YC Photography

"I just capture the images. The beauty is there, everywhere." YC


Janine Suggett

 Where do we begin. We came across Yrsina in our very own community of Allied Gardens. After watching her coach Volleyball in our community, giving countless hours of her time and dedication we quickly knew she was someone special with a huge heart. 

We quickly learned that she is a woman of many talents and photography is one of them. I am a firm believer that photos are lasting memories to cherish for a lifetime. So of course when she mentioned she was running a holiday special and we are a family on a budget this was my opportunity to see what she was all about. 

She managed to bring out the best in all of us capturing natural smiles all around. The comfort level that she commanded put my little ones at ease. She took the time to break the ice before her cameras even came out of her bag. It does not matter the event or the location we have always been truly impressed with what shots she has captured. My once little ones are now grown teenagers, mini adults and still to this day get over the top excited to be behind the lens of our photography and now friend Yrsina Colangelo

Mayra Ramírez

Best photographer in town!! I'm so thankful to my friend for recommending Yrsina to us for our engagement pictures back in 2014 after our former photographer cancelled on us last minute! She was able to add us on her busy schedule right away & from there we fell in love with her work and her!

 She's professional, a perfectionist, loving, funny & the best part a listener! She listens to what you want and gives you all the ideas for the best session! We don't consider her just a photographer she is now our family friend and will never change her for anyone!! I highly recommend her! 

She has done our engagement session, my bridal shower, our daughter's first bday, Christmas family session and just recently our newborn baby session!!! we can't wait to have her capture more memories! She is simply The Best!

Alan Borowiec: President, Golden Star Construction

Dearest Yrsina, I wanted to take this time to try and explain in writing my gratitude for the work you did on the photography for my firm.  I can not believe the hours and time you gave in understanding exactly what I was trying to achieve and to be able to display the work we do at Golden Star is not easy to achieve in a photograph.  All of my clients were amazed and delighted to see their homes displayed in the slide show and photo gallery album that you prepared for The Home Show in Del Mar.  

I use the slide show presentation as my official advertising medium and it really speaks for itself in the work I do for my clients which you captured in a very professional and appealing way. Thank you for your hard work and dedication towards the success of my company and I was more than happy to refer your company to several other companies I am affiliated with.

Veronica C.

Yrsina was our photographer for engagement photos and the day of the wedding in May 2019.

To begin with - Yrsina took the time to get to know us and our story so that she would be able to provide the best services possible.  She asked questions about our relationship, what kinds of pictures we felt comfortable taking, what poses we liked, etc.  Then she took the time to teach us different poses (both for men and women) that would showcase our best features.

For the engagement session, she made suggestions of the kinds of outfits that would work well with the setting, the weather, and time of day.  She even brought a pop up changing room so changing outfits was completely comfortable and private.  

The best part: she was wonderful with our dogs.  We have two pups with lots of energy and personality.  She was able to retain their attention and captured fantastic pictures of us as a family.  The photos turned out fantastic and I was able to use some for my bridal shower.

On the day of the wedding Yrsina showed up early to the venue where me, the bridesmaids, and my mom were getting ready.  She captured pictures of the whole process, providing direction the whole time and making everyone comfortable and look great.  While she was working with us, her assistant was with the groom, groomsmen, and father of the bride capturing the process while they got ready for the ceremony.  

The wedding was in May and it rained!  Fortunately Yrsina planned ahead for this.  She asked us for a list of "must have" pictures (people we wanted to have pictures taken with).  She moved through the list quickly, capturing all the best moments before it started raining.  Throughout the reception she took loads of candids as well as posed pictures.  She captured moments that without her we would've missed completely.

Bottom line - we would recommend YC Photography for all events.  She is professional and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.

Melissa F.

Yrsina is an amazing photographer! I have had the privilege of knowing her for the past 12 years. She not only has been our go to photographer but an amazing family friend. Any time I've needed amazing photos she is the one I call. She is so energetic when taking your photos. During our family photo session she continued to make us laugh and feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. The best family photos our family has ever taken. She knows how to get the right angle to make you look your best. I have also used her for many of my high school sports teams. She knows what's best for the "badass" team look and the regular head shots. The shoots are always easy going and keeps the team moving which is great with high school kids. If you want an amazing photographer with a ton of experience this is your lady! I will continue to use her for more of my photo sessions and my team photos! Thanks for such an amazing experience Yrsina! 

