I try to cultivate a lush and quirky style, that brings out rich colors, rays of sunlight, and your unique personality!

My chief focus is that you're comfortable and having fun during our session! 
I seek to create candid and natural looking photos that will be treasured for years to come.

These are just some of my favorites over the years that will help you get a taste of my style
You can also visit joyshotsphotography.client-gallery.com for full galleries from weddings and other sessions. 
I'm always down for anything! Longacre of Appomattox
I'm always down for anything! Longacre of Appomattox
Let's chase a sunset together
Let's chase a sunset together
In-Home Lifestyle Session!
In-Home Lifestyle Session!
These are the photos I live for.
These are the photos I live for.
Love working at Mountain Ridge in Rustburg, VA.
Love working at Mountain Ridge in Rustburg, VA.
Sometimes you needn't look farther than your front porch for a photo location.
Sometimes you needn't look farther than your front porch for a photo location.
Old Pate Chapel, Lynchburg, VA
Old Pate Chapel, Lynchburg, VA
Furry friends are always welcomed.
Furry friends are always welcomed.
Spend quality time together and I'll snap away.
Spend quality time together and I'll snap away.
Old City Cemetary Wedding
Old City Cemetary Wedding
Travelling around the US. Wedding in Western NY.
Travelling around the US. Wedding in Western NY.
<3 <3 <3
<3 <3 <3
Thanks for supporting small, local business!
Thanks for supporting small, local business!
Happy to drive up to the mountains with you.
Happy to drive up to the mountains with you.
Preparing with all your friends around! We won't miss a moment.
Preparing with all your friends around! We won't miss a moment.
Each year I offer a senior ambassador program. Watch for info in August/September.
Each year I offer a senior ambassador program. Watch for info in August/September.
Themed session!? Yes please! Orange, VA
Themed session!? Yes please! Orange, VA
Wedding in Avon, NC
Wedding in Avon, NC
Yes! We do offer maternity.
Yes! We do offer maternity.
Even the littlest bridal party members get attention.
Even the littlest bridal party members get attention.
Don't worry. I'll get serious photos too.
Don't worry. I'll get serious photos too.
Wedding Party at Gauntlet Golf Club in Stafford, VA!
Wedding Party at Gauntlet Golf Club in Stafford, VA!
Photos that make you feel everything about the moment over and over.
Photos that make you feel everything about the moment over and over.
Your memories deserve to be captured!
Your memories deserve to be captured!
Newborn, Spotsylvania, VA
Newborn, Spotsylvania, VA
Let's hike in the grass and have fun! Lynchburg, VA
Let's hike in the grass and have fun! Lynchburg, VA
The little details are so important to your big day.
The little details are so important to your big day.
Senior Session, Forest, VA
Senior Session, Forest, VA
HURRAY! Lynchburg, VA
HURRAY! Lynchburg, VA
Love working with Robin Dreeke of The People Formula!
Love working with Robin Dreeke of The People Formula!
Love the delicate detail shots.
Love the delicate detail shots.
Professional Headshots can be fun too! Richmond, VA
Professional Headshots can be fun too! Richmond, VA
Special moments with everyone around!
Special moments with everyone around!
Catching every move on the dance floor.
Catching every move on the dance floor.
Now offering in-studio sessions for Lynchburg locals.
Now offering in-studio sessions for Lynchburg locals.
I aim for realism. . . including upside down books!
I aim for realism. . . including upside down books!
Soft kisses and silly grins are what I live for.
Soft kisses and silly grins are what I live for.
Contact me to see full wedding day galleries.
Contact me to see full wedding day galleries.
You don't have to be my family to be treated like you are!
You don't have to be my family to be treated like you are!
I'd love to freeze time for you!
I'd love to freeze time for you!
Old City Cemetary, Lynchburg, VA
Old City Cemetary, Lynchburg, VA
Mountain Ridge Venue, VA
Mountain Ridge Venue, VA
Even after 15 years of marriage you can take time out to get photos together.
Even after 15 years of marriage you can take time out to get photos together.
I'll be on the dance floor with you to capture every wild moment!
I'll be on the dance floor with you to capture every wild moment!
Yes, I do travel! This wedding was in Central MD!
Yes, I do travel! This wedding was in Central MD!
Snuggles are always a good idea!
Snuggles are always a good idea!
Let's just have fun!
Let's just have fun!
If you let me work with a vintage car, I might cry. Smith Mountain Lake.
If you let me work with a vintage car, I might cry. Smith Mountain Lake.
Dog pile! Lynchburg, VA
Dog pile! Lynchburg, VA
Let me show you how beautiful you are.
Let me show you how beautiful you are.
First looks are always your choice! No pressure here.
First looks are always your choice! No pressure here.
Flowers by Fleur, at Longacre of Appomattox
Flowers by Fleur, at Longacre of Appomattox
Family photos are so important!
Family photos are so important!
I love to laugh.
I love to laugh.
Anyone is welcome.
Anyone is welcome.
I will work to make sure your kids have a genuinely good time at any photo session!
I will work to make sure your kids have a genuinely good time at any photo session!
You tell me your priorities and I make sure to capture those!
You tell me your priorities and I make sure to capture those!
Paint throws are also one of my specialties! Would you try one?
Paint throws are also one of my specialties! Would you try one?
I might cry during your parent dances.
I might cry during your parent dances.
Unleash your inner queen.
Unleash your inner queen.
Sports Glamour session!
Sports Glamour session!
Suggest Sunflower fields and I will give you a hug!
Suggest Sunflower fields and I will give you a hug!
Special memories for everyone on the wedding day
Special memories for everyone on the wedding day
Wherever you are I'm happy to join you.
Wherever you are I'm happy to join you.
The most lovely winter wedding at Old Pate Chapel
The most lovely winter wedding at Old Pate Chapel
If it won't snow, I'll make it.
If it won't snow, I'll make it.
I'm happy to photograph you wherever you feel most comfortable.
I'm happy to photograph you wherever you feel most comfortable.
Product and brand photography is available at great rates!
Product and brand photography is available at great rates!
A touching Father Daughter Senior session.
A touching Father Daughter Senior session.
Family photos will actually be fun for the whole family.
Family photos will actually be fun for the whole family.
Let me document your journey.
Let me document your journey.
If you don't see the session type you need, contact me for a unique quote.
If you don't see the session type you need, contact me for a unique quote.
I offer very reasonable travel fees and discounts.
I offer very reasonable travel fees and discounts.
I even provide outfit suggestions and styling tips!
I even provide outfit suggestions and styling tips!
Keep your memories close with an in home session.
Keep your memories close with an in home session.
Lynchburg, VA
Lynchburg, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Fredericksburg, VA
Winridge Manor, Amherst, VA
Winridge Manor, Amherst, VA
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