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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 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 in their heritage and the beautiful traditions!  I just love how these two transformed their looks and the theme from the festive afternoon outdoor ceremony to the Great Gatsby evening reception. The ceremony was bold and vibrant with a lot of reds and gold. The reception was regal and edgy with rich art deco accents…I loved Vidhi’s black and gold dress!  The end result made for an incredible,  completely unique day.  At the end of the day, it was just a stunning wedding with a STUNNING couple. Congratulations Vidhi & Datesh, we were so honored to be a part of your amazing day! xox

Here’s a look at a few of our favorites… Beautiful Indian Bride ORANGE_COUNTY_WEDDING_JOYMARIE 012ORANGE_COUNTY_WEDDING_JOYMARIE

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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 so incredibly unique and completely reflective of this beautiful couple’s artistic style and nature. Jill La Fleur completely transformed the barn and it’s rustic elements with beautiful arrangements and  added some modern elements to fit Leyla’s vision.  From the smallest lavender floral on the butter dish to the succulent wall installation over the seating card table, the details were gorgeous.  Also…I LOVED  her Vera Wang dress, it was so feminine and delicate but with that raw edge!

Here are a few of my favorite’s from this amazing day…

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this one pretty much sums up how incredible this day was…

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Thank you to all the wonderful vendors that made this beautiful event possible.

Venue – Ojai Valley Inn

Coordinator – Jill La Fleur

Florals – Holly Flora

Make Up – The Studio Agency

Dress – Vera Wang

Shoes – Christian Louboutin

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 exactly as Kelsey and Andy wanted it.  Exactly how they had both dreamed (yes, even Andy had a vision for the day.) With stunning flowers, pink, blush and gold accents and a beautiful ballroom, I had so much fun capturing this day and all of these incredible people.

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I loved this wedding party and the flower girls and ring bearer…so adorable!  I just love shooting during the “getting ready” time!

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Here’s a look at some of the vendors that made this incredible wedding possible!  Big thanks to:

Ceremony Location: Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church. Wedding Planner: Perfectly Planned Parties and Events. Reception Venue: Terranea Oceanfront Resort. Dress: Inbol Dror.  Bridesmaids:  Adrianna Pepell.  Shoes: Christian Louboutin. Hair Stylist: Prive Beauty Group.  Makeup: Beauty By Melina (Melina Ruiz).  Flowers: Hidden Garden Flowers. Catering: Terranea.  Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop. Band: The Company Men, Haut Chili’s and Steel Drum Band. Videographer: Inpressive Creations.  Invitations/Paper Styling: A. Nantucket Press.  Event Rentals:  Mirrored Tables/ Luna Party Rentals.

I had the complete and total honor of shooting Tanya and Arvin’s wedding at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California. With dramatic cliffs, beautiful ocean views complete with haze and fog that made the day dreamy, this ceremony was truly gorgeous. The bride and groom are so drop dead gorgeous, you might wonder if we just pulled some models in off the street.  But they’re real, their love is real, and they are just as beautiful inside as they are out!  I had an instant connection with these two and all day could really feel  how much they love each other!  Here’s a little peek into their magical day…

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Onto all the beautiful wedding details, the prep, they had the dream team of vendors (see below) that made their vision for this day a beautiful reality!  Tanya wanted simplicity with a touch of grandness, and got just that! She chose creams, whites, and greenery for florals. At the reception, the two wooden long tables running on each side of the dance floor were covered by a lace runner and had a line of gorgeous, tall, crystal candelabras that gave the room so much romance and grandness.  The cake was inspired by her Vera Wang dress which like the dress was spectacular! We loved the champagne glasses as escort cards and all the other fun little details.

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A big thanks to an incredible team of vendors, only a few of which are listed here:  Venue:  Bacara Resort and Spa, California.  Dress: Vera Wang. Shoes: Gucci. Hair: Minoo Bahri. Makeup: Jorge Monro.y Cake Designer: Rafi’s Pastry. Videographer: White Rose Productions. Invitations and Paper Styling: Creative Works Designs

A huge thank you to: Sofreh Design by: Pretty Please Design.