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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.

brandie + jason | viceroy anguilla wedding by joy marie | destination wedding photographer

As if going to a tropical island in another country with just your closest family and friends isn’t amazing enough…there was something extra special about Brandie & Jason’s destination wedding at the GORGEOUS Viceroy Hotel in Anguilla. It was just a magical week! I can’t say enough about these two, and their wonderful friends & family who graciously welcomed us as a part of their vacation.  They made this trip so much fun to photograph- from the catamaran trip, snorkeling on remote islands, and pool parties at the villa- to their emotional vows as the sun set over the stunning Caribbean Sea. One thing we could always count on was, somehow, EVERY SINGLE NIGHT seemed to end with sweat-drenched dancing.  Brandie & Jason love life, and they’re dedicated to making every minute count! I am SO happy that these two beautiful people found each other.  Thank you to everyone on this trip for being so incredibly kind, and quite possibly, the most wild & fun group we have ever had on a destination wedding! Also, big thanks to Brandie’s super talented make-up artist/sister, Brie Leach, for connecting me to your beautiful sister! xox


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  • Mindy Weisser - This is SO amazing, Joy Marie!! I’ve just decided that when I get married, I’m doing it at the Viceroy in Anguilla, and you’re shooting it!! Great work :)

  • Angie West - What an incredible collage of this amazing wedding! I don't think you could have done a better job capturing that incredible week in Anguilla and the LOVE that those two have for each other and the wonderful friends and family that came along :)

  • Darla Reynolds - That was the most beautiful wedding I've ever seen. The photographer did not miss a thing. Kinda makes you want to get married again just for the fun and beautiful water. Wonderful wedding to cruise through. You'll have to go back on a special anniversary and do it again maybe on your 50th! Congratulations and thanks for allowing everyone to enjoy the pictures.

  • Dubrovnik Wedding at DoYouWed.Me - Wow, that was inspiring. This really summerish wedding seems end of the world. Congrats on beautiful work. I'm sure it was exciting being there shooting these great images. Thanks for sharing.
    Nice regards from Croatia.

  • Capella Pedregal Nokia Lumia 1020 Wedding by Joy Marie Photography | Joy Marie Photography | Destination Wedding Photographers - […] Crista & Chris about photographing their destination wedding. I had met these two last May in Anguilla, and I can’t say enough about how INCREDIBLE they are. They both have such an adventurous […]

junebug weddings | four seasons magazine feature

The ladies over at Junebug Weddings are some of the most knowledgable, creative and just super cool gals in the wedding industry. Check out this great interview with Christy Weber, Junebug’s style maven, about helping brides capture their wedding style with Four Seasons Magazine.

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destination weddings + honeymoons magazine feature | maui haiku mill wedding by joy marie

A big thanks to Destination Weddings & Honeymoons Magazine for featuring the awesome fire dancers who performed at Sandy & JD’s Maui destination wedding at the gorgeous Haiku Mill. I love weddings with unique elements like this.

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whitney + michael | haiku mill wedding sneak peek by joy marie | maui wedding photographer

Fresh off the plane from the Anguilla wedding, it was surreal for me to be able to go directly from one tropical paradise to another. Whitney & Michael’s Maui wedding at the historic Haiku Mill was amazing. Here’s just a sneak of the beautiful couple…I can’t wait to share more from their special day!

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  • Irene Esquivel Amezquita - My cousin and his lovely new wife Whitney.

brandie + jason | viceroy anguilla wedding by joy marie | sneak peek | destination wedding photographer

What an amazing week! Brandie & Jason’s destination wedding at the Viceroy Hotel in Anguilla was so incredible. Such an awesome group of people on the most beautiful island! Here’s a little sneak peek of this gorgeous couple. A lot more to share soon…

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