I love photographing weddings in San Diego and all over the world, and I’m always flattered to receive thank you cards, letter, and warm emails from people I have worked with. it means a lot to me that clients enjoyed your photos and the overall experience of working with me. Below, you’ll find a small selection of wedding testimonials I have received over the years. Each one of those messages is deeply appreciated. 

Wedding Testimonials – Ally + Jimmy ( Darlington House Wedding)

“Julio took ridiculously beautiful photos of our wedding! He has a real eye for great shots and is always seemingly one step ahead of the action to make sure that he can get the best angle. He is a real professional who clearly loves the artistry of capturing beautiful moments. Not only are the pictures beautiful, Julio got them to us super fast. I had always heard stories of people getting their wedding photos only after several months. In our case, I had downloaded high resolution digital files to my computer of every photograph that Julio sent us within 11 days of our wedding. We highly recommend Julio – but only if you want a photographer with a calm demeanor, an artistic eye, and really quick turnaround on your photos.”


Wedding Testimonials – Mary + Nick (Doffo Winery Wedding)

“Look no further for a wedding photographer because you’ve found the best in Julio! He is professional, talented, nice and easy to work with. He makes the entire process so smooth and really wants to make everything perfect for your wedding day. He took the time to come out to our venue with me to scope it all out since he hadn’t been there before, getting ideas of the best photo locations. We are SO in love with our pictures and couldn’t be more pleased with how he captured our wedding day. His style is gorgeous and he is such a pleasure to work with along with his lovely wife. The photobooth they did was such a hit for the wedding and the video that comes along with it is AWESOME. You will definitely want to add that on! You can tell this is his passion and calling and you won’t be sorry choosing him:)”  


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Wedding Testimonials – Michelle + Glenn (Salish Lodge Wedding – Washington)

Wedding planning is hard. I know everyone always says it’s hard; I just want to re-iterate those sentiments. The only thing that wasn’t hard for us was choosing Julio to be our photographer. I had been (shamelessly) stalking Julio since 2010 when he photographed my friend’s wedding at Karl Strauss Brewery. When my friend was originally looking for a photographer, we must have looked at dozens of different photographers in San Diego and none of them were quite right – until we found Julio. He did such an amazing job for her engagement session and wedding that I knew I wanted to work with him. Flash forward to 2013 when my husband proposed and I immediately sent Julio an email to set up an appointment. What I loved so much about his photography was that it told such a unique story and he always captured the special moments between couples. In fact, when my husband and I chose to get married in Snoqualmie, Washington and found out that the date we originally wanted wouldn’t work for Julio, we switched the date just so he could photograph our wedding – his pictures are THAT amazing!

For our engagement session, we knew we wanted to do some pictures with our dog, Paws, and Julio was a little concerned that it might be challenging to work with the pooch, so he scheduled us for two sessions – one with the dog and one without – just to be sure we got enough photos. Unlike other photographers who immediately start the clock once the session begins, Julio works with you to make sure he truly captures you both as a couple. And I’ll be honest; I was terrified that my husband and I would look totally awkward in our pictures. We aren’t the most lovey-dovey couples and I thought our photos might look a bit stiff; however, I could not have been more wrong. Julio makes you feel completely comfortable during the entire experience and you end up forgetting he’s there.

The other thing that I love about Julio is that he takes the time to scope out locations prior to shooting there. For our wedding, he went out to the site a day early to find locations and even found a way for us to get the picture of a lifetime. Our venue was next to a waterfall and Julio scoped out a route to get to the waterfall so we could take photos with our bridal party right at the base of the falls. The hike down to get the shot after the ceremony was my favorite moment of the entire day because we were surrounded by our closest family and friends going on our first adventure as husband and wife. Without Julio’s guidance and dedication, we never would have made the trek down to the falls.

Another feature Julio offers is the photo booth which I would HIGHLY recommend. We actually debated whether or not we should get one and I’m so happy we did! It was the hit of the wedding and we ended up with 1200 additional photos of our guests being absolutely ridiculous. Basically, open bar + a huge afro wig + a photo booth = wedding magic!

