The one thing you will quickly learn about me is I am not afraid to mention how God has truly blessed him, 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 be. I encourage you to be the best you can be with all the gifts God has given you. 

I have worked in the photography industry since 2002 as a professional photographer. I absolutely love being behind the lens! However, the world of photography has been dramatically changed with the inception of the digital age. I operate on a full-time schedule. I offer:

- Automotive (Street Rods & Muscle Cars)
- Nature
- Fine Art (Landscapes)
- Commercial Photography 


On November 6th, 1987, I married the most beautiful, supporting woman I have ever known, Gina. Together, we have raised three handsome boys (Joe (Taylor), Matt (Brooke) and Tim (Kalyn)). We now have eight beautiful grandchildren.

Scholastically, I hold a dual Master’s Degree in Marketing and Public Administration. This degree has helped me with promoting my business and activities I am involved in. 

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. Joe has won two National Photography Contests with his photos "Flowing River" and "Flowing Rapids". Both are available for purchase in large framed prints. I have also been featured in books, magazines, and calendars.

My wife and I share a strong faith in God. We attend and are members at Third Church in Pella, Iowa. I am also a part of the Technical Services Leadership Team at church. Serving God is our first priority!


Winner of two National Photography contests resulting in being published in books, magazines, and calendars with my prized images "Flowing River" and "Flowing Rapids", both of which are available for purchase in large, framed prints.


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


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

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