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Homsy Photography

Los Gatos , CA
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Los Gatos, CA 95032 US (map)

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408-499-1554

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ABOUT US

Taking photos of my parents cats and anything else I found interesting lasted from when I was 13 and went on through high school. Pictures of streets, shopping malls, cars, family and... Read more
Taking photos of my parents cats and anything else I found interesting lasted from when I was 13 and went on through high school. Pictures of streets, shopping malls, cars, family and friends. But I really liked the darkroom work. It was magical... seeing my image appear on a piece of blank photo paper in a tray of developer...wow!

I decided to continue my education and went for a Masters degree in Creative Arts at San Francisco State University.

I enjoyed the many art projects that I worked on but wedding photography came my way, like so many other photographers, by friends asking me to photograph their wedding. I really didn't want to; I was an ART photographer! But I did succumb to their wishes and now, about 700 or so weddings later and many, many portraits, I love what I do more than ever. Seriously, who doesn't like to make people happy. Just to see their smiles and tears of joy when they relive their special day when viewing their new images.

When not traveling with my wife Diann, collecting images for my tropical art photography, you'll find me photographing weddings, events, engagement sessions and family portraits. Read less
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Louise
Wedding:
9/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Joe Homsy is definitely a five-star plus photographer. He will take the most amazing pictures of you and your family and make everyone look incredible. He has an amazing gift for photographing weddings, birthdays, etc. This has been the third time we have asked him to photograph our family on a special day. The first time was for my daughter's wedding, then again for my dad's 80th birthday, and again, on Sept. 7, 2014 for my youngest daughter's wedding. We wouldn't trust anybody else to photograph our special occasions and we are so loyal to Joe for always giving us the best photographs ever for a reasonable price. The Fishers
Joe Homsy is definitely a five-star plus photographer. He will take the most amazing pictures of you and your family and Read more...
Joe Homsy is definitely a five-star plus photographer. He will take the most amazing pictures of you and your family and make everyone look incredible. He has an amazing gift for photographing weddings, birthdays, etc. This has been the third time we have asked him to photograph our family on a special day. The first time was for my daughter's wedding, then again for my dad's 80th birthday, and again, on Sept. 7, 2014 for my youngest daughter's wedding. We wouldn't trust anybody else to photograph our special occasions and we are so loyal to Joe for always giving us the best photographs ever for a reasonable price. The Fishers Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Joe is amazing. I scoured the internet for weeeeks with the hopes of finding the perfect photographer; reviews from TheKot & WeddingWire quickly became my best friend. I literally looked at hundreds. I'm huge on capturing memories and hardly go anywhere myself without first making sure I have a camera in hand--so it was obvious to everyone who knew me that I'd be damned if I didn't have the most spectacular photographer around!

I love love love that Joe's photos are VIVID. They have true depth. I just don't understand why people want their wedding photos to have crazy films, textures, or tints to them. Hello, in 30 years your photos WILL have aged naturally---you don't need someone doing that to them day one!! Forgive my rant.

We received a collection of color & blackandwhite photos within our album....and dare I say, we may have fallen even more in love with the b&w images. They're stunning, and make us teary-eyed every time we look at them. We feel so blessed to have an album all our own.

Our pictures feel as though they're telling a story...and that's the whole point, isn't it? From cover to cover, they outlined our special day and every exciting emotion that comes along with such a joyous celebration. Of all our 'vendor' decisions we made, Joe was by far our favorite. As a wedding photographer, he was able to capture standstill and candid moments that other photographers just couldn't match.

We will be using him again for family portraits! We could never repay him for everything he gave us. His countless years of experience showed tenfold. Thank you so much, Joe :-)

-Laura
Simply put, Joe is amazing. I scoured the internet for weeeeks with the hopes of finding the perfect photographer; reviews Read more...
Simply put, Joe is amazing. I scoured the internet for weeeeks with the hopes of finding the perfect photographer; reviews from TheKot & WeddingWire quickly became my best friend. I literally looked at hundreds. I'm huge on capturing memories and hardly go anywhere myself without first making sure I have a camera in hand--so it was obvious to everyone who knew me that I'd be damned if I didn't have the most spectacular photographer around!

I love love love that Joe's photos are VIVID. They have true depth. I just don't understand why people want their wedding photos to have crazy films, textures, or tints to them. Hello, in 30 years your photos WILL have aged naturally---you don't need someone doing that to them day one!! Forgive my rant.

