13 episodes

Every day, every tear, every moment, every laugh is precious. Throughout this podcast we will explore how family photographers use their art to capture sparks of joy in ordinary, everyday moments for their own families.

Images of Joy melody

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 86 Ratings

Every day, every tear, every moment, every laugh is precious. Throughout this podcast we will explore how family photographers use their art to capture sparks of joy in ordinary, everyday moments for their own families.

    Patrick Moreau - Embracing imperfection for authentic voice overs

    Patrick Moreau - Embracing imperfection for authentic voice overs

    https://www.musestorytelling.com/

    • 50 min
    Anja Poehlmann - Capturing life stories through the teen years

    Anja Poehlmann - Capturing life stories through the teen years

    As kids get older and naturally become more distant from their parents as the explore their indepedence and the way they fit into the larger world outside of the home, it often becomes challenging to document this time with them. Anja provides insight about why the teenage years should still be captured and how she captures meaningful moments for families through her photography and filmmaking.

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    Featuring Anja Poehlmann

    https://www.anjapoehlmann.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/by_anjap/

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    www.imagesofjoy.com

    • 39 min
    Mandee Simas - Lifestyle wall art and healing through photos.mp3

    Mandee Simas - Lifestyle wall art and healing through photos.mp3

    Join our Affinity group or apply for a mentorship: https://imageofjoy.com



    Mandee Simas

    Bewilder Photography

    https://www.instagram.com/bewilderphotos



    03:28 Who is Mandee

    05:30 Adjusting her approach to photography for her son who is on the spectrum

    07:14 Creating lifestyle wall art

    12:30 Taking photos and making memories on their land

    14:40 The story behind the name bewilder photography

    16:20 What is a wall scroll?

    16:55 In-House finishing

    17:10 Guiding clients to the products we love most

    17:34 Finding ways to print your own memories

    18:20 Memorial sessions for pregnancy & infant loss

    24:36 Layers of stories in times of joy

    25:58 Image of Joy #1 - watering plants

    28:35 Using reflected light

    29:38 Image of Joy #2 - grocery cart

    32:24 Image of Joy #3 - spinning

    33:13 Capturing grandparents too

    33:49 Assembling my daughter’s newborn film two years later

    36:23 Apply for a mentorship: https://imagesofjoy.com

    • 37 min
    Melissa Ortendahl - Storytelling is a constant in all genres.mp3

    Melissa Ortendahl - Storytelling is a constant in all genres.mp3

    Melissa Ortendahl

    https://www.melissaortendahlphotography.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/melissaortendahlphotography/

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    View Melissa's Images of Joy: https://imagesofjoy.com/episode-3/

    Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/images.of.joy

    Apply for the Family Filmmakers Certification Beta: https://imagesofjoy.com

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    01:00 How Lolly got started in photography

    01:34 Current professional photography focus

    02:07 Motherhood - the push and pull for time and attention

    03:30 “ Suspend your moments”

    05:01 “Photography is a love letter to our children,” preserving our stories

    08:37 Memories passed down to us

    10:22 Printing photos - memories we can hold

    13:47 Making our stories accessible to our children

    16:02 Difference between in-home and studio newborn sessions

    18:25 In-home details captured

    20:09 Including pets & family activities

    21:07 Attire & your home during in-home newborn sessions

    22:40 Finding comfort in authenticity & giving grace to meltdowns

    24:56 Instructing kids without forcing them

    25:39 Balancing guided posing & lighting without being obtrusive

    28:01 Apply for the Family Filmmakers Certification Beta: https://imagesofjoy.com

    28:43 Lolly’s image of joy #1 - (photography with her daughter) Sharing the stories within stories

    32:42 Lolly’s image of joy #2 - (reading on the stairs) finding beauty in imperfection

    35:33 Lolly’s image of joy #3 - bond between father & daughter

    36:42 Lolly’s images of joy #4 & #5 - (dress-up & laugh ) authentic expressions

    38:00 Seeing our own stories in other families’ photographs

    39:13 Letting go of perfection

    41:22 How to work with Lolly

    • 48 min
    Lolly Nazario - Authentic Storytelling with In-Home Newborn Sessions

    Lolly Nazario - Authentic Storytelling with In-Home Newborn Sessions

    Lolly Nazario

    https://www.lollyslens.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/lollyslensphotography/

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    Apply for the Family Filmmakers Certification Beta: https://imagesofjoy.com

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    01:00 How Lolly got started in photography

    01:34 Current professional photography focus

    02:07 Motherhood - the push and pull for time and attention

    03:30 “ Suspend your moments”

    05:01 “Photography is a love letter to our children,” preserving our stories

    08:37 Memories passed down to us

    10:22 Printing photos - memories we can hold

    13:47 Making our stories accessible to our children

    16:02 Difference between in-home and studio newborn sessions

    18:25 In-home details captured

    20:09 Including pets & family activities

    21:07 Attire & your home during in-home newborn sessions

    22:40 Finding comfort in authenticity & giving grace to meltdowns

    24:56 Instructing kids without forcing them

    25:39 Balancing guided posing & lighting without being obtrusive

    28:01 Apply for the Family Filmmakers Certification Beta: https://imagesofjoy.com

    28:43 Lolly’s image of joy #1 - (photography with her daughter) Sharing the stories within stories

    32:42 Lolly’s image of joy #2 - (reading on the stairs) finding beauty in imperfection

    35:33 Lolly’s image of joy #3 - bond between father & daughter

    36:42 Lolly’s images of joy #4 & #5 - (dress-up & laugh ) authentic expressions

    38:00 Seeing our own stories in other families’ photographs

    39:13 Letting go of perfection

    41:22 How to work with Lolly

    • 43 min
    Carter Paine - My 6 year old's love note

    Carter Paine - My 6 year old's love note

    Watch Carter's video love note on the companion blog post: https://imagesofjoy.com/episode-8/

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Nvigoda ,

Incredible

Melody displays such incredibly touching life events. When I want to be reminded of the simple but most important things in life, I watch her videos. I highly recommend them!

ewpsrp ,

Loving this podcast

It truly is the little things in life that are the most important and Melody captures that here in her podcast as well as in her photography.

Deb the Life Coach ,

Uplifting and Fascinating

Melody is a gifted visual storyteller. I love hearing her and her guests discuss their photos and how they capture joy and special moments in life.

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