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Luisa Miranda

27 March 2019

We made a family session with Julio in Big Bear Lakes last month. Yesterday I received the photos and they are AMAZING!!! The best photos I've ever had!Julio was very patient with the kids (that hate having their pictures taken), and we got the photos back very quickly!I will do it again as soon as possible in a new place! More...

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Bruno De Faria

27 March 2019

We were very lucky to find Julio while planning our wedding. He was one of the photographers the venue recommended, and we were amazed when we got to his website galleries. He was always available via email and text for any additional questions we had. Since we didn’t have a wedding coordinator, his help prior to the wedding was crucial. Julio made sure we had time to shoot portraits in the best possible lighting, and figured out a way for us to not be away from the guests for too long. The engagement session was a nice experience. It was the first time we ever took professional pictures, but Julio was very easy to work with. He made Ju and I feel at ease the entire session. We were able to explore multiple locations, and visited some of our favorite spots in San Diego. On the day of our wedding, Julio went above and beyond our expectations. After the ceremony, we drove down to the beach, a place Julio knows well, for some alone time with him. And, I can barely remember him during the reception, and it’s a good thing!The photos turned out great. We have had many compliments from friends and family. Everyone was impressed with the quality of Julio’s work. The personal website he created with the wedding and engagement photos made it very easy for us to share them with whoever we wanted. We highly recommend Fonyat Wedding! More...

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Filipe Hage

25 February 2019

Fonyat photographer did our family’s holiday pictures. He was amazing with our 2 year old daughter and did a great job on this special photo session for our family. We decided to do it at Mt. Laguna after a snow storm and it turned out great! Looking forward to our next session in the Summer. More...

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Eileen Hand

25 February 2019

Julio was our photographer for our engagement photos and wedding. He exceeded all expectations I had for our photographer. Many of the photographers we talked to and met with had a strict 30 minute time limit for engagement sessions, but Julio went above and beyond to help me plan a unique engagement session and then spent as much time as he needed to get beautiful shots of us. For our wedding, he was so easy to work with. He communicated very well leading up to the wedding and made sure he understood all of the shots I wanted to get. On the day of the wedding he was wonderful and captured pictures of all of our guests which made my parents sooo happy. The pictures speak for themselves, they are absolutely gorgeous and we have received so many compliments from family and friends. Two bonuses - his wife Priscilla is also wonderful as his second shooter and his prices are very competitive. I would recommend Julio over and over again! More...

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Hage Surfboards & Designs

25 February 2019

Julio did the photos for our new website also the content for our social media and we couldn't be happier with the final result. He was able to capture the perfect lifestyle to promote our brand! Professional and nice person to work with. More...

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Aline Nigro R Hage

25 February 2019

If you are looking for a maternity photographer you found it! Julio Fonyat is super professional and charismatic and we really enjoyed the whole experience. He suggested Solana trail as the location for our session and the photos turned out beautiful! Exactly how we were imagining! I’m so happy that we chose him to be our photographer for such a special moment in our lives. Thank you! More...

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Arthur Toledo

25 February 2019

I had Julio take pictures of my family for my holiday cards in 2018. With a young and energetic child, I was anticipating some difficulties, but everything worked out really well. The location Julio suggested was great, and we love how the photos turned out. We will be definitely using Julio in the future for our photography needs. More...

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Diego Garcia

25 February 2019

I was in need of some general photos for my website and business, and reached out to Julio. After a quick phone chat, we decided to meet to exchange some ideas. He was very nice and very professional, and we set up a date to start shooting.Julio did all the necessary images to get my business going, and I couldn't be happier with the result. Product images and head shots were great. Thanks Julio!!! More...

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Rodrigo Nascimento

28 September 2018

Amanda and I had the pleasure of having Julio Fonyat photograph our wedding this spring. I cannot put into words how satisfied we were with Julio's work. His professionalism and attention to detail were second to none, and he made sure to capture so many unique moments during our special day. We were really pleased that Julio was able to work with us even though we hired him with such short notice. His session in between the ceremony and reception was the highlight of our experience, we had left it completely up to him to decide on the location of the shoot and we were far from disappointed. In a short period of time Julio managed to capture the best images Amanda and I have together.I would certainly recommend Julio to any friend of mine. I have attached a couple of our favorite images. More...

