Hi, I’m Joanne, a Wedding & Portraiture Photographer based in Dundrum, Co Down. I live with my husband David and our two children and our golden lab Bella. A typical day for us, when not working, is spent on the beach with the dog or walking in the Mournes and almost always followed by a trip to one of the many coffee shops!
I have always had a passion for photography but after spending a lot of years backpacking around the world, I wanted to capture it all.....the faces of the tribespeople, their culture, the beautiful scenery, the hardship, the poverty, the curiosity of some of the children. I got to meet so many interesting people from all walks of life and I really fell in love with documenting all of this through my camera. The pictures were never very technically good, as I wasn't a trained photographer but I still now sit and look back on those images which bring back so many amazing memories of a very carefree time in my life which was my deciding factor in becoming a professional photographer.
So I trained as a press photographer and after my first Wedding decided thats the area I wanted to be in.
When I'm photographing a couple's Wedding, my aim is to document their unique story by capturing their love, laughter and raw emotion through my images in an honest way. To capture the 'in-between' moments that happen in that split second. I really want to create a set of images that are timeless and my couples are proud to showcase in their beautiful handcrafted Italian albums for everyone to see and when some of the people are no longer in their lives, they have these beautiful memories of their special day.
I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by mountains, the sea and forest parks, where I spend a lot of my time photographing families. I also have a studio for my newborn photography and smaller family shoots.
My favourite quote, which I find is very apt for the type of job that I have chosen:
'Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.'