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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.

There is so much I just LOVE about this wedding. First…I love this couple, Lauren and Jonathan. You may remember these two from our New York engagement shoot a few months back. They  are both so kind, positive and incredibly in love with each other.  The picture of them at the altar where Jonathan is […]

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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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There’s something really romantic and enchanting about The Ojai Valley Inn. Every time I am there I am in awe  of it’s rustic, natural beauty in the mountains with breathtaking views.  It was the perfect backdrop for Leyla and Sean’s beautiful wedding. These two are beautiful, so laid back and incredibly artistic. Their day was […]

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I am so excited to share  Kelsey & Andy’s beautiful wedding at the Terranea Oceanfront Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. This was a day all about celebrating big with family and friends.  With over 400 guests and some of the best entertainment I’ve ever experienced at a wedding…it was one HUGE party! It was […]

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