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Joy Marie Smallwood is a celebrity & destination wedding photographer who splits her time between Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee. 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 twenty 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, Hello!, 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.

Wow…where did this year go??  It’s already that time of year again, time to reflect on 2014…. a year that has left me incredibly grateful, but challenged me spiritually, physically and creatively. I haven’t even had a chance to blog all of the amazing weddings that I was able to photograph in 2014, so I […]

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I am so happy to finally be able to share Vidhi and Datesh’s gorgeous Indian wedding in Newport Beach, CA. This wedding was shot by one of our associate photographers Brandon, who did such a great job capturing this incredible day.  (for more associate photographers info…click here.) Vidhi and Datesh wanted a wedding that was rich […]

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