Hi, I'm Joni! I’m a Southern California wedding photographer, obsessed cat mom, and lifelong vegetarian. I'm known for my constant laughter (seriously, it's constant), flowy dresses, and free-spirited travel habits. Spontaneity makes me feel the most alive and I love meeting new people (like you!)
I'm passionate about chasing warm weather, the environment, having experiences over things, and ordering dessert. I don't wear makeup, think hand-me-downs are the best, and dig a slow day in the sun.
I met my boyfriend, Vincent, in 2014 and we've been inseparable ever since! We spend our days playing with our kittens, planning surprises for each other and hitting the road for fun getaways!
Because my mother passed when I was young, photographs are how I came to know her. At every wedding I think about this, what photos have done for me, and how I could provide something just as special for my couples. I carry this with me to think about which photos might be precious to them later in life, to look for those subtle gestures of affection that naturally occur between two people deeply in love, or to find teary-eyed moments that may otherwise go unnoticed.
I want my couples to look at their wedding photos every year on their anniversary and be able to relive what the day felt like, how they loved each person that was there, and know that this first family heirloom will keep getting more and more valuable with time.
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I'm in my happy place living life on the road. I've been known to roam from state to state, road trip on a whim, live out of a carry-on (I pack really light), and even travel internationally on a day's notice. I can't wait to share an adventure together!
I booked with Joni because I love her humble, kind, and happy personality. Her work is exactly what I want hanging on the walls of my home or in a special album to share. Her photographs capture every emotion and she transforms that moment of your life into a true work of art. I love looking at all of them because they bring a smile to my face as I am literally taken back to that wonderful time in my life. Thanks to Joni I have that treasure to keep forever."