Hi, I'm Joe
Raleigh Wedding Photographer, storyteller & ATROCIOUSLY BAD DANCER.
YEP, IT'S ME: THE GUY BEHIND THE CAMERA & THIS WEBSITE.
IF YOU'RE HERE, THEN YOU've PROBABLY JUST GOT ENGAGED. IF SO, CONGRATULATIONS & WELCOME! I APPRECIATE YOU STOPPING BY.
if you read through my reviews, the three words my clients most use when describing my wedding photography are "Unique", "Artistic" and "Real". These three words truly encapsulate my approach to wedding photography.
i am passionate about telling the story of each wedding honestly yet artistically. i do this through an unobtrusive photojournalistic approach to the majority of the day, only stepping in to direct the portraits based oN the specific needs and tastes of each couple.
i look forward to hearing from you!
The premiere portrait & wedding photographer in Raleigh NC, Joe Payne marries fine art photography with documentary wedding photojournalism to bring you the best of both worlds. Celebrating love & legacies, Joe is sought after by discerning couples, families, editors, artists & entrepreneurs who love the way he captures the connections between people & shows them in their best possible light. Expect artistic, emotional photographs when you work with Joe & an upbeat, fun experience from the moment you meet him.
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EVERYONE who saw my wedding photos raved about them!!
Joe’s work is amazing – he really knows how to use light to create beautiful photographs that are like works of art! We received an astonishing number of photos: a good mix of color and b&w, and posed as well as many excellent candid shots. The payment process and the downloading of our images was easy and professional.
Joe was a delight to work with – he was very communicative during the planning process and respectful of the wedding party’s time during the actual event. Our venue was in Virginia, so a bit outside of his normal Raleigh area. Without me requesting it, he actually drove up to our venue a few weeks beforehand, to scope out the site! When I heard he did that, I knew we were in good hands.
He truly is an excellent choice for your event!!!
Mary Catherine & Peter