographer, especially for a wedding, I would first recommend viewing her Read more...
If someone were interested in Joy as their photographer, especially for a wedding, I would first recommend viewing her photo gallery and reading about her on her web-site- and you will know what you are getting, nothing less, only more. She really does follow what she says on her web-site...it is so true and genuine, just like Joy as a person and a photographer.
Joy is very friendly, and even though we never met in person before that day, she made me feel very comfortable before the wedding while I was getting ready, all the way until the last picture she took that night. From the first time we talked over the phone, I trusted she would provide wonderful photography for our wedding and she did. Joy was easy to talk to and communicated with and felt she knew what I wanted without her asking - and that she was there for me. Joy was also very professional, and guided the formal pictures along smoothly.
We had received many great compliments about Joy at the wedding. Now that we received the pictures, friends and family are even more impressed. When we opened our album for the first time, that she made for us, I cried. Looking at the pictures makes me so happy. I find myself smiling each time I look at them. They are our story. I can relive my entire wedding day each time I look at them. These photo's will always keep our most precious moments fresh and alive.
Joy's photography is absolutely beautiful, more then we could ever ask for. her photography is so personal, touching and thoughtful. The pictures are vibrant and detailed. My favorite pictures captured was the one where I was dancing with my Dad, and you can see a tear running down my cheek.
We are truly grateful and feel so lucky to have found Joy as our photographer and would refer her to anyone. Read less
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msliss77
Wedding:
4/19/2008
5.0/5.0
There is only one word to describe Joy... AMAZING!!!! After our other photographer canceled on us last minute (litteraly 5 days before the wedding!) I thought my wedding was going to be a disaster! I was soooo upset. I began searching online praying to find someone that would be able to squeeze me in at the very last minute and not charge $5 million dollars! Then, by the grace of God, I found Joy. I met with her immediately and felt trully blessed that things worked out the way they did. She was creative, professional, very easy to work with, and most of all, made me feel 100% confident that everything was going to be ok. She fit us in that weekend and saved our wedding! I would highly recommend her to EVERYONE for your photography needs! She will be doing family portraits for us next!!!!
There is only one word to describe Joy... AMAZING!!!! After our other photographer canceled on us last minute (litteraly 5 Read more...
There is only one word to describe Joy... AMAZING!!!! After our other photographer canceled on us last minute (litteraly 5 days before the wedding!) I thought my wedding was going to be a disaster! I was soooo upset. I began searching online praying to find someone that would be able to squeeze me in at the very last minute and not charge $5 million dollars! Then, by the grace of God, I found Joy. I met with her immediately and felt trully blessed that things worked out the way they did. She was creative, professional, very easy to work with, and most of all, made me feel 100% confident that everything was going to be ok. She fit us in that weekend and saved our wedding! I would highly recommend her to EVERYONE for your photography needs! She will be doing family portraits for us next!!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I was very imprsessed with my photos. She did a great job, was early for the job and was easy to contact. She was great with my guests and family. I have nothing negative to say. Thank you so much Joy!
I was very imprsessed with my photos. She did a great job, was early for the job and was easy to contact. She was great Read more...
I was very imprsessed with my photos. She did a great job, was early for the job and was easy to contact. She was great with my guests and family. I have nothing negative to say. Thank you so much Joy! Read less
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HDHONEY79
Wedding:
10/29/2005
5.0/5.0
Within moments of meeting Joy, my husband and I knew that she was "The One!" We found that Joy was not only one of the most down-to-Earth people we would ever meet, but her ability to listen to and retain our ideas of what our wishes were, left us feeling completely at ease with the entire experience. Joy has a subtle grace about her as she photographs, leaving you with no doubt that her passion for capturing every moment will result in some of the most beautiful wedding photographs you will ever see. Through the experience of having Joy as our wedding photographer, we have not only been blessed with gorgeous wedding photographs that we will cherish for a lifetime together, but we have gained a trustworthy and loyal friend. It would be impossible for us to offer a higher recommendation for Joy; her work is just THAT wonderful!
-Charlie & Cristin Timoney, Elk Grove, CA
Within moments of meeting Joy, my husband and I knew that she was "The One!" We found that Joy was not only one of the Read more...
Within moments of meeting Joy, my husband and I knew that she was "The One!" We found that Joy was not only one of the most down-to-Earth people we would ever meet, but her ability to listen to and retain our ideas of what our wishes were, left us feeling completely at ease with the entire experience. Joy has a subtle grace about her as she photographs, leaving you with no doubt that her passion for capturing every moment will result in some of the most beautiful wedding photographs you will ever see. Through the experience of having Joy as our wedding photographer, we have not only been blessed with gorgeous wedding photographs that we will cherish for a lifetime together, but we have gained a trustworthy and loyal friend. It would be impossible for us to offer a higher recommendation for Joy; her work is just THAT wonderful!
