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Joseph LaMotta Photography

San Juan , PR

LOCATION

Calaf Street 19105, Hato Rey
San Juan, PR US 00919 (map)
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ABOUT US

I'm a Puerto Rico based wedding photographer and love creating dynamic passionate, fun images like some featured here, that will tell the story of your wedding in a unique way. I tend to... Read more
I'm a Puerto Rico based wedding photographer and love creating dynamic passionate, fun images like some featured here, that will tell the story of your wedding in a unique way. I tend to appeal to discerning brides looking to find something artistic, yet classy and beautiful, while capturing every detail and every moment that is truly yours. I'm a destination wedding photographer living in Puerto Rico and available for travel.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Some of my special techniques include black & whites, sepia toning and other color treatments when rendering images. Fine art and other design alternatives are offered in my services.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
With my photographic expertise, I cover all lighting situations. Whether it's daylight, at night or even very low light settings, I know just how to capture great quality pictures for you in light or dark and this is evidenced in my portfolio and Gallery sections of my website, which I invite you to see for your self.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Earlier I had learned, studied and worked with 35mm film, but by 2004 I was totally convinced of the advantage of digital imaging and have switched to it ever since and never looked back.
How many photographers do you work with?
I usually work with another photographer that is experienced and knows what I want in terms of my style or will sometimes take just bring my assistant.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
When my customers hire me and trust me for a day that will never be repeated, you can be certain I will be there and I will never let anyone else do the job I was hired for, because a big part of the reason they chose me is because they love my style and that is what they want reflected in their pictures.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, we only accept a limited amount of weddings per year and do only one wedding per weekend.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I count with at least 1 or 2 photographers that are trained by me to cover the wedding, in the event I would not, which is extremely rare.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I always bring two sets of equipment of each piece and a backup camera as well. Lighting gear and other accessories are also taken on every event.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. A back-up camera is always present in each wedding.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My fees are already included in my packages and are specified in the contract that my customers receive, but I usually cover the full time.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
A prior agreement between me and the wedding couple is reached on the amount of hours that will be covered, but you can often catch me staying later if it doesn't exceed by too much.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Usually it's only one, for the meal, unless there are intermissions or changes in location.
Do you charge for travel?
There is a an additional fee for travel and lodging, depending on distance and the cost of nearby inexpensive hotels around the wedding area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
All the wedding pictures will be up and running and ready for viewing, no later than 2-3 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The wedding pictures will all be uploaded onto our site and a message is sent with instructions and a password to view them and also share them with family and friends.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The photographs will remain online for viewing for at least 3 months.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, the photographer keeps the copyrights for the images, but grants permission to the couple for printing from their computer and making quality copies and enlargements from the pictures in a pro lab.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, since the photographers create the images, they own the copyrights, but the client owns the printing right. As stated in the contract, the photographer reserves the right to show as samples to other couples to see.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, I provide all the digital files on disc.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. They will be available for viewing and sharing with anyone.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Only the best quality materials on the market and the most elegant albums of the modern flushmount style are offered. These come in a variety of sizes including the popular 10"x10", 11"x11", 12"x12" and many other sizes.
When will the client get the final album?
You will be receiving your completely designed album package within 5-6 weeks after having selected your favorites and having approved the design for print.

