I'm so happy you're here. I'm a photographer who loves classic imagery but i love keeping up with modern trends and of course, the days of stiff poses and cheesy looks are long gone. Well I hope they are!
Most of my work is candid, with a little extra direction if you need it. I know I did on my wedding day. I want you to look like rock stars on your day so I'm always going the extra mile, making sure you're having the time of your lives because that is the secret recipe for amazing images - nothing really replaces a genuine smile.
When I'm not photographing, you'll find me at home in Geelong with my 3 year old son and my husband, catching up with friends, and planning my next trip or home project. I have amazing memories of my own wedding day (2011) but lots of the memories start to fade after a while (you won't think they will on the day but trust me). Looking back on my own wedding photos, I feel really transported back to getting ready with my friends in my old house, seeing my beloved dog there, and reliving the excitement every time I open my album. Thats what I want for you too.
Hi, I'm joanne
I'm the first to admit I was worried about my own wedding photos. Although I had dreamed of being a winner in the Dolly Covergirl contest when I was 12, alas no modelling career ever eventuated (ha ha) Being in front of the camera was extremely daunting and that was only me. My fiance was also not really into getting his photo taken.
I believe the best images come from having a good time. I'm a friendly presence on your day but I am mostly photographing in the background, photojournalistic style. This changes when we switch to family photos as that requires a lot more control.
In getting to know my couples, I know if they're going to dance in front of the camera or be a bit shy or self conscious like me. But you are 100% covered either way - I'll never leave you standing there feeling awkward.
ou may be wondering what sort of person you will actually be spending most of your wedding day with? Here's a bit more about me and what to expect from me on your day!
A Look into my
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I try to take a lot of photos of my little guy Conor but before I know it, a few months have gone by and all I have is Iphone photos. I'm really trying to get out a couple of times a year and grab a few shots like this! We haven't taken him overseas as yet but we do venture to Noosa a fair bit.
My cheeky 3 year old
My Favorite Things
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Creating travel memories is the best. My favourite place I've been to is Paris, but I also loved Venice, Isle of Islay, Prague, Nashville, Sante Fe and New York. Noosa also holds a special place in my heart, being where I first holidayed straight from school and never wanted to leave. Now we have Conor we're looking at Noosa, Fiji, and maybe Gold Coast. Travelling with small kids is not for the faint hearted!
Exploring new places
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I've always loved reading, but lately I'm obsessed! I'm in Facebook groups (the new sort of book clubs), my kindle is usually with me and I love the distraction from screens when you read a real book. I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly and his Bosch character.
i usually have a few books on the go at once
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I've always had a dog and my two rescue Pomeranians have been with us for over 10 years. They have totally opposite personalities and love nothing more than being at home and snuggling.
my furry babes
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I think I may love interiors shows more than anything else. My guilty pleasure is Selling Houses, Love it or List It, The Home Edit and The Block. Most days my own house has toys strewn around and I would never have a white couch - but I still love decorating a small corner or a bedroom.
"OMG - we are in love with our album. It's a piece of art we treasure. Our whole experience with Joanne was wonderful. She made us both feel so relaxed in front of the camera and thats the thing the thing I noticed in our photos - we both look so natural. 100% recommend Joanne to anyone." Shay & Mark
Working with Joanne was wonderful and we had an absolute ball. She was a gem to find for our wedding photography. We could not be happier." Emily & George