Raves & Reviews

“Analisa and Chelsea were absolutely the best to work with!  I had booked with another photographer but after receiving our engagement photos I knew I couldn’t have him do my wedding.  I was a 4 months out till my wedding and as fate would have it, the best photographer in town was still available.  Major props on a few things!  1) both my husband and I are shy yet she got the best out of us for some amazing shots!  2) I am not a planner, so the wedding day was super rushed and I was a bit in over my head, Analisa and Chelsea were able to calm me down and help me to relax and enjoy the moment.  3) I sent a “must-have” list but because the day was rushed, I thought there were many we missed THESE GIRLS somehow managed to still get my must haves without me even knowing it! I started crying when I saw those pictures on her blog.  4) the amount of fun they brought to the reception was off the charts!  Watching my wedding video they were making me laugh at loud because they were dancing, wearing silly hats, chasing me down to help me with dress, etc.  Hands down the best, thank you so much for everything ladies!  I need another excuse to work with you in the near future!” - Bride, Holli

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“Analisa is the most talented, proffesional and wonderful photographer! Before getting engaged I had used her three times for family pictures and each time I was more impressed with her than the last.  She is incredibly skilled at making anyone from toddler to grandparents feel at ease in front of the camera. When I got engaged I knew immediately that I wouldn’t trust any one else to capture our wedding day.  She was helpful and available throughout the entire process.  She listened to exactly what we wanted, always promptly responded to emails and met with us a few times throughout the planning process.  She did our engagement pictures first and we loved every single image.  She was able to capture our personalities perfectly!  Going into the wedding we were completely confident that we would be beyond happy with our images, but Analisa still managed to blow us away.  The day of the wedding she helped the day run smoothly and calm our nerves.  She has such a fun and warm personality that helped calm any wedding day jitters I had.  She also brought along a professional and talented second shooter Chelsea! We were completely blown away by both of them and had so many guests comment on how professional, but also fun they were!  We just got our images back and Analisa blew us away again! We got them back quicker than expected and each image is absolutely perfect! She captured so many details, all of our guests and the mood and fun of the whole day! I will forever treasure each image!  She managed to capture exactly how my husband and I were feeling through out the whole day and the personalities of all of our friends and family.  When looking through our album it is clear how much work  she puts into each and every image and how much pride she takes in her work.  I cannot recommend Analisa enough to anyone who needs a photographer.  She was truly a joy to work with!”- Bride, Allison

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“Analisa is an amazing photographer, and is just as great to work with! I was so pleased with our session and how comfortable she made me feel. She is good at directing the shoot with it still feeling natural and easy. The quality of her work is exceptional and I would highly recommend her!”- Mom-to-be, Bri

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“Analisa has an amazing eye when it comes to getting the perfect pictures she did my husband and I’s engagement pictures and wedding pictures and they turned out amazing she is worth every penny. I didn’t trust anyone but her to do our pictures. She is very fun to work with and very professional and prompt. I will definitely being using her in the future for family photos”- Bride, Audra

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“Just got my senior pictures taken by Analisa and it was so much fun! She is super nice and outgoing but still professional at the same time. We went to La Jolla and she made me feel like a fashion model the whole time. It was such an amazing experience!”- Senior, Diana

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“Analisa is amazing in so many ways!! First of all, photography was my number one priority when it came to my wedding. Analisa had done my cousin’s wedding and I had been following her blog ever since. I looked at so many different photographers and Analisa has always been my favorite. I am so happy with our decision to use her for our engagement photos and wedding!! Not only did our photos come out amazing, but she is such a pleasure to work with and so very sweet and kind. I could babble on forever but her pictures speak for themselves. I would recommend Analisa to everyone!!”- Bride, Kenna

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“Analisa was a pleasure to work with when doing our family photos.  Our (almost) 3 year old daughter is usually quite difficult to get good photos of, but she warmed up to Analisa almost immediately and by the end of our session was walking around holding Analisa’s hand!  Too cute.  Analisa was very calm and patient, but also very organized and gave us really good directions which made the photoshoot totally enjoyable! Her pictures speak for themselves, and the ‘work’ to get that end result was fun & I look forward to our next family picture session with Analisa!”- Mom, Lauren

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“Thank you for making our wedding day so special and effortless! Your work is flawless and it’s such a joy to see someone so passionate about their craft! I can’t wait to use you for years to come. Everyone at our wedding couldn’t stop raving about you! Having you as our wedding photographer was by far the best decision we made (besides getting married of coarse).”- Bride, Courtney

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“My husband & I used Analisa for our engagement photos in March and we LOVE them. You can tell that Analisa truly loves what she does, and is amazing at it! She is easy to work with & makes you feel comfortable and not awkward while taking photos. The pride she takes in her work & the gift she has when working with her clients, shows. I cannot stress enough how much of a JOY it is to work with her.”- Bride-to-be, Kristin 

