About - Joy Brathwaite

A friend once said   " The greatest blessing a child can have is to be with a family that loves and adores them". 

I believe family is the core of who we are. In fact, I believe this so strongly that I switched from being an engineer to being a family photographer. Times flies, and my goal is to capture those precious family moments that we hold dear. But let's start from the beginning.

Ten years ago if you told me I was going to be a full time photographer, I would have laughed at you. I was in the midst of my Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. program at Georgia Tech, and had very little time for hobbies, least of all photography. Being a creative was the farthest thing from my mind. Only after graduating did I decide to explore my creative side with photography.

And I haven't look back since.  

About 4 years after starting photography, I did a couples photo session, and absolutely fell in love with photographing people. I love capturing the genuine moments and interactions between individuals. Nine months later, I jumped into photography full time.

My love for family photography stems from capturing the memories of my family, and observing the importance of those photos to my parents. Each Christmas my sisters and I gift an album with photos of their grandkids to my parents. In their eyes, this is the most precious gift they receive each year.

There is something about seeing those you love captured in a single moment that makes us smile. Seeing the little ones who'll be off to college soon, can fill us with pride. Because when all is said and done, it is family that will always have our heart.

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