My name is Anna Joy. I’d love to share a little bit of my journey with you, and I hope I will get the opportunity to get to know you and your journey as well. If we meet, I'll probably have a cup of coffee or my camera in hand!
I have been in love with photography for as long as I can remember! My dad is in film production, so at an early age I picked up the camera. I remember the first time I took a photo thinking, "I want to do this for the rest of my life!” I grew up on a beautiful farm in the Pacific Northwest with a large family of 11 (both biological and adopted siblings). There were lots of adventures and plenty of opportunity to explore photography as a hobby.
My family moved to Kona, Hawaii and I did a Discipleship Training School with YWAM. I traveled to India and continued to grow in a love for taking photos. After a few years in Hawaii I moved to Pasadena, California where I met and fell in love with my husband. After becoming a mom, I was home full time and found my camera stuffed away. I pulled it out and began capturing my darling daughter. I would post photos here and there and soon I had friends asking me to do their family, maternity and baby photos.
After moving back to the Pacific Northwest, in Bellingham, Washington, I found myself wanting to focusing more on capturing the beautiful love between a couple. I love raw, candid photos - less posing and more fun! Photography started out as a hobby and soon grew into a passion - a passion to capture moments and create memories! Sessions with me are fun, I will help you feel comfortable in front of the camera (I've been the one on the other side of the camera before, I know how it can be!) We will have fun, laughing and dancing and me capturing you being you!
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Anna Joy Photography is so worth the investment!
"Working with Anna Joy Photography was one of the best wedding decisions I made. My husband and I chose to have a destination wedding, and Anna made me feel at peace about choosing an out of state photographer throughout the whole planning process. She made me feel cared for and valued as she checked in frequently and asked personal questions to be able to capture our love story the best. On top of being a great communicator, Anna made me and husband feel comfortable as she photographed both our engagement session and wedding day! She invested in getting to know us as a couple and was able to read our comfort level throughout our time together. She provided timely service and updates. Most importantly, she took the most AMAZING photos! You can see the heart Anna has for photography as she captures every detail so perfectly. If you are looking for a talented, personal, and superb photographer to capture special moments in your life, I would hands down recommend using Anna Joy Photography!" - Morgan + Jose
Working with Anna was one of my BEST wedding-day decisions!
"Anna is professional but SO nice and friendly, her editing is AWESOME, and whatever software and equipment she has, she sure knows how to work it. Everything from her angles and eyeballing great photos to making my pre-ceremony shoot a NON-stressful experience, she set a great tone for my wedding day and has given me the gift of a lifetime: perfect wedding photos. Thank you SO much, Anna Joy Photography!” - Annie + Tim
"Love, love, love Anna's work! She did our newborn photos and it was such a great experience, a very relaxed and intimate experience! Not to mention that she delivered our photos SO fast. We are definitely having her do more photos for our family in the future!!" - Brianna
"I highly recommend Anna as your family photographer! Our 2 (almost 3 year old) is in the stage of not wanting his picture taken, but! Even with him constantly running from the camera, Anna was still able to capture beautiful and magical pictures of our family of four that I know we are going to treasure for a long time!" - Anastasia
"Anna brought out the very best features in 3 year old Bryson and the pictures were absolutely incredible! Bryson responded very well to Anna right away and you could tell he really liked her and was having fun along with over 100 poses! She was very prompt in getting the pictures to us and you really could not beat her prices and quality!" - Jackie
"Anna did an awesome job engaging our three kids in a family photo shoot, even convincing our littlest stinker to smile. The shoot was easy and fun and the images she captured were amazing. Highly recommend her work!" - Nicole