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“It was such a pleasure having my pictures taken by Analisa. I love her personality. She is always smiling, making you laugh, and making you feel comfortable and so beautiful!! I love her creative ideas behind all her shoots. I have done two shoots with Analisa, and both were so creatively different. She always goes beyond your expectations. We have hiked a horse through the wilderness just to find the best lighting and secret locations for the best photos, to hiking down the most beautiful beaches to get the “California Girl” look I wanted. Her talents are truly God given and her love for what she does is so radiant. I love her  & her work and would recommend anyone who is looking for family photos, engagement, maternity, wedding, etc. I promise you too will fall in love with the finished product as well as Analisa Joy Photography.”- Assistant (and biased), Chelsea

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“So easy to work with and quick to respond to emails.  answered all of my questions before our shoot and you can tell by her website that she is very prepared and detail oriented.  she was so kind and happy in person and took soooo many photos to ensure we will have plenty of amazing images.  recommended a stunning location, great with kids and families.  very laid back and yet professional and organized.  we were so lucky to be photographed by her!”- Mom, Jyoti

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“I can’t say enough wonderful things about Analisa!!! She is such an incredible photographer and was a blast to work with! She made my fiance and I very comfortable during our engagement session (because getting your picture taken can be nerve racking!) One of the wonderful things is that she tells you exactly how to pose so you never have to worry about if you are placing your hand weird or anything like that.  Analisa truly cares about you and wants you to be comfortable taking photos.Our photos could not have turned out better!! We absolutely love them! She is an incredible photographer and her professionalism and experience truly reflect in her work! Thank you again Analisa!”- Bride, Allison

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“If you are taking pictures in the San Diego area book ANALISA you will not regret it!!! She has excellent communication via email. She is responsive and extremely helpful. She even sent me a handout about clothes and color combinations for our shoot. She and her sweet husband were on time and ready to go for our shoot. You can just tell she loves kids and gets busy right away bonding with them. She made sure to get pictures of my husband and I not just the kiddos. Analisa pays attention to every detail the whole shoot and always has the sweetest smile on her face. She let us take every shot we wanted and has a way of making them looking so natural and not staged. She really captured each kids personality as well as the perfectly canned smiles. At the end of the shoot she set clear deadlines on when to expect our pictures but she delivered them before her deadline like a true professional. I could not be more thankful I found her on the internet. The pictures she took of my family will be treasured for life. She truly has a gift for photography!”- Mom, Cholla 

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“Analisa is Incredible! She photographed our engagement session last year as well as our wedding in April :) She makes you feel very comfortable, and makes it easy to let loose and have fun! We are so happy we chose Analisa to take our pictures, all the photos are so stunning. She really has a way of capturing every precious moment! All the pictures from our ceremony literally brings tears to my eyes, because I feel like I am right there re-living it all over again, and that is very special. Then….all the pictures from the reception…hahaha crack me up!!! she didn’t miss a thing, she got a picture of every amazing second…and we couldn’t be more thrilled!!! Our home is now riddled with Analisa Joy Photography :) YOU ROCK ANALISA. we cant wait for future photo shoots ;) xoxo”-  Bride, Kristina

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“My husband and I used Analisa for the photography of our engagement photos and our wedding. She is one of the most amazing photographers I have ever seen! She went above and beyond by talking with us beforehand & discovering what we wanted for our photos, having a super friendly attitude & making it fun while taking photos, and by giving us all of the quality images that she took. She captured the joy and excitement of our big day in the most perfect way. We will cherish our photos forever. I would recommend Analisa to anyone wanting incredible photos!” – Bride, Michelle

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“Wow, Analisa is such an amazing photographer!! As I am in the process of planning a wedding, photography is a very important part for me. We just recently took our engagement photos and I cannot tell you how unbelievable they are! We decided on a location and Analisa went out there early just to scout out the perfect setting for us! I told her I wanted to do engagement photos in a forest, yes a “forest” in San Diego, among other settings. And boy did she find it! I was so pleased with the entire look. I thought the engagement photo process was going to be very awkward, but Analisa knew exactly what to do and made us feel very comfortable. The pictures came out very natural and romantic (exactly what I told her I wanted). We had so much fun! Analisa is so personable and I felt like we instantly became best friends. I cannot wait for her to capture all the memories at our wedding.” -Bride-to-be, Lindsay

