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  • Welcome to Joy Marie Photography

    Turning life’s moments into works of art is second nature to Joy Marie. Whether it’s a bashful glance or a passionate embrace, a time of reverence or a heartfelt celebration, Joy Marie captures the beauty that is inherent in everything she photographs. Working with only a select number of clients each year, Joy Marie maintains a boutique approach to her work, allowing her to build trusted, collaborative relationships with her clients. With a natural ability to blend fine art, photojournalism and fashion, Joy Marie is a distinct, award-winning photographer whose work has been published in People, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Hello!, LA Confidential, and several other bridal & lifestyle publications worldwide. When not shooting, Joy Marie enjoys traveling & spending time with her husband, David, and their three sons Elon, Jaden & Micah.

I’ve adored Katie Sperry since the very first time we met through her sister at her brother’s wedding and then again at her sister’s wedding. You see, the Sperry Sisters (there’s 4 of them) are known for planning weddings that are spilling over with style, panache, and sparkle. They are part of the wedding planner dream team at Christie Rose Events. So you can imagine my excitement when they called on me to photograph one of their own in the magical destination that is Maui!  There’s no doubt that Katie and Aaron chose the perfect venue for their big day at Merriman’s Kapalua, with it’s overgrown banyan trees and unspoiled ocean views . And of course the whole Sperry family was in attendance, which makes me happy. I never get tired of watching Mr. Sperry overflow with emotion with each daughter-turned-bride that he gives away. It was an absurdly sweet occasion, congratulations you two! xox

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Photography: Joy Marie Studios
Wedding Planner and Design: Christie Rose Events
Reception Venue: Merriman’s Kapalua

What an incredible weekend this was!!! Vidhi & Shreyas had their Hindu ceremony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center followed by a reception at the Music City Hall of Fame. There was so much beautiful tradition and sweet family celebration all weekend, here’s just a sneak of how they kicked things off with their Nashville Baraat…stay tuned for so much more beauty from their very special wedding celebration! xox


Happy New Year sweet friends!!! It’s been WAY too long since I have been on here to update all that has been going on. With every year that passes, I am reminded how fortunate we are to have these memories with the people we love. I have had a year full of such beautiful weddings with some really special people. Instead of apologizing for my lack of blogging, I’m just going to keep it moving and get right into a few sneaks (and hopefully entire weddings) that I have so desperately wanted to share.  First up, a sneak from Jessica & Andy’s destination wedding at the gorgeous Cabo Azul Resort. I love these two and have known Jessica’s family since she was a teenager. More about that later, but for now a little sneak from their beautiful day…


What an amazing weekend for Marguerite & Adam’s Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Wedding. These two are such lovely people, and they couldn’t have chosen a more gorgeous setting for their intimate wedding amongst close friends & family. Here’s a little sneak of our day together:)Congratulations, Marguerite & Adam…wishing you guys a lifetime of happiness…xo 004OJAI_VALLEY_INN_WEDDING_JOYMARIE