Hi there! I’m Joy, the creative director and artist behind Joy Cruz Studio - An intimate photography and invitation design studio based in Oshawa, Ontario.
I am married to my best friend and I am a full-time mom to the bubbliest and loveliest little girl. I have rekindled my love with designing and photography when my little one was born. I am inspired by stories of love, raw moments and authenticity — helping me create something unique, beautiful and personal for my clients.
HERE IS A LITTLE FUN FACT
My family is my TREASURE! It’s such a feat to see a little piece of me.
I grew up in a historical house in the Philippines, sprouting roots for my love for vintage, timeless items and stories behind them.
Moving from one place to another, ignited my passion for culture and language.
Dancing, playing the guitar and belting out a song or two when no one is watching.
Survived an incident from shark infested waters.
Went to the first day at University without my two front teeth and a swollen-bruised chin. —> water related incident.
Stranded on an island for a week with nothing to eat but boiled “saba” bananas.
I love introducing 80’s and 90’s cartoons to my little one.
Titanic is my favorite movie! Watched it in theaters 4 times! With who? By myself!
Swimming in the ocean - as my uncle used to say - OMG Joy you have been swimming since 9 in the morning its already almost 7, you better live here!
I love collecting animes, mangas, novels, asian dramas and my favorite TV shows. I’ll show you my collection sometime, specially SUPERNATURAL.
I’m a gamer! RPGs, builders, Otomes and Assassin’s Creed!
A LITTLE THIS AND THAT
snuggles, pants, movie night, sunsets, exploring, island hopping, motorcycle rides, antiques, pistachio lattes, nature, long drives, apple pies!
love, family, miracles, friendships, resilience of the human spirit, nature, sunsets and sunrises, starry moonlit nights, music, and a touch of magic and hint of supernatural.