Our Style

Congratulations on taking the plunge! Best of Joy is a wedding photography team. We love the expressiveness found in wedding and engagement photography.
We specialize in a photojounalistic style which flows with any wedding schedule and produces candid, inspired and memorable images.

Jenna & Klint Engagement

Jenna & Klint

Engagement Photography

Gabby & Darren Wedding

Gaby & Darren

Wedding Photography

Trisha & Jonathan Engagement

Trisha & Jonathan

Engagement Photography

Trisha & Jonathan Wedding

Trisha & Jonathan

Wedding Photography

Kayloni & Darin Couple

Kayloni & Darin

Couples Photography

Alicia & Moti Wedding

Alicia & Moti

Wedding Photography

Engagement Photography

Sam & Wally

Engagement Photography

Wedding Photography

Shannon & David

Wedding Photography

Wedding Album

Albums

Special Services

Photobooths

Photobooths

Special Services

Let's work together.

Interested in working with us? We are thrilled! We love affectionate couples, easy going attitudes, DIY touches, practical jokes, and fun!
We don't love shot-lists, stuffy weddings and bossy wedding planners. Still sound good? Then introduce yourself!

We are based in Northern California and could easily meet anywhere in Napa Valley or the Bay Area.

Contact

Email Allison Regan or Melvin Gruesbeck to get started.

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Jenna & Klint

We were very excited when Klint called us to help with a surprise wilderness engagement. We love getting outdoors so the fact that it involved camping was a real treat.

The group started the day with an early morning hike to a scenic area. Everyone did an awesome job playing along and kept the secret was kept alive. We reached the summit and the timing couldn't be better. Klint worked up his courage, asked Jenna to marry him and she said yes!


Location: Kings Canyon National Park, California

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Gaby & Darren

We had the pleasure of working with Gaby and Darren for this summer wedding. We shared the photo location with another group that day. Between taking turns at backdrops and positioning everyone it reminded us how lucky we were to be working with such an easy going couple.


Location: Boise, Idaho

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Trisha & Jonathan Engagement

Trisha & Jonathan are incredibly high spirited. The energy they bring with them is contagious. It's not easy opening up in front of a camera! So when the duo continued to joke, dance and flirt we knew these images would be magic!


Location: Napa Valley, California.

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Trish & Jonathan Wedding

After finishing the engagement session Trisha & Jonathan invited us back for their fall wedding in Southern California. The weather was perfect that day: warm, blue skies, light clouds, snow capped mountains.

We also want to mention the wedding party and guests. These newly weds have a positive group of friends. Everyone was so involved and even helped us with photo opportunities. If any of you are reading this -- thank you!


Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California

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Kayloni & Darin

This impromptu couples shoot happened while exploring California's north coast. We've known the couple for years. In fact, one of the first engagement shoots we did was with Kayloni & Darin.

When we ended up in this scenic area we had to take a few pictures for old times sake!


Location: Albion, California

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Nicole & Zach

Set in the historic Ken Wood Depot on the west end of Sonoma Valley. This winter wedding was youthful and light hearted. Nicole is a graphic designer and Zach is a pilot. So the wedding had subtle toasts to each of these worlds.

The programs and menus were tastefully done. A group of planes even flew over the wedding. We're still not sure if that was coincidence or orchestration. In either case, it was awesome. Thanks for the memories!


Location: Sonoma, California

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Alicia & Moti

These images are very nostalgic for us as this was our first wedding ever! Alicia and Moti have a great story. They meet while Alicia was doing aid work over seas. They, and their families, are all passionate about helping others. This was apparent in the way the guests were cared for.

We were impressed with how the family got behind the event. Among other things, a platform, thatched fence and a floating stage were hand made to pull this day off. So cool! Thanks for having us guys!


Location: Coulterville, California

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Wedding Album

Like our photography? We design wedding albums as well. Just mention it in our initial interview and we'll add it on your quote!

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Sam & Wally

Not only did we love seeing our two friends get engaged, but we also loved hanging out with them for the afternoon and documenting their love.


Location: Napa Valley, California

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Shannon & David

With Shannon and David’s wedding we had the opportunity to travel to the Great Pacific Northwest. This summer wedding was a small intimate gathering of a handful of their closest friends and family members.


Location: Walla Walla, Washington

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Wedding Album

We offer digital photobooth services, which gives your guests a fun interactive way to remember the event and share this special day with you.


Location: Los Angeles, California

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