Raves & Reviews

“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

“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

“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

“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, Jennica Lawford!”

“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

“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

“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

” 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 

“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

“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