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Daniel Just Daniel

12 June 2018

Fonyat photographer was highly recommended by a co-worker of mine. We hired Julio to photograph our wedding, and we were not disappointed. He was very professional, and made everyone feel comfortable at the wedding.
My wife and I really like the photos, and were both thankful for all the suggestions Julio made during the planning and execution of the portraits. I definitely recommend Julio Fonyat to photograph your wedding and engagement session.
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Guilherme Machado Ponce de Leon

26 May 2018

We chose Julio Fonyat to photograph our engagement session and wedding day after we saw my great friend’s wedding personal website and photobooth video.My wife and I were really amazed with the uniqueness and quality of their beautiful photos. When we met with Julio, we knew he was the perfect match for our wedding photography needs.I must say that Julio, and his lovely wife - second photographer - were highly professional all the way, which pleased us a lot.The “enormous" task of capturing the special moments of the big day, that goes by so fast, was performed to perfection, as he chose the best angles, being always right in the spot, yet never intruding.Although perfectly affordable, the quality of his work is priceless. He has a great and unique style.We were also very pleased with our choice because Julio is a great person to work with, talented, with lots of experience, which makes you feel comfortable and at ease.The Photo booth was the hit of the party, so we highly recommend it! Everyone had a lot of fun, and the video is hilarious.I believe we can say that, regarding Wedding Photography, Julio is simply the Best. More...

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J Pudenz

24 May 2018

Photography was a big priority when we were planning our wedding. I wanted to be sure I got the best photographer I could. When I came across Fonyat Photographer, my search was over.
After meeting with Julio at his home, we were vey excited. We booked an engagement session and Julio really helped deciding the details. Being unfamiliar with photography and being photographed, it was a huge relief for us to have his assistance with the decisions; from locations, to what to wear on the shoot.
Before the wedding, Julio scouted the venue with us, looking for the perfect spots to photograph. It was very comforting to know we he was thoroughly prepared for our big day.
The wedding day went smoothly - and quick. Julio was always ready, documenting the action and all the details.
Needless to say, the photos are amazing! We love the pictures and Julio even created a personal website for our event where I could share the photos with my family and friends.
Great overall experience with Fonyat Photographer! I'm extremely thankful we chose Julio to be our wedding photographer.
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Ricardo Macedo

23 May 2018

I was looking for a photographer to book a session for me and my son, when I came across Julio’s website. I really liked his photos, and also the fact that his website displays many samples of previous jobs he had done.
I got in touch with Julio, and he responded right away. He was really helpful helping me choose a good, yet close to home, location for the session. We decided to meet at a park in Carlsbad, that I usually go with my son. We both felt at ease with Julio, and he made it a lot more fun than we expected. He was even able to get some individual pictures of my son, which is a hard task.
The photos came a few days after the session, and they were stellar! Some were more posed than others, and I really liked how creative they were. julio created a personal website, where I was able to download and print directly from.
Overall, working with Fonyat Photographer was a great experience, and I won't think twice to contact Julio next time I need a photographer.
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world war 60

3 April 2018

I'm not even sure where to begin this review because Julio is so amazing. My fiancee and I were referred to Julio by a colleague of mine and I knew that as soon as I saw Julio's work, I had to have him shoot my wedding. So, I contacted him immediately to check his availability was so happy to find out he was free. He took the time to meet with us in person (along with our three kids who Julio never seemed bothered by!) and explain to us everything he does. He didn't try to push us to by anything extra and really listened to everything we said. Recently, we had our engagement shoot and it was so much fun! My fiancee was SO nervous as he hates being center of attention, but by the time we were finished, he actually told me what a great time he had. Julio has great ideas and came up with some AMAZING shots! We couldn't have been happier with the results and are so excited for September when he shoots are wedding. I can't recommend Julio enough! If you hire him, you won't be sorry. More...

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Jessica Horvath

23 March 2018

I will try to keep this short and sweet...besides the photos being absolutely beautiful for a very reasonable price---

-Awesome landscape experience, so if you're looking for a more outdoorsy rustic theme, Julio's style is perfect.

-He's super quick to reply, genuinely a very friendly easy-going guy, and he gave us a TON of suggestions. I was also impressed with how helpful Julio was in giving us planning tips for the big day. We had no idea what we were getting into planning the wedding ourselves and we were grateful for his guidance.

-He doesn't charge per hour and was very flexible for the engagement shoot. We had all day with no time limit to ensure we "got the right shots" and even had to reschedule once because it rained. Julio was extremely accommodating. He even attended our rehearsal, which was not technically required. Another thing we truly appreciated!

-For our big day, his wife was there with an extra camera to assist and get different angles. Having them both there was such an added bonus.

-He's a DOG guy! We included our dog in the engagement shoot and Julio was patient with us to get the right shots even when the dog wasn't cooperating. You can tell he truly enjoys working with animals.

I'm very happy we went with Julio. He was the first photographer we looked at online and knew right from the moment we met him that we could see him capturing our big day!
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Brian Aster

21 February 2018

Incredibly talented and personable, Julio is a master at capturing you and your partner's unique style and environment as well as those moments you'll never forget. Couldn't be more professional and enjoyable to work with! More...

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Robin Leathers

20 February 2018

I worked with Julio during my wedding in 2014. Let me summarize for you his awesomeness:

Julio. Is. The Best. Hands down. I already thought his 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 were 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 (no nickle-diming). 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. I would recommend Julio to absolutely everyone I know (and have, quite a few of my friends had Julio at their weddings, too!).

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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