My Name Is Joi And I’m A Photographer

Welcome! 

Thanks so much for taking a peek at my blog. I’m so grateful for your interest in my photography and I hope this entry can give you a better idea of what it’s like to work with me. So if something here speaks to you, don’t be a stranger and contact me (: 

Photography for me is not only a form of personal expression - it is a way to be of service to others. At Rochester Institute of Technology, I majored in advertising photography. I focused on what I believed to be fashion photography: models in fairytale settings dressed in whatever fantastical clothing I can come with. I told visual stories like cotton candy spun from my head, plucking out inspiration from one of my favorite books or even from religious stories (I grew up Catholic). 

In addition to a degree, I accumulated some debt and a loving husband, both of which I’m stuck with…the first one I’m actively trying to shed. After graduating, I worked in photography productions and the editorial publication industry in New York City. Later, I moved to the Bay Area to begin married life. It was there that I began my portrait photography business. 

Now I’ve settled down in the Austin area and I’m so excited to meet more amazing people who call this part of Texas home. I photograph people: professional portraits (for LinkedIn, artist/actor/author headshots) and personal pictures (social media, dating profiles, holiday cards, or just because why not?!). I also photograph families, pets, families with their pets and toddlers. Whimsy and fun are my specialties. I have an eye for candid smiles and natural expressions.

If any of this resonates with you, don’t hesitate to reach out through this form or emailing me directly at joi@joiong.com

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