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“I was referred to Analisa through our mutual friend Chelsea, when I got engaged. I had looked at hundreds of San Diego wedding photographers, and didn’t feel that anyone had what I was looking for.  When I saw Analisa’s work, I was in love! When we finally met, my love only grew! She is one of the most sweetest, easy going, talkative, friendly, loving people you will ever meet! We hit it off so well,  we ended up  turning into such great friends! Analisa has a natural way about her, and makes people feel like they are more than just a client! She photographed our engagement photo’s in February, as well as our October 2012 wedding. When I got the photo’s back, I was in tears. She managed to capture every moment, every emotion, every tear, every laugh, everything that made the day perfect!! I look at my wedding photo’s everyday and feel so lucky that I had a photographer like her! I am now pregnant, and I can’t wait till she photographs my growing belly, the new addition to our family, and family photo’s for years to come!! Analisa, you are amazing! Love, the happiest bride in the world”- Bride, Jennica

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“Analisa is the sweetest, easiest person to work with. She photographed my wedding in June 2012, and there hasn’t been a day that has gone by that I haven’t looked at my photos  over and over again. I had to have researched over sixty different photographers before finding Analisa, and it was her easygoing spirit that made my decision to book with her so easy. Last but not least, she’s creative with her shots, but she doesn’t overdo it when it comes to the editing. Let’s be honest, anybody can make a picture look instagram-ed, but it takes a true artist to capture natural light! And Analisa is a PRO at it. Book her, you won’t be disappointed.” -Bride, Kacie

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“Analisa is the best of the best. She is not only amazing and talented with a camera, but she is also a very sweet and kind person who is so excited to take pictures for you! She is always very considerate of what you are looking for as her customer and is willing to make picture taking easier for anyone who has trouble with it. She is also very fast and efficient. She always captures those pictures that you have always envisioned. My senior session got so many compliments. As a lover of photography myself they are top of the line pictures and editing and the turn around time is so impressive! Analisa is an all around great person to work with and her work is worth every cent. Contact her RIGHT NOW!!!”- Senior, Kayla

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“A good photographer must love life more than he does photography”.  You are not a good photographer, you are a GREAT one.  From the moment we started corresponding, I could tell you have so much life about you!  You truly love life, you love “love”, you love family, you love children, you love God and most of all you love yourself. Thank you for making my dreams come true!  The pictures you took are everything I had ever envisioned, thank you so much!  You captured my family, whom I cherish each and everyday of my life.  The perfection of your work takes me breath away and I cannot thank you enough! You rock Analisa!” – Mom, Shinaye

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” If I could give Analisa 100 stars I could! I have used her for many different occasions including; engagement, maternity, the birth of my child, and baby photos. Not only is Analisa the sweetest person with the best customer service skills, she is also a natural when it comes to photography. She has that special ability to capture every special moment without even knowing she is there. Every sessions I have had with her was so much fun! She makes you feel so comfortable. Even when I wasn’t feeling the most attractive while pregnant she made me feel beautiful and I think that is a very special quality of hers. I can not wait to have more sessions with Analisa. I would recommend her in a heart beat, no matter what the occasion is!” -Mom, Bree

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“Being a bride, I was of course nervous about who to pick to be the photographer. You want that person who is going to capture everything! From the look of your soon-to-be husbands face as he sees you walking down the aisle, to the moment you hug your dad goodbye as you leave for your honeymoon. I am so relieved and happy that I chose Analisa as my photographer. She was able to capture all of the special moments and more. Her friendly attitude and professional attire was very desirable. I have a huge family, but even then she was able to herd them all together to take the many shots I personally requested. Before the wedding, I had many questions and some particular picture requests. I would send her emails about it and she would get back to me so quickly and honored every one of my requests! I could not be more pleased about my pictures. She personally went through each picture (Which there was a lot!!) and touched them up as needed. Even my friends and family loved her and the pictures! I would recommend her to anyone, including my family. Analisa also has many creative picture ideas. I am the type who can not just pose in front a camera. I need someone to position me exactly. She was very understanding of this and would take the extra time to position me as needed. She even made sure my necklace was straight, my veil wasn’t laying funny, etc..” -Bride, Ariella

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“Analisa did an amazing job on my engagement pictures. Despite my fiance saying..”do we have to do this” by the end of it he was saying…”I actually had a good time”! She knows how to make you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. She also knows how to be behind the camera creating beautiful pictures! Can’t wait for the wedding pictures!” -Bride to Be, Alex

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“Not only is Analisa completely professional, meaning completely reliable….she makes every moment a fun one. When you are near this girl you are smiling it is nearly impossible not to. Each picture she took was gleaming with joy….joy you can’t fake or pretend when you are with someone who makes you uncomfortable. She is creative, but clean. Also, she is confident in herself and knows what she is doing the entire time. I never felt like I had to fill an awkward silence or time gaps. She guided me along to a smooth and successful session. My pictures turned out incredible and not only do I still use them for frame fillers in the home….I have used them for business applications and my resume. Analisa is truly blessed with a gift and I could not imagine anyone better to capture life’s precious moments.” -Alexis

