Born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, my love of photography developed at a young age, probably around the 4th grade. I had an assortment of cameras from then on--now I wish I kept the full collection!

Originally inspired to create scripture notecards with my photos in 1999, I'm pleased to have designed them this past summer with a new inspiration for sewing and creating bags arriving a few months later. I have no idea what the final destination of Joy Within will look like but I am definitely loving the journey along the way! 

I enjoy life as a daughter of the King, wife to the most supportive husband & mother of three spirited girls. I am grateful for all that I have & all that I do. :)


                                                                                             Aloha!  Alisa