About Joy

I was born and raised in Northern Virginia. My desire to engage and connect with other people has always been one of the most important facets of who I am. I believe in the power of a kind word, second chances, and living a life full of love. I live in Northern Virginia with my husband, Peter and our nearly-eight year old doxie mutt, Henry. 

Where we started:

Mornings Like These founded on a morning unlike any other. It came into being in the most organic of ways. One particularly beautiful morning, it dawned on me that everyday can be my best day, every morning can be moving, profound, and beautiful. Through cataloging my mornings, dedicating my day and encouraging people across the world to catalog their own mornings, I hoped to start a movement of presence and mindfulness. We are responsible for the media we put out and we are also responsible for the thoughts we choose to think. Through Mornings Like These, I am able to curate motivational media and connect with people across the world. 


Where we are now:

Over the years, Mornings Like These has developed into a well-rounded photography, videography and social influence brand. I have worked with dozens of brands on social content campaigns, social media consulting, photoshoots, video storytelling and events. Through starting MLT and developing a love for digital storytelling, the brand formed organically as relationships with companies and audiences began to take shape. 

On the Instagram, you will see mornings shared by people across the world, including glimpses of my own mornings and peeks into my life and work.

On the blog, you will find my ramblings, photographed mornings I share with businesses and artists, recent work, stories, my favorite things, coverage of events I am involved in, and much more.