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Congratulations

I am so excited for you!!!! My number one goal is the experience you will have throughout your wedding journey.  Amazing photos are important, but the process is everything.  The more you trust your photographer, the more you will LOVE your photos!

"We booked Joy 2 years in advance because she was the easiest decision we made when it came to our wedding."

PUBLICATIONS

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One of the ways we get amazing photos is getting to know each other.  I want to be more than just a photographer you hired.  I will be your dress fluffer, drink fetcher, family member finder and so much more.  Throughout our journey together I want to get to know you both as a couple (and individuals), so that on one of the most important days in your life you feel relaxed and comfortable with me by your side. 

For this reason I include a complimentary engagement session with my 8+ hour  collections.  It crucial that we work together before your wedding day.  Not only does it give me insight as to how you interact together, but you begin to learn my shooting style as well.  Warning, I get very excited when I have my camera in hand!

Inquire below to learn more!  I have a packet of information ready to send your way!!!

Emily and Tommy

Where do I even begin! Joy is absolutely amazing! She is not only incredibly talented, but she is also the sweetest person! Joy captured our day with stunning photos that we will cherish forever. She is organized, patient, direct, creative — all the qualities you need in your wedding photographer! Joy’s talent is noticed by more than just us as the bride and groom — hearing from our friends and families post-wedding, the number one comment is how amazing our photographer was. I honestly have a million nice things to say about Joy, but it’s all summed up by saying YOU NEED JOY AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER! Wedding planning is stressful and dealing with vendors can be frustrating. Joy was one of our vendors we could trust completely and she DELIVERED.
Highly, highly recommend!
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Brianna and Joe

Every Bride needs a JOY! From day 1 I knew joy was going to be the perfect fit. She was so easy to work with and the absolute sweetest! Joy did our engagement photos and they turned out amazing. She even got my husband to smile in photos which NEVER happens!!! We sadly had to change our wedding date due to covid and thankfully joy had our new date open!! She made changing our date so easy, it was one thing we didn't need to stress about. At our wedding half of my bridesmaids who were married said they wish they had joy as their photographer! She made our day so perfect! The sneak peek photos are so amazing that I would be happy if they were the only photos we had! Every bride needs to book joy as their photographer. She is truly gifted at what she does and it shows in her photos! Thank you Joy from the bottom of our hearts! You made my husband and I cry happy tears looking at our photos! Brides, go book joy now!!!

Investment

8 hour coverage begins at $4999
and includes two photographers
plus digital photos on a USB Drive

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winter wedding at St Charles Country Club in Illinois
bridesmaids confetti toss on bed
wedding party photo in downtown Lemont

Frequently Asked Questions

(and more!!!)

How long have you been in business?
Going on 14 years!

How would you describe your photography style and posing?
I define my approach as posed, candid.  I love to document the interactions between my couples so I find give them actions or poses with purpose to draw out real emotion.

 

My photography style would be bright and classic.  Something timeless that will withstand all trends.

How many weddings do you do per year?

I limit my weddings to 15-20 each year.  This allows me to not only focus on my couples for the year, but also my past couples as well since many return for family portraits.

 

How far in advance do you book?

12-18 months

 

Do you provide video?
I do not have video services, but can recommend some great video companies.

 

Do you have liability insurance?
Absolutely!!!

What kind of gear do you use?
All of my cameras are Canon with dual card slots.  My lenses are a mix between Canon and Sigma Art.  If I had to pick a favorite lens it’s probably my 50mm Sigma Art.  So dreamy!!!

What do you wear?
I try to blend in with the guest.  Spring and summer it’s dresses normally and pants and sweaters in winter. 

Do we receive the digital files?
Your wedding photos will be delivered on a custom USB with your names and wedding date engraved on it.  Included on the USB is a print release that allows you to print the photos where ever you like in any size you like.

When do we get our photos?
2-4 weeks is my guarantee.  Just think...arriving home from your honeymoon to your wedding gallery!

Do you need a shot list?
Nope. I’ve got you!  About 4-6 weeks before we will do a video chat to finalize the timeline and family photo list as well as talk in detail about your day.

How many images do you provide?
I never like to give a guaranteed number because so many variables can occur.  However, in general my couples receive on average from 600-800 per wedding.  Sometimes more if there is a large wedding party or lots of details.

Are the images edited?
Your wedding photos will look just like my website!  While I never like to alter people to change what they look like, I do make sure the colors are pleasing, the lighting is good, etc.

Do you offer engagement photos?
Not only do I offer an engagement session, but I gift each couple a session when they book!!!  It’s that important to me!!!

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