About me

Wollongong Photographer

Hi, I’m Joy. I’m a Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Wollongong and service the Sydney, Southern Highlands, Illawarra and South Coast areas.

I’m an artist, photographer, mother of two gorgeous little kiddos and a wife to an amazing man. Life can be pretty crazy when raising a young family and running a business but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I am so grateful that I get to have a family and also have my dream job, its having your cake and eating it too!!

I have lived in Wollongong for most of my life, but I have also been fortunate enough to live in & frequently visit Papua New Guinea as a child. It was quite the experience and I have so many beautiful memories from that time, the place, the people and fond memories of precious time spent with my family growing up.

I also have many fond memories of spending many a summer camping on the NSW South Coast, running wild, getting dirty feet and sandy hair. I can’t wait to be able to create some new memories like this with my own kids.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art and I still love to draw a little when I have some down time. I also love to crochet (yes like a little old grannie lol), I often feel like if I’m not creating something or being creative on a regular basis I’m not really living wholeheartedly. It’s important to me. It’s up there with breathing and eating. If I can’t somehow be creative my world falls apart.

And like a lot of busy mums out there I really like a great cup of coffee!! So now you’ve gotten to know a bit about me I’d love to get to know a bit about you. I’d love to meet with you for a good coffee or tea (tea is also up there on the list of things I can’t live without) and hear about you, your family, your wedding plans and your loves.

With gratitude

Joy xo

 

TESTIMONIALS

Joy, you were an absolutely pleasure to work with. Our first photographer fell through and we stumbled across you. How happy we are that fate happened and we met ! Your work is unreal , and you are so cool to shoot with. Thank you for being so lovely and personal with us , we can't wait to have you photograph us when we have a family.

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Tegan & Louise

Joy was the perfect choice as our wedding photographer. We knew as soon as we met Joy that her style matched our vision for our wedding and wanting photos that were real and in the moment and not staged or put on. Joy was easy and professional to deal with in the lead up to the wedding. On the day Joy was a dream photographer - capturing our wedding and our celebration perfectly and supporting us even when we were being fussy brides! Thanks Joy for being everything we wanted in a photographer and for the amazing photos.

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Nicole & Darrin

Words can not express how we feel looking at the beautiful images captured of our family. From the bottom of our hearts, we are so appreciative for the beautiful images you have created. We have very few family photos of all four of us. We feel so lucky to not only have stunning photos of us, but photos that perfectly capture our little family, and the bond that we share. Thank you so much Joy for producing such amazing photos!! And thank you so much for making the experience enjoyable and fun!!!!

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FEATURED

I recently entered the Capture Magazine’s Top Emerging Photographers Competition for 2017 and received a “Highly Commended” award for my Portrait portfolio and a “Commended” award for my Wedding Portfolio. I am so very proud of my achievement. There were over 800 portfolios entered into the awards. My work reached the short list for both categories and my portrait portfolio was included in at least one of the Judge’s top 5 portfolios.

My work has also been featured on the very popular Looks Like Film blog a number of times and was also featured in their 2016 Artists of the year, you can visit that article here.