Joy Michelle Photography

Romantic, Elegant, & Authentic Wedding Photography

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Hi, I'm Joy! I am a Fine Art Wedding Photographer and believer in creating lasting art from beautiful love stories.

I'm based in Annapolis, Maryland and serve the DC-MD-VA area and I'm up for travel/destination weddings! My style is Romantic, Elegant and Authentic. Emotional moments and beautiful details are my specialty.

On an average day if I'm not photographing a wedding you could find me curled up in my office chair while sipping coffee (and it probably isn’t the first cup) with my planner open and my dog close by. I believe in living creatively, sending snail mail, and that photographs are meant to be printed.

I’m truly passionate about my work and nothing is more meaningful to me than the ability to tell unique love stories through artistic imagery. I believe wedding photographs are truly a couple’s first heirlooms. My priority at each wedding is to capture the day in a creative way so that it can be relived and experienced over and over again.

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Where do I begin to tell the future brides out there how amazing Joy and her team are. We were so extremely fortunate to work with Joy. If you are looking for a fabulous photographer for your special day, Joy is THE ONE!
There are so many details that I wanted to document on my special day and I didn't have to tell Joy because she already knew. Joy and her team captured them all perfectly so that we can enjoy the special moments for years to come! We have been married for 26 days, and I literally look at the images that Joy sent us every night to re-visit our special day. It's extremely important that you hire the best photographer to capture your special day because it goes by so fast.
My husband hired Joy for my surprise proposal. We fell in love with her fine art and her personality. Joy is on point. We hired her again for our engagement party. O.M.G she definitively has skills because our photos were amazing. I'm very comfortable with taking photos, but my husband not so much. Thankfully Joy made the process extremely easy and enjoyable for both my husband and me.
On our wedding day, Joy and her team arrived early to check out the venue and to make sure she find the perfect spot for photos. She is not only amazing with her detail-oriented fine art photography, but also so helpful on the wedding day. And let me tell you about her assistant Rebekah, she is the best!!! She went above and beyond to help hold my lip sticks, my vows, and she made sure that my bouquet and escort table flowers got fixed. She reassured me that everything will be okay and constantly checked up on me to make sure I was doing okay. I could go on and on about Joy and her team but you get the picture. I don’t know about you but I’m going to hire her for my maternity photos when that day comes :)

Joy was amazing! From the surprise proposal, the engagement shoot and then our wedding day all I have is praise for her beautiful pictures! She captured every special moment and more, she made us feel 100% comfortable while posing and she delivered beautiful images that we wtill cherish for the rest of our lives! I would suggest Joy Michelle Photography to anyone I know!

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Meet a Wedding Photographer in Annapolis, MD: Joy Michelle Photography
Meet a Wedding Photographer in Annapolis, MD: Joy Michelle Photography

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