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Joel's Vivid Snaps
Joel's Vivid Snaps

Joel's Vivid Snaps

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Introduction: My name is Joel Martinez, I'm a portrait and event photographer based in New York. Born in The Bronx, I grew up in Monroe, NY. I spent my early years traversing through the streets of NYC. I now live in the Hudson Valley. I visit the city often. I studied Communication at the University at Buffalo - SUNY, where I discovered my love for photography. I am also a member of NYC Prime Shot. Since June 2020, I have worked with 50+ clients capturing weddings, sweet sixteens, family portraits, etc. My goal is to show the beauty, grace, strength, and enthusiasm of people. I focus on non-models and place regular people in situations that highlight an aspect of who they are. I strive for a sense of integrity and fortitude in my work. As your photographer, you will discover an individual who is willing to go that extra mile, spending the time necessary to give you the service that you deserve. When I’m not taking pictures of people and events, I love to travel the world and photograph the culture, play basketball, and take pictures of my girlfriends dog Mikey.

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Hired 33 times

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2 employees

2 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Featured Projects

78 photos

  • Engagement Photography - New York 2021

    Aerial Photography

  • Portrait Photography - Rockaway 2020

    Aerial Photography


Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

34 reviews


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Rachael M.

Wedding and Event Photography

We used Joel for our wedding and he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was kind, professional and captured the best images for my wedding. He edited and sent us back the picture a little over a week of the wedding. He is very responsive and I will def be using him again for future events. I highly recommend him if you are on the fence in hiring a photographer for your special day. You will not regret it.
Apr 19, 2021
Leonie S.

Wedding and Event Photography

Joel was very responsive from the very first day of booking right up to the day of the event. He explained everything his service offered, and was willing to accommodate us. He showed up on time and by on time I mean a few moments before the scheduled time so he could set up. He was very cool and calm, extremely considerate. On the day of my wedding it rained all day which caused a delay for us and he was so very understanding while I was worried he would be pissed. He was friendly, easy to get along with while remaining completely professional. He directed us how to pose for the photos, correct angles etc and made sure to capture some important shots (will write another review after we get our photos). I would definitely recommend Joel for your event, he is pleasant, considerate and professional.
Apr 12, 2021
Daysha P.

Wedding and Event Photography

Joel was totally the professional I expected him to be. He made everyone feel comfortable and was not "in the way" at all. He responded to all of my questions quickly and was not bothered by them. He was the perfect photographer for my wedding! I would hire him in a heartbeat again.
Nov 6, 2020
Rachel F.

Portrait Photography

Joel was wonderful to work with from the start. He was a fast responder and we were able to get our family portrait set up quickly. Since we wanted our dog in the picture with us his first suggestion of a location became off-limits as the park didn't like dogs. He was extremely flexible and found a new location quickly. When we told him that we were adopted a puppy and would be bringing her along a bit last minute, he again was extremely flexible. While the location we went to was extremely crowded and due to this we were running 10 minutes behind with limited cell service, he was very understanding and still gave us our full hour. He respected our vision of a more candid shoot with also doing some more posed images as well. His patience with the dogs (especially since it was the puppy's first hike and she drew a fair amount of spectators) especially since I accidentally left their treats in the car! While I am still waiting on the photos, the samples he did show me turned out amazing and more than we could have wanted. Thank you, Joel!
Nov 4, 2020
Jason D.

Engagement Photography

Joel did an exceptional job from the beginning to the end! Always quick to respond and helpful throughout the entire process. He made our engagement such a stress-free time, and did an excellent job with the photos and the added touch of the drone!
Oct 28, 2020
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Joel Martinez


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I prefer to discuss pricing in a private message with all my potential clients.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Step one: exchanging contact information, Step 2: Discuss pricing and what type of work they want done and the details of what I offer. Step 3: Getting a contract signed.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have attended the University at Buffalo for communication. I have completed 50+ projects with multiple clients.

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