Wednesday, August 13

Oprah, Steve Harvey, Marlon Wayans and more share Robin Williams condolescences

Robin Williams may be gone but he will never be forgotten. When you live a life for others there is no way that you cannot impact the world. Oprah, Steve Harvey, Whoopi Goldberg and many more were at a loss of words when hearing of the suicide of Williams.

Marlon Wayans posted the above photo quoting, "No words. Just no words. I am completely taken. One of my near dear heroes... Gone. The world lost a gift, a genius, a comedic pioneer. So gifted. Showed the world to take comedy serious. God bless u and rest you, what do u do with the guy that can do EVERYTHING? EVERYTHING!!! Thank u for your artistry and inspiration. Make a God poss his pants... Jesus too. Love u and respect u #riprobinwilliams"
Check out more heartfelt messages sent by more celebs by clicking here.


Robin Williams tribute highlights his best quotes

Robin Williams, was an amazing actor that could make you laugh until your face hurt, he could make you cry like a river and he could make you question your own life because he was just that good. Committing his laugh to make others happy, nobody would be able to understand the depression that he was dealing with in his own life. Hiding behind his comedy and possibly his Hollywood celebrity no one could visualize the hurt that he was feeling.

Many quotes were remembered in a tribute on Instagram, check out the best ones in the gallery by clicking here. And remember that life is never promised so do your best everyday to make life easy for others because you never know what is going on on the other side of that smile. Rest in peace, Robin Williams and our condolences to your family! -joi pearson @joiapearson


Monday, August 4

Nicole Murphy is one smoking hot babe! We can all see why Eddie Murphy married her and had five children, and why Michael Strahan is now engaged to her. At 46, she is giving women half her age a run for their money. Check out just how sexy Nicole is in the gallery, click this link.


Check out my interview with LaTavia Roberson

Oldie but good I was able to interview LaTavia Roberson as she shared her thoughts on motherhood and 1st Mother’s Day

LaTavia Roberson, former member of the R&B hit group Destiny’s Child, is celebrating her first Mother’s Day with her amazing daughter Lyric. As she travels promoting “R&B Diva’s Atlanta,” she opens up about motherhood, juggling family, work and personal time and more in the interview through this link.


Christian Louboutin's best womens red bottom high heels

Christian Louboutin has taken over the shoe industry and has found his trademark 'red bottoms'. Anyone from Kim Kardashian to an business professional to a lady in the club can be seen rockin' a pair. Check out more on this link. -joi pearson @joiapearson

Friday, August 1

Best Christian Louboutin's mens sneakers

Christian Louboutin has made a name for himself with his famous 'red bottom' shoes. Check out more Christian Louboutin's mens.  -joi pearson @joiapearson

Karen Civil, Porsha Stewart and more sexy photos

It is Summer and the ladies are hitting the beaches and the pool to get some sun and show off their sexy bikini bodies. Above, Karen Civil is rocking her two piece navy blue and stripes bikini at the beach. Check out more from this story by Karen Civil, Porsha Stewart and more sexy photos.

Marked off by bucket list - I've taken photos of President Barack Obama

Obama gives keynote address at the Congressional Black Caucus’ Phoenix Awards Gala

President Barack Obama addressed the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 43rd annual legislative conference at the Phoenix Awards Gala last night in Washington, D.C. Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Obama urged his supporters last night “to get back up and go back at it” and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won’t get their hands on guns. Check out more from this story here.

Photos by Joi Pearson Photography


Swizz Beatz and his celebrity friends on Instagram

Kasseem Dean but known to us as Swizz Beats, he began his music career as a producer when he was 16 working with DMX and the Ruff Ryders. Check out more of his celeb friends Swizz Beatz and his celebrity friends on Instagram. -joi pearson @joiapearson


Best photos of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz just announced yesterday that they are expecting, if you missed it click here.
Right off of their 4th wedding anniversary the lovely couple have
traveled the world together, made music together and have built a strong
family which includes their 3 year old son, Egypt Daoud Dean.

Check out more of the best photos of Alicia and Swizz in the  Best photos of Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. -joi pearson @joiapearson


Karen Civil, digital Renaissance woman, offers advice to budding entrepreneurs

Karen Civil — digital Renaissance woman — is Nipsey Hussle‘s manager and business partner at Marathon Agency. Civil is not only beautiful, but her self-titled brand is a force to reckon with, drawing in excess of 1.2 million monthly visitors. She has built a media empire that starts with Karen Civil, and expands to Live Civil and Civil TV, all under Always Civil Enterprises, which is a full-service branding and marketing powerhouse specializing in the imaging of brands and creating a foundation for endless success and visibility. Civil opened up in a recent interview. To find out more about her, read below. -joi pearson @joiapearson

Check out the rest of the interview by clicking here.


