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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Katrina · Getting married on 02/27/2022
Joys of Life Photography was always very quick to respond to my emails and gave me all the information I could have needed. They took absolutely gorgeous photos before, after, and during the wedding. The price was cheaper compared to other photographers I managed to find, but the quality was not compromised at all. I was very happy with my wedding photography. :)Sent on 12/15/2011
Kyle Belleque · Married on 11/07/2020
Kyle & Victoria 7/11/20
Jose did an amazing job capturing every wonderful moment. He was open to anything we wanted to do and was flexible throughout al of our special day. We were so happy with all our photos from the wedding. He has previously done two our our relatives weddings who recommended him to us, and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for someone to capture their special day.Sent on 08/20/2020
Jaimie Ferrara · Married on 08/16/2020
Jose and his son did extremely well with our small, mid-pandemic wedding! Not only did they produce many stunning photos, but they were so kind and easy to work with even through all the craziness and changes of plans! They had ideas for photos that we wouldn't have even thought of and completely adore. We are beyond pleased with how everything turned out and would highly recommend them without a doubt to any other couple looking for a quality photographer!Sent on 09/02/2020
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.