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Well, hello there! I’m so happy you stopped by! I’m Joanna, owner and photographer at Joanna Smith Photography. I am based out of Chicago, Illinois but I absolutely love to travel. I am licensed, insured, and a registered business in the state of Illinois. I am constantly learning and improving my art and I’m a member of a few professional photography organizations and groups to help me do so. I’m always smiling, very excitable, and super passionate about what I do. I realized I wanted to be a photographer when my first son was born and I found myself wanting to capture every detail of his life. His toothless smiles, his belly laughs, his first wobbly steps. I wanted to capture it all forever in photographs because time goes by so fast. I love capturing the little details, true candid and natural moments, and telling the story of love in relationships. I want you to love your photos as much as I love creating them for you.

I believe in and support marriage equality and hope everyone is able to marry the love of their life.

Outside of photography, my biggest loves are my two adorable (read: wild) boys and my super supportive husband. I also love strong coffee, sweet wine, running, Chapstick, and flip flop weather. Meeting new people is one of my most favorite things and I am lucky enough to have clients become very good friends. I so look forward to meeting you and telling your story.

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Welcome Oh hey! I am so glad you are here checking out my work :) I am a documentary style photographer specializing in weddings and boudoir. I live near Peoria, Illinois but travel to Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and will travel anywhere to capture your love and amazing moments in life!
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