Thursday, July 31

Fashion inspiration: Cutest handbags and heels

Fashion inspiration: Cutest handbags and heels

Best fashion looks of Jennifer Williams

Best fashion looks of Jennifer Williams


Wednesday, July 30

Brenton in the park

I found a few old photos of Brenton, in these he was 3 years old but I couldn't help myself and decided to share.

xo xo


Ladies who Brunch in Atlanta

Ladies who Brunch is an exclusive women networking brunch held on Sundays where women can network & connect. This past Sunday they held another awesome event with special guests: Kandi Burruss, Emily B, Latasha Wright, Cynthia Bailey and Necole Bitchie.

How cute did the panelists look? I'm loving the mix of prints and colors. Thank you ladies for your inspiring stories and your wisdom. 

xo xo

Photo source - Instagram


BTS photos of Brenton's lastest shoot with CW Jacobs

Check out the latest behind the scene photos of my 4 year old son, @BrentonBrooks and photographer CW Jacobs.
Can't wait to see the final edits. Check out more of CW's work here.



Thursday, May 29

Oprah, Beyoncé, Ashanti, Diddy and more celebs remember Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou will always be celebrated for a life of service and a heart for her fellow man and woman. She will greatly be missed. Her legacy will live on through her words and the actions that followed. Her very close friend Oprah posted on her Instagram,
“I’ve been blessed to have Maya Angelou as my mentor, mother-sister, and friend since my 20s. She was there for me always, guiding me through some of the most important years of my life. The world knows her as a poet but at the heart of her, she was a teacher. ‘When you learn, teach. When you get, give’ is one of my best lessons from her. She won three Grammys, spoke six languages and was the second poet in history to recite a poem at a presidential inauguration. But what stands out to me most about Maya Angelou is not what she has done or written or spoken, it’s how she lived her life. She moved through the world with unshakable calm, confidence and a fierce grace. I loved her and I know she loved me. I will profoundly miss her. She will always be the rainbow in my clouds.”
Check out more encouraging words from other celebs via Instagram in the gallery.

Wednesday, December 8

Antonia Toya Carter & Lil Wayne Celebrate Reginae Carter's 12th Bday @ Straits

Happy Birthday Reginae!!! Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne and Antonia “Toya” Carter, was treated to a celebrity filled birthday bash that most pre-teens can only dream about!

Reginae just turned 12 and she was treated to a party at Straits Restaurant in Atlanta over the weekend joined by her famous mom and dad, as well as her extended blended family.

Lil Wayne’s baby mama Nivea and Toya’s boo Memphitz joined in the celebration as well as Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and her daughter Zonnique, Cash Money CEO Birdman & his family, Young Money’s Lil Chuckee and Russell “Diggy” Simmons.

For more pics go to Joi Pearson Photography.


Monday, October 25

Antonia Toya Carter Grand Opens GARB Boutique

Antonia Toya Carter hosted the grand opening of The GARB Boutique this weekend in New Orleans, LA. Members of New Orleans City Council- Cedric Richmond, Barbara Lacen-Keller, Helena Moreno, celebrity guests Rasheeda, Kandi Burress, Micky 'Memphiz' Wright, James Dubose and a host of family and friends were among the special guests at the private event.

The GARB Boutique specializes in affordably priced women's clothing, accessories and shoes. It also boasts a section called "Toya's Closet" where guests can purchase one of a kind items straight from Toya's wardrobe.

Garb, another word for fashion, is a perfect name for her hip, trendy boutique and Magazine St. is a perfect location for it!
Congrats to Antonia for another successful event sponsored by Visual Beauty, Dubose Entertainment and Conjure Cognac. For more exclusive pictures from this event please click here -> Joi Pearson Photography

The GARB Boutique
2108 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130


Sunday, August 22

Rolling Out, B.O.B and My 1st Cover

To read the entire article and to see the rest of the pictures that I shot click here -> Rolling Out and B.O.B! Special S/O to Rolling Out and DeWayne 'The Real Fly Guy'R. To view all of the pictures from the MySpace Concert click here