You know my name by now, lets jump right in..
I am the lead photographer, and creator of JBP. What I do never feels like work, it's more like a dream. I started photographing in 2011, but prior to that, I was an artist my whole life! Nothing resonated with me, not painting, charcoal, drawing… none of it! I went to college for the arts to pursue graphic art, but never tried photography. I did end up not completing school... I kept winning scholarships and when I took the classes, I didn't try so my professors gave me B's. But man, when I picked up that camera... I never stopped!!
I started this journey in photography as a fashion model editorial photographer and fast forward to today, you have your journalistic/emotional photographer! Also, please know..I am the definition of a lover of love... HEYYYY. I gush over sappy love stories, so expect me to ask all about how you two met! I mean... who wouldn't expect me to love-love so much? I have been in love with my hubs, going on more than 20 YEARS now!
Happiness is brought to me via my family and the freedom to do what I am incredibly passionate about. And the part I love is not just sending out pretty photos, it's also the full client experience. I strive to pass on my joy your entire journey, don't be surprised if we end up being friends!! And hence, why I only take on limited weddings each year. I want to make sure we are a fit for each other!
(Head shots by the amazing Kenzi Raelyn Photography)
What I enjoy
I am HUGELY in love with Jesus!
Natures sounds, smells and beauty
Car rides with loud music
Dinner and drinks with hubby
My kids laughs and to watch them grow full of pure love
A good podcast or reality TV love show (The Bachlor?!)
Ahh don't let me forget about Greys!
Pino Grig!!! Maybe whisky on a fun night.
A good workout sets my soul free!
Fav things about what I do for a living
Different cultures and beliefs
Fur babies/kiddos on shoots
Emotions or tears at weddings! Ahh
Couples who aren't afraid to try new things
Moments over mountains, always!
Spoiling my couples with things they don't expect (the experience)
Golden hour light!! Gimmie gimmie!!
All I can say is WOW! Josie is so extremely talented and has the ability to not only capture amazing photos, but special moments. Her candid shots and moody edits were what attracted me. She far exceeded my expectations and her photos allow me to relive my perfect wedding day over and over again. She is professional, personable, and made us extremely comfortable in front of the camera! She will definitely be my go to photographer for many more special occasions!! I so look forward to working with her again!!!
Michelle and Josh
Amazing experience with Josie!
Josie has been INCREDIBLE to work with! From our engagement photos, boudoir, wedding shower and wedding. She has NEVER ceased to amaze me. She has such an amazing eye for photography and is a true artist. Aside from her beautiful work, she is an incredibly kind person and now, a friend. Extremely thankful that I found her!
Char and Kellen
How do I even start. The way Josie captures beautifully simplistic and moody photos that show every ounce of emotion is what first caught my eye. She has such great attention to detail. Little did I know that choosing her as my wedding photographer would also turn into my bridal shower photographer, my engagement session photographer, and now a really good friend and my lifetime photographer. I have recommended her over and over and my friends whom have chosen to go with her have had the most amazing photos come out of it. Her work truly goes noticed for obvious reasons. My wedding dress designer Hayley Paige has posted Josie’s work on her own Instagram feed. You truly can’t go wrong with Josie. She’s a gem. 💕
Hayley and Austin
The BEST Photographer
I can’t say enough great things about Josie. From the first day we spoke she has gone above and beyond to make our wedding great. We absolutely loved our engagement photos, that she got to us so quickly! On the day of the wedding she was so helpful, she knew when I needed a moment to myself and consistently asked me how I was doing. She got all of the great shots we wanted! Countless guests said “your photographers were working so hard, they must’ve taken 10k pictures.” Book Josie, she will hands down not disappoint. .
Courtney and Dave
Hiring Josie was one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding! I can't rave enough about the quality of her photos, the value of her packages, and Josie's awesome personality. She made each experience comfortable and fun, she's a total doll, and she gives TONS of information to help you prepare for a successful shoot. She has so much information to help the overwhelmed bride, from vendor selections to locations for the engagement shoot. She was also the most communicative person I dealt with for the entire wedding, which is a huge plus for me! Josie also brought Mary as the second photographer to shoot our wedding and both were a great addition to the atmosphere and took fantastic photos. Some of the little things that make Josie so great are that she helped me find an amazing hair & makeup artist (who came through clutch), she helped a friend order a print of one of our engagement photos as a surprise gift, and when she noticed the venue hadn't turned on the AC in the grooms "suite" the sweltering day of our wedding, she turned it on so it would cool before he got there. We plan on hiring Josie for every major event we want to photograph in the future, and my family loved our photos so much that they've all asked me for her info for their own photos in the future!
Lesley and Randy
Better than We Could Have Dreamed
Josie was a second-shooter with Amy Slogar on our wedding day. Just like Amy, Josie was i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e. They both captured our day perfectly and we have so many beautiful pictures that I have to keep changing my phone background because I can't choose a favorite! Josie and Amy made me feel so comfortable on a day that could have been so stressful, and I couldn't imagine choosing anyone else to capture our wedding. I can't wait to have Josie capture our big family moments in the future!
Holly and Mario
Josie was amazing!! She worked with us for our engagement photos and we loved every single one. This was the first time we met Josie and she created such a comfortable fun environment for us. We never once felt awkward which is something I was nervous about. She captured our personalities and interactions perfectly. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Thank you so much!!!!
Claire and Nicholas
Josie did my engagement shoot this past April and was so amazing. It was my first photoshoot so I was so nervous but she made it fun and as natural as possible! She didn’t just take pictures, she captured moments! Everyone still compliments my engagement photos. I’m happy to say she will be my photographer for my wedding in November too!! Super excited! Thanks Josie for being awesome 👏
Jennifer and Jonathan
I highly recommend Josie, actually I did already Josie to friends! My husband and I came from Ohio and wanted family beach pictures while on vacation. I found Josie on Instagram and sent her a message on her website. She was quick to respond and was very professional with arranging the photos and all the details. She really pays attention to detail like no other photographer I have met! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera as well. After we shot, she sent us a sneak peek of the photos that next day! I posted the sneak peek on social media and had numerous people asking who shot it and that they would like to get in touch with Josie when they vacation in Florida. Our pictures are phenomenal!! We’re very satisfied. Thanks Josie