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I am passionate not just about photography but of the power of print. My father died when I was 11 and photographs are one of the few things that I still have of him that I can hold onto. I have large and small prints all over my home, and albums in the living room. Print is powerful in reminding you of what you are passionate about, and what brings you happiness.  From my grandparents in their 70's gear, to my babies newborn photographs, to the candids from my wedding, to my children's yearly portraits, these prints tell the story of my life and remind me of who I am, and you just can't get that from only having digital images. 


My name is Jonelle and I am the owner/photographer for Thrive Photography.  I am a mother of 3, wife, Harry Potter lover, creme brulee eater, photographer. I believe that photography is powerful, and that moments and experiences deserve to preserved and remembered. 

I love story telling, whether it's through books, movies, podcasts, or photography. I have chosen to specialize in birth and the first year of life because birth is beautiful, and women are amazing. There are only a couple of moments in your life that change who you are, and the birth of a child is one of them. It deserves the documentation and preservation as much as a wedding.  My portraits will tell your story, the honest, beautiful truth that is your family.