We received a collection of color & blackandwhite photos within our album....and dare I say, we may have fallen even more in love with the b&w images. They're stunning, and make us teary-eyed every time we look at them. We feel so blessed to have an album all our own.

Our pictures feel as though they're telling a story...and that's the whole point, isn't it? From cover to cover, they outlined our special day and every exciting emotion that comes along with such a joyous celebration. Of all our 'vendor' decisions we made, Joe was by far our favorite. As a wedding photographer, he was able to capture standstill and candid moments that other photographers just couldn't match.

We will be using him again for family portraits! We could never repay him for everything he gave us. His countless years of experience showed tenfold. Thank you so much, Joe :-)

-Laura Read less
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Eri
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We got married at the Saratoga Country Club and we DEFINITELY recommend Joe as your wedding photographer.

During our wedding planning process, we talked to at least 5 photographers, but choosing to work with Joe was not a hard decision.
Joe was easy and fun to talk to, he listened to our story (some other photographers just couldn't stop talking about themselves), he could work with our somewhat crazy demands (budget, timing etc), and his work was simply amazing!
His editing is very natural, and he knows how to control and work with different (sometimes tricky) lighting situations.
His packages are very reasonable, especially for the great quality of his work.

On the day of our wedding, he was flawless. He knew exactly where to take us for great shots, he worked well around some last minute schedule changes, and the photos turned out amazing. It was actually very hard to choose which photos we want printed after the wedding since they were all great.
Joe also worked really well with all the other vendors we had, and definitely went above and beyond what we could have asked for from a photographer.
We truly enjoyed working with him and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer.
We got married at the Saratoga Country Club and we DEFINITELY recommend Joe as your wedding photographer.

During Read more...
We got married at the Saratoga Country Club and we DEFINITELY recommend Joe as your wedding photographer.

During our wedding planning process, we talked to at least 5 photographers, but choosing to work with Joe was not a hard decision.
Joe was easy and fun to talk to, he listened to our story (some other photographers just couldn't stop talking about themselves), he could work with our somewhat crazy demands (budget, timing etc), and his work was simply amazing!
His editing is very natural, and he knows how to control and work with different (sometimes tricky) lighting situations.
His packages are very reasonable, especially for the great quality of his work.

On the day of our wedding, he was flawless. He knew exactly where to take us for great shots, he worked well around some last minute schedule changes, and the photos turned out amazing. It was actually very hard to choose which photos we want printed after the wedding since they were all great.
Joe also worked really well with all the other vendors we had, and definitely went above and beyond what we could have asked for from a photographer.
We truly enjoyed working with him and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great photographer. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Joe Homsy is not only a great photographer who took great photos at our wedding but also a customer-oriented professional who would listen to our ideas and accommodate to our needs. Three weeks before our wedding, we changed our mind and decided to have an engagement session. He happily accepted our last minute request, took many great photos for us and delivered them in time for our wedding needs.

Also, Joe is a nice and fun person. My husband and I felt very comfortable and relaxed when taking photos with him. It was always fun taking pictures with him. We can tell Joe is really into photography and passionate about seeking different scenery to make shots perfect. He also spent a lot of time to process our wedding photos before he gave them to us. We highly recommended Joe as a wedding photographer!
Joe Homsy is not only a great photographer who took great photos at our wedding but also a customer-oriented professional Read more...
Joe Homsy is not only a great photographer who took great photos at our wedding but also a customer-oriented professional who would listen to our ideas and accommodate to our needs. Three weeks before our wedding, we changed our mind and decided to have an engagement session. He happily accepted our last minute request, took many great photos for us and delivered them in time for our wedding needs.

