I hired Joy to take some one on one photos of me. I am usually very camera-shy, but ended up having so much fun. Joy knows what she is doing and so subtly made me feel very comfortable. I loved the gorgeously edited photographs too. It was definitely a 2 part process – the fun of having the photos taken and the delight of going over the images later on. I cannot recommend Joy enough!
– Jolene Bertoldi (One on One Portraiture Cape Town)
Joy has conducted a number of photo shoots for our family, all of them providing an exhilarating and inspirational glimpse back into who we are and where we come from. In December 2011, she did the shoot for our wedding and the results were beyond all expectations. From the intimacy of the ceremony on our balcony at home with our family; to the wild, rugged serenity of the Cape Point Road windmill shoot; to the edgy, flamboyant NYC cab shoot on a long, tree-lined road; she captured every moment to perfection.
Joy’s photography not only captures the essence of the moment, but also the essence of who or what she is photographing. Her photos tell a story. They capture the underlying emotion of what she shoots, a rare artistic gift. And, her reserved, yet directional approach ensures that anyone, anywhere will feel comfortable having their photo taken. We would recommend Joy’s photography to anyone, anywhere, no matter how big or small an assignment.
-Jay & Angie Bell (Wedding Photography Cape Town)
Joy encouraged me and my husband Phil to have some casual photographs taken together to mark his 50th birthday. Phil is useless when it comes to having any patience when having his phot taken. Joy was amazingly creative in her ideas and the uniqueness of locations that it made it really fun and easy to do. Her photos and editing made for some awesome pictures that I’ve been approached by an artist to paint them. A wonderful idea and a great fun experience shared with my husband. Thanks Joy for sharing your gift.
Gina Smith (Couple Photography Cape Town)
We contracted Joy to take lifestyle shots for our newly rebranded ugg boots. Joy was tasked with finding locations, working with various models (adults and children) over the course of 2 days. We gave Joy a rough brief and left the rest up to her. The outcome was better than we could have anticipated. We ended up with so many great shots which we have since used on our marketing material, social media pages and exclusively on our website. We would have no hesitation working with Joy again or recommending her for lifestyle website photography. Thanks Joy.
– Carbon South Africa Team (Website Photography Cape Town)
I have been privileged enough to have the opportunity to shoot with Joy-Anne twice so far. What a professional. She has a natural way of making the models feel comfortable immediately. Little jokes, a sense of humor and the most incredible imagination when it comes to ideas for the photos.
I love shooting with Joy, and knowing she will start working on the photos that day and that you’ll have them before having to ask her crosses your mind. Joy’s work is truly beautiful. She captures unforgettable moments. And shows every ounce of emotion in each photo. You can see she is absolutely passionate about photography. I can recommend her to any models, families or couples for any occasion.
I hope you, too get the opportunity to fall in love with her work.
-Lisa Harrison, Model (One on One Portraiture Cape Town)
We asked Joy to take some family photos for us – she was so relaxed and accommodating with our 2 and 4 year old and even though they were all over the place and couldn’t sit still (!) she still managed to get amazing photos that we are so happy with. I’d love to get Joy to do family photos for us each year so that we have professional photos of the kids growing up. Thanks Joy, it was a fun morning
Kim Edwards (Family photography Cape Town)
I have always admired Joy’s creative style of photography and was absolutely thrilled when she agreed to be our wedding photographer. Although I am not naturally comfortable in front of the camera, Joy was able to put me completely at ease throughout the photo shoot. I was absolutely delighted with the photos and many people have told me how much they loved the style and editing. I love the way that Joy captured our personality within the photos and truly cannot recommend her highly enough. I really have received a ton of compliments and many of my friends have said that that is is the best wedding photography they have ever seen! Thank you so very much xxxxxxxxxx
Michelle and Ben Willshire, UK (Wedding Photography)