Below you will find my standard starting prices, most of the time they will be as listed. Most common reason for an increase is for travel (see below). Please contact me for full details and a personalized quote. You can do this by clicking contact page or email me directly at

There is no limit on the number of photos you will receive, if it turns out, you’ll get the photo, anything less is silly. Photos are delivered on a USB drive for you to keep (or a disc if you so prefer, or both!) or online via Drop-Box if there is a rush situation. And of course, you will own rights to the photos to post, share and print as you like.


Wedding day packages start at $700DSC_0077

Wedding day plus engagement sessions start at $850

Engagement sessions start at $250

Event – $250

Portrait/Family – starting at $250

Other – smaller or unique job pricing is based on estimated hours worked.

If you are a non-profit or religious organization contact me for pricing. Prices can be negotiated, tell me your story and what you’re looking for and we can make something work, everyone deserves a beautiful photo.

I cover Southeastern Wisconsin (Lake Geneva to the Milwaukee area) Madison, Northeastern Illinois (Chicago area) and the Fox Cities. I cover anywhere else for a small travel fee. Contact me for details.

About Joy:

Hello! My name is Joy Kowald. I’m an award winning photographer and photojournalist in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. I’ve been a professional photographer for six years doing a medley of photojournalism, sports, portraits, event and commercial photography.