The grandson of Italian immigrants and the son of Brazilian parents, Joyce was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As a teenager, Joyce worked at his father's photo lab, where he fell in love with the art and process of photography. He left Brazil and pursued his passion at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. He also studied art at Pasadena College. Joyce has worked in the commercial field as an illustration and architectural photographer and other business enterprises. To the delight of his fans, he has never stopped making beautiful photographs.
Joyce and his wife Ana have two sons, Alan and Giulio.