About Joanna

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My name is Joanna, I am wife to James of 11 years and mother to three awesome children, Jacob aged 7, and twins Ayden and Annalyn whom are 2.  I’ve had a passion for photography for many years.  It wasn’t until my son Jacob was born on January 25th, 2008 that I really started thinking about pursuing my passion for photography that I had always had.  When my precious bundle arrived I didn’t want to miss a moment or a memory of his life.  He is our miracle baby that took us over two years to conceive.  The first year of motherhood can be tough, causing you to have to put your passions aside momentarily. By January 2009, things became easier as a mother, and my son was this happy, energetic, soon-to-be toddler.  At his first birthday, I tried to capture this treasured celebration with my basic point-and-shoot Olympus camera. After reviewing the photos, I was very disappointed in them (blurry, missed shots, etc.).  At this point, I told myself I was ready to pursue my dream.  I didn’t want to miss another beautiful occasion such as this.  I was on a mission…

I started by selling odds and ends to save up for my first DSLR camera. After 5 months of saving and researching the pros and cons of each camera out there, I was ready to make my first purchase.  My first camera was my precious Nikon D90.  After much research and studying photography, I started to jump right into doing free shoots for people for over a year to get the experience I needed.  I have amazed myself over time, at how my photography has grown, and how much I’ve learned.  I feel I have this natural ability to take in the beauty of photography, listen, analyze, and then put into action great works of art.  I have no doubt this is what I was meant to do with my life.  This is all still a learning process, as I feel every photographer has one more thing to learn.  I upgraded to my full-frame Nikon D700 three years ago, and it’s really allowed me so much more creativity and lighting techniques.  I strive to offer quality pictures at an affordable price, as I remember when I couldn’t afford all the beautiful photography out there when I wanted to so badly.  I will always keep my prices low.  I truly love what I do, and the reaction I get from my clients when they see their pictures is truly priceless.  I hope I am blessed to have the opportunity to capture you and your family’s precious moments in life.

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My beautiful family.