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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.

What an amazing year it has been!  I am so fortunate to have had such incredible clients and gorgeous weddings to photograph this year.  I will be posting some of my favorite  highlights from 2008 as we wrap this  year up and perhaps the most important decision the bride and groom make besides their photographer of course (smile) is the venue.  One venue that I love love love to shoot at is The Adamson House in Malibu, CA. The Adamson House is a Malibu landmark and it makes for a GORGEOUS ocean-front wedding. This location has the rare combination of old historic charm with the beautiful southern california beach.  While they only book weddings April – October, that’s actually the perfect time of year for Malibu weddings.

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The grounds of The Adamson House are amazing!

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It doesn't get much better than a Malibu wedding reception overlooking the Pacific.

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The lawns at The Adamson House are spacious. Here, Sabrina & Apur catch their breath for a minute after the ceremony.

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The Adamson House architecture is amazing, with great backdrops for portraits.

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I love that there are so many great spots for family formals, even with difficult lighting conditions.

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The grounds are big enough for a good sized reception, and plenty of room for dancing.

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I love all of the textured areas for getting great pictures!

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I’ve really enjoyed shooting weddings at The Adamson House. The weather always seems to be pristine, and the staff is gracious & hospitable. The last wedding I photographed at The Adamson House was Sabrina & Apur’s a few weeks ago. I recommend The Adamson House to couples looking for a gorgeous location that’s sophisticated & elegant, without being over-the-top.