Hi! I'm Joni and I can't wait to work with you!
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 love to create!
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 became obsessed, at first incorporating alternative process photography into my paintings until finally focusing exclusively on camera work. I knew instantly that I had found my calling. I was inspired by photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Avedon, and of course Annie Leibovitz. I would attempt to emulate their styles in my undergraduate work.
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.
To me, my work isn't just pretty pictures; it is an art form. I view each project as a new opportunity to collaborate with my clients to create artful portraits that are professional, affordable, and beautiful. I love constantly learning and experimenting with new ideas and opportunities!
I serve all areas of San Diego! Travel upon request!