Hello, my name is Joni Short (for now), and here is a little bit about me:
So basically, I am an Afrikaans 29 year old Occupational Therapist that reeeeeaaaaally like taking pictures :) I am now based in Pretoria - after spending a wonderful year in the beautiful Cape Town!
My love for taking pictures all started in primary school when my dad bought me my first camera - it was a pentax film camera and I was always THAT friend with the camera ! It got a little more serious in 2007 when I started studying Design for 4 years, then it continued as a hobby/way of income throughout my Occupational Therapy studies, but over the years it has evolved into so much more than that !
I truly love meeting new people (and babies) and love telling their story through pictures. Even more so, I love love love to get to know families and grow with them and to be able to capture their stories as we go through the years... from couple shoots, to engagements, to weddings, maternity, newborn and the frequent family shoots ! That is my favourite part of being a photographer ! I have made so many wonderful friends and look forward to be there until those newborns get married one day - although by then I will be that very annoying old-school lady friend of their mom that really isn’t cool anymore ! :)
But anyway, I am also getting married this year (2017) after being involved with my fiancé - who is the best Chiropractor in town - for 12 years and engaged for 2 of them … and I suddenly understand all the stress so much more ! Hopefully it will not be long before we start our own little BURGER family :)
Much like any photographer - I LOVE TO TRAVEL !!! After living in Cape Town for one year I would travel there (and basically anywhere in South Africa) in a HEARTBEAT - so please feel free to contact me for shoots anywhere in this beautiful country !
I would also LOVE to be able to travel the world more, so feel free to email me if you have a destination wedding, and we can work out a lovely deal :)
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ... or you can fill in the contact form below. I can not wait to meet you :)