Hey! I'm Natalie, the sole photographer of Natalie Joy Photography! I was born and raised right here in Fort Wayne, IN, and despite the years of sarcastically calling it "Fort Fun" I have really grown to enjoy living here! I am obsessed with squishy babies, anything chocolate, capturing life with my camera and my little family. I married my gorgeous and fun husband, Matt, in 2018 and became an instant mom to my bonus daughter, Stella!


I became Natalie Joy Photography in 2011, and my love for photography only continued to grow! I strive with each family and milestone session to capture true emotion and connectedness that family has. My passion though...is newborn photography. I fell in love with those squishy new little bundles after photographing my best friend's new baby (I had NO IDEA what I was doing, believe me, I have the pictures to prove it!) and knew I had to continue to pursue educating myself on proper posing, safety, and handling. I have since taken 3 newborn posing workshops from top newborn photographers, and continue to strive to learning! I am a fully insured, legit business and specialize in newborns, children and family photography. (Side note, I have my bachelor in nursing degree from Goshen College and still work part time as a Labor and Delivery Nurse at a local hospital!) Although Nursing was my first passion, photography gives me that creative outlet I desire! 

So let's chat and find a time we can capture your beautiful family! 

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