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Esther Joy was born with a passion for art. Photography and graphic design has been a lifelong artistic endeavor for her. As a young child, she was fascinated with cameras in the family’s home. Her mother still has the first photographs that were crafted with a child’s eye and artist’s heart. As she grew into her artistic skills, she is self-taught in Photoshop. From that moment, she knew what her very being cried out for and she began her designing journey. Friends always commented on how her camera was always ready to capture pertinent moments. From digital arts, Esther moved into a blogging journey about photography and graphic design that captivated her readers. From May of 2010 to January 2013 she was a photographer at a local establishment to document the life story of every family that she has had the personal honor to photographically capture. In March of 2012 she became the designer for a local photographer who she also occasionally assist as a 2nd shooter. One part artist, one part technician, Esther Joy strives to capture beauty artistically and technically proficient. She has attended design and photography schools and has years of experience in the field. She is available for freelance jobs like your wedding or other special moments that you want to capture. Stay tuned to Esther’s website for updates and watch as she continues to take her art to the next level. She has personally rebuilt her website and is focused more on your story. Email Esther and ask her for a tip or two on capturing your next special moment. Her specialties are: weddings, family moments, reunions, portraits, as well as many other styles of photography. If you need your moment to be special forever, count on Esther to deliver that moment.

Portraits, Social Events, Engagement Photographer



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"My husband and I got married at a beautiful vineyard in the Hudson Valley. It was a second marriage for both and we were looking for someone who would be flexible and take interesting, unique shots without charging us a fortune. My husband found Esther Joy (owner/photographer of Project EJ) on Craig's List. We went to her website and loved her work. We spoke and set up a meeting. Esther met us with her assistant Tashia. They looked like teenagers, but don't be fooled! They were smart, lovely, creative, professional and we hired them on the spot. Esther showed up with her laptop and samples of different types of vineyard shots to share with us as inspiration for our shoot. On the day of our wedding Esther and Tashia were fantastic! They worked under some tough conditions including oppressive heat and humidity and fainting bridesmaids. The net result of all this was phenomenal photos! Everyone who has seen our pictures raves about them. I am amazed at how beautiful and closeup many of the candid shots are, considering I don't remember being aware of Esther and Tashia being right there taking pictures, which is exactly the way it should be. I am so pleased that we took a chance despite people telling us we were crazy to go without a personal recommendation. We went with our instincts and it really paid off. I cannot recommend Project EJ highly enough. Thank you Esther and Tashia for capturing moments that we'll treasure for a lifetime... "

- Leslie Date: 8/31/13 | Specialty: Wedding

"Esther is a really amazing photographer! I could not recommend a vendor more!! She did both our Engagement and Wedding pictures and she made both sessions easy, fun and very comfortable for two people who are not photogenic at all. She really listened to our visions and ideas of what we wanted our pictures to look like and made them come to life; more beautiful than we ever could of imagined. Both Esther, and her assistant Tashia did such an amazing job on our wedding day! Anytime we wanted a picture taken, one of them were right there taking it before they were even asked! We are ecstatic and thrilled with our images of our special day, and we will treasure them forever! I highly recommend Project EJ for any event, occasion or photography need; I know we will be using them again! "

- Jackie Date: 8/16/14 | Specialty: Wedding



Self Taught, Photography & Design Classes at Comunity College

Professional Experience

Associate at JCP Portrait studio ran by Lifetouch.

Design and editor for Kathy Cassens Photography

Owner of Project EJ

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