Hi I’m so glad you found my website. I am a mom of 3 young kiddos Gabby (15) Hayden (7) Hannah (4) and wife to a very supportive husband Doug without him this business would not be possible. I am a digital marketer and developer by day and a mom and a photographer on my evenings and weekends. I lead a very active lifestyle running and biking with my family – but I can’t stop the love I have for my new found hobby and business Josie Malecha Photography.
I have always had a passion for art and design. I went to Graphic Design school straight out of High School and got my Graphic Design degree. So my first love was Photoshop – I have seriously been working in that application for 22 years so taking and editing photos is just such a natural extension of my skills. I have worked in the field for several years as a print designer, Photoshop expert in many different environments including print shops to ad agencies for major brands such as Mayo Clinic, Great Clips and Jostens.
During my time at Mayo Clinic, I decided to go back to school for my Bachelor’s degree. It was at this time – I got my first taste of a traditional photography class. I really enjoyed learning the mechanics of the camera – and mostly enjoyed the composition. The composition aspect came easy to me and I was able to win the “Best in Show” when I entered one of my very first photos. I was hooked!!!
But traditional photography was still king and I did not have the time and space for a darkroom.
It wasn’t until much later when I was expecting my second child that I invested in my first digital SLR camera. With my desire to capture my new baby’s most precious moments I made the investment. I started by taking thousands of photos of my kiddos – and from there taking photo for friends. I have taking several photography classes and am continually learning and reading everything– and the business has just evolved and kept growing from there.
It’s so exciting for me to be able to share my creativity behind the camera with friends and new clients I get to meet through this journey.
I have been working on building Josie Malecha Photography for the last five-years … during this time there has been much change in my style and in my equipment – I’m a very proud owner of a Cannon 5D Mark iii – it was a new addition to my photography gear in 2012. I just love it and the quality I’m getting with my new camera body is amazing!!! I am a lifetime learner – so I have been taking ongoing online classes and reading everything I can get my hands on about photography – so that I never stop improving my skills.
What I love about my business, where do I start….I love capturing kids, families and the everyday emotions…I love working with friends…meeting new people…honestly – I love Photoshop and Lightroom – and spending time bringing the images I take to life. I am just very exciting about being able to have the skills to offer my services to people and can’t wait to help you create some beautiful artwork for your walls, capture memories of your kids and families.
Give me a call or email if you want to schedule a session. Talk to me about your goals – your what to wear for a family session – what your are trying to accomplish. I would love to meet you.