Presenting images with personality

Have you had any formal training?

I have a master’s degree in counseling and have worked with people in my jobs for over 30 years. My hobby for decades was photography, and when I wanted a change in careers, I chose to follow my heart. I am a member of a number of professional associations such as PPSNYS (Professional Photography Society of New York State) and SFS (Schenectady Photographic Society) who offer extensive weekly, monthly and yearly training in the latest techniques taught by world renowned photographers; and I have been attending these trainings for 14 years

Kind Words

Kind Words

Joan photographed my family of 6 as a special birthday gift from my husband. Which to some people might be a normal occurrence but to some of my family, photographs are a thing to avoid at all costs. Joan made the entire process painless and fun. She was able to charm and relax my granddaughter (among others) in about 1 minute. Joan is a lot of fun and took the time to think about locations and poses that best suited our personalities. Because of that we have some very natural portraits (especially the one in the tree) that I will treasure forever. Thanks so much Joanie, Joanie!!

Patra Madden