Based in Mississippi, serving worldwide

Intimate Wedding + Elopement Photographer

I'm here to help you create an intentional, honest experience

Your wedding day should be your greatest adventure yet.

Throw tradition out the window. Do something that makes your heart pound.

It's behind everything I do. Whether it's encouraging couples to do something that makes them feel alive for their wedding day, or uplifting photographers so that they can be fulfilled & confident in their work, my main goal is to create an atmosphere that fosters authenticity, courage, independence, creativity, & enthusiasm.

I have a passion for encouraging others to do what excites them.

Hi, I'm JoAnn Loper.

behind the brand

Photographer, Educator & Your Biggest Encourager

"JoAnn was an absolute DREAM to work with! Not only was her communication super reliable, but she was also very patient and I never once felt pressured into booking. She made sure that I did not feel like a burden for asking questions. Prior to the wedding, she initiated meeting up with me at a coffee shop (even bought my latte) to discuss all of the wedding details. With it being wedding week, I was highly stressed. But meeting with JoAnn felt like a genuine breath of fresh air, and I left that day filled with confidence and excitement. The energy that JoAnn contributed to my wedding day was everything I needed! She was patient, kind, creative, fun, and captured real candid moments that fill my heart every time I look through them. She was very organized, which I really appreciated!" (cont.)

-Maggie W.
pt 01.
01 / 10

“Me and my husband's couple portraits were one of our favorite parts of the day! She was so fun! My husband even said, “She was so good that I actually wanted to take pictures. She wasn’t too serious. She made pictures fun!” Once I got my pictures back I was MORE than pleased. I was already so full of joy from how fun the day was, but when we received our gallery we were FLOODED with excitement. She knocked them out!! I’ve had so many compliments on the photos! The last thing I’ll say about JoAnn is her commitment and priority to her clients is admirable. I feel like it’s difficult to find people in the wedding industry that are not overcommitted. She prioritizes the right things, the right moments, and her character speaks such life into all of the work that she does. She is an extremely reliable photographer!"

-Maggie W.
02 / 10
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"I seriously can not sing enough praises of JoAnn! Not only is she crazy talented, but her personality is impeccable making her super fun to work with! I love how unique her style is making her work stand out. She’s SO organized which makes your whole experience totally stress free & pours her heart into every session. Not to mention her turn around time is so quick & she gives you all the best sneak peeks along the way!! I have used her for portraits, engagement, & wedding & I’d use her 1000 times over again! My husband & I genuinely love her & her work. We will gladly use her for all of our photography needs!"

-Madeline C.
03 / 10

"I could never say enough great things about JoAnn and the way she runs her business. She made our lives so much easier on wedding day. She had a plan ready for every single person, and was quick to change up if needed. She went out of her way to provide us with every single picture we wanted of our wedding day. She exhibited such professionalism while also being so personable. She provided us with the most BEAUTIFUL pictures in such high quality (what’s worth it). I am so thankful we were able to use her to capture such important memories. These pictures she provided us with will be forever cherished. If you are getting married, I recommend JoAnn. She will blow your expectations out of the water."

-Marlee B.
04 / 10

"JoAnn was so easy to work with. She always responded quickly and was willing to do whatever made Jay and me feel comfortable. Jay and I are both a little shy in front of the camera, but she made it so much fun and relaxed! She had music we listened to during one session, and we felt like we could be ourselves without having to pose perfectly for pictures. JoAnn did both our engagement pictures and wedding pictures, and I couldn’t have been more pleased! She got so many pictures of so many moments. She met with me in person before my wedding and made sure she had all the details worked out, which made me feel a lot better! I have absolutely no complaints. I love that she is so passionate about her job and it shows in her work! I can’t wait to use her more in the future!!"

-Erin Claire K.
05 / 10

"I cannot say enough wonderful things about JoAnn, and about her talented photography! She made the entire process so easy, and she goes out of her way to get to know you as a person and as a couple. We enjoyed the music she played during our session, her variety of shooting locations, and patience with us changing outfits. She went above and beyond, spending extra time with us and taking such care on the editing process. We ended up with so many amazing photos, and she truly captured our relationship in an effortless way. She is also a genuinely kind person who is lovely to work with. You will not be disappointed in any way, shape or form if you book JoAnn’s Photography!"

-Savannah M.
06 / 10

"JoAnn is 10/10. The experience. Her communication. Her professionalism. Her preparedness. At the end of each session, my husband would say “that was so much fun.” JoAnn has captured us authentically each time we have had a session with her. Having her as our photographer at our wedding was the best choice we made throughout all of the planning. My family and friends are still raving about her years later. Not just because she captured us so well, but because of her calm presence and the way she carried herself throughout the day. There aren’t enough words to express my thankfulness to her for capturing us in each season of life."

-Sydney A.
07 / 10

"JoAnn was my NUMBER 1 pick when I needed engagement pictures! I loved her style & personality, and our engagement shoot was nothing short of perfection! She is SO easy to work with and is dedicated to making the experience enjoyable and unique! She worked so hard to make our vision come to life while also providing her professional touch to exceed our expectations! My favorite part about our shoot was how natural the photos happened. JoAnn played music during the entire shoot to keep us moving and smiling, and she knew just what to say to make every shot perfect. She also worked hard to get our photos back as quickly as she could (which isn’t easy because she is SUPER busy). To say I loved our pictures would be an understatement, and I still get complements anytime someone sees them."

- Jordan E.
pt 01.
08 / 10

"I can not wait for JoAnn to shoot my wedding, and I have no doubt she will do an amazing job at capturing the special day. I’ve had the opportunity to observe JoAnn work her magic at my friends’ weddings and she takes her job so seriously while also being pleasant to work with! As I have been planning and preparing for my upcoming wedding JoAnn has offered me advice in all things wedding, suggested other vendors when I didn’t know where to start, and has played the biggest part in constructing my wedding day timeline! So, for any bride...or senior...or anyone who wants a fabulous photographer, you won’t find a more talented, dedicated, and kind-hearted soul than JoAnn!!!"

- Jordan E.
09 / 10
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"Where do I even begin to explain how amazing JoAnn is? I discovered so many talented photographers during my wedding photography search. I came across JoAnn’s Photography and it would not leave my mind. Even when almost booking another photographer. I had never met JoAnn before, but the way she talked to me was professional, yet comforting. I’m a super socially awkward person and JoAnn made me feel like I had just made a new friend. Laughter and smiles all day long. When I saw my pictures, my heart stopped, my stomach dropped and tears started flowing. Every picture was captured using the finest detail and effort. I can ramble on and on about my experience with JoAnn, but I know I definitely got my money’s worth with her. I’ll for sure book her again for future sessions!!"

-Brooks S.
10 / 10

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