You will find my work in most Our Iowa Magazine issues, promoting our beautiful Iowa driftless area. I also freelance for Cedar Rapids Gazette and do commercial work for area realtors.

Excited to have six photos in Our Iowa magazine February/March 2021!

Come enter the world of Joyce Meyer Photography.  Email her at joyce.meyer@mchsi.com. She continues with her writing and photography, and does photo shoots on location for businesses, websites, brochures etc.  She also travels the country doing art shows and her work can be seen in magazines, billboards, businesses and websites. Joyce freelances for the Cedar Rapids Gazette in her spare time.

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Her Nature Story: The Midwest award winning nature photographer from Spillville has been published in many medias including fourteen magazine covers, and state and national publications, billboards and even on television photography shows. To find where she will be at look under “Upcoming events.”

Where to find her work locally in NE Iowa: Fall-Winter 2020-2021 billboard with her photo of Decorah HWY between Decorah & Waukon. Euphoria Coffee in West Union, Plum Creek Art Gallery in Fredericksburg, The Landing in Decorah, and area art shows. Her specialty cards are sold at Oneota Coop & Visitors/Chamber Office in Decorah, Lavender Fields B&B in Calmar.

Her billboards can be seen all over Iowa.  Her work locally was on a billboard on HWY 52 north of Decorah advertising to visit Decorah & on billboard advertising Kelly Real Estate. Her work can be seen gracing the walls of many businesses including Bank Iowa in Lawler, Waucoma and Fredericksburg, along with Wheaton Iowa. Decorah and Cresco Bank, Kelly Real Estate, Law office of Anderson, Wilmarth, Van Der Maeten, Fretheim, Gipp & Zahskay  and  more all over the United States and many websites.

PUBLISHED WORK Our Iowa magazine August/September 2021 pages 36 & 40, Our Iowa June/July 2021 includes 3 photos on pages 10,35,37, Our Iowa April/May 2021 page36, six photos in February/March 2021 Our Iowa magazine, People’s Choice award Keep Iowa Beautiful 2021, Silos & Smokestacks People’s Choice award 2020,  billboard 2020 for Visit Decorah, October/November Our Iowa half page of Smallest Church, August/September 2020 Our Iowa. June/July 2020 Our Iowa magazine 6 photos from pages 35-38, April/May 2020 bluebird & male cardinal page 35 & 37, February/March 2020 Our Iowa Magazine page 38, Dec. 2019/Jan 2020 Holiday issue Our Iowa Magazine COVER page and also photo on page 59, Oct/Nov 2019 Our Iowa magazine page 38 little pumpkins, June/July 2019 Our Iowa Magazine on page 38, Fall of 2018 Joyce’s “bull rider” photo became a finalist in Weather.com photo contest and came close to winning her $15,000. Later it won in Silos and Smokestacks photo contest. Our Iowa Magazine Oct/Nov 2018 page7 of Lansing Bridge & page 39 Thompson Fall driveway by Spillville. In 2018 Decorah & Winneshiek County Community Reference Guide cover/back and most photos inside & other tourism brochures and websites for Decorah and Iowa. Sept. 2017 photo cover for Voice for Health if overlook of Lansing bridge, photo in Country magazine of kids having fun on a river, many photos in Iowa tourism websites & guides, May 2017 Country Extra half page of a fawn, April/May 2017 edition of Country magazine is a half page of little girl and a calf. Also the April/May 2017 Our Iowa has three photos in it. As you open the magazine you will see Spring blossoms a page and a half,  on page 38 is the pretty purple crocuses and a chipmunk at my birdbath. Feb/March issue of Our Iowa with a photo of a field of bluebells and a little girl smelling tulips. Also USA Today in February 2017 with a photo overlooking Decorah for prettiest small town picked for state of Iowa. Fall issue 2016 of Our Iowa magazine, page 38 of a fall harvest scene, Front and back cover of government magazine fall issue of The ICAP Update. The list goes on, but close to her heart was the chance in 2016 to write a story about making apple pie with her grandmother in Summer issue of InSpired magazine.

Her story and photos of bluebells is in the Our Iowa book and photos in 50 Years of Nordic Fest book. National magazine called Country magazine has her Canada Geese & Goslings’ on page 39, April/May, Country Extra had her great blue heron in Jan/Feb 2016 page 33, Tenth national magazine cover spring issue of Voice for Health 2016 of a storm cloud sunset by Nordness off of Lincoln HWY Road by Decorah-9th cover was an oriole the Spring of 2015, July magazine cover of The Voice for Health 2014-wildflowers, June/July Our Iowa 2014 story and photo on Art Huber, two photos in April/May 2014 issue of Our Iowa Magazine, spring edition of Inspire(d) Magazine, photojournalism at Cedar Rapids Gazette and her writing and photos at local newspaper, Calmar Courier 2006-2015. In the past her  work has been in Country Magazine, Country Extra, Birds and Blooms, Backyard Living, earlier issues (2007 – 2011) full page portfolios in The Iowan Magazine when they had that feature, Inspire(d) Magazine, Voice for Health, historical Iowa magazines, Iowa Gardening, Edible Iowa among others. Joyce also works closely with tourism departments promoting our beautiful Northeast Iowa with publications and websites.

COMMERCIAL WORK: Joyce’s commercial work can be seen 2020-2021 billboards Visit Decorah & their websites, Silos & Smokestacks website, also at area businesses including Kelly Real Estate, Winneshiek County Sheriff/Police Department, the Bank Iowa-Lawler branch (where they used only her work), Bank Iowa-Fredericksburg, and also Waucoma, Decorah and Cresco Bank & Trust, Decorah Chamber Office, Anderson- Wilmarth-Van Der-Maaten-Belay, Fretheim Law office in Decorah, Winneshiek Medical in Decorah,The Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative in Postville and First Trust & Savings Bank in Wheatland Iowa  has all her work on canvas. Also work is all over Iowa & United States. Websites  like Kelly Real Estate, many country clubs, and tourism sites such as Visit Decorah, WCDI -Winneshiek Development, Imagine Northeast Iowa, Iowa Travel guides, and visitor guides, Silos and Smokestacks.

Joyce uses her work to tell the story of the beauty in nature that surrounds us and invites you to walk with her on the journey that takes in vistas of the world to tiny butterflies in the quest that her and her camera canvas takes.


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Midwest Fine Art Photography by Joyce Meyer