Also, Joe is a nice and fun person. My husband and I felt very comfortable and relaxed when taking photos with him. It was always fun taking pictures with him. We can tell Joe is really into photography and passionate about seeking different scenery to make shots perfect. He also spent a lot of time to process our wedding photos before he gave them to us. We highly recommended Joe as a wedding photographer! Read less
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Zansmom
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We love Joe. He's such a nice guy and as far as I can tell, he genuinely enjoys his work. We (not Joe) got a little behind schedule but he stayed cool, made it all work. He coordinated wonderfully with the makeup artist, the church, the catering manager, the dj...and he was NEVER in the way. As to his photos: OMG, he is amazing!!!! This is the second wedding he's done for our family, so obviously we really like his work. I highly recommend Joe Homsy!
We love Joe. He's such a nice guy and as far as I can tell, he genuinely enjoys his work. We (not Joe) got a little behind Read more...
We love Joe. He's such a nice guy and as far as I can tell, he genuinely enjoys his work. We (not Joe) got a little behind schedule but he stayed cool, made it all work. He coordinated wonderfully with the makeup artist, the church, the catering manager, the dj...and he was NEVER in the way. As to his photos: OMG, he is amazing!!!! This is the second wedding he's done for our family, so obviously we really like his work. I highly recommend Joe Homsy! Read less
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Ellie
Wedding:
4/16/2011
4.9/5.0
My husband and I strongly recommend Joe Homsy for Wedding Photography. Joe is a very experienced photographer, and when it comes to your wedding, experience is what you need. My husband and I met with Joe and talked about our wedding and our theme, and his ideas were exactly what we were looking for. On the day of our wedding, we had all our trust in Joe to take beautiful pictures. And he did!! Our wedding album is STUNNING. Joe has a very artistic eye for beautiful shots. We would recommend Joe to all brides! You will not be disappointed!
My husband and I strongly recommend Joe Homsy for Wedding Photography. Joe is a very experienced photographer, and when it Read more...
My husband and I strongly recommend Joe Homsy for Wedding Photography. Joe is a very experienced photographer, and when it comes to your wedding, experience is what you need. My husband and I met with Joe and talked about our wedding and our theme, and his ideas were exactly what we were looking for. On the day of our wedding, we had all our trust in Joe to take beautiful pictures. And he did!! Our wedding album is STUNNING. Joe has a very artistic eye for beautiful shots. We would recommend Joe to all brides! You will not be disappointed! Read less
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KyleeModoc
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
My experience with Homsy Photography was fantastic! Joe is clearly passionate about his work and it's evident in the process. I've always believed that you should hire the person that is going to take care of you and your best interest - the epxert. That is why you aren't having your cousing take polaroids, right? Joe is a phenomenal artist and I couldn't be happier with my wedding album/photos. I highly recommend using Joe as your wedding photographer.
My experience with Homsy Photography was fantastic! Joe is clearly passionate about his work and it's evident in the Read more...
My experience with Homsy Photography was fantastic! Joe is clearly passionate about his work and it's evident in the process. I've always believed that you should hire the person that is going to take care of you and your best interest - the epxert. That is why you aren't having your cousing take polaroids, right? Joe is a phenomenal artist and I couldn't be happier with my wedding album/photos. I highly recommend using Joe as your wedding photographer. Read less
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Kassi
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We LOVED Joe! He did an engagement shoot as well as our wedding and his photos are AMAZING! Our only problem was that now we have way too many favorite pictures to choose from. :) I highly recommend using Homsy Photography, you will get consistant quality. In our search, there definitely were other photographers that were cheaper but I would NOT have forgiven myself if I choose someone else. He had our prints ready only a week or two after the wedding and every single one was photoshopped to make it the best print possible. I want all 700 of them! The pictures will last forever, you want them to look good right? Definitely give him a call!
We LOVED Joe! He did an engagement shoot as well as our wedding and his photos are AMAZING! Our only problem was that now Read more...
We LOVED Joe! He did an engagement shoot as well as our wedding and his photos are AMAZING! Our only problem was that now we have way too many favorite pictures to choose from. :) I highly recommend using Homsy Photography, you will get consistant quality. In our search, there definitely were other photographers that were cheaper but I would NOT have forgiven myself if I choose someone else. He had our prints ready only a week or two after the wedding and every single one was photoshopped to make it the best print possible. I want all 700 of them! The pictures will last forever, you want them to look good right? Definitely give him a call! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.4/5.0
We shopped around and met many bay area photographers. We narrowed a long search down to two vendors and we liked Joe's work and the listed price for Joe was lower so we went with him. Joe was hired to do our engagement shoot and day of wedding and he agreed to help us with our save the date cards.

Relationship
Joe is friendly and good-natured. He didn't seem interested in my vision for the day of photography. On our meeting to sign the contract, I brought him a list of photos I wanted to make sure we captured and he glanced at it and handed it back to me. He didn't seem to be used to working with a young couple who were a bit directive. Joe seemed more concerned with his relationship with other professionals then his relationship with us- he neglected to give us contact information or allow us to speak with other professionals involved in our photo development (print shop, etc.).

