I'm glad you're here.
I don't know about you, but I could sure use a break from keeping up with the Jones'. With me, you can always count on honesty. That typically means I'm doing something embarrassing without shame, I won't hide behind a social media facade, and I'm definitely watering my own grass rather than thinking it's greener next door. In this space, you are free to be exactly who you are because who you are is beautiful. I can't wait to capture that beauty so you can see yourself the way the rest of the world sees you.
My Name is Jo and when I was a little girl...
... I spent all the money I could scrounge up on disposable cameras. My days were spent running around my little Iowa resort town, snapping where sand meets water meets sky. I distinctly remember the first time I held a digital camera in my hands and the fascination with instant gratification in seeing my images.
My grandmother passed down her love of photographing nature; she took beautiful images of the roses in her garden. It took me a long time to be brave enough to venture into taking pictures of people rather than nature - how could I possibly take photos of something that had an opinion of the outcome?
Yet, here we are! The one thing that hasn't changed is the organic and raw moments I capture. Before, it was wild flowers on the side of an Iowa gravel road. Now, it's the love between mothers and their children or a beautiful couple in love.
I tell the stories of couples madly in love, precious little miracles and their families, and people who seek adventure at every turn through photography. I consider myself lucky to get to know them and share the incredible humans they are with the world. I can't wait to get to know more about YOU and capture your most valuable moments!
... is to document the moments that matter, capture organic emotion, cultivate genuine relationships, & create timeless images.