San Francisco Wedding Photography, Engagement Photography


We absolutely love our album. It turned out even more amazing than I had hoped for. You both did a beautiful job. "Joe and MaryLu are a talented team we were lucky enough to work with on our wedding. They do amazing work, and every photo they captured on our big day was beautiful. We absolutely could not have found better photographers.

Andrew & Sandra Ortiz
Wedding, Hayward, California

Dear Joe and MaryLu, Rob and I would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for your professional and expertly done photographs of our engagement and wedding photos. Our album and DVD were prepared and displayed beyond our expectations. Our engagement photo shoot was casual and fun. Our wedding day was enhanced by your familiarity with the venue and capturing our special moments with our family and friends. Your dedication expresses itself in your work. Your ability to work as a team and recognize all aspects of a wedding is admirable. We will highly recommend you to anyone inquiring about an engagement and wedding photographer.

Amy & Rob Parfett

There aren't words to describe the way Gary and I felt the first time we saw our wedding album. All we could do was smile and couldn't wait to keep turning the page to see how much better it would get. Every detail, every pose, every moment was completely perfect. Mary Lu and Joe went above and beyond anything we could have imagined. They are a perfect team and exceptional photographers. From our day at the beach for our engagement photos to our wedding day in September, every photo taken was unique. All our family and friends absolutely love our pictures. We could not be happier with our choice for our special day. Their name says it all, they truly captured our memories.

Gary and Jackie Arlie

One of my friends used Captured Memories for their wedding photography and highly recommended them to us. When my husband and I saw her wedding pictures we were convinced that we would have them as our wedding photographers. They're a family owned business; Joe and Mary Lou are a happily married couple that work together and make an excellent team. They are very pleasant to work with, always open to suggestions, and have an exceptional eye for detail. Not once during our wedding did we have to look for them or tell them we wanted certain things done. These people know their stuff and I honestly think that their work speaks for themselves. We couldn't be happier with our engagement and wedding pictures. We would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking for a company they can trust and feel comfortable. They will make their special day unforgettable. Thank you Joe and Mary Lou for making our special day more memorable!

Jerry and Araceli Diaz

I spent weeks trying to figure out a creative gift for my boyfriend for Valentines Day, thankfully I found Captured-Memories and was able to give him a romantic customized gift that will last beyond the holiday. My experience was not only professional, tasteful, and convenient, it was a lot of fun!

Stephanie Sterling

Joe and MaryLu are truly amazing. It was such a great experience having them photograph our wedding. Joe is an exceptional and talented photographer who captured every detail of our special day. Our photos are beautiful from start to finish!!! I highly recommend them for any occasion!!!

Helena F.

Excellent, expert photography service. I was traveling in the area and needed a photo session for a business related headshot photo. Joe Silva took great care of me. Met exactly what I was looking for. The pictures came out great and he provided exactly what he said he would provide and I was more than happy with the product. Great service. Nice people to do business with. Highly recommended.

Phil L.

My wife and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Captured Memories. We were a little concerned at first by going with a "one man show" for such an important event, but after we met with Joe and MaryLu Silva all of our concerns were laid to rest. During our consultation we were shown examples of their work. We were pleased to see that they had loads of experience in a variety of settings and with a variety of events. They are very professional, warm, and friendly people. In fact, you will feel like family by the time that you leave. They are extremely professional in presentation, conduct, and implementation. They were very accommodating and flexible. Easy to work with! Due to circumstances the day of the wedding that were beyond anyone's control, Joe was able to select a wonderful alternative sight and the pictures turned out beautifully - SUPERB is a better word. From the lighting to the location Joe worked his creative magic. Trying to get our wedding party in place for pictures was like herding cats, literally (we have 6 kids!) MaryLu did a wonderful job of organizing the group without becoming a task master. (We have experienced the task master type before.) Joe and MaryLu just made it fun. They are happy people that love what they do. This combination is what made our event a success…and we remember it every time we take out the pictures and reminisce. We still keep in touch with them. In fact, they will be friends for life. Whether you need a family portrait, a wedding photographer (like we did), or any other photo taken you will be happy with your experience and results from Captured Memories. We refer everyone to them. We will be back too!

Jon & Shirley Penrod

Captured Memories did a wonderful job! The pictures were great! Joe was wonderful with the girls. Very patient! I liked that he was willing to listen to my ideas and he gives great feedback. I was so happy with the quality of work. Very professional! I would definitely recommend Captured Memories to my family and friends.

Elisa Brasil Rosa

Joe and Mary Lou, Can't express enough of our thanks for the absolutely great job you did at Jennifer's wedding and reception! Everyone commented on your work and how wonderful and easy you were to work with. You made the day a lot less stressful (as in every wedding day!) Mary Lou, thank you for helping with the girls, etc., what a blessing you were! Will definitely refer anyone we know that needs a photographer for any occasion, to you. We are anxious to see the proofs. Will be talking to you in a couple of weeks. Our sincere heartfelt thanks!

The Sim’s

Joe and Mary Lu, Thank you both for the wonderful job you did on our wedding photos. Don and I are so thankful we chose you! Your photos were so well done, You were always professional and you put us at ease during the whole process. Thank you for all the Hard Work!

Tammy & Don Phair

"Joe and MaryLu from Captured Memories Fine Photography takes first class photos and have produced outstanding photographs of our athletes. The quality of their photography is excellent and speaks for itself; but it is the professionalism, exceptional customer service, and patience with the young athletes that make them stand out from the crowd. Coordinating and capturing an outstanding team photo with over 50 young athletes is no easy feat. But Joe and MaryLu were able to do just that and made it look effortless. I highly recommend Captured Memories for any and all of your photography needs."

Melanie J. – St. Joachim CYO Track and Field

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