You can be Gorgeous at 30, Fantastic at 40 , Fabulous at 50
& amazing for the rest of your life!
EMPOWERING AND CELEBRATING WOMEN
THROUGH PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY
Based in Northern Virginia, serving clients nationwide and worldwide.
Helping you feel and look gorgeous, confident, empowered…
Women tend to be natural nurturers who care for everyone regularly but sadly not for themselves. I have dedicated a large part of my business to empowering women so that they can share more happiness with their loved ones. My clients say that this experience is more than creating portraits, it is beauty therapy.
I believe that everyone is uniquely beautiful and that everyone has something they don’t like about themselves. As a photographer it is my mission and responsibility to bring out your best features, which you might not see often. The beauty portraits that I create are designed to help you feel and look gorgeous, confident, empowered. The session will change the way that you look at yourself forever.
All of the clients you see here look like super model or cover girl, but they are not models. They had no special knowledge or training of how to work for the camera except what I instructed them at their session. All of them are like me and you, everyday moms, sisters, wives and daughters, who need delicate coaxing and care to bring out their confidence.
The ‘same day transformation’ photos show our everyday look and then transformation look. Note that it is not necessarily all about the hair and makeup, but rather about the complete experience; being properly posed, lit with quality light, personally styled and professionally edited portraits that show the models best, inside and out.
It is all about ‘EXPERIENCE’! Untamed femininity, expect the unexpected.
More about my personal story is here…
Creative portrait commission starts at $250.
Collections start at $1500.
Our clients invest an average of $2500-$5000 on their custom portrait experience with luxury print products included.
We offer studio and on location sessions…including beauty, mother daughter, maternity, children, teen & high school senior, and extended family sessions.
Working with Joy for my dance portraits was absolutely wonderful! I felt like she worked both of our visions together during the entire process, resulting in the creation of exquisite art that captured the essence of being a dancer from the emotion to the elegant grace.
Excellent, highly skilled photographer, very knowledgeable & easy to work with. I am already booked to use her service again as we loved our photos so much.
5 starts all the way!
Joy was such a pleasure to work with. I can’t rave enough about how extraordinarily talented she is. Her artistic abilities and immense knowledge about how to produce beautiful photos along with her ability to provide clear direction during the shoot created some of the most amazing photos for us. Highly recommend! Thank you, Joy!
I would like to tell everyone about the incredible experience. Each time I work with Joy, I have given her complete control and trust in what we are creating together….she has exceeded my wildest hopes each time. The experience is not only perfect from the final product but the process is enlightening, fun, candid and empowering!
It took a lot for me to do this and feel comfy in my own skin but Joy made me feel at ease. It’s nice to know that curvy girls can look and feel beautiful too! I’m hopeful it will be a memorable Christmas present for my fiancé.
My daughter had her high school senior portraits taken by Joy. The entire experience was wonderful, and provided memories that will be a part of our family for a long time. It was important to Joy to meet with us, and get to know us, and then, she was available when we were shopping for wardrobe items. The portrait session was comfortable and fun! And the end products, the portraits, were fabulous!
Thank you Joy!
…I felt as though I was a fashion model during my photo shoot. It was so much fun to experience the pampering from getting my hair done and make-up by Johanna to having a glass of wine and lunch during a break from the photo session. Once my photos were taken, Joy added our girls and Roy to the session. She had us constantly laughing and cherishing every moment together. I could not imagine what we would see at the day of the reveal and to order our prints
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THANK YOU JOY!!!! Thank you for an amazing experience of having my beauty portraits. I have never met anyone quiet like you. You have an unbelievable ability to see a vision and make it come to life. You made me look and feel beautiful beyond my expectations. I was unsure and a little nervous about having my beauty portrait done. Right away you told me what to expect, calmed my fears and made me feel completely comfortable. I now know what it feels like to be a princess.
We recently did a dance photo session with Joy for our daughter. From start to finish, this was such an amazing experience. Joy took so much time to talk with us before hand regarding outfit selection and explaining what would work best and what wouldn’t. She also asked my daughter many questions about her favorite outfits, etc to make sure that she was excited about the outfits chosen. The day of the session, her hair and make up were done and looked fantastic. Joy was able to capture such amazing pictures that also captured my daughter’s personality perfectly. The finished pictures and entire experience were truly works of art that we will treasure forever.