Based in Hillsboro, Oregon, I provide journalistic style wedding and portrait photography. I am a husband, dad of four, and “Papi” to three grandchildren. I am a proud Air Force veteran. Raised in Michigan and living around the world during my active duty years allowed me to call many people friends. My family and I have called Oregon “home” for the last 18 years. As an honorary Oregonian, I don’t use an umbrella and try to go tent camping at least once a month, rain or shine.
In 2007, following in my photographer dad’s footsteps, I was inspired to start Joys of Life Photography. The name reflects the joys of the life my wife and I share and the joys of your life we hope to capture. My goal is to photograph people’s genuine emotions in real-time. While on assignment, I am focused on capturing your emotions, smiles, and laughter.
I take pride in getting to know my clients, this ensures I am tuned in to your personal stylistic needs. Since every photography event, whether an engagement, wedding, or other special day, is a unique experience, I will meet with you to discuss how I can best serve you.
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Sarah · Married on 12/02/2017
Jose is an amazing photographer and accommodating when I accidentally wore the wrong dress! He is very friendly and professional. We love our pictures! :)Sent on 01/14/2018
Nana · Married on 11/04/2017
Jose was a phenomenal photographer. He is extremely organized and works beforehand to learn all the people you want to take a picture with during your wedding as well as certain shots you'd like to get. He also went above and beyond to take pictures on the rooftop even though it was rainy and cold. His pictures were phenomenal and he will help us remember our special night forever.Sent on 11/11/2017
David · Married on 04/22/2017
Highly recommend!! Nothing but absolute professionalism and courtesy. We plan to use them whenever a need arises for professional photographs!Sent on 06/01/2017
Jose is great to work with. His photos capture the mood and life.
Totally Amazing Photography! Flawless ceremony and reception coverage. They are friendly and easy to work together with. It is such a pleasure knowing and working with these photographers. They truely do capture the "joys of life". ~ Beverly Mason, Radiant Touch wedding officiant
We had the pleasure of working with Jose this past summer and found him to be easy to work with both from our standpoint as a venue as well as his interactions with the bridal couple.