Mike McSweeney

Yrsina sees the world through the lens of a Camera and her work really reflects this vision. She has an infections smiling and has a way of getting the shyest child to interact with her. I’d use her service again in a minute. 

Dr. Handler 

We have used YC photography for high school senior photos and business headshots. The owner has a great eye for detail, is very artistic and fun to work with. She is very energetic and dedicated to her craft using quality equipment. She also does maternity and newborn photos as well as events such as parties and weddings. She is highly dependable and reasonably priced. I recommend her highly!

Gabi Love

YC PHOTOGRAPHY took my sons senior pictures this year. I can't say enough about what a great experience it was! My son is not fond of being photographed and he was dreading it, but Yrsina made him so relaxed by being fun, and sometimes silly, yet totally professional. She gave us options and picked out a beautiful location which she made sure fit my sons personality and where he'd be comfortable. The pictures turned out amazing!!! That made it somewhat hard to choose which ones to use for announcements, but I figure that was a good thing! I would highly recommend YC PHOTOGRAPHY for any of your photo needs!! You will not be disappointed!

Haylee B.

Yrsina was our wedding photographer and she was amazing! She met with us beforehand to get all of our details and understand what we wanted. The day of she was very efficient and knew exactly how to help keep our crazy family under control and keep the focus on what she knew I wanted. Her techniques to make people smile and pay attention had me cracking up and it generated some of the most genuine smiles and happy moments on camera. She's very professional and down to earth and works so hard, I loved her!

Lisa C.

We were so pleased with the professionalism, creativity, and fun we had with our photographer, Yrsina Colangelo-Gomes with YC Photography recently. We booked Yrsina for two different sessions to take photographs of several of our Amazon products.  Yrsina was so patient with us and with our cat, who we used as a model inside our pet product that is an outside pet enclosure. Shooting the product in our front yard, Yrsina made some great suggestions for shots and was great handling our cat to make her feel comfortable so she could get the best shots to show off our product. We love the finished photographs and happy to share Yrsina's talent with others.  Don't tell my sons, but I already have their wedding photographer when they are ready!

Brielle B

I wish there was an option to give 10 stars because Yrsina deserves that and MORE! She deserves 10000 stars! Literally the best photographer. Not only does she know what she's doing, and she's great at her work, but she is also so much fun! She will make sure you get the best pictures!! She has done my pictures since I was in high school. 

My team photos, senior photos, college graduation, family photos, engagement photos, and most recently my wedding photos. Just WOWWW!! INCREDIBLE! She really has an eye for photography and I am so beyond happy to have her take all my photos! Our special day would not have been the same without her there to capture it! I've attached some of our wedding pictures. The photos will speak for themselves and you will see exactly why you NEED to have Yrsina take your photos! Next up will be baby photos, but not for a few years lol!

Karla V

I am event planner for an association and Yrsina at YC Photography has been taking photos at the association's events since 2013.  The events include black tie galas, award shows, and mixers ranging from 500 to 2,000 people.  

 I send her a list of moments and items I want captured throughout the evening and each and every time she gets me what I need and much more.  She is dedicated to the task at hand while being professional, reliable, friendly, and always on time.  She somehow captures all of the best moments and takes very complementary pictures of all our guests.   Additionally, she edits the photos in a very timely manner.  I highly recommend you secure Yrsina for your next event as she will go above and beyond for you.

Lauren S.

Dear Yrsina, I cannot thank you enough for the incredible photos you took at my son's birthday party!  While I was rushing around taking care of everyone’s needs you captured each and every moment of fun with your photography!  I was able to experience the laughter and smiles I missed at the party through your photos and then enjoy and re-live those moments again with my children. Thank you so much for capturing the day and giving me such wonderful memories to enjoy for years.