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Building Trust

“We have two little girls and Joyce was able to jump right in, build trust with them and capture their magic in a way I wasn't sure would be possible. The joy of dancing outdoors, of sharing their artwork, of having those sister moments (the laughter and the disagreements), those seemingly small moments that add up to something so special.

Magical moments ever present one day and gone the next with the passing of time, we'll treasure forever.”

—Nicole Mecham/Kris White

“J.Perlman Photography took our gorgeous wedding photos 10 years ago, and recently our family photos.

Each of our 4 kids have their own unique personality. Joyce did an amazing job of engaging our introvert, observing our silly ones from afar, and being patient with our toddler. She perfectly captured their personalities and playfulness individually and together. They truly represent who we are.”

—Alexia and James Mazzone

Visual Stories

“We had an exceptional experience working with Joyce for our wedding at Spring Ranch in Mendocino. Her photography is extraordinary, with a unique design and architectural aesthetic that sets her apart.

She took the time to get to know my wife and me, our styles, and our personalities, and the results truly captured our essence. Joyce photographed our day naturally without forcing any cliché poses, making the whole experience feel natural and genuine.”

—Lorraine Chatoff/Zander Eckblad

“Joyce is a wonderful photographer who beautifully captured my wife's and my fifth anniversary weekend getaway. She was incredibly collaborative throughout the planning process, offering great suggestions and building on my ideas.

Her extensive knowledge of Mendocino meant she knew the perfect locations and times for our shoot. The final photos captured not only the beauty of the surroundings, but also the love and joy my wife and I felt that day.”

—Jeanine Liere/Matt Baltar

“J.Perlman Photography captured amazing photos of our surprise engagement in Mendocino, CA. She has a keen eye for identifying and photographing authentic moments!”

Family Matters

“Joyce was fantastic. We chose her for our pregnancy shoot. A few months later, she photographed our newborn and she was incredibly patient.

To spend a few hours with someone in your home may not be the most appealing experience, but she honestly just felt like one of us and that we were just hanging out and having fun. More importantly the pictures came out supernatural and fantastic. I cannot recommend her highly enough! Do not hesitate to hire her.”

—Nadine Abu Tayeh/Mutaz Sheik

“I wanted to do something fun and memorable for my wife to mark our 5th wedding anniversary so I called Joyce, J.Perlman Photography, for family photos. We loved all the wedding pictures she'd taken and had them all over our house. I thought having pictures of our new life with that same fun energy and attention to detail would be amazing.

The breadth of pictures is really awesome. An anniversary gift for my wife, Joyce was able to get some lovely pics of my wife and daughter that I will cherish forever.”

—Toni and Bill Watt

“J.Perlman Photography took our big, blended family Thanksgiving photos at our home in Sea Ranch and the photos were wonderful and beautiful. What made them especially fine was that Joyce had made everyone so comfortable being photographed. From the 3-year-old to the 79-year-old including two dogs. The best part of the relationships all shown through. As I look at these photos I continue to be so appreciative.”

—Susan and Chris Hamlin

“Joyce is very good with positioning different backgrounds, capturing the right light and being creative and spontaneous with the people and places.”

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