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Gina
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for the most talented, kind, helpful, and attentive photographer in Puerto Rico, look no further than Joseph LaMotta. Planning a destination wedding in Rio Grande, PR from West Palm Beach, Florida was no easy task. I felt very worried about picking a photographer from so far away because, to me, this is one of the most important vendors you must pick for your wedding. I was trying to decide between two photographers and then I spoke to Joseph on the phone. He was so friendly, kind, helpful, and willing to work with my every request. I felt as though I clicked with him immediately. I couldn't be happier with my choice. Throughout the entire process, he made me feel so comfortable with planning a wedding from afar and was very flexible. Joseph even offered to meet us the day before our wedding at the airport! Not only was he talented and professional, but he made me feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera... that to me is a very difficult task and Joseph did it with ease. I am so thankful for Joseph because we have our wedding day memories captured beautifully and perfectly. He is a very talented artist and I would have him take our pictures again any day!! Thank you Joseph from the bottom of my heart! He's amazing!!
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If you are looking for the most talented, kind, helpful, and attentive photographer in Puerto Rico, look no further than Joseph LaMotta. Planning a destination wedding in Rio Grande, PR from West Palm Beach, Florida was no easy task. I felt very worried about picking a photographer from so far away because, to me, this is one of the most important vendors you must pick for your wedding. I was trying to decide between two photographers and then I spoke to Joseph on the phone. He was so friendly, kind, helpful, and willing to work with my every request. I felt as though I clicked with him immediately. I couldn't be happier with my choice. Throughout the entire process, he made me feel so comfortable with planning a wedding from afar and was very flexible. Joseph even offered to meet us the day before our wedding at the airport! Not only was he talented and professional, but he made me feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera... that to me is a very difficult task and Joseph did it with ease. I am so thankful for Joseph because we have our wedding day memories captured beautifully and perfectly. He is a very talented artist and I would have him take our pictures again any day!! Thank you Joseph from the bottom of my heart! He's amazing!! Read less
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Amy & Carlos
Wedding:
12/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Joseph LaMotta was GREAT!!!!! We just came back from our destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico and if anyone is planning a destination wedding, believe me….. it can be complicated. I live in Chicago and since the wedding was in Puerto Rico, all the planning and details had to occur through research, emails and phone calls. I contacted several photographers with our budget and specifics of what we were looking for. Joseph LaMotta was the only photographer who responded immediately, listened to what we wanted and never tried to “up sale” us. He requested conference calls prior to our arrival to Puerto Rico and maintained constant communication up to the moment he arrived to the ceremony. He provided us ease and was professional during the entire ceremony and reception. It has been only been 12 days since our wedding and I just received all the photos from him. They are wonderful! He captured everything we were hoping for and did any touch ups on the photos that were needed. We are so very impressed. Since my husband is originally from Puerto Rico, we will be returning and I will definitely be using Joseph LaMotta Photography for any future events we may be having. I would strongly suggest his services; you will be thrilled with the results….from beginning to end.
With deep gratitude to Joseph.....
Amy & Carlos Rivera
Joseph LaMotta was GREAT!!!!! We just came back from our destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico and if anyone is Read more...
Joseph LaMotta was GREAT!!!!! We just came back from our destination wedding in San Juan, Puerto Rico and if anyone is planning a destination wedding, believe me….. it can be complicated. I live in Chicago and since the wedding was in Puerto Rico, all the planning and details had to occur through research, emails and phone calls. I contacted several photographers with our budget and specifics of what we were looking for. Joseph LaMotta was the only photographer who responded immediately, listened to what we wanted and never tried to “up sale” us. He requested conference calls prior to our arrival to Puerto Rico and maintained constant communication up to the moment he arrived to the ceremony. He provided us ease and was professional during the entire ceremony and reception. It has been only been 12 days since our wedding and I just received all the photos from him. They are wonderful! He captured everything we were hoping for and did any touch ups on the photos that were needed. We are so very impressed. Since my husband is originally from Puerto Rico, we will be returning and I will definitely be using Joseph LaMotta Photography for any future events we may be having. I would strongly suggest his services; you will be thrilled with the results….from beginning to end.
With deep gratitude to Joseph.....
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Alejandra
Wedding:
11/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was November 8th, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joseph LaMotta was a great pick for our photography and he gave us the right price for what we were looking for. He was reliable, flexible and honest. He was very professional at the time of suggesting and recommending what to do and where to go. We changed our minds a few times and he was very understanding and accommodating. If I could go back, I would also add videography --not sure if he does that-- to complement the pictures.
Thank you for your great photography, Joseph! We are very happy! :)
Our wedding was November 8th, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joseph LaMotta was a great pick for our photography and he Read more...
Our wedding was November 8th, 2012 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joseph LaMotta was a great pick for our photography and he gave us the right price for what we were looking for. He was reliable, flexible and honest. He was very professional at the time of suggesting and recommending what to do and where to go. We changed our minds a few times and he was very understanding and accommodating. If I could go back, I would also add videography --not sure if he does that-- to complement the pictures.
Thank you for your great photography, Joseph! We are very happy! :) Read less
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Leighton
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Joseph was open to all of my ideas and really made my wedding pictures perfect!
Joseph was open to all of my ideas and really made my wedding pictures perfect!
Joseph was open to all of my ideas and really made my wedding pictures perfect! Read less
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cherylm58
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
“Joseph could not have been more helpful, patient, and easy to work with. I work as a television producer, so I knew exactly what we wanted to capture, and Joseph delivered everything we wanted – and more! From helping with transportation issues to capturing moments Tim and I will remember forever, we are so grateful for and delighted with Joseph’s work. Joseph has such a great eye for capturing not just your ‘standard’ wedding shots, but also those very candid moments that mean so much. We couldn’t meet with Joseph in person before our photo shoots, but he was great at staying in touch leading up to the big day, showed up when and where he said he would, and far exceeded our expectations. He was so warm and personable throughout it all that now not only do we remember him as our wedding photographer, but we also consider him a friend!”
“Joseph could not have been more helpful, patient, and easy to work with. I work as a television producer, so I knew Read more...
“Joseph could not have been more helpful, patient, and easy to work with. I work as a television producer, so I knew exactly what we wanted to capture, and Joseph delivered everything we wanted – and more! From helping with transportation issues to capturing moments Tim and I will remember forever, we are so grateful for and delighted with Joseph’s work. Joseph has such a great eye for capturing not just your ‘standard’ wedding shots, but also those very candid moments that mean so much. We couldn’t meet with Joseph in person before our photo shoots, but he was great at staying in touch leading up to the big day, showed up when and where he said he would, and far exceeded our expectations. He was so warm and personable throughout it all that now not only do we remember him as our wedding photographer, but we also consider him a friend!” Read less
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Familia Rodriguez-Marrero
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
The service provided by Mr. LaMotta met, and in many cases exceeded, our expectations. My wife and I are more than pleased with the services and products offered. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional photography services.
The service provided by Mr. LaMotta met, and in many cases exceeded, our expectations. My wife and I are more than pleased Read more...
The service provided by Mr. LaMotta met, and in many cases exceeded, our expectations. My wife and I are more than pleased with the services and products offered. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for professional photography services. Read less
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Miguel
Wedding:
9/20/2009
5.0/5.0
On 9/20/2009, my wife and I could not be anymore happier than having chosen Joseph LaMotta as our wedding photographer on our special day! He was wonderful! Joseph takes his time to really get to know the couple he is working for to the point where I consider him more than a photographer, but a good friend. Joseph was very flexible and took some shots of us in San Juan's magnificent 16th century fortress "El Morro" 3 days before the wedding day as part of our engagement shoot. On Sunday 9/20/09, Joseph drove out to the other side of the island (NW tip) Isabela, Puerto Rico and took some amazing shots. (Visit his blog www.lamottaphotoblog.com to see the amazing photos) His eye and photojournalist approach to capturing our special moments together created a beautiful combination of fun and elegance in each shot!

