Clients & Features

Client Thank You Notes

Arabian Moda

A Richards Built

Amy Jo Tatum Bridal Couture

Antonio Gual

Alpine Interiors


Atelier des Modistes

Barnes Law Firm

Best Western

Billboard Magazine

Bitchless Bride

Ceremony Magazine

Chase International

Christophe Landon Rare Violins

Country and Abroad Magazine

Diamond Spas

E Tech Magazine

Echosmith of Warner Bros.

Elegant Magazine

Elements Magazine

Elle Arabia

EJS Enterprises

Elizabeth Pitcairn Violin

Episcopal Diocese of Nevada

Fashion Daily Magazine

Fair Play Brand

Florum Fashion Magazine

Four Seasons Hotels Limited

Genesa Living

Glamour Bulgaria

Gloss Magazine

GMARO Magazine

Gregg Gibboney Graphic Design

Greenhouse Garden Center

Greenwood Homes

Greenwood Homes Commercial

Goji Magazine

Holm Electric

Inside Weddings

Jennifer Black Bridal

Joan Davis Art Studios

Kelly & Stone Architects

Kathy Heyndels

Kelly Faetanini

Kids & Horses

Lake Tahoe Distinctive Properties

Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

Lake Tahoe SummerFest

Le Bistro

Leniki Boutique

Liliatilt Design

Little Toes Complete Catalog

Magazine Group, Inc.

Mark Zunino Atelier

Marriner Realty

McCall Realty

McMurry/TMG Custom Media

MCTV/Cover Model Management

Mephisto Magazine

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

MOB Journal

Moevir Paris Magazine

Nevada Civic Light Opera

Nevada State Bank

Northstar Club Pacific West Design, Inc.

NOW Magazine L.A.

Pacwest Construction

PDL BioPharma


PUMP Magazine

Red Hot Monde Magazine

Renee Pawele Bride

Santa Claus Foundation

Shuba Magazine


Sierra Nevada College

Smith + Jones, Inc.


Strictly Weddings

Style Cruze Magazine

Style Me Pretty

Tacari Weddings

Tahoe Biltmore

Tahoe Quarterly

Tahoe Region Planning Agency 

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra - TOCCATA

Tahoe Weekly

The Brewer-Malamet Group

The Chateau for IVGID


Time Advisors

TMG Custom Media

Touch Magazine

Tulle New York

Vomund Investment Group

Wedding Chicks

Wells Fargo

Western Art & Architecture

Wittner GmbH & Co.

Wynman & Associates

XIOX Magazine

Yaniv Persy Couture

Noelle Lynne, Editor of Florum Fashion Magazine

I loved working with you Joy! You're such an absolutely amazing photographer and woman to work with!

Grace Davidson, Portrait Client

Joy Strotz is an unparalleled artist, a fantastic photographer, and just a wonderful person. She makes the process fun for everyone, and the end products are always stunning. Joy has been photographing my family since my younger child was a toddler. She just completed my elder daughter’s senior photos, and they are even more wonderful than our family and children photos. I look forward to more photos by Joy in the future.

Marisa Kozak Ringe, Revel Petals

Joy is a Joy!!! She is a light in a room who brings calm and peace for those she's shooting. I hate being in front of a camera and Joy put me at ease and made me feel beautiful! Her photos are gorgeous and her technical skill is so impressive, I can't recommend her enough! 

Josh & Danielle Oechslin, Wedding Client

Joy delivered on everything photo-related and had all the positive energy that we could ask for at our wedding. Punctual, full of ideas, great at getting groups organized for shots, and of course quality photos to remember. My wife and I were delighted with our wedding photos and orders of photo products. Can't go wrong, and can't get better than Joy!

Jeffrey & Katie Hawkins, Wedding Client
"Happy happy Joy Joy!" Joy has tons of experience and tons of energy. She is always up and bright and positive and provides plenty of great shots of the big day. Always a pleasure.

Renee Pawele, Renee Pawele Bride

Joy has photographed for several shoots for my design company. I have been thrilled with her creativity, planning and coordination. We have experienced many magical moments through her ability to capture a spontaneous moment. 

