My Story

THiRDiPHOTO is owned and operated by Joy Newcomb, a highly committed professional with more than 24 years of experience in her field.

I established THiRDiPHOTO as a photography business whose aim is to produce outstanding imagery and quality customer service. Combining the best of traditional photography with my skills as a photojournalist to obtain an elegant editorial style.

I have been shooting professionally for 24 years winning many awards in photojournalism and fine art. I cover a range of photoshoots from portraits, family gatherings, live performances, and private party events; capturing the moments you will remember for a lifetime.

Many aspects drove me to become a photographer. I wanted to travel and see the world and humanity around me.

I love capturing that irreplaceable moment.

I love the expression of a child as they laugh and giggle.

I love seeing the joys of a day that will be forever kept.

I want you to laugh, smile and have the best time when we shoot.

At 14, I picked up my first camera and I have yet to put one down. It is my passion, my love, my life. My camera and my mind's eye, is my third eye. Looking through the lens, a creative and vibrant world opens to me.
I attended the University of Akron and graduated with a B.A. in studio art. Shortly after college, I spent a year watching the hustle of New York City. I then moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where I took on my first newspaper. I had fallen in love with photojournalism. There I began my journey as a photojournalist - traveling to where the news industry took me. After my stint at the Coeur d'Alene Press, I moved back to Ohio and began working at the local newspaper, The Canton Repository and spent 5 more years perfecting my style and becoming the photographer I wanted to be.

My office is the road I travel and the places I visit.

In 2004 I moved to LA in hopes of pursuing my creative dream, photographing the life and things I enjoy. Because of my journalism background, I shoot with a documentary style. Blending in with my environment so I, in a sense disappear. Letting your day; your moment become the focus.


The people, the places and their lives took me into a new world. Photojournalism is still a love. What a better way to spend a life time, each day different, each day unique.
— Joy Newcomb