We are forever grateful for Joseph's hard work and creativity!

~Miguel & Yesenia Torres, Sunnyside, NY (Queens)
On 9/20/2009, my wife and I could not be anymore happier than having chosen Joseph LaMotta as our wedding photographer on Read more...
On 9/20/2009, my wife and I could not be anymore happier than having chosen Joseph LaMotta as our wedding photographer on our special day! He was wonderful! Joseph takes his time to really get to know the couple he is working for to the point where I consider him more than a photographer, but a good friend. Joseph was very flexible and took some shots of us in San Juan's magnificent 16th century fortress "El Morro" 3 days before the wedding day as part of our engagement shoot. On Sunday 9/20/09, Joseph drove out to the other side of the island (NW tip) Isabela, Puerto Rico and took some amazing shots. (Visit his blog www.lamottaphotoblog.com to see the amazing photos) His eye and photojournalist approach to capturing our special moments together created a beautiful combination of fun and elegance in each shot!

We are forever grateful for Joseph's hard work and creativity!

~Miguel & Yesenia Torres, Sunnyside, NY (Queens) Read less
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beachbride09
Wedding:
1/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Joseph LaMotta by far exeded our expectations! His artistic style was like poetry in telling the story of our wedding day. He went above and beyond his contract to fulfill our every needs. By far one of the most professional and memorable photographer on the best day of our lives!

Mr. and Mrs. Bonilla
Joseph LaMotta by far exeded our expectations! His artistic style was like poetry in telling the story of our wedding day. Read more...
Joseph LaMotta by far exeded our expectations! His artistic style was like poetry in telling the story of our wedding day. He went above and beyond his contract to fulfill our every needs. By far one of the most professional and memorable photographer on the best day of our lives!

