Hi, I'm Joy Hunter.

And I LOVE taking photographs.

For years I've been the one in the family with the camera, stealthily coming around corners to snap my mom conversing with a grandchild, photographing card games and beach walks and meals. Then it was Summerville parades, Charleston streets, and farmers markets. In my job (as a Communications Director) I've take photos for more than 10 years of conventions, worship services and portraits (explains why so many of my portraits are of priests - yes?)

I grew up a Coast Guard brat. Had the privilege of living, for many years, on Governors Island, NY. Met and married my husband, Marion, in NYC. and we moved to the lowcountry in the early 1990's. We have two handsome, guitar-playing, song-writing adult sons (shown above) - two lovely, talented daughters-in-law and one precious granddaughter. My Christian faith is my foundation and I seek to live a life that reflects that. I hope my photographs do the same. We're blessed with a happy life - 35 years married and still going strong.

Photo by Samuel Hunter



“We are thrilled with the photos! Joy created the ambiance and took the time to capture our relationship. Never have we had photos taken which bring out our personalities so well. She was considerate and creative in her approach making the session a pleasure for us. Not only will we enjoy these great photos but we plan to give some to our family for Christmas. We are very thankful to Joy and highly recommend Joy Hunter Photography.”