My name is Joan Emily. I was born and raised in Ohio and besides photography, I love to do anything creative and adventurous. I am an avid hiker and explorer and planning to travel even more. I love to read and a huge film buff. I do not care for cooking, but enjoy baking (maybe because I have a HUGE sweet tooth).

I love being an aunt and sister, so much so that I went out and found some honorary brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces. 

But if you couldn't tell... my faith is everything to me. My identity, His love. My purpose, His light. Mary and the saints guide me every day. And I pray for all of my clients; past, present and future.

A Few Things About Me...

I received my first camera from my grandmother when I was 12-years-old. I have been hooked ever since...

I love to travel. I used to learn and read and gobble up everything about the world which as St. Therese of Liseaux said was the ship which brings us home.

I am a lover of color... all color... light and color fascinate me. Even as a child, I would constantly try to 'catch the light'.

I love crazy, loud and colorful earrings, but surprisingly, my choice in necklaces is rather conservative. I don't get it either...

I have a collection of graphic tees that I absolutely love and want to expand. But I (clearly) also love a pretty dress.

I have a life goal of visiting all 63 National Parks. I have been to four so far...

The GOAT movie is "Casablanca"... period. :)

I hate the taste of coffee, I like my chocolate (super) dark and my favorite food is cheeseburgers. And I believe pumpkin anything is overrated.

Ranch dressing is a staple in my home.



"Joan is a joy to work with and an excellent photographer! In the last few years, she has taken our engagement photos, wedding photos and a number of portraits. With each experience, Joan brings both a high degree of quality and professionalism, as well as an air of spontaneity and fun that really brings her work to life. We've made many precious keepsakes with her pictures so far, and we look forward to working with Joan for many future occasions!"

—Michael & Maria

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