-Charlie & Cristin Timoney, Elk Grove, CA Read less
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Emma's Mom
Wedding:
7/10/2004
5.0/5.0
Joy did an excellent job photographing our wedding! We have gorgeous pictures as wonderful memories that we still cherish four years later.
Joy did an excellent job photographing our wedding! We have gorgeous pictures as wonderful memories that we still cherish Read more...
Joy did an excellent job photographing our wedding! We have gorgeous pictures as wonderful memories that we still cherish four years later. Read less
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michelle
Wedding:
4/10/2004
5.0/5.0
okay let start by telling you I was a total Bridezilla! Nothing could please me or was good enough for "MY WEDDING DAY'!!!! A friend at work told me about Joy and said she wanted me to look at her album with some of the photos that Joy had taken at her wedding . My fiancé and I had searched and searched and looked at so many portfolios from photographers all over the area and every photographers pictures started to look all the same. As soon as my friend told me about Joy and I seen these photos I knew she was the one !!! Her pictures not only captured the moment but I felt by looking at that album that I was actually at the Wedding. After calling Joy I booked her for "MY WEDDING DAY" Yes the Bridezilla finally made a decision!!!! She caught things at angels that many photographers had not even thought of trying she was so creative, and fun but still elegant with these photos. I truly am glad I went with my gut and hired Joy for "MY WEDDING DAY"!!! Joy was the best thing that happened on this day besides the I do's themselves. She was with me for the time I grabbed the first cup of coffee as I crawled out of bed until we drove away after the reception, She also took additional photos after we were gone so we did not have to miss any aspect of our day or the crowd that stayed to dance after we left. The photos are breathtaking, she was professional, Sweet, and just a delight to have as part of our special day. She has several options as far as how how long she can spend with you I chose to have her the whole day as it was "MY WEDDING DAY". I recommend her very highly she truly was and is the best. And not to mention the prices are very reasonable, you get way more than your moneys worth trust me on this!!!
okay let start by telling you I was a total Bridezilla! Nothing could please me or was good enough for "MY WEDDING Read more...
okay let start by telling you I was a total Bridezilla! Nothing could please me or was good enough for "MY WEDDING DAY'!!!! A friend at work told me about Joy and said she wanted me to look at her album with some of the photos that Joy had taken at her wedding . My fiancé and I had searched and searched and looked at so many portfolios from photographers all over the area and every photographers pictures started to look all the same. As soon as my friend told me about Joy and I seen these photos I knew she was the one !!! Her pictures not only captured the moment but I felt by looking at that album that I was actually at the Wedding. After calling Joy I booked her for "MY WEDDING DAY" Yes the Bridezilla finally made a decision!!!! She caught things at angels that many photographers had not even thought of trying she was so creative, and fun but still elegant with these photos. I truly am glad I went with my gut and hired Joy for "MY WEDDING DAY"!!! Joy was the best thing that happened on this day besides the I do's themselves. She was with me for the time I grabbed the first cup of coffee as I crawled out of bed until we drove away after the reception, She also took additional photos after we were gone so we did not have to miss any aspect of our day or the crowd that stayed to dance after we left. The photos are breathtaking, she was professional, Sweet, and just a delight to have as part of our special day. She has several options as far as how how long she can spend with you I chose to have her the whole day as it was "MY WEDDING DAY". I recommend her very highly she truly was and is the best. And not to mention the prices are very reasonable, you get way more than your moneys worth trust me on this!!! Read less
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Rosie
Wedding:
3/27/2004
5.0/5.0
She was very professinal, but very good at paying very special attention to the important moments. She captured stuff that no one would think to get, and now some of those important moments are some of our favorites pictures. She is a great Photographer, and i would recomend her to anyone.Thanks moment of Joy! you were a very important part of my special day.
She was very professinal, but very good at paying very special attention to the important moments. She captured stuff that Read more...
She was very professinal, but very good at paying very special attention to the important moments. She captured stuff that no one would think to get, and now some of those important moments are some of our favorites pictures. She is a great Photographer, and i would recomend her to anyone.Thanks moment of Joy! you were a very important part of my special day. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/8/2000
5.0/5.0
What a flexible photographer. Just loved her!!
What a flexible photographer. Just loved her!!
What a flexible photographer. Just loved her!! Read less
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