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Hey everyone! How about a little backstory.

Bethany and I were married on August 1st, 2009. We had met a couple of years earlier in photography school, then lived in NYC (way too far away from each other) for a while. After we got married we moved to Rochester NY where I'm from to be closer to family and find better work.

In school we learned all different aspects of photography but only at this point did we feel such a strong draw to wedding and portrait photography. This past winter Bethany and I had a talk about what we wanted out of life and careers. Our lease was going to be up at the end of summer and we needed to decide where we wanted to be. As tough as it would be to pack up and leave our family, friends, and jobs in Rochester we felt very drawn to Minneapolis Minnesota.

Fast forward a few months, and here we are. Bethany has a lot of family here in the Twin Cities and we are making new friends. We are in a new city and very excited about our new opportunities. Along with the physical move we also made the decision to change our previous photography business starting with the name. We went from Joy Wedding Photography to just JoyStudios opening up the potential to do more than just weddings and more than just photography. Along with the changes comes a new portfolio, website, logo, branding, and business cards to name a few!

Between setting up our apartment and getting to know the scene here we have been furiously busy rebranding our whole photography business and starting from the ground up. We are so excited to get this up and running and move into the next chapter of our lives. We hope to be extremely busy in this coming year meeting new clients and doing what we love every single day.

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

As a side note, our new site is launching soon! We will keep you posted!

Please follow us on all the social sites too!

Twitter: @WeAreJoyStudios
Instagram: JoyStudios

Thanks for all your support everyone!


Hey Everyone!

This is our first blog for JoyStudios. It has been an exciting few weeks as Bethany and I moved halfway across the country from Rochester NY to Minneapolis MN. We are getting used to our new home and making new friends and meeting new people. We are also getting really good at assembling IKEA furniture!

We are so excited to share all of our new photography stuff with you. I have been really busy getting our new website together and getting social media stuff set up. We will keep everyone posted here and everywhere!