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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.

Gabi is a free-spirited, beautiful soul and fellow ‘girl with a camera’ friend that I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. She and Eric are the kind of couple who’s affection for one another is almost contagious!  Their warmth and devotion spills over into their love for their families too! That’s why it was important for […]

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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 […]

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