Samantha Reeves, Wedding Client

Working with Joy was such a JOY. She's lively and loves what she does, making the experience a real treat. She works quickly but captures EVERYTHING. I would 100% recommend working with Joy!

Amy Jo Tatum, Amy Jo Tatum Bridal Couture -

I've worked with a lot of photographers in my day and I have to say, collaborating with Joy is a real pleasure. She's up there with all the wedding and fashion greats! Mix a highly technical knowledge of photography with a sense of pure drama and fine art and you'll find the kind of novel, not to be found anywhere else kind of images Joy creates. She can work straight through a very demanding session keeping your vision as well as her own fresh and on track. Her finished product will be more than you ever expected. Also Joy has the instincts of a natural editor--knowing exactly the right moment to stop the process in order to get those really timeless and classic images that will be fresh and imaginative years down the road.

Julia Diane Whitley, SEJ Productions -

Joy, you are a dream come alive. Every single person said it was beyond wonderful to work with you! Not only your professionalism, but how much fun, grounded and connected you are to each persons vision and beauty. We are all beyond grateful to you for creating the time, space and energy to allow us this canvas to create a bountiful body of photographic and visual art. We hope it fills your portfolio with gorgeousness and nuances yet seen by your collection of followers. She has a very creative eye and the results are always spectacular. Thank you for being for you. 

Kathleen Kimmel, Awesome Fan -

I am so proud of Joy and so happy she is receiving the accolades she richly deserves. I think she is one of the most creative, artistic and sensitive photographers in the world and someday she is going to be very famous. Her work is so beautiful that it would be incredibly difficult to just pick a few favorites from a session. They are all works of art. Kudos Joy! You’re the best there is!

Jesalyn White, Model -

"A very special day for me Joy Strotz!!! You helped me that day overcome some of my fears of being out in the middle of nowhere with only ourselves, a sled of makeup and camera equipment and snow shoes!!! We had an absolute blast!!! This day marks an important step on my journey towards overcoming things that I felt were holding me back! I'm not sure I ever shared with you how scared I was and yet so proud of what we were doing!! I love working with you and this shoot is my favorite of all times!!!! I just adore you!

Selo Turner of Fair Play Brand -

Jeff and I are extremely grateful for you and the model both for the photos and time spent on this... As we get deeper into our new collections, we’ll make sure to follow up with you when we have additional projects that we could use your help on. Again, the photos were awesome and Natasha looked amazing in our clothing. Looking forward to working with you more.

Joan Elan Davis, Fine Artist -

We are so fortunate to have a five star photographer, like Joy Strotz, in a the small private town of Incline Village. Joy has a big city eye.

Melody Moore, NYC Equity Actress -

Strotz Photography is not only professional and produces amazing results but Joy Strotz also made me feel incredibly comfortable and I think my pictures reflect that. I am an actress in NYC and used Joy's services for my headshots. With her own personal experience in posing in front of the camera she was able to guide me through my photo shoot and made me feel so at ease. Even though I'm a stage actress doesn't mean I feel comfortable in front of the camera. I can't thank her enough and my headshots turned out amazing! She also did the retouching for my headshots as well. I highly recommend Joy and will be using her again.

Smith  + Jones, Marketing and Advertising -

Joy offers exceptional service, a professional yet fun attitude and she delivers quality images on time and on budget. She was also able to bringout the best in our client's amateur models. 

Rosa Mercedes, Rosa Mercedes Beauty-

Joy is truly such a professional, created & so pleasent to work with. Her passion for her craft is amazing to watch as she brings what she captures to life through her photography. All the pictures she has done for me, she has put her 200% into them. If you are looking for someone with a pleasent, calming vibe, top notch skills, gorgeous pictures & for her to make your day less stressful. Strotz Photography is the best!