I honestly cannot speak highly enough about Julio! It’s true that the wedding day goes by in a flash and the only things you have to remember the day are the pictures. When you work with Julio, you can rest assured that those pictures will be absolutely breathtaking and will capture all the special moments from your big day!”


Wedding Testimonials – Erica + Carlos (Karl Strauss Wedding)

“Your search is over! Really. Stop looking for photographers NOW and book Julio. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. From the initial meeting, Julio was extremely professional, easy to get along with, and answered all our questions promptly. He makes you feel at ease right away and as soon as we met him and saw his work, we knew we were in good hands. On our wedding day, he went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable, received the shots we wanted with family and friends, and I have to say…I didn’t even notice him (or his second photographer–his equally awesome wife) during the ceremony or reception. They were not intrusive at all, yet got so many incredible shots. We could not be happier with Julio’s work. We love all the photographs–I still can’t believe how beautiful they turned out!!! Also, we highly recommend getting the photo booth if you want to add some extra fun. It turned out hilarious and the guests have loved the video that is included with all the pictures.”  


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Wedding testimonials – Robin + Ben (Twin Oaks Garden Estates Wedding)

“Julio. Is. The Best. Hands down. I already thought this prices were reasonable before we worked with him, even after adding on an additional photographer and a Photo Booth for the wedding. My husband and I are COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY by the pictures from the wedding. I am normally not very photogenic, but Julio somehow made me stunning. Seriously, there isn’t a single bad picture in the 2000+ we walked away with. We had some amazing vendors for our wedding, but I am probably most impressed with Julio. He’s incredibly easy to work with, and had really cool, unique things he gives you as a part of the photography package. We got numerous comments after our wedding from guests who “didn’t even notice they were there…”. Not intruding at all, and yet he got these incredibly intimate, wonderful photos of the day. I am so thrilled to have all these fantastic photographs to remember the day from. I would recommend Julio to absolutely everyone I know. He is a professional who is amazing at what he does, and still manages not to charge you an arm and a leg. Just, the best.”


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Wedding Testimonials – Becky + Travis (Cabo San Lucas Wedding – Mexico)

“My husband and I have known Julio for some time and always followed his weddings and photographs – when we were engaged, one of the few wedding details we could agree on was having Julio as our photographer. We brought him and his wife to Cabo San Lucas with us. They did a fantastic job capturing the excitement getting ready, the beauty of the resort, the love in the ceremony, and the fun in the reception! As Julio is known to do, he captured the “million dollar photo” of my husband and I at the resort’s infinity pool at sunset, making us appear as though we were floating over the water – friends of friends compliment us on the photo after seeing it through others’ facebook pages! Priscilla ran the photo booth during the reception which captured the most hilarious scenes of our friends goofing off and having a blast during the party. Julio captured the wedding and all its details perfectly – and you would have never known he was there! There was never a camera in our face during the ceremony to interrupt the mood or obnoxious flashes going off during the reception – which anyone who has attended a wedding has experienced. I highly recommended Julio to capture any event, his photos are pieces of art.”  


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Wedding Testimonials – Jill + John (Paradise Point Resort Wedding)

“Julio can put you in front of a white wall and make the picture look magical!! So imagine what he can do with San Diego’s gorgeous backdrop! He made our engagement pictures and wedding pictures spectacular! We have received so many compliments about his work and our pictures. He is incredibly easy to work with and stays out of the way. He provides slideshow links for previewing your pictures that are set to music that you can share with friends online. The photobooth we had was unique and amazing!! It completely captured the essence of the evening and was the favorite among the guests. I have never seen pictures this phenomenal, and I feel fortunate we had him as our photographer.”  


