Hi, I'm Joey. Thanks for stopping by my site! I love to meet new people and hear all your fun and unique love stories. Let's grab a coffee and get to know each other better, but until then, here are some things that you should know about me.
I was born on the central coast of California, and moved to Ottawa when I was thirteen. A couple of years ago I moved with my own little family and now we live in the woods and marshes of Beckwith Township, just outside of Ottawa. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we now have two beautiful little daughters. I enjoy spending time outside with my family, snowboarding in the winter, water skiing in the summer, and teaching my two year old to do the same! Some of my favourite hobbies are perfecting and eating all kinds of Mexican foods, making as many lemon desserts as possible, and discovering unheard-of bands.
Photography is something I've been passionate about for many years and I love being able to share this passion with my wife as well. One of our favourite pastimes as a couple has been scouting out new locations and posing for many pictures together in front of our trusty tripod. Now that we have young kids, I understand even more the importance of capturing authentic and candid moments of our family life so that we can relive them over again.
This is one of the reasons why I love being a photographer so much. Your special day goes by so quickly in a whirl of excitement and emotion that you want to remember forever. My job is to capture beautiful photographs that will not only show you what your special day looked like, but will also help you to feel the happiness and excitement you felt again and again.
I have been taking wedding photos in the Ottawa area professionally since 2011. Since then, I have been honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s best wedding photographers by the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada (an organization that unites qualified wedding photographers across Canada) as well as the recipient of the first place, platinum award for the most unique wedding photo for two years in a row. My signature double exposure photographs have earned international recognition.
If you are looking for beautiful, authentic photographs that capture your emotions and memories from the most special moments in your life, drop me a line! Let's see how we can work together to capture these timeless memories for you.
WHAT COUPLES ARE SAYING ABOUT ME
“From the moment I met Joey I knew he was the right photographer for my wedding. His work displayed his talent and his personality and excitement showed his love for what he does. For our engagement photoshoot Joey captured beautiful shots regardless of the rain and fog. He even used the fog to our advantage to add the perfect feel to our shots. Having two days for our wedding, Joey pulled out all the stops and brought so much creativity to our shots. Joey was so easy to work with and always open to my ideas. No other photographer could have captured our memories the way that Joey did and we will cherish our pictures forever. I look forward to working with him again in the future.”
-Andrea & Jeffrey (August 2017) - Fairmont Chateau Montebello
“Joey and Natalie were a great pair to work with- creative, open to our ideas, and captured our engagement session and wedding day beautifully. Their prices were the best we saw for all that was included in their package, which did not negatively affect the quality of their photos. We were so happy with the results and would recommend them to all our friends and family!”
“My husband Charles and I are extremely happy with our photos and experience with Joey. We couldn’t be happier. I showed the photos to a talented photographer friend of mine and he loved them too. He pointed out that the lighting that Joey was able to capture was amazing. Everybody loves the creative double exposure shots that he puts together. Very unique, artistic and interesting. He was so easy and fun to work with, he made us laugh, guided us in a very comfortable way to get the best natural poses. I love the candid shots he got too. When I look at the photos I’m amazed at all the different perspectives he got. How did he do this? It’s like there were multiple shooters, but it was just him. He’s so warm and friendly, he easily brought the best out of us. He made us love photoshoots! We want to do more. It’s kind of ridiculous how much we love our photos. There are SO MANY GREAT ONES. He way over delivered. Gave us way more than we were expecting and made it way more enjoyable than we were expecting. We definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. We feel so lucky that we found him and we are looking forward to working with him in the future to capture more of our family’s special moments.”
-Michelle & Charles (August 2017) - Elopement Wedding at the Arboretum in Ottawa
“Everything about our experience with you was great from beginning to end! The pictures are gorgeous! Many thanks again! We would recommend your work any time.”
-Madeliene & Ian (May 2014)