Morrain Starr, Wedding Client

After seeing Joy's work on her website, my husband and were almost positive we wanted her to capture our wedding. And after meeting with her, there was no question of whether or not we wanted to look further for a photographer. Not only was her work amazing, she was also incredibly welcoming, professional, and comfortable to be around, which I now know is incredibly important for a photographer. I've never felt so comfortable in front of a camera. It was easy to forget we were having our pictures taken because she would just add to our body language and easily capture natural movements and moments rather than just trying to pose us. Also, she was clearly passionate about her work and was incredibly creative and flexible to any of our ideas as well. This resulted in incredibly beautiful and equally unique photographs, both for our wedding and engagement photos. She treated her work as the art that it is and really went above and beyond expectations. She took amazing family portraits as well as perfect candid shots of our families and guests. There are perfect pictures of everyone who was at our wedding. Plus, she was able to catch everyones unique personalities as if she knew them. My husband and I-and our families-could not be happier that we picked Strotz photography; every moment with Joy was incredibly fun and she captured each moment more perfectly than we could have ever imagined. Seriously. Her work and presence is too amazing for words <3 Here is a link to our wedding photos, in case you're curious: And here is a link to our engagement photos as well:

Ava Carroll-Brown, Event Design and Wedding Planner

Joy Strotz is gifted and talented photographer; her attention to detail is captivating - her personal passion reflects in photo she takes and her presentation of the finished product is a piece of art and forever gift to any client; which is held in love and memories for a lifetime. Joy did not photograph my wedding; I owned and operated an event production company, Brownstone Place for over 35 years so professionally sincerely respects quality photography. Even after retirement, I will continue to refer Joy for this talent to any bride at any time, and will openly state that the honesty and integrity hand in hand with the polished talent of Joy Strotz is unsurpassed.

Stacey Hanna, Greenwood Homes -

Are you looking for a photographer to shoot your special day? Look no further. Joy Strotz of Strotz Photography takes amazing pictures. She easily integrates into your team making your shoot seamless. Joy has the vision, energy and the experience you need. We have worked with Joy for over a decade and everything she does for us is beyond our expectations.

PJ Focht, Lake Tahoe Distinctive Properties -

Joy is the best photographer I have ever worked with. Not only does she take incredible pictures!!! She is warm, friendly and funny and is so easy to be around she totally made me forget I hate having my picture taken. Joy is truly a professional who has a genuine passion for her work.

Christian A. Anderson, AIA, Owner of Pacific West Design -

Joy Strotz has been an essential part of our efforts to market our work. In our business the presentation is everything. As an artist myself, I particularly appreciate her creative approach to documenting our architecture. I can count on Strotz Photography to capture the selling points of our designs. Her efforts are unmatched. I can highly recommend Joy for her attention to detail, artistic eye, and quality of work.

Kevin Hanna - Greenwood Homes-

Joy has worked for me over the past 15 years and has always done an exceptional job. She is professional, detail oriented, and great to work with. I highly recommend using her.

MIchael Mitton, Nevada Civil Air Patrol -

Fantastic job, Joy. In a single stroke you've put the squadron in the social media limelight which is just where we need to be to reach today's youth. Thanks a million!

Melanie Swick, High School Senior Model -

Joy, you are beyond amazing in your work. I love the pictures. Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience for Charlene and I. It will remain an enjoyable memory preserved through the photos and slide show that we will be able to come back to for years to come. I'm grateful to be able to say that I know you as more than just a talented photographer but also a loving mother to 3 wonderful boys and also a caring member in the community! Thank you so much for everything you have done.

Gale Nasser, Mother of Two Wedding Clients -

Joy is professional, fun, and has a great eye. She is really good at organizing photos. Her ability to create a visual masterpiece of wedding memories is extraordinary! She catches the essence of the moment, something not apparent to the average eye. She was worth every penny.

Mollie Connell, Rebel Pioneer Farms

Joy Strotz is such a beautiful soul and an amazing photographer. Our latest shoot make it to Wedding Chicks! What a fantastic team! I'm always so appreciative of the hard work that goes into Joy's shoots and the beauty that is born.

Wedding Chicks, Wedding Marketplace & Blog

Thank you for creating such a beautiful shoot for us to share!

Victoria Prim, Modeling Portfolio, Event & Portrait Client -

Joy is such a pleasure to work with! She has photographed everything from a wedding celebration, senior portraits, and modeling photos for my daughter. Her work is beautiful and her energy boundless! It is so nice to have a photographer who quietly immerses herself in the project she's on to really portray the moment. I would strongly recommend Joy!

Joel Revzen, Music Director of Mayshad Festival at Marrakech, Morocco; Artistic Director/Conductor at Classical Tahoe and Assistant Conductor at The Metropolitan Opera 

Beautiful inside and out and a SUPERB photographer.

