Thank you for stopping by, I'm very excited to launch this new resource for both pet owners and pet photographers!
After founding Joy Sessions® in early 2010, the response has steadily grown and been overwhelmingly positive. The desire for lasting, beautiful memories of pets after they're gone has come to the forefront of my own business, and I've since photographed over 110 of these sessions, currently averaging about 5 - 7 per month. The images produced at these photo shoots are invariably the most heartfelt and emotional of my body of work. I hear from people all the time who are moved to tears by pictures of people they've never met. If an image can be that meaningful for a stranger, imagine how irreplaceable they are for the owners.
After being contacted by multiple photographers starting to offer their own "end of life" service, and by owners in other states asking for local recommendations, I knew it was time to build Joy Sessions into something more. This site will hopefully grow to be an invaluable resource for pet owners facing the impending loss of a pet. I want everyone to have the opportunity to remember their loved ones in a beautiful, dignified way, and as word about this service spreads, more and more people can have that chance.
This is only the beginning; I have big plans for this site and for Joy Sessions in general. So, thank you for your support! Tell your friends, tell your family, and if you're a photographer, I'd love for you to be a part of this directory.