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familys • weddings • engagements

Eloquent moments

Catching authentic, real, and unposed family moments. Being creative in capturing people enjoying each other, interacting, and doing things they love.

Hi there, I'm Joanie

Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I have learned to appreciate its evergreen forests and beautiful coastal lines. With a passion for travel, I have also photographed some amazing locations in Paris, Greece, Italy, and several other countries.

I am a true lover of a good cup of coffee and value the authenticity of the simple things in life. Taking the time to enjoy a nice sunset and truly connect with others is what life is about.
I love to spend time at the Oregon Coast and Central Oregon with my husband and young son. I thrive on connecting with others and building a sense of community while enjoying everything Oregon has to offer.

​I look forward to connecting with you, and capturing your family doing what you love the most!!!

Storyteller, photographer, artist

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I love seeing rustic, unique architecture and being inquisitive about what is beyond the doorknob



capturing the purity and joy that children bring to our lives



a lover of a great latte paired with wonderful conversation



smelling the salty air and watching the waves is my happy place!

The Ocean


I like to make photography a casual, relaxed, and enjoyable experience and put families at ease. If your child isn't cooperating, that's okay! Lets just play, have fun and take photos! Below are a few things that I love. Do we have anything in common? I'd love to know!

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"We had such a fun, relaxed, and casual photo session with Joanie. She made it fun for the children and captured their personality with some beautiful images. This was the best experience we have had with professional photography".

- Kerrianne

"We had so much fun during our session with Joan, and it naturally made us feel at ease and made it fun for my boys. The moments she captured are priceless. I immediately had a canvas made to hang in my living room."

-Shay Copple

"Joan has captured all of our important family moments including my pregnancy and newborn photos. She has such a creative eye. I highly recommend her photography services."

-Mollie Finke

Absolutely best photographer! I don’t even know where to start. Joanie is the best and did an amazing job on our wedding day! I will use her for all photography and will refer all friends and family. She is super sweet, attentive and very professional, makes you feel very comfortable like you have known her forever. Being a business owner myself, she is hands down an amazing person to work with and I highly recommend her! Thanks so much!

​-Courtney Grab

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

- Aaron Siskind -

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