Tampa Maternity & Newborn Portraits

Hi, I am MJ.

I am the CEO and Photographer of Misty Jones Photography. I love to travel: Both of my parents served in the Air Force and I loved experiencing other cultures. I was born in Wisconsin, and yes, I love cheese. Our first base was in Rapid City, South Dakota, and from there we traveled to Japan, California, England and finally Florida. I have visited over a dozen countries and 35 states.

My love of photography stems from my desire for everyone to see the beauty in themselves. I believe that we are all beautiful, even with our imperfections. I also believe everyone should be treated with respect and kindness. I believe in equal rights, that love is love, and in kindness above all else. I believe in the power of empowering other women and the power of supporting small businesses.

Random things about me: I struggled with infertility and did 3 rounds of IVF. Our two youngest babies (ok they are technically teenagers) were adopted and have completed our family with the perfect mix of sass and humor. I have a gluten allergy, but I love comfort food. So, I have learned to cook in new and healthier ways but I still love ice cream. Have you ever had cake batter ice cream with cookie dough and Reese’s peanut butter cups? It is EVERYTHING! I have a Paralegal degree and worked as an Accountant for several years before getting my Real Estate License and then becoming a Professional Photographer. I am a mix between an introvert and an extrovert depending on the situation. I secretly want to write a book but don't tell anyone. I love a good tear jerker movie. I love Broadway shows, musicals, and singing in the shower.

When I am not working, I like to spend time traveling with my family going to my two youngest kids’ soccer games; hanging out by the pool with my oldest daughter and my two granddaughters; sharing a bottle of champagne with my tribe by the pool; or getting massages. I believe home should be your safe space where you can cry, laugh and love freely. I love to go out dancing or staying home and completing a puzzle with my husband Walter. After a tough week you can find me binging on Netflix true crime stories. I believe playing hard is equally as important as working hard.


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Riverview Women's Portrait Photographer

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“MJ went above and beyond for our newborn shoot. She was so wonderful with our precious newborn. She took her time and had all kinds of tricks and techniques for getting the best poses. She also did a great job with our maternity shoot. I was 33 weeks pregnant and not feeling very well... MJ managed to get plenty of great pictures. We will certainly be using her again as our baby grows. Her customer service is excellent and the quality of her work speaks for itself.”

“MJ is truly gifted/talented. I've never seen someone work so confidently, efficiently, and lovingly, all at once. She is so patient and professional and has the most unique vision for her shoots. I was completely blown away by the whole experience. She's a perfectionist, in the very best way and it really shows in her photographs. I highly recommend her to anyone getting newborn photos done.”

“Love Misty! I have used her for maternity, newborn and family pictures and have been incredible happy with her work and ability to capture candid moments. Highly recommend.”

“Misty has done all of our family for photos for the last ten years (save the time we lived overseas) and every session has been a truly enjoyable experience. The kids all loved working with her. In addition to the experience being fantastic, the photos are always amazing! She always finds a way to bring out the best in her subjects...even cranky teenagers.”

“I love the portraits Misty took for both my maternity and newborn sessions. She was easy to work with and she had tons of patience with my son as he slept/fed during the session. I absolutely recommend her services. Thank you Misty!”

“I'm Shawn's dad and I don't post on FB but I have to say that these pictures leave me speechless! I have no words as to the quality of these shots. They are just awesome! Thank you, Misty, for making this a good time for my son and for my family."

"Omg, can't wait to see the rest of these! Thank you so much Misty for making this a memorable and fun event for Shawn, he had a blast!"

"Absolutely love how these are turning out!”

“...amazing! Took my breath away! You are incredible!"

"Misty did an amazing job on our maternity and newborn photos. She is truly very talented and you can tell she really enjoys what she does. She is very personable, patient, passionate, and I highly recommend her!”

“You did an amazing job throughout this entire process. I look forward to working with you in the future!”

“Whatever you are dreaming for your photoshoot, Misty can make it become a reality. She is talented at capturing your vision and creating her own. You will want to order every single shot! She's amazing with babies and so patient!”