2016 Travel Sessions!



austin, texas: april 4-22

tulsa, oklahoma: may 31-june 1

kansas city, kansas: june 2-3

iowa city, iowa: june 5-6

minneapolis, minnesota: june 8-11

waupaca, wisconsin: june 12

indianapolis, indiana: june 18

cincinnati, ohio: june 20

nashville, tennessee: june 22-23

birmingham, alabama: june 24

new orleans, louisiana: june 25


we will be taking the above month long midwest road trip starting & ending in austin in june so if you happen to be along this route and are interested in an in-home session rather than one of these exact cities listed above please let me know so i can see about fitting it into the schedule if possible!

to reserve one of the available dates, please email joy@wildflowersphotos.com to secure the session & begin planning the details!  these dates are all open for either harvest sessions (full day sessions) or wildflower sessions (2 hours – sunrise or sunset sessions). sessions will be first come, first serve based on availability.



WORKSHOP currently open for registration:


for why & what i teach & all the other details please go here and read up.


AUSTIN, TEXAS –  march 4-6   -2 spots currently remaining for this workshop.

and coming soon… Indianapolis June workshop to be announced shortly!

all inclusive (lodging, meals, education & goodies… everything provided once you arrive at the venue).  these are intimate workshops limited to 15 women each.  workshop will begin at 6pm on day one and end at 10am on day three.     cost: $1850.

to register: click the workshop city above to pay the workshop’s 50% deposit (remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to workshop) & then please email joy@wildflowersphotos.com to complete registration.



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Six full hearts in Hawaii.

“We lose ourselves in the things we love, we find ourselves there, too.” -Kristin Martz




This beautiful mama, Alea, wrote a little background as to the reason for this session and their specific location choice. Here are her warm words…


“I don’t know what Heaven is going to look like. But there is a part of me that believes that Heaven will look different to each one of us. God has designed our hearts so unique from the other which is why are heart’s stirrings are uniquely our own.

My husband and I met in college and we found our common ground was a love for Hawaii, and its beautiful islands. How we loved the mountains, the ocean, and the places where the two meet. Hawaii was a place for each of us where our hearts grew and we truly discovered the beauty of our creator. Since then, he and I have traveled back to Hawaii as a place to find rest, sanctuary, adventure, romance, beauty and a reminder of our one wild precious life.

We had longed to bring our four girls across the pacific, so they too, could see a part of their parent’s hearts. So, we planned, we packed, and we went. We wanted the girls to dive into the culture and experience it fully, so we stayed for 5 weeks. It was incredible to wake up each day with the anticipation of what was in store. We hiked down crazy trails, we had to be really brave, we swam with the fish, searched for sea turtles, climbed down rocks, jumped in waterfalls, took naps in the sand, made friends with strangers, ate tons of shave ice, put flowers in our hair, surfed the waves, traveled through off beaten paths, ate pineapples, and mangos, and guava, some right off the tree, and watched the sun set over the horizon, and soaked it all up, with hearts full, ready to do it all again the next day. It was truly an adventure, and one that I hope my girls will be able to look back and remember how their parents took a risk to allow them to experience.

The place for this session was a place off the beaten path that my husband and I had found when he and I had come out to celebrate our ten year anniversary and where we renewed our vows. It was special to us, and we so thankful to share it with our girls. All our loves in one beautiful place. Joy captured such treasures for us, and gave us such beautiful reminders of our summer under the palm trees.   – Alea”





“Every day God invites us on the same kind of adventure. Its not a trip where He sends us a rigid itinerary. He simply invites us. God asks what it is He’s made us to love, what it is that captures our attention, what feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made. And then, leaning over us, He whispers, “Let’s go do that together.” -Bob Goff


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