Pricing
Initially Joe seemed to be even priced with other vendors and he was flexible with us regarding location of photo shoot etc. After our engagement photos we wanted to obtain the disc with the photos and he told us it would be $450.00 (on top of the price we paid for the actual engagement shoot)! He also printed photo cards for us and they didn't meet our expectations, we eventually got great looking reprinted copies to mail out (which went out weeks later than scheduled) but he still charged us the full amount.

Photos
I would describe Joe's photos as traditional. They are elegant and clean cut.
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In the end our relationship with Joe was strained. Between the pricing that we felt was snuck in and conflict with third party vendors that he was using who were not producing a quality product and the overall lag in turnaround time, we decided to go with a different photographer. Joe did not give us our deposit back (we weren't surprised).

In the end we booked the other photographer we wanted in the beginning. She ended up being the most incredible vendor we worked with. Our relationship with her blossomed and we always knew what we were getting and felt like she genuinely cared about our lasting memories and making sure we had a positive experience. As uncomfortable and difficult as the transition was, we know we made the right decision.

Again Joe is a friendly person with nice photography work but make sure all the pricing is outlined in your contact for the photos. He'd probably work well with a couple that's more on the passive side.
We shopped around and met many bay area photographers. We narrowed a long search down to two vendors and we liked Joe's Read more...
We shopped around and met many bay area photographers. We narrowed a long search down to two vendors and we liked Joe's work and the listed price for Joe was lower so we went with him. Joe was hired to do our engagement shoot and day of wedding and he agreed to help us with our save the date cards.

Relationship
Joe is friendly and good-natured. He didn't seem interested in my vision for the day of photography. On our meeting to sign the contract, I brought him a list of photos I wanted to make sure we captured and he glanced at it and handed it back to me. He didn't seem to be used to working with a young couple who were a bit directive. Joe seemed more concerned with his relationship with other professionals then his relationship with us- he neglected to give us contact information or allow us to speak with other professionals involved in our photo development (print shop, etc.).

Pricing
Initially Joe seemed to be even priced with other vendors and he was flexible with us regarding location of photo shoot etc. After our engagement photos we wanted to obtain the disc with the photos and he told us it would be $450.00 (on top of the price we paid for the actual engagement shoot)! He also printed photo cards for us and they didn't meet our expectations, we eventually got great looking reprinted copies to mail out (which went out weeks later than scheduled) but he still charged us the full amount.

Photos
I would describe Joe's photos as traditional. They are elegant and clean cut.
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In the end our relationship with Joe was strained. Between the pricing that we felt was snuck in and conflict with third party vendors that he was using who were not producing a quality product and the overall lag in turnaround time, we decided to go with a different photographer. Joe did not give us our deposit back (we weren't surprised).

In the end we booked the other photographer we wanted in the beginning. She ended up being the most incredible vendor we worked with. Our relationship with her blossomed and we always knew what we were getting and felt like she genuinely cared about our lasting memories and making sure we had a positive experience. As uncomfortable and difficult as the transition was, we know we made the right decision.

Again Joe is a friendly person with nice photography work but make sure all the pricing is outlined in your contact for the photos. He'd probably work well with a couple that's more on the passive side. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed Joe Homsy as our photographer at our wedding. He does SUPERB work! He creates a FRIENDLY atmosphere right from the beginning. If you're unsure of which photography company to choose from for your wedding, schedule an appointment with Joe Homsy. By the end of your meeting session, you'll know without a doubt, Homsy Photography is the way to go! You will LOVE your photos and others will too! We had an AWESOME experience with Joe and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND his services to anyone looking for a PROFESSIONAL photographer. You'll be glad you chose him! It's a Win-Win situation! You'll be REWARDED with an OUTSTANDING photographer in addition to BREATHTAKING photos!
We enjoyed Joe Homsy as our photographer at our wedding. He does SUPERB work! He creates a FRIENDLY atmosphere right from Read more...
We enjoyed Joe Homsy as our photographer at our wedding. He does SUPERB work! He creates a FRIENDLY atmosphere right from the beginning. If you're unsure of which photography company to choose from for your wedding, schedule an appointment with Joe Homsy. By the end of your meeting session, you'll know without a doubt, Homsy Photography is the way to go! You will LOVE your photos and others will too! We had an AWESOME experience with Joe and we HIGHLY RECOMMEND his services to anyone looking for a PROFESSIONAL photographer. You'll be glad you chose him! It's a Win-Win situation! You'll be REWARDED with an OUTSTANDING photographer in addition to BREATHTAKING photos! Read less
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