Joshua Veldstra : Photographer/Owner
Joshua was born and raised in the stunning, small town of Homer, Alaska. At age 17, he developed a personal interest in capturing images how he saw them while he was traveling in Europe and the Middle East. For his 18th birthday his parents sent him a digital camera and he began to teach himself how to translate that same real life beauty into photographs. He later studied studio and photo processing with the talented photographer and film maker, Jelani Memory, in Portland, Oregon. His love for photographing people has led him all over the world, from India, the UK, to Europe and the Middle East.
In 2010, Joshua turned his long time passion into a reality and made photography his full time career. He has been published in numerous magazines, such as Alaskan Bride and Groom, Be Wed, The Press, The G.O.O.D.S. and Dark Beauty Magazine, and his photos have been used for world renown company, Grundens. Joshua's photographs have been published Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue.
Joshua specializes in wedding, editorial, portrait, fashion and fine art photography.
Photo by Jesseline Honrud
Martina Miller : Photographer
Martina moved to Homer, Alaska in 2015 after growing up all over the world as part of a military family. Photography has been a lifelong hobby, which recently developing into a professional position when she joined the team at Joshua Veldstra Photography in January 2016! At 19 years old, she has captured thousands of beautiful images while second-shooting weddings with Joshua all throughout the state of Alaska. This girl is seriously a natural!
She is currently attending Western Washington University and will return to Alaska to resume photography in the summer. And we could not be more excited to have her back!
Here is Martina's beautiful work: http://joshuaveldstraphotography.pixieset.com/martinaportfolio/
Photo by Joshua Veldstra
Brittney Veldstra : Business Manager/Owner
Brittney is an Oregon native and an Alaska transplant; she was born and raised in the foothills of Mt. Hood in a gorgeous little town called Welches. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at University of Oregon in Eugene (Go Ducks!), she ran a job search center for Goodwill Industries and helped hundreds of people find jobs in the community. In 2014 she followed a boy she met at one of her best friend's weddings two years prior to Homer, Alaska after dating long distance for about a year. Later that year that boy became her husband and is now her business partner (p.s. it's Joshua)!
Brittney is our Business Manager, which basically means she does a little bit of everything to help keep JVP running smoothly! From office work, to photographer's assistant, makeup and conceptual design, to second-shooting at weddings, she loves doing it all! Working along side her husband and supporting his passion for photography is truly a dream come true!
Photo by Joshua Veldstra