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Lilliam
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.9/5.0
I am very happy with Joseph Lamotta , I can't wait to have my CD , I just see my picture online and I love it!!!! Joseph was very professional very flexible, everybody so far love my pics, I highly recommend Joseph , everybody look fantastic on the pic, especially the picture that at the beach , just love it!!! Thank you Joseph for your service and professionalism 
I am very happy with Joseph Lamotta , I can't wait to have my CD , I just see my picture online and I love it!!!! Joseph Read more...
I am very happy with Joseph Lamotta , I can't wait to have my CD , I just see my picture online and I love it!!!! Joseph was very professional very flexible, everybody so far love my pics, I highly recommend Joseph , everybody look fantastic on the pic, especially the picture that at the beach , just love it!!! Thank you Joseph for your service and professionalism  Read less
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jesssinclair
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
We booked Joseph without meeting him, choosing only based on his online portfolio. We loved the candidness of his photos and felt that style suited us best. He was quick to respond to our questions and emails, and the quality of his pictures was amazing! We had a bit of a hurricane scare the day of our wedding, and he was kind enough to change our arranged schedule last minute, so we could get married before the hurricane came in.

We couldn't have asked for more!
We booked Joseph without meeting him, choosing only based on his online portfolio. We loved the candidness of his photos Read more...
We booked Joseph without meeting him, choosing only based on his online portfolio. We loved the candidness of his photos and felt that style suited us best. He was quick to respond to our questions and emails, and the quality of his pictures was amazing! We had a bit of a hurricane scare the day of our wedding, and he was kind enough to change our arranged schedule last minute, so we could get married before the hurricane came in.

We couldn't have asked for more! Read less
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jlf18
Wedding:
12/5/2008
4.9/5.0
We were very pleased with Joseph Lamotta Photography. He was so helpful, and answered all of my questions before our wedding by phone/email, and communicated greatly after the wedding, letting us know when to expect our photos.
He helped us out by finding a great location to take engagement pictures as well.

Our pictures turned out beautiful, and we couldn't be happier with his services. If we were to get married all over again, we would hire Joseph Lamotta in a heartbeat!
We were very pleased with Joseph Lamotta Photography. He was so helpful, and answered all of my questions before our Read more...
We were very pleased with Joseph Lamotta Photography. He was so helpful, and answered all of my questions before our wedding by phone/email, and communicated greatly after the wedding, letting us know when to expect our photos.
He helped us out by finding a great location to take engagement pictures as well.

