I always knew I wanted to be an artist. My parents were free-spirited artists and I was raised around art and design. You could say it is in my blood.
I never truly settle on one media. I tend to dabble in a bit of everything. Many art forms I have mastered include painting, drawing and illustration, digital photography, traditional and alternative process photography, sculpture, landscape art, culinary and pastry, and so much more.
Commissions upon request. Please see commissions page for more information.
"Joni captured some great photos! My husband and I are expecting our first baby and she got some great shots while we were on our Baby Moon in San Diego a few weeks ago. We met her at Coronado Beach on a beautiful day! She came very prepared with lots of ideas on different poses. She was warm and made us feel very comfortable while she captured pictures. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for maternity pictures or any other type of portraits. Thank you so much Joni!" - Sarah
"Joni did a phenomenal photo shoot for me last year for my Chinese Medicine-acupuncture and herbal practice. The quality of the photos is exquisite, she understands texture and mood. I was so happy with the results, that I even received a patient out of one of my business Instagram posts! If you want a talented, thorough, dedicated, accommodating and professional photographer who possesses true artistry, I would contact Joni. I was very satisfied with her work and would recommend her to anyone!" -Olivia
"We could not be happier with Joni's overall work. We found her at the last minute but was able to book us an appointment right away. She was easy to talk to and work with and she's really good at working with newborns especially with our little one. She had all kind of props she brought with her and catered to our requests. All our pictures turned out great and they were done within a week, just in time for the holidays. Thanks again Joni and it was a pleasure to work with you!" - Daisy
"I had Joni do both headshots and family portraits for me. I chose her out of about 6 that I was considering because out of all them, I liked the candid and natural style she captured her subjects. Before the shooting, she was explicit about what she does and what she would need from me (a Pinterest board of photos that fit my image). The actual shooting was fun and it shows in the photos. She was also responsive to my requests post-shooting. I was really happy to see the end results!! Her turn around time also felt very fast. Thank you, Joni!!" - Abbie
"This was my first time doing a photoshoot, and she showed me the ropes, plus gave me some quality edits. Definitely recommend her." -Sherman
"I have been a client of Joni’s twice! The first time she did our family portraits at Balboa Park and with my then two-year-old son running around and not sitting still (once), she was able to capture many smiling portraits and adorable candids. She was not afraid to get on the floor and in tight spaces to ensure she got great photos of my little one! Second time she did solo photos of my son in and around our home. Joni is very accommodating and has lots of patience when it comes to photographing little ones. She’s also got experience on how to get them to interact with her so they are always looking at the camera! She even was kind enough to take portraits of our Australian cattle mix dog and chihuahua! The dog portraits came out great!" - Joanna