MY NAME IS JOY,
i am a mama to four... gracie, brandon, clementine and mabel. i am a wife to a good man, donny, we live in the city (40 minutes outside los angeles) but like to pretend we are in the country with our chickens in the backyard, a garden full of veggies and a yarn covered tree in our front yard with a hammock underneath. we don’t take ourselves too seriously. we yearn for the simple life, made up of bare feet running through tall grass, sheets drying on a line, sitting on the porch enjoying good music, hearty conversation and a lot of giggling. i like to pull the feeling of that into my photography. when i photograph families, i like to observe them in their “happy place”.
as a photographer, i love to see how people love each other. if i photograph you, i will ask you to play. i will ask you real questions. i will look for the thing in you that puts a sparkle in your eye. i may ask you to sing so come prepared with a good song. even in your pretty photo shoot clothes, i want to see who you really are in your heart... when you are just yourself in your sweats and in your happy place.
i am so excited to meet you.