Project Description

As a mom with kids that are growing up way too fast, I understand the need to capture the moments that mean a lot to a family.  From the early years to high school to beyond, I want to make sure I’ve documented the milestones in the life of my family and I would love the opportunity to do that for your family, as well.

When shooting portraits, I’m all about relaxed, casual, and fun.  I still have flashbacks of those awkward, posed pictures from Sears (we couldn’t afford the cool Olan Mills sessions, which are slightly less awkward), thus my love of candids.  My primary goal is to capture the personality of the person(s) in front of the camera and ensure an enjoyable experience for all involved.

I’m extremely active in sports photography shooting for MaxPreps.com, a division of CBS Sports, in addition to Phlox Photography.  I’m a sports fanatic so I really enjoy capturing student-athletes in action, but having the opportunity to capture another side of a student-athlete, away from their respective sport, is especially fun, hence my love of Senior portraits.

Whether action shots or portraits, I look forward to having the opportunity to partner with you to create invaluable keepsakes for you and your family!

Jo Ann made my son’s Senior pictures effortless. Her style behind the camera brought out his personality perfectly! We have photos that I will cherish forever. I recommend Jo Ann Nowak for anyone looking for a great photographer!
Gretchen Sprouse, Mom of Connor Sprouse – Cypress Ranch HS Class of 2021

Jo Ann is amazing! She listened to what we wanted, had great suggestions on locations and absolutely captured my son’s personality in his senior pictures. Jo Ann was creative with the camera angles (even laying on a downtown sidewalk at one point to get the building behind him) and it was not the same pose at each location. The results were fantastic — I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!!
Danielle J., Senior Mom – Cypress Woods HS Class of 2020  

Jo Ann is a wonderful person and an amazing photographer. She took my toddler’s photos, and I am beyond blessed for her patience, kindness, and creativity with him. Words can’t do her photos any justice, as they are Priceless! We had a wonderful experience at Bodhi’s photo shoot with Jo Ann, and look forward again to the next one.
Ambra Borak, Bodhi’s mom

I am available for:

  • Sports
  • Portraits
  • Lifestyle