Hi, I'm Josie

As I grow older, there is one thing that slowly becomes truer and truer - The more I learn, the less I know. And it's a bit freeing. When you’re in high school you have it all figured out and think so does everyone else and you slowly start realizing that everyone is kinda flying by the seat of their own pants. It helps me embrace the mess, stop and smell the roses, meet new people just for fun, and see the world for what it is. 

Something I do know is that I have no desire to go by the book. I live my life and run my business to what serves you best while also working best for me and my art. While others are keeping this strictly professional, I am looking for the deeper meaning. I photograph Individuals that are willing to embrace the mess alongside me, that are comforted in the knowledge that I want to learn about your story and photograph you uniquely to you. That want to embrace their individuality and not blend into the crowd. 

The true foundation of all art is rooted in connection. Let’s connect, learn, and tell your story through my artistic eye. 

A little about me

"Vulnerability is the essence of connection and connection is the essence of existence." 

leo christopher

Learn about my Philosophy and what inspired me to become a photographer. 

My philosophy for my business is to approach each project with fresh eyes. Every story, every couple, every family is unique. I am here to learn your story and document it accordingly. I am a storyteller far more than I am a picture taker. Its one thing to take a picture with smiles and a pretty sunset. Its another to craft an artistic frame that speaks true to your history. 

I only ask that you meet me halfway. Tell your story with open arms, let me into a little piece of your lives, let me see your love for one another. Engaging in the experience with open arms is the first part of the magic. 

My Philosophy

What is more inspiring than nature and everyday life? I love the untamed beauty of the outdoors and the beautiful simplicity of our everyday lives. Washing my dishes at night under the low light above the kitchen sink. My lover sitting at the counter telling me stories and jokes to keep me company. That most mundane moment that feels so beautiful in my mind. A messy kitchen, a beautiful person in our beautiful messy house, and laughter. 

Life and nature are imperfect so why should our photos be some dystopia that isn't real? Lets take this ordinary and make it more. 

My Inspirations

"I need solitude. 
I need space.
I need air.
i need the empty fields round me;
and my legs
pounding along roads;
and sleep;
and animal existence."

virginia woolf

My job behind the lens is something that sounds so simple and yet is so crucial and integral to the story. My job is to notice.

Notice the little smiles, quick glances, hugs, laughter. I will of course get the big first kiss but I will also capture the small forehead kiss at dinner, or the big laughter from your mom during the MOH speech. I am there to notice all these things that make your day yours. Its a big responsibility and one that I do not take lightly. I am there for you. 

Behind the Lens

Within me reside a multitude of dreams, each a unique facet of my aspirations. I envision myself as a poet, a painter, a scientist, a gardener, an author, a mother, an avid photographer, a baker, a traveler, and so much more. 

I am also a 2025 bride and am currently planning my own early summer wedding. Jacob and I will be getting married at his parent's lake cabin where our relationship started and grew for the past 4 years. It's going to be a non-traditional wedding with a lake day in the middle. Yes, I will be surfing on my wedding day haha! 

It's a beautiful process planning your wedding but it is also incredibly overwhelming. Getting married is a very personal and intimate thing and when there are other people sharing their thoughts, feelings, and opinions while trying to regulate your own it can be a lot. We got this, I am right there with you <3

My Life

Meet Your Local Photographer: Josie Marie

On My (Artist) Mind

A photographer, a painter, a writer, an artist down to the core. Here is what I am creating outside of photo work.

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