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“Analisa, I cannot begin to explain how amazing of a photographer I think you are. Looking back on these beautiful pictures truly reminds me how happy I was on this day. You captured the joy, excitement, romance, and fun better than I could ever expected and exactly as I remember it. I have been showing everyone your blog and they are all amazed as well, you are such a gifted photographer because you take not only great pictures but capture emotions and the little moments better than anyone I’ve seen. All my friends agree you’re talented beyond words. I will begin to pick my album images, but I have no idea how I will narrow it down! Thank you so much again and I will be in touch. I keep telling everyone I know to contact you for their photos! Congratulations as well on your spread in the Knot, I can’t wait to see it and brag that you took my photos too. Once again thank you for being a part of our day and allowing us to have pictures of those special moments memories that will last forever.” -Bride, Erin

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“By far the best experience I have had with any photographer. I am usually camera shy but Analisa made me so comfortable in front of the camera and made me laugh the way through the shoot. I couldn’t be happier! If you ever want a session then look no further!!!! I can’t wait to have another!” – Senior, Brayden

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“Analisa is an extremely profssional photographer whose skills reflect in each and every photo she produces.  My boyfriend and I have had the privilege of a photo session with Analisa right in Newport Beach and I was nothing but pleased with the results.  From scheduling the photo session to consulting about what to bring, wear, etc., Analisa provided excellent communication and direction.  Whenever I had any questions, she answered promptly and really knew her stuff.  During the session, Analisa was directive and creative, coming up with all sorts of poses and ideas for us.  Her spirit drove the session and we were all smiles.  Analisa is obviously talented, if you have seen her portfolio, but she really works hard to get all of the great shots.  I was really impressed by the turnaround time and fantastic editing of our finished photos.  Analisa put a special touch into each one and I have gotten so many compliments on our session.  I would use Analisa again in a heartbeat as she went above and beyond to make our photos amazing.” Marisa

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“Their big brown sparkling eyes, the precious moments of spontaneous laughter and sweet uninhibited playfulness, but above all their unconditional love for one another.These are the things that I will ALWAYS hold dear to my heart when I think of Tyler and Nora’s childhood many, many years from now. Thank you Analisa for helping me preserve those beautiful memories with your amazing photography. You captured my babies just as they are and for that this mama simply couldn’t be more greatful…Thank you :) ♥”- Mom, Linda

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“AMAZING! Analisa is an incredible photographer! Not only was I impressed the first time with how outstanding my photos came out I returned for a second time and a third time! These photos captured extremely special moments in my life. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to have Analisa take these wonderful photos! She is the sweetest and makes you feel so relaxed and comfortable behind the camera! Thank you so much!!!” – Kaitlyn

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“Analisa has a way of connecting with her clients in a way that many photographers lack. She make you feel completely comfortable in front of the camera and is able to capture genuine smiles and expressions. Analisa photographed me and my boyfriend a few months ago. She made us feel incredibly comfortable and we had a lot of fun! My boyfriend hates taking photos but he came out the session commenting on how much fun he had! I was very impressed with the final photos and I will definitely hire Analisa Joy Photography again!” – Ariana 

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“We absolutely loved every single picture! You did such a great job and we are so so thankful. Matt’s mom actually cried when she looked at them. They’re a huge hit!” – Bride, Diane

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“Analisa, I am a 19 year old aspiring photographer. I just wanted to let you know how much your photography inspires me! Anytime I am in a crunch and I feel like I am just not in the right mood. I visit your facebook and website and look at your photographs and read your fantastic blog, and it rekindles my LOVE for photography. I just wanted to take the time you thank you, because even though you didn’t know or know me, this past year so much of my inspiration to follow myself has been from you and your website. I want to make you know what a beacon of light you are for me and I am sure many other aspiring photographers. So keep the pictures coming! And thanks again!” – Blog Reader, James

“Analisa, I just wanted to say I really love your photography!! My girlfriend and I are amateur photographers and we wanted to let you know that you are amazing! I love the eye for detail that you have and how your photo’s stick out from the rest! Also I love your couples photo’s! Sorry, lol I can go on and on!”- Blog Reader, Dishion

“Analisa is a true professional. I had the pleasure of attending an event where she was the photographer, and she did an absolutely masterful job. On the job, she is a caring, courteous, dedicated photographer that cares just as much as contributing to the enjoyment of the event as she does about the final product of her work. After seeing her finished product, all of the photos are touched up to perfection. Nothing was overexposed, out of focus, or misaligned. Excellent with framing, using intuitive techniques to get people to smile (naturally!), and she really cares about the element of the shot. I would recommend her to anyone that is looking for an events photographer – you simply won’t get a better product out of anyone.”- Wedding Guest, Michael