Our pictures turned out beautiful, and we couldn't be happier with his services. If we were to get married all over again, we would hire Joseph Lamotta in a heartbeat! Read less
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Mainland Bride
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.8/5.0
We were looking for a local photographer to shoot our wedding in Vieques, PR. I spoke with Joseph by phone and felt comfortable with his responses to questions I asked. He flew to Vieques for us and we felt he did an excellent job. He got the shots we wanted, showed a high level of skill as a photographer, returned them to us in a timely fashion, and responded to my requests to further edit a few shots even after delivery. The only reasons I didn't rate him a 5/5 for quality of service and professionalism were because I think he could do more with his website, and because during the ceremony there were some shots we requested that he might have been able to approach in ways that didn't get in the way of guests viewing. But really very mild issues and we wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him.
We were looking for a local photographer to shoot our wedding in Vieques, PR. I spoke with Joseph by phone and felt Read more...
We were looking for a local photographer to shoot our wedding in Vieques, PR. I spoke with Joseph by phone and felt comfortable with his responses to questions I asked. He flew to Vieques for us and we felt he did an excellent job. He got the shots we wanted, showed a high level of skill as a photographer, returned them to us in a timely fashion, and responded to my requests to further edit a few shots even after delivery. The only reasons I didn't rate him a 5/5 for quality of service and professionalism were because I think he could do more with his website, and because during the ceremony there were some shots we requested that he might have been able to approach in ways that didn't get in the way of guests viewing. But really very mild issues and we wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him. Read less
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Ismari
Wedding:
11/30/2012
4.6/5.0
Lamotta Photography was among the top 5 photographers that came up when researching photographers in Puerto Rico! Joseph's work speaks for itself check out his web page "Lamottaphoto.com". We are so glad we chose him to capture our special wedding anniversary of 10 years. Joseph provided us with exellent service!
Lamotta Photography was among the top 5 photographers that came up when researching photographers in Puerto Rico! Joseph's Read more...
Lamotta Photography was among the top 5 photographers that came up when researching photographers in Puerto Rico! Joseph's work speaks for itself check out his web page "Lamottaphoto.com". We are so glad we chose him to capture our special wedding anniversary of 10 years. Joseph provided us with exellent service! Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
11/11/2011
3.1/5.0
I have to say thanks for shooting us for the second time. Although we were'nt able to use the original church we still got some good shots which we will use for our album.
I have to say thanks for shooting us for the second time. Although we were'nt able to use the original church we still got Read more...
I have to say thanks for shooting us for the second time. Although we were'nt able to use the original church we still got some good shots which we will use for our album. Read less
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msladee725
Wedding:
11/11/2010
1.1/5.0
We hired this photographer because of his portfolio and we loved his artistic style. HOWEVER, we paid for 2-3 hours of photography, but he left wiithout notifying us 1 hour into the wedding. We were looking for him, calling his phone, but he refused to answer. He did not get Pics of the cake cutting, garter removal, or bouquet throwing. We had to use my mother in laws digital camera to get pics of these important details, after we paid him $700. It is now 6 days later and still no reply from him. Very umprofessional, I would NEVER recommend!!
We hired this photographer because of his portfolio and we loved his artistic style. HOWEVER, we paid for 2-3 hours of Read more...
We hired this photographer because of his portfolio and we loved his artistic style. HOWEVER, we paid for 2-3 hours of photography, but he left wiithout notifying us 1 hour into the wedding. We were looking for him, calling his phone, but he refused to answer. He did not get Pics of the cake cutting, garter removal, or bouquet throwing. We had to use my mother in laws digital camera to get pics of these important details, after we paid him $700. It is now 6 days later and still no reply from him. Very umprofessional, I would NEVER recommend!! Read less
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Goose
Wedding:
7/21/2007
1.1/5.0
We had a similar experience with Mr. Lamotta. DO NOT HIRE HIM. He photographed our wedding in June 2007. It took him 2 YEARS to get us our albums. He never gave us the albums for our parents that we paid for in advanced. My wife was unhappy with the large framed picture, as it was way too airbrushed....my face looked fake.

He refuses to answer phone calls, emails, and basically blocks your number. DO NOT PAY THE LAST DEPOSIT UNTIL YOU GET EVERYTHING. We have hired a lawyer to deal with him. We still havent recieved our complete package, going on 4 years.

STAY CLEAR OF MR. LAMOTTA.
We had a similar experience with Mr. Lamotta. DO NOT HIRE HIM. He photographed our wedding in June 2007. It took him 2 Read more...
We had a similar experience with Mr. Lamotta. DO NOT HIRE HIM. He photographed our wedding in June 2007. It took him 2 YEARS to get us our albums. He never gave us the albums for our parents that we paid for in advanced. My wife was unhappy with the large framed picture, as it was way too airbrushed....my face looked fake.

He refuses to answer phone calls, emails, and basically blocks your number. DO NOT PAY THE LAST DEPOSIT UNTIL YOU GET EVERYTHING. We have hired a lawyer to deal with him. We still havent recieved our complete package, going on 4 years.

STAY CLEAR OF MR. LAMOTTA. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.7/5.0
He presented himself as the greatest photographer. His price was by far not the lowest, yet the quality of the demonstration was incredible. The results of our wedding? THE WORSE PHOTOS I HAVE EVER SEEN... Don't let him fool you, you'll regret it!
He presented himself as the greatest photographer. His price was by far not the lowest, yet the quality of the Read more...
He presented himself as the greatest photographer. His price was by far not the lowest, yet the quality of the demonstration was incredible. The results of our wedding? THE WORSE PHOTOS I HAVE EVER SEEN... Don't let him fool you, you'll regret it! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/23/2010
0.6/5.0
It's been almost two years since I was married and I have yet to receive the wedding album I paid for. Joseph is little more than a guy who bought an expensive camera--he is unprofessional and unresponsive. It's been almost 9 months since any of my calls or emails were answered.
From the looks of these reviews, it seems he just picks and chooses when to be reliable. Not exactly a quality you want in a photographer.
It's been almost two years since I was married and I have yet to receive the wedding album I paid for. Joseph is little Read more...
It's been almost two years since I was married and I have yet to receive the wedding album I paid for. Joseph is little more than a guy who bought an expensive camera--he is unprofessional and unresponsive. It's been almost 9 months since any of my calls or emails were answered.
From the looks of these reviews, it seems he just picks and chooses when to be reliable. Not exactly a quality you want in a photographer. Read less
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ginammac19
Wedding:
10/2/2009
0.1/5.0
We hired Joseph Lamotta to complete our engagement photos and our wedding photos. In June, he shot our engagement session. When we saw the photos - we hated all of them. Literally there was not one photograph that we liked. The lighting was severe which distorted our faces, there were numerous shots which were fuzzy, he shot from bad angles (literally shooting up my skirt numerous times), super bad body positioning - yet he kept saying that they were photo journalistic. It was not photo journalistic - it was completely unplanned in every way and unprofessional. In addition, he was a bit creepy

