Joshua Veldstra : Photographer/Owner
Joshua was born and raised in the stunning, small town of Homer, Alaska. And yes, it is Joshua, not Josh, just ask his mother. At age 17, he developed an interest in capturing images how he saw them while he was traveling in Europe and the Middle East. So 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, New Zealand and the Middle East, but eventually lead him back his beautiful Alaskan home town.
In 2010, Joshua turned his long time passion into a reality and made photography his full time career. It was one of the best and scariest decisions he had made. 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. And we are thrilled to announce he was recently voted Alaska's Best Photographer for 2017!
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 had been a lifelong hobby, which developing into a professional position when she joined the team at Joshua Veldstra Photography in January 2016. At 21 years old, she has captured thousands of beautiful images while photographing weddings all throughout the state of Alaska. Martina recently got back from traveling around Europe attending various photography workshops (check out her portfolio to see some from Greece!). This girl is seriously a natural and we are thrilled that she joined the team!
Here is Martina's beautiful work: http://joshuaveldstraphotography.pixieset.com/martinaportfolio/
Photo by Joshua Veldstra
Brittney Veldstra : Business Manager/Owner
Brittney is an native Oregonian and an Alaska transplant; she was born and raised in the foothills of Mt. Hood in a gorgeous little town that is a lot like Homer. 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 left her home state, family and a career she loved and followed a boy she met at one of her best friend's weddings two years prior. 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, bookkeeping, 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