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Wedding Testimonials – Taya + Jimmy (Encinitas backyard wedding)

“Julio did both our engagement photos and wedding. We chose him over a few other options for his awesome personality and the crisp, vibrant photos he takes. We had 4 locations for our engagement photos where in each spot he was not afraid to take risks to get the perfect photo! He was quick to turn them around and even printed one out to be displayed at our wedding. We are still getting our wedding photos back but from what I have seen so far I am blown away! He has a super creative way of doing the photo booth where it is almost like a stop motion video. All of our guests raved about how professional and efficient he was. Thank you so much Julio!”    


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Wedding Testimonials – Rachel + Dajen (Sheraton Carlsbad Wedding)

“I first met Julio when he shot my friends wedding in New York and my husband (boyfriend at the time) and I liked him right away and loved the way her wedding photos turned out. When it came time to plan our wedding, We had no doubt that this was the right guy to hire. He took the time to meet with us and had us fill out a small questionnaire so he could learn more about us. We corresponded multiple times and came up with a great plan for our engagement shoot. My husband was nervous the day of the shoot but Julio and his wife Priscilla helped him feel at ease very quickly. We both liked that the poses felt natural and not forced at all and our photos are beautiful!

Julio met with us at our rehearsal and we drove discussed the photos we we wanted for our big day. He took the time to scope out the area ahead of time and come up with a few beautiful locations to take photos. The day of our wedding, Julio and his wife both came on time and dressed professionally. They didn’t get in the way of the business of the day and they captured amazing photos. Julio kept the portrait session short which was exactly what we wanted. He understood that we didn’t want to spend the better part of our reception posing for photos. During the reception they photographed all the right moments all night. Everyone was so impressed by the way our photos turned out. Julio truly has an eye for finding the best places to create beautiful photos!”  


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Wedding Testimonials – Laura + brett (Mt. Woodson Castle Wedding)

“We were fortunate enough to work with Julio Fonyat during both our engagement session and our wedding.  (We first met Julio when he was the photographer for the wedding of Brett’s sister).  He did such an amazing job for their wedding that we just had to have him for ours!

From the beginning, he made us feel so incredibly at ease.  He was excited about helping us work in locations that really fit us, and to get all of the pictures that we wanted.  The most amazing thing about the session however, was when one of our beach locations didn’t work at the scheduled time, he worked for over a month to make sure we got the most amazing sunset pictures we could have imagined.  It was completely unexpected, and above and beyond what we had ever expected.  His dedication to making sure every one of his clients gets the most amazing memories to keep is evident in everything that he does.

For our wedding, he went out before the day of, to scout the location, and not only found some amazing places, but helped us lay out the timeline for the big day to make sure we got everything we wanted without making our guests wait around.  Our wedding pictures were beautiful.  Julio and his wife made sure to carefully go through our specific list, and made sure we got everything we wanted.  Once the formal pictures were done, Julio did a wonderful job of capturing lovely candid shots of all the guests at the reception. Some of our favorite pictures of family and friends came from the photo booth…we highly recommend it. Once again, above and beyond what we could have ever dreamed of!”  


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Wedding Testimonials – Jessica + Anthony (Karl Strauss Wedding)

“Julio and his team were incredible for our engagement and wedding day photography. He is amazing to work with throughout the entire process, flexible schedule, very comfortable on the day of and veiwing the photos in his in home studio is a very professional and comfortable setting. You will be so impressed by the resulting photos, his eye for photography is amazing. You get the attention you need when posing but he also captures some great candid shots without you even noticing. The quality of his work is priceless! We were so happy to have found Julio.”  


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Photo Booth

A unique photo booth that’s entertaining and interactive for everyone, the open-air design is a perfect fit for your wedding day! It’s a great alternative during the dancing portion of the night that everyone can enjoy; and the high quality photos are lifetime mementos of your special day! 

Destination Weddings

I’ve traveled and photographed personally and professionally all over the world.  Being multi-lingual, a seasoned traveler and an experienced wedding photographer offers security and piece of mind to my destination wedding clients that whatever minor travel issues occur, the photography will be there on their special day.

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Please enjoy a few of my favorite wedding images from some of the wonderful couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. A combination of all types of locations and settings, these photographs are samples are from weddings in San Diego, as well as Destination weddings in the United States and around the world.

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