Welcome to Joe Mahaffey Photography

About Me

The one thing you will quickly learn about me is that I am not afraid to mention how God has truly blessed me, in both my life and career. I am quick to give God all the glory in everything that has happened in my life and career. There have been times I have stumbled and fallen, and for no other explanation, I know God was there to pick me up, dust me off, and point me in the right direction. I am a firm believer that we were all put on this beautiful place that God created to be the best we can and that is what I will do as your professional photographer… Be the best I can be with all the gifts God has given me.

I have worked in the photography industry for nearly fifteen years while owning Joe Mahaffey Photography. I have worked extremely hard at becoming an accomplished professional photographer. I love being behind the lens and love preserving memories for a lifetime!

On November 6th, 1987, I married the most beautiful, supporting woman I have ever known, Gina. Together, we have raised three handsome boys. Joe and his wife Taylor have three beautiful children. Matt and his wife Brooke have two beautiful children. Tim and his wife Kaylin have three beautiful children. Gina travels with me quite regularly on nearly all of my photo shoots and is becoming a great photographer herself. .

I hold a dual Masters Degree in Marketing and Public Administration. I use this training and experience to help promote my business, my clients, and I can also help with advertising and promoting your events. I am more than a man behind the camera and I want to help you be successful and I believe if you are successful, I am successful. I want to build lasting relationships.

I am a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Iowa Army National Guard. While serving in the National Guard, my unit was activated to deploy to Iraq, but 11 days prior to activation, I was injured during a training exercise, resulting in becoming a 100% disabled veteran. It was during his time of rehabilitation that I became a professional photographer in 2002. I have won two National Photography Contests with my images. "Flowing River" and "Flowing Rapids". Both are available for purchase in large framed prints. I have had these two images featured in books, magazines, and calendars.

We have a strong faith in God and attend and are members at the Third Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa. We are actively involved with church. Serving God is my first priority and you will notice my strong faith simply by talking to me.

I offer the following photography services: 

Local Sports
Family Portraits
Engagement Portraits
Senior Portraits
Automotive (Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Motorcycles)
Graphic Design

When not on the road, Joe and Gina make their home in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

Joe Mahaffey Photography Motto

"Capturing life's most precious moments...One click at a time!"

Joe Mahaffey Photography
Mission Statement

Joe Mahaffey Photography will provide our customers with the best photo session experience while using business ethics, honesty, integrity, our Christian beliefs, and respect.

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