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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.

A few months back I was approached by a PR firm in London about working on a “secret project” with an unnamed client, I was skeptical to say the least…and thought for sure it was a scam. Well turns out Cohn & Wolfe is in fact a real PR firm, in fact they’re a multinational company that won PR Firm of the Year for 2013. Also the “unnamed client”…NOKIA! They were reaching out to me about being the first photographer to shoot an entire wedding on their brand new Lumia 1020 41 megapixel smartphone. I’m all for pushing the creative boundaries and after researching the capabilities of this phone I was onboard although admittedly nervous! The only thing missing was the wedding. Just happens I had already started talking to Crista & Chris about photographing their destination wedding. I had met these two last June in Anguilla and I can’t say enough about how incredible they are. They both have such an adventurous spirit and were also excited about this project so it was game on! Armed with  several Nokia Lumia 1020’s, I shot Crista & Chris’ entire wedding with them at the gorgeous Capella Pedregal Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  Here’s part one of  Crista & Chris’s wedding shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020…more to share soon!

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I met up with Crista & Chris in the Big Apple for their New York City Engagement shoot at quite possibly the most gorgeous time of year.  I had so much fun with these two (and their adorable son). We were able to hit some of New York City’s most iconic landmarks on a gorgeous Fall day. I’m so excited for their upcoming destination wedding at the beautiful Capella Pedregal Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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So much more to share about this beautiful couple, and I will very soon when I’m able to, but for now…I want to thank Hello! Magazine for the lovely feature on the wedding of Owain Yeoman (one of the stars of the hit CBS television series, ‘The Mentalist’), and his gorgeous wife Gigi, a Los Angeles jewelry designer, at the amazing Malibu Rocky Oaks Vineyard & Estate. Can’t wait to show you more from this incredibly fun day…

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