ABOUT JOY

My name is Joy Butler. Every loving Mother sees the beauty in her children and I soon realised that through my lens and with my eyes, that I could see the sparkle in everyone.

Photography for me, is not ‘work’. It gives me goosebumps.  My heart is over-joyed to be able to  create breath-taking keepsakes for you to show to your family and friends. It is a passion that lies deep within my soul that allows me to give you something special to adore, that is like no other.

A moment in time, that is created through the beauty I see in you.  It gives me such pleasure to sit with my clients and show them what my eyes saw through the lens and watch their faces light up when they too see,  what I saw.

My business, Growtograph is based in Hervey Bay, Queensland. I specialise in Weddings, Engagement, Family Portraits, Pregnancy and Newborns as well as Commercial photography. For more information, please contact me or you can find me on Facebook.

Be in love . Be you . Be real

This video was 4 years old, my baby girls were so little. Wish they’ll never grow up.

WHAT IS MY STYLE

NATURAL LIGHT

I am a natural light photographer and able to capture that magic within natural environments.

LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY

I capture the moment, the real you – beautiful and authentic.

PEOPLE PERSON

I have a love of people and my photography gives me the opportunity to meet people and hear their stories that I can transform into timeless treasures.

SEE JOY IN ACTION

Apart from taking photographs for clients, I also did some fun stuff for myself.

Joy Butler 365 Self Portrait Exhibition

In 2009, I started a ’365 Days of the Year Self Portrait Project’- which was lots of fun.

I began by taking a photo of myself everyday for one WHOLE year – no stopping and no, it wasn’t an iphone selfie either!

The purpose of this project I had set upon myself was to express my thoughts. Expand my emotions through different media. It was a hard journey, believe it or not, but I did stick with it and have learnt so much from the experience. Every photograph told an individual story for everyday. As everyday brings new beginnings and challenges, so did my self portrait project.

In 2011,  I exhibited this project in the Fraser Coast Regional Gallery for 2 months. The opening evening for this showcase was beyond any of my wildest dreams as many people came to see my line of work. It was by far, a very self-rewarding evening as a photographer and one that has long stayed with me and the public,  as I still have strangers coming to me to tell me how much they loved my exhibition.

 

In 2012, I visited beautiful Hong Kong. I was honoured to be invited to hold a ‘Natural light photography’ workshop. It was so much fun – and cold! I took my two little girls with me and they had a wonderful time as they got to be models for the day.  Watching them have so much fun as they lapped up all of the attention.

It goes without saying that I am a ‘people-person’. And with that love of people that lies within, I also feel very passionate about charity work. It gives me great pleasure to donate  gift certificates to charities for fund raising, so that they can be put to good use to improve situations and life for others in need.

Last year I organised some local photographers to donate their beautiful prints for auction to raise money for the flood victims that were devastated by the great flood that tore through Maryborough. If you think I could help your charity, please feel free to contact me and as I would be happy to help as much as I can.

Because love has no shortage

MY WORKS

PORTRAIT PACKAGES

family . maternity . newborn . beauty

  • LIFESTYLE SESSION

  • $400

    PER SESSION
    • 1 hour on location session
    • Facebook sneak peeks
    • 20 edited high resolution images
    • 30 day download gallery
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  • WEDDING INVESTMENT

  • $1980

    FROM
    • 3 hours coverage
    • Album
    • Acrylic mount
    • USB of all screen resolution images
    • Music Slideshow
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  • HEADSHOTS

  • $150

    FROM
    • 15 mins session
    • Skin retouching
    • High resolution images
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WHAT THEY SAY

Telisha Jane

She is the most down to earth, warm and beautiful person, not to mention her obvious talent to catch those special moments! I recently had the pleasure of meeting Joy at my best mates wedding. She not only took breathtaking shots of the wedding party, but even took time to help me prep. I cannot recommend her highly enough! :)) Thank you Joy!!! Xx

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Jessica Laycock

To Joy – the most amazing and talented photographer! We honestly can’t thank you enough for being our wedding photographer. You were so professional, easy going and so much fun! We had the best time getting our photos done; we were laughing the whole time! Your photos are so innovative and natural, we couldn’t be happier! You are so amazing Joy – thank you!!!

