My name is Joel Arellano, I'm a wedding photographer based out of the San Fernando Valley. I'm a daddy, a hubby and a funny, laid back kind of guy with a huge passion for photography. Yup, that's it. I fell in love with photography when I was a kid, always envisioning a picture in my head and snapped one with my plastic camera hoping for that magical picture to appear when my mom would get the film developed. Uh, not so much, but I never gave up. It's become such a craft of love for me that all the pictures I take carries a little piece of me with it, if you've seen me then you know I've got a lot to go around! :)
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User3540745 · 2+ years ago
Joel Arellano and his team were beyond wonderful photographers. The pictures and album were absolutely amazing! All our friends and family love the pictures. Joel and his team did a fantastic job capturing our special day. Joel was very professional, reliable, and responsive from start to finish. He listened to our ideas, he accepted our camera shyness, and he was a great coach and mentor for our first time in front of the camera. We are very thankful for the opportunity to have worked with him, and we highly recommend him to anyone for any occasion.Sent on 09/17/2013
Erin · Married on 05/30/2012
Hiring Joel Arellano was the best decision we made for our wedding day. Joel is more than a photographer; he is a magician. He transformed our humble backyard wedding into a fairy tale.Sent on 06/05/2012
My husband and I agreed that pictures were a top priority for us on our wedding day. The photos would be with us for the rest of our lives as a reminder of the beginning of our beautiful journey through life together. It's a huge job to place on someone's shoulders, the responsibility of capturing the love and range of emotions that manifest on a wedding day. There are a lot of photographers who can decently compose a picture, but what's more difficult is conveying the emotion behind the image. Joel is a master at this, bringing out feelings from even the most camera shy and admittedly awkward individuals. It's not easy to do this with complete strangers, but he disappeared behind his magic mirror and we were delighted with his work.
He is incredibly patient and professional, punctual, courteous, tolerant and polite. Not only is he an incredibly talented artist, he's also just a really great down-to-earth guy. We are so grateful for all his hard work. We will be referring all our friends and family to him. Thank you for making all the memories for us, Joel!
Carla · Married on 10/09/2010
Wedding photography can be a very personal thing. Many may possess technical shooting skills but one can only hope to find a wedding photographer to deliver that special something on your big day and to stay true to what you want. We found that something special in Joel.Sent on 08/27/2011
Joel was extremely fun and great to work with. He has a great sense of humor, provides quick, clear direction and has a creative eye. He is a true professional that gives you his all and pays attention to every detail. Each picture that was taken had so much love and beauty with it, just makes me so happy every time I look at them. He captures the moments, feelings, and memories.
Thank you Joel for everything!!!!!! :)