Reviews

Read what others have said about us!

“Tears streaming down my cheeks as I look at these amazing pictures. Thank You!”
-Kristi

Chris & Paige’s Wedding

Paige could not have been any happier with Delmara from Joyous Moments Photography. Delmara captured every amazing moment of the day with creative, traditional, and candid photos. Looking at the first look photos that were taken still brings tears to the couple’s eyes. You can see every emotion that the couple felt throughout the day in their photos. Paige says, “The day of our wedding was the happiest day of our lives so far and we look back on it with big goofy grins on our faces!”

Luis & Nyssana’s Wedding

When I started planning my wedding day, my main focuses were my husband, my dress and the photos. Delmara and Tom helped to make our wedding dreams come true by capturing every moment that was important to us and making it even more beautiful in the photos. She always encouraged us to act normal, as if the cameras weren’t there. The photos came out natural, the connection between us shines right through. She is extremely professional and detail oriented, mentioning great ideas to us that we hadn’t even thought of. With Joyous Moments, we couldn’t have asked for more.

Kristi’s Children’s Portraits

Each year for Mother’s Day, I have the kid’s pictures taken professionally. The past few years I have had Delmara with Joyous Moments Photography take the pictures. The quality and images are exceptional, way better than any cookie cutter portrait studio. Delmara puts a lot of thought into choosing the perfect location at the best time of day. She is a great photographer, and she is also a mom, so she has this ability to capture the kids perfectly. I also appreciate being able to have a disc with all the photos, so I can take all the time I need to choose my favorites. This can be really difficult, too, because every picture is awesome. I will continue to use Delmara as our family photographer, and I highly recommend her.

Kevin & Erin’s Wedding

Very professional and very efficient in photographing our wedding and all of the events prior (as our engagement photographer and bridal shower photographer). As I look back through the photos I see that nothing was missed. I could not be happier with our photos and have already recommended you to several of our friends and family. Again, thank you so much for the beautiful photos and for staying in constant communication with my husband and I to make sure that nothing was missed on our special day.

Christine’s Family’s Wedding

It was a great honor and a privilege to work with you and Joyous Moments Photography for my brother’s wedding. Through your unique and amazing photos, you captured their true love and devotion for each other, as well as their open and fun personalities and the spontaneity of the day. Your fun and flexible personality was easy to work with and you worked with each of their different styles to bring it all together in a beautiful way. Thank you so much for making our day special.

Phil & Sunny’s Wedding

I used Joyous Moments Photography for my April 10, 2010 wedding. Delmara and her assistant were very professional and flexible to work with. They did excellent work and dealt very well with all of my guests. The pictures were absolutely beautiful! I was very satisfied with her service and the turn around time for the final proofs. Thanks Delmara!

Rosie’s Baby & Family Portraits

We had a great experience working with you. You really took the time with our daughter and even came out twice to make sure we had all the best shots we possible could. Giana can be a bit shy, but she seemed to really warm up to you, especially when you came over to the house. The pictures were ready in a timely fashion and delivered directly to me. When I saw the photos, I was so excited! They were beautiful and I couldn’t decide which ones I wanted to order in my package. The photo on canvas was beautiful and is hanging in our living room right now. I had such a great experience! You were very professional and the rates were very reasonable. I plan on using Joyous Moments again in the future!

Tom & Jen’s Wedding

Delmara was fantastic to work with, she had lots of creativity to take some really great pictures! She took lots of pictures of the Bride and Groom and wedding party and also caught lots of special moments with us and our families! There were also lots of pictures taken when people were unaware , and they made some of the best pictures.. they are caught in the moment, not posing for the picture, and those are some of my favorite! She was there on time and stayed until the end and made sure she could catch any moment she could! She even came and got us letting us know the sun was setting and would make beautiful pictures! I would recommend her and definitely use her again!

Heather’s Family and Children’s 1 year monthly “as they grow” photos

I was referred to Delmara with Joyous Moments Photography through a family friend during my quest to find a photographer that would help me document the first year of my son’s life. Prior to speaking with Delmara I seemed to get the run around from other photographers who were not willing to work with me on more casual photo shoots. From the start Delmara was great; she was able to listen to my ideas and come up with a solution to meet my goal. Since October 2010 Delmara has come to my house (or desired shoot location) every month to document my son’s life. My goal was to be able to be in the pictures, not just the person behind the camera taking them. Each session Delmara has demonstrated the patients and flexibility necessary to not only work with my infant son but also my two dogs and husband! She is always willing to give me the creative directive when I desire but is able to jump in when I am lost for ideas to make the shoot work. We have done many shoots that involve life as it happens along with more posed and formal studio shots. Each photo shoot has resulted in wonderful results that are delivered in a timely manner. To sum up my experience with Delmara, she has not captured pictures of my son’s life; she has captured precious moments of my son’s life that are memories for years to come. Whether you are seeking a photographer for a single formal event like a wedding or something more informal I highly recommend Delmara with Joyous Moments Photography.

Brad & Aly’s Wedding

Weddings are full of gifts, but the best gift we got has to be the pictures taken by Delmara.

Each photo seemed to encompass every ounce of our personality as well as catching the essence of our bridal party and guests. She paid attention to every detail. As soon as we saw the photos we found ourselves wondering “How in the world did she get that shot without me noticing she was RIGHT THERE?”. Not one moment was missed from getting the dress on all the way to us pulling out of the driveway off to our hotel!

As far as attitude they were outstanding. When it seems at most weddings the photographer is bossy, cranky, sticking out, and obviously “working”, their enthusiasm soared above all and even added something extra to the joy and excitement of the event. She and her assistant also blended in so well it was like they were just other guests.

The artistic creativity in the editing was fantastic as well. She knew exactly which photos would look best black and white or opaque or even with some kind of creative bordering. Friends and family all wanted this picture or that picture just because of the sheer creativity.

Thank you Delmara for the gift of memories by capturing all the precious, fun, exciting, and happy moments on our wedding day.

Sincerely,
Brad and Aly

Annette’s Product Photography

I had been trying to enter my pottery in many venues for a couple of years and couldn’t quite seem to get accepted by the galleries and shows in which I was trying to get juried in order to participate. I decided to have some professional photos of my work taken by Delmara Christen. Well, after years of trying I got juried into Arizona Art Alliance utilizing the photos Delmara took for me. One of the hardest things to accomplish in photos is to make 3D art look 3D instead of flat. I believe Delmara’s expertise helped to show my work at its best and helped to further my career as a ceramic artist.

Annette Weaver
Secret Garden Pottery