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Caley Lindemeier

Dearest Joy,

It’s so hard to find the best words that express just how pleased & grateful we are that you were our wedding photographer. We absolutely adore the sneak peaks that we have seen so far, how blessed we are that we were able to book you.

So many guests have said so many wonderful things about you & your husband, it was such a pleasure to have you join us for the whole day!

Thank you once again for helping the boys with their ties & buttonholes… hahaha!!! Just cant thank you enough, for everything. You’re the best!!!! Lots of love, Caley, Michael & Marley xoxox

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Meaghan Wolter

Our gorgeous part-time ninja!!!

Joy Butler you are so gorgeous and made everyone feel so comfortable in front of the camera I lost count on how many people that told me they loved you last night. You have the best ideas and Luke and I want to thank you so much for being our photographer. We can’t wait to see the photos from the special places we went to you have so much talent you truly are amazing xoxo

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Carolyn Hogan

Thank you Joy for the beautiful photos you took of me and my Personal Bankers at Westpac today. You are fantastic!

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Roxanne Spies

JOY you are AH-MAZING! When I read your status this morning I was so jealous knowing you were looking at all the photos – you got them up so quickly!!

You were such a pleasure to have around yesterday and so easy to work with – on the wedding day and with all the organising before it. So many of our friends and family commented on how lovely you were and I’ve already received calls and texts from family who have seen the photos on Facebook saying how unreal they are.

Well done! We CANNOT wait to get our disc of photos and the album.

Love Roxanne and Mark xx

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Meaghan Hanlon

Thank you so much for today Joy Butler you made Luke and I feel so comfortable in front of the camera. We had the best time this afternoon. I the photos you have put up and cant wait to see the rest. You are so AMAZING!!!!!!! xxx

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Julie Green

We couldn’t have picked a more talented photographer. Gavin and I were lucky to acquire Joy for our wedding on Fraser Island earlier in the month. I’ve just received my photo package, all I can say is WOW! Joy is truly a talented artist, and we are extremely lucky to have her services on the Fraser Coast.

Ladies, I’ve worked with many photographers through-out Australia and NZ having run a very successful fashion and commercial modelling business, Joy Butler is quite possibly one of the very best in the industry!! You have to use her services!!!! Love your work Joy!!! xxxxxxxx

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Trish Childs

Hi Joy,

I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful photos…

They are very impressive, considering we thought we were unphotogenic!

we are vey impressed with your work … you really love what you do, and you made us feel so comfortable .. It was actually a lot of fun…

We particularly like the way you use natural light.

The photos are great… couldn’t be happier !!!!

Trisha & Nick

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Nyree Parry

Would like to say a BIG HUGE thankyou to the wonderful photo shoot on the weekend. Brett and I were so nervous but you made us feel so comfortable Both Brett and I just loved all the pictures you truely are good at your work..!!! Thanks again xxxx

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Shae Kennewell

YOU ARE SUPER WOMAN!!!!!!!!!!

We were blown away by our package today it exceeded way beyond what I had expected. I love the bag it all came in and had no idea you would print so many photos of us. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face and people are already telling me they are going to book you for their photos. As for Shaun and I not exactly liking our photo being taken you made it so enjoyable and we both really loved it. I can’t wait for you to do our bubba shots too ah so excited :))

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Kim Curry

Hi Joy, wanted to tell you how much we all enjoyed having the photoshoot with you on Saturday!! Kids had a ball and are looking forward to the wedding so they can “play” with you again, I can’t believe that I actually enjoyed having photos taken for once in my life! xx

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My business, Growtograph is based in Hervey Bay, Queensland. I specialise in Weddings, Family Portraits as well as Commercial photography.

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