Rosa Catu, Family Portraits, Après Wedding Session

Joy is a true artist!! She is so skilled, passionate, talented and has made every photo session fun and seamless. She truly makes you look and feel like a model! The compliments I get when my family and friends see our photos are always so positive. Any who, I can't say enough amazing things! She is top notch!

Dana Webber, Wedding Client

When looking for a wedding photographer, my husband and I met with a few different ones in Tahoe, then we had our consult appointment with Joy, before we drove away I told my then fiancee- she is it. She was relaxed, easy going and listened to what we had to say, her previous work that she showed us was stunning! Best decision ever made!!!!! Joy is an absolutely amazing photographer! Our wedding pictures were gorgeous, the photos looked like they were from a bridal magazine! Joy was flexible, professional and FUN! She is very outgoing, friendly and everyone, from our wedding party to wedding guests, loved her. Joy went above and beyond for our engagement photos, she travelled to San Francisco, put up with weekend traffic and my dog and captured some beautiful photographs of us around the city. In Tahoe, she picked some amazing locations for wedding party photos and worked extremely well with the videographer. After our wedding, our pictures were available quickly and there were so many beautiful shots, it was hard to pick our favorites. As a surprise last Christmas, my parents gave my husband and I a wedding album and large framed portrait. Joy worked with my mom (who lives in Canada) to put this together and the end was result was a stunning portrait and a high end album, filled with photos that captured the day perfectly from beginning to end! Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are to Joy for being a part of our special day, the photos show not only our personality but that of our friends and family. Seriously, best photographer ever!

Sandy Adams Clauss, Mother of H.S. Senior - 

Ok Joy, I just got back into town, been gone since last Thursday, back to good wifi at work, watching the slideshow for the first time. Trying to finish watching thru tears! You captured Makenzie's beautiful inner self as well, the music, everything. WOW!!! I can't even work, I just want to watch it over and over. Thank you, thank you SO much:) 

Rachael Sewell, Portrait Client & Mother of High School Senior -

Top-shelf photographer! Joy is an exceptionally talented artist. She has a spirit within that brings out the best in her subjects and gets their message captured. We have been blessed for more than a decade of memories that litter our home, office's and device's that truly tell our story. Joy's detail to work goes beyond her photography eye as she has introduced me to various media to display her work, our life! Forever Grateful, Rachael S.

Linda and Larry Wodarski -

We would not have expected this quality of photography outside of San Francisco or Los Angeles. Joy's work is absolutely award winning. And if that isn't enough, she is just a pleasure to work with. You need to look no farther than Joy Strotz.

Kirra Moon, Professional Model -

Thank you so much Joy Strotz. You are such a brilliant photographer! I was blessed to work with you and everyone on the crew. Thank you again for capturing such startling works of art.

Jan Hrindo, Wedding Client and Mother of Two Young Boys -

AMAZING!! I love the photos so much...they are so touching to me. I started crying on the first few with Brian! It was so worth our time that we spent with you :) You are such a professional and make everything perfect and beautiful, now if I only felt that way about how I look on camera. I look forward to sharing with my family and ordering some right away for baby's room and our parents! THANK YOU!!

Risa, Mother of High School Senior-

One of the most sweets, selfless & creative photographer I have ever met!! Every picture I have obtained from Joy has been pure magic & memorable!! If you are looking for a true professional, passionate & open photographer to capture pure bliss & beauty. joy, with Strotz Photography' is the go to gal. Thank you Joy for all work.

Linda Offerdahl, Portrait Client

Joy is such an amazing person to work with. She is totally focused on YOU and the best shots she can take. She has a way of bringing out your personality and finding the best angles for your features, so the pictures look so candid...and yet, you have never looked better!

Erika Cole, The Culture Ranger -

Joy, you are an amazing artist! What a privilege to be your subject matter!

Kathleen Kimmel, Nevada Opera -

WOW Joy, these photos are stunning! I'm sure it doesn't hurt that she is drop dead gorgeous, but your artistry in photographing her and capturing her personality is truly a gift. You deserve the highest award possible for your work!

