Kind Words

Bethany Carlson Photography

Rebecca, mother and Doula - birth story session

I felt that Ronnie really listened to me during our interview. I am a doula and quite sensitive to the intimate & sacred nature of birth. Hiring a birth photographer was daunting to me because I was afraid of having my birth atmosphere disturbed.
Ronnie was such a pleasant, quiet & peaceful presence.  She was easy to include in our birthing space.  I was so thankful we hired her! Our photos are absolute treasures that really capture the sweetness and joy of the moment.
When the photos came back my husband said "worth every penny." We consider our birth pictures to be a lovely gift & highly recommend hiring [Joy Lifestyle Photography] to capture your birth story.

Natalie, teacher & mother of three - family session

I am so very in love with the family photos Ronnie took of us. She captured each of my children so beautifully. Before our session I worried the kids would quickly get disinterested in posing for photos and we'd have just a few to choose from. However, Ronnie was so skilled at switching things up so the kids never got bored and many of our poses were simply interacting as a family as she snapped away. The photo session was relaxed and casual and surprisingly the kids had a blast!  We waited only a few days before Ronnie sent us the finished product. I am beyond impressed with our photos and look forward to using [Joy Lifestyle Photography] from now on!  

Kourtni, adoptive mom - adoption finalization session

I can't say enough wonderful things about Joy Lifestyle Photography! Long story, short, my husband and I had waited to become parents for many years and then our precious baby boy was brought into our lives through the miracle of adoption. When he was 7 months old we began the finalization process for his adoption. One thing I was sure of was that I wanted to document the day with photos! I knew it would be such a special day and that I'd want to remember every little detail. Considering I knew adoption was so near and dear to Ronnie's heart as an adoptive mom herself, I instantly thought of her when selecting our photographer for that day! Boy did she exceed our expectations. She captured so many candid shots that I will treasure forever and ever! Still to this day when I look at the photos I get teary-eyed. The love and emotion of the day just pours out of each photo! If you are looking for an amazing photographer that will capture candid photos that you can look back on for a lifetime, Ronnie is your girl! Thank you Joy Lifestyle Photography!

Cait, new mother - maternity & lifestyle newborn session

I've had two sessions with Ronnie; my maternity and newborn shoot both which she made an unforgettable experience for my boyfriend and I. From the moment she arrives on location, you're immediately drawn in, with a warm embrace and a kind smile. 

Luke and I picked a coffee shop for our first session, and she captured more than just the typical photos you'd expect from a maternity session. She captured the glow that every pregnant mother has, the adoration in a soon to be father's eyes and the beauty of the environment that we were in. 

After the birth of our daughter, we were approached by the hospital photographer for newborn photos; however we politely declined. Knowing all too well that we wanted Ronnie to capture our first moments as a family. Because, when you establish a connection with your photographer, such as Ronnie, you don't want to go to anyone else. As I mentioned before, she's genuine and has a unique talent for capturing raw moments. Luke and I plan on booking many more sessions with Ronnie, in the near future.

Sarah, teacher & mom of two - maternity, first 48 & family session

After having my second child, my husband and I knew we needed family photos taken. Luckily, local photographer Ronnie [Joy Lifestyle Photography] was available for a fall session. She was willing to meet us at a place of our choice near our house, willing to drive, willing to cart her cargo over to our neck of the woods. With a few simple requests and instructions, Ronnie made our family glow. We sat on blankets, stood before trees dressed in beautiful fall colors, walked along a gravel path and were made to look like the happy, healthy, humorous kin we are.
Ronnie has a keen eye for good light, good poses and works well with children young and old. She is patient, open to suggestions and doesn’t force her direction on clients. She is also just as good behind the editing screen as she is behind the camera lens. Minor blemishes or major, she takes the time to ensure the clients receive the best version of each image she takes. Of nearly a hundred shots taken, every single one could be blown up and displayed proudly on our wall.