Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 215: The Pamperee Profiles by Rg2™ (16): ‘Precious Photo Moments with Josette’

25 Apr
Josette Holt Wyatt, Founder/Owner, In The Moment Portraiture

Josette Holt Wyatt, Founder/Owner, In The Moment Portraiture


“Precious Photo Moments with Josette”


Seems easy enough: Invest in top-notch, state-of-the-art camera equipment, encourage your subject to smile, and snap away. Easy, right? Uh, wrong. What about lighting? Angles? Posture? Background and landscape? Theme? And exposure and clarity and movement?

And what about the innate ability to make your clients feel comfortable, at ease in your presence? Even bringing a little comic relief to a tight, tense event such as a wedding?

Do yourself a huge favor and call Josette Holt Wyatt–photographer extraordinaire.

Her Fontana, Calif.-based In The Moment Portraiture professional photography business is the go-to “precious moments capturing” image taker/maker for any and all occasions and events. On the heels of its 10-year anniversary, In The Moment Portraiture has simply gotten better with each photo session and adventure, and Ms. Wyatt continues to treat each client as if hers are the very last photos they will take to truly honor those precious moments that will live into eternity.

“I love to capture what I call ‘in the moment’ shots, and that’s also one of the reasons why I named my business In The Moment Portraiture,” Josette recalls. “My mentors years ago, when I was first starting out, would say to me, ‘You love capturing those in the moment shots,’ the unrehearsed, genuine-emotion snapshots that revealingly tell a story.

“I realize all the snaps can’t be truly in-the-moment shots. So I do what I call semi-posed captures where I orchestrate the client into a certain posture but let it naturally fall into what it’s going to be. There’s a story there, in that moment, just the same. It just takes a little coaxing to help it unfold.”

In The Moment Portraiture’s portfolio is vast: Everybody loves weddings, graduations, and birthdays, but what about the day after? Josette’s The Day After shots are exquisite, fun, elegant and playful–however the couple’s feeling in that moment in time. What about boudoir shots for the lover in all of us? Josette’s got you covered. Youth sports shots? No problem. Family and kids? Head shots for seniors? Maternity/babies? Fashion or Period themes, such as Western, Egyptian, Supermodel or Rockstar? Special events? Or simply “A Day in Your Life” captures? And specialty items and albums? Josette’s at the ready with a keen, creative eye, a counselor’s temperament, and a whatever-it-takes-to-capture-your-perfect-moment personality that’s no less than endearing.

A session with Josette is simply life enhancing.

Her heartfelt approach to her work can be traced to the very genesis of the company. Like so many of us, Ms. Wyatt, back in the turn of the century, had been downsized from her corporate position by an evolving economy that was shedding jobs relentlessly. Unsure of her next move, she knew she had a knack for the human element and a yen for adventure with its attendant unpredictability. Photography would allow her to sate both cravings. And a business was born.

“I think the hardest part was figuring out how I was going to run a business when I had no prior experience at entrepreneurship,” she explains. “I was concerned about how I would get new potential clients and were they going to pay me to photograph their moments.”

With schooling, self-confidence, the backing of her family, and drawing upon her intrinsic people skills, Josette set upon her course and remained determined. Her advice to novice photographers and those with an interest is just as heartfelt and earnest: “If you’re serious about photography, please do a business plan. This will help you to see the big picture of your business and it helps a great deal with finances. Take your time to learn, improve and perfect your craft. Don’t be afraid of rejection. If it doesn’t work out the first time, revamp it and figure out how to make it work. And don’t be afraid to ask questions . . . you must have a hunger for knowledge.”

And to experience a true professional in action, set up a session with Josette and her In The Moment Portraiture.

I take pleasure in this precious moment to honor Josette Wyatt as this Pamper-Her-Friday’s special Pamperee for her life-enhancing work. And for making all her clients’ portraiture true works of art.

Connect with Josette:
Web: and
Phone: 909.428.1014


“I welcome challenges when it comes to photography because it opens me up and helps me grow as an artist.” -Josette Holt Wyatt

© 2014 Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2®

Josette Holt Wyatt, Photo Artist Extraordinaire (images © In The Moment Portraiture)

Josette Holt Wyatt, Photo Artist Extraordinaire (images © In The Moment Portraiture)

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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Pamper-Her-Friday


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