Create Beauty, relieve suffering...

The slogan I live by.  Create and appreciate beauty in all forms.  Relieve suffering in those around you.  Spread enthusiasm for learning and living!  

joanne's story

It may seem superficial, but working in a 'nice' environment was essential to my happiness.  I used to work in manufacturing as a mechanical engineer, but being creative and visually oriented, dark manufacturing plants weren't a good fit.  So I went back to school for an MBA.  Business was a better choice, but children came along, and I left the corporate workforce to raise them.  

With children came the realization that they grow up fast - and I had the skills to freeze time, at least in photographs.  3 years and countless requests later, a business was born.  To the business I brought attention to detail, the skill to design and visualize photographic arrangements, and of course a 'good eye' for imagery.  Add to that the years of experience parenting 3 children, developing patience and the ability to put them at ease, and a successful new career was born.  

I shoot family portraiture and corporate events in East Cobb and the Greater Atlanta area.  My style is clean and colorful, and I like to use sunlight in family sessions.  Friends describe me as detail-oriented, easy to work with, calm, and a good listener.  

When not chasing children or working with clients, you can find me in the vegetable garden trying to grow the perfect heirloom tomato, or in the workshop building something out of wood.  

Member of WPPI, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International.