About Joy


Joy has been a professional photographer for more than a decade. However, she snapped her first photo before leaving elementary school. Her favorite photo subjects are families and interesting vistas – such as the Grand Canyon.

She is known for strikingly memorable and candid portrait photography. Her specialties are children’s photography, family photos, pet pictures, and capturing the souls of musicians

In addition to her session photography, Joy also has a collection of artistic photographs available as prints or high resolution images.

Currently, she is employed part-time at Paul’s Photos in Redondo Beach.  Moreover, Joy volunteers her time with several area associations and is a member of the Beach Cities Breakfast Club.

Connect with Joy via the Contact page.


I have booked Joy for many live events, including for high profile red carpet entertainment awards.  She is extremely conscientious as she always arrivines early, is courteous to the celebrities and event organizers and makes them feel at ease. Her work is outstanding and delivered with great care. I never have to worry that Joy will not give to a project 100%!  Joy Daunis gets a definitive thumbs up from the 411 Voices Media team and myself!

Louise Sattler, 411voices.com, Los Angeles


Joy is amazing to work with! She completely understands how to compose photos that are interesting and artful!                     

Her use of light and backgrounds adds to the experience and the finished product.”                    


Playa Del Rey, CA


“I was in a panic as to what to get my husband for Christmas, until I thought of Joy and her beautiful photography – I didn’t want just a portrait, I wanted “US” the family.  We had so much fun and she captured us perfectly – this includes Toby…our dog!  Needless to say, my husband loved his gift.”

Torrance California