Hillary and Matt Harbor from Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival -

Oh my God, you and Joy must have READ OUR MINDS. We were literally just saying that we wished we had a version of this shot to frame! We are over the moon. Please, please, please send our immense gratitude to Joy (and keep some of it for yourself). She is ridiculously talented and we can't wait to see all the shots. What we've seen so far has been AMAZING.

Dianne Severance, Mother of Three H.S. Seniors photographed by Joy -

Thank you for your creativity with Julia in bringing together her passion and soulful beauty for dance and your brilliance as a photographer. The results of your session together leave me speechless. I am beyond thrilled to have Julia’s serious pursuit of dance documented so artistically as she enters adulthood, it is and will be a wonderful and very sentimental keepsake. You also should know that the “photo workshop” itself, is a very special memory for Julia and I that we will not forget.. I loved witnessing the creative process that you two went through as you worked from site to site to produce these series of ballet photos. All I can say is “bravo” and standing ovation! I am speechless! Thank you, thank you for your brilliance.... Just beautiful!

Amy Smith, Portrait Client -

A truly awesome artist! Simply put, Joy does extraordinary work and I would list her in the top three of the best wedding photographers. She's incredibly professional as well as fun to work with and gets the best out of whomever she is capturing behind the lens. For the time she is working with you she's all yours. Add to that Joy has won some impressive awards for her work. I highly recommend this artist and great lady!

Jeanne Miraglia, Mother of High School Senior -

Elle is overwhelmed with thankfulness for the fabulous day she had with you!!! What a gift! Xo, Jeanne

Sierra & Brent Simmons Smith, Newlyweds -

We are incredibly grateful for your contribution as the photographer for our wedding. We love the photos and it was great working with you! We appreciate how easy you made it in our planning as well as your guidance in getting beautiful images. We thank you for your flexibility especially in front of the crowded Sand Harbor beach. Thank you for helping to make our night so special!

Dana Matt & Chris Weber, Newlyweds -

Hi Joy, The pictures are gorgeous!!! Honestly- absolutely stunning!!! Tthere are too many options to choose from... Thank you! 

Phyllis Watson, Mother of High School Senior -

My daughter recently had her senior photographs done by Joy Strotz and it was a wonderful experience. Joy is an artist and a consummate professional who obviously loves her craft. We chose Joy because she has a knack for capturing the personality and inner joy of her subjects and her photos never look staged, routine or stiff. Joy is also extremely generous with her time. The session was not rushed and she took hundreds of photos in a variety of areas. In a world where you are often left feeling like you didn't quite get what you paid for, Joy's services are just the are left feeling like you got a whole lot more!

Leslie Chester, Professional Model -

Thank you so much Joy. Your images are simply amazing! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Nancy Porten, Portrait & Event Client, Mother of Two H.S. Seniors -

It's important to pick a photographer who understands your vision but has the creativity you desire. Joy is talent is unsurpassable and extremely professional.

Meghan Meade, Wedding Client -

Joy's photos are stunning and she is wonderful to work with. You can tell that she is passionate about her work by the quality of her photographs and by her excitement leading up to and at the wedding. She paid a lot of attention to detail and was a joy to be around all day. Her consultations were extremely helpful when selecting the final photos for our wedding album. We are very happy with the final product and with her professionalism. If you use her for you wedding or any other event your wont regret it.

Claire Perry, Mother of H.S. Senior -

Our experience with Strotz Photography was an excellent one, never to be forgotten and forever captured in our wonderful pictures. Joy has great vision and makes her subjects feel and look like models. In addition, Joy makes each photo shoot a unique and fun experience, always chasing the light. You did such a great job on our daughters photo shoot and video. It brought tears to our eyes. Our beautiful girl. Thanks so much for your wonderful work and vision. We are all thrilled!

Laurel Perry, Mother of H.S. Senior -

Thank you soooooo much joy for the amazing pictures! You are truly talented! Even though we were doing our photo shoot in a tornado (ha more like a little dust devil) and in a hurricane (light drizzle) it was by far one of the best experiences of my summer! thank you sooo much!

Brent & Vicki Welling, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church -

Thank you, Joy, this photography is beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes all over again.! You created a wonderfully artistic production; it's an excellent portrait of the heart and spirit of St. Pat's, plus you managed to capture the personality of each individual. BRAVO!

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