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Photographer Spotlight – Joy Marie of Joy Marie Photography

August 13, 2010 | christy

Joy Marie of Joy Marie Photography is well known for her rich, authentic images that capture the soul of her subjects. Spending time with her and her husband David is like finding unexpected sunshine on a cloudy day, and we couldnt be more thrilled to call them friends. Today we share a little bit from Joy Marie about how she and David see wedding photography.

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

Junebug: What is your favorite moment or tradition at weddings?

Joy Marie: I love anything that shows off a couples authentic side and I am really moved when a groom cries, or when any guy cries for that matter.

 

Junebug: What’s your favorite camera and lens?

Joy Marie: The Canon Mark II with an 85mm 1.2 lens.

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

 

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

Junebug: What gets you up in the morning?

Joy Marie: My five year old son scratching my face with his afro while he tries to kick David out of bed.

 

Junebug: Whats your favorite wedding cake flavor?

Joy Marie: I like chocolate and David likes vanilla, and we both love carrot cake!

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

 

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

Junebug: What wedding locations really stand out to you in your career so far?

Joy Marie: We’ve photographed at some incredible locations in Cabo San Lucas and Jamaica I am really excited by culture so I love traveling to new places and experiencing new traditions that Ive never seen before.

 

Junebug: Do you have a tip or two to share with couples on how to look amazing and feel comfortable in their photographs?

Joy Marie: Yes, I encourage couples to set up a special moment to see each other before the ceremony. Its always an intimate, personal event that is beautiful to photograph and it gives them extra time to enjoy having photos taken of themselves and their families.

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

 

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

 

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

Junebug: Do you have a wedding philosophy?

Joy Marie: Not really, but if I did it would be to not worry about small things. Dont concern yourself with wrinkles or blemishes or looking perfect every minute, just enjoy the moment. In fact, the more comfortable you feel the more youll love your pictures.

 

Junebug: What is the best thank you youve ever received?

Joy Marie: Tears, I always know Ive delivered when I see a couple cry over how much they love their photos.

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

 

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

Junebug: How has being a wedding photographer made you a stronger photographer over all?

Joy Marie: Its made me love the unscripted moments and its taught me to settle into an intuitive flow that allows me to capture images no matter where or when they happen.

 

Junebug: Who has inspired you most as an artist?

Joy Marie: My mother, Claudia McKinstry. Shes a truly amazing painter whose work is known throughout the Northwest and around the world. Below are two of my favorite pieces of hers. Her collection can be seen at www.ClaudiaMcKinstry.com

large scale photo realism paintings by Claudia McKinstry, mother of Joy Marie of Joy Marie Photography

 

large scale photo realism paintings by Claudia McKinstry, mother of Joy Marie of Joy Marie Photography

Junebug: What is most important to you about your work as a photographer?

Joy Marie: Whats most important to David and I in our personal and professional lives is making the time to give back. We know how lucky we are to be happy and healthy and anything we can do to enrich the lives of others, enriches ours. One of our favorite organizations is Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, where we can produce cherished images for couples and families dealing with infant loss, before, during or after the birth of their baby.

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

 

beautiful wedding photo by Joy Marie Photography

Thank you Joy and David! You are always a pleasure to talk with! To learn more about Joy Marie Photography, please visit their website, blog and Junebug Member Brochure, and see more of her work in our Image Gallery

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  1. joy marie – your photos make me giggle, cry, and swoon – sometimes all at once! love you! 🙂

  2. A talented mom and a talented daughter. Gorgeous photos and paintings.

  3. The beauty of Joy’s photographs is truth that they reveal; you’re not simply seeing the exterior of a person, you’re also seeing their thoughts and emotions – beautiful!!!

  4. WOW! These are stunning, unique and so memorable! I love your eye and how your HEART shines through the printed image! What a great example you both are – – in so many ways! Much love and congrats on your continued success! .. a very happy bride, Tammy Bennett-Daughtry

  5. Awwww! I’m biased since I coordinated the wedding, but Photo #2 is my favorite. Great pics, Joy Marie!

  6. What a great article on a fantastic photographer!

  7. What lovely stunning photgraphs!

  8. I used Joy Marie Photography for my engagement shoot in Seattle and my wedding last September in Vail, Colorado. Joy has a way of integrating a location into the photograph allowing the essence and character of the location to come alive and become part of the pictures. Joy and David have such warm hearts, and that comes through every photograph. Such wonderful photography!

  9. I was so thrilled to see Joy and David featured here – it’s about time! They deserve all the praise and recognition that they get, and I feel so blessed to have had Joy photograph my wedding!

  10. I cannot emphasize enough how amazing Joy is! We feel so lucky to have had Joy as our wedding photographer. Friends and family cannot stop raving about how truly AMAZING all of our wedding and engagement photos are! Thank you Joy and David for your incredible work, we <3 you guys!!!

  11. Joy Marie is not only a photographer but an artist. She is also one of the most down to earth people I know. Her art says it all.

  12. Your work is so amazing, I am such a regular on your blog for my weekly JMP fix! I love the emotion that is always captured in your work. I love what you & David are doing with giving back & I have the link posted on my Fan Page!!

  13. The photos are all breathtaking, capturing precious emotions at the right angle, absolutely perfect shots!!!

  14. Joy Marie & David are a power team! Planning a wedding can be extremely challenging & stressful, but having Joy Marie as part our day was the best decision. We’re extremely gracious to have a piece of her art in our home.

  15. Gorgeous post! Here work is wonderful and that’s one of the best baraat photos I’ve ever seen! It’s such a powerful, energetic part of the day and that shot is perfect.

  16. Joy Marie is incredible to work with and the photos are unreal!!!

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