Flory Photo



Meet Joel & Cara Flory


Welcome, and thanks for visiting the site. Honestly, we’re not that crazy about talking about ourselves, but we have no problem talking about the things we love. Our daughter. Each other. And photography. Even so many years into this thing, we still get excited about each and every wedding and family and child we get to take pictures of. It’s been a real joy—and an absolute privilege—to be part of so many special moments in people’s lives. We’re there to be a helpful, encouraging addition, never a distraction or a source of stress. Because it’s a sacred day, and it’s your big day, and we’re thrilled to stand alongside you during it and capture the moments that will bring all the joy and excitement rushing back—the next morning, a week after, and 30 years later.

Stay a while, enjoy the photos, and please let us know if we can help you out.

Joel and Cara


  • “I love Flory Photo! I am a wedding planner in the East Bay and so know many fantastic wedding photographers but I chose Joel and Cara for my wedding because of their warmth, care, and amazing photos - seriously their website/portfolio will take your breath away. They are easy to work with, very low stress yet completely professional and I recommend them to all of my brides and grooms. It poured rain on our wedding day which ruined the plans for our wedding, outdoor ceremony, etc but I never once worried that Joel and Cara would still make everything work. They dealt with the rain, dark shadows and bright colored lights that we had in our reception and the pictures turned out beautifully. If they were stressed at all they never let me know it and we simply had fun being around them.

They play a slideshow of pictures they have taken at your reception and the same slideshow is posted online the next day. Everyone at our wedding loved that and it was such fun for us to look at also. They had our pictures to us in six weeks which is amazing considering some of my brides do not get theirs for six months. 

I highly recommend this special husband and wife team - you will not be disappointed!”

    ~Alicia, Pleasanton, CA

  • “Flory Photo is simply amazing!!!

 Both husband and wife team, Joel and Cara, are extremely talented at what they do. They bring so much of their own style to the photography which makes the images unique, stylish, and unforgettable!! My wedding day was just perfect and I felt that through every image that Joel and Cara took, they really just captured every important moment of my big day!! 

Not only do Joel and Cara have mad skills behind the camera, they are both incredibly amazing people and extremely easy to work with!

The most important thing for me when booking a photographer was that they didn’t try to control anything about the wedding day, making us take posed picture after boring posed picture. With Joel and Cara they were out of sight out of mind just capturing the candid moments as they happened.  

My wedding images were just beautiful and looked like they came out of a high-end fashion wedding magazine. The images were just effortless and unbelievable!  Most importantly I feel that their style is timeless, their unique approach will always be in style for years to come.”

    ~Valorie, Livermore, CA

  • “Joel and his wife, Cara photographed our wedding and did an amazing job! They Rock! We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants to capture a special occasion and all the memorable moments, feelings and emotions that go with that special day.

My husband (Eric) and I truly felt like Joel and Cara we part of the group, our friends for the day. They were very professional and strategic in capturing each moment, but at the same time you didn’t even realize they were photographing the event. They were diligent in getting all the photos we requested and then some. The slideshow that they presented during our reception was a special touch and one that all our guests greatly enjoyed.  The edit that they presented us with after was very well done, all the photos we would have selected ourselves. Still to this day, our family and friends continue to comment on how beautiful the pictures turned out, and how wonderful the photographers were. 

My husband and I live in New York and got married in CA. We didn’t have the luxury of meeting Joel and Cara beforehand. Everything was based on emails and phone conversations, but they made us feel extremely comfortable and confident that all things would work out. This was huge as you can imagine when planning a wedding from across the country.  It was important to Eric and I that we found a photographer that understood us, our energy and then in turn would be able to capture our special day, the memorable expressions and emotions and they sure did this.”

    ~Kristen, New York, NY