Thank you for stopping by to check out Joy Coakley Studio - Weddings!

I am a Bay Area based portrait photographer, capturing weddings, events, and engagements. With a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art in San Francisco over 15 years ago, I have led a very fun and successful career as a commercial photographer and stylist. And for over 10 years I have had the pleasure of spending some amazing time with so many lovely couples doing what I call my passion work. I enjoy making people feel comfortable and allowing them to be exactly who they are on their special day. I enjoy instigating a kiss between partners. I love love love being the one to put my all into capturing memories that will stay with a family for many generations. I love to laugh and have fun and it truly is an honor to get to do that with so many great people that end up being life-long friends.

I am based in Alameda, CA, and shoot all around the Bay Area - but always up for travel. Make sure to stop by and check out my commercial work as well as my family photography.

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β€œThe finished product is absolutely gorgeous and gives us so much JOY looking through our album and photos. We will absolutely use Joy again for future family events!”



With each and every special occasion, I believe the most important thing to focus on is capturing the day in its most natural way. Between composition, emotion, and timeliness, the day is best covered in an editorial, candid, and lifestyle manner. It’s a photographic dance between the candid exchanges between mother and son, to finding the perfect place to capture the dress right before it is worn down the aisle, to getting all the best angles of the vows and dancing, and all the moments in between. As a visual artist, photographing one of the most important days of love and life is exhilarating and inspiring. I work very closely with each couple to insure that I, and my associate photographers, are prepared to capture their day in the best possible way that is closest to the vision of their dream wedding.



Whatever your special occasion is, I love to help capture it in a way that is unique to you.
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