Every one of us has a story to tell, and photography can tell these stories where words fail.

I specialize in capturing images that showcase what makes us all unique. I believe portraits are one of the best gifts you can give yourself, your children, and the generations to follow. Gone are the days of stuffy posed shots; contemporary portraiture is alive and captures real emotions. My personal style is defined by great photojournalism as well as the leading fashion and celebrity photographers I’ve had the pleasure to work with.

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What People are Saying

I have never been a fan of traditional portrait photography. The thought of dressing my family in matching sweaters and posing like statues makes me queasy. I enjoy photos that are more about capturing a genuine moment in time; photos that express emotion, rather than being posed and static. What I absolutely love about JoAnn’s work is how she is able to bring out the natural spirit of her subjects and capture them at the perfect moment. She makes everyone feel so comfortable that they can just be themselves and enjoy the experience– this translates into the most wonderful, magical photos.
Rachel Prentice, San Jose

JoAnn uses her lens like a magic wand, bringing to light the warmth and love that exist in the smallest everyday moments with friends & family.
Tim Leehane, San Jose
The only thing more amazing than JoAnn’s photography prowess is her ability to put you at ease and help you enjoy the moment.
Jeff, San Jose


“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”

–Mark Twain

San Jose based photographer, JoAnn specializes in newborn and children’s photography. She works from her studio in Willow Glen as well as on location in and around San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area.