I take enormous pride in my photography and hold a special place in my heart for every single subject I've ever photographed. Here are some super wonderful things people have said about me and my work!
"Alonya is the best!! Alonya captured our maternity, birth and newborn experiences. She's such a pleasure to work with and always has great ideas for location, wardrobe and poses. After meeting Alonya during our maternity photo shoot, I knew she would be the right person to capture the birth of our son. During our labor and delivery, she managed to capture every angle without you ever know she was there. The photos are personal, yet tasteful. She became part of our family that day and we couldn't wait to see her again for our son's newborn photos. All of the photos she's taken are amazing and we now have them as cherished keepsakes for our family. We get so many compliments on the photos and albums. She captured the first moments with our son perfectly and we can't wait to have her continue to photograph our family as our son grows up." - Ally W.
"We're so impressed by the caliber of Alonya's artistic touch, how she conducts herself and more... very personable, professional, talented, creative, visionary. She's patient, and adapts to all situations and lighting conditions well. She's all that and a bag of chips! She even came in clutch for us at our baby's birth. She is very much appreciated and will be hired, again and again... can't wait to record our next big life event with Jozu Photography!" - Javier + Noel H.
"Working with Alonya was a wonderful experience for my wife and me. We unfortunately had a difficult labor that quickly became an emergency life and death situation for our child. Alonya was with us through out the experience and was also a wonderful emotional support. Our labor experience was not like anything we had planned but she was very patient, flexible with her time, and went out of her way to make sure she captured the moments that we had expressed to her were important to us. In addition to the phenomenal pictures that she took, it is clear to us that she not only loves what she does but also loves the whole experience of labor and childbirth and you can see it in her work. We used her for maternity, labor, and newborn sessions and felt that her fees were reasonable and provided great value. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND her to anyone who wants to capture the beauty and emotions of giving birth." - Hector H.
"Alonya is amazing!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures from our newborn photoshoot! She was a delight to work with, professional from beginning to end, and somehow got our 4 week old to be calm enough to take some truly fantastic shots! She's a total natural with babies and kids, so patient and warm. The pictures came out incredible, better than we could've hoped for. We will truly cherish these pictures and cant wait to show them to our little one once she's all grown up! We would definitely recommend Alonya and Jozu Photography to anyone who wants gorgeous pictures that truly capture the essence of your child and family!" - Beth C.
"Alonya is the best! We've done two photo sessions with her -- she captured the birth of our daughter in the hospital and then a couple weeks later took newborn photos of our little girl and our family. Alonya is such a professional -- she captured some really special shots in the hospital of our baby and of the baby with me and my husband. I initially was on the fence about birth photography -- but having gotten such amazing photos in that moment I'm so grateful to Alonya for being there. She is absolutely professional -- stayed in the background so we didn't even know she was there, but when I was having mean contractions she jumped in to hold my hand and offer a back rub!" -Ann T.
"Alonya is such a special photographer. I have shot with her three times, Maternity, Newborn, and most recently my daughters one year photos. They were all gorgeous. But the truly special thing about her is the experience of the shoot. Alonya is sweet and unassuming and great with children. It feels so casual and fun and low pressure during the shoot that when it ends you think, "We're done? How could she have gotten a good shot with such ease?" But she does! And not just one good shot, but so many beautiful, lovely, intimate, funny, special shots. And she is so great with light. I really could not be happier with my photos. I would recommend her to anyone. She has a true gift." - Elizabeth T.
"I have used Jozu Photography for 4 photoshoot sessions including maternity, birth, newborn, and family sessions because Alonya is the most effortlessly talented photographer I know. She photographed my big old pregnant belly and made me look and feel gorgeous, which I thought was an impossible task. She also photographed the birth of my son, and they are the most magical, intimate, and beautiful photos I've ever seen. I am forever grateful to her for photographing the best day of my life. She was a fly on the wall throughout the whole birth, but somehow captured every single intimate moment from labor up until meeting our little baby. We will only use Jozu Photography for all of our future family photos. We recently took family photos with our now 1 year old son, and she is the most patient and understanding photographer. She never makes the session feel rushed, and she's very much in tune with the needs of the child, often stepping back to let our toddler just be himself instead of capturing the "perfect" shot. We got some really great candid shots of our son which totally capture his personality because he was relaxed and comfortable. We definitely recommend Jozu Photography to everyone we know, her photos are always gorgeous and you will LOVE your experience with her!!" - Lindsey H.
"We did the newborn/family shoot when the baby was under 2 weeks, and Alonya was fantastic. She was so patient with our 20mo old who was on the move the whole time and got him to sit still with us for photos. She took the time to make sure we got the shots we wanted, even though the session ran a little bit long. The lighting in our place isn't the best, and she was able to work with that no problem. The final photos she sent to us are incredible -- everyone we show them to are so impressed. I'm SO happy we did this (we didn't do photos with my 1st baby) and have so many sweet photos to choose from (too many!!). Alonya offers full service printing, framing, albums, etc all at a really fair price, and her turn around time to see the proofs is really speedy. Can't wait to use her again for family photos as our kids grow!" -Ann T.
"Alonya did an outdoor holiday photo shoot for our family. Not only did she get great pics, but she was really able capture the moment and even managed to make the midday light work great. The individual shots of our kids were awesome. Our school hired her for a school photo day and I was there all day to coordinate the time slots for families. Alonya stayed on track with the timing, she had a very personable and genuine demeanor and got great shots of families all day long." - Brenna M.