Hey there, Darlin’
I’m Joy Maura and my passion is to create unforgettable experiences
for the women and couples who put their trust in me and my brand.
Let’s be real – there are a sh*t ton of photographers out there who
take pretty pictures just as there are many brands who sell pretty
things. But I want to do more than take pretty pictures and peddle
I want meaning, value, and purpose associated with your images.
I want the process behind it to be just as, if not more, important than
the finished product: your beautiful black book of photographs,
or your wedding gallery and leather bound love story.
For the modern woman:
I believe women should exist in photos, photos of themselves that
they love and cherish. Life tends to give us many reasons to feel less
than beautiful. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed in the daily hustle,
to disconnect with our inner goddess and in a way to forget who we
are. I’m here to help you with that.
Your prescription: A first class photoshoot experience.
I want this to revivify and reconnect you with yourself.
I want to give you another reason to love your body, to
respect and to appreciate not just the utility of it, but to
highlight your sovereignty as an individual;
your beauty, grace and grit.
Come as you are.
Fill your cup.
Celebrate your resilience.
For the modern couple:
You love on your own terms.
You set your own traditions.
you are rebels with a cause: one another.
You are choosing an intentional, intimate exchange of commitment or
vowel renewal and you would like someone there to treat it with the
same level of appreciation and respect as the more traditional
Whether on a mountain top or at your local courthouse I am here to
guide you through a day dedicated to your commitment to each other.
I believe elopements matter and deserve just as much hullabaloo as
your average 50+ person wedding. I’m here to be your trail guide,
elopement planner, friend, photographer and third wheel on your big
day. I take only a handful of intimate weddings/elopements a year,
this allows me more time to help you create a one-of-a-kind
I’m high touch, no, not in a creepy molester sort of way – in the over
communicative, lay it all out on the line, let you know what is up and
how I work so that you don’t question a thing – sort of way. Clarity is
I’m all about Quality over Quantity – I do not over book myself; I
am NOT the less for less sort of photographer. I like to spend time
getting to know my clients, building a relationship and earning their
trust. This is an intentional process and I am here to create first class
experiences and tangible works of art.
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