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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.

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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Trina & Dalip wanted to have their engagement shoot amongst trees, BIG trees! So…I made a litte trip up to the San Francisco area to meet up with them at the Muir Woods National Forest, and we found some REALLY big, AHmazing Redwood Trees! It was surreal shooting in a forest full of 500+ year-old trees. I love when couples come up with unique location ideas for their engagement session! These two also happen to be big time foodies, so we ended the day at Tyler Florence’s world-renowned restaurant, El Paseo, in the quaint little town of Mill Valley. It was a such great day with these two, and I’m super excited for their Spring wedding at the gorgeous Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma. Can’t wait, Trina & Dalip!..xo

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When we were first discussing their destination wedding in Hilton Head, South Carolina, Katelyn & Evan said that they wanted to do something original & unique for their engagement shoot. Yes…please!!! Katelyn is a New Yorker, and Julliard-trained Ballerina, so her and Evan (actually it was Evan’s idea) wanted to incorporate her love and passion for dance into the shoot. These two are amazing people, and after seeing Katelyn in her “zone,” I was both awe-struck and inspired (and a tiny bit jealous). I wish I could be a professional ballerina…if only I had grace, elegance and poise! Here’s a little taste of what happened when that inspiration, Katelyn’s awesome talent, and the love these two share met my lens…I’m so excited for their May wedding next year in gorgeous South Carolina! Katelyn & Evan, thank you for trusting me enough to put on your pointe shoes and tutu:) I’m so looking forward to your big day…xo…joy

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