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Use your camera to capture sparks of joy in
ordinary, everyday moments

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.

Use your camera to capture sparks of joy in
ordinary, everyday moments

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.

Featured Episodes

Our guests share their photos, films, and resources on our official “images.of.joy” Instagram page.

Our guests share their photos, films, and resources on our official “images.of.joy” Instagram page.

CHALLENGE

Put your own family's memories within arm's reach.

CHALLENGE

Put your own family's memories within arm's reach.

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Learn all of the technical skills needed to create emotive and story-focused family films. We'll cover filming, editing, and narration techniques.

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Attend weekly webinars with experts in filmmaking, mindset coaching, strategy, and marketing. Share your art with our group for encouragement and support.

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My name is Melody Joy.
This is my story.

The two year old being taken off of life support showed me the importance of hands in expressing connectedness. An empty house I filmed for a woman whose father died during covid reminded me of how many memories are contained within our environment. The mother who held her baby for the first and last time showed me the unmistakable bond between a mother and her child. From birth until death, from joy to grief, whenever I put the camera up to my face I am taking a step into that person’s shoes and feeling their emotions alongside them. My passion for family filmmaking was born from bereavement sessions. I don’t want anyone waiting until their everyday, ordinary joys are gone to realize it’s the little things that are most important. I vowed to find a way to help people preserve these precious memories in moments of joy. The challenge is often that people don’t fully understand the importance of these little moments until their kids are grown and they can’t go back in time.

From this passion the “Images” of Joy” podcast was born, ranked #3 in Visual Arts in the US and in the top 200 for 10 other charts across the globe. Through discussions with other photographers and by sharing stories of my own journey, I encourage listeners to capture sparks of joy in ordinary, everyday moments for their own families.

 

My name is Melody Joy.
This is my story.

 

The two year old being taken off of life support showed me the importance of hands in expressing connectedness. An empty house I filmed for a woman whose father died during covid reminded me of how many memories are contained within our environment. The mother who held her baby for the first and last time showed me the unmistakable bond between a mother and her child. From birth until death, from joy to grief, whenever I put the camera up to my face I am taking a step into that person’s shoes and feeling their emotions alongside them. My passion for family filmmaking was born from bereavement sessions. I don’t want anyone waiting until their everyday, ordinary joys are gone to realize it’s the little things that are most important. I vowed to find a way to help people preserve these precious memories in moments of joy. The challenge is often that people don’t fully understand the importance of these little moments until their kids are grown and they can’t go back in time.

From this passion the “Images” of Joy” podcast was born, ranked #3 in Visual Arts in the US and in the top 200 for 10 other charts across the globe. Through discussions with other photographers and by sharing stories of my own journey, I encourage listeners to capture sparks of joy in ordinary, everyday moments for their own families.

Podcast Coming February 15th

Throughout this podcast we will explore how family photographers use their cameras to capture sparks of joy in ordinary, everyday moments. This art has the power to help you gain a deeper understanding of your own life story. It encapsulates what you love most about your children. It gives you tangible, meaningful memories to hand down as your legacy of love. We hope that this podcast will inspire you to step back from chasing picture-perfect moments to capture the imperfect joys that surround you every day.

Podcast Coming February 15th

Throughout this podcast we will explore how family photographers use their cameras to capture sparks of joy in ordinary, everyday moments. This art has the power to help you gain a deeper understanding of your own life story. It encapsulates what you love most about your children. It gives you tangible, meaningful memories to hand down as your legacy of love. We hope that this podcast will inspire you to step back from chasing picture-perfect moments to capture the imperfect joys that surround you every day.

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