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Get to know mJoy

First off… mJoy Photography – Why? mJoy stands for one main thing and one thing only, Melissa Joy. My loving wife who pushed me to make photography my full time career.

Background: After a few years of Art and Design at Minnesota State University Moorhead I decided to go back to my degree of Marketing. Graduating with that I went to work for a little company called Microsoft as a Vendor. Speed up to June 2009… mJoy Photography became my full time job.

Photography has given me opportunities of a lifetime! Meeting and photographing Carrie Underwood was an amazing experience. I have photographed other artists such as Nelly, Cali Swag District, 3oh3!, Skillet, Rodney Atkins, and Sawyer Brown to name a few. I have flown over Fargo Moorhead in a 2 seat helicopter with no doors and shot aerials of the city. Last year and this year I will have contributed most of the photos and both covers to the Fargo Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitors Guide along with ads in the North Dakota Visitors Guide. I have been at the starting line of the Fargo Marathon in the pouring rain and have been crouched at the finish line photographing every single winning soul to cross that line! mJoy is the official photographer for the Scheels Arena as well as the USHL Junior hockey team, Fargo Force. Most importantly I have captured moments for new parents, newly engaged, and newly married, and portraits of children and Seniors.

Photography is truly my passion and it is also my life! When I am not photographing for mJoy I am the Corporate Photographer for Vanity. (www.evanity.com) Pretty much anything you see on there I photograph. Taking that position has allowed my wife to stay home with our newborn boy Jack Mitchell Highman (quite the fan favorite at Force games).

I do hope you stick around and enjoy what I write. I will try to give a glimpse into things I photograph and sometimes tell how and why I shoot it the way I did.

Tomorrow is a rare Wednesday night game for the Fargo Force! Come out to the game… I will be the one in between the benches with the camera 😉