When we informed him that we decided to go with another photographer for the wedding - he refused to give us our money back. Stupidly we had paid him in full for his services instead of simply providing a deposit. We lost over $3,000. Essentially he stole that money from us. It is completely unprofessional and unacceptable. Now he will not even respond to any of our e-mails or calls.

I would NEVER recommend him. It is only decent business practice to return someones money if they do not like the product - especially when he did not even complete his services a little bit. You should not trust him with your wedding photos or your money.
We hired Joseph Lamotta to complete our engagement photos and our wedding photos. In June, he shot our engagement session. Read more...
We hired Joseph Lamotta to complete our engagement photos and our wedding photos. In June, he shot our engagement session. When we saw the photos - we hated all of them. Literally there was not one photograph that we liked. The lighting was severe which distorted our faces, there were numerous shots which were fuzzy, he shot from bad angles (literally shooting up my skirt numerous times), super bad body positioning - yet he kept saying that they were photo journalistic. It was not photo journalistic - it was completely unplanned in every way and unprofessional. In addition, he was a bit creepy

When we informed him that we decided to go with another photographer for the wedding - he refused to give us our money back. Stupidly we had paid him in full for his services instead of simply providing a deposit. We lost over $3,000. Essentially he stole that money from us. It is completely unprofessional and unacceptable. Now he will not even respond to any of our e-mails or calls.

I would NEVER recommend him. It is only decent business practice to return someones money if they do not like the product - especially when he did not even complete his services a little bit. You should not trust him with your wedding photos or your money. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/1/2010
0.0/5.0
We hired Joseph to take photos of our destination wedding but we never did receive our photos. He is very unresponsive or he is hard to get in touch with. There were times when his number was not active. He claimed to "found" our pictures after the fact we filed a complaint and wanted our money back. The cost may sound good and his work may look good but take your money to someone else who is more professional, accommodating, and responsive to a customer's needs.
We hired Joseph to take photos of our destination wedding but we never did receive our photos. He is very unresponsive or Read more...
We hired Joseph to take photos of our destination wedding but we never did receive our photos. He is very unresponsive or he is hard to get in touch with. There were times when his number was not active. He claimed to "found" our pictures after the fact we filed a complaint and wanted our money back. The cost may sound good and his work may look good but take your money to someone else who is more professional, accommodating, and responsive to a customer's needs. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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8/8/2010
0.0/5.0
I can't even say that he provided an service for me. We hired him (by making a deposit through paypal) to take honeymoon pictures on our honeymoon in Puerto Rico. When we got there I only had his email address and had very limited email access, 3 days before the shoot he told me he had not received the deposit and would need full payment in cash to do the job. We did not have that much cash and were unable to make any options due to the limited email access and his poor response to the emails. We had to scamper and find a different photographer. When I returned home I found the receipt of depost and asked for a refund. It took 3 months and I had to make a dispute through my credit card to even get the refund! He had one excuse after another... started off very kind, ended up being very rude! STAY AWAY
I can't even say that he provided an service for me. We hired him (by making a deposit through paypal) to take honeymoon Read more...
I can't even say that he provided an service for me. We hired him (by making a deposit through paypal) to take honeymoon pictures on our honeymoon in Puerto Rico. When we got there I only had his email address and had very limited email access, 3 days before the shoot he told me he had not received the deposit and would need full payment in cash to do the job. We did not have that much cash and were unable to make any options due to the limited email access and his poor response to the emails. We had to scamper and find a different photographer. When I returned home I found the receipt of depost and asked for a refund. It took 3 months and I had to make a dispute through my credit card to even get the refund! He had one excuse after another... started off very kind, ended up being very rude! STAY AWAY Read less
Services Used: Photography

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