Meet The Team

Hello and welcome to our page! My name is Daphnee and I am the face behind the camera. It means the world to me that you love my work and want to learn more about me and my team. My business is where it is today because of a passion I had for photography since forever! Even in school, I was always that one friend with the camera, capturing every single moment (I'm a total photo hoarder). One Christmas, I was given my first (semi professional) camera by my wonderful and supportive husband, Nelson. I started taking pictures of literally everything around the house as well as photos for my blog that I eventually launched later that year. Fast forward a couple years, my church needed someone to take photos during the Sunday services and I volunteered. It was my first time photographing others people and I was in LOVE; now 3 years and 100s of hours of editing later, here we are today! 

As a "instagram husband" Nelson was always behind the lens taking pictures of me for my blog but when I officially launched Joyful Shots Photography back in 2019 I was the face of the company, taking the photos while my husband remained mostly behind the scene. But as time progressed and the business begin to grow, my love of photography became our love of photography. Thank God for that because, working alongside my husband has been such a huge blessing. 

Now, we are a husband and wife team that specializes in wedding & lifestyle photography, based in South Florida. Our photography business has blessed us in so many amazing ways! Recently our niece, Brianna Noelle joined the team as our assistant and go-to girl. We have met so many incredible people and it has shown us how God can work through us. My joy comes from the look on our clients expressions and the loving text we receive when clients see their photos for the first time. We love capturing real love stories between couples and all of life's joyful moments. Count it all Joy!

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the internet. Grab a snack, browse around and say hello! So glad to have you here!

Lead Photographer

Hi, I'm Daphnee!

I'm a Christian, wife and lover of all things pink, glittery and girly!

A Few of My Favorite Things:

1. I love to travel! My favorite destination was Paris and I hope to visit Hawaii one day.

2. I love to jam out to VeggieTales tune in my car.

3. I watch The Office almost every night. Its my go-to when editing.

4. I love musicals! Grease, Chicago, Dreamgirls are my jam.

5. French fries should be a major food group.


Hi, I'm Nelson!

Assistant to the Photographers

Hi, I'm Brianna Noelle!

Love Notes



Daphnee did a maternity photoshoot for us in Dec and we absolutely loved both her and her work. She approach of just blending in with our family and capturing beautiful shots that show our family personality. She is also unbelievably easy to work with, both in setting up the shoot the day of, and when she delivered the images. She is super responsive over text and email. In person, Daphnee is really kind and friendly, and our 4 year old boy was immediately comfortable around her.I strongly recommend her!