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Art by Joni Conner
Art by Joni Conner
  • Bio

    I always knew I wanted to be an artist.


    My mother was a painter/jewelry & graphic designer and my father was a painter. I was raised around art and design and was taught at an early age who Picasso and Dali were.

    As a child, I was classically trained in drawing and painting. My first love was painting but I also dabbled in photography.

    At university, I honed my painting skills but everything changed when I was exposed (pun intended) to film photography. I discovered so many inspiring photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, and of course Annie Leibovitz, just to mention a few. I became obsessed, at first incorperating alternative process photography into my paintings until finally focusing exclusively on camera work. I knew instantly that I had found my calling.

    I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Studio Art; emphasis on painting and photography. I soon began teaching digital photography at a local high school until going it alone as a full-time photographer in 2011.

    These days, I can be found locally with my husband, two wild human children, and five cuddly chicken children. To me, my work isn't just pretty pictures; it is an art form. I view each project as a new opportunity to create artful portraits that are professional, affordable, and beautiful. I love constantly learning and experimenting with new ideas and opportunities!

    Serving all areas of San Diego! Travel upon request!