Joan Packham was born February 15, 1929. She married Clinton Van “Nick” Murdock. They raised their family on a farm in Idaho before moving to Hurricane, Utah in 1980. In 1982 they started their 25 years of aerial photography work, selling prints to contractors and home owners among others. Nick piloted their small plane while Joan held a camera out of the window to take the photographs. As they lived on an old airstrip in Hurricane, Utah in the Sky Ranch area, they were able to house the aircraft in a hangar that doubled as their home and take off using the adjacent runway. Nick retired from flying in 2007 and returned to Idaho in 2008 with Joan. Nick passed away on August 18, 2009 in Blackfoot, Idaho. Joan remarried and still resides in Idaho.